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Selfie Time

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Taking a selfie with his sister Auma Obama at the Safaricom Indoor Arena. Photo by Pete Souza


116 Responses to “Selfie Time”


  1. 1 taiping1
    August 1, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Such beautiful smiles!

  2. August 1, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Good Afternoon, Everyone 🙂

    • 3 Nena20409
      August 1, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      Taiping1 and Rekyrah are Gold ⭐ ⭐ winners. 🙂
      What a Beautiful Picture!
      I appreciate their Pearly Enamels……long, straight and Healthy 🙂

  3. August 1, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Mission Accomplished: Planned Parenthood Attacks Coordinated by High-Ranking Republican Operatives

    …They Called Themselves “Groundswell”

    Just after Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012, disappointed conservative thought leaders came together at the annual CPAC conference in Washington, D.C. to strategize. Demoralized but determined, they formed a plan to fight a “30-front war to fundamentally transform the nation.”

    In early 2013, they formed an email group to begin the process of organizing for action and messaging coordination. Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions’ key aide Danielle Cutrona was part of the group, as was Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Former UN Ambassador John Bolton, Breitbart News Editor John Nolte, Family Research Council officials Jerry Boykin and Ken Blackwell, Tea Party Patriots Founder Jenny Beth Martin, Washington, D.C. attorney and public relations expert Diana Banister, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, former Congressman Allen West, former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino, Frank Gaffney, and Ted Cruz staffer Max Pappas rounded out the top-tier of group participants, according to David Corn’s report.

    http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2015/07/31/mission-accomplished-planned-parenthood-attacks-coordinated-high-ranking-republican-operatives/

    • 5 jackiegrumbacher
      August 1, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      So, in other words, rikyrah, this is a group of saboteurs working to undermine the federal government and the American people. One of the Chief Justices of the US is utterly compromised by his wife’s active association with this sabotage and should himself be subject to impeachment hearings. I am so sick and tired of the way that unelected partisans can declare war on the US and receive absolutely no scrutiny by the US media, who routinely overlook or absolve any act–no matter how heinous– if it’s perpetrated done by Republicans.

    • 6 vcprezofan2
      August 1, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      “Poor” Barack seems to push these plotters into overdrive whenever he is successful!!!!! Seems to be the same playbook from 2009.

      I find it ironic that the only time the Republicans can get anything done is when they are united to plot war against someone, some group, or, frankly, against the nation. They co-ordinate and follow-through ‘beautifully’ then, but in all these years they haven’t coordinated to bring forth an alternative healthcare plan or to do anything positive for the benefit of the nation.

  4. 7 taiping1
    August 1, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Thanks Nerdy, amk and BTs for your dedication and general excellence! Better than the news with its GOP narratives.

  5. August 1, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    So sad. Of course she was not the target. Most never are. Seems for every gangbanger taken out, there are at least two, if not three people who contributed positively to the community….which is why I feel the soul of the community crying with each of these deaths. For we know what loss we have . We know the imprint that they will never make.

    …………………………………

    Death of a Young Black Journalist
    BY SARAH STILLMAN
    JULY 30, 2015

    On the night of May 27th, Charnice Milton, a twenty-seven-year-old journalist, was heading home from an assignment. She’d stopped to transfer buses in Anacostia, in Washington, D.C., after covering a neighborhood meeting for a Capitol Hill paper called the Hill Rag. According to police, Milton took a bullet aimed at another passerby, in a neighborhood that’s seen much of the twenty-per-cent increase in homicides in D.C. from this time last year. Her killing remains unsolved.

    http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/death-of-a-young-black-journalist

  6. August 1, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Republicans slam brakes on voting rights bill
    By Mike Lillis – 08/01/15 06:00 AM EDT

    House Republican leaders are slamming the brakes on voting rights legislation, insisting that any movement on the issue go through a key Republican committee chairman who opposes the proposal.

    House Democrats are pressing hard on GOP leaders to bring the new voter protections directly to the floor.

