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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Epic Meltdown Over Trump




On a tip from Ed Kilbane



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Gregg Jarrett: Did Hillary Clinton just squander her "get out of jail free" card?




Jarrett makes a good point here because after the election Trump seemed to go from "Lock her up" to "Let her go".

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By Gregg JarrettPublished November 28, 2016




Hillary Clinton has never played the board game, “Monopoly”. 

How do we know? Because even novice players learn quickly that you always hang on to a “get out of jail free” card. No matter what. You never know when you’re going to need it. And you usually do. 

Clinton had such a card… and has managed to recklessly squander it. 

So what happens now? Will she draw that other dreaded card: “Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $ 200” ? For Clinton, who could face serious criminal jeopardy, this is no game.

Post-Election Rapprochement 

The night Clinton lost the presidency, she telephoned Donald Trump to concede. We now know that it was President Obama who persuaded Clinton to make the gracious concession. 

Hillary Clinton’s decision to embrace a challenge to Trump’s election is both confounding and inexplicable. Why would she chance angering the very individual who holds her fate in his hands? It’s like an inmate taunting a jailer. You’d have to be obtuse to do it. 

According to a soon-to-be published book by two Washington journalists, Obama told his former Secretary of State, “You need to concede.” At that point, it was clear the Democratic nominee was losing Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania and had no hope of winning the White House. Clinton heeded the advice and made the call. Wise move.

The president-elect was clearly moved by what he described as a “lovely” conversation with Clinton. “It was a tough call for her. She couldn’t have been nicer. She’s very strong and very smart”, Trump told CBS News' “60 Minutes”. The newly-elected president suddenly seemed reluctant to have his Department of Justice pursue Clinton for criminal wrongdoing.

After spending months promising his supporters that he would see to it that Clinton is prosecuted over her email server and, perhaps, the Clinton Foundation, Trump reversed himself. 

In a meeting with the New York Times last week, he all but ruled out recommending a special prosecutor or criminal charges. “It’s just not something that I feel strongly about. I don’t want to hurt the Clintons, I really don’t. She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways.”

Clinton’s election night concession seemed to have prompted Trump to hand her a “get out of jail free” card. If she was moving on, then he was moving on. And so would the nation. 

But in politics, what is given… can be taken away. Especially when the recipient of a generous gift exhibits a conspicuous lack of gratitude. Which is precisely what Clinton has now done.

Clinton’s campaign announced over the weekend that it will join efforts to push for recounts in the key states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania in a futile effort to deprive Trump of the needed 270 electoral votes and, thus, the presidency. 

It is the definition of a fool’s errand. A game of chance with not a scintilla of chance to succeed. 

Recounts almost never swing enough votes to change the outcome. Clinton would have to do it in not one, but all three states. In Pennsylvania alone, the law on a voter-initiated recount is next to impossible to meet. It demands notarized voter affidavits in each and every 9,163 election districts. The deadlines are imminent and, in some districts, have already passed. Forget the fact that Trump’s lead in the state exceeds 70,000 votes. 

Clinton’s decision to embrace a challenge to Trump’s election is both confounding and inexplicable. Why would she chance angering the very individual who holds her fate in his hands? It’s like an inmate taunting a jailer. You’d have to be obtuse to do it. 

Already, Trump has responded with a series of furious tweets reminding Clinton that she already conceded. One of his top advisers hinted that retaliation works both ways. Trump might easily reconsider his decision to forego a case against his former adversary. 

So why would Clinton deliberately antagonize someone who is notoriously mercurial? With a wave of his hand, Trump could signal his new attorney general to reignite a Justice Department criminal investigation of Clinton or, in the alternative, appoint a Special Prosecutor to consider charges. After all, FBI Director James Comey laid out a meticulous case of how Clinton violated the Espionage Act, but then dismissed it by claiming that “no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case”. 

Sorry, Mr. Comey, but there are plenty of reasonable prosecutors who would be eager to do so. 

Stupid Is… As Stupid Does

As the great American philosopher, Forrest Gump, pointed out, an intelligent person who does stupid things is still stupid. Common sense, or lack thereof, is evidenced by a person’s actions. 

While Clinton may be a smart person, it makes no sense whatsoever for her to risk criminal indictment by alienating the one person who can best insulate her from the legal consequences of her own extremely careless, if not intentional, conduct. And for what? A recount that is destined to fail? 

By contesting the presidential election, Clinton does damage only to herself. When, during the election, Trump suggested he might not accept the result if he lost, Clinton called it “horrifying.” Did it ever occur to her that she is now committing the same “horrifying” act she so vehemently condemned?

