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Young and Stupid at Howard University

Like in any movement, or any group you have some folks a few tons short of a full payload.

Racial politics shouldn’t even be entering into this discussion – much less politics based on loudmouth ignorance.

The former FBI Head may not be your best friend, but unlike the current asshat in charge of the DOJ – he isn’t your enemy.

Comey at least is trying to add value. The loudmouth protesters here provide no value whatsoever – and need to be sent back to their grandmas to learn some manners. And their daddies if he can be found to teach them some common fucking sense.

Choose your enemies carefully.

This old white guy may have some important things to teach you.

James Comey’s speech interrupted by protesters at Howard University

Former FBI director James Comey’s speech to students the historically black Howard University in Washington, D.C., was interrupted numerous times by protesters on Friday.

“We shall not be moved!” the protesters yelled, fists raised in the air. They also chanted, “No justice, no peace,” and told Comey to “get out” of their “home.”

“I’m only going to speak for 12 minutes,” Comey said in response to the demonstrators.

Comey, who was appointed FBI director by President Obama in 2013 to lead the FBI, was fired by President Trump in May. His dismissal provoked the appointment of Robert Mueller, himself a former FBI director, as the special counsel tasked with investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Howard University named Comey an endowed chair in public policy last month, with his $100,000 salary going to provide scholarships to the school. “I look forward to contributing to this remarkable institution and engaging students and faculty alike,” Comey said in a statement upon his hiring.

However, some students were clearly upset Wednesday by the school’s decision to bring Comey aboard. “You sold out to the FBI!” some yelled at administrators during the speech.

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2017 in BlackLivesMatter, The Definition of Racism

 

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Stuck on Stupid – When Reading the Declaration of Independence is Treason

Got arrested by the Storm Troopers masquerading as police back in the late 60’s for reading the Declaration of Independence at a demonstration…

Fortunately the judge had finished at least High School and immediately recognized the document.

The reality dysfunction between Chumph supporters and normal people is about as real as it gets. It seems less and less every day that the national crisis is going to be solved by any sort of logical conversation and will devolve into violence. Variously attributed to  a number of people, including Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson

“You can’t reason a person out of any position that reason didn’t get them into in the first place.”

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‘Calling for a revolution!’: Trump fans ‘triggered’ after NPR tweets out the Declaration of Independence

For 29 years, National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” has celebrated the Fourth of July with a reading of the Declaration of Independence by hosts, reporters, newscasters and commentators.

This historically uncontroversial testament to the nation’s founding document proved uncontroversial-no-more in the year 2017.

After NPR tweeted the accompanying text of the declaration line by line, Donald Trump backers (seemingly unaware of the source document) accused the media organization of playing partisan politics and attacking the president.

“So, NPR is calling for a revolution,” Twitter user @JustEsrafel wrote.

“Propaganda is that all you know?” another asked.

Some even taunted NPR over Trump’s budget proposal, which slashes endowments for the arts and humanities, insisting the media organization should lose federal funding for its subversive rhetoric.

A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

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there’s nothing more american than getting pissed because you think the declaration of independence is shitting on the president

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NPR tweeted the Declaration of Independence, & the responses are about what you’d expect. https://twitter.com/JustEsrafel/status/882315204218019844 

A bunch of Trump supporters became irate this morning when NPR started tweeting excerpts of the Declaration of Independence. Bless them. https://twitter.com/spookperson/status/882347581862420481 

The Declaration of Independence was originally written by Thomas Jefferson, and was adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. It laid out the 13 colonies’ intention to separate from the Kingdom of Britain and form an independent union. It is not a partisan document.

 

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Karl Rove Joins the Dump Trump Train

In what has become a rapidly escalating situation, more and more Republicans have come to recognize either the Chumph’s incompetence to hold office, his basic and utter corruption, and stupidity posing an existential threat to America and American Democracy.

It isn’t just the fact that Putin’s Bitch is a traitor…It is that he is incompetent.

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Karl Rove is done with Trump: He ‘lacks the focus or self-discipline to do the basic work required of a president’

Republicans have been slow to come out against President Donald Trump but conservative strategist Karl Rove is done.

