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Personally, I think when they catch that damn scary clown it will turn out to be Trump!!!

Did anyone see the interview with the Russian ambassador(?) On CNN??

No link, but he was asked about Trump's "Pussy Riot" moment like the one Russia had...I'm paraphrasing...

He said that English was not too good so he didn't want to comment because there were "too many pussies around here"!!

When they cut away, the reporter was breaking up. Christians Amanpour I think.

U.S. Supreme Court DEFIANTLY Cuts Legs Off Of NRA, Issues Historic Ruling (VIDEO)

Source: Bipartisan Report

The Supreme Court of the United States has finally ruled on an issue mentioned in the October 2015 syllabus, and first argued in February of 2016. The decision ruled that people convicted of any domestic abuse crimes can no longer legally own firearms.

The efforts were taken in order to “close a dangerous loophole” that allowed people convicted of “minor” domestic abuse to purchase and own weapons legally. Now, the ban on felons owning firearms has been extended to include people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence.

Read more: http://bipartisanreport.com/2016/10/09/u-s-supreme-court-defiantly-cuts-legs-off-of-nra-issues-historic-ruling-video/

Here we go again...


The suspect has a history of violence, records show.

Felix was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon after an initial charge of attempted murder in 2009. Prosecutors at the time accused him of being a member of a criminal gang. He was sentenced to two years in prison. In 2013, he was accused of resisting arrest with Palm Springs police on the same street where Saturday’s shooting occurred. He pleaded guilty to a count of malicious noise.

People Control, Not Gun Control

This is my generic response to gun threads where people are shot and killed by the dumb or criminal possession of guns. For the record, I grew up in the South and on military bases. I was taught about firearms as a child, and I grew up hunting, was a member of the NRA, and I still own guns. In the 70’s, I dropped out of the NRA because they become more radical and less interested in safety and training. Some personal experiences where people I know were involved in shootings caused me to realize that anyone could obtain and posses a gun no matter how illogical it was for them to have a gun. Also, easy access to more powerful guns, guns in the hands of children, and guns that weren’t secured are out of control in our society. As such, here’s what I now think ought to be the requirements to possess a gun. I’m not debating the legal language, I just think it’s the reasonable way to stop the shootings. Notice, none of this restricts the type of guns sold. This is aimed at the people who shoot others, because it’s clear that they should never have had a gun.

1.) Anyone in possession of a gun (whether they own it or not) should have a regularly renewed license. If you want to call it a permit, certificate, or something else that's fine.
2.) To get a license, you should have a background check, and be examined by a professional for emotional and mental stability appropriate for gun possession. It might be appropriate to require that examination to be accompanied by references from family, friends, employers, etc. This check is not to subject you to a mental health diagnosis, just check on your superficial and apparent gun-worthyness.
3.) To get the license, you should be required to take a safety course and pass a test appropriate to the type of gun you want to use.
4.) To get a license, you should be over 21. Under 21, you could only use a gun under direct supervision of a licensed person and after obtaining a learner’s license. Your license might be restricted if you have children or criminals or other unsafe people living in your home. (If you want to argue 18 or 25 or some other age, fine. 21 makes sense to me.)
5.) If you possess a gun, you would have to carry a liability insurance policy specifically for gun ownership - and likely you would have to provide proof of appropriate storage, security, and whatever statistical reasons that emerge that would drive the costs and ability to get insurance.
6.) You could not purchase a gun or ammunition without a license, and purchases would have a waiting period.
7.) If you possess a gun without a license, you go to jail, the gun is impounded, and a judge will have to let you go (just like a DUI).
8.) No one should carry an unsecured gun (except in a locked case, unloaded) when outside of home. Guns should be secure when transporting to a shooting event without demonstrating a special need. Their license should indicate training and special carry circumstances beyond recreational shooting (security guard, etc.). If you are carrying your gun while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you lose your gun and license.
9.) If you buy, sell, give away, or inherit a gun, your license information should be recorded.
10.) If you accidentally discharge your gun, commit a crime, get referred by a mental health professional, are served a restraining order, etc., you should lose your license and guns until reinstated by a serious relicensing process.

