The Kentucky bill was created specifically to allow any Christian to refuse providing any kind of service to anyone, at any time, and any place if they simply “identify that person as offensive to their religious beliefs.” Now, if any reader thinks this horrid religious law is just about giving evangelicals the power of a state law to deny only gay Kentucky residents their civil and equal rights, they are mistaken. The religious law gives any evangelical racist or bigot the right to refuse services of any kind, including government and lifesaving medical services to “interracial, interfaith, atheistic, Muslim, divorced, or any other kind of person their “religion” disapproves; for evangelicals that is every and anyone who is not a white, heterosexual Christian Republican.
This dirty attempt at using religion to strip constitutionally protected civil and equal rights from non-compliant Americans is legend, and goes far beyond backwaters like Kentucky. In fact, to demonstrate just how twisted these Republican theocrats are, and how much they hate the U.S. Constitution, the Texas Attorney General was effusive over appointing another theocrat as his assistant. Ken Paxton is not impressed with his choice’s knowledge of Texas law or the Constitution, but because like Paxton he lacks even a fundamental comprehension of the law of the land or how it protects the civil rights of all Americans.
Unlike the leading Rethug presidential candidate, Saul Alinsky never incited riots at his rallies.
Hillary is in front of the pack (already receiving more than 600K votes than her closest Republican rival) because even her enemies are forced to concede her basic honesty and humility.
Forcibly expel a U.S. citizen to Mexico???
I thought the Trumpster Republicans disclaim all responsibility for violent acts against peaceful protestors!
Fact checkers have caught Speaker Of The House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) in a big lie as they have debunked Ryan’s claim that there is a precedent for Republicans blocking President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.
During an interview on CNBC, Speaker Ryan said that there was a precedent for the Republican obstruction of Obama’s nominee, “There’s a reason for having this tradition of not nominating somebody in the middle of a presidential election, because it gets so political. I agree with that precedent, and there is a precedent for that.”
However, when the fact checkers at PolitiFact Wisconsin examined Ryan’s claim, they found that there was precedent, but the precedent was for appointing and confirming a nominee:
It’s rare for a Supreme Court vacancy to occur during a presidential election year — the last time was in 1940, although there were also two election-year nominations in 1968.
But we could find no instances in which a president faced with a Supreme Court vacancy during a presidential election year did not make a nomination. It occurred five times between 1912 and 1940, and each time the nominee was confirmed.
The fact-checkers determined that Speaker Ryan’s statement was false. In other words, Paul Ryan and the rest of the Republican Party are lying. Republicans aren’t following existing precedent. They are inventing new precedent as an excuse to obstruct President Obama. The best news of all is that the American people aren’t buying the big Republican lie.
Any normal candidate would screen attendance at his rallies to minimize the number of protesters. Only an egomaniacal showman like Trump would insist on admitting all comers in order to juice attendance figures at his violence ridden extravaganzas.
Trump: "Your governor is absentee. He goes—listen to this, 'cause I know, 'cause I was there, but I go back and I still work, you know, I have a job, right? You've gotta do your job. So your governor, Kasich, if you look at him—and, and I'm being totally impartial. He goes to New Hampshire, he's living in New Hampshire. Living. Where's Chris? Is Chris around? Even more than Chris Christie, he was there. Right? Even more."
"I hated to do that, but I had to make my point."
Chris Christie must love the humiliation he receives from licking Donald's boots!
Maybe Sarah P should be investigated for instigation too. Here's what she said at a Trump rally in FL yesterday:
"We don't have time for all that petty, punk#$%$ little thuggery stuff that's been going on with these 'protesters,' who are doing nothing but wasting your time and trying to take away your First Amendment rights," she said. "And the media being on the thugs' side?what the heck are you guys thinking, media?"
... for his violent supporters.
His denial of ever making that promise proves that Trump is the ultimate scorpion and his supporters are the ultimate frogs. By withdrawing his promise to pay violent supporters’ legal fees, Trump proved he would turn on his supporters because it’s in his nature.
When you as the gun nuts to put their money where their mouths are, no takers are to be found.
All talk, no action.
I don't understand why any organization would pay a demonstrator against Trump when so many of us are willing to stand up against the big bully for free.
CA's planned wage law should have practically no effect on Costco. Increased wages will be offset by lower employee turnover, better productivity and morale, and increased sales in Costco stores. By the time a $15 hourly wage is required, practically all Costco workers will be making more than the minimum.
Amex/Costco rebated their customers less than Visa/Costco will. Amex claims they were losing money on their deal but Visa must figure they will profit. Amex must have higher costs than Visa.
When California and New York legalized abortion before Roe v. Wade, the incidence of maternal deaths from abortion dropped by over 65%. When abortions are performed in physician operated clinics, results are much better than in the bad old days when neighbors and back alley abortionists were the providers.
Trump merely voices what Republican men say frequently in private.
Republicans seem more upset than Democrats that Trump is willing to admit the logical conclusions of his far out beliefs.
"Freedom" is the Republicans' response to all problems, except a woman's right to control her own body.
OTOH, only Republicans are the ones requiring women dressed as men to go into little girls' bathrooms.