In a blistering op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Rove said, “Trump lacks the focus or self-discipline to do the basic work required of a president.”

Rove began explaining why Trump’s tweeting doesn’t remove the media barrier between Trump and the citizenry, it consistently undermines his administration and his political agenda. Citing Trump’s tweets calling his executive order a “travel ban,” Rove said the legal strategy defending the ban “lies in tatters.”

He went on to say that Trump’s tweets that followed were “even more hazardous.”

“We are EXTREME VETTING people coming into the U.S.,” Trump wrote.

“The second executive order says its rationale for suspending visas for 90 days was that conditions in the six nations ‘present heightened threats,’” Rove explained. “The Department of Homeland Security was given 20 days to ‘conduct a worldwide review’ and determine what ‘additional information will be needed’ to vet visitors properly. Those countries would then have 50 days to ‘begin providing’ the requested information. If any refused, no visas would be issued for their citizens to enter the U.S.”

Rove said that the 90-day timeline died Monday, and along with it went Trump’s credibility for the executive order.

“Trump insists that ‘extreme vetting’ is already taking place. So why is his administration still seeking judicial approval to halt visas temporarily for these six countries?” Rove wondered.

Government lawyers are wasting their breath defending an executive order that the president thinks isn’t even needed.

While Trump can reach his supporters directly on Twitter, his inability to fact-check has left him in a position where there are “considerable doubts Americans have about his competence and trustworthiness,” Rove wrote.

He went on to wonder why Trump was questioning the motives of other countries for entering into the Paris Climate Accord at a time that the U.S. needs international support for the war against ISIS. Instead, Trump should have touted American success and leadership on fighting climate change without the Paris Climate Accord.

“Increasingly it appears Mr. Trump lacks the focus or self-discipline to do the basic work required of a president,” he closed. “His chronic impulsiveness is apparently unstoppable and clearly self-defeating. Mr. Trump may have mastered the modes of communication, but not the substance, thereby sabotaging his own agenda.”

 

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Putin’s Toy on Nukes…Dumber than Dumb

The United States alone has enough nukes to kill every man, woman, and child on earth.

The issue isn’t, and hasn’t been for a long time how many nukes the major powers have.

So, when Putin’s Bitch stands up and talks about numerical superiority in nukes – he’s a flaming idiotic ass.

When you understand that at any time, the United States can destroy any major city, anywhere on the globe in 20 minutes – you begin to understand the fear and concern in handing over the keys to such weaponry to a mentally unstable, schoolyard bully, illegitimately elected, treasonous, asswipe like Trump.

Nuclear supremacy isn’t about how many marbles you’e got…It’s over how do you get them there. which is why the Russians have been building and deploying Cruise Missiles, And the US has been testing hypersonic missiles, which can travel at nearly 8,000 miles per hour of 10 times the speed of sound. Each of our SSBNs carry 24 Trident II Missiles each capable of carrying 12 separately targetable nuclear warheads in the range of 300-500 kilotons of explosive power (The bombs used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII were 15 and 20 kilotons). And the Navy typically understates public numbers on the performance and capabilities of their weapons. so in truth, those numbers are probably significantly understated. Everyone is working on Antiballistic Missile Systems which could possibly shoot down these missiles.

Ergo – the US needs more nuclear bombs like we need  a hole in the head. Neither the Russians or Chinese are actively building more bombs…But they are building new delivery platforms.

Another Chumph “small Johnson” issue…Indeed.

Devastation of Nagasaki caused by the second A Bomb dropped by US

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Trump wants to make sure U.S. nuclear arsenal at ‘top of the pack’

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to ensure the U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the “top of the pack,” saying the United States has fallen behind in its weapons capacity.

In a Reuters interview, Trump also said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea “very easily if they want to,” ratcheting up pressure on Beijing to exert more influence to rein in Pyongyang’s increasingly bellicose actions.

Trump also expressed support for the European Union as a governing body, saying “I’m totally in favor of it,” and for the first time as president expressed a preference for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but said he would be satisfied with whatever makes the two sides happy.

Trump also predicted his efforts to pressure NATO allies to pay more for their own defense and ease the burden on the U.S. budget would reap dividends. “They owe a lot of money,” he said.

