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CNN Accidentally Airs Raunchy Screen Capture Of Reply To Trump Tweet

During a segment that was focused on Hillary hoping to “shatter Trump’s populist appeal,” CNN chose to use Twitter to try to prove how popular Trump has been, so they featured one of his tweets explaining one of his recent rallies:


http://addictinginfo.org/2016/05/26/cnn-accidentally-airs-raunchy-screen-capture-of-reply-to-trump-tweet-and-its-hilarious-image/

Lobbyist says he can help GOP Rep raise enough $ to get on Ways & Means committee:

Massie, a Republican who represents Northern Kentucky, said he was approached by a lobbyist who told him he could help the congressman raise enough money to get on the Ways and Means Committee. That's a powerful committe which oversees tax policy and is one of the most coveted panels in Congress. Massie declined to name the lobbyist but said he represents the medical device sector.

“He pulled me and my chief of staff into a meeting,” Massie told The Enquirer. “He offered to raise the money that would be required to get me on Ways and Means. This is a lobbyist telling me he can get me on Ways and Means.”

The unstated implication, Massie said, was that if the lobbyist succeeded in helping Massie get a seat on that panel, the congressman would return the favor with legislative goodies.

“It was one of the scummiest meetings I’ve ever been in,” Massie said. “I left just reeling, thinking about the implications for how this place works, when you realize that the lobbyists pick who goes on which committee.”


http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2016/05/25/massie-says-lobbyist-offered-him-key-committee-seat/84611932/

He doesn't give a shit about any of US.



https://twitter.com/TPM/status/735914558515204096
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/281400-trump-obama-has-done-a-horrible-job
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/vince-foster-trump-doesn-t-know?utm_content=buffer4c0b1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Rush has a theory on women:

http://mediamatters.org/video/2016/05/26/rush-limbaugh-attempts-define-real-women/210600



more:

http://mediamatters.org/video/2016/05/26/rush-limbaugh-attempts-define-real-women/210600
http://www.mediamatters.org/video/2016/05/25/listen-rush-limbaugh-stumble-when-asked-about-price-his-next-contract/210588

His weakness isn’t that he’s a clown. His weakness is he’s a self-infatuated clown. He loves his o

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He loves his own act. He can’t get enough of himself. And he loves that other people love the act too. He loves the laughter and applause because they confirm him in his own high self-regard. So he can’t resist playing to his audience, repeating the same jokes and patter over and over in order to elicit the same laughter and applause. The only way he can bring himself to vary the act is by trying to top himself. He has to take things further and farther, piling up the laughs, getting the crowd roaring, bringing down the house. But in the end all he’s doing is repeating the same tried and true shtick to an audience who’s already proved they can’t get enough of the same old same old.. And he’s happy with that. He’s glad to stop there. He doesn’t take the risks necessary to winning over new fans. All he dares do is try to make his current fans laugh longer and clap louder.

This means he’s limiting his appeal to people who are already committed to voting for him and to other Republicans who are coming around because, after all, that’s all he is in political reality---just another Republican.

Many people getting a kick out of how Elizabeth Warren’s been needling him on Twitter think she’s doing a good job of getting under his skin. I’m not so sure. And I’m not sure getting under his skin is the object. From what I’ve seen of their exchanges, I think what she’s been doing is goading him into repeating himself. He thinks he’s getting the better of her. His fans agree. They’re laughing and clapping and cheering and crying for more. And he’s giving it to them. He can’t help himself.


This means he can’t make the presidential pivot.



http://lancemannion.typepad.com/lance_mannion/2016/04/donald-the-clown.html

Trump adviser: Trump wants a white male vice president to do all the presidenting he won't do

The vice presidential pick will also be part of the process of proving he’s ready for the White House, Manafort said.

“He needs an experienced person to do the part of the job he doesn’t want to do. He seems himself more as the chairman of the board, than even the CEO, let alone the COO.”

“There is a long list of who that person could be,” Manafort added, “and every one of them has major problems.”

The campaign probably won’t choose a woman or a member of a minority group, he said. “In fact, that would be viewed as pandering, I think.”

