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NAACPConnect179,740In partnership with #ConnectedClassrooms and @104031454642064956663  NAACP The Crisis Editor in Chief Jabari Asim will moderate a discussion about NAACP Founder, W.E.B. Dubois, featuring Professor Henry Louis Gates and other notable African American history scholars. Educators, please use this link http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/classroom/ to the Many Rivers To Cross curriculum to augment your lesson and contribute towards an amazing Hangout.  #BlackHistoryMonth   #BHM   #BHM2014  From Niagara to Accra – W.E.B. Dubois2014-02-10 21:00:00129  
Ole Olson56,248It has come to light that Google has started funding and supporting some of the most vile right wing extremist collectives and corporate front groups in America. Join us by changing your avatar and boycotting every single Google service for one day in protest.  *On Wednesday, December 11th make a serious attempt to not use anything Google.* No Google Searches. No Google+. No gmail. No Youtube. No Google Calendar. No Blogger. No Google Maps. No Google Photos. No Google translate. No Google reverse image search. No Google Play. No Google Drive. No Google Books. No Google Shopping. Nothing.  (Android is immune since it is Open Source).  If nothing else, just think of this as a challenge to see if you are able to spend a day on the internet without using a single Google product or service or just take the day off and enjoy the real world for a change.  _Google, many of us are your most loyal users, and we love the technical direction everything is heading by rolling all services into Google+_ but it must be understood in no uncertain terms that we vehemently disagree with your decision to start to fund proto-fascist, right wing extremist, anti-environmental, anti-worker, and anti-science shock fronts like: •ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) •American Conservative Union •Americans for Tax Reform •CATO Institute •Federalist Society •George Mason University Law School Law and Economics Center •Heritage Action •Mercatus Center •National Taxpayers Union •R Street Institute •Texas Public Policy Foundation ________________________________________________ *More information:* Don’t Be Evil? Google Funding a Slew of Right-Wing Groups http://billmoyers.com/2013/12/04/dont-be-evil-google-funding-a-slew-of-right-wing-groups/ Tell Google CEO Larry Page to Cut Ties with ALEC http://org.salsalabs.com/o/632/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14651 Tell Google: Don't Be Evil With ALEC http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=8648 #ShameOnGoogle  #Google    #DontBeEvil  One Day Boycott of ALL Google Products2013-12-11 07:00:00159  

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2015-09-03 00:49:32 (11 comments, 7 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Read my first piece for +AlterNet​

+Douglas Pierre​ +Katherine Schock​ +Winning Progressive​ 

Most reshares: 7

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2015-09-03 00:49:32 (11 comments, 7 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Read my first piece for +AlterNet​

+Douglas Pierre​ +Katherine Schock​ +Winning Progressive​ 

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2015-09-03 00:49:32 (11 comments, 7 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Read my first piece for +AlterNet​

+Douglas Pierre​ +Katherine Schock​ +Winning Progressive​ 

Latest 50 posts

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2015-09-03 08:10:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

My comment on +Charles Blow Ratcheting Up the Rhetoric via +The New York Times  #BlackLivesMatter   #HarryHouck   #Police   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/03/opinion/charles-blow-ratcheting-up-the-rhetoric.html#permid=15973001

My comment on +Charles Blow Ratcheting Up the Rhetoric via +The New York Times  #BlackLivesMatter   #HarryHouck   #Police   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/03/opinion/charles-blow-ratcheting-up-the-rhetoric.html#permid=15973001___

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2015-09-03 02:59:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I’m still feeling very strange and not quite over August 17th.

