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As you wish, Ms Schlafly



If you insist....

http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/07/phyllis-schlafly-no-need-for-a-female-president.html

Trump's statement on Schlafly





https://mobile.twitter.com/SopanDeb/status/772947091651960832

Two faced wall

Just In: @POTUS cancels mtg w Philippines Pres Duterte after leader called him 'son of a whore.'




https://mobile.twitter.com/KateBennett_DC/status/772886401620795392


https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/05/philippines-president-rodrigo-duterte-barack-obama-son-whore

Whoa— Kaine hits Trump for comments on Clinton's looks




https://mobile.twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/772885171288834048

Barking dog found alive in rubble 9 days after Italy earthquake.



A firefighter pets Romeo, a golden retriever rescued from a pile of earthquake rubble. AP


Firefighters rescued a Golden Retriever from a pile of earthquake rubble after they heard the dog barking, nine days after the temblor struck central Italy.
The dog, called Romeo, appeared to be bewildered at first as it scampered down the mound of broken concrete and other debris, but quickly took a few steps, wagged its tail and sniffed its surroundings.

Firefighters told The Associated Press rescuers heard the dog bark as they were accompanying the pet's owners to retrieve essential belongings from their quake-damaged home.

The Aug. 24 temblor claimed nearly 300 lives, injured hundreds and left thousands of people either without homes or with homes unsafe to immediately inhabit.


http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/barking-dog-found-alive-rubble-9-days-after-italy-earthquake-n642351

Hey Trump: "Illegal entries are at their lowest level in more than four decades."

"Illegal entries are at their lowest level in more than four decades.



MORE:
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trumps-immigration-plan-aims-for-far-more-and-faster-deportations-1472845656

A Reminder: These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America

Important info:


http://www.businessinsider.com/these-6-corporations-control-90-of-the-media-in-america-2012-6

O’Reilly’s talking about retirement. Megyn could go to another network. And Hannity will go to...

Several staffers have described feeling like being part of a totalitarian regime whose dictator has just been toppled. “No one knows what to do. No one knows who to report to. It’s just mayhem,” said a Fox host. As details of the Paul, Weiss investigation have filtered through the offices, staffers are expressing a mixture of shock and disgust. The scope of Ailes’s alleged abuse far exceeds what employees could have imagined. “People are so devastated,” one senior executive said. Those I spoke with have also been unnerved by Shine and Brandi’s roles in covering up Ailes’s behavior. [...]

Many people I spoke with believe that the current management arrangement is just a stopgap until the election. “As of November 9, there will be a bloodbath at Fox,” predicts one host. “After the election, the prime-time lineup could be eviscerated. O’Reilly’s been talking about retirement. Megyn could go to another network. And Hannity will go to Trump TV.”


MORE:
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/how-fox-news-women-took-down-roger-ailes.html

I did not know this: The National Anthem, in the 3rd verse, calls 4 the execution of black slaves

Almost no one seems to be aware that even if the U.S. were a perfect country today, it would be bizarre to expect African-American players to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Why? Because it literally celebrates the murder of African-Americans.

Few people know this because we only ever sing the first verse. But read the end of the third verse and you’ll see why “The Star-Spangled Banner” is not just a musical atrocity, it’s an intellectual and moral one, too:

No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.


“The Star-Spangled Banner,” Americans hazily remember, was written by Francis Scott Key about the Battle of Fort McHenry in Baltimore during the War of 1812. But we don’t ever talk about how the War of 1812 was a war of aggression that began with an attempt by the U.S. to grab Canada from the British Empire.


one of the key tactics behind the British military’s success was its active recruitment of American slaves. As a detailed 2014 article in Harper’s explains, the orders given to the Royal Navy’s Admiral Sir George Cockburn read:

Let the landings you make be more for the protection of the desertion of the Black Population than with a view to any other advantage. … The great point to be attained is the cordial Support of the Black population. With them properly armed & backed with 20,000 British Troops, Mr. Madison will be hurled from his throne.


Whole families found their way to the ships of the British, who accepted everyone and pledged no one would be given back to their “owners.” Adult men were trained to create a regiment called the Colonial Marines, who participated in many of the most important battles, including the August 1814 raid on Washington.

Then on the night of September 13, 1814, the British bombarded Fort McHenry. Key, seeing the fort’s flag the next morning, was inspired to write the lyrics for “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

So when Key penned “No refuge could save the hireling and slave / From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,” he was taking great satisfaction in the death of slaves who’d freed themselves. His perspective may have been affected by the fact he owned several slaves himself.

With that in mind, think again about the next two lines: “And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave / O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”


MORE:
https://theintercept.com/2016/08/28/colin-kaepernick-is-righter-than-you-know-the-national-anthem-is-a-celebration-of-slavery/
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