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I have a challenge for everyone!

President Trump posted pictures of a trashed out neighborhood in Baltimore and said that no one would want to live there.

I challenge everyone, particularly if you live in a Republican district or city, to go out and take some pictures of trashed out places in your district to shows that this is not just in Democratic districts with Democratic representatives.


I live in the Spring Branch neighborhood in Houston, which has some really nice areas and I'm pretty sure I can find some awful looking blocks in my neighborhood which elected Dan Crenshaw (R) last year.

We could figure out some good memes to attach to them.

Posted by cannabis_flower | Sun Jul 28, 2019, 03:31 PM (6 replies)

There is not one candidate...

in the Democratic Presidential race that I would not vote for over Donald Trump up to and including Marianne Williamson, Andrew Yang, or Tom Steyer (provided that he's running as a Democrat.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Sun Jul 14, 2019, 10:01 PM (21 replies)

Cute and amazing baby and dog video

Posted by cannabis_flower | Sat Jul 6, 2019, 03:17 PM (16 replies)

Joe Biden throws own campaign into turmoil after Harris attacks his record on race


Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN

Updated 10:48 AM ET, Fri June 28, 2019

Washington (CNN)Joe Biden stumbled into a potential campaign-defining moment Thursday that pitched his effort to win the Democratic nomination onto suddenly shaky ground.

Reeling from an attack by a much younger rival, Kamala Harris, the 76-year-old delivered an unfortunate soundbite at the Democratic debate that threatens to symbolize his biggest political liability.
"My time is up," he said, meaning to cut short one of his own answers but instead drawing attention to a question that haunts his campaign: Has his generation's time come and gone?
Harris' assault was breathtaking, appeared planned ahead of time and exposed a willingness to attack she had not previously shown in a campaign that started strong but has slumbered ever since.


https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/28/politics/first-democratic-debate-night-2-analysis/index.html
Posted by cannabis_flower | Fri Jun 28, 2019, 02:17 PM (23 replies)

Saw a sign yesterday..

PUBLIC PARK

No Loitering

Isn't that sort of what people do in a park? Doesn't that give the police carte blanche to arrest some without any real crime being committed? I understand that they don't want people hanging out to solicit jobs or dealing drugs but isn't this kind of a blanket sign to allow police to arrest anyone they want?
Posted by cannabis_flower | Wed Jun 26, 2019, 01:51 PM (1 replies)

Honduran Security Forces Tear-Gas International Human Rights Delegation


Human rights experts from Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. were forced to flee a protest against the radically neoliberal policies of Juan Orlando Hernandez. Dimitri Lascaris reports from Honduras

https://therealnews.com/stories/honduran-security-forces-tear-gas-international-human-rights-delegation
Posted by cannabis_flower | Thu Jun 20, 2019, 02:54 PM (0 replies)

Shakira sings in English

One of the biggest Latin music stars is a tiny girl with a big voice. She has branched out to also record in English. This song sounds a little country.


Here are 2 other English Shakira songs



2010 Official World Cup Song


Posted by cannabis_flower | Wed May 29, 2019, 02:54 PM (2 replies)

If Trump really wanted to stop people fleeing Central America..

I have some suggestions:

From the State Department Travel Advisory for Honduras :

Violent crime, such as homicide and armed robbery, is common. Violent gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, rape, and narcotics and human trafficking, is widespread. Local police and emergency services lack sufficient resources to respond effectively to serious crime.

I have read somewhere that the police often don't even have money for gasoline.

1. Meet with the governments and create aid packages that aim to assisting them in fighting violent crime. The main reason people flee is because they fear for their lives. They fear for their lives and know that the police can't or won't do anything about it.


2. Help them encourage economic development which would provide jobs. Jobs would generate taxes which would help to pay for police and infrastructure. If people have good jobs and security they aren't as likely to want to come to the US.

Instead Trump wants to build a wall and threatens to end all foreign aid to these countries. He could put conditions on the aid, such as there has to be tangible results or that that the us send police (not military) advisors to help set up police academies and train police management. It seems to me it would cost less than a wall, an armed force on the border and mothers and children in concentration camps.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Sat May 25, 2019, 04:26 PM (1 replies)

Lots of people don't like or appreciate rap music but....

Tupac was different.

https://genius.com/2pac-keep-ya-head-up-lyrics

2Pac may have been a gangsta, but he had feelings too! This is a feminist anthem from Pac, with references to pro-choice politics and what one might call “rape culture”.

In a 1995 interview with LA Times journalist Chuck Philips, Tupac said:

In a 1995 interview with LA Times journalist Chuck Philips, Tupac said:

I think the shit that I say, no one else says. Who was writing about Black women before ‘Keep Ya Head Up?’ Now everybody got a song about Black women. Who was writing about that when I was writing about that? Who was writing about their own problems? I wasn’t talking [blah blah blah], I was talking my real problems. I was really having problems with police. I was really having problems with life and just being Black and why the hell we gotta get stepped on so much? But then I’m making it, I thought I was successful when I’m still getting stepped on. How come I got a boot-print on my back and I’m successful? I just couldn’t believe that. So instead of me just bugging out and doing a post office move and just shooting everything up and going to jail for a million years, I just said, ‘Fuck it. I’m in here rapping. Why not just rap about some shit that’s really happening?’

The music video opens with an image about being dedicated to Latasha Harlins (Latasha Harlins (July 14, 1975 – March 16, 1991) was a 15-year-old African-American girl who was shot in the head by Soon Ja Du (Hangul:두순자, a 51-year-old Korean-born female convenience store owner who was tried and convicted of voluntary manslaughter in Harlins' death. Harlins was a student at Westchester High School in Los Angeles. Harlins' death came 13 days after the videotaped beating of Rodney King. Du was fined $500 and sentenced to five years of probation and 400 hours of community service but no prison time for her crime. Some have cited the shooting of Latasha Harlins as one of the causes of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. ). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Latasha_Harlins



There was a follow-up to this song, “Baby Don’t Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)”



Posted by cannabis_flower | Sat May 25, 2019, 01:41 PM (5 replies)

Santana - La Flaca (Lyric Video) ft. Juanes

Posted by cannabis_flower | Sun May 19, 2019, 10:44 PM (1 replies)
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