I’m still feeling very strange and not quite over August 17th.___

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2015-09-03 00:49:32 (11 comments, 7 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Read my first piece for +AlterNet​

+Douglas Pierre​ +Katherine Schock​ +Winning Progressive​ 

Read my first piece for +AlterNet​

+Douglas Pierre​ +Katherine Schock​ +Winning Progressive​ ___

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2015-09-02 08:15:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

My comment on #FrankBruni : The #JoeBiden  Delusion via +The New York Times  #HillaryClinton   #BernieSanders   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/02/opinion/frank-bruni-the-joe-biden-delusion.html?_r=0#permid=15962829

My comment on #FrankBruni : The #JoeBiden  Delusion via +The New York Times  #HillaryClinton   #BernieSanders   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/02/opinion/frank-bruni-the-joe-biden-delusion.html?_r=0#permid=15962829___

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2015-08-31 08:16:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

My comment on #PaulKrugman  A Heckuva Job via +The New York Times  #BlackLivesMatter   #BernieSanders   #Vote  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/31/opinion/paul-krugman-a-heckuva-job.html#permid=15940122

My comment on #PaulKrugman  A Heckuva Job via +The New York Times  #BlackLivesMatter   #BernieSanders   #Vote  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/31/opinion/paul-krugman-a-heckuva-job.html#permid=15940122___

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2015-08-31 08:13:39 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

My comment on +Charles Blow: 60 Years Later, Echoes of #EmmettTill ’s Killing via +The New York Times  #BlackLivesMatter   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/31/opinion/charles-m-blow-60-years-later-echoes-of-emmett-tills-killing.html#permid=15940111

My comment on +Charles Blow: 60 Years Later, Echoes of #EmmettTill ’s Killing via +The New York Times  #BlackLivesMatter   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/31/opinion/charles-m-blow-60-years-later-echoes-of-emmett-tills-killing.html#permid=15940111___

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2015-08-31 03:38:15 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2015-08-29 21:55:09 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

My comment on #MaureenDowd   #Bush  and Clinton Dynasties Hit #Trump Bump http://fb.me/1r2JqkkZU via +The New York Times  #HillaryClinton   #BernieSanders  

My comment on #MaureenDowd   #Bush  and Clinton Dynasties Hit #Trump Bump http://fb.me/1r2JqkkZU via +The New York Times  #HillaryClinton   #BernieSanders  ___

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2015-08-29 18:35:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This is a collection of the best in Bernie Sanders news for this week.

This is a collection of the best in Bernie Sanders news for this week.___

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2015-08-28 18:31:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

President Barack Obama appointed 11 of the 14 current full-time federal judges on Bay Area courts during his presidency, an act that will define those courts and their decisions for years to come.

While “the makeover is unlikely to noticeably shift the ideological bent of a court that already was dominated by Democratic appointees, its effect nevertheless will be lasting.”

The newly appointed judges are “generally young, demographically diverse,” and “from diverse legal backgrounds,” distinguishing them from their predecessors, with seven minority appointees, including the court's first Asian-American appointee, San Jose's Lucy Koh; first Latina, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers; and first Indian-American, Vince Chhabria.

Veteran federal judges, many of whom still play a large role on the court handling cases as "senior," or semi-retired, judges,say the gro... more »

President Barack Obama appointed 11 of the 14 current full-time federal judges on Bay Area courts during his presidency, an act that will define those courts and their decisions for years to come.

While “the makeover is unlikely to noticeably shift the ideological bent of a court that already was dominated by Democratic appointees, its effect nevertheless will be lasting.”

The newly appointed judges are “generally young, demographically diverse,” and “from diverse legal backgrounds,” distinguishing them from their predecessors, with seven minority appointees, including the court's first Asian-American appointee, San Jose's Lucy Koh; first Latina, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers; and first Indian-American, Vince Chhabria.

Veteran federal judges, many of whom still play a large role on the court handling cases as "senior," or semi-retired, judges, say the group also brings swagger.

"They come in with a confidence in themselves and their place on the court that I didn't feel when I came in," said U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson, a 1980 Carter appointee. "They don't just follow our lead. They say, 'Here's the way I'm going to do it.' " Swagger.

