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Hillary Clinton had evidence of Bush's treason, but never brought it to light

http://www.dailynewsbin.com/news/hillary-clintons-emails-reveal-that-george-w-bush-committed-treason/22854/

Republicans have forced Hillary Clinton release all the emails from her time as Secretary of State in the hopes that somewhere in amongst them might be something they could turn into a scandal and derail her campaign for President. That never materialized, as her emails have been mundane. But it turns out she inherited emails from her predecessor Colin Powell. And that email trail reveals that George W. Bush committed treason.

The secret emails in question date back to 2002. Colin Powell and George W. Bush are shown to have been conspiring to work with British Prime Minister Tony Blair to mislead the American public into believing that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, as a pretense for tricking the nation into supporting an invasion of Iraq. It’s been long established that there never were any such weapons in Iraq, but to some extent the Bush administration had the deniability of claiming that it had made an error. However this email trail suggests that Bush, Powell and Blair spent an entire year laying the groundwork for deceiving the public. Lying to congress in order to get it to approve a war is considered treason.

Whether or not the email trail is solid enough evidence to get anyone convicted of a crime, it’s certainly enough to lead Americans to conclude that the Iraq war was even more of a sham than previously believed. This email exchange might never have surfaced if not for the fact that the republican party forced Hillary Clinton to turn over everything she had. So while the republicans have failed to do any serious damage to Clinton’s chances, they may have just made it that much harder for any 2016 republican candidate to explain away their party’s culpability in Iraq.

Milwaukee Bucks Center John Henson says he was racially profiled in Whitefish Bay

http://www.jsonline.com/sports/bucks/bucks-john-henson-says-he-was-racially-profiled-in-whitefish-bay-b99599623z1-334408321.html

Madison — Milwaukee Bucks center-forward John Henson said Monday in an Instagram post that he was the victim of racial profiling at a Whitefish Bay jewelry store.

Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers president Tom Dixon released a statement Monday night expressing his regret over how the incident unfolded. The Whitefish Bay Police Department also released a statement to explain why officers were watching the area around the store and what happened Monday.

Henson detailed on Instagram how he was denied access to the jewelry store at 417 E. Silver Spring Drive when he went to buy a Rolex watch.

He posted this on his account:

Went to @schwankekasten jewelry today in White-Fish Bay during regular business hours . They locked the door and told me to go away . After I rang the doorbell twice everyone went to the back. No answered the door or told me what was going on. This was followed by two police cars pulling up and parking across the street and watching me for 5 minutes ( I assumed they were called by the store ) . I was then approached by 2 officers and questioned about the dealer vehicle I was in which is apart of my endorsement deal with Kunes country Chevrolet and asked me what I wanted amongst other things that were just irrelevant to me being there just trying to shop at the store like a normal paying customer would do . I told them I was just trying to look at a watch. He then had to go in the back and tell them to come out it was safe but this is after they ran my plates and I overheard them talking about doing more of a background check on the car. The employees finally came out of the back and proceeded to conduct business like they previously were as we walked up . This was one of the the most degrading and racially prejudice things I've ever experienced in life and wouldn't wish this on anyone . This store needs to be called out and that's what I'm doing . You have no right to profile someone because of their race and nationality and this incident needs to be brought to light and I urge anyone who ever is thinking of shopping here reads this and doesn't bring any business to this discriminatory place .




There's a reason this community is often referred to as "Whitefolks Bay."

Scott Walker’s sons were paid $1,500 a month to campaign for Walker

http://bloggingblue.com/2015/10/scott-walkers-son-were-paid-1500-a-month-to-campaign-for-walker/

Apparently there are no limits to Scott Walker’s tendencies towards cronyism & nepotism.

Gov. Scott Walker’s two college-aged sons were paid about $1,500 a month to campaign for their dad during his brief run for president.

Walker’s campaign finance report filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission shows that both Matt and Alex were paid roughly $1,500 a month by the campaign.

The report shows Alex Walker was paid $4,819 between June 30 and September and Matt Walker was paid $4,824.

Scott Walker's presidential campaign faces $1 million deficit

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/scott-walkers-finance-reports-to-provide-insight-into-failed-campaign-b99597334z1-333074031.html


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker raised $7.4 million for his short-lived presidential bid but spent his cash as quickly as it came in, leaving the campaign with a debt of at least $1 million once all the bills roll in, according to sources and a report filed with federal elections officials Thursday.

