| Political Talk|| WH considering refugee status for Hondurans - cwill on 7/24/14 at 10:19 pm|
By exec order.
Can't believe this hasn't hit the TD wire:
[quote]Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous t...
| Political Talk|| Tea Leoni is M Secretary - cwill on 7/12/14 at 9:31 pm|
Will be the most puke inducing show since The West Wing or The Newsroom....
| Political Talk|| Blackwater Trial: Lead Blackwater manager threatened life of investigator - cwill on 6/30/14 at 9:56 am|
[quote]WASHINGTON — Just weeks before Blackwater guards fatally shot 17 civilians at Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007, the State Department began investigating the security contractor’s operations in Iraq. But the inquiry was abandoned after Blackwater’s top manager there issued a threat: “that he co...
| Political Talk|| How incredibly out of touch is Hilary? - cwill on 6/23/14 at 2:55 pm|
[quote] Clinton responded to criticism of her wealth in an interview with the Guardian newspaper published Saturday night by suggesting Americans won't be concerned about the more than $100 million her family has reportedly earned in recent years because they're not "truly well off."
"They don't ...
| Political Talk|| The Racist Element of the Bergdahl Trade - cwill on 6/9/14 at 5:34 pm|
[quote]I want to make it clear that I’m not criticizing the president for his decision to rescue Bergdahl, but there’s something that the white left is afraid to talk about here. When Obama traded five men of color for one white man – he made a very clear statement about race. He let the entire worl...
| Political Talk|| New law enforcement robots! - cwill on 6/7/14 at 8:24 pm|
Can wield the excessive force of 5 cops!
[quote]“In many ways, these robots’ actions are indistinguishable from those of our brave men and women in uniform,” McClintock added. According to its designers, the AP-12 is outfitted with numerous features that make it ideal for abruptly resorting to e...
| Political Talk|| MAD: Trading Pvt Bergdahl - cwill on 6/5/14 at 9:16 am|
| Political Talk|| College expels "rapist" for having consensual sex - cwill on 6/5/14 at 9:02 am|
And the result of Federal involvement in campus life? Hysteria and injustice:'
[quote]The student, identified only as "John Doe," had sex with his accuser on September 8th, 2013, according to details of the case obtained by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Both Doe and his accus...
| Political Talk|| "Hillary is banal, corrupted, drained of vibrancy and passion." - cwill on 5/13/14 at 2:11 pm|
Epic Greenwald rant when asked about all the “early presidential jockeying” for 2016:
[quote]“Hillary is banal, corrupted, drained of vibrancy and passion. I mean, she’s been around forever, the Clinton circle. She’s a fricking hawk and like a neocon, practically. She’s surrounded by all these sle...
| Political Talk|| Frack Free Mandeville - cwill on 5/12/14 at 1:03 pm|
[quote]In mid-April, word started spreading like wildfire among Louisiana residents: Helis Oil & Gas LLC wants to drill a well in search of oil and gas on a 960-acre tract of land about 30 miles from New Orleans, in the Mandeville area.
Helis plans to use hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to ex...
| Political Talk|| The Blame Bush Era May Be at its End - cwill on 5/2/14 at 1:58 pm|
[quote]Moreover, the percentage who believe that Obama inherited the nation’s current economic conditions has dipped below 50 percent for the first time. According to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, it’s just 46 percent of Americans. Although that’s only one poll, it’s far beyond the p...
| Political Talk|| Explaining Inequality Over $16 Cocktails - cwill on 4/30/14 at 6:56 pm|
[quote]It’s easy to mock VOX DOT COM. (Trust me, I know.) But, for some strange reason, they’ve decided to make it even easier. To wit: Matthew Yglesias recently discussed the evils of the accumulation of wealth with anti-income-inequality auteur Thomas Piketty … at the bar of the St. Regis Hotel in...
| Political Talk|| Tax Day - Some #s - cwill on 4/15/14 at 10:45 am|
[quote]It’s Tax Day! The deadline for U.S. taxpayers to file their returns is April 15, and the Internal Revenue Service publishes plenty of statistics on how much income people across the country are declaring. Unfortunately, in a lot of cases, the most recent numbers are from 2011; the figures are...
| Political Talk|| "Arrest Climate Change Deniers" - Adam Weinstein - cwill on 3/28/14 at 2:40 pm|
[quote]Man-made climate change happens. Man-made climate change kills a lot of people. It's going to kill a lot more. We have laws on the books to punish anyone whose lies contribute to people's deaths. It's time to punish the climate-change liars.
This is an argument that's just being discussed ...
| Political Talk|| This is how you know Nate Silver is Legit - cwill on 3/24/14 at 9:20 am|
The left is now going after him. Krugman at NYT has a blog hit out on him titled "Tarnished Silver". :lol:
[quote]Timothy Egan joins the chorus of those dismayed by Nate Silver’s new FiveThirtyEight. I’m sorry, but I have to agree: so far it looks like something between a disappointment and a dis...
| Political Talk|| So TX gay marriage ban was struck down today... - cwill on 2/26/14 at 2:43 pm|
And Dan Patrick who is running for Lieutenant Gov here in Texas on the typical gays-grrr, abortion-grrr, illegal immigrants-grrr platform, in a mad rush to be the first to comment took to twitter and produced this gem:
| Political Talk|| Everyone's favorite little communist Jesse Myerson strikes again... - cwill on 2/17/14 at 6:06 pm|
I don't know where to start...this ahistoric moron loves lists so I'll just give you #3 and you can go from there:
[quote]3. Communism killed 110 million* people for resisting dispossession.
