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WAPO Calls Out: GOP Candidates - "Shameless fibbing"

Here’s another way candidates copy Donald Trump: Shameless fibbing

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“Word is,” Trump said last month on Twitter, “that Ford Motor, because of my constant badgering at packed events, is going to cancel their deal to go to Mexico and stay in U.S.”

It didn’t.

“Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking while someone says, ‘We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain,’ ” said former tech executive Carly Fiorina during the second GOP debate, suggesting that she had seen such a video.

She hadn’t.

“I’m not going to say it is a mistake, so forget about it,” said retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, asked about his claims that he had received a scholarship offer from West Point, when he hadn’t actually applied to the school.


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MORE FIBs:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/heres-another-way-candidates-copy-donald-trump-shameless-fibbing/2015/11/09/97bb5cd8-8704-11e5-9a07-453018f9a0ec_story.html

For the -FIRST TIME- a sitting US President photographed for a cover of a gay magazine!




While there have been several milestones throughout his presidency, one that truly stands out for him and many Americans was the Supreme Court's decision that ruled in favor of gay marriage. Gracing the cover of Out100, Obama opens up about his own experiences with discrimination and how LGBT equality became an important platform for him.

"This really goes back to when I was a kid, because my mom instilled in me the strong belief that every person is of equal worth," he explains to the magazine. "At the same time growing up as a black guy with a funny name, I was often reminded of exactly what it felt like to be on the outside."

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Obama also addresses the Kim Davis controversy that swept the nation by storm at the end of the summer. A Kentucky county court clerk, Davis refused to sign the marriage certificate of a same-sex couple multiple times, citing her religious beliefs as the reason why. Despite being ordered by a federal judge to sign the certificate, Davis refused and was ultimately sent to jail for disobeying the order. Michelle Obama's husband tells Out that he understands her religious beliefs, but adds that the law is the law and no one should go against it.

"I am a man of faith and believe deeply in religious freedom, but at the end of the day, nobody is above the rule of law—especially someone who voluntarily takes an oath to uphold that law," he says.

"That's something we've got to respect."



MORE:
http://www.eonline.com/news/714424/barack-obama-covers-out100-talks-equality-and-kim-davis-the-next-generation-is-spurring-change

Jeb Bush would never abort Baby Hitler

but mister, you'd better believe he'd bring a Glock to that delivery room



'Hell yeah I would': Jeb Bush says he would murder baby Hitler if he could go back in time

Jeb Bush said in an interview on Monday that he was recently asked if he would kill baby Hitler if he could go back in time

He responded by saying; 'Hell yeah, I would! You gotta step up, man!'

Bush then said that going back and killing Hitler when he was a baby 'could have a dangerous effect on everything else'

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For more of the latest news on Jeb Bush visit www.dailymail.co.uk/jeb


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3311213/Hell-yeah-Jeb-Bush-reveals-murder-baby-Hitler-time.html#ixzz3r6Q8DB4m
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Poll: Americans fear guns over terrorism by large margin

Poll: Americans fear guns over terrorism by large margin
Voters nearly two times more concerned about being a victim of gun violence than terrorism


Overall, 63 percent of registered votes say they’re more worried that they or someone they know will be a victim of gun violence, while 29 percent more fear that they or a friend will fall prey to a terrorist attack.

Democrats and independents lean heavily toward gun violence as the bigger threat, a sentiment reflected in the party’s push for stricter gun laws in the wake of mass shootings this year in Charleston, S.C., Rosenburg, Ore., and Lafayette, La.

Democrats fear guns over terrorism by 77-15 percent. Independents fear gun violence over terrorism by 64-28 percent.

Republicans edge toward terrorism as the bigger threat, but only narrowly, by 50-45 percent over a fear of gun violence.

African-American voters have the biggest concern about guns: 71 percent say they’re worried about being a victim of gun violence and only 13 percent are afraid of being caught in a terrorist attack.


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Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article43846755.html#storylink=cpy

You think the kitchen is too hot now? I can assure you, Mr. Frontrunner, it's only gonna get hotter

An Open Letter to Ben Carson
Posted: 11/10/2015 9:23 am EST Updated: 36 minutes ago


Dear Mr. Carson:

It's certainly been a busy week for you, hasn't it? I bet you never thought you'd be on the proverbial hot seat like you've been. Questions coming at you from the media in rapid succession over several controversial statements you've made about your personal life over the past fifty years. It's been a deluge. Requests for clarification. Demands for the truth. Elaboration. Affirmation. Substantiation. Confirmation. No wonder you seem exhausted, frustrated and just plain fed up.