Attorney Jack Lee, the head of Senator Barbara Boxer’s Bay Area judicial screening committee, called the shift significant. “Such overhauls of particular federal courts certainly have caught the attention of conservative judicial watchdog groups.” ___

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2015-08-28 07:44:53 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

My comment on #PaulKrugman  Crash-Test Dummies as #Republican  Candidates for President via +The New York Times  #JanetYellen   #Fed  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/28/opinion/paul-krugman-rash-test-dummies-as-republican-candidates-for-president.html#permid=15917933

+David Bee +Pamela Zuppo +Paula Jones +Douglas Pierre 

My comment on #PaulKrugman  Crash-Test Dummies as #Republican  Candidates for President via +The New York Times  #JanetYellen   #Fed  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/28/opinion/paul-krugman-rash-test-dummies-as-republican-candidates-for-president.html#permid=15917933

+David Bee +Pamela Zuppo +Paula Jones +Douglas Pierre ___

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2015-08-28 06:19:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This collection of analyses focuses on the outlook for employment for our precariat in the near term.

This collection of analyses focuses on the outlook for employment for our precariat in the near term.___

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2015-08-27 08:36:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

My comment on +Charles Blow Enough is Enough via +The New York Times  #Trump http://fb.me/3XYLtgX5m 

My comment on +Charles Blow Enough is Enough via +The New York Times  #Trump http://fb.me/3XYLtgX5m ___

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2015-08-27 05:34:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The road to hell is paved with incomplete bits of information…

The road to hell is paved with incomplete bits of information…___

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2015-08-26 18:44:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Amid this political noise, it will be incumbent upon the governor to coax SB 350 through the legislative gauntlet. Failure to get the bill through the legislature would be a blemish on the governor’s relatively flawless legislative record since returning to the governor’s office, and signify a major setback to his agenda to combat climate change.

Brown’s ability to pull off this seemingly inevitable political pivot will be the measuring stick by which pundits gauge his legislative success in 2015, and could define the possibilities for his final three years in office as Brown continues to burnish his environmental legacy.

Amid this political noise, it will be incumbent upon the governor to coax SB 350 through the legislative gauntlet. Failure to get the bill through the legislature would be a blemish on the governor’s relatively flawless legislative record since returning to the governor’s office, and signify a major setback to his agenda to combat climate change.

Brown’s ability to pull off this seemingly inevitable political pivot will be the measuring stick by which pundits gauge his legislative success in 2015, and could define the possibilities for his final three years in office as Brown continues to burnish his environmental legacy.___

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2015-08-26 18:44:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

MAKE SURE CALIFORNIA PASSES THESE CRITICAL CLIMATE BILLS

Today, we have an opportunity to make sure California sets new clean energy precedents, continuing its role as a leader in the fight against climate change.

But we don’t have much time to act!

The state assembly is set to vote very soon on two critical bills, SB 32 and SB 350, that will dramatically cut pollution levels and increase the use of renewable energy.

Predictably, the oil industry wants to kill these bills. Don't let this happen.

Take action now, and make sure your state assembly member knows that you think passing these bills is important.

California is suffering through a crippling drought, the severity of which has been linked to climate change. Unless we take steps now to curb climate pollution and shift to cleaner energy, we will continue tom... more »

MAKE SURE CALIFORNIA PASSES THESE CRITICAL CLIMATE BILLS

Today, we have an opportunity to make sure California sets new clean energy precedents, continuing its role as a leader in the fight against climate change.

But we don’t have much time to act!

The state assembly is set to vote very soon on two critical bills, SB 32 and SB 350, that will dramatically cut pollution levels and increase the use of renewable energy.

Predictably, the oil industry wants to kill these bills. Don't let this happen.

Take action now, and make sure your state assembly member knows that you think passing these bills is important.

California is suffering through a crippling drought, the severity of which has been linked to climate change. Unless we take steps now to curb climate pollution and shift to cleaner energy, we will continue to move toward a less hospitable future.

