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The End Is Near, but never near enough. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:

5. Elisabeth Hasselbeck

The arrest of Sandra Bland, the African-American woman who was found dead of an alleged suicide in a Texas jail cell, began with a routine traffic stop, and escalated with alarming speed when the white state trooper demanded Bland put out her cigarette, and she refused to do so.

The officer’s conduct has been widely condemned as overkill at best, racially motivated malice at worst.

So count on Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck to tell you the side of the story that the Lamestream Media (and people of good conscience) refuse to acknowledge. On Monday’s edition of Fox & Friends, Hasselbeck exhibited both grace and good sense when she accused Sandra Bland of wielding what could have been perceived as a weapon at the officer. The weapon in question being the cigarette she refused to put out.

In an interview with former NYPD officer John Rafferty, Hasselbeck speculated that perhaps “there are times, I’m sure, someone has, in the history of this land, used a cigarette against a police officer, maybe chucked it at him, pushed it at him.” If the cop did see a “potential threat” here, did he not act correctly?

Media Matters has the video:

Via Raw Story and Media Matters

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Sam Reisman

Sam Reisman is the former managing editor at The National Memo, where he still writes the weekly "This Week In Crazy" column. His writing has appeared in Flavorpill, The Huffington Post, Columbia Daily Spectator, and Bwog. He was the publisher of the 2010 edition of Inside New York, an annual guidebook to the city for students and young professionals.

Since 2011, he has co-curated and hosted Peculiar Streams, a showcase for NYC-based writers, musicians, comedians, and filmmakers. He is a staff writer at Mediaite, and blogs at SamReisman.com.

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  1. Buford2k11 July 31, 2015

    Well, at least President Obama is no longer the Anti-Christ…whew…

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  2. itsfun July 31, 2015

    Blaming Obama for the shooting in a theater is like blaming a flag for the shootings in a church.

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    1. Allan Richardson July 31, 2015

      It’s not the FLAG that is being blamed for the church shooting (and ALL PRIOR lynchings in black history); it is the CULTURE which PRODUCED and CONTINUES TO HONOR that hateful flag.

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      1. itsfun July 31, 2015

        Many see that flag in a completely different way. Some see it as a symbol of men that fought and died for what they believed in. Some see these as states that didn’t want to be part of the United States. They believed more in states rights than the federal government.

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        1. Robert Eckert July 31, 2015

          “Some see it as a symbol of men that fought and died for what they believed in” Yes, and what they believed in was hideous, and continues to inspire murderous violence to this day.

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          1. itsfun July 31, 2015

            I just don’t see a flag from the 1860’s as an inspiration to violence.

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          2. oldlion July 31, 2015

            Then you are as blind as a bat. That flag did not resurface until the 1960’s during the Civil Rights movement. The southern culture they say it represents it the culture of treason and slavery.

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          3. itsfun July 31, 2015

            I lived in the south for 6 years and never heard anyone say the flag represents a culture of treason and slavery. I never heard anyone say anything about the flag. it was a non issue for them until some of us made a issue of it.

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          4. oldlion July 31, 2015

            I wouldn’t expect anyone in the south to say that. I live in the south and I see that stupid flag all the time and the people displaying it wouldn’t know culture if it bite them on the butt.

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          5. idamag July 31, 2015

            They use the term “culture” rather loosely.

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          6. highpckts July 31, 2015

            Really? Try looking since the flag was revived in the 60″s for the sole purpose of white supremacy and segregation! Any history book will tell you that except the books in Texas that have whitewashed that part of history!

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          7. idamag July 31, 2015

            When the white supremacists, in Northern Idaho, decided to hold a parade in the little town of Hayden, they march with the nazi flag and the confederate flag leading their parade. Freedom of speech allowed this despite the vigorous objections of the decent citizens of that town.

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          8. Looner July 31, 2015

            You can’t be that naive.

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          9. RED July 31, 2015

            Well, if it had remained in the 1860’s then you would be right. But since we are talking about a flag that was flying over statehouses and state property in 2015 your failure to recognize facts reflects your short coming and lack of abilities.

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          10. idamag July 31, 2015

            If they don’t like the United States, they can leave the United States, not attack it. We owned all that country, bought and paid for in the Louisiana Purchase, it was an act of war.

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          11. idamag August 1, 2015

            And that flag started flying with the passage of the civil rights law.

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          12. Michael Ross July 31, 2015

            You also failed to see what was wrong with Marco Rubio whining that people were talking about poaching instead of his pet peeve.

            You’ve been a loyal conservative whore, deliberately parroting ALL of the propaganda crap that got all five subhuman turds on each TWIC list every bloody week.

            You only see what you want to see, whore. You want to suck G.O.P. dick, fine, just stop coming here every time you need to spit.

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          13. itsfun July 31, 2015

            Like I am suppose to care what a name calling classless individual as you says. I will post what and where I want. If you don’t like it to bad. Just don’t read my posts.

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          14. Robert Eckert July 31, 2015

            It has never been anything else.

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        2. Looner July 31, 2015

          Funny though, a swastika is a symbol of men who fought and died for what they believed in too. I don’t see any Nazi flags flying in Germany now.

          I know, Godwin’s Law.

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          1. charleo1 July 31, 2015

            It’s true there are no nazi party flags flying over public buildings, parks, train stations, and airports in Germany..They banned them.

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        3. RED July 31, 2015

          Sure and I guess some see the flag as a light hearted banner of Yosemite Sam. But the facts are that it was first the flag of traitors and has been used ever since by individuals and groups wanting to continue their treasonous activities. States rights? The old states rights thing again? Wasn’t that what they said in the Civil War? The argument morons used to deflect the issue of slavery and the fact that the States Rights you want are the ability to deprive others of their rights. And I’m not interested in the b.s “my ancestors” baloney either. I was born and raised in Birmingham, AL, I probably don’t have a single relative from that time that didn’t fight for the Confederacy. And everyone of them was a traitor to the U.S. If I was German should I honor my relatives that worked at Auschwitz?

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          1. itsfun July 31, 2015

            If the people 100 years ago didn’t want to be part of the United States they are not traitors. Saying they are traitors is like saying anyone that left a country is a traitor. Maybe they were people that wanted to form their own country. Maybe Sherman going through Georgia was a invasion of another nation. All of these things are how one chooses to view a subject.

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          2. RED July 31, 2015

            Wow! The lack of intellectual honesty or abilities and the lengths some go to in order to twist reality! Your “view” doesn’t matter since the very definition of treason is making war against the U.S. Somehow this in your mind is equal to a person leaving the country? Ok here’s a game, guess which one of these actions leads to life imprisonment, renouncing your citizenship or attacking US military?? Think hard…

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          3. itsfun July 31, 2015

            Its not treason if you are not a citizen of that country. By leaving the Union, the South was trying to become a new nation of its own. The South was declaring it was no longer a part of the United States. If you don’t belong to a country or am not a citizen of that country, you can’t commit treason against a country you don’t belong to.

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          4. Independent1 August 1, 2015

            More of YOUR TOTAL CRAP!! WHERE ARE YOU GETTING ALL THIS TOTAL NONSENSE!!!!!! THE CIVIL WAR WASN’T ABOUT THE SOUTH SECEDING!!! IT WAS ABOUT THE SOUTH WANTING TO MAKE THE ENTIRE U.S. A SLAVE USING COUNTRY!!!!!!!

