Wednesday, July 16, 2014

On our dime !

Dogs in wheelcart playing with a stick

Yikes !

Los Angeles Times
6:06 PM (16 hours ago)



Los Angeles Times
Breaking news
Mandatory restrictions on outdoor watering approved

Los Angeles Times | July 15, 2014 | 6:05 PM
Cities throughout California will have to impose mandatory restrictions on outdoor watering under an emergency state rule approved Tuesday.

Saying that it was time to increase conservation efforts in the midst of one of the worst droughts in decades, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted drought regulations that give local agencies the authority to fine those who waste water up to $500 a day.

For the latest information go to www.latimes.com.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Why Are We Still Fighting Over Birth Control in the 21st Century?


Walking home from the Capitol recently, I saw the words engraved above the portico of the Supreme Court: "Equal justice under law." These four words are at the heart of the promise of our country -- that every American should be treated equally.

That is why millions of Americans, especially women, were so outraged at the court's recent Hobby Lobby ruling, in which five Republican-appointed men decided that a corporation -- your employer -- has the power to deny you coverage for critical health care for you and your family.

Those words etched in stone at our nation's highest court don't say "equal justice under law except for women." They don't say "equal justice as long as it's OK with your boss." And yet that is exactly what the court majority said in its ruling.

Writing for the majority, Justice Samuel Alito seized on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 to justify giving for-profit companies the sweeping power to deny their employees access to affordable birth control and other health care benefits required under federal law.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sen-barbara-boxer/why-are-we-still-fighting_b_5587496.html

Conservative Groups Protest Central American Children By Marching With Guns

Conservative groups protested the possible housing of Central American children in Vassar, Michigan, on Monday by marching through town, some with AR-15 rifles and handguns, according to The Detroit News.

About 50 protesters led by the group Michiganders for Immigration Control and Enforcement carried American and “Don’t Tread on Me” flags as they marched from city hall to a social services facility that may house the children. The protest follows a similar but larger gathering that took place last week.

(there's hope for this world....I was pleasantly surprised)
Comments:

Troy Brown · Top Commenter
"An Armed Gang" marching on kids.

Thomas Bowers · Top Commenter · Herndon High School
So they escaped Central America because of armed gangs threatening them only to be threatened again by armed gangs here in North America. When are Americans going to stop treating each other like this ?

Jim Buchanan · Top Commenter
My God! I always knew this gun crowd were terrible cowards but to huddle together grasping onto their AR-15s in fear of 8 year olds is too much information for me.

Bradley Kirkland · Follow · Top Commenter · Web/IT Director at Marine Corps Association & Foundation
And the guns are being carried for ... WHAT?!




http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/15/protest-children-guns_n_5587681.html

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Picture truly is worth 1000 words


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/09/1312886/-A-Picture-truly-is-worth-1000-words?detail=email#

Monday, June 30, 2014

Bob Schieffer on war and the failure of politics

As we try to sort out where we are in Iraq, only two things seem clear to me: we went there for the wrong reason, we left in the wrong way.

When we were told Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, I thought we had no choice but to go to Iraq.

That proved wrong. There were no such weapons.

As young Americans died and the country grew weary of war, we announced our job was done and we would be leaving. The administration wanted to leave a small training force of American soldiers behind.

But Iraq wouldn't agree to let those troops remain under America's legal control, and we have never put American forces anywhere under that condition, so we left.

But did we push hard enough for such an agreement, or was this just an excuse for a war-weary America to get out?

That, like our reason for going there, will be a question for historians, and should be. World War I began 100 years ago this week, and we're still debating what caused it.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bob-schieffer-on-war-and-the-failure-of-politics/

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

YIKES !....Freaks with weapons !

Law enforcement in Arizona these days resembles a military. At least, that's what its weapons collection would imply.
A new ACLU report on the militarization of America's police makes it clear Arizona's law enforcement is putting together quite the weapons collection through the Department of Defense's 1033 program, which transfers military-grade weapons to local cops.

Here is the list of Arizona's military gear outlined in the ACLU report:

32 bomb suits
704 units of night vision equipment, such as goggles
1034 guns, 712 of which are rifles
42 forced entry tools, such as battering rams
830 units of surveillance and reconnaissance equipment
13,409 personal protective equipment and/or uniforms
120 utility trucks
64 armored vehicles
4 GPS devices
17 helicopters
21,211 other types of military equipment
One of the largest collections of military-grade gear belongs to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, which has 120 assault rifles, five armored vehicles, and 10 helicopters, according to the ACLU report.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/arizona-has-this-massive-military-grade-weapons-cache-2014-6#ixzz35fTvkQ9G

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Really ?....Obama chews gum during D-Day ceremonies, sparks Twitter outrage

I'm going to skip the story and just post the comments...their more interesting =D

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/6/obama-chews-gum-d-day-ceremonies-twitter-outrage/


COMMENTS:

Arizona Don •
He has no class. None, nada, he is also totally void of any common sense. A slug would make a better president.

mmmilesll •
This clown has no respect for the office or the American people

jjmcl431 •
Obama does not respect his own country which he is the president of. do you really expect him to respect other countries, especially if they are not muslim?

Nonameever •
That is an insult to riders, riders do not chew gum. Obama was forced by his position to pay homage to whitey's war and it nothing to do with his people.

thunderclapnewman •
The fraud has no perspective, or past reference points to guide his bizarre behavior. Remember, he observed Christmas Eve by shooting hoops.

Jarhead1968 •
I thought chewing gum was forbidden according to the Koran.

svivar9087 •
Geez how petty can you get. WE GET IT YOU HATE OBAMA !
Maybe he should of sparked it up and really give u something to talk about.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Top GOP Candidate for Governor Led Birther Effort in Arizona


Ken Bennett, the Arizona secretary of state best known for threatening to leave President Obama off the ballot in the state if Hawaii didn't produce verification of Obama's birthplace, is now a leading candidate in the Republican primary to become the state's next governor.

Bennett, who insists that he's not a birther, sent a request to Hawaiian officials for verification of Obama's birthplace in the spring of 2012, about a year after the White House produced a detailed copy of Obama's birth certificate.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/06/ken-bennett-arizona-governor-birther

WTF (again) !.....Are Hispanics Joining the White Mainstream?

Assimilation, intermarriage, and upward mobility might lead some Hispanics to identify as “white,” even as they hold to their cultural heritage. And in the same way, society may reciprocate, treating light-skinned, European Hispanics as ethnic whites, akin to Italians and Eastern Europeans. Which would fit the American pattern.

In any case, it’s more than clear that some Hispanics are following the path of previous European immigrant groups, where success breeds assimilation, and assimilation brings whiteness.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/05/hispanics_opting_to_identify_as_white_how_are_hispanics_assimilating.html

WTF ! !... The Cesar Chavez Running for Congress in Arizona Isn’t the One You’ve Heard Of


The Phoenix-area Chavez, however, is really a former Republican who switched parties and changed his name

Mexican-American civil rights icon Cesar Chavez died more than 20 years ago, so it would be nigh impossible for him to run for political office at this point. Nonetheless, the late National Farm Workers Association co-founder’s hallowed name is drawing lots of attention on a current Arizona ballot.

Which may be exactly what a 34-year-old former Republican running for the Seventh Congressional District seat, who changed his name to Cesar Chavez from Scott Fistler in 2013, is counting on.

http://time.com/2815739/the-cesar-chavez-running-for-congress-in-arizona-isnt-the-one-youve-heard-of/

Sunday, June 1, 2014

14 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You think you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.

Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/30/google-search-tricks_n_5338470.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

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