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Monday, December 7, 2015

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Republicans seek to prove ignorance is strength while they rip the country apart

For reasons hard to fathom, the Republicans seem to have made up their minds: they will divide, degrade and secede from the Union.

Instead Of Accepting Climate Change, The Republican Cabal Has Declared War On Scientists

Instead Of Accepting Climate Change, The GOP Has Declared War On ScientistsIt's not that Republicans don't believe in climate change – but they're too deep in the pockets of the fossil fuel industry to care about the future.

Now We Have To Worry About Copy-Cat Trumps

CNN’s President Had Some VERY Choice Words For Trump’s Attempt To Extort $5 Million

When dealing with someone who is certifiably narcissistic like Trump, in order to get a point across to him, you can’t mince words. You need...

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Obama Speaks The Blunt Truth: It Is Too Easy For People To Carry Out Mass Shootings

President Obama Statement On San Bernardino shooting
While speaking at the White House, President Obama delivered a blunt truth that many Republicans don’t want to hear. The President that it is too easy for people to carry out mass shootings and we need to make it harder for would-be killers to get guns.
The President said while a delivering a statement about the San Bernardino shooting from the Oval Office:
We just can’t just leave it to the professionals to deal the problem of these kinds of horrible killings. We all have a part to play, and I do think that as the investigation moves forward it is going to be important for all of us, including our legislatures, to see what we can do to make sure that when individuals decide that they want to do somebody harm, we’ll make it a little harder for them to do it. Because right now, it’s just too easy.
We’re going to have to, I think, search ourselves as a society to make sure that we can take basic that would make it harder, not impossible, but harder for individuals to get access to weapons.
President Obama said that it might take some time to get to the bottom of the motive behind the San Bernardino shooting. It is too early to know whether the motive was terrorism or workplace violence, but the President made the broader point that it is too easy for mass murders to carry out their plans.
Obama spoke a blunt truth. Instead of getting caught up in speculation about motives, the American people need to be putting together the big picture and asking themselves why mass shootings are happening in the United States more frequently than anywhere else?
The President was correct. One of the main reasons why there are more of these incidents in the US is that there are more deadly military grade weapons available to almost anyone who wants them.
President Obama was blunt and honest about the larger cultural problem. It is now up to the voters to demand a solution.

Fox Contributor BLASTS Gun Lobby After Mass Shooting: ‘The NRA Is Full Of Shit’

Image via Guns WikiaPresident Obama has another ally at Fox News backing his call to action to prevent mass shootings.

Senate Democrats To Hold Republicans Accountable By Forcing Vote On Gun Amendment

Harry Reid and Senate Democrats have announced that they plan to hold Republicans accountable by forcing a vote on an amendment that would keep guns out of the hands of people convicted of violating laws protecting the entrances of healthcare clinics.
Politico reported:
Senate Democrats plan to force a vote on keeping guns out of the hands of people convicted of violating laws protecting the entrances of health care clinics.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has introduced the amendment, which would ban gun ownership by people who have been convicted of misdemeanors under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, a 1994 law meant to prevent violence and harassment at abortion clinics.
Reid’s amendment is a response to the mass shooting at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic but after the mass shooting at a center for the developmentally disabled in California, the idea of keeping guns out of the hands of people who have been convicted of crimes has never been more timely.
In a separate statement, Reid called for action on gun violence after the San Bernardino shooting, “Gun violence has become a cancer on this nation. We are better than this. Too often we are turning on our televisions to scenes of horror like those we are witnessing today. This madness must stop. There is no excuse for inaction. We cannot allow ourselves to grow numb to gun violence or to feel powerless in the face of it. We can, and must, make common sense gun reforms that can keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous criminals and the mentally ill. The American people are crying out for us to act. If we do not act, this distressing reality will not change.”
Senate Democrats are going to make Republicans defend their all guns all the time for everyone attitude. Republicans and their gun industry backers have gotten away not being held accountable for too long. Republicans are going to have to go on the record, and explain to the families of mass shooting victims why they are voting against a common sense step to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.
After another shooting outside of a women’s clinic in Houston, TX, the time to act is now. Every day that Republicans waste equals 24 hours where innocent Americans are at risk of being victimized by gun violence.

Obamacare Repeal Backfires As Democrats Move To Replace ACA Repeal With Gun Laws

Senate Democrats are saying enough is enough by forcing Republicans to vote on a series of amendments that would replace Obamacare repeal with common sense gun laws.
The Hill reported:
A group, led by the chamber’s No. 2 Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), announced Thursday that they would be forcing votes on measures such as universal background checks, just one day after 14 people died in a massacre in Southern California.
“Enough is enough. Senate Democrats are not waiting one more day. Today’s the day we act,” Schumer said at a briefing, flanked by a half-dozen other vocal gun control advocates.
“The entire country will know where every member of the Senate stands on tightening background checks, on keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists and on strengthening and improving mental health in this country,” he continued.

