Archive for September 9th, 2015

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Sep
15

The #IranDeal and the Great Republican Hissy-fit

With Senator Maria Cantwell becoming the 42nd Senate Democrat to come out in favor of the nuclear deal agreed to between Iran and the P5+1, President Obama not only has a veto-proof majority in the Senate and House, but also a bloc which can filibuster the bill of disapproval from even coming to a vote. In chess this is known as “checkmate”. The GOP has no moves left.

Except, of course, this is the GOP.

“Checkmate,” says Pres. Obama.

“Checkmate?” asks some elephantine GOPer. “Look, over there!” And then he proceeds to turn over the game board.

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09
Sep
15

A Tweet Or Two

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Sometimes, we truly do live in a SICK country

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Amazing

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Racists gonna racist

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Idiots

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Just another day being Black and Latino in America

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09
Sep
15

President and Dr Biden Speak at Macomb Community College

3:40 EDT: President Obama and Dr Jill Biden Speak at Macomb Community College, Warren, Michigan

09
Sep
15

The Great Migration

A group of migrants leaves a collection point in the village of Roszke, Hungary, September 7, 2015, as they decided to go the nearest town of Szeged. – Reuters/Marko Djurica

With the new millennium, Europe increasingly became a magnet for migrants. Such a migration engendered nativist movements, racism, and violence. (In the former East Germany, migrants’ hostels were firebombed at an alarming rate. In France, the National Front kept gaining in popularity as the immigrant population kept increasing.)

But what we’re seeing this year is something Europe hasn’t witnessed since the end of World War II. Frankly, it’s something Europe has never witnessed. A swathe of humanity is on the march, and it’s heading for European shores.

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09
Sep
15

On right-wing “heroes”

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The Right’s favorite Democrat, Kim Davis, was released from her contempt of court sentence on the understanding that she won’t interfere with her clerks doing their jobs.

This may be a short-lived reprieve, as her lawyer has said that he doesn’t see how Ms. Davis will be able to, in good conscience, allow her clerks to do their jobs and marry those heathen, damned to hell icky gay people. So, she may be back in the “Real Orange is the New Black” soon.

But, that’s neither here nor there. I have a more pressing question to investigate

Why are right wing heroes so bent in the head?

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09
Sep
15

Early Bird Rise and Shine

On This Day: First Lady Michelle Obama embraces Vicki Kennedy following President Barack Obama’s health care address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Today (all times Eastern)

12:20: The President departs the White House

1:50: Arrives Michigan

2:25: Tours Michigan Technical Education Center; Macomb Community College, Warren, Michigan

3:40: Delivers remarks on making community college free

4:55: Departs Michigan

6:25: Arrives White House

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On This Day: President Barack Obama throws a ball for Bo, the family dog, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Sept. 9, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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MoooOOOooorning!




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