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The Long Fall of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

PHILADELPHIA—As Debbie Wasserman Schultz made her unceremonious exit as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, what was most remarkable was what you didn’t hear: practically anybody coming to her defense.

The Florida congresswoman did not go quietly. She reportedly resisted stepping down, and blamed subordinates for the content of the leaked emails that were released Friday, which clearly showed the committee’s posture of neutrality in the Democratic primary to have been a hollow pretense, just as Bernie Sanders and his supporters long contended. She finally relinquished the convention gavel only after receiving three days of strong-arming, a ceremonial position in the Clinton campaign, and a raucous round of boos at a convention breakfast.

Few Democrats will miss Wasserman Schultz, who was widely seen as an ineffective leader. She was a poor communicator whose gaffes often caused the party headaches; a mediocre fundraiser; and a terrible diplomat more apt to alienate party factions than bring them together. “Only Donald Trump has unified the party more,” Rebecca Katz, a Democratic consultant who supported Sanders in the primary, told me wryly.

“The emails just confirmed what we already knew,” Lis Smith, a former aide to primary contender Martin O’Malley, told me. “She was not an honest broker in this process. She should have been gone long ago—she did the party a huge disservice.”


Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue Jul 26, 2016, 07:14 PM (7 replies)

What If Donald Trump Is Just An Elaborate Prank?

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue Jul 19, 2016, 08:50 PM (5 replies)

Women livestreams moments after police shoot her boyfriend right next her *Graphic*

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Jul 7, 2016, 05:44 AM (3 replies)

Virginia introduces law to stop 12-year-old girls from getting married

Source: The Independent

Between 2004 and 2013, around 4,500 children under the age of 18 got married in the state of Virginia. Of these girls, more than 200 of them were aged 15 or under.

Last week, the authorities in the state introduced new legislation that updated rules that had until then made it legal for girls aged 12 or 13 to get married if they had parental consent and were pregnant.

The changes - a move that campaigners said brought Virginia’s laws into the 21st Century - followed a long fight by activists who said the change was aimed at curbing forced marriage, human trafficking and statutory rape disguised as marriage.

The Washington Post said that the legislation was the result of bills being passed by state politicians Republican Jill Holtzman Vogel and Democrat Jennifer McClellan. Similar bills were introduced in California, Maryland, New Jersey and New York this year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/virginia-introduces-law-to-stop-12-year-old-girls-from-getting-married-a7119091.html
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Mon Jul 4, 2016, 08:39 PM (37 replies)

Alabama church members smoke pot, eat mushrooms and peyote: those are the sacraments

An Alabama church founded last year has a legal exemption for its members to smoke marijuana and ingest hallucinogenic mushrooms and peyote cactus, according to Christopher Rushing, who is listed as chief executive officer.

The Oklevueha Native American Church of Inner Light in Warrior has been licensed as a federally registered branch of the Oklevueha Lakota Sioux Nation Native American Church, Rushing said. "We are the only federally registered people allowed to have these sacraments," he said in interview with AL.com.

The church has a religious exemption to use psylocibin mushrooms and peyote cactus, both of which have properties that augment traditional Native American spiritual beliefs and experiences, Rushing said. He calls their use in religious ceremonies a sacrament.


Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu May 19, 2016, 11:25 PM (18 replies)

Morley Safer, Mainstay of ‘60 Minutes,’ Is Dead at 84

Source: New York Times

Morley Safer, a CBS television correspondent who brought the horrors of the Vietnam War into the living rooms of America in the 1960s and was a mainstay of the network’s newsmagazine “60 Minutes” for almost five decades, died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 84.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/19/business/media/morley-safer-dies.html?_r=0

Wow, he only retired last week.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu May 19, 2016, 05:35 PM (9 replies)

Saudi Therapist Gives Advice on Wife Beating: Women's Desire for Equality Causes Marital Strife

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Apr 21, 2016, 06:04 PM (4 replies)

Move over Courtney Cox, Springsteen dancing with 91 year old fan.

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Mar 4, 2016, 09:46 AM (4 replies)

Bernie gets a haircut in Lawrence Kansas

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Mar 4, 2016, 08:43 AM (29 replies)

Listen live now as the FBI closes in on Bundy Terrorist

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Feb 11, 2016, 10:26 AM (11 replies)
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