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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Republicans have found a surprising new chief spokesman in their effort to tie Senate Democrats to Barack Obama: the president himself.

The president delivered the GOP's top talking point in explaining to MSNBC's Al Sharpton why he supports Democrats who don't want him to campaign for them in Republican-leaning and swing states. read more

Monday, October 20, 2014

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. read more

Friday, October 17, 2014

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said on Friday, saying it was the first time that the militant group had taken to the air.

The group, which has seized land in Syria and Iraq, has been flying the planes over the captured al-Jarrah military airport east of Aleppo, said Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. read more

Thursday, October 09, 2014

For third-graders learning Common Core math in Georgia, there are four ways to subtract -- and only four ways allowed. The picture above is just one of the methods for subtraction under Common Core straight from RedState editor in chief Erick Erickson's third-grade daughter's math book.

Missing from the four methods: borrowing and carrying numbers. You know, the old-fashioned-taught-the-same- way-for-decades-granny-method- not-approved-by-bureaucrats subtraction. read more

The fine folks who run the school system in Lincoln, Neb., are on a campaign to make their classrooms gender-inclusive. And that means teachers will no longer refer to boys and girls … as boys and girls.

"Don't use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,' ‘you guys,' ‘ladies and gentlemen,' and similarly gendered expressions to get kids' attention," reads a handout from the Lincoln Public Schools that was given to teachers. read more


"Why do we have the worst president in the history of America?"

And the winnah is....


LOL...Clownshack must be still driving round and round in one of those clown cars in the center ring.

"Multiple witnesses say Darren Wilson yelled "get the f--- out of the street"

LOL...yeah, and there are probably multiple witnesses verifying Buffalo_Bob's smokestacks on the moon too. Hell, even you are somewhat verifying the truth of the "multiple witnesses." About all we know for sure is that Wilson somehow told them to get out of the street and there was some sort of struggle with Brown inside the car. THIS article is the first account of TWO shots fired in the car that I've seen.

"The officer, Darren Wilson, has told the authorities that during the scuffle, Mr. Brown reached for the gun. It was fired twice in the car, according to forensics tests performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The first bullet struck Mr. Brown in the arm; the second bullet missed.

The forensics tests showed Mr. Brown's blood on the gun, as well as on the interior door panel and on Officer Wilson's uniform. Officer Wilson told the authorities that Mr. Brown had punched and scratched him repeatedly, leaving swelling on his face and cuts on his neck."


"Some witnesses have said that he appeared to be surrendering with his hands in the air as he was hit with the fatal gunshots. Others have said that Mr. Brown was moving toward Officer Wilson when he was killed.

Few witnesses had perfect vantage points for the fight in the car, which occurred just after noon on Aug. 9. Mr. Brown was walking down the middle of the street with a friend, Dorian Johnson, when Officer Wilson stopped his S.U.V., a Chevy Tahoe, to order them to the sidewalk."

At this point, I'm certainly going to rely on the forensics a lot more than witness accounts that go all over the map in contradictions. We may never know for sure what took place after Brown was out of the car. However, here's a report from some legal experts:

"In September, Officer Wilson appeared for four hours before a St. Louis County grand jury, which was convened to determine whether there is probable cause that he committed a crime. Legal experts have said that his decision to testify was surprising, given that it was not required by law. But the struggle in the car may prove to be a more influential piece of information for the grand jury, one that speaks to Officer Wilson's state of mind, his feeling of vulnerability and his sense of heightened alert when he killed Mr. Brown.

Police officers typically have wide latitude to use lethal force if they reasonably believe that they are in imminent danger.

The officials said that while the federal investigation was continuing, the evidence so far did not support civil rights charges against Officer Wilson. To press charges, the Justice Department would need to clear a high bar, proving that Officer Wilson willfully violated Mr. Brown's civil rights when he shot him."


For the most part I would pretty much ignore most of the "witness" reports and rely on data such as this. I don't imagine many of those witnesses are very friendly toward Wilson anyway. However, you might wanna check with Al Sharpton before you decide on any "facts."

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