Donald Trump made billions of dollars accumulating properties in a way the inventors of “Monopoly” envisioned. He knows how the real game is played. 

Hillary Clinton does not. She held a treasured “get out of jail free” card… but wasted it for nothing.





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Obama Blamed Fox News For Democratic Loss








Rolling Stone has finally published a post-election interview they did with President Obama the day after Donald Trump's presidential victory. In his sit-down, Obama offered no self-accountability for the Democrats' whopping loss in just about every level of government. He (briefly) acknowledged that Democrats did not effectively campaign in enough working class environments. Yet, he then quickly blamed the defeat on one of his favorite targets: Fox News.


"Part of it is Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country, but part of it is also Democrats not working at a grassroots level, being in there, showing up, making arguments. That part of the critique of the Democratic Party is accurate. We spend a lot of time focused on international policy and national policy and less time being on the ground. And when we’re on the ground, we do well."


Bottom line. It's never his fault.


Obama has taken numerous swipes at Fox News throughout his presidency, noting that if he watched the network regularly, he wouldn't want to vote for himself either.

Instead of blaming the media, perhaps the president should take a harder look at his party's loss. His "progressive" economic policies have done little to boost the American working class. Working class voters don't want Big Government, they want individual empowerment. 

Don't bother searching for any kind of self-reflection from President Obama.






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Kellogg pulls ads from Breitbart over company ‘values’






 ‘values’?

Total bullshit. This is purely political not to mention stupid on their part. Who reads Breitbart? Conservatives. Who will boycott their cereal? Conservatives.
I think Kellogg would be better off advertising on Planned Parenthood which is more conducive to their values.





Coming soon... Snow Flakes.

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Kellogg has announced that it will no longer advertise on Breitbart.com, the website formerly run by one of President-elect Donald Trump’s top aides, Steve Bannon.

The food manufacturer decided to discontinue advertising on the site as soon as it was alerted by consumers to the presence of its ads, Kellogg Co. spokeswoman Kris Charles said Tuesday.



Breitbart has been condemned for featuring racist, sexist and anti-Semitic content.FILE – In this Oct. 7, 2016, file photo, Steve Bannon, former head of Breitbart News and campaign CEO for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, appears at a national security meeting with advisors at Trump Tower in New York. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, Kellogg’s announced that it will no longer advertise on Breitbart.com, the website formerly run by Bannon, one of President-elect Donald Trump’s top aides. Breitbart has been condemned for featuring racist, sexist and anti-Semitic content. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)




“We regularly work with our media buying partners to ensure our ads do not appear on sites that aren’t aligned with our values as a company,” Charles said. “This involves reviewing websites where ads could potentially be placed using filtering technology to assess site content. As you can imagine, there is a very large volume of websites, so occasionally something is inadvertently missed.”

Breitbart said Kellogg was denigrating “to its own detriment” a loyal and engaged community of consumers who helped elect Trump, saying the site had 45 million unique visitors in the last thirty days.

“Kellogg’s decision to blacklist one of the largest conservative media outlets in America is economic censorship of mainstream conservative political discourse,” it said in a statement. “That is as un-American as it gets.”

Breitbart has become the target of a social media effort to call out companies and organizations that advertise on it.

Pharmaceutical maker Novo Nordisk, online glasses retailer Warby Parker and the San Diego Zoo are among those that have publicly stated on Twitter that they will no longer advertise on the site.

Bannon ran Breitbart before becoming the top strategist on Trump’s campaign last summer. Trump has since named Bannon his senior adviser in the White House.









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Today's Loser Leaning Headlines













If Clinton had 306 and Trump 232 plus he carried the popular vote think you would be reading how unfair the Electoral College is?


PS:
What's the difference between giving your money to Jill Stein for a recount or Bernie Madoff to invest? With Bernie, you could at least 'hope' for a return on your investment.









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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Harvard Medical School Graduate













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Abdul Razak Ali Artan



The name alone is a smoke signal. Again, we take in another Muslim dog refugee and in return we get the "Tsarnaev Thank You".


Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 18, wrote on what appears to be his Facebook page that he had reached a "boiling point," made a reference to "lone wolf attacks" and cited radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. 

"America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially Muslim Ummah [community]. We are not weak. We are not weak, remember that," the post said.

And the investigators are perplexed as to his true motivation. They'll turn over every stone to get to the truth. But the one marked Islam most assuredly will be last.






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Kid Rock










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Anyone surprised?





