Thursday, September 29, 2016
Clinton brings back her neutered dog to convince millennials to vote for a scheming liar after the Democratic party gave the "The Bern" the high hard one.
He immediately suggested a free Cadillac for everyone.
The question is will they fall for it?
You bet your ass they will!
Hillary Clinton brought Democratic primary rival and millennial favorite Bernie Sanders back to the campaign trail Wednesday, as recent polls show her appeal slipping among younger voters.
Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, and Sanders, a Vermont senator, made their joint pitch at the University of New Hampshire, where they touted a plan to help students pay for college and to help former students with tuition debt.
“If your kid studies hard and does well, yes he or she will be able to make it to college,” said Sanders, whose appeal to young Americans in the Democratic primary was in large part based on his promise, if elected, of free tuition at public colleges and universities. “We’re going to change the debt situation. … People should be able to refinance their debt at the lowest rate they can find.”
Clinton has struggled to connect with young voters, including college students who frequently vote Democratic and helped Barack Obama become president in 2008.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Sept. 14 shows 55 percent of likely voters 18 to 34 voting for Clinton, compared to 34 percent for Trump.
A poll released a month earlier by the university showed Clinton with 64 percent, compared to 29 percent for Trump.
Also in the university’s September poll, Clinton had just 31 percent of the vote in a four-way race with Trump (26 percent), Independent Party candidate Ron Johnson (29 percent) and Green Party candidate Jill Stein (15 percent.)
“None of you have more at stake in this election than young Americans,” said Clinton, who followed Sanders onto a stage with a backdrop that read "Debt Free College."
Clinton said she wants a moratorium on repaying student debt and the debt to be “forgiven” for those who go into public or national service.
“Bernie and I are excited about what we can do together,” said Clinton, who also used the event to tout her support of other issues important to young voters, including gay rights and climate change.
Douglas Smith, a Democratic strategist and partner at Kent Strategies, said Clinton’s best effort to shore up the so-called millennial vote was her Monday night debate performance in which she “reassured them that she has plans for their future.”
He also said that trying to compare millennials’ support for Clinton cannot be compared to that for Obama.
“They are very different candidates,” he said. “Obama was 20 years younger. He was about to be the first African-American president. He presented a different tapestry for how you measure a candidate.”
Trump was also on the campaign trail Wednesday, holding an event in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he again questioned Clinton's health and stamina and urged residents to take advantage of the state's early-voting process that starts this week.
"You see all the days off that Hillary takes? Day off, day off, day off. All of those day offs, and then she can't even make it to her car," said Trump, likely referring to Clinton stumbling while trying to get into her campaign van during a Sept. 11 memorial event, while battling pneumonia.
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 9/29/2016 03:18:00 PM
As a public service announcement, I would like to post this video.
I recommend a Town Hall in every major city to watch this video so they know what NOT to do when given directives from the police.
As unbelievable as it may sound this was the headline in the Daily Mail which proceeded this video.
'Inexcusable use of excessive force': Family of Fresno teen killed by cops in traffic stop shooting that sparked 'White Lives Matter' protests say new bodycam footage proves his death was unlawful
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 9/29/2016 10:50:00 AM
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
From his exalted pulpit, the stalwart of American patriotism pontificates on the debate.
Ever wonder about Kaepernick?
Judging by his background he did quite well for himself. Wonder if his real father ever hit him up for money?
Kaepernick was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Heidi (Zabransky) Russo, a 19-year-old white woman who was single and destitute at the time. His birth father, an African American, left before he was born.
Russo placed her son for adoption with Rick and Teresa Kaepernick, a white couple who had two children—son Kyle and daughter Devon—and were looking for a boy after having lost two other sons to heart defects. Kaepernick became the youngest of their three children. He lived in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, until age four, and attended grade school in Turlock, California.
© Bob Donnan, USA TODAY Sports Kaepernick: Trump, Clinton are 'embarrassing'Colin Kaepernick watched "a little bit" of Monday's presidential debate, and he didn't come away impressed with either candidate.
The San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback, who has been kneeling during the national anthem as a form of protest since the preseason, hopes for change with racial inequality in the United States. But Kaepernick doesn't feel either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will assist the movement.
"It was embarrassing to watch that these are our two candidates," Kaepernick told reporters Tuesday. "Both are proven liars and it almost seems like they're trying to debate who's less racist.
"And at this point ... you have to pick the lesser of two evils. But in the end, it's still evil."