    That would sidestep consideration in the House Judiciary Committee, where Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) has rejected a bipartisan proposal to update the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA) in the wake of a 2013 Supreme Court decision that gutted a central provision of that law.

    http://itk.thehill.com/homenews/house/249959-republicans-slam-brakes-on-voting-rights-bill

    • 11 99ts
      August 1, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      The only bills that seem to go directly to the floor are GOP partisan attacks on the people of the USA. It seems this ALWAYS happens during democrat administrations – yet the GOP expect – and often get – bipartisanship when the republicans are running (ruining?) the country.

  7. 12 Niliathiel
    August 1, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Such a cute picture. 🙂

    Btw, this whole planned parenthood protest crap is so extremely weird from a German perspective…

    • 13 99ts
      August 1, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      And from Australia – we have debates on abortion (more since US tactics seem to get copied) but there have NEVER been attacks on women’s health clinics nor on women’s right to birth control. Truly weird coming from a supposedly developed nation.

  8. 14 Dudette
    August 1, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    10 miles from my house! Ugh!

  9. 16 Dudette
    August 1, 2015 at 2:31 pm

  10. 17 Dudette
    August 1, 2015 at 2:32 pm

  11. 21 Dudette
    August 1, 2015 at 2:34 pm

  12. 22 Dudette
    August 1, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    • August 1, 2015 at 4:50 pm

      Bet they will all be at church tomorrow, worshipping Jesus Christ, who would whup their asses if He were here, and will do when He gets here again! Sooner the better –

    • August 1, 2015 at 5:24 pm

      These People vote in every election…that is why we have secessionists in public office…they will be voting in 2016…what will Democrats be doing

  13. 25 Dudette
    August 1, 2015 at 2:35 pm

  14. 26 Dudette
    August 1, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    • 27 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      August 1, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      THOSE DEMONSTRATORS ARE AS IGNORANT AS THE HITLERS THEY FOLLOW….THIS IS ALSO THE DESIRE OF THE CURRENT REPUBLICAN PARTY…OPPRESS AND MAKE EM’ GUESS!

    • August 1, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      Btw that makes me want to mention something semi related. Here in Germany such rallies (as in with swastika flags) would not be possible. We have little rallies of neo nazis (usually dissolved quickly for riot danger and met in all cases by far larger counter demonstration groups) but they would never be allowed to show that flag, because it is illegal here to display swastikas and other Nazi related symbols such as the sig runes for example.

  15. 29 Dudette
    August 1, 2015 at 2:37 pm

  16. August 1, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    ‘The concept from an iconic Star Trek scene is working its way to commercial use, with innumerable military applications. In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Scotty barters for materials by offering up the formula for “transparent aluminum.” [1] The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is making that concept a reality. The lab is working to improve transparent bulletproof armor for vehicles and face shields, as well as lighter weight bulletproof windows, with the development of a new, moldable material. The material, spinel, which is more durable than glass, could significantly improve military defenses as it is produced for various uses.

    “Spinel is actually a mineral; it’s magnesium aluminate,” said Dr. Jas Sanghera, the researcher leading the project. “The advantage is it’s so much tougher, stronger, and harder than glass. It provides better protection in more hostile environments—so it can withstand sand and rain erosion. For weight-sensitive platforms-UAVs, head-mounted face shields—it’s a game-changing technology.”…“You put the powder in [a hot press], you press it under vacuum, squash this powder together—and if you can do that right, then you can get rid of all the entrapped air, and all of a sudden it comes out of there clear-looking,” Sanghera said…Spinel can be ground and polished, like gems, to increase optic quality. And, spinel allows infrared light to pass through it, which makes it optimal for military imaging systems. Glass does not transmit infrared light, so the NRL has been developing new optical materials to replace the soft and fragile optics used today…continued’

    • August 1, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      How about some developing of solar windows in solar powered cars, and some handy clean solar roadways to drive them on, instead of always mightier military? Have they simply not heard of human extinction?