Most of you know that a license is no big deal. Besides a driver’s license you need a license to fish, operate a boat, or many other activities. I realize these differ by state, but that is not a reason to let anyone without a bit of sense pack a semiautomatic weapon in public, on the roads, and in schools. I think we need to make it much harder for some people to have guns.

Love this ad from last night's debate...


Trump and Pence...watch it and weep!

Email Leak Reveals Clinton Ignored Calls for aid From Nigerian Prince


WASHINGTON DC – The latest round of emails released by WikiLeaks reveals that as US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton blatantly ignored a desperate request for aid from a foreign head of state.

In the email, Prince Waseem Attah of Nigeria called Clinton a “DEPENDABLE AND TRUST WORDY FOREIGN PARTNER” and requested assistance in arranging a legal transfer of funds from his country to a US bank account. Server logs show the email was deleted just seconds after being opened.

Congressional leaders were quick to criticize Clinton for the slight. “The Secretary of State is our ambassador to the world”, said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, “Such disrespect for the leaders of other countries weakens our international alliances and strengthens our enemies’ resolve.”

When contacted by email for a comment on Clinton’s handling of the incident, Prince Attah said “SHARING SHALL BE 25% FOR YOU, 85% FOR ME. PLEASE HASTEN UP TO MAKE PROVISIONS” adding “SEND TO ME YOUR TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS TO DISCUSS FURTHER.”

Morning Joke this am! Dean says Trump sniffing because he's on coke!

No link, but offered up during the first 30 minutes this morning. They want Dean to come on and repeat his comment?

Does Dean really know something? Wild speculation? CT?


One thing that could improve...

Obama has said often that globalization started before NAFTA and has continued after NAFTA. Trade agreements are AGREEMENTS...no one country can dictate all the rules. The reasons for loss of jobs is not because of trade agreements, and no trade agreement will "fix" the issues to favor the US simply by putting something on paper.

Hillary (and Tim Kaine this morning) don't seem to be able to discuss international trade as well as Obama even though Trump will continue to bring it up and blame Democrats.

Hillary's plan to deal with companies who voluntarily move out is a good one, but she is not making it a center piece of her message.

Hopefully, there will be time to focus on the "loss of jobs" issue before the next debate. To the Archie Bunker types, they are not interested in details or economic theory...and Trump makes grand claims that are stupid, but they believe him.

I like Obama's discussions of this issue.



HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (The Borowitz Report)—CNN launched an urgent manhunt Monday after Lester Holt, the moderator of the first Presidential debate of the 2016 general election, mysteriously vanished two minutes into the contest.

CNN immediately notified law enforcement, who started searching the environs of Hofstra University, all while Clinton and Trump continued barking at each other unabated.

Jeff Zucker, the president of CNN, issued an impassioned plea to Holt to return to the debate venue at Hofstra as soon as possible. “You don’t even have to moderate the debate,” Zucker said. “We just want to know you’re O.K.”

Do we need a "group" for Trump (and family) scandals and crimes?

Honestly, I can't keep up!

- Malania's illegal immigration and imaginary speech writer
- Killing leopards, elephants, etc. (oh my)
- Bribes to attorney generals
- Foundations that are covers for more bribes
- Trump University
- 13 year old rape victims
- Nobody gets paid if you work for Trump, contract with Trump, or loan money to Trump

...and who knows what I've missed. These are all on top of insanely stupid comments relevant to a political campaign about walls, Iraq, bad generals, Putin, military assaults, birth certificates, tax returns, nutty doctor letters, etc.

If anyone in the US actually votes for this fruitcake they should be locked up with him. It seems like the media is overwhelmed even trying to look into so many "events" at once. I really, really hope Trump regrets the day he ever thought about running for President.

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