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Placate The Creatures At Your Door With Union-Made Candy

(This Halloween cartoon is by Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.)

We're only a few days away from that time when you will likely be inundated by witches, ghosts, goblins, and other tiny nefarious creatures appearing at your door and demanding tribute. The best (and traditional) way to handle this is to ply them with copious amounts of candy -- and I suggest you do that. But not with just any kind of candy. As a good progressive, supply these tiny beings with the best candy -- candy made by union workers.

To help you do this, Daily Kos has provided a list of union-made candy. Here is their list:

5th Avenue
Abba-Zaba Original and Strawberry
Almond Roca
Baby Ruth
Big Hunk
Jelly Belly Candy Corn
Candy House Buttons
Caramello Bar
Clark Bar
Disney Jelly Beans
Ghirardelli Chocolates
Gimbal’s Fine Candies
Harry Potter Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans
Hersheys Kisses and Hugs
Hersheys Nuggets
Hot Tamales candies
Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
Kit Kat Bars
Laffy Taffy
Mallo Cups
Mary Jane
Mighty Malts Malted Milk Balls
Mike and Ike
Necco Candy Wafers
Pearsons Candy
Red Vines Red Licorice and Black Licorice
Rocky Road Original, Dark, Mint, and S’Mores
Russell Stover Candy
Sconza Candy
Smarties Candy Lipstick
Sour Punch
Sunkist Candies
Super Ropes
Sweethearts Mummy Hearts
Thin Mints
Tootsie Rolls


Ben Ghazi is right outside Your Window..Take a Look ..You probably can see HIM

Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Chris Christie, Sipping a Smoothie, Was Kicked Off an Amtrak Car For Screaming on His Phone

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is having a bad morning.

First, he nearly missed his 9:55 Amtrak train from DC to New York. Then, he didn’t get the seat he wanted on the train. Then, to make things even worse, he got kicked out of the quiet car!

Alexander Mann, a passenger on his way home to Manhattan, was traveling in that very same quiet car when Christie got on, and promptly got off. He told Gawker:

He got on last minute yelling at his two secret service agents I think because of a seat mixup, sat down and immediately started making phone calls on the quiet car. After about 10 minutes the conductor asked him to stop or go to another car. He got up and walked out again yelling at his secret service. He was drinking a McDonald’s strawberry smoothie.


Republican Alert!


Tony Blair is sorry the intel they sexed up to justify the Iraq War wasn't better sexed up.


Iraqi civilian deaths, 2003-2010

No one suffered more from the Iraq War than Iraqi civilians. The fluctuations in this chart show the three distinct stages of the war. The first, from 2003 to 2005, was the war between the US-led invasion force and Iraqi forces, including government forces as well as Islamist and nationalist insurgents. Civilians in this period were bystanders. In early 2006, however, Iraq's conflict became what is often described as a civil war, fought among three factions: Sunni insurgents, including Islamist extremists and former Saddam loyalists; Shia militias, some of them rogue members of state security forces; and the US-led occupation force. In this period, which lasted two awful years, civilians were often the target of the violence, with bombings and death squads seeking to ethnically cleanse Baghdad in particular. While conditions improved significantly after 2008, many fear that the current crisis could reignite the sectarian hatreds and militias of 2006 to 2007.

The Muslims who saved Jews from the Holocaust

The Muslims who saved Jews from the Holocaust
By Tom Bousfield and Catrin Nye
BBC Asian Network
17 April 2013

The Bosnian Hardaga family helped shelter a family of Jews

A new exhibition aims to celebrate the role Muslims played in saving Jewish lives during the Holocaust.

The Righteous Muslim Exhibition is being launched at the Board of Deputies of British Jews in Bloomsbury, central London.

Photographs of 70 Muslims who sheltered Jews during World War II will be displayed alongside stories detailing their acts of heroism.

The exhibition hopes to inspire new research into instances of collaboration between the Muslim and Jewish communities.

Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial to victims of the Holocaust, honours nearly 25,000 so-called "righteous persons" who risked their lives to protect the Jewish community during Nazi Germany's reign of terror.

just thought we should know THIS:

Noam Chomsky blasts modern GOP as extremists whose only policy is ‘don’t do anything or bomb’

There are no GOP candidates that have even a “semblance of rationality” competing for the nomination, he said.

He said “distinguished, respected conservative commentators” have described the current GOP as a “radical insurgency which has abandoned parliamentary politics” whose only policies are “don’t do anything or bomb.”

Chomsky said during the neoliberal period — which scholars think of as starting with Margaret Thatcher in the United Kingdom and Ronald Reagan in the U.S. in which the private sector was strengthened via deregulation and privatization — both the Democrats and Republicans shifted to the right.


Their solution has led to the spectacle today where the idea of a “moderate Republican” seems impossible, as the party’s base demands more and more intransigence and extreme positions on issues like LGBT rights and social welfare programs.

“They had to turn to other constituencies which are there but were never politically mobilized,” Chomsky said. “The Christian evangelicals, the nativists who are afraid ‘they’re taking our country away from us,’ people who are so terrified they have to carry a gun into a coffee shop. That’s their base, essentially.”



VIDEO - Trump supporter assaults Latino protester while others chant ‘USA! USA!’

Video Shows Immigration Protester Dragged Across The Ground And Kicked At Trump Rally

A protester at a Donald Trump rally was violently assaulted by at least one of the billionaire presidential candidate’s supporters, and it was caught on video.

The video, posted to Facebook by NBC6, shows protester Ariel Rojas being knocked to the ground and roughly dragged by a Trump supporter at the Miami event as other supporters chant, “USA! USA!”

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