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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The gunman who shot 11 people in a Lafayette movie theater last week wasn't added to a database of people prohibited from buying firearms because he had not been involuntarily committed, Georgia officials said Monday, although John "Rusty" Houser's troubled mental health did send him into hospital care. read more


Monday, July 27, 2015

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said members of the Westboro Baptist Church face arrest if they try to protest funerals in his state for victims of the Lafayette movie theater shooting.

The hate-mongering church has indicated it plans to protest the funerals, which begin Monday. The group considers mass shootings in the U.S. to be an act of God in retaliation for various sins.


One of America's most famous country rock musicians excoriated President Obama for how he reacted publicly after what many believe to have been a terrorist attack in Chattanooga, Tenn., that left four Marines dead Thursday -- a mass murder allegedly committed by a lone shooter. read more


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Louisiana's Terrebonne Parish passed an ordinance this week to ban saggy pants in public. Their council voted 8-1 to pass the proposition despite divergent opinions in the community. Offenders will be fined $50 for the first offense, $100 for the second offense and $100 plus 16 hours of mandatory community service for the third offense. A judge will determine the punishment for any further violations.


Thursday, July 16, 2015

A conservative-authored proposal which would make Texas the fifth state in the U.S. to legalize recreational marijuana use was approved in a bipartisan House panel vote in May -- with the bill's author citing his Christian values as cause for his support. Although the bill was not taken up before the House, Texas anti-drug law advocates called the move as historic. "Marijuana policy reform continues to make unprecedented progress this session," Phillip Martin of the liberal group Progress Texas tweeted after the vote. The bill's author, Tea Party-backed state Rep. David Simpson of Longview, wrote an op-ed last month in which he stated, "As a Christian, I recognize the innate goodness of everything God made and humanity's charge to be stewards of the same. I don't believe that when God made marijuana he made a mistake that government needs to fix." read more


Comments

What's SO ludicrous are political amateurs who get all outraged, and rightfully so, about the existing system, but then have no plan whatsoever to do anything about it.
At least the progressive party is moving in the right direction, fighting CU, even if that is never enough for the purist ideologues.

#24 | POSTED BY CORKY AT 2015-08-01 02:41 PM | FLAG:

Not an armature by a long stretch but my answer is voting independent. Voting for someone who will actually identify himself with the issues and where he stands. I give it to you that Sanders "lives in the real world" and sees a Hillary presidency as the lesser of two evils. That's why he's running as a democrat rather than a republican..

I've been voting since '88 at 18 yrs old and I've never been this uncomfortable with what I see.

The fact that we will release a traitor at the request of Israel and want to Imprison Snowden for letting us know our own government was spying on us is gargantuan.
The fact that we watched the biggest heist in the history of the world go down right before our very eyes and freaking bailed it out leaves me speechless.
That we let a militarized police force operate nearly unchecked and kill unarmed civilians on a REGULAR basis is disgusting.
That we allow mentally ill people to purchase firearms and commit public mass homocides on a weekly basis is unspeakable.
The fact that not only have we outsourced the middle American's jobs we've also taxed them into hiding.

It ain't the "home of the free" anymore.

I've been in Costa Rica for a few weeks now and if I can manage to get the business I want off and running y'all can have the states.

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