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          5. idamag August 1, 2015

            I discovered the other day by listening to a couple of people talk, they have a different version of history than we do. If those tobaccy spittin, moonshinin, white trash really wanted to know the truth, they could read newspaper events from that time and the Congress minutes. However, since most southern states are at the bottom of the list in education, they can’t do that. Or is that, “They caint do that there?”

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          6. Independent1 July 31, 2015

            What a load of TOTAL CRAP!! You don’t “not want to be part of the United States”, BY PURPOSELY ATTACKING ONE OF YOUR COUNTRY’S FORTS IN AN ACT OF WAR!!
            You better go back to one of your history books SONNY BOY because you are dislaying your TOTAL IGNORANCE AS TO WHAT THE CIVIL WAR WAS ALL ABOUT!!
            It wasn’t the South wanting to secede!!! IT WAS THE SOUTH WANTING TO TURN ALL OF THE UNITED STATES INTO THE DISPICABLE PRACTICE OF SLAVERY!!!!!!

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          7. idamag August 2, 2015

            I found out, there are parts of the country who teach a different version of history, even tough they could find out what really happened by reading the minutes of the administration and Congress at that time.

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          8. Independent1 August 2, 2015

            Yeah! Sadly, as I think you’ve even mentioned about Texas, where they’re actually manipulating school books, right-wingers would rather choose to read contrived history (and for other school subjects), books that suite their bigoted opinions, than read the truth.

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          9. idamag July 31, 2015

            Abraham Lincoln was trying hard to avoid the schism of the states. His administration offered a compromise: The five states who had slavery could keep it. Those enemies of the United States of America wanted war. They wanted a separate country. They attacked us. Repeat: they attacked us. After the war, the confederate flag was not a big thing until civil rights. It is the flag of our enemy who is still fighting the civil war. Their motto used to be: “Save your confederate money, the south shall rise again.” They are the enemy. Their flag is the flag of the enemy, the flag of hate and the flag of bigotry.

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        4. Michael Ross July 31, 2015

          “And a swastika’s just a Tibetan good luck charm.”
          ~Robin Williams

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  3. itsfun July 31, 2015

    Rubio makes a statement about human life and is called names. Why is our administration worried more about a lion in Africa then in human babies in America? For those that know a male lions kills are the cubs in a pride when he takes over the pride. Kinda like planned parenthood.

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    1. Grannysmovin July 31, 2015

      Fetus is not a human baby.

      From a post yesterday from Independent1:
      “In one simple quote, Sister Joan Chittister, O.S.B. sums up the hypocrisy in the ‘pro-life’ movement:
      “I do not believe that just because you’re opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don’t? Because you don’t want any tax money to go there. That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is.” This was an article on Media Matters.

      They are Pro Forced Birthers and they want to legislate and force girls and women who do not want a child to give birth and once she does they are gone. Pro Choice does not advocate for abortion, they advocate for a woman’s right to make her own choice, just like those women who choose to take their pregnancy to term. A woman and her family or partner make a private decision based on the circumstances of the conception, their financial situation, thier religious beliefs, their emotional stability and their maturity. No politician or stranger should have a say in what is a private difficult decision, Where is your pro-life stance when you allow large magazines and clips to be
      sold, so a disturbed individual could go kill twenty 5 and 6 year olds.

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      1. Allan Richardson July 31, 2015

        MISGUIDED “PRO-LIFE” LAWS KILL WOMEN AND THEIR FETUSES.

        Abortion laws like the ones being proposed in the US by fanatical anti-choice politicians will cause maternal deaths, just as the EXISTING laws in IRELAND HAVE ALREADY DONE, because they force doctors to place the theoretical humanity of a fetus above the actual humanity of the woman who is carrying that fetus.

        The case in Ireland involved a young wife and mother expecting another child, whose latest pregnancy somehow (by natural causes) became infected with septicemia of some type or another. The medically necessary thing would be to abort the infected fetus and give the woman antibiotics to fight her infection. But Ireland’s laws deterred her doctors from doing so until AFTER the infected (and doomed) fetus had TOTALLY FINISHED ITS DYING, and by then it was too late; the infection had spread too far in the woman’s body, and she died. Her husband and other children are mourning because THE LAW KILLED HER.

        Much more common is ectopic pregnancy, in which the UNTREATED outcome is ALWAYS the death of BOTH THE WOMAN AND THE FETUS when the fetus ruptures the Fallopian tube in which it has implanted. Again, the ONLY way to save the woman is to remove the tube, which obviously aborts the fetus. Doing nothing, as would be the only LEGAL alternative, will KILL BOTH.

        It is ridiculous to insist on a few more hours of life for an unconscious fetus at the cost of death for the woman also. It is also unconscionable to put doctors in the position of being criminals for saving a life.

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        1. highpckts July 31, 2015

          Amen!!

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      2. itsfun July 31, 2015

        First Rubio was just making a point as he saw it.
        I believe legal abortion is necessary, otherwise we will have people with coat hangers. It is a personal decision and I will never say its not.

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    2. Independent1 July 31, 2015

      ” Why is our administration worried more about a lion in Africa then in human babies in America?”

      They’re not, they just don’t agree with the misguided notion that RWNJs have that banning abortions reduces them BECAUSE IT DOESN’T!!! IT ACTUALLY INCREASES THEM!!! WITH MORE FETUSES BEING ABORTED!!!!!

      Studies have shown that where abortions are banned, they actually occur more frequently. And why? Because there are no LEGAL ABORTION CLINICS that actually encourage women against having an abortion where even just for Planned Parenthood, they prevent almost 250,000 abortions/yr by getting women to reconsider getting one.

      And in addition to that, FETUSES ARE NOT BABIES!! THEY’RE FETUSES UNTIL THEY TAKE THEIR FIRST BREATH OF AIR!!

      God is not stupId!! HE DOES NOT THROW AWAY SOULS!! So God does not put a soul into a baby until it takes its first breath. And even then, thousands of those souls die in their 1st year of life, especially in Red States!! See the statistics below on how many babies die in their 1st year of being alive.

      Here are some statistics as to why – because NATURE ABORTS 1/4 to 1/3 of all fetuses before or when they are born!!!

      Do you really think God would put souls into fetuses at conception, IF HE
      KNOWS THAT 1/3 TO 1/4 OF THEM ARE NEVER GOING TO BE LIVING BREATHING BABIES JUST FROM NATURE ABORTING THEM?? AND HE DOES KNOW THAT!! GET REAL!! ABORTED FETUSES ARE NOT BABIES!!!

      See these statistics on just miscarriages from hopeexchange.com:

      Sadly, miscarriages are a very common occurrence. Sources vary, but many estimate that approximately 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage; and some estimates are as high as 1 in 3. If you include loss that occurs before a positive pregnancy test, some estimate that 40% of all conceptions result in loss.

      Although statistics can vary slightly from one source to the next, here is a general account (based primarily on information provided by the March of Dimes) of the frequency of miscarriages in the United States:

      · There are about 4.4 million confirmed pregnancies in the U.S. every year.

      · 900,000 to 1 million of those end in pregnancy losses EVERY year.