In his first comments about the U.S. nuclear arsenal since taking office on Jan. 20, Trump was asked about a December tweet in which he said the United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capacity “until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.”

Trump said in the interview he would like to see a world with no nuclear weapons but expressed concern that the United States has “fallen behind on nuclear weapon capacity.”

“I am the first one that would like to see … nobody have nukes, but we’re never going to fall behind any country even if it’s a friendly country, we’re never going to fall behind on nuclear power.

“It would be wonderful, a dream would be that no country would have nukes, but if countries are going to have nukes, we’re going to be at the top of the pack,” Trump said.

Russia has 7,000 warheads and the United States, 6,800, according to the Ploughshares Fund, an anti-nuclear group.

“Russia and the United States have far more weapons than is necessary to deter nuclear attack by the other or by another nuclear-armed country,” said Daryl Kimball, executive director of the independent Arms Control Association non-profit group.

The new strategic arms limitation treaty, known as New START, between the United States and Russia requires that by February 5, 2018, both countries must limit their arsenals of strategic nuclear weapons to equal levels for 10 years.

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2017 in Daily Chump Disasters

 

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Exceptionally Stupid Republican

Yeah Buddy, how about a free order of Size 13 up the wazoo!

GOP candidate offers Harlem residents free KFC and watermelon — they offer him ‘a foot in the ass’

Republican New York State Senate candidate Jon Girodes (Screen cap).

A Republican candidate for New York’s state senate is taking heat after he promised to give out free fried chicken and watermelon to people who attended one of his campaign events in Harlem.

NBC 4 New York reports that Jon Girodes, the Republican candidate for New York’s 30th District, told the news station that he planned to hand out “Kool-Aid, KFC and watermelons” to people who attended a Harlem campaign rally in the coming weeks.

Harlem, of course, is a majority black neighborhood, and watermelons and fried chicken are two foods that are used to stereotype black Americans. All the same, Girodes doesn’t think there’s anything offensive about his stunt since people in the neighborhood should be grateful that they’re getting free food.

“What I think is anyone who gives free food to people is doing them a favor,” Girodes told NBC 4 New York’s I-Team. “Get a bunch of people who say it’s offensive and let me go into their neighborhood and give it out for free and see if they take it.”

Harlem residents, for their part, were not flattered by Girodes’s supposedly generous offer.

“It’s racist,” Harlem resident Tyrone Nero told the news station. “Whoever he is, I think he should go back in whatever hole he crawled in and have a great life.”

“It’s more than an insult and anybody with any sense would see that’s pathetically racist and insulting,” said Harlem resident Scott Randolph.

Meanwhile, another resident responded to Girodes’s “donation” of food by offering to “donate various foots in his ass.”

 

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Faux News Follies! A Racist, a Moron, and a Liar

First up…Newly unemployed Faux News bigot.

Fox Sports reporter attacks Latina valedictorian: ‘I didn’t know Mexicans were that smart’

Reporter Emily Austen has been taken off the air by Fox Sports after she was caught on video making racist comments about Mexican, Jewish and Chinese people.

While participating in a Facebook video broadcast for Barstool Sports, the 27-year-old sports reporter and others appearing on the show mocked 18-year-old Mayte Lara Ibarra, who recently revealed that she was her high school’s valedictorian and an undocumented immigrant.

“I didn’t even know Mexicans were that smart,” Austen quipped to her co-hosts during the Barstool Sports broadcast.

She also asserted that “the Chinese guy is always the smartest guy in math class” and that Jewish people are “stingy.”

As a result of the tirade, Fox Sports said that Austen, who is a contract employee, would not be participating in future broadcasts.

“We were made aware that Emily Austen appeared in a social media video unaffiliated with Fox Sports in which she made insensitive and derogatory comments,” Fox Sports Florida General Manager Steve Tello said in a statement. “She was not speaking on behalf of Fox Sports, nor do we condone any of the statements she made in the video. Emily has been advised that her comments were unacceptable, and she is not scheduled to appear on any upcoming Fox Sports Florida or Fox Sports Sun broadcasts.”

