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Perry and Trump trade shots over border security

What smart people the Republicans have to offer Americans...

Perry and Trump trade shots over border security

(CNN)Rick Perry on Thursday slammed Republican presidential rival Donald Trump for "a toxic mix of demagoguery and nonsense" on immigration and said he has a "fundamental misunderstanding" about securing the border.

"What Mr. Trump is offering is not conservatism, it is Trump-ism -- a toxic mix of demagoguery and nonsense," the former Texas governor said in a statement.

In a Twitter response on Thursday, Trump not only criticized Perry's ability to secure the border, but his intelligence, as well.

"@GovernorPerry failed on the border. He should be forced to take an IQ test before being allowed to enter the GOP debate, Trump tweeted.

The Republican Primary reminds me of middle school, and not the good memories...

Scientists puzzle over Pluto’s polygons

So cool. We need to invest more in scientific pursuits like this and stop wasting so much money on "defense."

Scientists puzzle over Pluto’s polygons
Source: Raw Story

New pictures relayed by the first spacecraft to visit distant Pluto show odd polygon-shaped features and smooth hills in an crater-free plain, indications that the icy world is geologically active, New Horizons scientists said on Friday.

“We had no idea that Pluto would have a geologically young surface,” said lead researcher Alan Stern, with the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. “It’s a wonderful surprise.”

Texas Says Clerks Can Deny Gay Couples Marriage Licenses? Send U.S. Marshals in.

This is ridiculous. The Supreme Court has ruled. End of story.

Any counties confirmed to have denied marriage licenses to same-sex couples on the day after the deadline to comply should be given 24-hours to comply with the law with the understanding that armed U.S. Marshals will be on the ground in those counties to make sure they are complying with federal law. And arrest the Texas AG for violating federal law and encouraging others to do the same.

Gay couples should be escorted by U.S. Marshals wherever they are still being denied their equal right to marry under federal law, which trumps any state laws or state constitutional amendments. The conservatives don't get to keep ignoring reality just because they don't like it.

How many people are we going to allow to continue to be denied their civil rights on marriage? For how long? How many more gay couples have to die or see their partner die before they can get married? And for what? So these conservative bigots can have their "religious freedom" to hate?

Conservatives are on the wrong side of history. They are like stagnant water - putrid.

Video of Philadelphia man holding infant daughter arrested for not paying her fare

Video of Philadelphia man holding infant daughter arrested for not paying her fare
Source: Daily Kos

Apologies if this has already been posted.

40+ New Russian ICBMs This Year, U.S. Revives "Duck and Cover"

Increasing tensions between Russia and America has a solution from the 1950s...

40+ New Russian ICBMs This Year, U.S. Revives "Duck and Cover"

WASHINGTON (The Nil Admirari): President Barack Obama announced today America's public schools will be introduced to the old "Duck and Cover" film and begin duck and cover drills starting at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year. The decision comes only two days after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Russia would be constructing over 40 new nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) by the end of 2015.

And don't forget...

"Logs, large holes or crevices, tables, and a whole host of other things can also be used for nuclear bomb protection. Just make sure you close your eyes and cover any exposed skin to protect both from the blast," explained Obama.


Go 1950s...

40+ New Russian ICBMs This Year, U.S. Revives "Duck and Cover"

Mother & 6 Yr Old Son Fight, Beat Down Woman in Shampoo Aisle of Indiana Walmart (WWE Style)

I have no words that can accurately communicate how angry at, and embarrassed of, our society this makes me.

Some background:


Police arrested Amber Stephenson, 34, on preliminary charges of child neglect, a felony, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a misdemeanor.

The video, posted to YouTube on June 4, shows Stephenson begin fighting with Rebecca Mills, 39. Stephenson can be heard telling her 6-year-old son to hit Mills in the face. The child complies and is seen hitting Mills with his fists and with shampoo bottles.

There were several onlookers who watched the fight, but none of them stepped in to stop it.

GOP Unveils "Say Good Bye Program" for Illegal Immigrant Kids

GOP Unveils "Say Good Bye Program" for Illegal Immigrant Kids

WASHINGTON (The Nil Admirari): Earlier today, the Republican Party announced a bold new community outreach initiative named the Say Good Bye to Mommy and/or Daddy Program. Called simply the Say Good Bye Program, it involves each Republican in Congress personally informing the US citizen children of illegal immigrants they must "say good bye" to one or both of their parents.


If a child who is an American citizen is left with no guardian after deportations a state's child protection program will take custody. The Say Good Bye Program does not apply to children who are illegal immigrants themselves and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) stated, "those kids are illegal persons and gone."


In related news, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) has stopped visiting the homes of illegal immigrants after several complaints he was "visibly drunk and singing La Cucaracha."

GOP Unveils "Say Good Bye Program" for Illegal Immigrant Kids

(Photo: Jose Luis Magana/Reuters)

Source: The Nil Admirari

The Republican Hunger Games

The Republican Hunger Games

(CNN)Is it just me, or are some Republican candidates behaving a tad aggressively these days?

Consider this: Carly Fiorina, a onetime CEO of a large computer company (now polling at 2%) is suddenly showing up outside Hillary Clinton events to grab the attention of the gathered press corps. And how does she do it? By staging an "availability" in which she takes on Clinton, completely unprovoked. As if to say: I am woman, hear me roar -- at another woman, as only I can. (We've come a long way, baby.) So please notice me -- which we are.

That's one way to get attention...

Vatican Warns Italians Not to Treat Gays Like People

Some satire following the great development in Ireland where about 62% of voters passed a constitutional amendment legalizing marriage equality.

Vatican Warns Italians Not to Treat Gays Like People

"The Catholic Church will not be embarrassed by Italians who want to give consenting adults of the same gender the same rights as consenting adults of different genders," warned Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi.

Lombardi made sure to remind Italians of their past trespasses by adding, "We are still pissed off about that 1974 divorce referendum you totally ignored the us on, you unrepentant sinners and breakers of vows."

Source: The Nil Admirari

I posted this at Discussionist for the conservatives who blame Obama for Iraq and forget history...

For those who blame Obama for what is happening in Iraq, some facts...

Obama wanted to keep about 10K troops in Iraq (which I admit is lower than what the Pentagon and Iraq wanted at the time), but the Iraqis would not drop their demand to have the right to charge and prosecute U.S. soldiers for crimes under their law (which George W. Bush allowed to be put in the agreement negotiated right before he left office).

The United States was not going to stay unless our troops had immunity. It tried to renegotiate that component, but the Maliki government said 'no.'

Below is a PDF of the Status of Forces Agreement negotiated by George W. Bush right before he left office, which gave Iraq authority to charge and prosecute our people.


Take a look at Article 12 and Article 22.
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