Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Make them follow the law....any law



If you really cared for me you would have told me to get out of the stock market last week.


I think it was Archie Bunker's idea to issue everyone on an airplane a pistol when they boarded to stop people from hijacking planes.


Goal for 2016.  Find something  fun that the government has touched by regulation or criminalized.


I might vote for Christie but I'm afraid he would shut down Interstate 10 and I need that to get to work sometimes.

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The New Yorker
The news reshuffled.

Oregon Considers Wall to Keep Out Angry White Men

Oregonians are fed up with irate male Caucasians pouring into their state and bringing with them guns, violence, and terrorism.

CONTINUE READING »


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THE 11 MOST INSANE FEATURES OF OPRAH’S NEW $14M TELLURIDE MANSION




Oprah just dropped nearly $14 million on a 5-bedroom, 6.5 bath mansion in Colorado ski country, according to the Wall Street Journal. But it’s not just an expensive Telluride manor with amazing views: The 8,706-square-foot house has some pretty specific, fairly insane luxury amenities.
The best part? The pad is just a temporary resting place for Oprah while she builds herself a new house on the 60 acres of land she bought nearby in 2014. If this mansion is just the one that she’s settling for in the meantime, there probably won’t be a superlative strong enough to describe the finished product at her custom residence.

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We should make them follow the law....any law..


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Stoking the Flames: Jackson Mississippi Councilman Calls For Citizens To Assault Police With Bricks and Bottles

by jonathanturley
Kenneth_I._StokesJackson, Mississippi Councilman Kenneth Stokes has unleashed a firestorm of controversy over his call for citizens to throw bricks and bottles at police who are trying to make arrests. Stokes declared "Let's get rocks; let's get bricks, and let's get bottles. And we'll start throwing them, and then they won't come in here anymore."

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Chinese Restaurant Kitchen in Pennsylvania Found With Deer Brains, Spines, and Organs . . . But Allowed To Stay Open

by jonathanturley
untitled-19We have previously discussed the relatively lack food safety regulations for restaurants where even the most egregious violations seem to require minor fines or brief closures, likethe Chinese restaurant in Kentucky found to be serving road kill. Now another Chinese restaurant vividly illustrates the disconnect after deer heads, brains, and other animal parts were found in the kitchen of New China House in Lititz, PA (among other violations). However, the restaurant will remain open and serving the public.
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WowWee Chip Robotic Dog Takes on Zoomer Kitty
Gotta Be Mobile - 9 hours ago
The new WowWee CHiP robotic dog looks to take on Zoomer Kitty and other household toy ...

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I may be ready for:

 Jibo




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Federal judge sanctions lawyer for 'litigious necromancy' and 'see what sticks' approach to briefing

Jan 5, 2016, 8:12 am CST

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Texas Governor Directs Violent Threat At President Obama On Twitter (TWEET)

AUTHOR JANUARY 3, 2016 6:41 PM
The lack of respect for the office of the President of the United States from Republicans is utterly appalling. No matter who the president is, or how much you disagree with their policy proposals or how they conduct business, you respect the office. You don’t have the respect the person, but you respect the role they play as the leader of the nation. However, Republicans seem to have forgotten this unwritten rule, especially under the presidency of Barack Obama. Their utter disrespect borders on utter impudence.
For the last seven years we’ve even had members of the right-wing say that President Obama wasn’t born in the United States. It’s as if they don’t consider him valid as a president, so they don’t need to offer him the respect and dignity the office of the presidency so rightly deserves.
Yet another example of this insolence can be found in a recent tweet by the Republican governor of Texas, Greg Abbott.
Abbott, upset that President Obama wants to curb the epidemic of gun violence after mass shootings have become all too common in occurrence, decided that he would directly threaten the president.
What did the president say that got Abbott’s Underoos in a bunch?
“A few months ago, I directed my team at the White House to look into any new actions I can take to help reduce gun violence. And on Monday, I’ll meet with our attorney general, Loretta Lynch, to discuss our options… Because I get too many letters from parents, and teachers, and kids to sit around and do nothing. I get letters from responsible gun owners who grieve with us every time these tragedies happen; who share my belief that the Second Amendment guarantees a right to bear arms; and who share my belief we can protect that right while keeping an irresponsible, dangerous few from inflicting harm on a massive scale.”
You know, because God forbid we, as a nation, care enough to curb the epidemic of gun violence.
However, Abbott takes it personally, and pandering to his base of voters and the right-wing lunatics who feel they should be able to own their personal arsenal to cater to their paranoia, he tweets this at President Obama:
And, of course, this tween is also directed at the NRA, because Abbott feels the need to whine like the immature child that he presents himself to be, and needs them to help him fight his selfish battles.
What Abbott, and all the other right-wing loons need to realize is, when you say, “COME AND TAKE IT” to the president of the United States with a picture of a gun or cannon, as the case may be, you are threatening the President of the United States. “Come and take it” implies you are willing to kill to have your way. You take your argument of clear dissent to that of a direct threat of violence against the president for wanting to impose policy you disagree with.
Abbott also needs to realize that Texas is only a state, not its own nation, and they are to abide by the laws of the United States, and any action taken by President Obama. Otherwise, they are in clear violation of the U.S. Constitution.
These words from Abbott need to be called what they are — a threat, and Abbott needs to held accountable. As the governor of one of the largest states in the U.S. he should have a little more maturity than this, act like an adult, and apologize. You don’t have to agree with the president, but you need to respect the office.
Featured image: Gage Skidmore (flickr)

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