Then there is Geraldo, whose IQ level has devolved every minute he has spent on Faux…Suggesting the Orlando victims were cowards.

On ‘Fox and Friends,’ Geraldo Rivera says Orlando victims didn’t fight for their lives

On Monday morning, Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera appeared on Fox and Friends and took the opportunity to criticize the victims of Saturday night’sterrorist attack on the LGBT club Pulse in Orlando, Florida.

Media Matters reported that Rivera said, “When you’re in that situation and you have no weapons, you have two choices. If you can’t hide and you can’t run, you have two choices. You stay and die, or you fight. For God’s sakes, fight back. Fight back.”

He continued, “There’s 100 people that he murdered with one weapon that he reloaded. When he reloaded they must, people must, America must understand, we are at war with Islamic terror, with these terrorists. We’ve got to stop them in Raqqa, we’ve got to stop them in Mosul, and we’ve got to stop them in the Pulse, Orlando.”

Rivera’s charge that the crowd didn’t display proper courage and determination neglects to bear in mind that research has shown that mass shooter scenarios are completely chaotic situations where even experienced tactical personnel have been known to freeze or become disoriented.

Law enforcement officials and safety experts say that the smartest course of action in any active shooter situation is to escape the area as quickly as possible.

Failing at everything else, it’s the old standby lying – “It’s Obama’s fault!”

Fox wrongly reports that Obama wants to ban armored helmet that saved cop’s life in Orlando

As police stormed the Pulse nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning, the shooter fired at a police officer wearing a Kevlar helmet. While the officer was harmed, he survived — and his helmet saved his life.

In an interview with former New York City Police Department detective and a media personality, Bo Dietl, “Fox and Friends” co-host Steve Doocy asked why the Obama administration was “pushing to take away life-saving armor,” Media Matters reports.

The fact is, neither the Kevlar helmet nor the BearCat vehicle used to punch through the wall of the club to allow police access to the scene are on the list of prohibited police equipment created in May 2015. The order aimed to keep local police departments from buying some items with federal dollars.

“And yet, it wasn’t that long ago where we heard a number of people from the political left say, ‘You know what, the local police departments have too much heavy artillery. We really have to take that stuff away from them,’” he said.

Fox News has yet to clarify the error to its audience. It’s unclear how a former police detective like Dietl also doesn’t have the facts on equipment.

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2016 in Faux News

 

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Disturbing Photo of Lynching at Popular Restaraunt

Yet another one for clueless (and/or racist) white folks who flunked morality training.

One – this is a public restaurant. I really don’t want my children exposed to something as grotesque as a hanging. Goes along with why pictures of dead bodies aren’t on the kiddies flash card set.

Two – The subject in this picture was a black man. The hanging was in Texas in 1895…’Nuf said. We well know about the slim to no connection between a black man committing a crime and actually having done a crime in Texas in the late 19th Century.

One would sincerely hope that this item isn’t on the list of franchise decor distributed to all of Joe’s Crab Shack franchisees. Regardless of the racial connotations, whomever placed such in a Family Restaurant ought to be standing at the end of a long long unemployment line about now.

This photo of a black man’s public hanging decorated a Joe’s Crab Shack table

Tyrone Williams and Chauntyll Allen said they went to Joe’s Crab Shack in Roseville, Minn., on Wednesday night for a friend’s early birthday dinner when they looked down at their table and saw it: a photograph, embedded inside of the table, depicting the public hanging of a black man.

“It had a cartoon character saying, ‘All I said was “I didn’t like the gumbo,’” in a joking manner,” Williams said at a news conference Thursday.

“I’m appalled,” Allen said at the news conference, organized by the Minneapolis NAACP. “I don’t understand why they think this is some kind of joke, the trauma we endured on our black body.”

Williams snapped a photo of the image titled “Hanging at Groesbeck, Texas on April 12, 1895″ and contacted the Minneapolis chapter of the civil rights organization.

Ignite Restaurant Group, Joe’s Crab Shack’s parent company, has since apologized for what it described as an offensive photo.

