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"Carson: I Won't Become 'A Vanilla Envelope' Just To Avoid So-Called Gaffes"

More: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ben-carson-fox-host-shooter-comments

A Fox News host asked Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson on Wednesday morning what some might have wondered for a while now — did he need to get better at saying what he means?

During his campaign so far, Carson has made (and then walked back or clarified) comments on using drone strikes to secure the border, and whether he would be OK with a Muslim president.

This week, Carson addressed the recent massacre of nine people at an Oregon community college. He said that he wouldn't have just stood there and "let him shoot me." He also said that the thought of taking away gun rights was more "devastating" than any body with bullet-holes that he had seen.

During the Wednesday interview on Fox, host Martha MacCallum pressed Carson on the comments after he blamed the media for twisting his words.

Ben Carson sez:

"Bush on Trump: You can't insult your way to the White House"

More: http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/10/politics/jeb-bush-donald-trump-carly-fiorina/
Washington (CNN)Jeb Bush said Thursday that Donald Trump cannot insult his way to the presidency, a reference to controversial remarks Trump made about Carly Fiorina's looks that were published in a recent magazine story.

"Look, I don't get it. I don't see how over the long haul that you can insult your way to the nomination or the president -- certainly not the presidency -- and not the nomination either," Bush told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead."

"This disparaging of women is deeply troubling. It just doesn't make any sense to me," Bush continued. "Carly Fiorina has made a good contribution already and will continue to make a contribution in this nomination process. She should be respected as a talented person and a viable candidate."

Earlier Thursday, Trump attempted to defend the remarks he made about his fellow GOP presidential contender in a Rolling Stone profile published Wednesday.

"Why The Hell Is This Pig's Flesh Bright Blue?!"

More: http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/wild-pig-stained-blue-inside

When a couple out on their ranch in Morgan Hill, California, saw a wild pig roaming the brush, they decided to shoot it and take it home for meat. After transporting the pig back home and draining its blood, the pair cut open the pig ready to skin and portion it, only to find this wild hog was hiding something quite unusual below the surface.
The pair were shocked to find that its fat was bright blue.
According to the original post, all the fat within the body was consistently stained blue. Its meat and blood however, were of normal color.
The couple have shot and eaten other wild pigs on their ranch and claim to never have found a specimen like this one.

"Unusual Pink Dolphin Spotted in Louisiana River"

More: http://www.newsweek.com/unusual-pink-dolphin-spotted-louisiana-river-369882

Pinky, an extremely rare albino dolphin, was spotted over long weekend in Calcasieu Lake, Louisiana. Erik Rue of the Calcasieu Charter Service has seen the animal several times this summer, most recently just a few days ago, as first reported by WGNO.

Rue first saw the dolphin in 2007, back when it was a baby. "I was coming in from offshore and it was really flat calm. I saw a pod of dolphins and something looked different on one of them. I shut down and waited. When they came back up to the surface, one was pink! It was stunning," Rue recalls in an interview with Newsweek.

Pinky is an albino bottlenose dolphin. When a dolphin is albino, it ends up being pink instead of white. Pinky's mother is a regular gray dolphin. "Very little is known about albino dolphins due to their extreme rarity," National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a factcheck about Pinky.

"I've been able to see it quite often. Just about everybody around here that fishes and spends time in the river channel sees it during the summer time," Rue said. Rue has been extremely lucky to see the albino dolphin multiple times. NOAA only has record of two other such dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. One of these dolphins was spotted in 1994 near New Orleans and the second in 2003 near Galveston, Texas. The Galveston dolphin reappeared several times in 2004.

"Scarborough Expresses Public Gratitude for MSNBC Show Cancellations" (8/27/15)

More: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/scarborough-expresses-public-gratitude-for-msnbc-show-cancellations/

Joe Scarborough, basically the only conservative anywhere at MSNBC, let his relief for the network’s new programming changes slip on-air this morning.

Scarborough has hinted at various points in the past that he’s not too keen about the liberal direction of MSNBC’s lineup, even sparring with his colleagues occasionally, and after Joy Reid and Ronan Farrow lost their shows, Scarborough hinted at more changes.

At the time, he said, “I think that it’s very important, especially in the daytime they do hard news, they do it down the middle.”

Well, since then, The Cycle, Now with Alex Wagner, and The Ed Show have all been cancelled, and Al Sharpton‘s show is moving to Sundays.

Remedial Reading Lesson for the Week:

Share this with every FOX Newser you know.

"Freedom From Consequence: The Abandonment of Truth in 21st Century Politics"

More: http://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2015/9/2/freedom-from-consequence-the-abandonment-of-truth-in-21st-century-politics
You lie.

You lie repeatedly. You lie until you get caught. When you get caught, you continue to lie some more. If someone calls you on your lying, you turn it around and call them a liar. You realize your constituents will eat up whatever you say, so you lie to them. You realize you have an entire cable news network with your same goals of dismantling the man's presidency so you go on their network and lie with them. You go on the Sunday shows since they never ask you follow-up questions and you lie to them. In fact, it gets to the point where you are officially living an Adolf Hitler quote: "If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself."

The lie works on so many levels, starting with the personal. The man is a good Christian? Lie and say he's a Muslim! The man overcame a lot of adversity and moved around during his childhood? Lie and say he was born in Kenya! The man was an outstanding community organizer? Lie and say he was influenced by that crazed socialist Saul Alinsky! The man has good values and ethics? Lie and say he learned everything he knows from that wack job Reverend Jeremiah Wright!

The lie also works exceedingly well on the policy side. Trying to provide insurance reform for millions of Americans? Lie and say there are death panels! Trying to end two costly wars abroad? Lie and say our troops' lives are being endangered! Trying to single-handedly reform our broken immigration system? Lie and say this is blatant constitutional overreach! Trying to pass simple background checks on gun registration? Lie and say the man is trying to take our guns! Trying to create a safer Middle East through a diplomatic agreement with Iran? Lie and say the agreement threatens Israel and destabilizes the whole region!

'I dream about it every night': what happens to Americans who film police violence?

More: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/15/filming-police-violence-walter-scott-michael-brown-shooting
Feidin Santana relives the morning of Saturday 4 April 2015 on a near continuous loop. It was around 9.30am and the 23-year-old was running uncharacteristically late for work. As he walked his usual route through the back streets of North Charleston, something caught his eye: a black man running away from a white police officer.

Santana followed the chase for a few yards to a deserted patch of lawn behind a pawn shop and a car dealership. Here the officer caught up with the man, and ended up on top of him. Watching from behind a chainlink fence, Santana instinctively reached for his phone and pressed record.

The morning was still, silent. “You could hear birds flying, the swing of their wings,” Santana says as he stands, three months later, where he was that day. “You could hear everything; the sounds of the officer, the gunshots. Everything.”

Santana had hoped he might be noticed. “I believed my presence would prevent something,” he says softly, his voice almost drowned by the hum of cicadas. “But it didn’t happen that way.”

"Uncensored - Key & Peele - Negrotown"

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