"stop the despite"
" that seen it coming."
"first to begin to parish"
What nationality are you?
Sure. How many people have been _intentionally_ killed by pressure cookers in the last 100 years? I'd bet fewer than are killed by guns in a single (average) Amerikan day.
“America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms,” one spokesman for Al Qaeda said in a 2011 recruitment video. “So what are you waiting for?”
Few places on earth make it easier than the United States for a terrorist to buy assault weapons to mow down scores of people in a matter of minutes. The horrific massacre in Orlando last weekend is only the latest example. And all this is made vastly easier by a gun lobby that has blocked sensible safety measures at every turn, and by members of Congress who seem to pledge greater allegiance to the firearms industry than to their own constituencies. There is a word for their role in this form of terrorism: complicity.
On Wednesday, Senate Democrats began a filibuster to force a vote on gun-control legislation. If Congress is serious about the threat of terrorists using guns, there are several steps it can take right away.
First, support reasonable efforts to close the so-called terror gap, which would make it harder for suspected terrorists to get their hands on a gun. In December, Congress considered legislation by Senator Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, and Representative Peter King, a Republican, that would have given the F.B.I. the ability to prevent gun sales to people it had reason to believe might be connected to terrorism. The bill was based on a Bush administration proposal, and versions of it have been pushed for years, but Republicans on Capitol Hill, beholden to the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights organizations, voted it down.
This would be inexplicable under normal circumstances, but now that the Islamic State has openly called on lone-wolf attackers to take their war to the streets of America, it is a full-blown national-security hazard. All those attackers need to do is to buy a gun and swear allegiance to ISIS’ death cult. At least some of them are or have been under F.B.I. investigation, including Omar Mateen, the Orlando killer. [...]
Donald Trump isn't an embarrassment to our country...
He's an indictment of it.
The fact that he is the conservative frontrunner for the highest job n the land -- with absolutely zero experience and flaunting a ticket of unbridled bigotry, xenophobia, and misogyny -- clearly shows everything that is wrong with the U.S.A.
There is precedent in the 21st Amendment, that reversed the 18th Amendment (Prohibition): "...the only instance in United States history that a constitutional amendment was repealed in its entirety."
That's where we need to go, NOW.
Yesterday marked the second anniversary of the GOP House Select Committee on Benghazi.
Despite costing the American taxpayers over 7 million dollars with absolutely nothing to show for it, Republicans still refuse to disband this “investigation.”
Two years ago yesterday, the House Select Committee on Benghazi was launched to destroy Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign. Now, it’s one of the longest-running special investigations in history.[1}
Despite spending over 7 million taxpayer dollars and interviewing over 100 witnesses, the committee STILL has yet to find any incriminating evidence of wrongdoing.
And yet, they still refuse to disband the committee.
It’s becoming increasingly transparent that this Republican-led committee is nothing more than a poorly-disguised WITCH HUNT to hurt Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers.
The sad truth is, Republicans aren’t even trying to mask their malicious intentions:
Former House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy OPENLY GLOATED on live television that the committee was successfully damaging Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign:
Republicans have spelled it out: They’ve exploited their majority in Congress to launch one of the longest, most expensive, publicly-funded partisan witch hunts in our modern political history.
This committee is political corruption at its worst, and it’s time we hold Republicans accountable.
Thanks hooz, for completing the post.
For some reason that I don't unterstand, I can't post more than about 1900 characters, and I can't append my posts either. For some reason, you don't seem to have this problem.
I wonder what makes these Yahoos set up their criteria like that...
The Making of an Ignoramus
Truly, Donald Trump knows nothing. He is more ignorant about policy than you can possibly imagine, even when you take into account the fact that he is more ignorant than you can possibly imagine. But his ignorance isn’t as unique as it may seem: In many ways, he’s just doing a clumsy job of channeling nonsense widely popular in his party, and to some extent in the chattering classes more generally.
Last week the presumptive Republican presidential nominee — hard to believe, but there it is — finally revealed his plan to make America great again. Basically, it involves running the country like a failing casino: he could, he asserted, “make a deal” with creditors that would reduce the debt burden if his outlandish promises of economic growth don’t work out.
The reaction from everyone who knows anything about finance or economics was a mix of amazed horror and horrified amazement. One does not casually suggest throwing away America’s carefully cultivated reputation as the world’s most scrupulous debtor — a reputation that dates all the way back to Alexander Hamilton.
The Trump solution would, among other things, deprive the world economy of its most crucial safe asset, U.S. debt, at a time when safe assets are already in short supply.
Of course, we can be sure that Mr. Trump knows none of this, and nobody in his entourage is likely to tell him. But before we simply ridicule him — or, actually, at the same time that we’re ridiculing him — let’s ask where his bad ideas really come from.
"...And 35 percent of those who voted in the Republican primary said they would support Hillary Clinton, a third-party candidate or no one at all if Mr. Trump were the Republican nominee."