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Thursday, August 18, 2016

A flood has destroyed the home of a Christian lobbyist who preached that God sends natural disasters to punish gays. President of the controversial Christian group Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, described a deluge of "near biblical proportions" hitting his Louisiana home that forced him to flee in a canoe. Perkins said he has been forced to live off "God's provisions" following the flood. read more

Friday, July 29, 2016

Many longtime Republicans are praising the DNC's positive, pro-American message as they contrast it to the dark tone of the GOP convention.

Why this convention is better: It's about loving America. GOP convention was about loving Trump. If you didn't love Trump, it offered nada.

-- Jonah Goldberg

I am sure hearing a lot more about God and faith at the DNC than the RNC.

-- Amanda Carpenter, former spokesperson for Ted Cruz

How can it be that I am standing at my kitchen counter sobbing because of the messages being driven at the DNC? Where has the GOP gone?

-- Rich Galen, Dick Cheney's press secretary

Monday, July 11, 2016

A recent Pew poll found that voters age 18-29 prefer Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson over GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump. Overall for the age bracket, 47% supported Hillary Clinton followed by 22% support for Johnson and 21% for Trump. Across all age brackets, Clinton leads the poll with 45% followed by Trump at 36% and Johnson with 11%.

Friday, July 08, 2016

"A St. Louis-area cop was shot during a traffic stop Friday. The cop was walking back to his patrol car after ticketing a driver for speeding in Ballwin, a suburb of St. Louis. The driver got out of his pulled-over car, shot the officer at least once in the neck and fled, sources said."

The suspect has been captured.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight: Our polls-only model has [Donald] Trump with a 19 percent chance of beating [Hillary] Clinton as of early Wednesday afternoon. (The forecasts will continually update as new polls are added.) Our polls-plus model, which considers economic conditions along with the polls, is more optimistic about Trump, giving him a 26 percent chance. Still, Trump faces longer odds and a bigger polling deficit than John McCain and Mitt Romney did at the same point in their respective races. He needs to look back to 1988 for comfort, when George H.W. Bush overcame a similar deficit against Michael Dukakis to win. ... Giving Clinton a 70 percent or 75 percent chance of winning might seem bold. It's actually fairly cautious, however, compared with what the model would normally say about a candidate with a 7-point lead. read more


This reminds me a time as a teen and a cop pulled me over as I was turning into the parking lot of the restaurant I worked in. I was a teenager driving a sports car (78 Camaro). I got pulled over all the time for questionable reasons yet never got a ticket. This night the story was that my reverse lights were on while driving. As I stood there arguing with the cop about how stupid of a claim that was and that he was making me late for my shift, another cop pulled into the parking lot just as things between that cop and I were starting to get heated. I happened to know the 2nd cop because I was friends with his daughter. I told him how I thought this other cop was harrassing me while I was just trying to go to work. I gave him my keys and he got in the car and put it in drive while the first cop and I stood there and of course no reverse lights came on. He gets out, hands me my keys and says "I'm sorry for the inconvenience. You're free to go". As I was walking into the restaurant I heard him chewing out the other cop.

What I see here in this case is a woman who, like I did, questioned a cops reason and motivations for pulling her over. What I see is her trying to complain to another cop, as I did, that she is being harassed. And what I see is a cop who, as soon as she told dispatch she was being harassed, decided to escalate the situation and attempted to deny her of her right to free speech. The woman showed no signs that she was going to attempt to flee or attack the cop. Had he just exercised a little more patience then the entire situation could have been handled without issue. His actions suggest to me that maybe she was correct and he was just stopping her to harass her.

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