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I'm so tired of the right-wing being hateful, cruel, spiteful, dishonest, and attacking everyone who is not like them. I am a voice in the wilderness of a red city deep within a red state, surrounded by the hate of the GOP.

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  5. Yes, Richard Nixon Was A Traitor


    Yes, Richard Nixon Was A Traitor

    It drives me crazy when people try to rehabilitate this crook:

    The new release of extended versions of Nixon’s papers now confirms this long-standing belief, usually dismissed as a “conspiracy theory” by Republican conservatives. Now it has been substantiated by none other than right-wing columnist George Will.

    Nixon’s newly revealed records show for certain that in 1968, as a presidential candidate, he ordered Anna Chennault, his liaison to the South Vietnam government, to persuade them to refuse a cease-fire being brokered by President Lyndon Johnson.

    Nixon’s interference with these negotiations violated President John Adams’s 1797 Logan Act, banning private citizens from intruding into official government negotiations with a foreign nation.

    Published as the 40th Anniversary of Nixon’s resignation approaches, Will’s column confirms that Nixon feared public disclosure of his role in sabotaging the 1968 Vietnam peace talks. Will says Nixon established a “plumbers unit” to stop potential leaks of information that might damage him, including documentation he believed was held by the Brookings Institute, a liberal think tank. The Plumbers’ later break-in at the Democratic National Committee led to the Watergate scandal that brought Nixon down.

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  9. Police to Al Jazeera: 'I'll bust your head right here'


    And they just kept on recording.

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    With each of these shootings/chokehold deaths/stand-your-ground atrocities, police and the judicial system are seen as enforcers of an unjust status quo. Our anger rises, and riots demanding justice ensue. The news channels interview everyone and pundits assign blame.

    Then what?

    I’m not saying the protests in Ferguson aren’t justified — they are. In fact, we need more protests across the country. Where’s our Kent State? What will it take to mobilize 4 million students in peaceful protest? Because that’s what it will take to evoke actual change. The middle class has to join the poor and whites have to join African-Americans in mass demonstrations, in ousting corrupt politicians, in boycotting exploitative businesses, in passing legislation that promotes economic equality and opportunity, and in punishing those who gamble with our financial future.

    Otherwise, all we’re going to get is what we got out of Ferguson: a bunch of politicians and celebrities expressing sympathy and outrage. If we don’t have a specific agenda — a list of exactly what we want to change and how — we will be gathering over and over again beside the dead bodies of our murdered children, parents, and neighbors.


  12. memegop:

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/rnc-denounces-high-school-history-exams#MemeGOP #UniteBlue #VoteBlue
  13. Listen up—dispatches from Ferguson

    Anyone in Ferguson tried using a police scanner?

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  15. anukii:




    BREAKING: Black Man Shot and Killed by Police in South L.A.

    A 24-year-old man has died after being shot by police during an encounter in the Florence neighborhood of South Los Angeles, officials said Tuesday.

    The incident began at 8:12 p.m. when officers responded to a report of a shooting at the intersection of West 65th Street and South Broadway, said Lt. Ellis Imaizumi of the Los Angeles Police Department.

    Eight minutes later, at 8:20 p.m., the officers stopped a man who was walking in the 200 block of 65th, authorities said.

    “A struggle ensued” and police opened fire, according to a statement from the Police Department.

    The man was transported to a hospital where he underwent surgery, according to Officer Sara Faden, spokeswoman for the LAPD. He later succumbed to his injuries. No officers were hurt in the incident.

    It is unknown if the suspect has any gang affiliations, police said.

    A woman who said she was the deceased man’s mother identified him as Ezell Ford.

    Tritobia Ford said her son was lying on the ground and complying with the officers’ commands when he was shot.

    Yet another one…It’s always a “struggle.” And why bring it up if it’s unknown. They know exactly what they’re insinuating. Be fearful of black people and not the police… This is insanity. 

    EZELL FORD WAS UNARMED. This happened just two days after Mike Brown’s murder. (8/11)

    UPDATE: It has been reported that Ezell Ford was mentally disabled.


    An eyewitness to the killing, Leroy Hill, describes what happened: “He wasn’t a gang banger at all. I was sitting across the street when it happened. So as he was walking down the street, the police approached him, whatever was said I couldn’t hear it, but the cops jumped out of the car and rushed him over here into this corner. They had him in the corner and were beating him, busted him up, for what reason I don’t know but he didn’t do nothing. The next thing I know I hear a ‘pow!’ while he’s on the ground. They got the knee on him. And then I hear another ‘pow!’ No hesitation. And then I hear another ‘pow!’ Three times.”

