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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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Mob of Austin cops tackle and assault two unarmed men for jaywalking

Austin cop with knee in back of man arrested for jaywalking - screencapture
A group of friends, Jeremy Kingg, Lou Glen, Matt Wallace, and Rolando Ramiro were walking home when they crossed the street in a manner unfit for a police state.

Here are 3 reasons why everything you hear from Republicans about economics is baloney

1. They say tax cuts on the wealthy and on corporations spur economic growth. Wrong. The U.S. economy grew faster each year between 1945 and 1980, on average, when the top marginal income tax rate was never lower than 70 percent and when corporate taxes were far higher, than the economy has grown since 1980.
2. They say economic growth trickles down in the form of better jobs. Wrong again. Almost all the gains from growth since 1980 have gone to the to the top 1 percent and into corporate income. And the share of corporate income going to workers has plummeted to its lowest level since 1951. Just since 2000, that drop has cost workers $535 billion annually, or $3,770 per worker, according to the Economic Policy Institute.
3. They say Republican pretenders do better for the economy than Democratic presidents. Baloney. As the accompanying article from Forbes (of all places) shows,
-- Personal disposable income has grown nearly 6 times more under Democratic presidents.
-- Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown 7 times more under Democratic presidents.
-- Corporate profits have grown over 16% more per year under Democratic presidents (they actually declined under Republicans by an average of 4.53%/year).
-- Average annual compound return on the stock market has been 18 times greater under Democratic presidents (If you invested $100k for 40 years of Republican juntas you had $126k at the end, if you invested $100k for 40 years of Democrat administrations you had $3.9M at the end)
-- Republican presidents added 2.5 times more to the national debt than Democratic presidents. The two times the economy steered into the ditch (Great Depression and Great Recession) were during Republican, laissez faire juntas.
Given all this, why would anyone who cares about jobs, wages, and the economy vote Republican?

Bernie Tells Rachel Maddow The MOST Important Thing About Himself– It’s NOT Politics

Bernie Tells Rachel Maddow The MOST Important Thing About Himself– It’s NOT Politics (VIDEO)
Rachel Maddow brought out a side to Senator Sanders that a lot of Democrats have been waiting to see.

Sanders Rightfully Called Republicans Un-American Cowards For Trying To Suppress The Vote

At the First in the South Presidential Candidates Forum with Rachel Maddow in South Carolina, Bernie Sanders blasted Republicans as un-American cowards for trying to suppress the vote. In one of his most animated moments during the Friday evening forum, Sanders exclaimed:
Maybe this is personal, because I run for office… It has never occurred to me as a candidate to figure out a way that I could deny the vote to people because they might vote against me.
What the Republicans are doing is so un-American, it is so outrageous, that it is literally beyond belief. They are political cowards, and if they can’t face a free election, they should get another job.
The Vermont Senator added that every American 18 or older should be registered to vote, “end of discussion.”
Sanders hit on an important point that should be obvious to all but the most partisan defenders of voter ID laws and other voter suppression measures. Republicans across the country have engaged in a variety of voter suppression tactics designed to make it more difficult for people to vote. In many cases, the efforts are specifically tailored to make it harder for people who are unlikely to vote Republican to cast their votes.
Republicans have passed voter ID laws, closed polling places, closed ID offices in predominately black counties, and shortened the number of days for early voting. In 27 states they have implemented a flawed cross check system that purges mostly minority voters from the voting rolls.
All of these efforts are part of the “real crisis’ Sanders alluded to when speaking with Maddow. Of course, those targeted voter suppression efforts are augmented by voter self suppression, whereby eligible voters become so disillusioned that they don’t even bother to vote. Sanders’ campaign is combating both types of voter suppression. He is taking on the Republican cabal for their cowardly efforts to deny people their right to vote. He is also giving voice to people who had resigned in cynicism and all but given up on the political process.

Analysis Of Kentucky Election Results Indicates Fraud

Featured image credit: Matt Bevin, with Kim Davis and one of her husbands, via Matt Bevin on FacebookMore and more evidence points to a rigged election in the Kentucky governor’s race…

5 Ridiculous Wingnut Moments This Week

Fiorina AGREES With Man Calling Obama A ‘Black Muslim Dictator’

Watch Carly Fiorina AGREE With Man Calling Obama A ‘Black Muslim Dictator’ (VIDEO)And it's all on tape! 
Racism is alive and well in the Republican cabal, and Fiorina is more than embracing it.

9 Things Rubio Bought On His Spending Spree With Someone Else’s Credit Card

9 Things Marco Rubio Bought On His Spending Spree With Someone Else’s Credit CardMarco Rubio shopped hard on the Florida Republican cabal’s credit card.
Here’s what he bought.

