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Being the "Queen of Everything" (Mr. dixie is the Prince of What's Left) but................ Golden Retrievers RULE!!!

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Cruz may not be legally a Senator, much less a Pres. candidate.

Canada did not recognize dual citizenship in 1970 when Cruz was born in Alberta.

The only way Cruz could have been a US citizen was if his mother had filed a document called a Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
Cruz has never admitted to having that document.
This is the legal equivalent of a US Birth Certificate and Cruz either has one from the time of his birth or he does not.
If he does not then he is not a US Citizen as he was never naturalized by his own admission
and at birth the nation in which he was born did not recognize dual nationality.

With 2 Canadian parents, and being born in Canada in 1970 when Canada did not recognize dual citizen citizenship, he was born Canadian and is not a natural born citizen.

In order to run for US Senate, you have to be a US citizen for 9 years.
Cruz ran for US Senate in 2012.
In 2014, he renounced his Canadian citizenship.thus admitting he WAS a Canadian citizen when he was born.

I have edited to reflect that his father was a citizen of Cuba until 1973, when he became a Canadian citizen ( and later an American citizen in 2005)
and his mother's available voting record was from 1974 BUT the Canadian process for being on the voting registration requires a person to affirm they ARE citizens of Canada, which is then checked by the Voting Registrar.

Bloomberg: "Cities need to get guns out of [the] … hands” of persons who are “male, minority, and

between the ages of 15 and 25.”

Speaking to the Aspen Institute on February 6, Michael Bloomberg said cities should ban young minority males from owning guns, both as an effort to reduce crime and to keep those minority males “alive.”

He claimed that “95 percent of all murders fall into this category” and that taking guns away from them will not only reduce crime, but will “keep them alive.”

Bloomberg said male minorities from the ages of 15 to 25 do not have a good outlook on life and “think they’re going to get killed anyway because all their friends are getting killed.” He also said having a gun “is a joke” for them, that “it’s a joke to pull the trigger.”

The Aspen Institute is largely funded by foundations such as the Carnegie Corporation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, and the Ford Foundation,

"We Can Put Refugees On Buses": Leaked Memo Shows Erdogan Blackmailed Europe For Billions

Greek media has obtained an internal memo which suggests the Turkish strongman effectively blackmailed the EU by demanding cash payments in exchange for efforts to curb the flow of migrants into Western Europe. “We can open the doors to Greece and Bulgaria anytime and we can put the refugees on buses,” Erdogan allegedly said, on the way to demanding $3 billion per year in aid.

An internal EU memo obtained by Greek media reveals the blatant Turkish blackmail on the refugee crisis. The memo contains a summary of the dialogue between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with European Commissioner Jean Claude Juncker and President of the European Council Donald Tusk on 16th November 2015 during the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey. The three Presidents were discussing the Action Plan to tackle the Refugees and Migrants Crisis.

According to the memo, the bargain was hard and Turkey demanded 30 billion euro from the European Union in order to refrain from sending refugees and migrants to Europe through Greece.
In addition, Ankara threatened, that if the EU does not link the refugee issue to Turkey’s EU accession then it would:

1. Send buses full of refugees to Europe via Greece and Bulgaria and will let 10,000-15,000 refugees drown on its shores.

EU’s offer was 3 billion euro in two years, but Erdogan demanded 3 billion euro per year.

French lower house votes to enshrine state of emergency in constitution

Paris (AFP) - The lower house of the French parliament voted Monday in favour of enshrining in the constitution the process of declaring a state of national emergency, one of a series of controversial amendments the government proposed after November's Paris attacks.

This is a really important development, one which I hope a lot of people will notice.

Esp. in light of:

Disquiet grows over French state of emergency

Top French court blocks rights body on state of emergency

Counterterrorism Efforts and Human Rights at Odds in France, Experts Say

French activists denounce abuse of authority after attacks

Thousands march in Paris rain to protest state of emergency

"LOL---Bernie really thinks he can change the big banks"

Christie Quits Race ( Borowitz---and funny)

From Facebook:

NEW HAMPSHIRE - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said on Monday that he was dropping out of the Presidential race to focus all his energies on tormenting Florida Sen. Marco Rubio full-time. "At the end of the day, running for President was interfering with what I really love, which is making Marco Rubio's life a living hell," he said.
Asked what his first stop would be after leaving the campaign trail, Christie said, "I want to reconnect with my family, hug my kids, and tell them what a douche Marco is."

No Questions About Climate Change at GOP Debate Sponsored by Big Oil

The Republican presidential candidates were asked about the Super Bowl but not the future of the planet Saturday night — there were no questions about climate change or global warming in the debate in St. Anselm College in New Hampshire.

Angelo Carusone, who works for pro-Hillary Clinton groups American Bridge and Media Matters, offered one possible reason why:

The debate was sponsored by Big Oil:

Vote4Energy is a campaign of the American Petroleum Institute, the fossil fuel industry’s enormously powerful lobbying and trade association.

Our candidates, on race:

In the last debate, Sanders addressed race on three occasions: 1) asked about the death penalty, he noted that innocent people of color are more likely to find their way to death row; 2) asked about our criminal justice system, he made sure to include in his answer the fact that we incarcerate mostly people of color; and 3) when responding to the Flint disaster, he asked a type of question rarely heard from a Presidential candidate: what would have happened if Flint's population was middle class and white?

Clinton said absolutely nothing about race. Well, almost nothing.
At the debate's conclusion, with the last question answered, Clinton wondered aloud why there weren't opportunities to talk about race.

Eric Holder, who now defends corporate clients, is featured in Hillary ad

Former Obama administration attorney general Eric Holder is prominently featured in a Hillary Clinton campaign ad running in South Carolina. “If you want to make sure Republicans don’t take us backward, help Hillary move us forward,” Holder says.

Meanwhile, in his post-public service life as a partner with white-collar defense firm Covington & Burling, Holder is upholding his Justice Department’s tradition of negotiating lower fines for corporate offenses, albeit from the other side of the negotiating table.

During his Justice Department leadership, Holder specialized in negotiating settlements with corporations. The Justice Department issued a record number of deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements, allowing corporations charged with misconduct to buy their way out of trouble without jail time or clawed-back bonuses.
Holder defended corporations at the firm before becoming attorney general, and immediately returned there at the end of his tenure, calling it “home for me.” A year earlier, he purchased a condo that sits 300 feet from Covington & Burling’s new headquarters in Washington.

The firm even held open a corner office in that new building for Holder while he was a sitting attorney general, while he negotiated settlements with Covington & Burling clients.

But Holder bristles at the suggestion that there might be a connection between his current employer and his conduct at Justice.

Bristle away, Holder...it is pretty obvious to most people what was going on.

Oregon standoff suspect Jon Ritzheimer denied bail in Phoenix

Breaking news site.

He was the one on the video complaining about all the dildos being mailed in.
Worth it just to watch him waving a big one in the air.

Photo from happier days & dreams of glory....

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