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& Christie says: "Nothing."

Asked about 8-year-old girl killed by stray bullet in Camden and what a President Trump could do in city, Christie says: "Nothing."

Gov. Christie says Donald Trump couldn't do anything more than he himself has as governor to make Camden safer, after an 8-year-old girl was hit by a stray bullet last week.

Christie, who last weekend said voters who want "safer streets" should choose Trump, said Monday that the GOP presidential nominee "doesn't need to worry about Camden" if he gets to the White House.

Asked what more Trump, as president, could do in the city - often ranked among the most dangerous in the nation - Christie replied: "Nothing."

Trump "doesn't have to worry about liberal policies in New Jersey," the governor said during a Statehouse news conference. Instead, Trump "needs to worry about places like Chicago."

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20160830_Christie__Chicago__not_Camden__needs_Trump_s_help.html

Nice Touch: Roger Ailes Came to Trump Debate Prep With a Black Eye

People are saying:
Former Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes showed up to help Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump prepare for his upcoming debate sporting a black eye, according to Gabriel Sherman, national affairs editor at New York Magazine.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/gabe-sherman-roger-ailes-shows-up-for-trump-debate-prep-with-black-eye/

Sounds like she’s got this…

The Clinton camp believes that Mr. Trump is most insecure about his intelligence, his net worth and his image as a successful businessman, and those are the areas they are working with Mrs. Clinton to target.


Do y’all enjoy watching presidential debates? I do in the primaries, but I dread them during the general election season. There’s just too much at stake, and I’ve seen too many debates turn on stupid and meaningless soundbites and media spin, so I watch them much as I’d view a slasher movie — peeking through my fingers and muttering, “Dear God, what are you thinking?!? No! Don’t go into the basement!!!”

https://www.balloon-juice.com/2016/08/30/sounds-like-shes-got-this/#comments

Things Black Voters Like More Than Trump: Bedbugs, Bubonic Plague, Mosquitoes, Carnies


http://www.joemygod.com/2016/08/30/things-black-voters-like-trump-bedbugs-bubonic-plague-mosquitoes-carnies-video/

Hey, @DRUDGE_REPORT, that's not Huma — it's Aung San Suu Kyi

Drudge Report Goes for Hillary Clinton Lesbian Rumor With Its Weiner Headline



https://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/status/770611539577536512
http://www.advocate.com/politics/2016/8/29/drudge-report-goes-hillary-clinton-lesbian-rumor-its-weiner-headline

Harry Reid Cites Evidence of Russian Tampering in U.S. Vote, and Seeks F.B.I. Inquiry

The Senate minority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, asked the F.B.I. on Monday to investigate evidence suggesting that Russia may try to manipulate voting results in November.

In a letter to the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey Jr., Mr. Reid wrote that the threat of Russian interference “is more extensive than is widely known and may include the intent to falsify official election results.” Recent classified briefings from senior intelligence officials, Mr. Reid said in an interview, have left him fearful that President Vladimir V. Putin’s “goal is tampering with this election.”

News organizations reported Monday that the F.B.I. warned state election officials several weeks ago that foreign hackers — the bureau did not say what country they were from — had exported voter registration data from computer systems in at least one state, and had pierced the systems of a second one.

In the notice, delivered on a confidential basis to state election officials, the F.B.I. did not name the two states. But Yahoo News, which first reported the F.B.I. warning, said the states were Arizona and Illinois, and a government official familiar with the notice confirmed that it was those two states.



http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/harry-reid-cites-evidence-of-russian-tampering-in-us-vote-and-seeks-fbi-inquiry/ar-AAiegzG?ocid=spartandhp
https://twitter.com/arapaho415/status/770445247448961024?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Which outfit is more disturbing?

http://assets.amuniversal.com/e72d6d0050610134b0fe005056a9545d

"You don't like what Kaepernick has to say? Then prove him wrong, BE the nation he can respect."

Jim Wright (Stonekettle)
August 28 at 3:43pm · Pensacola, FL ·

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AS A VETERAN, what do I think about Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit during the National Anthem?
As a veteran?

Very well, as a veteran then, this is what I believe:

The very first thing I learned in the military is this: Respect is a two-way street. If you want respect, true respect, sincere respect, then you have to GIVE IT.

If you want respect, you have to do the things necessary to earn it each and every single day. There are no short cuts and no exceptions.

Respect cannot be compelled.

Respect cannot be bought.

Respect cannot be inherited.