      · More than 500,000 pregnancies each year end in miscarriage (occurring during the first 20 weeks).

      · Approximately 26,000 end in stillbirth (considered stillbirth after 20 weeks)

      · Approximately 19,000 end in infant death during the first month.

      · Approximately 39,000 end in infant death during the first year.

      · Approximately 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage; some estimates are as high as 1 in 3. If you include loss that occurs before a positive pregnancy test, some estimate that 40% of all conceptions result in loss.

      · Approximately 75% of all miscarriages occur in the first trimester.

      · An estimated 80% of all miscarriages are single miscarriages. The vast majority of women suffering one miscarriage can expect to have a normal
      pregnancy next time.

      · An estimated 19% of the adult population has experienced the death of a child (this includes miscarriages through adult-aged children).

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      1. MichelleRose3 July 31, 2015

        Excellently accurate stats but I’m afraid they’re a waste of time, at least as far as the troll “itsfun” is concerned. First, you do know that’s he’s a frequent troller of the National Memo site, don’t you? He’s paid by the RNC to haunt this site and spout prepared commentary. The more you click on him to reply, the more money he makes. (It’s called “clickbait,” but I believe you already know that, too)

        Second, those wonderfully accurate and thorough stats are pretty much wasted on ANY conservative, pro-lifer, RWNJ, or anyone who hates liberals blindly and with a passion that passeth all understanding. They will only glance at your stats and say, “I don’t believe that.” They won’t bother to check the facts, research the sources you researched or even do a cursory Google search. They will simply say: “I don’t believe that.”

        We are dealing with people who are deliberately, willfully, fanatically blind to the truth. They have their own truth, thank you, and they will not even look at the real truth to compare them. They believe what they wish to believe and nothing more.

        Why? Ah, there’s the REAL question: why? Conditioning? Perhaps. Monetary gain? (If they are paid to disseminate lies, at some point, those lies must become real to them or else a serious kind of schizophrenia inevitably develops. This could very well be) Prestige? Oh, yes, certainly. (Just as a group of gangsters will congratulate one of their own for sucker-punching the geeky kid with all the pencils and pens in his pocket) But there is one primary driver which causes people like “itsfun” to do what they do, apart from the reasons I cited above:

        Fear.

        Eh? you may say. What does fear have to do with it? Reduce it, break it down. If someone is intrinsically a bad person–yes, they exist–fear of being identified as a bad person is enough to make that person do some truly bizarre things, even if no one has specifically singled them out for scrutiny. Guilt by association. “Itsfun” knows he’s rotten to the core. He enjoys it. If others like him are caught out with lies and misdeeds, eventually someone else will notice “itsfun’s” chicanery and body-slam him. Criminals become worried when their particular brand of criminality becomes an issue. Rather like a crackdown on car thieves; the rest of the car thieves will lay low or move to another area, but they’re going to bitch and moan about it, aren’t they? I’m reminded of a line from “The Sopranos”: “Can’t a man ply his trade without someone getting their panties in a bunch?”

        My point: if liberal behavior–ethical, honest, truthful, forthright–becomes the norm, people like “itsfun” will consequently become outcast as they should be. Not good for people like “itsfun.” But this is simple logic. If you catch one crook doing something stupid, you can catch others. THAT’S what “itsfun fears more than anything.

        And willfully stupid, disbelieving people are, at the core, very very bad people. Not misguided. BAD. They know it, too. What we have confronting us are people who have made a deliberate moral choice to be very bad people. And they’re terrified of being caught.

        So: continue with your stats and accurate figures. They’re good weapons for those who are NOT intrinsically bad, but merely confused. There aren’t that many, really, but they do need to be informed because accurate information is always valuable, at least to us ethical folk who will not stand for lies, disinformation and brutal, stupid behavior. Thank you for your hard work and concern; your ethical and truthful behavior.

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        1. Independent1 July 31, 2015

          Great assessment of itsfun!! You captured ‘ITS’ DEVIOUS CHARACTER TRAITS very well.

          And just to let you know, I don’t post responses to clueless RWNJs like itsfun expecting to sway them in any way. I’m hoping that my posts will give other NM posters facts, maybe some insights, they can use should they encounter other rabid right-wingers mindless arguments or posts; either in their everyday lives or here blogging on the NM.

          So I realize that with respect to swaying any of these paid trolls that I’m wasting my time, but I hope at least some of my posts are helpful to others.

          Again, great post and thanks again!!

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          1. idamag July 31, 2015

            You feel the same way I do

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      2. Michael Ross July 31, 2015

        Hypocrisy is what best defines the Republican Party and American conservatism, but I find the hypocrisy is greatest in their feigned hyper-concern for fetuses combined with their calls to gut all aid programs and let the poor starve to death.

        The G.O.P. sanctity of life expires in the 10th month.

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      3. Sand_Cat July 31, 2015

        What is the matter with you? Trying to use facts, reality, and rationality with our funny-boy?

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      4. Polana July 31, 2015

        Miscarriage cause baby to die w/out being ripped apart, piece by piece. Too bad your mother let U live.

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        1. Independent1 August 1, 2015

          Keep in mind that miscarriages are ‘natural expulsions’ of the fetus for a lot of reasons; including because the mother has not gotten the correct medical and nutritional treatment – which happens most often in Republican led states because they refuse to expand Medicaid to help poor pregnant women during the early months of pregnancy and/or help them with things like food stamps and other aid which would let them eat better.

          And if you’re referring to abortions, keep in mind what I said above, ABORTIONS HAPPEN MORE OFTEN WHERE THEY ARE BANNED. And blackmarket abortions certainly happen more often in Republican-led states where they shut down legal abortion clinics and women are forced to get an abortions from quacks whose abortion instrument is a coat hanger.
          If you think a fetus is torn and ripped apart in a ‘legal abortion’ just imagine what happens in the hands of a quack using a coat hanger. And by supporting those who consistently shut down legal abortion clinics that counsel women against having an abortion, which actually makes more abortions happen -YOU’RE THE ONE WHO SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF!!!!!!!!

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          1. David August 1, 2015

            Independent1- The murder of 55 million souls by abortion is unthinkable. And to aid in doing so in order to afford to buy a Lamborghini? I don’t think Jesus would approve.

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          2. Jan123456 August 2, 2015

            David, If you get a chance, please watch the unedited version of that video. What you have seen cherry picks exchanges out of context for maximum right wing outrage.

            The Lamborghini exchange was said in jest to emphasize that there was no profit motive involved.

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      5. Daniel Jones August 1, 2015

        Oh, actually, ten times that many conceptions happen, it’s just that the 90% of those never get detected in the first place because never even reaches the embryonic stage.

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    3. stcroixcarp July 31, 2015

      Kinda like the chicken hawk conservative neocons.

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    4. Michael Ross July 31, 2015

      Now I know you’re just being a troll on purpose. You just plowed straight through the exact same warped logic for which Marco Rubio is being mocked — employed the exact same stupid Mad Libs format that he and all other single-issue lunatics are employing.

      You say that, and all we hear is “I WANT TO TALK ABOUT ABORTION!!!! WHY AREN’T YOU TALKING ABOUT ABORTION?!!!! DON’T TALK ABOUT ANYTHING UNLESS IT’S ABORTION!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!”