There isn’t much time left to make your voice heard. Tell your state assembly member to vote for SB 32 and SB 350.___

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2015-08-25 06:08:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The Phillips Curve is at best in ill repair, if not just outright broken. Jared Bernstein August 23rd, 2015  

The Phillips Curve is at best in ill repair, if not just outright broken. Jared Bernstein August 23rd, 2015  ___

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2015-08-24 08:12:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

My comment on #PaulKrugman  A Moveable Glut via +The New York Times  #WallStreet   #Oligarchy #BernieSanders   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/24/opinion/a-moveable-glut.html#permid=15875357

My comment on #PaulKrugman  A Moveable Glut via +The New York Times  #WallStreet   #Oligarchy #BernieSanders   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/24/opinion/a-moveable-glut.html#permid=15875357___

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2015-08-24 00:31:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Following are clippings from articles written about the state of higher education in the US

Following are clippings from articles written about the state of higher education in the US___

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2015-08-23 08:51:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

August 23rd, 2015 I can’t do this without your help!

August 23rd, 2015 I can’t do this without your help!___

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2015-08-23 01:02:42 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

All politicians must now pass the BLM test, without exception.

All politicians must now pass the BLM test, without exception.___

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2015-08-22 19:05:58 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

My comment on #MaureenDowd   #DonaldTrump  Struts in His Own Pageant via +The New York Times  #JebBush   #Racism   #blacklivesmatter   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/23/opinion/sunday/maureen-dowd-donald-trump-struts-in-his-own-pageant.html#permid=15865581

My comment on #MaureenDowd   #DonaldTrump  Struts in His Own Pageant via +The New York Times  #JebBush   #Racism   #blacklivesmatter   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/23/opinion/sunday/maureen-dowd-donald-trump-struts-in-his-own-pageant.html#permid=15865581___

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2015-08-22 02:36:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

My comment on Joe Nocera: #JeffBezos  and the #Amazon  Way via +The New York Times  #Libertarianism   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/22/opinion/joe-nocera-jeff-bezos-and-the-amazon-way.html#permid=15861055

My comment on Joe Nocera: #JeffBezos  and the #Amazon  Way via +The New York Times  #Libertarianism   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/22/opinion/joe-nocera-jeff-bezos-and-the-amazon-way.html#permid=15861055___

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2015-08-21 07:47:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

My comment on #PaulKrugman   #Debt Is Good via +The New York Times  #Austerity   #jobs   #precariat   #BernieSanders   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/21/opinion/paul-krugman-debt-is-good-for-the-economy.html#permid=15852417

My comment on #PaulKrugman   #Debt Is Good via +The New York Times  #Austerity   #jobs   #precariat   #BernieSanders   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/21/opinion/paul-krugman-debt-is-good-for-the-economy.html#permid=15852417___

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2015-08-21 05:51:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I’ve been writing and commenting on the new economy for the better part of the last six years.

I’ve been writing and commenting on the new economy for the better part of the last six years.___

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2015-08-20 03:19:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

My comment on +Charles Blow  Activists Confront #HillaryClinton   via @nytimes #BLM   #BlackLivesMatter   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/20/opinion/charles-blow-black-lives-matter-activists-confront-hillary-clinton.html#permid=15841129

My comment on +Charles Blow  Activists Confront #HillaryClinton   via @nytimes #BLM   #BlackLivesMatter   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/20/opinion/charles-blow-black-lives-matter-activists-confront-hillary-clinton.html#permid=15841129___

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2015-08-19 01:10:38 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Hillary Clinton displays the signs and characteristics of white neoliberal resentment

Hillary Clinton displays the signs and characteristics of white neoliberal resentment___

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2015-08-18 04:50:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2015-08-17 09:46:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

My comment on +Charles Blow  Activists ‘Feel the Bern?’  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/17/opinion/activists-feel-the-bern.html#permid=15808205 via +The New York Times  #BernieSanders  

My comment on +Charles Blow  Activists ‘Feel the Bern?’  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/17/opinion/activists-feel-the-bern.html#permid=15808205 via +The New York Times  #BernieSanders  ___

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2015-08-17 09:37:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

In which direction should we go?

Bernie wants America's youth to go to college:  http://goo.gl/ur6scp

The Republican candidates have their sights set on War.

from Stonekettle Station  ☛ http://goo.gl/OGaRHV

Chris Christie
“We have to be willing as Americans to say, if need be, we’ll also put soldiers into the fight. We have to be willing to say that.”

Scott Walker
“If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the globe.”