  17. 32 Dudette
    August 1, 2015 at 2:38 pm

  18. August 1, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Video in link:

    ‘Robots continue to expand their repertoire in Japan three years after the opening of the Robot Restaurant in Tokyo.Henn-na Hotel, which is largely staffed by robots, is set to open in Nagasaki in western Japan on Friday. “Please enjoy your conversation with the robots, which perform their tasks efficiently but are in some ways friendly as well,” Huis Ten Bosch Co., which operates the hotel, explains on its website.’

  19. August 1, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    A big get…one of the few members of Congress who actually served in combat:

    ‘….Mr Obama has taken the opposite tack. A realistic negotiator puts himself into his adversary’s shoes. The starting point on Iran is that its desire to go nuclear is entirely rational. US-led coalitions have invaded two of Iran’s direct neighbors, Iraq and Afghanistan in the past 15 years. American troops are still there. As a rule, the US does not invade countries that have nuclear weapons. Moreover, the US labelled Iran part of the “axis of evil” in 2002, at a time when Tehran wanted to help the US in Afghanistan, where they shared enmity with the Taliban (as they still do). Mohammad Khatami, the moderate cleric who was then Iran’s president, had also signaled a nuclear deal was possible. Had President George W Bush responded, a far better one would have been available. Instead, he branded Iran evil. Unsurprisingly, Tehran stepped up its clandestine efforts.

    …Yet his detractors offer no realistic alternatives. Many Republican candidates are promising to rescind the Iran deal on “day one” of their presidency. Diplomatic norms prevent Mr Obama from pointing out that Iran is a more promising candidate for peaceful change than Saudi Arabia. Unlike that country, Iran has a quasi-democracy. About half of its university graduates are female. There are competing power centres within Iran’s theological regime. Prospects for further relaxation are easy to imagine. By contrast, the House of Saud rests on brittle foundations. Who dares guess what would come after it? Iran is a natural counterbalance to Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi theocracy. As a non-Arab country, it is incapable of dominating the Middle East. There is also the small matter of how to defeat Isis. Without Iran’s help, the US would be in far worse straits. There are moments when US presidents take risks that alter the world as we know it. Ronald Reagan’s friendship with Mikhail Gorbachev is one instance. Richard Nixon’s opening to China is another. Mr Obama’s deal with Iran is almost as breathtaking in its scope. It is quite possible that it will fail. But if it unravels it should be because of Iran, not Congress. It would be a self-inflicted defeat for the US to torpedo its most significant act of diplomacy in a generation.’

  20. 37 Dudette
    August 1, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    This is low down disgusting dirtbag stuff from the NYT non-journalist Maureen Dowd.

    • 38 Nena20409
      August 1, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      That MoDo Hit job is beyond despicable.
      Using a beloved dead son is wicked.
      Imaging his thoughts and facial condition is evil.
      MoDo must be a pathetic sad thing.

    • 39 99ts
      August 1, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      The NYT is having an all out war on Hillary – seems there will be no change to the media attacking the administration if she wins the election. As for Dowd – beyond discussion – just awful.

  21. August 1, 2015 at 2:47 pm

  22. 41 Dudette
    August 1, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Okay I dunno what I tweeted or retweeted in the last few days that they found objectionable but all of a sudden I find I have been blocked by BGD (@BlackGirlDanger) and Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady). Wish I knew what it was. I follow and retweeted them both a lot. Weird. Oh well.

    • 42 idon
      August 1, 2015 at 4:21 pm

      I don’t think you’ve done anything. I think it’s something where you are asked if you want to block the same peeps that so and so handle has blocked.

