This isn’t going to be fixed until Democrats are in power, because Republicans and their diaper-rashed babyman are incompetent.
A man with a vendetta against an Annapolis newspaper fired a shotgun through the newsroom’s glass doors and at its employees, killing five and injuring two others Thursday in a targeted shooting, according to police.
The attack appears to be the deadliest involving journalists in the United States in decades.
Local police said the Capital Gazette was targeted in the Maryland incident that prompted heightened security in newsrooms around the country.
A bulletin emailed to Maryland law enforcement officials identified the shooting suspect as Jarrod Ramos, 38. Police were searching an apartment in Laurel, Md., late Tuesday that is tied to Ramos.
Ramos in 2015 lost a defamation case he brought against the paper over a 2011 column he contended defamed him. The column provided an account of Ramos’s guilty plea to criminal harassment of a woman over social media.
And to accompany the generic cartoon, the generic response:
Which means wait a couple of weeks and rerun the whole thing again in a different city with a different body count.
Because Spanky and his gang and the entire GOP are NRA whores. As long as people keep electing them, nuts with guns are going to kill.
Oh, and remember the korrupt krimson klansman did this a couple of days ago:
Last week, Republicans weakened the Dodd-Frank law that put restrictions on certain banking activities.
Let’s remember why such a bill was necessary:
So, Republicans are doing all they can to make sure this happens again. They know we’ll bail out the banks again.
Hundreds of thousands of people, mostly kids, participated Saturday in the March for Our Lives. Below is the main stage after the event. It was impossible to get to it once the event began:
And here are the signs.
The following is something I’ve been saying for months:
People are sick of the “thoughts and prayers” response from politicians who prostitute themselves for the NRA …
And the people at the march kept the focus on kids. Practically all of the speakers talked about how guns have affected their lives, from Parkland high school students, to kids in Washington, D.C., who have lost siblings to gun violence or who have stared down the barrel of a gun thinking it was going to be their last second alive.
There was also a reminder of when we had a compassionate, responsible, intelligent and uncorruptable leader in the White House not that long ago:
I arrived at the march a little late and had to leave early because of the crush of the crowd, but while I was there, none of the speakers gave a roll call for the congressional whores who take NRA money in exchange for kids lives. Perhaps someone did do it, but if not, here’s a reminder:
- Marco Rubio (R-FL) – $9,900
- Mitch McConnell (R-KY) – $9,900
- Rob Portman (R-OH) – $9,900
- Joni Ernst (R-IA) – $9,900
- Thom Tillis (R-NC) – $9,900
- Dean Heller (R-NV) – $9,900
- Jim Inhofe (R-OK) – $9,450
- John Hoeven (R-ND) – $8,450
- Steve Daines (R-MT) – $7,700
- Ron Johnson (R-WI) – $7,450
- John Boozman (R-AR) – $5,950
- Todd Young (R-IN) – $5,950
- Mike Rounds (R-SD) – $5,450
- James Lankford (R-OK) – $5,000
- Bill Cassidy (R-LA) – $4,950
- Richard Shelby (R-AL) – $4,950
- David Perdue (R-GA) – $4,950
- Tim Scott (R-SC) – $4,500
- Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) – $2,500
- Ted Cruz (R-TX) – $350
- John McCain (R-AZ) – $300
- Barbara Comstock (R-VA) – $10,400
- Mike Coffman (R-CO) – $9,900
- Will Hurt (R-TX) – $9,900
- John Katko (R-NY) – $9,900
- Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) -$9,900
- Lee Zeldin (R-NY) – $9,900
- Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) – $7,450
- Martha McSally (R-AZ) – $6,500
- Bill Schuster (R-PA) – $5,950
- Richard Hudson (R-NC) – $4,950
- Steve Scalise (R-LA) – $4,950
- Lamar Smith (R-TX) – $4,950
- Ken Calvert (R-CA) – $4,500
- Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) – $4,000
- Robert Aderholt (R-AL) – $3,500
- Michael McCaul (R-TX) – $3,500
- Darin LaHood (R-IL) – $3,000
- Erik Paulson (R-MN) – $3,000
- Tom Reed (R-NY) – $3,000
- Diane Black (R-TN) – $2,500
- Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) – $2,500
- Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) – $2,500
- Rodney Davis (R-IL) $2,500
