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Young white dancer with her two black instructors handcuffed by Houston Police. Racism?

A young 13 year old dancer, Landry Thompson, came to Houston from Oklahoma. She travelled with her two dance instructors over the weekend. The intent of their visit was to train all weekend with some of the best in dance industry.

When they left the studio Saturday night they stopped at a gas station very exhausted as they searched for their lodging. They were trying to locate their hotel on the GPS. Out of nowhere they were surrounded by the Houston police.

The Houston police dragged them out of the car and handcuffed them all.

“I was kind of freaked out and surprised by it,” said Landry Thompson.

“They just pulled us out of the car. Put our hands behind out backs like we were criminals,” said Landry’s dance instructor Emmanuel Hurd. “He asked me; who is the girl? She is my student. I said I have a notarized letter from her parents stating that I have full guardianship over her while we are here.”

Landry Thompson and the instructors said they pleaded with the police and told the police their story repeatedly. It did not matter to the Houston police. Landry Thompson said, “They still put handcuffs on me. And it really scared me. And they put me in the back of the cop car. I was terrified.” Landry Thompson was taken to Protective Services.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/02/1259558/-Young-white-dancer-with-her-two-black-instructors-handcuffed-by-Houston-Police-Racism?detail=facebook


I doubt very much that this would have occurred if the instructors were white. In fact, I doubt the police would have even given them a second look. It is total BS.

Michigan about to require women to buy "rape insurance" based on petition signed by 4.2% of voters

Thanks to a petition drive that resulted in 4.2% of Michiganders voicing their minority opinion, Michigan is about to become a place where women have to plan ahead for their abortions. If you become pregnant accidentally or if you are raped and become pregnant and haven't purchased a separate abortion coverage rider on your health insurance, you won't be covered. This isn't just for state government insurance plans or those purchased on the health insurance exchange. It's for EVERY insurance plan available in the state.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/11/27/1258760/-Michigan-about-to-require-women-to-buy-rape-insurance-based-on-petition-signed-by-4-2-of-voters?detail=facebook

Perhaps they should require men to buy dick insurance to cover the cost of complications of Viagra. Those 4 hour erections causing their heads to swell can be expensive. Not counting the heart attacks and strokes it can cause.

Stockman's filings don't explain his income

Both as a candidate and as a congressman, Rep. Steve Stockman of Clear Lake has failed to make federally required disclosures about business affiliations that stretch from Texas to the British Virgin Islands, and has provided no details about the business he claims as his sole source of income.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/steve-stockman-s-mystery-350-000-exposed

San Rafael, Calif. Passes Ban That Makes It Illegal To Smoke In Own House If Walls Are Shared With

Another Dwelling



The town of San Rafael, Calif., has passed a ban on smoking that city officials have called the most stringent in the nation. The new ordinance makes it illegal for residents to smoke in their own homes if they share a wall with another dwelling.

The ban applies to owners and renters alike, and it covers condominiums, co-ops, apartments and any multi-family residence containing three or more units.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/california-town-bans-smoking-condos-apartments-share-walls/story?id=20955196

I don't smoke but I think this is wrong. No town should be able to tell people what they can or can't do in the privacy of their own home. What if they did not like how you had sex? Or that you ate meat on Friday? What if they did not like the TV stations you watched? If you let them dictate to you on one thing, what is the next step?

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"Wendy Davis Redefines ‘Pro-Life,’ Enrages Anti-Choicers"

“I am pro-life,” she told a University of Texas at Brownsville crowd on Tuesday. “I care about the life of every child: every child that goes to bed hungry, every child that goes to bed without a proper education, every child that goes to bed without being able to be a part of the Texas dream, every woman and man who worry about their children’s future and their ability to provide for that future. I care about life and I have a record of fighting for people above all else.”
“This isn’t about protecting abortion,” Davis explained in the same appearance. “It’s about protecting women. It’s about trusting women to make good decisions for themselves and empowering them with the tools to do that.”

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/11/06/1253654/--Wendy-Davis-Redefines-Pro-Life-Enrages-Anti-Choicers?detail=facebook

Former Steelers Player Found Alive In Butler Co.

– A former member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, who was reported missing on Tuesday, has been found alive.

According to police, 84-year-old Ray Mathews, who may suffer from dementia, was reported missing after he failed to return home from his daily walk on White Oak Road in Marion Township. He was last seen around 2:30 p.m.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/10/23/former-steelers-player-found-in-butler-co/

http://www.wtae.com/news/local/butler/Search-Teams-Find-Missing-Former-Steeler-Wednesday/-/10928542/22585858/-/l4ypwgz/-/index.html

You know they are losing. I just got a local robocall from Ted Cruz talking about

the Obama Administration shutdown. I don't usually answer calls I don't know but this was from a local number and I thought it might be from a new cell phone for a family member.

U.S. Rep. Ellison arrested during immigration rally

Source: star tribune

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison was arrested Tuesday by U.S. Capitol Police during an immigration rally on the National Mall.
As protestors marched toward the U.S. Capitol, Ellison and several other House Democrats sat in the middle of Independence Avenue, blocking rush hour traffic.
Police led Ellison away in cuffs shortly after 4 p.m.
Ellison’s office said the move was an act of “civil disobedience” designed to urge Congress to pass legislation that would allow the nation’s undocumented immigrants to apply for U.S. citizenship.

Read more: http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/226953831.html

What circus is missing it's head clown?

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