“We take this matter very seriously, and the photo in question was immediately removed,” Ignite Chief Operating Officer David Catalano said in a statement, KARE reported. “We sincerely apologize to our guests who were disturbed by the image, and we look forward to continuing to serve the Roseville community.”

While pleased that the photo was removed from the Roseville restaurant, Minneapolis NAACP president Nekima Levy-Pounds said in an interview Friday that “there are broader concerns about whether that type of racist decor exists in other Joe’s Crab Shack locations.”

“We have not seen a commitment from Ignite Restaurant Group that they will examine the decor in all of its restaurants and remove racist material,” Levy-Pounds told The Washington Post.

Williams and Allen alerted the Roseville manager of the photo soon after they saw it.

“He was apologetic and understanding,” Williams said. But the pair already felt “sick, confused,” and left the restaurant.

The scene depicted in the Joe’s Crab Shack table was the public hanging of Richard Burleson, a black man, who was convicted of murdering J.G. McKinnon, a white man.

 

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2016 in Domestic terrorism

 

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30% of Republican Want to Bomb Disney’s Alladin

I think if the Democrats/Progressives want to win in this country, then all they have to do is to pass a law requiring a minimum IQ to vote.

Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters support bombing any Arab sounding nation — even the fictional land of Aladdin

According to a new Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll, 30 percent of Republican primary voters nationally support bombing Agrabah, the made up home of Disney’s Aladdin, and 34 percent support Donald Trump for president.

Of course, Trump leads the crowded pack of GOP presidential wannabes overall with a whopping 34 percent support nationally. His nearest rival, Ted Cruz, stands at 18 percent. Of those Republicans who would like to bomb the fictional land of Aladdin, support for Trump is at 45 percent. To their credit, 57 percent of Republicans at least responded that they weren’t sure if the U.S. should bomb the Arab sounding land while 13 percent opposed a bombing campaign in the Disney created nation.

Surprisingly, self-identified Tea Party members only accounted for 16 percent of respondents of the survey conducted over two days this week while half of all respondents identified as Evangelical Christians.

More than a quarter indicated that they would like to outright ban the religion of Islam from being practiced in the U.S. That number jumped to 42 percent of Trump supporters who think Islam should be illegal. Another 46 percent of Republican voters support a national Muslim registry although for 47 percent, shutting down all mosques is a bridge too far.

54 percent of all Republican primary voters support Trump’s call to ban all Muslims from entering the United States, while 36 percent believe Trump’s claims that thousands of Muslims in New Jersey were cheering from the rooftops on 9/11.

The full poll, which features a stunning Ben Carson drop to 6 percent support nationally, illustrates just how extreme the base of the Republican party has gotten. The only area in which the Republican presidential candidates appear to be more extreme than their base is, unsurprisingly, on a specific gun control issue. 80 percent of Republican primary voters support banning individuals on the terror watch list from purchasing firearms. The Republican party, however, has staunchly opposed the effort at the directive of the NRA.

 

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2015 in The Clown Bus

 

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About that Dumb Assed Border Wall

Millions of illegal immigrants flooded over the border to the US because of jobs. George W Bush and the Republican Reprobates took care of that problem. Since 2007, those folks – faced with unemployment – have been going home.

Unless you expect Syrian Refugees to cut grass and hang drywall for a living…Rethugs better be building that wall to keep them here.

More Mexicans Leaving Than Coming to the U.S.

More Mexican immigrants have returned to Mexico from the U.S. than have migrated here since the end of the Great Recession, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from both countries. The same data sources also show the overall flow of Mexican immigrants between the two countries is at its smallest since the 1990s, mostly due to a drop in the number of Mexican immigrants coming to the U.S.

From 2009 to 2014, 1 million Mexicans and their families (including U.S.-born children) left the U.S. for Mexico,according to data from the 2014 Mexican National Survey of Demographic Dynamics (ENADID). U.S. census data for the same period show an estimated 870,000 Mexican nationals left Mexico to come to the U.S., a smaller number than the flow of families from the U.S. to Mexico.

