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June 27, 2014

Fox News Host Rips Michele Bachmann Apart For Being A ‘Silly’ Hypocrite (VIDEO)


Fox News Host Rips Michele Bachmann Apart For Being A ‘Silly’ Hypocrite (VIDEO)
Author: Ryan Denson June 25, 2014 8:38 pm
Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann


Now that we are fully aware Speaker Boehner and House Republicans are suing President Obama over his use of executive orders, we can commence the explosion that will occur in the GOPs face. And today it started on Fox News when anchor Neil Cavuto lambasted the representative from Minnesota on her wasted efforts to bring forth the lawsuit and argued that it would not go anywhere, that it was a waste of time, and it was a waste of resources while we have bigger and better fish to fry in the country. Bachmann wasn’t having it.

Cavuto made clear from the beginning that he thought of this lawsuit as nothing but “an enormous waste of effort” and “a political football.” He then made note that President George Bush used his authoritative action the same way President Obama has.

When Cavuto grilled Bachmann on why she and other House Republicans didn’t take up a lawsuit before and waited until now to do it, Bachmann responded just as you would expect her too: rolling her eyes and saying “Criminy” (no, really) and then blamed Speaker John Boehner for not doing it earlier. Cavuto’s response:

“Where was your rage when Democrats were going after President Bush on the same use of executive orders, because I think you knew then that that was a waste of time then and I think you know in your heart of hearts this is a waste of time now.”


Then Bachmann made the mistake of saying we should “defund the executive branch” saying “cut it! Make it hurt! Because if they don’t have money, they won’t have power!” moments after stressing the importance of an equal three branch system. That’s when Cavuto really let her have his rage:

“Think about what you’re saying,” he shouted at the bewildered Congresswoman. “Defund the executive branch? Congresswoman! If Democrats had said to you, ‘we’re going to defund President Bush,’ you would have laughed at them and so you should have been.”

Then the host exploded when Bachmann tried to avert attention from executive authority to the phony IRS scandal. When that happened, Cavuto put his foot down, shouting “No! Now you’re just conflating issues and being silly!”

It’s actually hard to contain your laughter when Bachmann says “the American people are absolutely outraged.” Take note, Congresswoman: an extremist fraction of the Republican Party is not “the American People.” And being outraged over something they clearly don’t understand doesn’t constitute a real “outrage.”

June 23, 2014

What the hell is wrong with search engines?

I've used bing, google, duckduckgo, dogpile and they all do it.

Type in any variation of racist attacks on blacks, white on black violence and all that comes up is blog crap on racist black on white violence.

If one believes the search machines - there are NO racially motivated attacks on blacks, only whites.

What up with that?

June 22, 2014

Mentally ill prisoner died hooded, strapped to chair while guards chatted nearby, suit claims By Tom

Mentally ill prisoner died hooded, strapped to chair while guards chatted nearby, suit claims
By Tom Boggioni
Friday, June 20, 2014 11:37 EDT


The family of a mentally ill Colorado prison inmate who died while in custody has filed a lawsuit alleging guards stood around joking while failing to attend to his medical needs following a seizure caught on tape.

According to the lawsuit, at least 16 state prison staff members did nothing to help Christopher Lopez, 35, as he suffered seizures and died after being restrained in a chair, as documented in the video provided to 9News.

According to his family, Lopez, who had just been released from nine-and-a-half months in solitary confinement, suffered from bipolar schizoaffective disorder.

Two days after being released from solitary, he was discovered by jailers lying on the floor in his cell barely conscious. Instead of calling for medical assistance, the guards allegedly put Lopez in chains and placed a ‘spit hood’ over his head before strapping him into a chair.

While restrained by the chair, Lopez can be seen in the video having one or two grand mal seizures before slumping over. It is not clear if any staff saw the seizures as the video camera filming him appeared to be unmanned.

Prison staff eventually took Lopez out of the chair and placed him on his side on the ground, with one officer saying, “”Holler if anything changes,” and another replying, “Like, if he stops breathing?”

Hours later an on-call mental-health clinician speaks to Lopez through the food slot in his door, “What are you doing? Why are you doing this?”

She then adds “I can see you breathing.”

“Is he still on the floor?” asks one guard to which another replies, “Uh huh.”

Another guard can be heard to say “He likes it on the floor.”

The officers then stood by talking about Disneyland and Walmart before deciding to take Lopez out of his restraints.

At 9:24 a.m., approximately 18 minutes after the video showed Lopez taking his last meaningful breath, an officer says, “We need to check this guy’s pulse.”

Finding no pulse, prison medical staff attempted CPR to no avail.