Jill Stein's recount effort gets 12 times more coverage from ABC, CBS, NBC than her entire campaign




When Jill Stein was the Green Party’s candidate for U.S. president, the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) only gave her 36 seconds of coverage. However, as soon as she launched a campaign to contest the presidential election and demand a recount of ballots in several key states, the evening news shows on ABC, CBS and NBC managed to find 7 minutes and 26 seconds of coverage for her in just four days.

On November 26’s NBC "Nightly News," anchor Lester Holt began a story on the recount by implying that the election may not be over yet, “if you thought the presidential election was behind us, word came today from the Hillary Clinton campaign that it will back the statewide election recount effort put on by third party candidate Jill Stein in three key battleground states.”

Holt then turned the story over to correspondent Kristen Welker, who led by saying that the recount was prompted when “a group of computer scientists, including a voting rights lawyer, said they found voting irregularities in three states.”

Despite this drastic uptick in coverage, Stein admitted that her team was working without proof. “Let me be very clear,” Stein told CBS Evening News’s Anna Werner during a November 24 interview, “we do not have evidence of fraud. We do not have smoking guns. What we do have is an election that was surrounded by hacking.”

They also have $7 million they desperately want to flush down the toilet.

The states involved are PA, MI, and WI. It's extremely doubtful any state is going to flip. Certainly, it won't be all three. For the sake of argument say PA stays the same. Trump could lose Michigan (16) electoral votes and Wisconsin (10) and still have enough to beat Killary.

Trump  now 306
  Killary        232  

Take 26 from Trump       280
Give Killary 26                   258

She's still a loser.


To put things in perspective.


2012 electoral votes


Barry        332

Romney     206

A blowout right? Same as 2016. 

Remember anyone in the Romney camp calling for a recount?

An ironic twist Stein actually rigged the election for Trump. She received  31,000 votes in Wisconsin, more than the margin separating Clinton and Trump. In her bid to knowingly run a hopeless campaign, she stole the vote which would have gone to Killary.

BTW...the recount is only being done in the 3 states Trump narrowly won. The states Killary won by a narrow margin are not subjected to a recount.


Ya know..."It's for the good of the country."






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Monday, November 28, 2016

The Trump Effect






On a tip from Ed Kilbane










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Clinton prior to the election : Trump's Election Talk 'Threatens' our Democracy





WOW...some things come back to bite you on the ass, don't they?

Remember this?

Oct 21, 2016

CLEVELAND — Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump on Friday of "threatening our democracy" by refusing to say that he will accept next month's election results, adding that "the peaceful transition of power is one of the things that sets us apart."

So Trump was the one scorned for suggesting he would demand a recount thereby "threatening our democracy" if the race was close.

Now that the tables are turned the new liberal motto is:

We are in a crisis.

We Democrats ought to be able to stand up and oppose the election results—not in the name of party, but for the good of country.



They're enough to make me puke.


And guess what... the race isn't even close. Now that Michigan has reported Trump is at 306, Killary at 232. Besides this most states adopted a "safety valve" meaning if the election is extremely close in a particular state an automatic recount takes place. To my knowledge no state has activated a recount.

And then there's this.











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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Ohio State vs Michigan





Hillary Clinton is demanding a recount of the games minutes ...




Ohio State    11-1





Michigan   10-2   

  


Nov 26, Final       2730   Ohio State









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Resisting Donald Trump: Getting prepared to fight immigration raids and deportations






Before you partake in this garbage report maybe you should know something about the author...
 Sarah Lazare. 



A little enlightenment:

The article below reads like the Führer (Trump) is about to round up the Jews for a train ride to Auschwitz. And his henchman Heinrich Himmler is played by Joe Arpaio. 

Check this out!

Lazare quote:

"Carlos Garcia is the director of Puente, the Arizona-based human rights organization that played a key role in unseating Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the Nov. 9 election. A prominent Trump surrogate, Arpaio spent 24 years terrorizing Maricopa County, Arizona residents by erecting a tent city prison he referred to as a "concentration camp"; publicly humiliating and torturing people incarcerated in his jails; and repeatedly defying court orders to stop racially profiling people of Latin American descent."

Another masterpiece of idiocy.

Speaking after the election with Leslie Stahl on "60 Minutes," Trump said, "What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, we have a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate."

So her point is what? 
They're criminals ...and she wants them to stay here so they can attempt to destroy our society? 



It would necessitate a steaming pile to write this shit. So who is Sarah "open borders" Lazare? 