Schumer said the Democrats’ amendments would aim to replace the ObamaCare provisions and “turn it into meaningful legislation that the president would actually sign.”
McConnell's empty Obamacare repeal show vote will end up backfiring on Republicans who are going to be forced to vote against many common sense gun laws that a majority of Americans support. Senate Republicans will get their completely worthless Obamacare repeal bill, but it is going to cost them dearly.
The campaign ads almost write themselves in blue states where Republican senators are hanging on for dear life.
It is not an understatement to suggest that McConnell’s decision to push an Obamacare repeal bill may end up costing Republicans their Senate majority. Republicans are going to be forced to vote for terrorists being able to legally buy guns in the United States.
The Obamacare repeal bill may end up being a disaster for Senate Republicans. Obamacare will still be the law of the land, and Republicans will be on the record as supporting legal loopholes that empower mass murderers.
Republican candidates talk tough on 'radical Islam' after California attack

The 15 Worst Reactions to the San Bernardino Mass Shooting

Carly Fiorina (Screenshot/MSNBC)Fiorina says terror suspects should be allowed to buy guns: My gun-owning friend was on watch list!
Michael Welner speaks to Fox news (screen grab)
Fox News 'doctor' ties San Bernardino shooting to ‘the state of feminism’ — and Benghazi

Texas Sues Charity And Obama In Attempt To Block Syrian Refugees

Texas Sues Charity And Obama In Attempt To Block Syrian Refugees

Carson mispronounces Hamas as 'hummus'

Carson mispronounces Hamas as 'hummus'
Senate votes to defund Planned Parenthood

Things we learned from the Republicans in November

  • The Egyptian pyramids were built by the biblical Joseph for storing grain. (Carson)
  • Let's single out and database all American citizens who practice Islam in case we need to round them up.  Oh, and spy on the mosques, except the ones we decide to close outright. (Trump and Trump)
  • Mortar board and diploma
  • Texans should have a vote on seceding from the United States. (Texas Republican cabal committee member Tanya Robertson)
  • America's founding fathers had no political experience. (Carson again)
  • Gay marriage will bring about the next financial collapse. (Robertson)
  • Obama should be stripped of his salary and also his food. (Huckabee)
  • We need a federal department of judeo-christian values (Kasich)
  • Thousands of New Jersey Muslims cheered as the World Trade Center towers fell on 9/11/01 (Trump again
  • Promiscuity is okey-dokey for my family, but not for thine. (Palin)
  • Thomas Jefferson crafted the U.S. Constitution. (Carson again)
  • Only Syrian refugees who can prove they're 'christian' should be allowed into the U.S. as refugees. (Jeb
  • Russia is the greatest country on the planet. (Savage)
  • Dog’s rulings are more legally binding than the Supreme Court’s rulings. (Rubio)

Lingerie-clad ex-lawyer thought woman in bed was a giant panda

An ex-lawyer who sneaked into a woman’s bedroom while wearing stockings and a purple G-string has been cleared by a jury after he explained he believed the woman was a giant panda. Former high flyer Desmond Moran, 53, who hails from Tipperary, Ireland, said he had taken so many drugs that he thought the woman was a panda. Jurors at Southwark Crown Court in south London heard on Tuesday that the woman had been been sleeping in her bed at her Bayswater flat with her two children on July 14 2015 when she awoke to see Moran standing in the doorway while wearing the stockings and G-string. The jury also heard Mr Moran was once a high flying lawyer, having worked in New York, Singapore and Hong Kong, but had fallen on hard times in recent years and had been living in hostels. Mr Moran, who was arrested at the scene by police, admitted in an interview he was high on crack cocaine and crystal meth at the time and he had been sleeping rough for a number of years prior to the offense. A jury cleared him of trespassing with intent to commit a sexual offense after just 30 minutes deliberation. The court had earlier heard harrowing evidence from the woman who awoke to find Mr Moran staring at her. The woman, who cannot be named, said: “I woke up and I saw him there and he was just looking at us, I felt like he was looking at me even though the two kids were there.
“I said: 'Who are you, what are you doing? What are you doing in my apartment?' That's when I started getting quite anxious and I started screaming at him, and the children woke up.” The woman said that she was shouting at Mr Moran but he didn’t respond. When she see looked closely at him, she realized he wasn’t wearing trousers or a jacket. “It was costume, and when he went to the window and turned around I could see his bottom – I think he had a G-string on.” Fearful for her children's safety, the woman said she slammed Mr Moran into a door several times and tried to forced him out of the room. When he left, she ran off to her nanny’s room with her children and called the police. When the police arrived, they found Mr Moran in the basement of the block of flats.
He was still in his fishnet stockings and G-string when police arrived but was so agitated it took three officers to put him in handcuffs. In his subsequent police interview, he claimed that he went into the block of flats to get a bed for the night. “I honestly didn't see a woman on the bed, I didn't see any children in the bed, I honestly thought it was a big panda bear in the bed, that's what it looked like to me. I had taken some drugs but I am pretty certain that's what I saw, I didn't see any woman, I didn't see any kids... were they under the panda?” He continued: “I went to the bay window and the window was open, and I thought 'why is the window open?' I went over and I looked down into the street. Then I thought 'I'm just going to leave. I was nearly out of the room, I hadn't seen the woman, then it all happened so quickly – she was screaming 'who are you, get out of my house'.” Mr Moran sobbed when the verdict was delivered.

Man tried to electrocute his father after learning he would be sole beneficiary of his will

A Florida man attempted to electrocute his father when the son found out he would be the sole beneficiary of the elder man's will, police said.
John Knudsen, 44, was arrested on Thursday and charged with felony attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault on an elderly disabled person after police say he tried to electrocute his 81-year-old father, also named John Knudsen, at their Ormond Beach home. The father and son got into a heated argument on Nov. 22, the father telling the son that he needed to find a job.
Days later the father told his son that his will and deed would go to him upon his death. Early on Thanksgiving morning, the son was holding two black wires which he pressed to his fathers chest. The father passed out. When the father awoke he attempted to talk to his son but he eventually went to his bedroom. The father then grabbed his revolver to protect himself, police said.
After a while the father was able to sneak out of the house and head to the Ormond Beach Police Department. The father had a bruise on the top right side of his head and told police his son knew of his weak heart condition. Officers responded to the house and attempted to find out what happened but the son was uncooperative. The younger Knudsen, who has no criminal history in Volusia County, is being held Monday at the Volusia County Branch Jail on $70,000 bail.