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Hillary Clinton: “If Trump doesn’t respect all Americans, how can he serve all Americans?”

Hillary Clinton speaks in Reno Nevada, Aug. 25, 2016

On Thursday, Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno Nevada about the disturbing philosophy being embraced by her opponent, the Republican Party nominee, Donald Trump. CSPAN (scroll down for embedded video) Secretary Clinton: Today, I want to address something I hear from Americans all over our country. Everywhere I go, people tell me how concerned they are by the divisive rhetoric coming from my opponent in this election. It’s like nothing we’ve heard before from a nominee for President of the United States. From the start, Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia. He’s taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over one of America’s two major political parties. His disregard for the values that make our country great is profoundly dangerous. […] Donald Trump misses so much. He doesn’t see the success of black leaders in…

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“Saudade” — Black Brazil

Brazilian Rafaela Silva smiles holding her Olympics gold medal in judo.

“Saudade” — Black Brazil. I’ve been thinking over the Brazil Olympics and feeling “saudade” (can be pronounced sow—dahd-Jee) which is often dubbed a Portuguese word that is untranslatable. …a Portuguese and Galician term that is a common fixture in the literature and music of Brazil, Portugal, Cape Verde and beyond. The concept has many definitions,…

Weekly Address: President Obama – Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service

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The President’s Weekly Address post is also an Open News Thread. Feel free to share other news stories in the comments. From the White House – Weekly Address In this week’s address, President Obama commemorated the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and encouraged Americans to “Find Your Park.” First Lady Michelle Obama and…

Weekly Address: President Obama – Providing a Better, Cleaner, Safer Future for Our Children

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The President’s Weekly Address post is also an Open News Thread. Feel free to share other news stories in the comments. From the White House – Weekly Address In this week’s address, President Obama discussed the progress we have made to combat global climate change. During the Obama Administration, we have made ambitious investments in…

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Weekly Address: President Obama – Representing the Best of America in the Summer Olympics

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The President’s Weekly Address post is also an Open News Thread. Feel free to share other news stories in the comments. From the White House – Weekly Address In this week’s address, President Obama celebrated the beginning of the Summer Olympics by wishing Team USA the best of luck as they compete on the world…

Democratic National Convention – Day Four – July 28, 2016

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From Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Arena, July 25th through July 28th CSPAN coverage begins at 4:30pm Eastern: Democratic National Convention, Day 4 (DNC YouTube archive) Day Three Motley Moose Coverage: Democratic National Convention – Day Three – July 27, 2016 Day Two Motley Moose Coverage: Democratic National Convention – Day Two – July 26, 2016 Day…

Democratic National Convention – Day Three – July 27, 2016

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From Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Arena, July 25th through July 28th Watch Live! CSPAN coverage begins at 4:30pm Eastern: Democratic National Convention, Day 3 (DNC YouTube archive) Day Two Motley Moose Coverage: Democratic National Convention – Day Two – July 26, 2016 Day One Motley Moose Coverage: Democratic National Convention – Day One – July 25,…

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Hillary Clinton: “If Trump doesn’t respect all Americans, how can he serve all Americans?”

Hillary Clinton speaks in Reno Nevada, Aug. 25, 2016

On Thursday, Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno Nevada about the disturbing philosophy being embraced by her opponent, the Republican Party nominee, Donald Trump. CSPAN (scroll down for embedded video) Secretary Clinton: Today, I want to address something I hear from Americans all over our country. Everywhere…

The Path to 270

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This chart from FiveThirtyEight.com’s election coverage may be the coolest chart of the election season. As of August 10, 2016 The chart shows the states, sized by their electoral votes, with varying colors from deep blue, Democratic sure-things like Washington DC and Hawaii, to deep orange, the Republicaniest of them all, Dick “Dick” Cheney’s Wyoming…

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Call the Whaaambulance!

Call the Whaaambulance! Harvard Republicans refuse to endorse Trump.

Here, I will save you having to click on that link:

“What happened to our beautiful party … the one built on the Southern Strategy, whistled to in Philadelphia MS, powered by the hateful racist rhetoric of Lee Atwater, and dedicated to crushing the poor, women, people of color, and the elderly??? We must reclaim it from the racist misogynist so that we can get back to the noble task of granny-killing, poor-starving, and sick-kicking Ryanism!”

Sad Republicans are Sad!

Okay okay … here is a real quote: “He isn’t eschewing political correctness. He is eschewing basic human decency.” Gosh, where would he get the idea that THAT was okay????

Justice Sotomayor: “Until the voices [of those routinely targeted by police] matter too, our justice system will continue to be anything but.”

