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Memo to Sanders supporters

You think politics tough? Try governing.
Posted by arely staircase | Wed Jul 22, 2015, 03:27 PM (69 replies)


Posted by arely staircase | Sun Jul 19, 2015, 02:55 AM (1 replies)

Sandra Bland’s Jailhouse Death Is Being Investigated By A Racist Sheriff AND A Racist Prosecutor

First of all, Sheriff Smith, was elected in 2008, just one year after being suspended from his last job after accusations of racism came to light. Smith lost that job in Hempstead, Texas, after he and four other officers forced young black men to submit to a strip search after the officers’ drug raid found nothing. Apparently the officers, upset that they weren’t going get to arrest these men, decided to get their rocks off by humiliating them instead. A year later he was elected sheriff of Waller County and sure seems like the perfect guy to “protect and serve” a county where nearly 30 percent of the population is black.

Then there is the prosecutor of Waller, Elton Mathis, who threatened an African-American pastor last year and used racial metaphors while doing so.
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Jul 19, 2015, 01:46 AM (16 replies)

progressive bad ass

Tuesday's Iran deal confirms something that has been clear for a while now: Barack Obama is one of the most consequential presidents in American history — and he will be a particularly towering figure in the history of American progressivism.

Obama has reestablished productive diplomacy as the central task of a progressive foreign policy, and as a viable alternative approach to dealing with countries the GOP foreign policy establishment would rather bomb. He established a viable alternative to the liberal hawks that dominated Democratic thinking during the Bush years, and held positions of influence on Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign. And he developed a cadre of aides who can carry on that legacy to future Democratic administrations, and keep a tradition of dovishness alive.

Posted by arely staircase | Thu Jul 16, 2015, 09:01 PM (59 replies)

Hillary crushes all with Hispanics

Hillary Clinton has a sizable advantage over all other Democratic and Republican candidates among registered Hispanic voters, according to a new bipartisan Univision poll out Thursday.
Among registered Democratic Hispanic voters, 73 percent said they would vote for Clinton. No other challenger breaks double digits.
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In a head-to-head general election matchup with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Clinton picked up 64 percent, compared with just 27 percent for Bush, according to the survey, conducted by Democratic consultants Bendixen & Amandi and Republican consultants The Tarrance Group.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/poll-hillary-clinton-hispanic-voters-2016-120223.html#ixzz3g5pKOPZV
Posted by arely staircase | Thu Jul 16, 2015, 05:46 PM (5 replies)

AFT for HRC!


My union is awesome and so is Hillary.

Posted by arely staircase | Sun Jul 12, 2015, 03:47 PM (18 replies)

So is Joe Arpaio and Donald Trumps anti-Mexican rally in AZ likely to produce some crazy talk ?

Buckle up.

Trump Rally With Sheriff Joe Arpaio Will Be Single Most Anti-Immigrant Event of the Year


Posted by arely staircase | Sat Jul 11, 2015, 04:09 PM (8 replies)

I am Frying Pan!!!!


Describing its sound as “Drive Thru Metal”, the culinary quintet serve up only the finest Sabbath parody jams . “Iron Man” has become “Frying Pan”, complete with the line “All our future is pink slime,” while “Paranoid” has been re-heated as “Pair-a-buns”. (There’s also tunes called “Sweet Beef” and “Chicken for the Slaves”.) Even if the songs are dripping with onions and extra cheese, Mac Sabbath put on one righteous stage show, complete with smoke machines, gritty power chords, and endless head-banging.

Posted by arely staircase | Sat Jul 11, 2015, 01:14 PM (0 replies)

after a while, when it kicks in they get all huggy buggy

In a 1990 episode of The Cosby Show, Cosby's character, Cliff Huxtable, hosts a barbecue for his friends and family where he feeds them barbecue sauce that—unbeknownst to them—makes people horny and docile. Toward the end of the episode, at around the 20:53 mark in the video above, Cosby smirks when his wife says, "Well, now it certainly is nice to see them work things out for themselves," referring to the guests who had been fighting over women's issues before the meal but are now snuggling and kissing each other. "They haven't worked anything out for themselves," Cosby responds. "It's my barbecue sauce... Haven't you ever noticed after people have some of my barbecue sauce, after a while, when it kicks in, they get all huggy-buggy?... Haven't you ever noticed that after one of my barbecues—and they have the sauce—people want to get right home?" He then tells his wife that he's got a cup of it up in their room on the night table.

The episode is creepy no matter how you watch it, but the scene is freakishly reminiscent of the sexual-assault allegations against the 77-year-old comedian, who is currently under investigation by the LAPD.

The rest of the episode is about Cliff's son Theo sparking a debate by trying to hire a stripper for his future brother-in-law's bachelor party. The debate loads the episode up with quotes that are are pretty horrifying in their own right when presented without context, such as, "There we go again! Male domination!" and "You're willing to watch a woman be used as a man's plaything."

Just watch the whole thing and feel weird.

Posted by arely staircase | Sat Jul 11, 2015, 01:10 AM (5 replies)

Southern Culture

The Southern states have a rich and unique culture(s) so far beyond and so much more worthy of fond remembrance than being the bad guys and losers in a civil war.

Jazz, Blues, fried green tomatoes, butter beans ,Janice Joplin, blackberry cobbler, peach cobbler, Ann Richards, pimento cheese, bread pudding black eyed peas, Walt Whitman, barbeque, sweet tea, gospel music, elvis, good manners, Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe, REM, Band of Horses, Allman Brothers, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Harper Lee, Hunter S. Thompson, MLK, ...,,

we have a lot to be proud of and don't need the disgraced banner of a defeated slave nation to represent us.

btw here is what would be flying over the sc capitol had they gone the way of South Africa

Posted by arely staircase | Sat Jul 11, 2015, 12:33 AM (39 replies)
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