MORE:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-paul-manafort-general-election_us_574619eee4b0dacf7ad3e201?vqp8pvi
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/5/26/1531171/-Trump-adviser-Trump-wants-a-white-male-vice-president-to-do-all-the-presidenting-he-won-t-do

Anti-Choice Groups Use Smartphone Surveillance to Target ‘Abortion-Minded Women’ During Clinic Visit


https://rewire.news/article/2016/05/25/anti-choice-groups-deploy-smartphone-surveillance-target-abortion-minded-women-clinic-visits/

DOCs SHOW: Conservative hero ’American Sniper’ Chris Kyle grossly exaggerated his military record

“AMERICAN SNIPER” CHRIS KYLE DISTORTED HIS MILITARY RECORD, DOCUMENTS SHOW

NO AMERICAN HAS been more associated with the Navy SEAL mystique than Chris Kyle, known as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history. His bestselling autobiography, American Sniper — a story of honor, glory, and quiet heroism — has sold more than a million copies. The movie adaptation became the highest-grossing war film in American history.

“All told,” Kyle wrote in his book, “I would end my career as a SEAL with two Silver Stars and five Bronze (Stars], all for valor.”

But Kyle, who was murdered by a fellow military veteran several years after leaving the Navy, embellished his military record, according to internal Navy documents obtained by The Intercept. During his 10 years of military service and four deployments, Kyle earned one Silver Star and three Bronze Stars with Valor, a record confirmed by Navy officials.

Kyle was warned at least once before American Sniper was published that its description of his medal count was wrong, according to one current Navy officer, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak about the case. As Kyle’s American Sniper manuscript was distributed among SEALs, one of his former commanders, who was still on active duty, advised Kyle that his claim of having two Silver Stars was false, and he should correct it before his book was published.

Current and former Navy SEALs interviewed for this article, who agreed to speak on background because they feared being shunned by their close-knit community, did not dispute Kyle’s heroism in combat, but saw the inflation of his medal count as significant because they consider battlefield embellishments to be dishonorable.

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More Details Here:
https://theintercept.com/2016/05/25/american-sniper-chris-kyle-distorted-his-military-record-documents-show/

Kimmel interjected and asked, “So you were full of shit?” Trump’s response? “A little bit.”

Jimmy Kimmel asked Donald Trump about his once-effusive take on the Clintons, ABC News reports. Trump took the bait, acknowledging his past kind words. “She’s wonderful, the husband, everybody’s wonderful including contributions.”

Kimmel interjected and asked, “So you were full of shit?”

Trump’s response? “A little bit.”


MORE:
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trump-jimmy-kimmel-past-pro-clinton-comments/story?id=39384584

What is Mass Incarceration?

An overview of how the U.S. government locked millions of people in cages to be forgotten.
Over the past 30 years, the U.S. has put in place radical, unprecedented policies and practices that attempted to address crime through prioritizing harsh and disproportionate punishment, rather than prevention or rehabilitation. By 2010, 7.25 million Americans were under some form of correctional control ¹— either in prison or jail, or on probation or parole — up from 1.84 million in 1980.²

The term “mass incarceration” refers to the unique way the U.S. has locked up a vast population in federal and state prisons, as well as local jails.
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How did this happen?

The “tough on crime” punishment philosophy of the 1980's and 90's, combined with a heinous “War on Drugs,” led to legislation under Republican and Democratic administrations that used a jail cell as a first, rather than last, resort for people who broke the law.

This uncompromising posture, which often exploited racial fear, became an essential part of running a political campaign. For years, elected officials competed with one another on how brutally they would be willing to punish people who broke the law, especially regarding drug-code violations. Legislators enacted policies that led to more people being locked away for increasingly smaller offenses, and combined them with further policies that kept people locked up longer.

The prison population skyrocketed.



https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/2000/1*Da-uq9GNvDQrDTQVB0ZZKA.jpeg

Way More:
https://medium.com/@dan_nott/what-is-mass-incarceration-ff737196580#.5jnmulqlz
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