Today we are turning the megaphone over to Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of Utah v Strieff.

The court ruled that the police officer who illegally stopped Edward Strieff could, by virtue of his having an unpaid traffic ticket, search him and arrest him when they discovered drugs on him and use that illegally obtained evidence to convict him.

Justice Sotomayor disagreed.

Trump did not “hijack” the Republican Party

And “movement conservatives” planning a third-party, featuring a conservative candidate to rally around in November, will find that there is actually no single candidate who appeals to the disparate factions that were cobbled together to create the modern Republican Party.

The Modern Republican Party’s Mask RemovedSparing you an image of the hideousness of the visage that lay beneath it.

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After graduation a visit to Knossos beckoned Fiona—but little did she guess where it would lead!   I noticed him because he was always alone. And in a country where most people are dark-haired and dark-eyed, he stood out because of his blond ponytail and gray eyes. Only the shape of his eyes belonged to…

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Hillary Clinton: “If Trump doesn’t respect all Americans, how can he serve all Americans?”

Hillary Clinton speaks in Reno Nevada, Aug. 25, 2016

On Thursday, Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno Nevada about the disturbing philosophy being embraced by her opponent, the Republican Party nominee, Donald Trump. CSPAN (scroll down for embedded video) Secretary Clinton: Today, I want to address something I hear from Americans all over our country. Everywhere…

What a 54,000,000 year old rock formation has to offer us today

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  Sandstone Formation in Chuckanut Bay at the foot of Chuckanut Mountain In stark contrast to the mountainous Pacific Northwest of today, during the Eocene epoch (~ 55 ~ 34 Million Years Ago (MYA) it was quite flat.  However just as today, the region then was lush with vegetation and interlaced with braided streams meandering from what is now Eastern Washington on to the Pacific…

“Saudade” — Black Brazil

Brazilian Rafaela Silva smiles holding her Olympics gold medal in judo.

“Saudade” — Black Brazil. I’ve been thinking over the Brazil Olympics and feeling “saudade” (can be pronounced sow—dahd-Jee) which is often dubbed a Portuguese word that is untranslatable. …a Portuguese and Galician term that is a common fixture in the literature and music of Brazil, Portugal, Cape Verde and beyond. The concept has many definitions,…

Weekly Address: President Obama – Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service

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The President’s Weekly Address post is also an Open News Thread. Feel free to share other news stories in the comments. From the White House – Weekly Address In this week’s address, President Obama commemorated the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and encouraged Americans to “Find Your Park.” First Lady Michelle Obama and…

Weekly Address: President Obama – Providing a Better, Cleaner, Safer Future for Our Children

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The President’s Weekly Address post is also an Open News Thread. Feel free to share other news stories in the comments. From the White House – Weekly Address In this week’s address, President Obama discussed the progress we have made to combat global climate change. During the Obama Administration, we have made ambitious investments in…

The Path to 270

270Path-08102016

This chart from FiveThirtyEight.com’s election coverage may be the coolest chart of the election season. As of August 10, 2016 The chart shows the states, sized by their electoral votes, with varying colors from deep blue, Democratic sure-things like Washington DC and Hawaii, to deep orange, the Republicaniest of them all, Dick “Dick” Cheney’s Wyoming…

Republicans: “Delete Your Party”

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On August 10, 1988, the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, aka “Restitution for World War II internment of Japanese-Americans and Aleuts Act”, was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. It was passed to acknowledge the awfulness of the Japanese-American internment and offer restitution to Americans rounded up and forced into camps during World War…

Weekly Address: President Obama – Representing the Best of America in the Summer Olympics

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The President’s Weekly Address post is also an Open News Thread. Feel free to share other news stories in the comments. From the White House – Weekly Address In this week’s address, President Obama celebrated the beginning of the Summer Olympics by wishing Team USA the best of luck as they compete on the world…

Call the Whaaambulance!

Call the Whaaambulance! Harvard Republicans refuse to endorse Trump.

Here, I will save you having to click on that link:

“What happened to our beautiful party … the one built on the Southern Strategy, whistled to in Philadelphia MS, powered by the hateful racist rhetoric of Lee Atwater, and dedicated to crushing the poor, women, people of color, and the elderly??? We must reclaim it from the racist misogynist so that we can get back to the noble task of granny-killing, poor-starving, and sick-kicking Ryanism!”

Sad Republicans are Sad!

Okay okay … here is a real quote: “He isn’t eschewing political correctness. He is eschewing basic human decency.” Gosh, where would he get the idea that THAT was okay????