How Rubio Paid For A $5,000 Stay At A Luxury Casino In Vegas

Larry David made $5,000 from Latino Rights PAC for calling Trump a ‘racist’ on Saturday Night Live

Larry David heckling Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live
"We are excited to reward the Larry David with $5,000 cash for ‘standing up’ to Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live and speaking the truth about his anti-Latino racism, even though he was joking.”

Everyone Agrees: Trump Bombed And Was A Disaster As Host Of SNL

donald trump hosting SNL
The reviews of Donald Trump hosting SNL are in, and they are not good for the Republican pretender candidate, or the show.
Yahoo TV’s Ken Tucker delivered a painful blow by blow recap of Trump’s appearance and concluded, “Turns out, this really was just a craven move for ratings. There was no attempt by Lorne Michaels and company to use Trump as a critique of himself, no moment that did not feel vetted by the candidate.”
Dennis Perkins of The A.V. Club was blunt in his review of the show as an unfunny and watered down platform for Trump, “In the end, the episode was as inoffensive as the writers and Trump’s advisors could make it—without being funny. Whatever their political views, viewers looking for a good episode of SNL didn’t get one. Trump supporters can fob off their disappointment in the quality of the show on cast and writers, but only the most blinkered could deny that the candidate came off as stilted, bland, and unprepared in the very little screen time he was given. (Someone has calculated his total on-screen appearance at 12 minutes, which actually sounds a little high.) I’m trying to think of another host in SNL history who was so shielded during the course of their episode, and, given his leaden timing and lack of commitment in the live sketches he did appear in, even Trump fanatics must have been relieved at how little he was given to do.”
The Wrap’s Daniel Holloway delivered a big picture view of how far the SNL franchise has fallen, “What Michaels got for his trouble was an episode that will probably end up being the most talked-about of this season, but for all the wrong reasons. Nobody who watched Trump host the show in 2004, or who knows good comedy, or who has two working eyes and basic motor skills, tuned into this episode because he or she expected it to be good. And it was not….Every time Michaels does this — every time he invites someone onto “SNL” whom the show would be better off skewering, every time he tones things down to accommodate a guest of significant power and significantly offensive worldview — he takes the show farther and farther away from its radical roots.”
SNL worked with a presidential campaign to water down their show to accommodate Donald Trump. The concept itself is offensive to what SNL used to be. A program that used to be cutting edge pimped itself out for a cheap ratings grab.
I hope Lorne Michaels is happy with the few extra viewers that Trump brought in because he alienated millions of younger viewers by giving Trump’s bigoted views a national platform or what is supposed to be a comedy show.
It turns out that Trump isn’t good at politics or comedy. Egomaniacal racism and bigotry are not funny. Trump is a mainstream media creation, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the ultimate mainstream network show would pander to the billionaire.
Trump bombed and took SNL down with him.

Trump’s SNL Monologue Wasn’t As Bad As You Expected–It Was Worse

Donald Trump’s SNL Monologue Wasn’t As Bad As You Expected–It Was Worse (VIDEO)If you expected him to make a fool of himself, you were right — and not in that funny, feel-good way.

Trump’s old Vine account discovered and he was obsessed with Anthony Weiner’s penis

Screencapture of Donald Trump on his Vine accountTrump’s old Vine account discovered and he was obsessed with Anthony Weiner’s penis

What an idiot ...


Bernie Sanders : Focus On Carson's Extreme Policy Positions Rather Than What He Did As A Child

Bernie Sanders : Focus On Carson's Extreme Policy Positions Rather Than What He Did As A Child
I think they should be doing both, but Sanders makes a good point about what the media decides to focus on.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Nails It: Carson Would Be Terrible For African-Americans

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has consistently shown that as good of an athlete as he is, he’s a sharper thinker. His opinion on Republican pretender candidate...

Fox’s Juan Williams: Carson is ‘more Urkel than Thug Life’

“This reminds me of a lot of rappers,” Williams observed. “They hype, they embellish, they exaggerate for the sake of presentation — the biography in this case.”

‘Shit Carson Says’ Is The Best Compilation Of His Craziest Moments You Could Ever Want

‘Sh*t Ben Carson Says’ Is The Best Compilation Of His Craziest Moments You Could Ever Want (VIDEO)
Need a way to tell people they are batshit insane for supporting Carson?
Here’s a handy list of all the crazy things he’s said and done, all in one place.

Carson’s “proof” for story about hoax class is literally parody

Ben Carson, screenshot via YouTubeCarson’s “proof” for story about hoax class is literally parody
This is getting ridiculous.