      You remind me of that dilhole who said Pharrell’s “Happy” was part of a conspiracy to distract away from Benghazi. Who was that again? Oh, right, it was Ben Carson, ALSO running for the Oval Office.

      Marco Rubio: “I WANT TO TALK ABOUT ABORTION!!! WHY AREN’T YOU TALKING ABOUT ABORTION?!!!”
      Ben Carson: “I WANT TO TALK ABOUT BENGHAZI!!! WHY AREN’T YOU TALKING ABOUT BENGHAZ?I!!!”
      Donald Trump: “I WANT TO TALK ABOUT DONALD TRUMP!!! WHY AREN’T YOU TALKING ABOUT DONALD TRUMP?!!!”

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      1. idamag July 31, 2015

        You are good!

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      2. itsfun July 31, 2015

        Your post makes no sense.

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        1. fortunev July 31, 2015

          You make a lot of sense. Like a Coo-Coo Clock.

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          1. plc97477 August 2, 2015

            Since he is obviously years behind the rest of the world he doesn’t keep time as well as coo-coo clocks.

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          2. idamag August 2, 2015

            A coo-coo clock is a marvelous piece of machinery. More useful than the diptin.

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        2. charleo1 July 31, 2015

          Sure it makes sense. Just like when the Pope called for addressing climate change, and Mike Huckabee said, he’d address that, when Liberals outlaw abortion. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT ABORTION!! ABORTION!!! WHAAA WHAAA!!!!

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          1. itsfun July 31, 2015

            Abortion is here to stay. I don’t really have a strong opinion either way on it. I would rather have it legal, then to have a woman get maimed or killed in a back alley clinic. I don’t like the idea of selling baby parts like a ear of corn to the highest bidder though.

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          2. charleo1 July 31, 2015

            I do have a very strong opinion on abortion. I don’t like it when it happens. It always to my thinking, represents a failure at some foundational level. Whether that failure is educational at the parental, or scholastic level. Or a lack of access to basic contraception, poverty itself, or a heinous crime. The act of ending a potential human life is always a tragedy. And one best handled when it can be averted altogether by addressing the causation of the vast majority of abortions before they become what is almost without exception a very difficult, and painful decision. As you rightly point out, the only way to make it worse would be to involve the government, and the criminal justice system in the process. I think if you withhold your judgement on the baby parts issue, until the true nature of the program, and how it is being handled comes to light. And not only by just PP, but by most likely, by all such speciality clinics. You may find this is more edited video, and spin by anti-choice partisans to gin up the issue in a political season, than ghoulish butchery for cash.

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        3. Sand_Cat July 31, 2015

          Not to a blind hypocrite like you, no.

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    5. Sand_Cat July 31, 2015

      Anyone makes a statement about all the crap(much of it harmful to “pre-born babies”) the GOP wants to let industry dump in our air and water, the safety and labor violations the GOP wants to let them get away with, the nasty chemicals in our food, the protection of the right of lunatics to stock up on military hardware, how the GOP loves war, how they sacrificed the well-being of millions to try to put Obama out of a job, and how the GOP pushes voter suppression, and you and your fellow lunatics call them names far worse than anything Marco Rubio has been called. But blatant hypocrisy is what we’ve all learned to expect from the Gop, “conservatives,” and – especially – YOU.

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      1. plc97477 August 2, 2015

        You also have to place the gotp on the side of wanting to gut the labor laws to allow 10 and 12 year olds to work in sweat shops.

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        1. Sand_Cat August 2, 2015

          There isn’t sufficient space on this page to list the hypocrisies. I only cited those I could remember off the cuff, and you’ve added another. But itsfun won’t reply because he thinks I’m nasty and he’s showing me by “ignoring” my responses, just as he and his friends ignore facts and reality in favor of their comforting – to them – lies and delusions.

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      2. idamag August 2, 2015

        Does anyone care about the birth defects from polluted water? Does anyone care about the babies who starve in other countries? Does anyone care about children’s access to health care? How about nutrition? And, badly needed, how about education? Those yammering diptins only care about fetuses, not real live children.

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    6. Daniel Jones August 1, 2015

      Hey–Screwball. Yeah, I’m talking about you, itsfun.

      1) you mangled it preetty badly, but I did get the actual statement you tried to use in your war against women being healthy. When a pride’s leader dies, the other males kill his cubs to make room for the cubs of the winner of the struggle to lead the pride.

      2) That is not what Planned Parenthood does–unless you fear that healthy women will throw out the scum who prefer them to suffer sickness in the kitchen and put up with the abuse.

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      1. itsfun August 1, 2015

        Because I don’t like the idea of selling baby parts like a farmer sells a ear of corn,it doesn’t make a war on women. Because I value human life over that of a wild predator doesn’t make a war on women. Legal abortion is here to stay and remains completely an individuals choice. Its not my choice nor should it be. It is better than a back alley clinic or a coat hanger.

        Planned parenthood is making a profit on human body parts.

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        1. Independent1 August 1, 2015

          So like the typical RWNJ you’re against anything that would maybe help someone else live their life better!! Or even save people’s lives!!

          You are aware right, that what organizations purchase fetal tissue for is research on ways to fix illnesses that make other humans lives hard to live with, like Parkinson’s disease??

          And you are aware right, that it may have been fetal tissue that was used in the research to develop the newly developed vaccine that has been shown to keep people from gett Ebola which may save thousands of lives??

          And you are aware right, that the actual demand for the use of fetal tissue has been significantly reduced over the years because more and more scientists are using stem cells these days??

          And you are aware right, that the head of PP has stated that despite the lies in that video that was released, PP DOES NOT profit from it’s sale of fetal tissue – it only tries to recover its costs of preserving and transporting the tissue.

          And the sale of fetal tissue, is hardly like a farmer selling an ear of corn – that’s only true in the mind of a brain dead RWNJ like yourself. Although corn is a food and in certain situation may in fact be used to save someone’s life, should they be absolutely poor and helpless, an ear of corn can hardly be something that scientists would need to in use to support their research in finding cures for diseases that help people live their lives in a better way, OR EVEN LIVE AT ALL!!

          And it’s not like PP is harvesting the fetal tissue for the purpose of donating it, it’s the byproduct of something that is going to happen totally independent of the donation program. So why am I not surprised that being the mindless RWNj that you are, you would rather that that tissue simply thrown in the trash than used for some purpose that would work to help other humans live their lives better OR CONTINUE TO LIVE AT ALL!!

          IT’S REALLY FITTING YOU BELIEVE THE WAY YOU DO, BEING A FOLLOWER OF THE PARTY OF PREMATURE DEATH!!!!!!

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        2. Jan123456 August 2, 2015

          Unless you only watch the carefully edited version (edited for maximum outrage) of the PP videos, you will understand that the discussion was not about selling baby parts.

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          1. David August 2, 2015

            The discussion was the callous approach taken by the murderers of Planned Parenthood to maximize their satanic profit.

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          2. Jan123456 August 2, 2015

            Which tells me you only are aware of the edited version.

            Even the Catholics of America magazine criticized the heavy editing of the the three hour video. They at least, want to criticize abortion for what is real about it, not what’s made up.

