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July 18, 2016

"This madness has to stop"

Read Hillary Clinton’s Remarks on Race and Policing After the Baton Rouge Killings

http://time.com/4411058/baton-rouge-shooting-hillary-clinton-transcript/

Just sharing for anyone interested in reading Hillary's speech at the NAACP convention today.

July 18, 2016

Going to go a bit more positive on tonight's

Nighty-night song. I think we all need a break from the hate and anger.

Everybody needs a change
A chance to check out the new
But you're the only one to see
The changes you take yourself through

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July 18, 2016

Dear Fellow White People,

Black people are not scary. They are just sick and tired of being treated as unequal, and sick and tired of white hypocrisy. Stop being so damn defensive, and start listening.

With Love,

KMOD

July 18, 2016

Gavin Long had a Sovereign Citizens card

in his possession at the time he was shot by the police.

According to CNN a few moments ago.

July 17, 2016

Multiple sources are linking Gavin Long to homegrown hate groups.

The gunman was identified by CBS as Gavin Eugene Long. Multiple reports linked Long to homegrown hate groups. The Wall Street Journal, citing sources, said he belonged to an antigovernment group called the New Freedom Group. MSNBC reported he belonged to a different group, called the Sovereign Citizens.


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/multiple-baton-rouge-police-officers-killed-shooting-attack-article-1.2714761
July 17, 2016

CNN just reported

the Baton Rouge Police say the crime was not racially motivated.

July 16, 2016

This will be a SUPREME thread

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July 16, 2016

Interesting commentary from the right

If Alexander Hamilton were alive today, I am certain he would be (1) grateful that the nation honors him by retaining his portrait on the $10 bill, (2) bemused by the Broadway rap play based on his life, and (3) planning to vote for Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump would have reminded Hamilton of Aaron Burr, his political nemesis and the man who would ultimately kill Hamilton in a duel. Like Trump, Burr had an outsized, narcissistic personality. Fidelity to principle never stood in the way of Burr’s self-advancement. His defining moment came in the presidential election of 1800, when he reneged on a promise to serve as Thomas Jefferson’s vice president and tried to seize the presidency for himself.


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Burr’s attempt to leapfrog over Jefferson put Hamilton in a bind. Hamilton was not a member of the House of Representatives when it convened to resolve the election, but he was an influential leader of the Federalist Party who could sway votes in the House. Many Federalist representatives were tempted to vote for Burr (and some did) because Jefferson was an ideological anathema to them. To mention only one of a variety of principled differences: The Federalists favored a strong national government, and Jefferson wanted to return power to the states. Asking a Federalist to vote for Jefferson is not that different from asking a conservative Republican to vote for Hillary Clinton today.

Yet that is just what Hamilton did: He supported Jefferson over Burr. Writing to Harrison Otis, leader of the Massachusetts House delegation, Hamilton noted that “Mr. Jefferson, though too revolutionary in his notions, is yet a lover of liberty and will be desirous of something like orderly government—Mr. Burr loves nothing but himself…” Hamilton concluded that any deal the Federalists tried to strike with Burr would never bind Burr, who “thinks of nothing but his own aggrandizement,” and whose controlling passion is “ambition.” With remarkable foresight, Hamilton saw that a Democratic-Republican administration under Jefferson would allow the Federalists to remain a principled party of opposition, ready to return to power when the Democratic Republicans faltered. If the Federalists supported Burr, however, “they adopt him and become answerable for him.”

Republicans who vote for Trump face the same dilemma. If elected, Republicans would be blamed for his failures. To support Trump, we must sacrifice our principles and reconcile our minds to his. Better we should follow Hamilton’s example and support an opposing party whose principles we reject—and remain a principles party of opposition.


http://fortune.com/2016/07/16/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-republicans/?iid=leftrail

Please note that this is published in a right leaning source. I found the commentary interesting, so I wanted to share it.

July 16, 2016

Well, I think I'm going out of my head,

Yes I think I'm going out of my head, over yoooouuuu.

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Nighty-Night DU
July 15, 2016

Terrorism is not about religion

it's about hate, rage and anger.

That's what ISIS is all about, and their message resonates with unstable people who are also filled with rage, hate and anger.

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