A coroner report states that Lopez died of natural causes, likely the result of a sodium deficiency which the family believes may have been brought on by the psychotropic medications Lopez had been receiving.

The lawsuit, filed by the family states, “‘We have a ringside seat to watch Mr. Lopez suffer two grand mal seizures in front of the camera while the Defendants idly stand about and discuss their views about Wal-Mart and other equally important topics, laughing and joking with one another, all the while completely ignoring the dying man in their charge.”

According to Adrienne Jacobson, a spokesperson for the Department of Corrections, three staff members were fired and five more were reprimanded for their actions that day.

In 2007, Lopez was sentenced to a two-year prison sentence for trespassing, however while in prison he assaulted a corrections officer and an additional four years were tacked on to his sentence.

The lawsuit by the family seeks unspecified damages, but Lopez family attorney David Lane wants more answers.

“There has to be more than hand wringing and finger wagging when something like this happens,” he said. “His death was eminently preventable. All they had to do was get medical help for him, and they couldn’t be bothered.”

Lane added, “The Department of Corrections treated Christopher Lopez in a way that an animal should not be treated.”

Watch the video below from 9News:http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/20/mentally-ill-prisoner-died-hooded-strapped-to-chair-while-guards-chatted-nearby-suit-claims/?utm_source=crowdignite.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=crowdignite.com

June 20, 2014

Glenn Beck: ‘Liberals, You Were Right,’ We Should Never Have Gone into Iraq

Glenn Beck: ‘Liberals, You Were Right,’ We Should Never Have Gone into Iraq
by Andrew Kirell | 5:59 pm, June 17th, 2014 video

Glenn Beck led off his radio show on Tuesday morning with a stirring monologue about all the ways he believes the left and right can come together to “heal” America. As part of that, Beck suggested that perhaps all Americans can come together to recognize the blunder that was invading and occupying Iraq in 2003 — an act that he now regrets having supported.

After listing the Veterans Affairs Department scandal and the fight against Common Core standards as two ways in which the left and right can unite, Beck asserted that “maybe we could come together now on this nightmare in Iraq.”

He then took a contrite tone and admitted [emphasis ours]:

From the beginning, most people on the left were against going into Iraq. I wasn’t. At the time I believed that the United States was under threat from Saddam Hussein. I really truly believed that Saddam Hussein was funding terrorists. We knew that. He was funding the terrorists in Hamas. We knew that he was giving money. We could track that. We knew he hated us. We knew that without a shadow of a doubt. It wasn’t much or a stretch to believe that he would fund a terror strike against us, especially since he would say that. So I took him at his word.

[...] Now, in spite of the things I felt at the time when we went into war, liberals said: We shouldn’t get involved. We shouldn’t nation-build. And there was no indication the people of Iraq had the will to be free. I thought that was insulting at the time. Everybody wants to be free. They said we couldn’t force freedom on people. Let me lead with my mistakes. You are right. Liberals, you were right. We shouldn’t have.

He went on to declare that “You cannot force democracy on the Iraqis or anybody else,” largely because “If people vote for Sharia Law, they vote for Sharia Law.” Considering how many hundreds of thousands of lives, and trillions of dollars spent on the war, Beck put forward the idea that maybe we should never have gone in the first place.

-RELATED: Glenn Beck Takes on Ann Coulter for Calling Libertarians ‘Pussies’

“I have more of a chance of hacking off my loyal listeners and audience by saying this,” he conceded, “but so be it: Not one more life. Not one more life. Not one more dollar, not one more airplane, not one more bullet, not one more Marine, not one more arm or leg or eye. Not one more.”

For his conclusion, Beck said that Republicans need to listen to their non-interventionist instincts before “politicizing” Iraq and supporting another military action simply because of politics — i.e., because the president is a Democrat. “This has to become about the principles because in the principles we all agree,” he ended. “Enough is enough. Bring them home, period.”

Watch below, via TheBlazeTV: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/glenn-beck-liberals-you-were-right-we-should-never-have-gone-into-iraq/
June 20, 2014

Maine GOP Legislator: Rape should be legal.

Maine GOP Legislator: Rape should be legal.
by BrainwrapFollow


Republican: If a Woman Has Right to an Abortion, a Man Should Have Right to Force Himself on a Woman

Republican Maine state Representative Lawrence Lockman is under fire for comments he’s made in the media regarding rape, abortion, and homosexuality.

An investigation by Mike Tipping, an activist with Maine People’s Alliance, found numerous offensive comments made by the Republican in various newspaper interviews.

Perhaps the most inflammatory was a press statement from 1995 in which Lockman says “If a woman has (the right to an abortion), why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t (in most cases) result in anyone’s death.”