            C.M.P. promoted the story, and titled the video, as “Planned Parenthood
            uses partial-birth abortion to sell baby parts.” That title is, by any
            fair standard, wildly misleading. Within the longer video Dr. Nucatola
            explains that affiliated clinics understand tissue donation “is not a
            service they should be making money from, it’s something they should be
            able to offer this to their patients, in a way that doesn’t impact
            them.” In other words, the concern of the abortion clinics is not
            profit, but enabling fetal tissue collection or donation in a way that
            does not make their procedures more difficult and might make them
            easier.

            http://americamagazine.org/content/all-things/outrage-over-planned-parenthood-video-review-unedited-footage

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          3. David August 2, 2015

            Thank you for the reply. The Catholic Priest who wrote the article did note Dr. Nucatol’s callous response to “harvesting” fetal tissue. When added with the next “doctor’s” comment regarding being able to afford a Lamborghini, it is sickening.

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          4. Jan123456 August 3, 2015

            Catholics are unequivocally against abortion. The point here is that CMP is accusing PP of for-profit sale of the aborted fetuses and that is simply not true. And even the author at America magazine acknowledges that truth while still supporting the Catholic position on abortion.

            Will you please cite the line in the article about Dr. Nucatol’s callous response? I am not sure what you are referring to.

            The line about the Lamborghini was said in jest to emphasize the point that there WAS not a profit motive.

            If you can’t watch the unedited video, at least read the transcripts to get the context in which statements were made.

            http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/PPFAtranscript072514_final.pdf

            http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/PPFA020615_transcript.pdf

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          5. Independent1 August 6, 2015

            Talking about Catholic priests lowlife, you would do well to read this article about what Pope Francis thinks about what you and your ilk are all about – Capitalism.

            Pope Francis’ “attendance” at GOP debate is going to help sink the party

            http://www.marketwatch.com/story/pope-franciss-attendance-at-gop-debate-is-going-to-help-sink-the-party-2015-08-05?siteid=yhoof2

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          6. David August 6, 2015

            Lowlife? You mean that, because I don’t agree that socialism/communism is superior to capitalism, I am a lowlife? Well, coming from you, “Thanks!”.

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        3. Independent1 August 6, 2015

          And itsfun, as you continue to ply your job as paid troll here on the NM supporting a party that is all about Capitalism and all it’s deathly failings, you may want to keep in mind what Pope Francis’ thoughts are on Capitalism; I’m sure you must love what he thinks of WHAT YOU ARE ALL ABOUT!!!

          The 10 commandments of Pope Francis (and keep in mind itsfun that the Pope is the head of a religion with over 1 billion followers):

          Pope’s 10 new commandments are direct threat GOP’s conservative values

          So why’s his agenda so hreatening? Based on the pope’s Vatican Climate Summit, he’ll reaffirm human-induced climate change is a scientific reality,” which the GOP categorically denies. But most important, he’ll reinforce his 10 anticapitalist
          commandments from his core “Apostolic Exhortation.” Here’s the core message driving Pope Francis’s global revolution to save the world from “the dung of the devil,” out-of-control capitalism. So it’s time for Congress to listen closely to the man in the white suit:

          1. Capitalists … are new worshipers of the biblical golden calf

          Pope: “Money must serve, not rule, yet we calmly accept its control over us. Money originated in a profound human crisis, the denial of the primacy of the human person. The worship of the ancient golden calf has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money.”

          2. Invisible hand of God … replaced by greedy hands of capitalism

          Pope: “Never trust in the so-called ‘invisible hand’ of the markets and economic remedies like cutting workers to increase their profits. The world needs a better distribution of income.”

          3. New Tyranny … capitalists are destroying democracy worldwide

          Pope: “Ideologies increase the wealth of a minority exponentially, increasing the inequality gap, separating the most humans from the prosperity enjoyed by those happy few. A new tyranny is thus born, unilaterally and relentlessly imposing its own laws and rules.”

          4. Trickle-down economics … is a total capitalist disaster

          Pope: “Free market trickle-down economics causes injustice. A naïve trust in the culture of prosperity and those wielding economic power deadens society.”

          5. Inequality … is the root cause of all ‘social ills’ in the world

          Pope: “Inequality is the root of social ills. Help the poor, reject markets and speculation, attack the structural causes of inequality, or you will never solve the world’s problems.”

          6. Consumerism … is out-of-control, destroying family/social values

          Pope: “Today’s economics promotes inordinate consumption, increases inequality, damages the social fabric, increases violence and serious conflicts. Blaming the poor and poorer countries for their troubles is misplaced, solve the corruption
          spreading at the top.”

          7. Competition … capitalist addiction to profits is killing morality

          Pope: “The laws of capitalist competition, the survival of the fittest rule. The powerful feed upon the powerless, the vast majority are marginalized: No work, No opportunities. No escape. News is a two-point loss in stocks, but not the death
          of elderly homeless?”

          8. Conservatism … encourages free destruction of natural resources

          Pope: “In a world where everyone has their own subjective truth, citizens cannot develop common solutions that transcend personal ambitions. We need a new way of living and thinking that’s more humane and noble, that brings dignity to all humans on this earth.”

          9. Exploitation … treating humans as mere economic commodities is sin

          Pope: “Yes, humans are now consumer goods, used then discarded in our widespread throwaway culture. It is no longer about oppression and exploitation. Today, the excluded ones are no longer society’s underside, no longer even a part of it, but outcasts, leftovers.”

          10.Capitalism has lost its moral compass, turned its back on God

          Pope: “Behind capitalist economics lurks a rejection of ethics and God that debases humans. This lack of morality and ethics results in God calling for solutions outside marketplace economics, to make it possible for a more balanced and humane social order.”

          Bottom line: Pope Francis is now the world’s moral conscience, as well as leader of a new peoples revolution. Francis is seen by billions worldwide as a revival of the moral values missing in today’s world because of our obsessive consumerism,
          self-centered wealth-building, and an out-of-control capitalist ideology with no moral conscience … so Rush isn’t the only conservative going bonkers … because Pope Francis’s new commandments really are an historic game-changing
          challenge to the core conservative values if the Republican Party.

          http://www.marketwatch.com/story/pope-franciss-attendance-at-gop-debate-is-going-to-help-sink-the-party-2015-08-05?siteid=yhoof2

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  4. Allan Richardson July 31, 2015

    I’ve heard of false flag operations by governments and organizations (some of which actually did happen, probably most did not, being a handy accusation to use against one’s opponents). And I’ve heard of lone wolf terrorists. But this guy in Chattanooga (could we call him the “Chatanooga Coo Coo” maybe?) apparently is a lone wolf false flag operator!

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  5. Bosda July 31, 2015

    Where do these Conservatives get drugs that strong?

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  6. idamag July 31, 2015

    Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Fully loaded cigarette – pretty dangerous against a policeman’s gun, taser, and nightstick. Maybe, the cop should have shot her because he felt threatened against second hand smoke. Brian Fischer – the sooner you go off and kill someone, the sooner you can get locked up. Marco Rubio, you are mostly naive. Tell me what does the price of milk in Wisconsin have to do with the price of eggs in China? As for Rick Wills – just last week a person killed another person because he was laughed at. Whatever you do, don’t laugh at Rick Wills.

