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A disabled librarian from Tampa, Florida

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Two men arrested in shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis


When a Murdoch owned beast like the WaPO post this, you know things have hit the fan.

Habu said the outsiders appeared to fit the description of white supremacists whom protesters had been told to watch out for — those wearing masks or camouflage clothing. He said that at one point, those who were wearing masks walked away, and some protesters followed them.

Several witness said police used pepper spray on those who were trying to help — apparently to get protesters away from the victims so that medical personnel could reach them. Brown said an officer put a gun to her face and told her to move back.

question Is Jeb wobbling or playing rope a dope?

Both are boxing terms, wobbling of course means someone is one good punch from being ko'ed, rope a dope is when you pretend you are wobbling, only to come out swinging when your opponent has already exhausted their energy.

It is easy to say that Rubio, Carson and Trump are eating his lunch, however, my concern is that we assume jeb is dead, when his family and backers show they are all too willing to keep him in the race. I fear that perhaps we may be like the teenagers in horror flicks who think they have killed the monster, only for him to revive and kill them all.

Your two cents?

No I do not HATE Hillary

I realize I cannot speak for others, nor will I deny that some others have really made a mess.

However, it seems easy to tar everyone who is not giving pure praise to Hillary as sexist. It has been done since 2008, and is revived now.

Some of us want Clinton to back the hell away from a centrist stance that has resulted in our party getting thrashed. Sadly, criticism is the one thing we have, and even some have to admit, it finally made her back off keystone and the tpp. We want a Democratic to win, and a sure fire way to lose is to follow the same pattern that had handed the GOP congress.

John Bel Edwards beats David Vitter to become Louisiana's next governor


This part is worth noting, as it is from the native newspaper:

An Edwards administration is expected to be a marked shift from Gov. Bobby Jindal's approach to public policy over the past eight years. The Democrat is expected to bring Medicaid expansion to Louisiana shortly after taking office, meaning thousands of more Louisiana residents could have access to health insurance in a couple of months. Teachers unions and other organized labor groups will also have more of a voice with Edwards than they ever had with Jindal.

ok, so he is coming out the gate AGAINST the attempted MEDICAID CHOKE that many other governors, including my own Rick Scott, are doing. He is embracing Teacher's unions! I can tell this person must be ignoring the memos sent out by Debbie Wasserman Scultz.

Louisiana, I salute you. May you teach Kentucky and Florida that you CAN elect decent governors!

Caliph:a question about isis aka deash

I admit, I ask this question in the hopes to hear from those who know, especially the muslim Duers.

As I understand it, Al-Baghdaddi is claiming to be the Caliph.

Is the Caliph a singular, in other words, can there be only one Caliph, as there can only be one Pope or Archbishop of Canterbury?

Is there an established way to proclaim/elect a Caliph.

and admittedly the last and possibly prickly part:

If Baghdaddi is proclaiming to be the Caliph, is he a possible heretic?

"martin Luther? "

God, the fact that you allow people to invoke your name in such a manner makes it very, very hard to believe in you.

Trump may be many things, but he knows he is a pirate, but to think this scum will go to his grave thinking he is actually leading a virtuous life and doing good for people while grabbing as much loot as he can is not only sad, it shows that morality is a piss poor guide for seeing reality. The words of any prophet can be twisted so that all sorts of fiends can genuinely feel they are doing the right thing, the noble thing, the unselfish thing, all the while turning their fellow humans to fuel and charnel.
Posted by DonCoquixote | Wed Nov 4, 2015, 02:06 AM (0 replies)

it's funny, if they want to show

someone burning in Hell, why not the Rich man:


“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24 And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish."

Several things are significant: a lot of these rich churches sell the idea that Wealth on earth is a sign of God's favor, not the part where "it is harder for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for the wealthy to enter the kingdom of heaven." The idea of rich people being favored by God is an idea of John Calvin, a person whose ideas sadly became the foundation for a major part of American culture.

Also, how was the rich man tormented?