Ben Carson
“You gotta kill them before they kill you.”

Lindsey Graham  (a man who has never met a war he didn’t like)
“If we don’t defend ourselves over there, they’re coming here. I will do whatever it takes, as long as it takes to defeat these guys.”

Bobby Jindal
“We don’t need a waron international poverty. We nee... more »

In which direction should we go?

Bernie wants America's youth to go to college:  http://goo.gl/ur6scp

The Republican candidates have their sights set on War.

from Stonekettle Station  ☛ http://goo.gl/OGaRHV

Chris Christie
“We have to be willing as Americans to say, if need be, we’ll also put soldiers into the fight. We have to be willing to say that.”

Scott Walker
“If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the globe.”

Ben Carson
“You gotta kill them before they kill you.”

Lindsey Graham  (a man who has never met a war he didn’t like)
“If we don’t defend ourselves over there, they’re coming here. I will do whatever it takes, as long as it takes to defeat these guys.”

Bobby Jindal
“We don’t need a war on international poverty. We need a war on the evil radical Islamic terrorism. They [American citizens, voters] need to tell the political left we want our military leaders to do whatever it takes, not to degrade, contain or expel, but to hunt down and kill these radical Islamic terrorists.”

Carly Fiorina
“I would do very specific things. First, instead of having a Camp David conference to talk our Arab allies into a bad deal with Iran, I would have had a Camp David conference to talk with our Arab allies about how we can support them to fight ISIS. Let me give you very specific examples. The Kurds have been asking us to arm them for three years, we still have not. The Jordanians have been asking us to provide them with bombs and material. We know King Abdullah of Jordan – I’ve known him for many years – he took the appropriate leadership steps when a Jordanian pilot was burned alive. He was here in this country asking us for bombs and material. We haven’t provided him with any of them. He’s now looking to China for that. The Egyptian president, a very brave and pious Muslim, who has said there is a cancer in the heart of Islam, has asked us to share intelligence. We are not. The Turks have asked us to help them topple Bashar al-Assad. We are not. There are a whole set of things we’ve been asked to do by our allies who know this is their fight, and we’re not doing any of them. So I would hold a Summit and talk with them about that.”

John Kasich
"Mark my words, at some point it will require boots on the ground from the world to be able to deal with this problem.”

George Pataki
"I would provide the weapons, training and financial support to help those fighting on the ground — whether it is Kurds, Jordanians or Sunnis. We cannot allow them to have recruiting centers, training centers and plans to attack us here in America […] If necessary, we will send in American boots on the ground to destroy those training centers, destroy those planning centers and then get out.”

Rick Santorum
“If these folks want to return to a 7th Century version of Islam, then let’s load up our bombers and bomb them back to the 7th Century.”

Marco Rubio
“…if we wanted to defeat them [ISIS] militarily, we could do it. [Obama] doesn’t want to upset Iran. In [Obama’s] mind, this deal with Iran is going to be the Obamacare of the second term, and he doesn’t want them sending military to the region because they think the region belongs to them.”

Yeah, but those guys are fringe conservative candidates. Right? The mainstream guys, the ones getting the press, they aren’t demanding war, right?

Mike Huckabee
“And here is what we have to do: America has to have the most formidable, fierce, military in the history of mankind So when we have a threat, whether it is ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Iranians, whatever it is, we make it very clear that we plan to push back and destroy that threat to us. And we won’t take 10 years doing it, we hopefully won’t even take 10 months, it will be like a 10 day exercise, because the fierceness of our forces would mean that we can absolutely guarantee the outcome of this film. That’s how America needs to operate in the world of foreign affairs, and foreign policy.”

When asked if he meant sending ground forces, Huckabee replied, “We have to leave that as an option. We can’t leave anything off the table.”

Well, okay, what about that guy from Texas? The one that today released a video of himself cooking bacon on the barrel of a tactical assault weapon? Surely that sane reasonable guy wouldn’t be calling for war?