I'd be too if I were you. Except I'm not you. I'm not running for president, but more importantly, I haven't boasted that I tried to slam a hammer into my mother's head, or that I stabbed someone in the "abdomen." Or that I met Gen. William Westmoreland in 1969 and was offered a full scholarship to West Point (it's a free school). Or that I saved a bunch of white kids during the riots after Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination. Or that I was the only "honest" kid in a Yale classroom.

I also never suggested that millions of Jews in Nazi Germany could've escaped the Holocaust had they been armed with guns. I've never said that people go to prison straight and come out gay. I've also never said that Obamacare is the worst thing since slavery. Or that Muslims should not be president. Or that rape babies shouldn't be aborted. Or that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain. But you have.

To paraphrase Forrest Gump, "Crazy is as crazy does. Mama always said you can't outgrow crazy." Yeah, and you can't run away from it either. Or blame your crazy on the media. No, Dr. Carson, the shitstorm you now find yourself sailing in is completely self-inflicted. It's your outlandish comments, your bizarre behavior, your apparent pathology that's inviting this piercing scrutiny. But in an effort to gain sympathy and raise funds, you stood before the news cameras last week and chastised the media for "piling on" and perpetrating a "witch hunt." And you're continuing to play the victim card.

You're running for President of The United States of America. Leader of the free world. Commander in Chief of the world's greatest militia. Yet you have no political experience whatsoever. Just a very compelling personal narrative of humble beginnings marred by violence; followed by intense ambition; tremendous career achievement; and all made possible by divine intervention. You brag of hurting people with bricks, bats and hammers, and that you stabbed someone. Yet your position is that the media is not supposed to question any of this absurdity. And if they do it's a witch hunt!? Can it be a witch hunt if it was you who brought up all this kooky stuff? And since it was you who brought it all up, isn't it therefore fair game for the media?

Oh how I long for the good old days, when the one thing we could all agree on, whether Democrat or Republican, was that our presidential candidates should never have stabbed anyone. But not you, Dr. Carson. You wear this alleged incident like a badge of courage. In fact, you seem upset that people are doubting the truthfulness of this story. One thing's for sure: should you be elected, thanks to America's racial progress, you won't be the nation's first black president. But you'd definitely be the first to have ever knifed someone in the gut!

The fact that you're now getting battered in the press is no one's fault but your own. I'm sorry Doc, but lies matter. And they matter big time when you're running for president. You're on the hot seat now for sure, but it's not because, as you claim, you're a "threat" to progressives. Or because "there is a desperation, on behalf of some, to try and find a way to tarnish" you. Even the venerable Wall Street Journal, certainly no bastion of the 'liberal media', has questioned the accuracy and legitimacy of several major elements of your biography.

To be sure, you're woefully ill-prepared to run for the highest office in the land. You lack the necessary experience, and worse, you've been sounding like a loon. That press conference last week? You were whining and ranting and appearing unhinged. You think the kitchen is too hot now? I can assure you, Mr. Frontrunner, that it's only gonna get hotter.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andy-ostroy/an-open-letter-to-ben-carson_b_8514012.html?utm_hp_ref=politics&ir=Politics

Texas troopers ticketing Hispanic drivers as white - 'playing games' with racial profiling data

Texas troopers ticketing Hispanic drivers as white
Senator says DPS 'playing games' with racial profiling data


"It's very disturbing," Natarajan said. "What it shows is that, there either seems to be a complete lack of training on the part of DPS officers and other law enforcement officers about how to report people's race. Or there is deliberate, sort of trying to not follow the policy if they have been trained properly on how to report the race of the drivers whom they stop."






MORE HERE:
http://kxan.com/investigative-story/texas-troopers-ticketing-hispanics-motorists-as-white/

Give them what they want & leave the rest of us alone.

Said NO ONE Ever.

Fascinating observation on the zeitgeist of the Mizzou demonstrations by a Guardian writer


https://twitter.com/AdamWeinstein/status/663795706310725632

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