*The number cited is as consistent as it is rooted in sound research; i.e., not.
Greg Gutfeld, one o...
| Political Talk|| Keystone - Salazar - cwill on 2/5/14 at 6:21 pm|
Salazar, Sec of Interior, spoke at NAPE today and said keystone can be safely built...of course he added that there would be strict enviro standards. He summed it up as a "win-win" as a boost for econ and as funding for enviro along the route.
This thing gets green lighted after midterms....
| Political Talk|| 1984 may be arriving 30 years late.... - cwill on 1/31/14 at 10:29 am|
Yesterday I had a friend send me an article by Cass Sundstein in Bloomberg titled "How to Spot a Paranoid Libertarian". Basically, he lumps Snowden, Assange and Greenwald into a group they don't all inhabit and then dismisses them as conspiracy nuts. It's also, for him, a take down of libertariani...
| Political Talk|| All we need is a day of immigration threads... - cwill on 1/22/14 at 8:27 pm|
And we will have hit the three main reasons the republicans aren't able to win national elections (presidency):
It's why would be republican voters jump ship to 3rd parties. :cheers:...
| Political Talk|| Mastermind behind Silk Road busted - cwill on 1/21/14 at 4:59 pm|
Looks like he was up to a little more than running a drug exchange:
[quote]Silk Road transaction, a stash that, at the time, was worth $80 million. A criminal complaint laid out the charges, which included narcotics trafficking, computer hacking and money laundering. An indictment in a parallel ...
| Political Talk|| Senate Report Finds Benghazi Attack Was Preventable - cwill on 1/15/14 at 2:15 pm|
I've never understood why the debate was over why the Libyan's attacked...it doesn't matter...the heart of the problem was that the attack exposed negligence. That is what folks should be upset about.
[quote]WASHINGTON — A stinging report by the Senate Intelligence Committee released Wednesday c...
| Political Talk|| Retired Cop kills Married Father in Movie Theatre over Texting Dispute - cwill on 1/14/14 at 10:42 am|
Cops can't stop killing folks even after they retire:
[quote]Two couples were among patrons at a matinee of “Lone Survivor” at the Grove 16 movie theater in Wesley Chapel, about 20 miles northeast of Tampa, when one of the men, a retired Tampa police officer, got angry because the man in front of...
| Political Talk|| Cops that beat Kelly Thomas to death acquitted - cwill on 1/13/14 at 8:27 pm|
He was the schizophrenic guy beaten to death by two thugs on video...cried out for his dad, for air...died 5 days later due to chest compression - he was crushed.
| Political Talk|| First it was Bath Salts now Krokodil...the debunking continues... - cwill on 1/10/14 at 11:42 am|
[quote]“A lot of people want to call it a trend, but we’re not seeing it,” says Joseph Moses, a spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). None of the people who supposedly injected krokodil have tested positive for desomorphine, and neither have any of the putative krokodil samples an...
| Political Talk|| Another bad seed: Cop kills kid after being tased and while pinned to the ground - cwill on 1/7/14 at 5:40 pm|
[quote]".....Two Officers responded to the scene and started negotiating with Vidal. After about 10 mins the situation started defusing itself with Vidal becoming more rational. At that very moment an Officer From another Town Entered the residence and instructed the officers to stop talking and tas...
| Political Talk|| Nearly Half Of Black Males, 40 Percent Of White Males Are Arrested By Age 23 - cwill on 1/7/14 at 5:33 pm|
A study reports:
[quote]The study, published on Monday in the journal Crime & Delinquency, found that nearly half (49 percent) of African-American men and 40 percent of white men have been arrested by the age of 23, "which can hurt their ability to find work, go to school and participate fully in...
| Political Talk|| France is dying.... - cwill on 1/6/14 at 9:07 am|
[quote]It’s a stretch, but what is happening today in France is being compared to the revocation of 1685. In that year, Louis XIV, the Sun King who built the Palace of Versailles, revoked the Edict of Nantes, which had protected French Protestants – the Huguenots. Trying to unite his kingdom by a co...
| Political Talk|| Rolling Stone's 5 economic reforms millenials should support - cwill on 1/3/14 at 9:13 pm|
1. Guaranteed Work for Everybody
2. Social Security for All
3. Take Back The Land
4. Make Everything Owned by Everybody
5. A Public Bank in Every State
From the "Take Back The Land" section:
[quote]Ever noticed how much landlords blow? They don't really do anything to earn their money. The...
| Political Talk|| David Brooks thinks you're incapable of smoking weed and not ruining your life.. - cwill on 1/3/14 at 9:30 am|
Even though he was able to...we need Nanny to protect you:
[quote]So, like the vast majority of people who try drugs, we aged out. We left marijuana behind. I don’t have any problem with somebody who gets high from time to time, but I guess, on the whole, I think being stoned is not a particularl...