- John Ratcliff (R-TX) – $2,500
- Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) – $2,500
- Pete Sessions (R-TX) – $2,500
- Roger Williams (R-TX) – $2,500
- Mike Bishop (R-MI) – $2,000
- Bradley Byrne (R-AL) – $2,000
- Buddy Carter (R-GA) – $2,000
- Chris Collins (R-NY) – $2,000
- Mario Diaz Balart (R-FL) – $2,000
- Sean Duffy (R-WI) – $2,000
- Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) – $2,000
- Tim Walz (D-MN) – $2,000
- Bob Gibbs (R-OH) – $2,000
- Paul Gossar (R-AZ) – $2,000
- Sam Graves (R-MO) – $2,000
- Glenn Grothman (R-WI) $2,000
- Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) – $2,000
- Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) – $2,000
- French Hill (R-AR) – $2,000
- Bill Huizenga (R-MI) – $2,000
- Darrell Issa (R-CA) – $2,000
- Bill Johnson (R-OH) – $2,000
- Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) – $2,000
- Doug Lamborn (R-CO) – $2,000
- Luke Messer (R-IN) – $2,000
- Kristi Noem (R-SD) – $2,000
- Scott Perry (R-PA) – $2,000
- Robert Pittenger (R-NC) – $2,000
- Ted Poe (R-TX) – $2,000
- Tom Rice (R-SC) – $2,000
- Martha Roby (R-AL) – $2,000
- Mike Rogers (R-AL) – $2,000
- Todd Rokita (R-IN) – $2,000
- Peter Roskam (R-IL) – $2,000
- Dennis Ross (R-FL) – $2,000
- Austin Scott (R-GA) – $2,000
- Jason Smith (R-MO) – $2,000
- Elise Stefanik (R-NY) – $2,000
- Steve Stivers (R-OH) – $2,000
- Mark Walker (R-NC) – $2,000
- Jackie Walorski (R-IN) – $2,000
- Mimi Walters (R-CA) – $2,000
- Joe Wilson (R-SC) – $2,000
- Rob Wittman (R-VA) – $2,000
- Steven Palazzo (R-MS) – $1,750
- Mike Kelly (R-PA) – $1,500
- Steve Womack (R-AR) – $1,500
- Ralph Abraham (R-LA) – $1,000
- Lou Barlettea (R-PA) – $1,000
- Susan Brooks (R-IN) – $1,000
- Warren Davidson (R-OH) – $1,000
- Ron DeSantis (R-FL) – $1,000
- Louie Gohmert (R-TX) – $1,000
- Kenny Marchant (R-TX) – $1,000
- Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) – $1,000
- David McKinley (R-WV) – $1,000
- Dave Reichert (R-WA) – $1,000
- Tom Rooney (R-FL) – $1,000
- Randy Weber (R-TX) – $1,000
- Daniel Webster (R-FL) – $1,000
This from North Korea (via Gizmodo)
North Korea’s foreign minister Ri Yong Ho just had a rare press conference outside the United Nations in New York. And it’s not great. The diplomat declared that the US has declared war on North Korea. And he stressed that he hopes the world remembers in the future that it was the US who declared war first.
“As you already know, for the last few days, the United Nations sincerely wished that the war of words between the DPRK and the United States did not turn into real actions,” he began, according to his translator.
“However, last weekend Trump claimed that our leadership wouldn’t be around much longer. And hence, at last, he declared a war on our country,” Ri continued.
President Trump declared in a speech at the UN last week that the US stands ready to “totally destroy” the country if necessary, in response to North Korea’s persistent nuclear weapons tests and overt threats to US territory Guam. His tweets about leader Kim Jong-un, who he calls “Rocket Man,” have also worsened tensions between the US and North Korea.
“Given the fact that this comes from someone who is currently holding the seat of the United States presidency, this is clearly a declaration of war,” Ri said at today’s press conference.
“All the member states participating in the United nations and the whole world should clearly remember that it was the US who first declared war on our country. The UN charter stipulates individual member states’ rights to self defense,” said Ri.
So, given that we’re on the brink of nuclear war, what did the kopper koiffed kleptocrat talk about today?
President Trump defended his high-profile campaign against NFL players who kneel during the national anthem and insisted it hasn’t distracted him from hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
“To me, the NFL situation is a very important situation,” Trump said Tuesday at a news conference. “I have plenty of time on my hands. All I do is work.”
Oh, yeah, what has he done on Puerto Rico?
President Trump’s slow, unenthusiastic and — yes — mean response to the humanitarian crisis facing Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria is astonishing. He seems oblivious to the fact that the 3.4 million people living there are Americans, in many cases more patriotic than he is.