Ted Cruz
“What would real presidential leadership look like? A real president would stand up and say on the world stage: Under no circumstances will Iran be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons. Iran will either stop, or we will stop them […] The threats to Israel right now have never been greater, and now is a time when we do not need leaders who simply speak empty words of support for Israel. When you have religious zealots who glorify death and suicide, ordinary deterrence is not effective.”

The irony apparently escapes Ted Cruz who has repeatedly suggested that we bomb ISIS and Iran “back to the Stone Age” in rehash of General Curtis LeMay – who advocated bombing North Vietnam back to the Stone Age, with nuclear weapons.

You recall how bombing Vietnam turned out, right? Third time’s the charm!

Last week Cruz demanded from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Martin Dempsey, appearing before a Senate panel, that the U.S. “destroy ISIS—not degrade them.” Cruz also demanded that the destruction of ISIS be done “within 90 days.” When Dempsey said that wasn’t possible, Cruz issued a press release saying the General, the General in charge of our military forces, was wrong. Why Cruz didn’t call for the general’s resignation, given that the man obviously has no actual grasp of military strategy, force readiness, logistics, intelligence assessments, or capability, is beyond me. Cruz then went on to outline his own plan to arm the Kurds and send them against ISIS and Iran as proxy troops with embedded American Special Forces and/or American ground troops (no word on how the Muslim Kurds would feel about fighting Ted Cruz’s war in defense of Israel. Details. Details).

In that same panel, Cruz berated General Dempsey because America should be standing with Ukraine and arming its people against Russia.

Well, okay, so Cruz is nuts, but what about the “sane” one? The reasonable Republican? The smart one. What about that guy?

Jeb Bush
“We’re living in times that are quite perilous. Now we see what happens when we pull back. These threats spread over the Internet all around the world including our own country. I, for one, we believe we need to reengage with the rest of the world, fight barbaric Islamic terrorism in the Middle East and also do what we need to do to protect the homeland, using all the tools available to make it so, protecting civil liberties along the way but make sure, make sure that we keep this country safe.”

Bush hired his brother, the guy who invaded Iraq and Afghanistan as his campaign’s foreign policy advisor. 

Yeah, he’s the “smart” one.

What about the Libertarian? They don’t believe in war, do they? Surely if anybody in the GOP would support peace and the P5+1 deal over war, who wouldn’t be itching to take on ISIS, it would be the Libertarian, right?

Rand Paul
“If I were president, I would call a joint session of Congress. I would lay out the reasoning of why ISIS is a threat to our national security and seek congressional authorization to destroy ISIS militarily.”

And just to make sure he wasn’t misunderstood, Paul went on Fox’s Sean Hannity to clarify his statement. Paul said as President he would quickly end Congress’ current recess in order to seek military authorization – and he believes that would be easily granted given that both houses are dominated by Republican majorities.

Paul then declared that in addition to forming a powerful American response, he would lean on Turkey, Syria, and Iran to join the fight against the Islamic State. Now, unlike Bobby Jindal, Paul does seem to know Iran and ISIS are enemies and not friends, so, you know, that’s something anyway – though it does raise an interesting question about strange bedfellows.

“Right now, the two allies that have the same goal would be Iran and Syria, to wipe out ISIS. They also have the means and the ability and they also have the incentive to do so because Assad’s clinging for power and clinging for life there.”

Shades of Reagan. Can’t trust the Iranians to sign a peace treaty, but let’s give them weapons and trust them on the battlefield, right? Enemy of our enemies and all that. What’s Ollie North up to these days, maybe he can escort a planeload of Stinger missiles to Tehran.

Fine.

How about that other guy? The one leading conservative polls? The non-establishment Republican? The one who’s not like the others?

Donald Trump
"I would attack the oil. I would take away their source of power. I would take away their source of wealth. You will defeat ISIS. They are very wealthy. They're building a hotel in Syria. A hotel. They're competing with me.  They're building a hotel in Syria. … They're wealthy. You know why they're wealthy? From the oil. I would absolutely cut off their source of wealth, which is the oil. I would bomb the hell out of them!"

And here we are.

You want to know why I said what I said?