He was given nothign but SALT to eat. Now, today, when salt is cheap, that will not mean much, but people in the time of Jesus woudl have known, SALT IS MONEY. It was what was paid to Roman Soldiers so they could march everywhere from France to Greece. It is where we get phrases like "worth his salt" or the word "salary". So basically, this miser was forced to have all the money he wanted, but also force to see how useless it was. Again, a fine rebuke to the Calvinists.

actually there is a point all miss

The point is not that the first lady of China dresses in European clothes and speaks English like any other leader in any other continent. The point is that the Elites of all nations have a lot more in common with each other than any of the people they lead. Think about it, two nations could be at war, be they European, Asian, African, North or South American, and their leaders will meet each other in a room, and realize they have more common interests than with any of the people they are sending to die, either in war or in factories and fields. It goes beyond the fact that, for example, Syria's leader, Bassad-al-shair is a known star trek fan, or that The Kims of Korea loved Broadway musicals. It goes to the fact that America is becoming the cultural platform for the Elites of the world to gather and plan their own revolution, the revolt AGAINST the masses.

America's greatest weapon was soft power, and sadly, her own elites scorn anything soft, willing to trade the culture everybody liked to being some puritan/libertarian empire that thankfully never was and thankfully never will be. The rest of the world saw what America did, adopted the superficiality, and made a culture for the elites to hide behind. The masses of the world will imagine their leaders talking, summoning all the strengths of their cultures for their interest, when really, they will be sipping Coke, and breaking the ice while talking about the latest Star Wars flick. To some extent, there is something noble, the fact that while French or Japanese culture may be old and rich, they never were made for anyone outside the elites, and the masses more or less rode in. Here, we claim to make a culture that is accessible for all, but since it is based on wealth, it becomes suited for the wealthy. Of course, the people who get left in the dust are the majority of Americans, who do not realize that the mass culture they were fed was to prevent them from thinking of terms of local regions and class interests.

For Veep, who would you pick?

and did the debate change your ideas about who should be the Democratic Veep?

Hillary's flip flops prove the left is winning.

Is it not funny to see Hillary change from this:

to opposing her former "Gold standard."

Or from this:

to opposing Keystone.

Friends, and by that I mean those of us on the Democratic wing of the Democratic party, as opposed to the "Reagan Democrats/Former Republicans" this is the time to pop the champagne, because we have proven that yes, we can apply PRESSURE to Hillary to lean right. The same "sensible" people who would lecture us on why Keystone and the TPP were needed are now going to have to backtrack in order to defend their Hillary.

This is a victory for two reasons:
1) it shows those of us who did not agree to a coronation are being listened to. Hillary wants so bad to sew this up so she can start attacking Trump, maybe finish off Jeb. She shows what the price of admission is: listen to unions more, listen to Wall Street less.

2) It shows to her that the whole wall of servile servants will not save her any more than in 2008. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is failing, indeed, she has failed to even get past Bernie Sanders, who, in World Series terms, should have been shut out in Game 4 and sent home. But thanks to some errors, these games are going into extra innings. This is good, because those of us on the left know that these centrist snakes have HIJACKED the party, and to a large extent, Hijacked Clinton, but we know if she needs to hang these folks out to dry to win, she will. The same people that yell that she will NOT need us will be ignored by Hillary, who realizes she DOES.

Granted, most of us know that when Hillary wins, she will turn around in five minutes, ass Keystone and the TPP, and if she needs to , she WILL bring out Bill, aka "minister of splaining stuff" to sell it. All her courtiers and acolytes will go right back to explaining why the TPP and Keystone are good things, because they liked them anyway. However, even IF that happens, that will not erase the fact that the Democrats will win the office by doing some good old fashioned leaning to the left. Things will only get worse for the Reagan Democrats, as Hillary will realize that the only way she will find support against the hyper-enhanced, deep-pocketed Ultra rabid right wing will not come from the Centre, but from the left, just like Bill had to run to the left after getting caught doing stupid stuff with Monica. Throw in the fact that even Morning Joe cannot defend his old GOP Buddies in the House, and we on the left will have REAL momentum, not the buzz from fake special effects, but the kind that comes when the people trying to shoot at you realize they are out of ammo.

WE ARE WINNING, and YES we will keep it UP! At this rate, I am hoping Bernie mentions Glass-Steagall, so that Hillary can co-opt that too. Then the people who kept yelling that GS was not needed can get on here and say how Hillary was always in favor of it. Hey, if telling people that we were, as Orwell put it, "always at war with Eurasia" is what suits our purpose, have at it, but it will be cute to see some Acolytes try to co-opt our positions or the issue. It will sound like watching some six year old on America's got talent trying to do Gangsta Rap, so bad it is good.

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