  23. August 1, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Thousands across Israel protest violence, incitement
    Uncle of murdered 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsheh speaks at Rabin Square: Before Ali there was Mohammed Abu Khdeir, and we don’t know who will be next. We want the fires to end.
    By Nir Hasson, Ilan Lior and Noa Shpigel

    “Thousands of people are taking part in rallies across Israel to protest Thursday’s stabbing attack at Jerusalem’s Gay Pride parade and the West Bank arson attack in which an 18-month-old Palestinian infant was killed.

    Nasser Dawabsheh, the uncle of the infant burned to death in the West Bank village of Douma, said at a rally in Rabin Square: “Netanyahu offers his condolences, but we ask the defense minister and the IDF to restore security in the village of Douma and in all Palestinian villages… we want this to be the end of the suffering of our people. Before Ali there was Mohammed Abu Khdeir, and we don’t know who will be next. We want the fires to end.”

    Opposition leader and Zionist Union head Isaac Herzog said at the protest that “terror is terror, period. Terrorists are terrorists, period, whether Muslim or Jewish.” He called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to order the Shin Bet to “tackle Jewish terrorism like [it does] Islamist terror.” ”

    To read the full article be sure to clear your cache and delete any Haaretz cookies.

    • August 1, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      Note this …

      “Former President Shimon Peres said he was proud to stand with the protesters in Gan Meir, but added that he was “ashamed we have reached such a dark abyss.”

      “The masks should come off tonight,” he said. “Those who call the Pride Parade ‘the beast parade’ should not be surprised when a knife is wielded against a 17-year-old girl. Those who incite against Arab-Israeli citizens should not be surprised when fire is set to churches, mosques and eventually a baby is burnt alive.” “

    • 47 CEB
      August 1, 2015 at 4:18 pm

      Good to see that many Israelis are speaking out and standing up to Israeli terrorists. I hope that they can organize to bring about change in their govt. (lst thing is to get rid of Bibi) and policies.

  24. 49 Dudette
    August 1, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    • 50 CEB
      August 1, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      i became a fan because I liked the future that was presented. I was 11-13 and living through the US/USSR stand-off, assassinations of MLK and RFK and that of JFK when i was a very confused and frightened 9 year old. A young Black girl living in the South who had daydreams of a world that I never really thought would exist. Even though the Star Trek women of the original series still held traditional positions even in the future ( communications and nursing), at least they were on a star ship and taking part of all of the risks and adventures of their male ship mates. I have beren a life-long fan of all of the various incarnations of the Star Trek world. I really like the re-boot of the series that has been featured in two recent films ( love Zachary Quinto’s “Spoke” and I just love that they made he and Uhuru a couple).

  25. 52 Linda
    August 1, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    BREAKING NEWS: Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho shot dead by poachers in Zimbabwean park

    Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho has been shot dead by poachers in a park in Zimbabwe.

    The beloved animal was protecting Cecil’s lion cubs after he was shot dead by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer earlier this month, sparking outrage around the world.

    Jericho is believed to have been gunned down during an illegal hunting operation in Hwange National Park on Saturday afternoon during.

    Johnny Rodrigues, Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said in a statement: ‘It is with great sadness and regret that we report that Jericho was shot dead at 4pm this afternoon.

    ‘We are absolutely heartbroken. We have no further details but will advise as soon as we know more.’

    Before his death there had been concerns Jericho would not be able to hold the territory of Cecil’s cubs alone and could be chased away by rival lions.

    Unprotected, the lionesses and cubs are now under threat and also move away or be killed.

    Last week Mr Rodrigues, told the Daily Mail Online Jericho was keeping the cubs safe from any rival males.

    When contacted on Saturday a woman who answered the phone said he was too devastated to speak.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3182428/Cecil-s-brother-Jericho-shot-dead-poachers-Zimbabwean-park.html#ixzz3hanm80aE
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

    —-

    Damn it….. Now all the babies will be killed…….I am so sick of rich people doing whatever they damn please….