    At one point while the police had Ford on the ground, but before the shooting took place, Hill said, he heard an officer yell, “Shoot him.”

    Unrest has rocked the suburb in the days following Brown’s death. At least four people, including two police officers, have been hurt and 47 arrested in the aftermath of the shooting.


    On Wednesday morning in South LA, a group of about 10 young and middle-aged men gathered at a makeshift sidewalk memorial lined with candles and signs that read “Police brutality must stop.”

    The men at the memorial near the sight of the shooting were visibly shaken by the events that had unfolded there Monday night. They expressed anger toward the LAPD. They said that Ford wasn’t a gang member at all — that he was a “good guy,” a local man who was born and raised in the neighborhood, one whom everyone knew and liked, who routinely played basketball and who also suffered from some form of mental illness.

    While all of the men said Ford suffered from some mental illness, they couldn’t confirm what it was. One young neighbor, who requested to not be identified, said that while “he wasn’t all there, he was there enough to follow orders and know to stop when the police tell him to stop. He did nothing wrong.”

    Another eyewitness told KTLA that Ford’s mental state was well-known in the neighborhood and to the police.

    "They laid him out and for whatever reason, they shot him in the back, knowing mentally, he has complications. Every officer in this area, from the Newton Division, knows that — that this child has mental problems," the man said in an interview with the local network. "The excessive force … there was no purpose for it. The multiple shootings in the back while he’s laying down? No. Then when the mom comes, they don’t try to console her … they pull the billy clubs out." The young neighbor described the incident as "racial bullshit."



    This is genocide..!

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  17. lol-post:

Has this become a problem?http://lol-post.tumblr.com/

Anyone who plays golf knows how much of a problem this is.


    Has this become a problem?

    Anyone who plays golf knows how much of a problem this is.

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  19. memegop:

Greg Abbott’s association with Ted Nugent defines Abbott’s candidacy, Vote for Wendy Davis. A vote for Wendy, is a vote for all Texans
#MemeGOp #UniteBlue #VoteBlue


    Greg Abbott’s association with Ted Nugent defines Abbott’s candidacy, Vote for Wendy Davis. A vote for Wendy, is a vote for all Texans

    #MemeGOp #UniteBlue #VoteBlue

  20. liberalsarecool:

Police reform now. Intimidation and instigation are not perks of the job.

A Federal requirement to wear video cameras at all times would be a good start. Public monitoring of those cameras should be a mandatory thing.


    Police reform now. Intimidation and instigation are not perks of the job.

    A Federal requirement to wear video cameras at all times would be a good start. Public monitoring of those cameras should be a mandatory thing.

  21. "If that’s not fanning the political flames, I don’t know what is. I think it’s not only disgusting but completely inappropriate."

    - Matt Wills, executive director of the Missouri RNC on people registering to vote in Ferguson (via micdotcom)

    Of course it’s disgusting. Everyone knows black people shouldn’t be allowed to vote, because they don’t vote for Greedy Obstructionist Plutocrats.

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    In Dellwood, Ferguson, basically, in North County, if you’re black, they’re going to stop you,” a resident said according to a new report on policing in the area.

    For residents of Ferguson, Missouri, and surrounding municipalities in St. Louis County, it’s not surprising that racial tensions have boiled over. In a town of 21,000, two-thirds of the residents are African-American, and many reports have highlighted a fraught relationship between Ferguson’s residents and its mostly white police force. Only three people in the 53-member police department are black, according to the Washington Post, and the Ferguson Police Department disproportionately stops and arrests black drivers.

    “Everybody in this city has been a victim of DWB, [driving while black],” Anthony Ross, 26, explained to the Post.

    Despite Ferguson’s relative poverty, fines and court fees comprise the second largest source of revenue for the city, a total of $2,635,400, according to the ArchCity Defenders report. And in 2013, the Ferguson Municipal Court issued 24,532 arrest warrants and 12,018 cases, or about 3 warrants and 1.5 cases per household."


    Racially profiled *for profit* in Ferguson. From dirty tricks by the local courts to bogus traffic stops by the police, in a city where two thirds of the residents are Black people, these residents don’t just feel that they are getting stopped because of the color of their skin. Rather, they feel like they are getting stopped because of the color of their skin so that the city of Ferguson can profit off of them—for traffic tickets.

    A literal “Black tax”

    Read The entire article.

    (via odinsblog)

    Dash cams would go a long way to change this

  24. liberalsarecool:


    this is important please spread

    Murder by police officer, execution-style. Dr. Baden backs this up.

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