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this happens at least once a week let’s be real

politico.com
Trump refuses to say he’ll accept losing
By ELI STOKOLS

Hillary Clinton acted like a woman on the verge of clinching the presidency on the Las Vegas debate stage Wednesday night, swatting away Donald Trump as a mere nuisance, while the billionaire refused to say that he’ll accept the outcome of the election.

Clinton attacked Trump’s signature policy proposals — a border wall and mass deportations of undocumented immigrants — as ideas that are “not in keeping with who we are as a nation” and one, she said, that “would rip our country apart.”

And as the debate reached the one-hour mark, Clinton hammered Trump over the nine women who have come forward in the past week and accused him of sexual assault after he attempted to dismiss them as having been “debunked.”

“Donald thinks belittling women makes him bigger,” Clinton said. “He goes after their dignity, their self-worth, and I don’t think there is a woman anywhere that doesn’t know what that feels like. So we now know what Donald thinks and what he says and how he acts toward women. That’s who Donald is. I think it’s really up to all of us to demonstrate who we are and who our country is and to stand up and be very clear about what we expect from our next president.”

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Vegas Police officer writes woman $200 ticket for putting on chapstick at a red light

If you ever wanted proof that many police precincts are more interested in raising revenue than they are public safety, here you go…

from KLAS:

The Nevada Highway Patrol has a campaign to crackdown on distracted drivers, but how far is too far when it comes to cracking the whip? 8 News NOW decided to examine that question after a Las Vegas woman said she received a ticket for putting on lip balm at a red light.

Stephanie Fragoso said she was cited Wednesday during the statewide crackdown. She said she was at a red light at I-15 and Blue Diamond when it happened.

Fragoso said when she asked the officer why he pulled her over, he told her it was for putting on makeup.

“I told him it was Chapstick,” Fragoso said.

Initially, Fragoso thought the entire thing was a joke, especially since it was April Fools Day, but when she received the $200 citation, she quickly realized that wasn’t the case.

“He said ‘it could have been anything; you could have been drinking water, shaving your legs’,” said Fragoso.

Law enforcement officers say drivers can be ticketed for any distraction that takes their focus away from the road and their hands off the wheel. Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Loy Hixson said this is a city and county ordinance most people don’t know about.

“It states that when a person is operating a vehicle they must provide full attention to the driving so that it won’t render that action to be unsafe,” Hixson said.

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Putting on chapstick while the car was stopped wasn’t putting a single person’s life in danger.  Tickets like these are about police departments making money for themselves.  It’s policing for profit, plain and simple.

An open letter to the rightwing blogosphere.

[In particular, Jim Hoft (Gateway Pundit), who gleefully informs his readers that the Tea Party terrorists in Las Vegas were “socialists.”]

Why don’t you talk about how they bragged about being a part of the Bundy ranch standoff? Why don’t you talk about how they loved the Tea Party, the Heritage Foundation, Rand Paul, the NRA, and Americans for Prosperity? Why don’t you talk about how they covered the bodies of their victims with the Tea Party Gadsden Flag?

This goes far, far beyond your usual ridiculous spin. Now you’re just plain lying to your readers. These weren’t “socialists,” these are the rightwing extremists DHS tried to warn us all about so many years ago. These were the sort of conservatives rightwing blogs cater to; gullible people who’ve been worked up into a total panic with BS stories about runaway socialism, creeping Sharia, and how Obama is Joseph Adolf Hitlerstalin, You and the rest of the rightwing echo chamber have scared plenty of people literally out of their wits – and now they’re acting out in their panic. 

This is what it looks like when armed “patriots” start going tyrant-hunting. You had to have seen this coming. You had to know it would all end in violence.

But you just didn’t care. Apparently, now that it’s happened, you still don’t. You just keep pouring gas on that fire, even as it’s so clearly spreading wildly out of control.

npr.org
Clinton Charms DREAMers On Immigration
Speaking in Las Vegas, she said it was time to provide a path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally and that she could go "even further" than Obama's controversial executive actions.

When it comes to energizing Latino voters, a group of young people who can’t even vote plays an outsized role.

They are known as DREAMers — undocumented immigrants, brought to the country by their parents when they were kids. Now they’re a political force.

Hillary Clinton sat down with a small group of DREAMers on Tuesday at Rancho High School at the heart of the growing Latino community in Las Vegas. She said it was time to provide immigrants in the country illegally with a path to citizenship. But she didn’t stop there, staking out positions on immigration that put her to the left of President Obama and the controversial executive actions he took last fall.

“I will fight to stop partisan attacks on the executive actions that would put DREAMers — including many with us today — at risk of deportation,” she said. “And, if Congress refuses to act, as president I will do everything possible under the law to go even further.”

UNITED STATES, LAS VEGAS - Gil Mobley wears a Donald Trump costume while singing a song about him while protesters rally in front of the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 23, 2016.
US Republican presidential candidates face off in Nevada as frontrunner Donald Trump tries to maintain momentum with a rousing victory in the last contest before next week’s all-important “Super Tuesday” votes. / AFP / JOSH EDELSON                        

rightwingwatch.org
InfoWars Thinks Las Vegas Shooting Is False Flag, 'Custom-Made To Demonize The Patriot Movement'

(RIGHT WING WATCH) Alex Jones’ InfoWars is responding to reports that the Las Vegas shooting of two police officers and one bystander were committed by fringe conspiracy theorists bent on starting a revolution by

Conspiracy theories are in part a defense mechanism – they protect you from the consequences of your beliefs. By making up fairy tales to believe with all their little hearts (and I do mean little), Jones and the rest of the gundamentalist crowd can continue to believe that only goodness and freedom come out of the barrel of a gun, while dismissing the increasing body count and carnage that comes with that belief.