The signal-caller also spoke out against Trump again, whom he called "openly racist" last month. The Republican candidate responded days later, saying "maybe he should find a country that works better for him" when asked about Kaepernick's protest.
"It's a very ignorant statement that if you don't agree with what's going on here, if you want justice, liberty and freedom for all, then you should leave the country," Kaepernick said. "He always says 'Make America Great Again.' Well, it's never been great for people of color.
"That's something that needs to be addressed. Let's make America great for the first time."
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 9/28/2016 03:13:00 PM
Maybe the title should have been:
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson (L) gives FBI Director James Comey some advice before they testify at the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in Washington, U.S., September 27, 2016.
WASHINGTON – FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday that even though he is convinced that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will be destroyed soon, that will not be the end of it.
Comey, in testimony before Congress, said the U.S. remains extremely concerned that violent extremists will eventually flow out of Syria and Iraq and into other countries in hopes of committing attacks.
The number of Americans traveling to Syria to fight alongside ISIS has slowed to a trickle in the last year, but as the so-called caliphate becomes “crushed,” many militants from Western nations who are already there will stream out of the region and create new security threats.
“There will be a terrorist diaspora sometime in the next two to five years like we’ve never seen before,” Comey said.
Comey was testifying alongside Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Nicholas Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, at a hearing examining threats to national security 15 years after the9/11 attacks.
FBI struggles to keep up with "flood" of potential terror threats
The hearing took place just over a week after bombings in New York and New Jersey and a separate stabbing attack at a Minnesota mall .
Rasmussen said that in addition to ISIS militants, U.S. government officials are concerned about the capabilities and ambitions of al-Qaida and its affiliates.
Johnson said terrorist threats have evolved, moving from terrorist-directed attacks “to a world that also includes the threat of terrorist-inspired attacks” in which individuals who live in the U.S. are “self-radicalized” to attack their own country.
Johnson says that by their nature, terrorist-inspired attacks and terrorist-enabled attacks are difficult to detect by intelligence and law enforcement communities, can occur with little or no notice and in general make for a more complex homeland security challenge.
The panel’s chairman, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said the threat of “militant Islamic terrorist attacks to the United States remains significant,” citing the Sept. 17 attacks in the New York region and Minnesota, as well as deadly attacks in San Bernardino , California, and Orlando, Florida .
“In all, Islamic extremist terrorist have killed 63 people on U.S. soil since our committee last held its annual hearing to consider threats to the homeland,” the chairman said in a prepared statement.
Two years after President Barack Obama stated a goal of defeating ISIS, “we have made little progress,” said the senator, who is not related to the Homeland Security chief.
Republican senators pressed Comey on Tuesday about whether anything more could have been done to prevent recent acts of extremist violence, including the Orlando nightclub massacre and the Manhattan bombing this month.
Comey said the FBI is fallible (corrupt would have been a better word) and transparent about its mistakes, but he did not concede that anything should have been done differently or that any red flags were missed.
Friday dump anyone?
The questions arose because the FBI has said it investigated Orlando gunman Omar Mateen a few years before the June shooting and interviewed him multiple times. The FBI in 2014 also looked into Ahmad Khan Rahami , the Afghan-born U.S. citizen accused in the explosion, but found nothing that tied him to terrorism.
Two senators, in particular, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Kelly Ayotte, said they were alarmed that both individuals had at one point been on the FBI’s radar but were not intercepted.
“What more do we need to do? What are the lessons learned, and if you need additional support, we need to know about it very quickly,” Ayotte said at a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.
Paul, one of the Senate’s leading civil liberties champions, said he was troubled that the FBI appeared to often seek new tools but didn’t seem to adequately use the ones they had.
Comey pushed back against the criticism, telling Paul that he had his facts wrong in characterizing the FBI’s investigations into both Mateen and Rahami. He said he had commissioned a review into the FBI’s past interactions with Mateen, who killed 49 people inside a gay nightclub, and would be doing the same with Rahami.
“We’re going to go back and look very carefully about the way we encountered him,” he said.
The FBI opened an assessment on Rahami in 2014 following a domestic incident. His father has said he warned the FBI that his son was drawn to terrorism, though law enforcement officials say he never discussed his son’s apparent radicalization.
Comey said Rahami’s actions do not point to a larger terror cell.
Rahami, the main suspect in the New York bombing, faces federal terrorism charges after a shootout with police.
