Morning Must Reads: July 18

In the news: Obamacare, China, Assad, the death penalty, a lobbyist tax reform deadline, Joe Biden in GQ, and what's prettier in print

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

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sacredh
sacredh

Last night, I had a dream. It wasn't about the betterment of mankind or equal rights or anything like that. It was kind of perverted, but still, an enjoyable dream. 

ahandout
ahandout

Democrats rallying behind San Diego Mayor, a serial molester.

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Filner-Victim-Statements-San-Diego-Mayor-Harassment-Allegations-215511071.html

the mayor grabbed her and "rammed his tongue down her throat." The victim alleges she felt awkward and tried to remedy the situation. The mayor allegedly got into her car and tried to kiss her again and this time stuck his hand under her bra.

http://www.sandiego6.com/story/victim-alleges-mayor-bob-filner-rammed-his-tongue-down-her-throat-20130715

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Filner-Victim-Statements-San-Diego-Mayor-Harassment-Allegations-215511071.html


fitty_three
fitty_three

Looks like @ahandout is on a race card rampage.

Is he a vdare guy?

Inquiring minds want to know...

ahandout
ahandout

Rev. Jesse Jackson referred to Jews as "Hymies" and to New York City as "Hymietown" in January 1984 during a conversation with a black Washington Post reporter, Milton Coleman. Jackson had assumed the references would not be printed because of his racial bond with Coleman, but several weeks later Coleman permitted the slurs to be included far down in an article by another Post reporter on Jackson's rocky relations with American Jews.

A storm of protest erupted, and Jackson at first denied the remarks, then accused Jews of conspiring to defeat him. The Nation of Islam's radical leader Louis Farrakhan, an aggressive anti-Semite and old Jackson ally, made a difficult situation worse by threatening Coleman in a radio broadcast and issuing a public warning to Jews, made in Jackson's presence: "If you harm this brother [Jackson], it will be the last one you harm." 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/frenzy/jackson.htm

MrObvious
MrObvious

I know black people are genetically bad but Aryan brotherhood makes up about 1/10th percent of the prison population and 20 percent of the in prison homicides. 

sacredh
sacredh

Well, it's almost movietime. There are so many movies out there that are just worthless pieces of mindless crap that don't make you think at all or challenge your imagination. Do they think we're idiots that will just sit there and stare at the tv hoping that their product placement will make us rush to the store and buy a product just because it's in a movie? It's an insult to our intellignce. I'll let you know how "Sharknado" was tomorrow.

jmac
jmac

Glenn Greenwald signs book deal.  

Wonder if Snowden's going to send him an encrypted note of congratulations.   I'm pretty sure he's not smart enough for satire so he'll probably mean it.  

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

Orr already halted payments on about $2 billion in debt last month, saying the city needed to preserve its dwindling supply of cash. His reorganization plan calls for cutting $11.5 billion in unsecured debt -- including pensions, health care funds and loans not backed by assets -- down to $2 billion. That would mean that investors and retirees would receive an average of just 17% of what they are owed. Specific plans for the cuts are unknown at this time.

Wasn't Rick Snyder supposed to prevent this bankruptcy with these measures?  Isn't that why he was elected?

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

Detroit has just filed for bankruptcy.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

That Awkward Moment When The Tea Party Rally Gets Overtly Racist 

Earlier this week, tea party activists and GOP lawmakers gathered near the Capitol to rail against an immigration reform bill passed by the Senate.

While the event was linked to a number of controversial figures, including an organizer who has argued for eugenics and called African-Americans a "retrograde species," that didn't deter Republicans like Rep. Steve King (Iowa) and Sens. Jeff Sessions (Ala.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) from showing up to join the chorus against a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

When Ken Crow -- a co-founder of the Tea Party Community -- stepped up to the microphone, however, George Zornick of The Nation said he was taken aback by the talk of "breeding" and racial purity that followed.

(Watch the video above, via Zornick.)

The transcript:

From those incredible blood lines of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington and John Smith. And all these great Americans, Martin Luther King. These great Americans who built this country. You came from them. And the unique thing about being from that part of the world, when you learn about breeding, you learn that you cannot breed Secretariat to a donkey and expect to win the Kentucky Derby. You guys have incredible DNA and don’t forget it.


ahandout
ahandout

@fitty_three @ahandout Just holding up a mirror to the guilt ridden, self-righteous Democrats.  It's an ugly self image you have.  No wonder you are always pointing at somebody else.

roknsteve
roknsteve

@ahandout Playing the race card with one hand and playing with yourself with the other shows what a drooling idiot you are.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@ahandout  

I remember on the Maya Angelou thread not only not calling out your peers on their racial statements and even liking many of them.

What's up with that?

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@ahandout We were in caves when the Egyptians, Indians and Han Chinese built there first empires. Learn history and get back to us.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@MrObvious The NRA board of directors. The real argument for mental testing prior to gun ownership.

fitty_three
fitty_three

I think somehow they had to get carnivores with slavering jaws into the air.  Pterosaurs couldn't cut it, and air cows certainly don't so well...

...and the rest is hitsory.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@sacredh Sharknado is truly incredible. Even by SyFy standards. ;)

MrObvious
MrObvious

@DonQuixotic 

He ran out of unicorn dust. What happens when math isn't the cornerstone of your promises.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@DonQuixotic Well, see, that's what happens when you elect Republicans to solve economic problems.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Following the Lions' decades-long lead.

ahandout
ahandout

@mantisdragon91 Did you miss the reference to MLK?  Or are just too stupid to understand that the speaker was speaking metaphorically?   My bet is on the later.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@mantisdragon91 

And that's where the purity of women folks nether parts come in. Plus if you take the narrow gene pool of these geniuses and keep breeding you eventually get a superior mutant race.

Banjo anyone?7

Sue_N
Sue_N

@mantisdragon91 I'm pretty sure this guy wouldn't approve of what Jefferson did with his DNA.

sacredh
sacredh

I'm starting to suspect that there's a connection between inbreeding and the Tea Party.

ahandout
ahandout

@fitty_three @ahandout  I remember IQ 53 getting his head handed to him as usual.  You cannot put together an argument.  All you do is run from thread to thread yelling racist.  You're a complete fool.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@mantisdragon91 @MrObvious 


I got a better idea. Drop them off fully armed on a deserted island with one cold beer and a heated hungry mans dinner.

Let nature takes it course.

sacredh
sacredh

We didn't get to watch it. 10 minutes into the movie and my wife got a call from a cousin and was still talking to her 80 minutes later.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@nflfoghorn Detroit never went bankrupt when the Lions played the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. See what happens when you upset the football gods?