  26. 55 GGail
    August 1, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    PBO has posted a funny tweet to Station Cmdr Kelly.
    Would be nice if someone brought it over here to TOD. 🙂

    • 56 JER
      August 1, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      • 57 JER
        August 1, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      • 60 CEB
        August 1, 2015 at 4:05 pm

        LOL! I love this exchange and how cool it is that we have the technology to make this possible. I became a space geek when i was a small child. I keep scrapbooks of the Gemini and Apollo missions and watched the moon landing of Neil Armstrong as it happened. I was at work with my high school students when we lost Challenger and grieved for quite some time. It is exciting that we are getting back into space.

      • 61 99ts
        August 1, 2015 at 5:21 pm

        And this man knows how to show respect to his President – love the tweets

      • 62 theo67
        August 1, 2015 at 8:23 pm

        It’s pretty frightening when you see the vitriol in the President’s timeline. These ignorant and reprehensible people are probably really proud of themselves. Why can’t they just enjoy their lives?

        • 63 HZ
          August 1, 2015 at 11:26 pm

          Theo67, it is because (IMO) that they have no joy. Where there is hatred, there cannot be joy. However, we must continue to keep POB’s back and lift him up daily with our goodness and joyfulness to finish this journey. He feels our love and support, I know that for sure. HZ

    • 65 Nena20409
      August 1, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      This supposed to be @POTUS ❓

  27. August 1, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Honest question:

    who, at Headquarters, thought it was a good idea to resurrect Colonel Sanders to try and sell KFC?

  28. August 1, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    another honest question, as I watch tv this afternoon, and am not able to ff the commercials:

    who, at Lays, thought that someone would want GYROS or RUBEN flavored potato chips?

    how does this go from a bullshytting session to actual research and production, to bagging it and putting it on shelves. I saw it at the store and went WHAT DA PHUQ?

  29. August 1, 2015 at 4:07 pm
  30. August 1, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    A review of the GOP candidates from across the way

    ……………….

    The Candidates

    (good grief)

    Chris Lehmann on the race for the Republican nomination

    It is a cliché of American electioneering for candidates to advertise their humble beginnings and unstinting ascent in the face of adversity. Even George W. Bush, with his Andover and Skull-and-Bones East Coast Brahmin pedigree, offered up his own version of the log cabin myth, alluding to his drunken youth and subsequent soul-saving entry into the evangelical fold, and taking self-deprecating potshots at his tricky time as part-owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team. The message was that these episodes were tests of the candidate’s resolve, temporary setbacks in the higher drama of his journey to the Texas governor’s mansion. (It didn’t matter that Bush’s gubernatorial track record was decidedly dismal, since the log cabin myth is about how you attain great office, not what you actually do when you get there.)

    http://www.lrb.co.uk/v37/n12/chris-lehmann/the-candidates

    • 72 99ts
      August 1, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      Good grief about wraps it up. The dumbing down of America in full swing.

    • 73 Nerdy Wonka
      August 1, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      Hey Rikryah, whenever you post articles, please just post one or two short paragraphs. If almost the entire article gets posted, TOD can get in trouble.

      Thanks.

  31. 74 Nerdy Wonka
    August 1, 2015 at 4:14 pm

  32. 77 Vicki
    August 1, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Dudette has tweeted about the tasteless Maureen Dowd column discussing Joe and Beau Biden. She is a bitter loon. However,
    The Dowd column was only one of two columns that supported a Biden Presidential run.
    I read the reader’s comments and while disgusted with the Dreadful Dowd, the huge majority of Times commentors want Joe Biden to run and dislike HRC.

    I think this is happening, folks. Time will tell.

    To Arapaho, on the Billy Joel issue, I will maintain a respectful silence due to Our Leader’s strong views on this matter.

  33. 78 Nerdy Wonka
    August 1, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    • 79 99ts
      August 1, 2015 at 5:27 pm

      I am imagining how many armed response units would be present if this was a group of black protesters armed with AR15s. (then I see your 3rd tweet here has the same message.