First, let’s talk about Trump’s delayed response to the disaster. While Trump visited Texas twice within a week shortly after Hurricane hit that state, and traveled to Florida five days after Hurricane Irma, he made no immediate plans to visit Puerto Rico.
Facing a barrage of criticism in the media and tweets from — among others — former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for ignoring the natural disaster in Puerto Rico, the White House announced Tuesday that Trump would visit the island on Oct. 3. It will be almost two weeks after the storm.
And what the fuck does “I have plenty of time on my hands. All I do is work” even mean?
May the people who put this klown in office suffer a thousand times more than the people in Puerto Rico, who are better Americans than the pump truppets will ever be.
I remember all of this. It was the worst thing that happened in my lifetime. I worked across the street from the Trade Center, but hadn’t gotten to the office by the time this happened. I ended up working at an emergency site. I never worked in New York City again.
And here’s the link to “The First White President” by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
You all know this is on the way, right?
• Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, hit the eastern Caribbean on Wednesday with winds of up to 185 miles an hour.
• With two confirmed deaths in the French Caribbean, President Emmanuel Macron of France says there will be “victims to lament.” There was also at least one death in Anguilla, a British territory, and another in the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda.
• President Trump declared a state of emergency in Florida, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. The storm is expected to reach Florida on Sunday, potentially causing catastrophic flooding.
This is what it looks like from space (click to enlarge):
And here’s a view of it on the ground:
You’ll never guess what the commentators on the right are saying:
The reason that I am leery of forecasts this far out, folks, is because I see how the system works. Now, I don’t mean this to be a personal attack on anybody, but the one thing that’s undeniable throughout our culture is that everything has been politicized. And in that sense much of our public information system, including from the government, from the Drive-By Media, has been corrupted. It has been corrupted by the individual biases and whatever present bigotry of the people who hold these positions.
You can see it in the way the Deep State deals with Trump. You can see it with the way the intelligence community and the Washington establishment deal with Trump. So in the case of a hurricane, what happens? Well, there are many levels here. When a hurricane pops up — and we can’t forget Hurricane Harvey because Hurricane Harvey and the TV pictures that accompany that go a long way to helping further and create the panic.
Now, in the official meteorological circles, you have an abundance of people who believe that man-made climate change is real. And they believe that Algore is correct when he has written — and he couldn’t be more wrong — that climate change is creating more hurricanes and stronger hurricanes. And, of course, when Harvey hit, it was the first hurricane that had hit in 12 years. There haven’t been more hurricanes and no more dangerous than any others in previous years.
But it doesn’t matter because the bias is built in. So there is a desire to advance this climate change agenda, and hurricanes are one of the fastest and best ways to do it. You can accomplish a lot just by creating fear and panic. You don’t need a hurricane to hit anywhere. All you need is to create the fear and panic accompanied by talk that climate change is causing hurricanes to become more frequent and bigger and more dangerous, and you create the panic, and it’s mission accomplished, agenda advanced.
Now, how do you do this? Well, any number of ways. Let’s take south Florida television, for example. There is symbiotic relationship between retailers and local media, and it’s related to money. It revolves around money. You have major, major industries and businesses which prosper during times of crisis and panic, such as a hurricane, which could destroy or greatly damage people’s homes, and it could interrupt the flow of water and electricity. So what happens?
Well, the TV stations begin reporting this and the panic begins to increase. And then people end up going to various stores to stock up on water and whatever they might need for home repairs and batteries and all this that they’re advised to get, and a vicious circle is created. You have these various retail outlets who spend a lot of advertising dollars with the local media.
The local media, in turn, reports in such a way as to create the panic way far out, which sends people into these stores to fill up with water and to fill up with batteries, and it becomes a never-ending repeated cycle. And the two coexist. So the media benefits with the panic with increased eyeballs, and the retailers benefit from the panic with increased sales, and the TV companies benefit because they’re getting advertising dollars from the businesses that are seeing all this attention from customers.
The dipshit saying this is Rush Limbaugh. He’s calling Hurricane Irma “fake news.” His rabies infested mind has decided it’s all a plot by the “deep state,” television stations and stores to create panic and make money.
If he really believes this, he should get a big towel and sit on the beach to wave to Irma when she sidles up the shoreline.
But the cattle in the path of this monster storm who tune in every day to cheer Limbaugh on are going to stay put to defy “them liberals.” And they’re going to die.
Sometimes, you just gotta thin out the herd.