Prosecutors say Rahami, 28, planned the explosions for months as he bought components for his bombs online and set off a backyard blast. They say he wrote a journal that praised Osama bin Laden and other Muslim extremists, fumed about what he saw as the U.S. government’s killing of Muslim holy warriors and declared “death to your oppression.”
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 9/28/2016 12:06:00 PM
California officer fatally shoots African-American man
Here we go again!
What idiot would point a gun at the cops, whether real or not, or for that matter any object they could consider threatening?
See the white pickup? I just drove it through a stop sign. These two cops pulled me over. To 'assist' them I jumped out of the truck and adopted the same stance as this dope.
Family Man Sequel
The encounter was not the first time Olango was confronted by police officers and his record includes an incident in which he was illegally armed.
Olango was arrested in Colorado in 2005 after officers who pulled him over discovered 9mm semi-automatic pistol on the floor his car. He pleaded guilty in federal court and was sentenced to nearly four years for being a felon in possession of a gun.
At the time, he had previous convictions in San Diego for receiving stolen property and selling cocaine, court records show.
After being released from federal prison, he was brought into court for violating the terms of his release — the federal equivalent of probation — because of a drunken driving conviction.
As it turned out he pointed an electronic cigarette at the cops similar to this. If you take the stance he did the front of it could be confused with a barrel. Remember we sit back and read the aftermath, the cops have to make a decision at the moment.
El Cajon, California (CNN)A black man has died after police shot him in El Cajon, California, sparking protests in the suburb northeast of San Diego.
On Tuesday afternoon, El Cajon police responded to a 911 call regarding an African-American man in his 30's who reportedly was behaving "erratically" behind a restaurant at the Broadway Village Shopping Center, Lt. Rob Ransweiler said.
According to the call, the man was "not acting like himself" and had been walking in traffic in a manner that endangered himself and motorists, police Chief Jeff Davis said.
In a photo from police, officers engage a man they say was acting "erratically."
"When (officers) contacted him, he failed to comply with the directives that he was given," Ransweiler said.
Instead, Davis said the man kept his hands concealed in his pockets while pacing back and forth. As a second officer prepared a Taser, the man "rapidly drew an object," placed both hands on it "like you would be holding a firearm" and stood in a "shooting stance," according to police.
In response, one officer fired his gun at the man, while a second officer discharged his Taser, Davis said. It's not clear if the man was armed. According to Davis, investigators did not find a firearm at the scene of the shooting. Investigators did not say what object was found -- or if it was a weapon.
El Cajon police Chief Jeff Davis offers an update about the police shooting Tuesday night.
In the aftermath of the shooting and the man's death, Rumbie Mubaiwa began filming on Facebook Live.
In the video, the distraught woman says she called 911 to get help for the man she says is her brother. Not long after, she was left shouting out loud, screaming in a heart-wrenching fashion.
"They killed my brother," she cried.
No, my dear...your dumbass brother committed suicide.
Ransweiler encouraged El Cajon residents to be patient as investigators looked into the shooting. Per county protocol, Davis said El Cajon police would not release video footage collected from witnesses and local businesses until the district attorney has had a chance to review the evidence.
"Now is the time for calm," Davis said. "Now is the time for the investigation to shed light on this event. ... Now is the time for the community to work with us."
The names of both officers involved in the shooting haven't been released. They will be placed on a three-day administrative leave. The two have more than two decades of experience as police officers, Davis said.
"We all want the right thing to happen," Rock Church pastor Miles McPherson said Tuesday night. "We always want the truth to come out, but we want it to come out in a peaceful way."
In response to the shooting, CNN affiliate KUSI-TV said that about 200 people gathered Tuesday night near the scene in El Cajon, about 15 miles outside San Diego.
After El Cajon police held a news conference, protesters surrounded the entrance of the headquarters, carrying signs calling for an end to police brutality, KUSI reported. The crowd started to dwindle shortly after the news briefing.
"It kind of makes you think, 'Hey, that could be me,' " protester Caleb Quarles told CNN affiliate KGTV-TV. "That could one of my friends. That could even be my mom."
Early Wednesday, eight African-American mourners were still in the parking lot where the man had been shot. They had silently formed a circle, praying as they held hands, faintly illuminated by religious candles.
"Obviously we knew him or we wouldn't be here this late," one of the mourners said. "We just want to grieve."
They drove away moments later.
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 9/28/2016 11:20:00 AM