Look, I promise we'll find you a war. Sure, we'll find you a war, a nice big one that will kill lots of poor minorities and make gobs of money for defense contractors. Trust me, you'll be bombing brown people in no time! Okay, tell you what, how about we stop and hate some gays on the way home? Huh? That'll make you feel better.

Because every single prominent Republican is calling for war. Every. Single. One. That’s why. 

If you’re voting for these people, you’re voting for war. They’ve made that absolutely clear.

from Stonekettle Station ☛ http://goo.gl/OGaRHV
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  #GOPPartyOfWar   #FeelTheBern   #ChoosePeace   #BernieSanders   #mydailybernie  ___

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2015-08-16 02:46:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I grew up listening to Jazz, specifically Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz. 

I grew up listening to Jazz, specifically Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz. ___

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2015-08-14 15:13:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Good Morning PoliticsNation. We start with this quote from Sen. Bernie Sanders talking progress earlier this week.

Good Morning PoliticsNation. We start with this quote from Sen. Bernie Sanders talking progress earlier this week.___

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2015-08-14 07:56:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

My comment on #PaulKrugman  Bungling Beijing’s Stock Markets via +The New York Times  #China   #Trump   #Koch   #Jobs   #BlackUnemployment   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/14/opinion/paul-krugman-bungling-beijings-stock-marketshtml.html#permid=15783595

My comment on #PaulKrugman  Bungling Beijing’s Stock Markets via +The New York Times  #China   #Trump   #Koch   #Jobs   #BlackUnemployment   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/14/opinion/paul-krugman-bungling-beijings-stock-marketshtml.html#permid=15783595___

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2015-08-14 07:39:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Jobs Report for July: Solid job gains, no wage pressures

Jobs Report for July: Solid job gains, no wage pressures___

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2015-08-13 10:58:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

There is a first time for everything. This is the first time I publish profanity.

There is a first time for everything. This is the first time I publish profanity.___

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2015-08-13 01:58:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Look at me. I mean, get really close and look. I don’t fit into your book? But you see I have no book In spite of the way I look I am neither white, nor brown, or Black Too brown Not brown enough To whites, not white enough White to  everyone else But…

Look at me. I mean, get really close and look. I don’t fit into your book? But you see I have no book In spite of the way I look I am neither white, nor brown, or Black Too brown Not brown enough To whites, not white enough White to  everyone else But…___

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2015-08-10 22:49:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Martin Luther King, Jr. The Three Evils of Society August 31, 1967

Martin Luther King, Jr. The Three Evils of Society August 31, 1967___

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2015-08-10 10:07:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Bernie Sanders unveiled his plan to fight for racial justice

Bernie Sanders unveiled his plan to fight for racial justice___

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2015-08-10 08:51:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

My comment on +Charles Blow's op-ed in today's +The New York Times 

Click here for my comment: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/10/opinion/charles-m-blow-black-lives-matter-and-the-gop.html?smid=tw-nytopinion#permid=15742435

#BlackLivesMatter   #GOPDebate   #Racism  

My comment on +Charles Blow's op-ed in today's +The New York Times 

Click here for my comment: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/10/opinion/charles-m-blow-black-lives-matter-and-the-gop.html?smid=tw-nytopinion#permid=15742435

#BlackLivesMatter   #GOPDebate   #Racism  ___

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2015-08-10 08:26:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

My comment on #PaulKrugman   #GOP  Candidates and #Obama ’s Failure to Fail via +The New York Times  #GOPDebate   #Trump   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/10/opinion/paul-krugman-gop-candidates-and-obamas-failure-to-fail.html#permid=15743502

My comment on #PaulKrugman   #GOP  Candidates and #Obama ’s Failure to Fail via +The New York Times  #GOPDebate   #Trump   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/10/opinion/paul-krugman-gop-candidates-and-obamas-failure-to-fail.html#permid=15743502___

2015-08-09 17:57:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Does anyone know how to segregate one's circles out of Google Talk so that I don't have 10K people in my Google Talk who can ask to chat or start a hangout or be mixed in with my telephone contacts in Google Voice? This is enough to make me want to close my account and port my number elsewhere.

