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America's screwed up priorities in one chart:




Pres. Obama: "There's no magic to the phrase 'radical Islam.' It's a political talking point."

In forceful comments Tuesday that repudiated calls to use the term "radical Islam" while underscoring his administration's efforts to defeat terrorism, President Barack Obama blasted such language as dangerous and reactionary and slammed Donald Trump's proposed ban on Muslims.

"There's no magic to the phrase radical Islam. It's a political talking point," Obama said. "The reason I am careful has nothing to do with political correctness and everything to do with defeating extremism."

Obama's remarks came after a previously scheduled meeting with his National Security Council to discuss the efforts to defeat ISIS. The briefing included an update on the deadly Orlando shooting at a gay nightclub over the weekend that left 49 dead and 53 injured.

The president will travel to Orlando on Thursday to pay respects to the victims of the rampage. The shooter swore allegiance to ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a 911 call placed just before he opened fire in the nightclub.


Trump And Mateen: Brothers In Hate

Let’s call out Trump for what he is. He’s the flipside of Omar Mateen — a man driven by hate, a man who would call America to define itself by its hates.

Tragically, the Trumps of the world and the Matteens of the world feed on each other. They need each other. They stoke each other.


So we need a mass movement against hate. We need leaders of both parties — that includes you, cowering Republicans — to speak out in the spirit of Pastor Niemoller, and stand up against hate before it’s too late. We need the mass media to stop using weasel words and to define Trump for what he is. We need every decent American stand up, before they come for us.

There will be a lot more of this — more loners, more haters, maybe even some real terrorists — between now and November 2016. Then we will find out what sort of people we are.





Their man in DC.

Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to committee officials and security experts who responded to the breach.


Donald Trump Picked the Wrong News Editor to F*ck With

Donald Trump Picked the Wrong News Editor to F*ck With
Trump is going to war with The Washington Post,​ but he doesn't stand a chance against Marty Baron.

JUN 13, 2016

Holy hell, even I didn't know that He, Trump was dumb enough to cancel the credentials of The Washington Post.


In response, Post editor Marty Baron, who once was sagacious enough to hire me, said,

"Donald Trump's decision to revoke The Washington Post's press credentials is nothing less than a repudiation of the role of a free and independent press," Baron wrote in a statement. "When coverage doesn't correspond to what the candidate wants it to be, then a news organization is banished. The Post will continue to cover Donald Trump as it has all along – honorably, honestly, accurately, energetically, and unflinchingly. We're proud of our coverage, and we're going to keep at it."

If He, Trump wants additional clarification, I suggest he contact Bernard Cardinal Law at the Basilica of Our Lady Of The Clean Getaway in Rome. Or, if that's too much trouble, he can find out what can come of getting in Marty Baron's sights on-demand in whatever hotel room he's in tomorrow.

Jesus, what a moron.


Top 7 ways to tell if Someone is lying about being a ‘Salafi Jihadi’

here are some tips for recognizing a Muslim fundamentalist who has turned to terrorism, i.e. what most counter-terrrorism experts call a Salafi Jihadi (I prefer the term fundamentalist vigilante). (Note: Only 15% of Muslims are fundamentalists; only 9 million out of 1.5 billion are Wahhabis; and the vast majority of Muslim fundamentalists are peaceful. ISIL in Syria and Iraq is estimated to have on the order of 25,000 fighters).

1. Salafi Jihadis don’t drink alcohol.

2. Salafi Jihadis don’t hang out in bars.

3. Salafi Jihadis don’t, in particular, frequent gay bars.

4. Salafi Jihadis don’t text potential hook-ups using a gay dating app.

5. Salafi Jihadis aren’t usually clean shaven.

6. Salafi Jihadis belong to a fringe interpretation of Sunni Islam and despise Shiites; they don’t typically claim to have an affiliation with a Shiite group such as Hizbullah, which is fighting ISIL in Syria. (Here “typically” means, like, “ever.”)

7. Salafi Jihadis don’t express a hope that non-Muslim police will assault their wives. In fact, they wouldn’t want men other than close relatives to so much as see their wives unveiled.



NRA Breaks Silence After Worst Mass Shooting In U.S. History:

Buy NRA Gear For Father’s Day

While the National Rifle Association has offered no official statement on the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, an NRA social media account just promoted buying NRA brand items as Father’s Day gifts.


“I am using a terrible tragedy to incite ethnic and religious hatred for personal gain.”

Since Sunday, our nation has heard politicians respond to the worst terrorist attack on our soil since 9/11. President Obama did not use the words ‘radical Islamic terrorist.’ But there are other words that other figures did not use, as well.

For instance, one man refused to even say the words “I am using a terrible tragedy to incite ethnic and religious hatred for personal gain.” If Donald Trump, after this attack, still cannot say the words “I am using a terrible tragedy to incite ethnic and religious hatred for personal gain,” he should get out of the race for the presidency.

If we do not get tough and smart real fast, we are going to have a president who has never said the words “I am an overstuffed puffer fish deliberately targeting a religious group in order to increase my Twitter following.” Many said this was going to happen – and it is only going to get worse. Donald Trump still has not said the words, “My wigs, like my arguments, are made out of straw and intended to distract from the fact that I have no workable ideas apart from those that dramatically curtail the Bill of Rights and ostracize a minority in a country that prides itself on diversity.”

The candidate, Trump, is the son of an immigrant from Scotland and the grandson of immigrants from Germany, who has openly advertised his support for the Ku Klux Klan and even tried to run for President of the United States of America.


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