    • August 1, 2015 at 6:24 pm

      NerdyW., If you have not read this article already, I highly recommend it. Earlier this year a heard someone refer to this time as the Third Reconstruction (first was directly after the Civil War up to Lincoln’s assassination, second was the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and 60s). There is too much good stuff in here to pull out — so many rich ideas. The premise is that the Confederate Party actually continued the Civil War through terrorist, much like what happened in Iraq. They manage to reestablish the aristocratic planter class, gut the advances of the Reconstruction in giving black people equal political power, and continue their old ways with the only change being no technical slavery. It is a fascinating and sickening read. I am going to watch this blogger,

      “If the Napoleonic Wars were your model, then it was obvious that the Confederacy lost in 1865: Its capital fell, its commander surrendered, its president was jailed, and its territories were occupied by the opposing army. If that’s not defeat, what is?

      But now we have a better model than Napoleon: Iraq.

      After the U.S. forces won on the battlefield in 1865 and shattered the organized Confederate military, the veterans of that shattered army formed a terrorist insurgency that carried on a campaign of fire and assassination throughout the South until President Hayes agreed to withdraw the occupying U. S. troops in 1877. Before and after 1877, the insurgents used lynchings and occasional pitched battles to terrorize those portions of the electorate still loyal to the United States. In this way they took charge of the machinery of state government, and then rewrote the state constitutions to reverse the postwar changes and restore the supremacy of the class that led the Confederate states into war in the first place.”

      http://weeklysift.com/2014/08/11/not-a-tea-party-a-confederate-party/

  34. 81 Vicki
    August 1, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Ta-Nehisi Coates new book is at Number One on the NYT best-seller list!!!!
    This is a Real number one.
    Ordinary folks are buying this book and reading it.
    Not like books by candidates and political pundits where the GOP and DNC order huge quantities that end up as gifts to donors or on 75% off tables in bookstores. Same bullshit ratings game they play with absolutely everything. Spin and lies. That is the GOP and DNC.

    I have read major excerpts from Ta-Nehisi’s book and was blown away. I will be at Barnes and Noble’s tomorrow for my copy. Not cheerful reading, but undeniably presents a clear vision.

    PBO is a step beyond TNC. If I can make a guess I’d say that PBO sees the same landscape as the young author, but The President is able to fashion Hope from positive movements and some improvements. It seems to me that Mr. Coates cannot as yet see beyond his despair.

    I am very happy to see that Ta-Nehisi’s work is getting a wide audience.

  35. 82 Nena20409
    August 1, 2015 at 4:40 pm

  36. 84 Nena20409
    August 1, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Bob Marley sang…..Hypocrites.
    No Party epitomizes Hypocrisy than the GOPers

    and

  37. 85 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    August 1, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    THIS WORLD IS A VERY SICK PLACE AND YOU CAN THANK THE REPUBLICANS FOR OVERDOSING THE PLANET WITH THEIR POLLUTED CONVERSATIONS! THEY DISGUST ME!

  38. 86 Nena20409
    August 1, 2015 at 4:59 pm

  39. 87 desertflower
    August 1, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    I ordered my climate change t shirt from OFA today:) Yes I did.. “Science Says So” Can’t wait to wear it!!

  40. August 1, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    • 92 susanne
      August 1, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      the news cycles have mostly backed away from this ‘story’ but the people persevere. arrests continue, but seemingly without violence or even insults.

      • August 1, 2015 at 7:54 pm

        POC…indigenous folks….we are all engaged in a life and death struggle…i watch everyday on twitter…as the racists are emboldened and are encouraged to display their racist terror for all to see…and there are those who watch from the sidelines in denial….each day a person of color is killed by the police…lawmakers continue their march to bring disenfranchisement of one kind or another to America….it is not that we are not raising our voices in protest…but when it comes to doing something concrete like voting…we remain silent…those folks at the klan/confederate rally will vote in 2016…what will we as Dems do…

        • 94 susanne
          August 1, 2015 at 8:23 pm

          the rights of indigenous people, just like the rights of black people, stem from a shared humanity and dignity. the opposition to those rights stems from an atavistic drive by white people to maintain a pool of oppressed, cheap labor. it’s a fight for (and against) justice– a fundamental value we supposedly share in this country.