Measuring migration flows between Mexico and the U.S. is challenging because there are no official counts of how many Mexican immigrants enter and leave the U.S. each year. This report uses the best available government data from both countries to estimate the size of these flows. The Mexican data sources — a national household survey, and two national censuses — asked comparable questions about household members’ migration to and from Mexico over the five years previous to each survey or census date. In addition, estimates of Mexican migration to the U.S. come from U.S. Census Bureau data, adjusted for undercount, on the number of Mexican immigrants who live in the U.S….Read the Rest Here

 

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Trevor Noah – Ben Carson – Rupert Murdoch

Ow! That one is going to leave a mark!

Meanwhile uber old white guy declares Ben Carson’s authenticity as a black man…

Rupert Murdoch tweeted that Ben Carson would make a good president in a peculiar way. “Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What about a real black President who can properly address the racial divide? And much else,” he wrote Wednesday, suggesting that President Obama is not that. The media mogul’s comments sparked a firestorm online, to which he later responded by recommending a New York magazine article asking whether Obama had done enough to support the black community.

 

 
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Posted by on October 8, 2015 in Black Conservatives, The Clown Bus

 

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Santorum – Stuck on Stupid

Santorum: Calif. Schools Don’t Teach US History

Rick Santorum continued hisverbal assault on higher education today by accusing California universities of failing to “even teach an American history course.” The GOP candidate slammed UC universities during a speech in Wisconsin, Mediaite reports, saying that “I think it’s seven or eight” schools that neglect US history: “Just to tell you how bad it’s gotten in this country, where we’re trying to disconnect the American people from the roots of who we are, so they have an understanding of what America should be.”

But a University of California rep emailedThinkProgress to say that all UC undergraduate programs require US history credits. According to Mediaite, only the San Francisco campus fails to offer US history courses—because it’s a medical school. Perhaps Santorum is on a roll after calling President Obama “a snob” for wanting “everybody in America to go to college.” He’s not alone among Republicans, however: Mitt Romney has taken a whack at higher education by pooh-poohing the notion of student aid.

 

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A Real Cookie Monster!

All this over a box of Thin Mints!

Thin Mint melee lands Naples woman in jail

A Naples woman was arrested Sunday after deputies say she attacked her roommate over a box of Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies.

Hersha Howard, 31, of 7050 Ambrosia Lane, Apt. #3606, was charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon.

Howard’s roommate, Jasmin Wanke, told deputies she was asleep when Howard burst into her bedroom and accused her of eating the cookies.

Orange Jumpsuit time...Over a box of cookies.

Wanke said she gave them to Howard’s kids because they were awake and hungry at 1 a.m., according to a Collier County Sheriff’s Office report.

The women began to argue, then Howard reportedly jumped on top of Wanke and struck her in the face.

The two continued to fight until Wanke’s husband separated them.

When Wanke walked out of the bedroom, Howard grabbed a pair of scissors and began chasing and threatening Wanke, the report said.

As women ran down the stairs, Howard reportedly dropped the scissors, picked up a board and struck Wanke.

Wanke then ran to the kitchen, where Howard confronted and attacked her again, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

During the fight, Howard bit Wanke in the breast and continued to hit her until the two were separated again, the report said.

The women ran out of the house, then Howard reportedly picked up a sign and struck Wanke with it several times.

Wanke’s husband tackled Howard before deputies arrived and arrested her.

She was taken to the Naples Jail Center for booking.

 

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2011 in Nawwwwww!

 

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Selling America Down the River

One of the most amazing, and despicable things about the current Tea Bagger “movement” is the focus on other Americans instead of issues really impacting America. It ain’t Jose or Rosita who are a threat to America…

It’s the folks who fund hating Jose and Rosita…

Who sold their own country down the river.

Now the problem here isn’t whether we can make tanks. We can make tanks – damn good ones in fact, in smaller manufacturing facilities scattered around the country. The problem here is the export of the high tech equipment to produce and manufacture electronic components – which increasingly are the heart of modern weapons systems. The only plants in the world, called foundrys,  now which can produce thse dense chips have been shipped off to China, automatically giving them the ability to produce weapons systems – from ICBMs to aircraft…

Every bit as good, and eventually better than those produced in the USA – now stuck with buying the components from China.

Republican Bush II screwed the country even further than Bush I.