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    1. Sand_Cat July 31, 2015

      That’s why today’s “Christians” hate Francis: his actions and attitudes show how ignorant and hate-filled so many “Christians” are today when one compares them to him.

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  7. Dominick Vila July 31, 2015

    Is Hasselback’s explanation evidence that the NRA favors banning cigarette smoking because it is dangerous to our health?

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    1. barneybolt12 July 31, 2015

      What can I say about Elizabeth Hasselbeck? Not much cuz you can’t fix stupid.

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      1. neeceoooo August 3, 2015

        True, I am surprised it took this long for her to make the “Week in crazy”

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    2. Independent1 August 5, 2015

      Dominick, I know you’re not much on religion, but you may want to take a look at a recent article in marketwatch.com entitled:

      Pope Francis’ “attendance” at GOP debate is going to help sink the party

      Here’s Pope Prancis’ 10 New Commandments – and reading them, it looks like I’m not the only one who thinks the GOP has become the party of the Devil.

      Here’s a brief excerpt from the article (he really takes it to capitalism):

      Here’s the core message driving Pope Francis’s global revolution to save the world from “the dung of the devil,” out-of-control capitalism. So it’s time for Congress to listen closely to the man in the white suit:

      And here’s his 10 commandments:

      1. Capitalists … are new worshipers of the biblical golden calf

      Pope: “Money must serve, not rule, yet we calmly accept its control over us. Money originated in a profound human crisis, the denial of the primacy of the human person. The worship of the ancient golden calf has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money.”

      2. Invisible hand of God … replaced by greedy hands of capitalism

      Pope: “Never trust in the so-called ‘invisible hand’ of the markets and economic remedies like cutting workers to increase their profits. The world needs a better distribution of income.”

      3. New Tyranny … capitalists are destroying democracy worldwide

      Pope: “Ideologies increase the wealth of a minority exponentially, increasing the inequality gap, separating the most humans from the prosperity enjoyed by those happy few. A new tyranny is thus born, unilaterally and relentlessly imposing its own laws and rules.”

      4. Trickle-down economics … is a total capitalist disaster

      Pope: “Free market trickle-down economics causes injustice. A naïve trust in the culture of prosperity and those wielding economic power deadens society.”

      5. Inequality … is the root cause of all ‘social ills’ in the world

      Pope: “Inequality is the root of social ills. Help the poor, reject markets and speculation, attack the structural causes of inequality, or you will never solve the world’s problems.”

      6. Consumerism … is out-of-control, destroying family/social values

      Pope: “Today’s economics promotes inordinate consumption, increases inequality, damages the social fabric, increases violence and serious conflicts. Blaming the poor and poorer countries for their troubles is misplaced, solve the corruption spreading at the top.”

      7. Competition … capitalist addiction to profits is killing morality

      Pope: “The laws of capitalist competition, the survival of the fittest rule. The powerful feed upon the powerless, the vast majority are marginalized: No work, No opportunities. No escape. News is a two-point loss in stocks, but not the death of elderly homeless?”

      8. Conservatism … encourages free destruction of natural resources

      Pope: “In a world where everyone has their own subjective truth, citizens cannot develop common solutions that transcend personal ambitions. We need a new way of living and thinking that’s more humane and noble, that brings dignity to all humans on this earth.”

      9. Exploitation … treating humans as mere economic commodities is sin

      Pope: “Yes, humans are now consumer goods, used then discarded in our widespread throwaway culture. It is no longer about oppression and exploitation. Today, the excluded ones are no longer society’s underside, no longer even a part of it, but outcasts, leftovers.”

      10. Capitalism has lost its moral compass, turned its back on God

      Pope: “Behind capitalist economics lurks a rejection of ethics and God that debases humans. This lack of morality and ethics results in God calling for solutions outside marketplace economics, to make it possible for a more balanced and humane social order.”

      Bottom line: Pope Francis is now the world’s moral conscience, as well as leader of a new peoples revolution. Francis is seen by billions worldwide as a revival of the moral values missing in today’s world because of our obsessive consumerism, self-centered wealth-building, and an out-of-control capitalist ideology with no moral conscience … so Rush isn’t the only conservative going bonkers … because Pope Francis’s new commandments really are an historic game-changing challenge to the core conservative values if the Republican Party.

      The entire article is here:

      http://www.marketwatch.com/story/pope-franciss-attendance-at-gop-debate-is-going-to-help-sink-the-party-2015-08-05?page=2

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      1. Dominick Vila August 6, 2015

        Pope Francis is the most impressive and honest Pope in many generations. He is also the most courageous. Hearing the Head of the largest Christian Church in the world articulate social and economic concepts the way he does, and describing inequality and the abuses perpetrated on the poor and the middle class as the root cause of all evils, is like a breath of fresh air.

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  8. Eleanore Whitaker August 1, 2015

    The joke is that everyone of the PRO NRA politicians forget that the Oklahoma City Bomber was a homegrown terrorist who was absolutely intent on starting a war to end gun laws. That’s why Timothy McVeigh bombed the Federal Building, killing 160 people and injuring hundreds of others. McVeigh was a big time supporter of White Supremacists.

    So were many of the other white male mass murderers. They all were addicted to guns and many were southern or midwestern bigots.

    What the NRA will never admit is that they are violating the Consitutional rights of others to walk about freely in public without the threat of some oaf with an AK47 reading to blast away at us.

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    1. David August 1, 2015

      Eleanore–
      Wrong again. Timothy McVeigh was an agnostic libertarian. He had more in common with Bernie Sanders than with the NRA. Actually, most of the mass killings are committed by Demorats!

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      1. Eleanore Whitaker August 1, 2015

        No you are wrong. I watched the documentary on McVeigh. He was a homegrown Oklahoma terrorist who was, according to the Oklahoma City prosecuters, a white supremacist who cut his teeth on the book, The Turner Diaries, a 1978 novel by William Luther Pierce (founder of the white nationalist organization National Alliance. Just to remind you, The Turner Diaries according to government documents on McVeigh, “depicts a violent revolution in the United States which leads to the overthrow of the US federal government, nuclear war and a race war leading to the extermination of all groups the author deemed a threat, such as Jews, gays, and non-whites.

        He was NOT as you stated a Libertarian. And, he owned enough weapons to build an arsenal when his car was found outside the motel. He admitted that it was 2 incidents that set him and Terry Nichols off, Waco and the incident prior at the Indian Reservation in Idaho.

        He was not as you suggest and try like all Texan men to absolve him remotely more in common with Bernie Sanders:

        Here is what McVeigh wrote to the newspapers…Doesn’t sound like Sanders to me.

        McVeigh wrote letters to local newspapers complaining about taxes:

        “Taxes are a joke. Regardless of what a political candidate “promises,” they will increase. More taxes are always the answer to government mismanagement. They mess up. We suffer. Taxes are reaching cataclysmic levels, with no slowdown in sight.

        Is a Civil War Imminent? Do we have to shed blood to reform the current system? I hope it doesn’t come to that. But it might.”

        He was a befrigged militant who, like you insisted he always knew better, hated the government just like ALL you TX men do and thought he was above the law.

        YOu asshats in the Confederacy need to get a befrigged clue. It’s the Federal Government keeping your Confederates butts in federal tax subsidies. You want it? Then take that funding out of your damn state taxes and get off the federal dole.