Thanks for your help!

Does anyone know how to segregate one's circles out of Google Talk so that I don't have 10K people in my Google Talk who can ask to chat or start a hangout or be mixed in with my telephone contacts in Google Voice? This is enough to make me want to close my account and port my number elsewhere.

Thanks for your help!___

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2015-08-08 23:08:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

My comment on #RossDouthat   #Africa ’s Scramble for #Europe  via +The New York Times  http://fb.me/7tSbn3GaV  #Immigration #AfricanTakeover #WhiteSupremacy   #Racism  

My comment on #RossDouthat   #Africa ’s Scramble for #Europe  via +The New York Times  http://fb.me/7tSbn3GaV  #Immigration #AfricanTakeover #WhiteSupremacy   #Racism  ___

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2015-08-08 23:06:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

My comment on #MaureenDowd   #Trump   the Disrupter  http://fb.me/43fV1hF0E via +The New York Times  #MegynKelly   #mysogyny   #FoxNews  

My comment on #MaureenDowd   #Trump   the Disrupter  http://fb.me/43fV1hF0E via +The New York Times  #MegynKelly   #mysogyny   #FoxNews  ___

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2015-08-08 20:26:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Martin Luther King gave “The Three Evils of Society” speech on August 31, 1967, at the first and only National Conference on New Politics in Chicago.

Martin Luther King gave “The Three Evils of Society” speech on August 31, 1967, at the first and only National Conference on New Politics in Chicago.___

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2015-08-06 10:00:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

My 3 comments on +Charles Blow  #DarrenWilson 's Quest for Distance via +The New York Times  #Ferguson   #MikeBrown   #BlackLivesMatter  

1. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/06/opinion/charles-blow-darren-wilsons-quest-for-distance.html?ref=opinion#permid=15700805

2. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/06/opinion/charles-blow-darren-wilsons-quest-for-distance.html?ref=opinion#permid=15700912

3. http://www.rimaregas.com/2015/08/a-us-humanrights-crisis-gulags-and-desaparecidos-blacklivesmatter-on-blog42/

My 3 comments on +Charles Blow  #DarrenWilson 's Quest for Distance via +The New York Times  #Ferguson   #MikeBrown   #BlackLivesMatter  

1. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/06/opinion/charles-blow-darren-wilsons-quest-for-distance.html?ref=opinion#permid=15700805

2. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/06/opinion/charles-blow-darren-wilsons-quest-for-distance.html?ref=opinion#permid=15700912

3. http://www.rimaregas.com/2015/08/a-us-humanrights-crisis-gulags-and-desaparecidos-blacklivesmatter-on-blog42/___

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2015-08-06 08:51:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

A serious human rights crisis has been ongoing in our nation for some time,

A serious human rights crisis has been ongoing in our nation for some time,___

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2015-08-06 02:30:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

So far, just about every cop we know of who was embroiled in a police killing

So far, just about every cop we know of who was embroiled in a police killing___

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2015-08-05 06:30:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

A Theory of Equality

A Theory of Equality___

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2015-08-04 08:36:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Ezra Klein’s full interview with Bernie Sanders follows this short introduction. … on July 16, Vox sat down with Sanders for a wide-ranging interview about his policy ideas and political theories. The discussion touched on everything from single payer to…

Ezra Klein’s full interview with Bernie Sanders follows this short introduction. … on July 16, Vox sat down with Sanders for a wide-ranging interview about his policy ideas and political theories. The discussion touched on everything from single payer to…___

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2015-08-04 08:07:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

My comment on #DavidBrooks : #DonaldTrump ’s Allure: Ego as Ideology via +The New York Times  #Koch   #ScottWalker   #JebBush  

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/04/opinion/david-brooks-trumps-allure-ego-as-ideology.html#permid=15677307

My comment on #DavidBrooks : #DonaldTrump ’s Allure: Ego as Ideology via +The New York Times  #Koch   #ScottWalker   #JebBush  

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/04/opinion/david-brooks-trumps-allure-ego-as-ideology.html#permid=15677307___

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