  41. August 1, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Republican Hypocrisy on Iran

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARDAUG. 1, 2015

    “Negotiating with enemies is an essential component of statecraft and can be a crucial alternative to war. Even when America was at the height of its powers, its leaders — including Republicans — knew that any successful deal would involve some compromise with the other side, not complete capitulation. Yet that is exactly what the Republicans are demanding of Iran today as they lay plans to repudiate Mr. Obama’s hard-won accord in pursuit of some mythical “better” deal.

    The accord has shortcomings, as all do, and there are risks in any decision. But a preponderance of responsible opinion — the five major powers, the United Nations Security Council, most American nuclear experts and scores of leading American diplomats — have endorsed the pact as the best way to ensure that Iran does not get a nuclear weapon.

    America is stronger when important national security decisions have bipartisan consensus. None of that seems to matter to the accord’s opponents, many of whom never intended to vote for the deal and made clear during congressional hearings last week that facts will not change their minds.”

    • August 1, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      “He added that the President’s speech will include the nuclear negotiations and the conclusion reached in Vienna on July 14, the government’s plans for continuing economy management, as well as the regional and global relations.

      He further highlighted the importance of informing the nation of the latest measures, positions and strategies taken by the government following the recent developments in the international scene and the new atmosphere resulted from the nuclear agreement between Iran and the 5+1.”

  42. August 1, 2015 at 7:22 pm

  43. 99 tnmtngirl
    August 1, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    df, Just ordered my t-shirt. 🙂

  44. August 1, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    I never read her trash and have wondered the same for a very long time ….

  45. August 1, 2015 at 7:33 pm

  46. 106 JER
    August 1, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    • 107 theo67
      August 1, 2015 at 8:36 pm

      Hillary does NOT have this locked, and it’s infuriating to see these kind of reports, like there are no other contenders, or as thought she’s articulated a winning message. She hasn’t.

  47. 108 JER
    August 1, 2015 at 7:50 pm


    President Barack Obama boards Marine One at Joint Base Andrews. He will spend the rest of the weekend in Camp David.

  48. 110 GGail
    August 1, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/08/01/us/ap-us-snowball-student-lawsuit.html?_r=0
    Snowball Case Melts; Teen Sues Detroit District Over Arrest
    DETROIT — A teenager who spent nearly 40 days in custody before a judge cleared him of throwing a dangerous snowball is suing the Detroit school district, saying his rights were violated by a malicious prosecution.

    Dominique Rondeau, now 18, was accused of throwing an icy snowball that shattered the windshield of a school police car in December 2013. He denied it. Unable to come up with $2,000 bond, he spent weeks in juvenile detention until his bond was reduced.

    A judge dismissed the case after officers looked at a video in court and couldn’t identify Rondeau as the person who threw the snowball, the Detroit Free Press reported Saturday (http://on.freep.com/1LWvkI4 ).

    “The only evidence they had was the camera, and the camera couldn’t see anything,” said Rondeau, who was 16 at the time.

    Maria Miller, a spokeswoman for prosecutors, said her office relied on the officers’ assertions that they could identify Rondeau, who is considered emotionally impaired and has had other run-ins with authorities.

    Rondeau has a lawsuit pending in federal court. He says his rights were violated by the school district and the officers. The district denies any wrongdoing.

    “How does it even get this far? Didn’t anybody look at the video?” said Rondeau’s attorney, Wolfgang Mueller.

  49. 111 Nena20409
    August 1, 2015 at 8:06 pm

  50. 112 Nena20409
    August 1, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Now, Count Von Knoller has earned his pay?

  51. August 1, 2015 at 8:09 pm

  52. August 1, 2015 at 9:24 pm


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