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        1. David August 1, 2015

          Eleanore —
          What are we going to do about your continual misstatement of the facts? McVeigh was not a “homegrown Oklahoma terrorist”. In fact, he was born in Lockport, New York. Makes him a Yankee–kind of like you!
          Secondly, he was raised as a Roman Catholic and voted Libertarian. Athefist.wordpress.com
          Finally, “all us TX men” do not hate the government. We just remember who is supposed to be serving who.
          For someone who claims to be a professional writer, you don’t do a very good job of checking up on the “facts” you present. Please, have a blessed day!

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          1. Eleanore Whitaker August 2, 2015

            Here is a link in the statements by McVeigh’s prosecutors:www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/…/ok042597.ht.

            Where McVeigh was born has no bearing on the facts:

            1. He drove a truck into the Murrah building because he was incensed over the government’s inference with David Koresh..another nut like the Elivis hoocheee coo wannabee Jim Jones of Guyana fame.

            2. Second, all TX men DO hate the government. It is why they put states’ rights ahead of federal laws. Every one of your Texas laws prove that.

            3. In early 1993, McVeigh moved out of his father’s New York home and began a rootless road life that included selling weapons at gun shows (often using “Tim Tuttle” as his business name), spending time on the Nichols family farm in Michigan, and taking on temporary work in Kingman, Arizona, the home of military buddy Michael Fortier. McVeigh became further radicalized by the U. S. government’s April 19, 1993 assault on the compound of Branch Davidian leader David Koresh near Waco, Texas in the spring of 1993. McVeigh had been so incensed by the government’s actions that he traveled to Waco to promote his pro-gun, anti-government views. His reading included anti-Semitic and white supremacist newsletters.
            McVeigh spent most of 1994 in the West, especially in Kingman, where he found minimum wage work as a security guard and in a lumberyard. His behavior moved more and more out of the mainstream. He turned his Arizona home into a bunker and began developing and testing homemade bombs. He set off on quixotic missions such as trespassing into “Area 51” near Roswell, New Mexico, top secret government land that he suspected might be critical to a U. S. military plot against American citizens, and traveling to Gulfport, Mississippi, to investigate a rumor that the town had become a staging area for United Nations troops.

            In September 1994, McVeigh began plotting to blow up the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. He bought ammonium nitrate, a key ingredient for his bomb, in Kansas, where he also rented a storage unit and stole blasting caps from a quarry. See link http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/mcveigh/conspirators.html

            Sorry but McVeigh adopted the same brand of BS you cowboys do…Y’all have a natcherall hatred for laws in y’all alls veins.

            Try again hotshot.

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          2. idamag August 2, 2015

            When people escaped from david koresh’s compound, they told about his having sex with girls as young as ten. The authorities decided to act on the evidence, they were presented with — That is what people do to protect children. This pedophile, named David Koresh, did what other megalomaniacs do when the law is closing in. Like hitler, and Jim jones, he took his life along with a lot of others. I think he planned on blowing up the compound if he was cornered and I think he did it.

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          3. idamag August 2, 2015

            You are absolutely right. His birthplace has no bearing on his crime. He was a homegrown terrorists and there are more like him. They are thugs.

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          4. David August 2, 2015

            Eleanore- You were the one who said he was a “homegrown Oklahoma terrorist”. I pointed out your misrepresentation of the facts. Jim Jones was from Indiana. Hmm… Another frickin’ Yankee. Again, we men from Texas don’t “hate the government”. In fact, I served it for four years (including a tour in Vietnam). We do however, recognize that state’s rights and the rights of the individual are NOT subservient to our ‘masters in Washington’.
            What we hate, Eleanore, is the Federal Government usurping our individual liberties for the “common good”. For example, the unabashed attack on the 2nd Amendment by Obomo and his Demorat minions. You will learn our cry for freedom — “Molon Labe!”

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          5. Eleanore Whitaker August 3, 2015

            First of all, neither Oklahoma or Indiana residents are “Yankees.” You know that if you bothered to ever look at a map. These are 2 midwestern states.

            You men from Texas are lazy men who put in a lousy 8 hours of work and then it’s off to the little house out on the range or some booze joint where you don your cowboy hats to ride…mechanical bulls.

            In case you missed it, asshat…Yankees are the reason you Texans have ANY individual liberties. We are the breed who came from Colonists who freed your stupid lazy butts from old King George of England.

            All you have is Sam Austin and the Alamo…and if that is an example of Texan men, it sucks bigt time.

            Here’s a cry for you…Get your Texas BS out of our government. We do not want women who have NO rights while Texas men BS their way into power plays.

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          6. David August 3, 2015

            Eleanore — It is obvious that History is not your strong point. It was STEPHEN F. Austin, not Sam. You must be thinking of SAM Houston. I never said Oklahoma was a Yankee state. Indiana, on the other hand, however supplied infantry, cavalry, and artillery to Union army of northern aggression. They are definitely frickin’ Yankees. While northerners did fight (and fought very well) the British, southerners did too. E.g., Francis Marion. Eleanore, it is becoming more increasingly clear that you participating in an intellectual argument is the equivalent of you being in a gunfight — without a gun! Thank you for your effort and have a blessed day.

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          7. Eleanore Whitaker August 4, 2015

            Wrong again dipshit…The history books all teach that there were 13 Colonies and they were all under British, not your swaggering, drawling rule.

            I love how Texan men can twist facts. Since VA was one of the original colonies as was GA in 1775, I’m guessing you Texans feel that history should be rewritten so you liars can claim Texas fought singlehandedly in the Revolutionary War. Such is the BS that men like you reinvent.

            I live in the northeast. I have access to any number of historical museums. Don’t try to tell a person who lives with Colonial history, Revolutionary war sites every day in nearly every town, including the one I live in, what history is.

            By the way, I was president fo a NJ historical society and museum for 2 years. Go bless your lying mouth.

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          8. David August 4, 2015

            Eleanore – My, my! I didn’t say that Texas fought in the Revolutionary War. Texas became a state in 1845. You were taking the position that Northerners fought the War for Independence. I was pointing out that Southerners did too.
            Eleanore, I am concerned with your problem in reading and understanding the written word. Do you think some sort of remedial help would be beneficial?

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          9. idamag August 5, 2015

            They did re-write history to suit themselves.

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          10. idamag August 5, 2015

            You are attacking someone who is at disadvantage. They don’t teach history, as it happened, in Texas. This is the state where a disabled man was dragged to his death behind a pickup truck. Great chunks of flesh was worn off his body. The pain and fear must have been horrendous before he died. This is a state that championed a pedophile who was making and taking children for his purpose and when the law was closing in, he committed suicide, taking the entire population of the compound with him. This is a state that a surveillance tape came from that show two policemen beating up on a handcuffed woman. This is a state that elected a person, who was to become a convicted war criminal to the governor’s office. This is a state that has several military compounds and when the u.S. started a program for training men to help stop ISIS, if necessary, they sent the national guard in to watch them because: It might be the United States was planning on taking over Texas. If they had real history books in that backward place, they would know that Texas is part of the United States. (Shhh, don’t tell them. They think Texas is a country and we don’t want to hurt their feelings.) Sometimes, I think we should petition Texas to secede.