As of the end of last month, the campaign had spent $6.4 million, with more unpaid bills still showing up. The campaign burned through about $90,000 a day without even running major broadcast ads, doing so months before the first votes are cast. The full extent of the deficit may not be revealed until the campaign files its next report with the Federal Election Commission in January. Sources familiar with the campaign's situation said it will take many months to pay off the more than $1 million debt and described it as a "campaign nightmare."

The figures provide perspective on the challenges and missteps that undid the state's first major presidential candidate in generations and on a debt that could serve as a drag on Walker's political prospects going forward. He dropped out of the race on Sept. 21, unable to sustain financially a candidacy that had soared early but then plummeted.

Contributions to Walker's campaign peaked in July with $2.4 million, but dropped by 50% in August, the month when he was deemed to have given a tepid performance in the first GOP debate. Donations dropped even further in September, but spending stayed strong. The governor's campaign manager made more than $50,000 for 71 days of work, while Walker's sons, Matt and Alex, drew nearly $10,000 in salary between them over those 10 weeks.



The article refers to Wanker's "high burn rate." No mention of the burn Wisconsinites are feeling over Wanker's performance.

"During the debate, the candidates mentioned the middle class eleven times...

... Once for each remaining member of the middle class." ~ Seth Meyers

Following the example set by Jesus, the Pope ...

Is the DNC trying to lose?

If not, why does their website have not a single link to information about registering to vote?

https://www.democrats.org/


I know my own state's Democratic Party website also has no links to any information about registering to vote. Might help explain why Scott Walker has won three gubernatorial elections.

http://www.wisdems.org/



I'm not claiming that this demonstrates that party leaders want us to lose, but it sure makes you wonder.

Does your state's party website have voter registration information?

Breaking: Ben Carson announces he dropping out ...

BREAKING: Ben Carson announces he’s dropping out of presidential race to travel country rushing gunmen.


The US military is the most powerful in the world*.

*but can be stopped from imposing tyranny by a couple of bros open carrying.


Don’t worry, Republicans, if Paul Ryan won’t take the Speaker job, Mitt Romney has binders full of people who will.


Donald Trump: "I won't call the victims' families after a school shooting when I'm president. I like people who don't get shot."



https://twitter.com/TeaPartyCat

RIP Tyler, 1976-2015

We lost a loved one this week.

After many years struggling with mental illness, Tyler chose to end his own life.

A gentle man who loved nature and tried to never hurt anyone or anything. A man who despite being a graduate of a prestigious Ivy League university, chose to work at an animal shelter and at a cooperative farm. A tireless advocate for food security for the poor.

Tyler has finally found the peace he could not find in life. We love and miss you Tyler.


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Paul Ryan: Why He's Everything That's Wrong With The GOP (The Progressive)

http://progressive.org/news/2015/10/188356/paul-ryan-why-hes-everything-that%E2%80%99s-wrong-gop


But the idea that Paul Ryan is the answer to the GOP’s troubles is not a healthy sign. A closer look at Ryan shows that he embodies many of the problems plaguing the GOP, causing them to alienate voters and lose elections.

...

1. Before he put on his “budget genius” costume, Ryan came to power by representing the “partial-birth abortion” crowd, running a lurid campaign with heavy support from the most extreme anti-women’s-health wing of the Republican party in Wisconsin. His Todd Akin-like comments on rape might please his base, but are a big turnoff to women.

2. Ryan moved on from his abortion obsession to become an advocate for Social Security privatization and a chief cheerleader for the War in Iraq - neither of which have turned out to be winners with the public.

3. Ryan’s next stab at seizing national recognition was his famous budget blueprint which earned a loud and public rebuke from Catholic leaders for its harshness toward the poor. That policy document, which landed with a thud when Ryan first produced it, was revived as evidence of his brilliance within the Republican party establishment when he became Mitt Romney’s running mate in 2012. Ultimately, Ryan’s budget vision helped lead to Romney’s defeat, cementing the ticket’s image as a campaign for the 1%, trickledown economics, big tax breaks for corporations and the rich, and austerity for the poor.
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