The problem here is that as American corporations have increasingly shifted to importing high-tech labor and laying off Americans, and exporting R&D, the innovation level of American companies, and the ability to get new product in production has fallen through the floor.

You want to fix what is wrong with America – the first thing you have to do is deport the tea Buggers… Not Rosita and Jose. Rosita and Jose are contributing something.

You need an IQ test to get rid of the dumb assed MFs who continue to wank the national weenie on everything but that which is critical to our survival.

Industry experts: Less ‘made in USA’ puts security at risk

The decline in American manufacturing is risking the country’s security, experts will tell a congressional hearing on Wednesday.

Manufacturing industry experts will appear at a National Security Oversight Subcommittee on Capitol Hill tomorrow to examine the effects the decades-old downturn in U.S. manufacturing may have on the country’s national security.

The committee also will examine the problem of reliance on substandard and sometimes counterfeit foreign-made parts, a dependence stemming from the drop in U.S.-made products, a depleted manufacturing workforce, and outdated technology. That reliance could place the lives of American soldiers at risk, according to information released by the subcommittee.

“We have allowed our industrial base to deteriorate for the last two to three decades. As a result, just in national defense terms, our supply lines for strategic parts and materials have been stretched around the world,” said Jeff Faux, founding president and distinguished fellow of the Economic Policy Institute.

“As you watch globalization move the manufacturing base offshore, in essence you are moving the defense base offshore,” said Robert Baugh, executive director of the AFL-CIO, “This is dangerous”.

Both Faux and Baugh will testify Wednesday.

The nation’s manufacturers are being seduced by China where they can get more for their money due to an undervaluation of their currency, illegal subsidies, and a lack of enforceable laws regarding, worker rights, and environmental and health standards, Baugh told CNN.

China’s manufacturing sector is on the brink of passing that of the United States, according to a report released in June by the economic research firm IHS Global Insight. The value of goods produced by China’s factories reached about $1.6 trillion last year, compared to $1.7 trillion by U.S. manufacturers.

The nation’s capacity utilization, which compares the output of U.S. factories to their maximum potential production, fell to a record low of 68.2 percent in June of 2009, as Chrysler and GM plants essentially shut down due to the bankruptcy process at the two companies, and as other automakers and suppliers scaled back due to overall weakness in demand.

U.S. output has been increasing steadily every month since that reading, rising to 74.7 percent in August — the latest month for which data is available — but is still down from the average reading, which is about 81 percent.

The subcommittee will be looking to hear recommendations from the panel of experts to open up discussions with officials responsible for making manufacturing sector policies.

“It is critical that we focus on modernizing and improving our industrial base to improve our economy, provide better employment opportunities to Americans, and strengthen national security,” said Rep. John Tierney, D-Massachusetts, chairman of the subcommittee. “We have to start to think strategically about the industrial challenges we face and take aggressive action to fully address them.”

Said Faux, “We have a national security policy that is not connected to our economic policy and an economic policy that is not connected to our national security policy.”

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2010 in Stupid Republican Tricks, Stupid Tea Bagger Tricks

 

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Tea Party to Recruit Minorities

Now, I don’t know any hard working black folks who would invite, or allow their kids to invite some gang-banging drug thug into their home. Yeah, I know that in some places the line gets pretty blurred – but black dads, where there is one – and in some cases black moms and grand moms have a reputation of getting out of hand when little Sushilakawanna or Tireironrone come home with thug friends.

Here’s a hint. It’s not just the bigoted, or ignorant white folks that keep black folks away from the Tea Party.

Think you might start attracting a better class of black folks, exactly at the moment you start putting that blame thing a little closer (in your specific case – a lot closer)  to home, Mr. Armey.

Tea Party Group Wants Jews, African Americans And Hispanics

FreedomWorks, the big daddy of the tea party-sponsoring organizations, is the latest to make an attempt at shedding the movement’s all-white image. The group recently announced DiverseTea, a targeted advertising and outreach campaign aimed at extending the tea party’s reach into minority communities. After a summer of attacks on the tea party (most notably from the NAACP, which accused the tea party movement of harboring racist elements — a criticism tea partiers reject out of hand), FreedomWorks is the latest to get on the diversity train.

