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Irish fans are charming their way through Euro 2016 with song and good deeds

With the European Championship being contested in France, thousands of Irish fans have traveled to the country to cheer on their side. Whereas the thought of hordes of soccer fans descending on foreign towns can conjure up shudders (think: hooliganism), green-clad Ireland supporters seem to have led something of a charm offensive.

The previous Ireland match was played in Bordeaux. It didn’t go well for the team — a 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Belgium — but the Irish fans again made friends wherever they went, notably on a train, where they sang lullabies to a baby while otherwise trying to keep the noise down.

Elsewhere in Bordeaux, a large group of Irish fans was huddling in a tunnel to stay out of a downpour when French police showed up to move them along. Rather than a tense standoff ensuing, the group broke into more good-natured singing while very much behaving itself (certainly by soccer-fan standards). Going far beyond mere good behavior were some other Irish fans, who actually engaged in some impromptu trash collection — all for the “boys in green,” of course. Even the mayor of Bordeaux praised his town’s visitors.

Whole article and lots of videos here:

8th-Grader Nails Impersonations Of Trump, Clinton, Obama, Sanders

Any GOP member who endorses Trump should have their careers ended.

Whenever they attempt to run for office, the 1st question should be, "how can you be qualified for office since you endorsed Trump?"

And every single follow up question should be, "But you endorsed Trump."
Repeat, "but you endorsed Trump."

The Paul Ryan's, Chris Christies', and Marco Rubio's of the world shouldn't be able to slink away from the upcoming Trump shit-derecho.

"Trump's America" from Tom the Dancing Bug

The Power of Congressman! Thoughts and Prayers

From Tom the Dancing Bug

In the closing hours of GD: P 2016, what image best describes it?

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Thank you for your input. GOTV, DU

How Ken Burns built his blistering attack on Donald Trump

“For nearly forty years now, I have diligently practiced and rigorously maintained a conscious neutrality in my work, avoiding the advocacy of many of my colleagues, trying to speak to all of my fellow citizens,” the documentarian Ken Burns told the students, parents and faculty assembled at Stanford University’s commencement Sunday.

Shortly after stating the principles that have made him a wildly popular and influential interpreter of some of the most difficult moments in U.S. history, it became clear that Burns was reiterating this idea because he was about to depart from it. The speech that followed contained plenty of good life advice and affirmations of the communitarian ideals that have informed Burns’s work. And in addition to hitting the requisite marks, Burns launched a sharp and sweeping attack on Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency that placed the GOP front-runner in a tradition that includes some of the ugliest impulses in U.S. political history.


“As a student of history, I recognize this type. He emerges everywhere and in all eras,” Burns said of Trump. “We see nurtured in his campaign an incipient Proto-fascism, a nativist anti-immigrant Know Nothing-ism, a disrespect for the judiciary, the prospect of women losing authority over their own bodies, African Americans again asked to go to the back of the line, voter suppression gleefully promoted, jingoistic saber rattling, a total lack of historical awareness, a political paranoia that, predictably, points fingers, always making the other wrong.”

But, Burns warned, what makes Trump especially dangerous is the convergence of these tendencies in a single candidate.

Whole Washington Post article by Alyssa Rosenberg here:

And he almost got away with it...

Did you ever want to be a detective? Here's your chance. Solve this arson puzzle!

Sen Elizabeth Warren just turned in her application for the VP job.

Holy cow. That was a speech. Better go listen if you didn't hear it live.

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