Respect cannot be demanded at the muzzle of a gun or by beating it into somebody or by shaming them into it. Can not. You might get what you think is respect, but it's not. It's only the appearance of respect. It's fear, it's groveling, it's not respect. Far, far too many people both in and out of the military, people who should emphatically know better, do not understand this simple fact: there is an enormous difference between fear and respect.

Respect has to be earned.

Respect. Has. To. Be. Earned.

Respect has to be earned every day, by every word, by every action.

It takes a lifetime of words and deeds to earn respect.

It takes only one careless word, one thoughtless action, to lose it.


You have to be worthy of respect. You have to live up to, or at least do your best to live up to, those high ideals -- the ones America supposedly embodies, that shining city on the hill, that exceptional nation we talk about, yes, that one. To earn respect you have to be fair. You have to have courage. You must embrace reason. You have to know when to hold the line and when to compromise. You have to take responsibility and hold yourself accountable. You have to keep your word. You have to give respect, true respect, to get it back.

There are no short cuts. None.

Now, any veteran worth the label should know that. If they don't, then likely they weren't much of a soldier to begin with and you can tell them I said so.

IF Kaepernick doesn't feel his country respects him enough for him to respect it in return, well, then you can't MAKE him respect it.

You can not make him respect it.

If you try to force a man to respect you, you'll only make him respect you less.

With threats, by violence, by shame, you can maybe compel Kaepernick to stand up and put his hand over his heart and force him to be quiet. You might.

But that's not respect.

It's only the illusion of respect.

You might force this man into the illusion of respect. You might. Would you be satisfied then? Would that make you happy? Would that make you respect your nation, the one which forced a man into the illusion of respect, a nation of little clockwork patriots all pretending satisfaction and respect? Is that what you want? If THAT's what matters to you, the illusion of respect, then you're not talking about freedom or liberty. You're not talking about the United States of America. Instead you're talking about every dictatorship from the Nazis to North Korea where people are lined up and MADE to salute with the muzzle of a gun pressed to the back of their necks.

That, that illusion of respect, is not why I wore a uniform.

That's not why I held up my right hand and swore the oath and put my life on the line for my country.

That, that illusion of respect, is not why I am a veteran.

Not so a man should be forced to show respect he doesn't feel.

That's called slavery and I have no respect for that at all.

If Americans want this man to respect America, then first they must respect him.

If America wants the world's respect, it must be worthy of respect.

America must be worthy of respect. Torture, rendition, indefinite detention, unarmed black men shot down in the street every day, poverty, inequality, voter suppression, racism, bigotry in every form, obstructionism, blind patriotism, NONE of those things are worthy of respect from anybody -- least of all an American.

But doesn't it also mean that if Kaepernick wants respect, he must give it first? Give it to America? Be worthy of respect himself? Stand up, shut up, and put his hand over his heart before Old Glory?

No. It doesn't.

Respect doesn't work that way.

Power flows from positive to negative. Electricity flows from greater potential to lesser.

The United States isn't a person, it's a vast construct, a framework of law and order and civilization designed to protect the weak from the ruthless and after more than two centuries of revision and refinement it exists to provide in equal measure for all of us the opportunity for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The United States is POWER.

All the power rests with America. Just as it does in the military chain of command. And like that chain of command, like the electrical circuit described above, respect must flow from greater to lesser FIRST before it can return.

To you the National Anthem means one thing, to Kaepernick it means something else. We are all shaped and defined by our experiences and we see the world through our own eyes. That's freedom. That's liberty. The right to believe differently. The right to protest as you will. The right to demand better. The right to believe your country can BE better, that it can live up to its sacred ideals, and the right to loudly note that it has NOT. The right to use your voice, your actions, to bring attention to the things you believe in. The right to want more for others, freedom, liberty, justice, equality, and RESPECT.

A true veteran might not agree with Colin Kaepernick, but a true veteran would fight to the death to protect his right to say what he believes.

You don't like what Kaepernick has to say? Then prove him wrong, BE the nation he can respect.

It's really just that simple.


https://www.facebook.com/Stonekettle/posts/1084172264951509
http://americannewsx.com/hot-off-the-press/vets-respect-compelled-bought-inherited/

STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING. Rick Perry is doing Dancing With The Stars. No, really.



http://www.etonline.com/news/196777_dancing_with_the_stars_derek_hough_confirms_return_cheryl_burke_set/

MAY TRUMP BE NEXT!
https://twitter.com/SopanDeb/status/707748972425707520

Today In Breitbart "News": how "women's liberation" ruined the lives of women.

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https://twitter.com/joanwalsh
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