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"Triangulation is not a strategy that will move America forward" - Martin O'Malley

Watch the whole 7:40 video here:

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/gov-martin-omalley-presidency-crown-passed-families/story?id=29988770

"Christian family band who sang about End Times arrested after deadly gunfight in Arizona Walmart

parking lot"

An evangelical Christian family band that believed in a coming Jesus Apocalypse was arrested last Saturday following a deadly gunfight outside a Walmart parking lot in Cottonwood, Arizona. Nine suspects were involved in a violent brawl that left at least one person dead. Suspects arrested from the Gaver family included Peter Gaver, 55, and his sons, Jeremiah, 29, and Nathaniel, 27, all from the small-time Christian band Matthew 24 Now.


The Arizona Department of Public Safety reports that Cottonwood police officers arrived at the Walmart after a store employee was assaulted during an encounter with the family. The Gavers had been living out of a large van with Idaho license plates in the parking lot for the past few days, and entered the retail store to use the toilet when trouble ensued.


The whole sordid tale at:
http://boingboing.net/2015/03/25/christian-family-band-who-sang.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boingboing%2FiBag+%28Boing+Boing%29

Remember: "A batshit Republican announcing a presidential run is only going to happen a dozen or so

more times in the next few months." - Frank Conniff

https://twitter.com/frankconniff

Martin O’Malley hopes years of political investment in Iowa pay off

Over the past two years, as Martin O’Malley has mulled a run for president, he has poured hefty resources into Iowa, appearing at 24 campaign events and fundraisers, lending 14 staffers to Democratic candidates and the state party, and donating more than $40,000.


Of the 32 staffers whom O’Malley dispatched from his PAC, 14 were sent to Iowa. O’Malley sent people and money to help the Iowa Democratic Party, a U.S. Senate candidate, four congressional candidates and several state politicians.

“Frankly, they were terrific,” said Scott Brennan, who served as party chairman last year and has not yet committed to a presidential candidate.

Despite Clinton’s commanding lead in the polls, O’Malley advisers see Iowa as potentially fertile ground, given the former secretary of state’s third-place finish there in 2008 and grumbling among activists about her absence from the state this year.


Whole article by John Wagner at
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/omalley-heads-to-iowa-to-reap-reward-of-two-years-of-political-investment/2015/03/19/f9c4e40c-cde7-11e4-a2a7-9517a3a70506_story.html

In Iowa, O’Malley sounds a lot like a Democrat liberals love: Warren

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Again and again, the activists jumped to their feet, cheering on such promises as breaking up big banks, reining in Wall Street’s “reckless gambling” and addressing the country’s “gross concentrated wealth.”

They might have been listening to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), whose populist crusade on income equality, health care and Social Security have prompted legions of liberal Democrats to try to draft her into a bid for the presidency.

But the speaker was Martin O’Malley, the former Maryland governor who spent the weekend stumping across Iowa.


Whole article by John Wagner of the Washington Post here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-iowa-omalley-sounds-a-lot-like-a-democrat-liberals-love-warren/2015/03/22/9b254432-d085-11e4-a62f-ee745911a4ff_story.html

Come to Daddy!



Vrooom! Vroooooom! The Jersey Comeback



Tom Toles on the Repubs and Obamacare:

Russia’s anti-American fever goes beyond the Soviet era’s

By Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post

MOSCOW — Thought the Soviet Union was anti-American? Try today’s Russia.

After a year in which furious rhetoric has been pumped across Russian airwaves, anger toward the United States is at its worst since opinion polls began tracking it. From ordinary street vendors all the way up to the Kremlin, a wave of anti-U.S. bile has swept the country, surpassing any time since the Stalin era, observers say.

The indignation peaked after the assassination of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, as conspiracy theories started to swirl — just a few hours after he was killed — that his death was a CIA plot to discredit Russia. (On Sunday, Russia charged two men from Chechnya, and detained three others, in connection with Nemtsov’s killing.)


Whole article here:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/russias-anti-us-sentiment-now-is-even-worse-than-it-was-in-soviet-union/2015/03/08/b7d534c4-c357-11e4-a188-8e4971d37a8d_story.html?hpid=z1

I always wondered why the Putinistas here always promoted the idea that Americans hate Russians when the truth is we only hate Putin's repressive regime. Thankfully, the Putinisata here have been banned for the most part and more often their wishful propaganda is called out or ignored.

Under the bus with Howard Dean....

Anyone willing to consider the viewpoint that requesting a toning down of angry rhetoric might be damn good advice coming from a person whose Presidential ambitions were destroyed when the press portrayed him as having too angry of rhetoric to be mainstream?

You see an attack? I see really good advice.*


* Note: I did not say Warren should change anything.
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