Take a hard look. Might as well have liberal stamped on her forehead. Surprised she found the time to write this crap as she was probably preoccupied throwing bricks through windows protesting the Trump victory.  You can just smell OWS, BLM, and her love for Che, oozing from her pores. Wonder if Sean Penn knows she's single?

Almost forgot…she also is a devoted writer for that American stalwart Al-Jazeera.


PS:

She's still on suicide watch over Fidel.

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Sarah Lazare

She used a different photo. I thought this would be more fitting from her perspective. 
You'll see why.




"After the election, we've been asking folks to prepare," Armando Carmona, spokesperson for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, told AlterNet over the phone from Los Angeles. "We don't want to get stuck in fear, but we need to be prepared, and be prepared for the worst."

Carmona is one of many organizers across the country reeling from the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, following his campaign of racist incitement against immigrants, refugees, Muslims and the Black Lives Matter movement. Already, Trump has appointed white nationalist Steve Bannon as chief White House strategist. Jeff Sessions, who was determined too racist to serve as a federal judge under the Reagan administration, is Trump's choice for attorney general. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a war hawk who says he is "open" to torture, is Trump's designate for national security adviser. The anti-immigrant hardliner Kris Kobach is just one of Trump's alarming picks to lead his transition team.

While it is difficult to predict what this bevy of right appointees will do once they take the White House in January, undocumented people — or people merely perceived to be undocumented — have reason to be concerned. From day one, Trump ran on an anti-immigrant ticket, issuing outrageous statements smearing Mexicans as "rapists" and repeatedly proclaiming he would build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and make Mexico pay for it. He claims that, during the first 100 days of his presidency, he will "begin removing the more than 2 million criminal illegal immigrants from the country." That threat follows earlier campaign pledges to build a "deportation force" to expel 11 million people.

Trump says in his first 100 days, he will "suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur" and impose "extreme vetting" on "all people" coming into the United States. In addition, he vows to further criminalize immigrants by imposing a "2-year mandatory minimum federal prison sentence for illegally re-entering the United States after a previous deportation, and a 5-year mandatory minimum for illegally re-entering for those with felony convictions, multiple misdemeanor convictions or two or more prior deportations."

Speaking after the election with Leslie Stahl on "60 Minutes," Trump said, "What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, we have a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate."

This pledge goes far beyond the troubling precedent set by Secure Communities, which was initiated by George W. Bush and expanded by Barack Obama. According to Dara Lind, writing for Vox.com, Trump's policy "would put every unauthorized immigrant in the United States under a one in four chance of being separated from family, thrown in jail or sent back to a country that many of them haven't set foot in for years."

Kevin Appleby, the senior director of international migration policy at the Center for Migration Studies of New York, told The New York Times that in order to accomplish large-scale deportations, Trump "would have to conduct a sweep, or raids or tactics such as those, to reach the numbers he wants to reach. It would create a police state, in which they would have to be aggressively looking for people."

Maria Poblet, the executive director of the Bay Area-based Causa Justa, said in an interview with AlterNet that these new conditions require re-calibration. "In this political moment, more than any other, the big Washington D.C. organizations that are oriented toward getting best possible policy out of the White House are not going to have the solutions," she said. "There is a need to face the communities impacted right now, to build the broadest possible front to address attacks on immigrants and lift up our shared humanity."

In interviews with grassroots organizers who work with undocumented people across the country, AlterNet was repeatedly told that the task, now, is not to petition or persuade the Trump government, but to fortify communities on the local level and coordinate resistance nationally, in order to levy the most effective and strategic defense of people at risk. At a time when many are upset, scared and willing to take bold steps to protect their neighbors, communities and families, these organizers are working to develop infrastructure for a nationwide fightback.

Expand the sanctuary movement

Last Wednesday, as anti-Trump protests continued to rage nationwide, students at more than 80 high schools and universities across the country staged walkouts, protests and sit-ins to demand that their administrators declare sanctuary campuses for immigrants.

"There was a unified message around students standing up to hate and racism and asking administrators to not share personal information with Department of Homeland Security agencies, to make it clear that ICE is not welcome to campus," Carlos Rojas Rodriguez, an organizer with Movimiento Cosecha, told AlterNet. "Students were demanding protection for maintenance, janitorial and culinary workers who are taking care of students and the administration."

Rodriguez says that among immigrant rights networks, "the idea of sanctuary has been floated as a primary weapon of protection" from Trump's policies. The movement has roots in the 1980s-era sanctuary movement, in which religious congregations transported and housed refugees fleeing violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, often at the hands of U.S.-backed militaries and death squads. According to Puck Lo, writing for the Nation, "At the movement's height, more than 500 congregations nationwide hosted refugees and operated an underground railroad that moved migrants from Mexico to cities all over the United States and as far north as Canada."