“We do need to reach out,” FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe told me at a meeting sponsored by the Christian Science MonitorMonday. Kibbe said the new initiative will “build a platform” for tea party leaders from across the spectrum, including “African Americans, Jews, Hispanics,” and others. Kibbe said that though it’s important the group reach out, the talk of diversifying the tea party is more about changing the perception of the movement rather than the reality.

“There is this nagging perception that we are not diverse, and I disagree with that,” he said. Kibbe told me after the meeting that the plethora of diverse voices on stage at rallies like Sunday’s 9/12 meeting in Washington (where a virtually all-white crowd was regaled by numerous African American and Latino speakers) was part of a concerted effort to show minorities that they’re welcome at tea party events.

FreedomWorks chair Dick Armey — the former congressman and bombastic public face of the organization — was a bit more grumpy when it came to discussing the racial makeup of tea party crowds.

“I really get a little tired of diversity talk from liberals,” he said. Armey blames “liberal theology” for keeping diverse crowds away.

Armey said that members “of what the establishment calls the minority identification” face criticism from their friends and relatives if they attend tea party events — or even come out as a conservative at all. The fear of that reprisal is what keeps them away from the tea party rallies, he says.

“The difficulties, the harassment, the intolerance the abuse that they suffer comes from — for example, if you’re a black American at our rally, your own community, your own relatives, your own family,” Armey said. “So it is extremely difficult for black Americans to say, ‘I am a conservative’ because they get beset in the most vicious ways.”

This is a line shouted often by tea party leaders when asked about the often stunningly low turnout of anyone other than white people at their rallies. It’s liberals that scare the minorities from stepping out of line and joining the tea party, leaders say, not anything the tea party is doing.

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2010 in Black Conservatives, Stupid Tea Bagger Tricks

 

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Darwin Done Left America!

Some portion of the population, though  their own action, removes themselves from the gene pool each year through some supreme act of stupidity. Apparently, in America that just isn’t happening anymore, and we have a glut of stupid individuals wandering our streets. We only have liberal politicians to blame for this, after all if we didn’t have seat belt laws, and warnings on the side of gas tanks not to use a lighted match to determine fuel levels that TV Program “1001 Ways to Die” which focuses on the remarkable ways folks find to remove themselves from the gene pool would already have the next 10 seasons filmed.

Overregulation as the cause of stupid Republicans in this country!

Poll: 1 in 5 incorrectly say Obama is a Muslim as president’s religion remains mystery to many

Americans increasingly are convinced incorrectly   that President Barack Obama is a Muslim, and a growing number are thoroughly confused about his religion.

Nearly one in five people, or 18 percent, said they think Obama is Muslim, up from the 11 percent who said so in March 2009, according to a poll released Thursday. The proportion who correctly say he is a Christian is down to just 34 percent.

The largest share of people, 43 percent, said they don’t know his religion, an increase from the 34 percent who said that in early 2009.

The survey, conducted by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center and its affiliated Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, is based on interviews conducted before the controversy over whether Muslims should be permitted to construct a mosque near the World Trade Center site. Obama has said he believes Muslims have the right to build an Islamic center there, though he’s also said he won’t take a position on whether they should actually build it.

In a separate poll by Time magazine/ABT SRBI conducted Monday and Tuesday _ after Obama’s comments about the mosque _ 24 percent said they think he is Muslim, 47 percent said they think he is Christian and 24 percent didn’t know or didn’t respond.

In addition, 61 percent opposed building the Muslim center near the Trade Center site and 26 percent said they favor it.

About three in 10 of Obama’s fiercest political rivals, Republicans and conservatives, say he is a Muslim. That is up significantly from last year and far higher than the share of Democrats and liberals who say so. But even among his supporters, the number saying he is a Christian has fallen since 2009, with just 43 percent of blacks and 46 percent of Democrats saying he is Christian.

Among independents, 18 percent say Obama is Muslim _ up from 10 percent last year.

Pew analysts attribute the findings to attacks by his opponents and Obama’s limited attendance at religious services, particularly in contrast with Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, whose worship was more public.

 

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