Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

Why I Support Bernie. A long and consistent record as a Progressive champion

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A follow-up to my Op/Ed citing Hillary Clinton’s weaknesses, this week providing a lengthy list of reasons to support Bernie Sanders.

 
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February 22, 2016
Posted in: Civil Rights, Crime, Economy, Election, Money, myth busting, Politics, Seems Obvious to Me

Texas Lt.Gov Cites Ridiculous Disprovable Facts to Defend New Open Carry Law

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Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick went on NBC’s Meet the Press yesterday to defend the state’s new “Open Carry” gun law, citing a litany of easily disprovable lies and half truths to support the controversial new law.

 
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January 4, 2016
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, myth busting

Same People Telling Us More Guns Is Solution to Gun Violence Have Given Us 15 years of War in Mid East

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WHILE President Obama was en route to Oregon to meet with families of the last mass school shooting at Umpqua Community College, TWO MORE school shootings took place, one at Northern Arizona University (one dead, three wounded) and one at Texas Southern University (one dead, one wounded). And as I pointed out last week, all the GOP candidates […]

 
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October 12, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Election, Guns & Violence, Middle East, National Security, Party of Life, Politics, Racism, Religion, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, War

GOP Perpetuating Deadly Myth States with Strictest Gun Laws Have the Worst Crime

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Both Donald Trump and Chris Christie yesterday repeated a popular (and long debunked) Right-Wing myth that “states with the strictest gun laws have the worst crime”, and BOTH men cited the great state of “Chicago” as their “proof”. I wish I could simply say, “No, the exact opposite is true”, but it’s not that simple. While […]

 
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October 5, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Election, Guns & Violence, myth busting, Politics

Two more cold blooded gun murders, one on live TV, and nothing will change (once again.)

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“Any chance of sane gun-control legislation in this country disappeared the moment we decided the brutal mass murder of 20 innocent school children was acceptable.” An acceptable price to pay to protect the availability of guns. We did that. I wish I could take credit for this quote, but I read it and can’t remember where. It’s not exact […]

 
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August 31, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, Party of Life, Rants, Right-Wing Insanity

Despite History of Deceptively Edited Videos, Right Wing Videographers Still Taken Seriously

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Right-Wing activists have a checkered history of posting deceptively edited video to suggest events are taking place that in fact aren’t, and despite acknowledging that these videos have been selectively edited by the author, The Media still takes them seriously and gives their “findings” an aire of legitimacy & respectability by suggesting they are evidence of […]

 
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July 27, 2015
Posted in: Abortion rights, Civil Rights, Crime, fake scandals, myth busting, Right-wing Facism, Scandals

Let’s Face Facts: Spike in violence against Blacks tied to Right Wing hostility toward Obama

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After news broke of the mass murder of nine African-American members of the AME Church of Charleston, SC last Thursday, the “discovery” that the shooter was a Confederate Flag waving racist gun nut, surprised no one. What WAS surprising was the lengths to which Fox “news” went to to suggest that this might have been an attack on […]

 
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June 22, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, myth busting, Party of Life, Politics, Racism, Rants, Religion, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism

Hastert Bribery Scandal Belies Troubling Question: Coach turned Politician turned Lobbyist has Millions in bank?

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It’s the question everyone started to ask once the news that former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert was in the process of paying out millions in hush money” to a former male student claiming he “sexually molested him decades ago”: Where in the heck did a former High School wrestling coach turned Congressman turned Speaker of the House come […]

 
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June 1, 2015
Posted in: Crime, mystery, Politics, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Scandals

Fox Tries to Pin Baltimore Poverty On Electing Democratic Mayors

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As Bill Maher explained it last July, a “Zombie Lie” is a lie told by Republicans that is proven false & widely discredited, yet they keep telling them“, telling their idiot followers that the lie is in fact true. “Zombie Lies” include “ObamaCare will/has cost jobs” (ditto for “raising the minimum wage”), “no consensus on Climate Change” (a claim two […]

 
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May 4, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Economy, myth busting, Politics, Racism, rewriting history

OKC Bombing 20 years later. Remembering Right Wing Inspired Domestic Terrorism

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Remember when terrorists were lily-white Conservative Americans? Religious fanatics and neo-Nazi’s alike, the people we had to fear most in this world weren’t the ones in the Middle East providing us with all that lovely oil, it was anti-government militia groups, bombing abortion clinics, the Olympic Park in Atlanta and a federal building in Oklahoma City. Those same gun-toting […]

 
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April 20, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, National Security, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Terrorism, War

These “Religious Freedom” laws were the same counter argument to the 1965 Civil Rights Act

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When the Johnson Administration pushed for equal rights for blacks in 1964, the Religious Right opposed the bill on the grounds that it was impinging on their rights. Their “religious” right to be a bigot. They claimed that The Almighty himself segregated the world by putting people of different races on different continents, and that forcing people […]

 
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April 7, 2015
Posted in: Civil Rights, Crime, Politics, Racism, Religion

Where Is the Accusation of a CRIME to justify a Tax-Payer Funded Investigation into Hillary’s Emails?

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Once again I find myself in the uncomfortable position of defending Hillary Clinton. Yesterday’s poli-talk shows all covered “Hillary Clinton’s emails” and the fact she didn’t turn over her personal private emails to the GOP controlled Congress for scrutiny. In fact Clinton freely admits that it was “probably a mistake to use just one email account” while […]

 
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March 16, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Election, fake scandals, National Security, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Scandals, Taxes