In 2011, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced it was directing its forces to avoid enforcement efforts at "sensitive locations" like churches and funerals. Organizers with the new iteration of the sanctuary movement have sought to use this protection to expand safety and shelter for undocumented people targeted during the Obama years, which saw more than 2.5 million deportations.

In the face of the incoming Trump administration, said Rodriguez, now is an important time to "declare sanctuary in cities, colleges, universities, congregations, shelters and community centers." He indicated that the aim is to deter, as well as defend against hardline policies, posing the question, "What are some policies or symbolic statements that locations can use to send a clear message to ICE and the incoming administration that there is going to be a confrontation, and allies are willing to put their bodies on the line?"

Meanwhile, Trump has pledged that in the first 100 days of his presidency, he will "cancel all federal funding to sanctuary cities," setting up potential battles between his administration and local lawmakers. According to Poblet, "Depending on the strength of local progressive movements, and the support they have in city hall, this could be a chance for lawmakers to be the champions of the people they represent."

Get ready for rapid response to raids

If people are unable to make it to an officially recognized "sensitive location" before ICE comes for them, organizers are preparing to bring sanctuary to them. "The idea is that if ICE comes to someone's house, they can't leave to seek sanctuary with the congregation," explained Peter Pedemonti, co-founder and director of the New Sanctuary Movement in Philadelphia. "So we're bringing the congregation to them. We're calling it 'sanctuary in the streets.'"

Pedemonti's organization works with 19 congregations in the Philadelphia area, including churches and synagogues, and hopes to double that number, including by reaching out to area mosques. "We have an emergency hotline that people can call if ICE shows up, and it is staffed 24/7," he said. "Our plan is to have an alert system so that if ICE comes to get someone, everyone shows up at their house as soon as possible to pray, sing and film ICE. The purpose is to accompany and show solidarity with the family and to pressure ICE not to do this." Ideally, explained Pedemonti, a small number of the rapid responders would be willing to risk arrest to stage a direct action in defense of individuals targeted for deportation.

He said that before the election, 65 people were signed up to this rapid response team; now, there are 930. "It's been amazing and powerful," said Pedemonti. "Every day, 100 people are signing up. The next step is to get everyone trained."

Carlos Garcia is the director of Puente, the Arizona-based human rights organization that played a key role in unseating Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the Nov. 9 election. A prominent Trump surrogate, Arpaio spent 24 years terrorizing Maricopa County, Arizona residents by erecting a tent city prison he referred to as a "concentration camp"; publicly humiliating and torturing people incarcerated in his jails; and repeatedly defying court orders to stop racially profiling people of Latin American descent.

Garcia organizes in a state with some of the harshest immigration laws on the books, including SB 1070, which "requires police to determine the immigration status of someone arrested or detained when there is 'reasonable suspicion' they are not in the U.S. legally," according to a summary from the ACLU. In this climate, Garcia says, it has been important to "create defense committees and really think of ways to defend ourselves. This means neighbors helping neighbors, finding places willing to provide sanctuary, finding allies. It means documented people being willing to risk arrest and stand in the way of people being taken. It's going to be important to alter our tactics once we understand how they're coming for us."


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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Fidel T-shirt business in full swing...for some





Castro Dead: Revelry and cheers in Miami






But to the left he is a patron saint.


So long Che...much to blasé for a true liberal.







Fellow Commie's who already placed their order are shaken to the core:








Oh...and let's not forget the moron.












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Friends and family hold vigil for slain unarmed West Virginia teen




Don't know for sure... bet there's more to this story then meets the eye. Looks like the same meal the media dishes up only later we find out he's not quite the angel the media purports.

Trayvon Déjà vu:



Media prop



Reality


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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – 

A black teenager fatally shot after police say he bumped into a 62-year-old white man is being remembered as a funny, smart and a good friend.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports (http://bit.ly/2fJq3Is) vigils have been held for 15-year-old James Means. Police say he was shot in Charleston by William Pulliam who showed no remorse.

Pulliam in a jail interview with WCHS-TV said he shot the teenager in self-defense because he felt threatened.

Thirteen-year-old James Cooper witnessed the shooting. He called James a good friend who "always came up with ideas of what to do and how to make it fun."

(Anyone remember all the "witnesses" who claimed Wilson shot St. Michael in the back)

City police say the teen was shot Monday evening at an intersection and was taken by ambulance to a Charleston hospital, where he was pronounced dead from two gunshot wounds.





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