This guy is sooooo whacko:


June 18, 2014

Trump to Newsmax TV: US Should Seize Iraq Oil

Trump to Newsmax TV: US Should Seize Iraq Oil

Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 11:55 AM

By Dan Weil


As Sunni militants reportedly took control of Iraq's largest oil refinery Wednesday, business titan Donald Trump, founder and CEO of Trump Corp., urged the U.S. government to take control of Iraq's oil Wednesday on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV.

"I've been predicting for a long time that somebody, most likely the bad guys, are going to get the oil," he told J.D. Hayworth and John Bachman in an exclusive interview.

"And if you look at this morning, they [the Sunni militia] veered off course, and instead of going into Baghdad initially — they'll get that later, don't worry about it — they decided to do the smart thing."

That was to go after Iraq's oil. "So now they have the oil, and they have lots of land, and they have lots of support, and they have lots of money, and they have our equipment, and we're a very stupidly run country."

Iraq now exports approximately 2.5 million barrels a day of crude, and approximately 300,000 barrels of that go to the United States, according to the Energy Information Agency. Those 300,000 barrels represent approximately 4 percent of U.S. imports.

Trump says the United States never should have intervened in Iraq in the first place. "But if we were going to be there, take the oil before Iran gets it or before the other militants get it," he said.

"What happened now is the worst nightmare."

Meanwhile, Trump is not surprised with Tuesday's news that consumer prices rose 0.4 percent last month, the most since February 2013.

"I'm not surprised because our country is a mess," he argues. "Our leader is incompetent, our country is an absolute mess and we're laughed at all over the world."

Trump is spending a lot of time overseas as he works on real estate projects in the Middle East and Europe. Foreigners "have no respect for Obama, no respect for our country," he notes. "They don’t even view us as a factor anymore."

The guys in white jackets and a big net need to seize ol' Badgerhair and put him where its padded and padlocked.

June 18, 2014

NYTimes: Captured Suspect Said Benghazi Attack Revenge For Anti-Islam Video


Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 04:13 PM PDT
NYTimes: Captured Suspect Said Benghazi Attack Revenge For Anti-Islam Video

by AlyoshaKaramazovFollow

Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the suspect captured by U.S. special forces on Tuesday for his role in the 2012 Benghazi attack, reportedly said he was motivated in part by the anti-Islam online video made in America, according to the New York Times.

"What he did in the period just before the attack has remained unclear. But Mr. Abu Khattala told other Libyans in private conversations during the night of the attack that he was moved to attack the diplomatic mission to take revenge for an insult to Islam in an American-made online video," Times reporter David Kirkpatrick wrote in a story on Khattala on Tuesday.

June 15, 2014

A thought. If Bachmann hadn't announced her retirement ......

By Eric Cantor losing this week and Boehner saying he will step down from the Speaker-ship, does that mean we have near missed a Speaker Bachmann? Yes I know, Iowa, irregularities, resignations .... but some of these people have pulled it off before - to them and their base arrogance and sticking to their stories, stonewalling, only works to their advantage.


June 12, 2014

Canter down, McConnel gong down, Bachmann leaving, Boehner may be leaving .......

About time. Who else is leaving or going down?

TeaPublican dead pool:

Who's next?

June 10, 2014

Fox Analyst On VA Controversy: “Where Was The Outrage During The Bush Years?”

He won't be invited back.

Friday night, Former Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, a Fox News military analyst, offered a surprising defense of President Obama and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki over the VA scandal. Peters defended Shinseki as the media’s “whipping boy” over a long-troubled VA.

He said, “Where was the outrage during the Bush years? I’m not a defender of President Obama by any means, but this is a long-standing problem.”

Mediate reports:

He told Megyn Kelly that blaming Shinseki and booting him out would be like a patient blaming the doctor for their cancer; he’s just one administrator overseeing the problem, and even if he is at fault, he’s hardly the first VA Secretary who hasn’t done a bang-up job at the position.

Peters was bothered by how everyone calling for Shinseki’s head (including a Democrat here and there) has not gone further to make any concrete suggestions or name any names for who could replace him. He said a lot of the outrage is likely “mock” because people have known about this for years.

American Legion National Commander Daniel Dellinger argued that Shinseki is at fault because he was supposed to be different and fix the problems, but he didn’t and needs to be held accountable.

Peters found it remarkable how this has “suddenly” become a crisis.

Watch (uploaded on YouTube via Mediate):

We should all be outraged over the controversy, but fingers can be pointed at a lot of people, including the previous administration. Cuts to Veterans benefits, funding cuts for hospitals, staffing and equipment, for extended unemployment benefits, for jobs and training are also at issue so be careful where you point your fingers.

Just fix it.

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