July 4th Weekend, in Chicago:

Shot & Killed: 10
Shot & Wounded: 55
Total Shot: 65
Total Homicides: 10

All with the strictest gun control laws on the books, and all without the presence of a Confederate Flag flapping around. Imagine that.


Republicans Making Public Education Fail

The worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history
Obama has backtracked on every criteria he once declared “essential” to the Iran deal.
By https://www.facebook.com/pages/Charles-Krauthammer/95978776589

The devil is not in the details. It’s in the entire conception of the Iran deal, animated by President Obama’s fantastical belief that he, uniquely, could achieve detente with a fanatical Islamist regime whose foundational purpose is to cleanse the Middle East of the poisonous corruption of American power and influence.

In pursuit of his desire to make the Islamic Republic into an accepted, normalized “successful regional power,” Obama decided to take over the nuclear negotiations. 

At the time, Tehran was reeling — the rial plunging, inflation skyrocketing, the economy contracting — under a regime of international sanctions painstakingly constructed over a decade.

Then, instead of welcoming Congress’ attempt to tighten sanctions to increase the pressure on the mullahs, Obama began the negotiations by loosening sanctions, injecting billions into the Iranian economy (which began growing again in 2014) and conceding in advance an Iranian right to enrich uranium.

It’s been downhill ever since. Desperate for a legacy deal, Obama has played the supplicant, abandoning every red line his administration had declared essential to any acceptable deal.

In 2010 Rush Limbaugh Vowed To Leave The U.S. If Obamacare Survived 5 Years-- Bon Voyage, Rush (VIDEO)

In 2010 Rush Limbaugh Vowed To Leave The U.S. If Obamacare Survived 5 Years– Bon Voyage, Rush (VIDEO)

In the heady days of 2010, when President Obama’s signature healthcare overhaul was still being intensely fought over, conservative shockjock Rush Limbaugh promised he would leave the country if the bill was fully implemented and still around in five years. That was just over five years ago. In other words: See you later, Rush! It’s been… interesting… Limbaugh hasn’t made any mention about his…

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Donald Trump has been labelled an “extremely silly man” by America’s largest Latino civil rights organisation after claiming that Mexico is sending “rapists” to the US.

While Republicans such as Jeb Bush are going out of their way to attract the increasingly important Hispanic vote in 2016 – Bush delivered some of his launch speech in Spanish – Trump appeared to be heading in a different direction with his campaign launch on Tuesday.

“[Mexico] are sending people that have lots of problems, and they are bringing those problems to us. They are bringing drugs, and bringing crime, and their rapists,” the business mogul said.

“This is a man who has a pathological need for attention,” said Navarrete. “I look at him as a two-year-old who will say a naughty word to get their parents’ attention. That’s what he’s doing.”

Trump has toyed with running for president since the 1980s. He has said he was considering a bid during almost every election cycle since 2000. Tuesday’s event at Trump Tower represents the first time he has fully outlined his policies and political beliefs.

He aimed specific ire at Mexico, claiming he would build a “great, great wall” on the Mexican-American border, and accusing the country of sending “not the right people” to the US.

“The US has become a dumping ground for everyone else’s problems,” he said.

Navarrete said the claim that Mexicans seeking work in America were rapists was “offensive”.

“This is an exceedingly silly man, who has no idea what she’s talking about,” she said.


The Guardian“Donald Trump’s Tirade on Mexico’s ‘Drugs and Rapists’ Outrages U.S. Latinos.”

The Tea Party Republicans, ladies and gentlemen.

The problem with white people talking about race is, it’s like catching your parents fucking. It’s always bad. There’s two types of white people that talk about race, and it’s like high school. You have the hall monitors and you have the bullies.

The bullies are the conservatives, they’re just looking to say bad shit about black people. I’m not talking about all conservatives, I’m talking about the kooks. And the kooks are always the loudest heard. They’re just wanting to get a jab in. They’re looking to bully, they’re pissed off. They’re just assholes.

And then you have the people on the left, who are the fucking hall monitors. They just feel that they’re all professors and they have a big syllabus to teach the world. And the world would be perfect if people just followed the syllabus, even though no one fucking reads the syllabus! No one does.

Yet that’s the two loudest voices when talking about race. I’m not into either of those.