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          11. Eleanore Whitaker August 5, 2015

            Ida, I agree. Indiana has one other distinction. It was the sight of the lynching and hanging of 3 black men. The three suspects were arrested the night before the public hangings, charged with robbing and murdering a white factory worker, Claude Deeter, and raping his white girlfriend, Mary Ball, who was with him at the time.

            A large crowd broke into the jail with sledgehammers, pulled out the three suspects, beating them and hanging them. When Abram Smith tried to free himself from the noose as his body was hauled up, he was lowered and men broke his arms to prevent any other efforts to free himself. Police officers in the crowd cooperated in the lynching. A third person, 16-year-oldJames Cameron, narrowly escaped death after being strung up, thanks to an unidentified woman who said that the youth had nothing to do with the rape or murder. There is a picture of this disgusting bigotry at this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynching_of_Thomas_Shipp_and_Abram_Smith

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          12. David August 6, 2015

            Are you people serious? First, Idamag, there are crimes that are committed in every state — not just Texas. Tell us what State you are from? Second, Texas was another country at one time. Might not be a bad idea again…

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        2. idamag August 2, 2015

          There are diptins who hate authority of any kind and that includes the government of “We the people.” Timothy McVeigh was a member of a hate group.

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          1. Eleanore Whitaker August 2, 2015

            Ida…That’s true…You get these lunatic guys who lie, lie, lie and then believe their own lies and if you dare to prove they are lying, they insist they can’t be wrong. Since when did it become fashionable to lie your way through life?

            Last week, I watched an interesting documentary on McVeigh on a Cable show “Crimes of the Century.”

            The program used ONLY court documents and prosecutors, police and survivors of that horrible bombing.

            What I saw were innocent children no older than 3 or 4 bleeding. When McVeigh was caught, he was stopped for a missing license plate in Kansas where he had rented a room.

            The first words out of this dipwad’s mouth was, “You got me for Oklahoma City, right?”

            Several of the investigators alluded to the fact that McVeigh had joined with Terry Nichols in one of those White Supremacist militias in Idaho. Then, when the government raided that reservation in ID and then Waco, McVeigh went nutso like all men with his mentality do.

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          2. mountie August 2, 2015

            For your information you brain dead liberal. Mountie is a screen name it does not mean I’m from Canada. I spent 37 years in the executive branch of the US government and the safeguards for classified information existed long before I started. Hillary Clinton is a felon and belongs in jail. I know you don’t agree because liberals don’t consider facts.

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          3. idamag August 2, 2015

            I live in Idaho. I was on the road in the entire western division. When I went to other states, someone invariably asked me about the nazies in Idaho. One thing that seemed to attract these putrid nuts was the great north woods. It is sparsely settled and primitive. They bought forty acres and proceeded to start military maneuvers. They openly celebrated hitler’s birthday. However, it wasn’t a government raid that stopped them. A woman, and her son, were taking a shortcut through the timber and came too close to the compound. They were run off the road and beaten. Despite pleas from the local residents the sheriff was doing nothing. Then The Southern Poverty Law Center was contacted. This is a group that fights hate groups and keeps a watch on them. They provided the woman and her son legal council. The courts awarded the plaintiffs the nazi compound. A wealthy man bought the compound to turn into a museum promoting tolerance.

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          4. Independent1 August 5, 2015

            Ida, there’s an article in today’s Daily Kos you may find of interest if you have seen it:

            Idaho ban on undercover filming of farm abuses called unconstitutional by federal judge
            Tue Aug 04, 2015 at 09:23 AM PDT

            http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/08/04/1408708/-Idaho-ban-on-undercover-filming-of-farm-abuses-called-unconstitutional-by-federal-judge?det

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          5. idamag August 5, 2015

            Thank you. I have been boycotting Idaho Dairy products and will continue to do so. I can get cheese from Oregon and I have developed a liking to Almond milk. The incident, that brought about that gag law, was filmed and put on the internet. It was so sickening. I will continue boycotting Idaho Dairy products.

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          6. Independent1 August 5, 2015

            It’s hard to fathom, why people who raise animals for dairy products and/or food, feel like they have to treat so poorly (to the point of being sadistic), the animals that are providing them with their livelihood. And what’s even worse, that they’re able to get people from a party that’s supposedly Christian-based, to pass laws, or try to pass laws, that will let them get away with the sadistic way they treat their animals.

            The fact that GOP legislators will, in fact, work to support these barbarians, proves in just one more way, how anti-Christian the people who join the GOP really are – and even the people who support them.

            It’s also hard for me to fathom, how people who think they are Christian, can actually support a political party that demonstrates clearly in so many ways, that is doing nothing but perpetrating an enormous scam about being Christian – when everything the party does, proves clearly that it is not – Christian-like in any way.

            We can only hope, that like you, there are more people standing up and not supporting the businesses who treat the animals under their care, sadistically.

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      2. highpckts August 14, 2015

        ROFL!!!!! Geezus turn of Fox!!!

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  9. Eleanore Whitaker August 7, 2015

    People may wonder why the residents of Central NJ loathe the word “Texas.” Here’s why. One very rich Texas multi-billionaire, Harold Simmons, owned a Central NJ company called “National Lead” since the 1930s. It was a subsidiary of VALH Industries in Texas, among others.

    National Lead knowingly dumped 30+ years of lead into the nearby Raritan River. When Nixon passed EPA regulations that required NL to clean up the dangerous chemicals like arsenic and antimony, in addition to the lead, NL dragged its heels. Then, the SuperFund Site List was created. NL was in the top 5 on that list. When Harold Simmons refused to take responsibility for the pollution NL had caused and the numerous workplace deaths, he closed the company and forced the NJDEP into court where his Texas lawyers buried the courts in paperwork. To this day, parts of the Raritan River are closed to public use.

    This ended the fishing industry, crabbing, swimming and all of the small shoretown businesses. But, Harold Simmons got away with it. None of us living near these shore towns, who fished and swam in those waters knew NL had dumped these chemicals into Raritan Bay. For more than 20 years, NL kept silent.

    To me, Harold Simmons and his rat bag Texas bulls should burn in hell for what they did to so many people in Central Jersey. Meanwhile, back in Dallas and Houston, Simmons used NL profits to build an arts center and libraries all proudly naming him a “HERO.” Another reason why I believe men in Texas are nothing more than phony BS artists.

    A scumbag is still a scumbag even if his name is Simmons. To people in NJ, that name is dog meat.

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  10. MistressTime August 8, 2015

    Just wait until we see the “This Year in Crazy!” and the “The Last Four Years in Crazy” Ending up with the penultimate “The Last Eight Years in Crazy!” I have never seen so many things in one cultish like political movement that could be used in a list of crazy. But not only is it the cultish political movement but a media cultish crazy following the cultish political movement. And the craziest of all is that there is a population of crazy that hangs on every word of the political and media crazies. It would make a great Clockwork Orange type movie. Or a theatre of the absurd presentation where everyone dresses up like their favorite crazy and pelts the audience with crazy eights. Meanwhile, the world is going to hell while everyone is in the theatre.

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  11. dpaano November 16, 2015

    Just when you think they can’t get any crazier….they get crazier!! It’s amazing to watch!

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