Miami Justice

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From Capt. Fogg at Human Voices:

Maybe the “hands up – Don’t shoot” touring company should have waited to use that chant a bit longer, because the city of North Miami, Florida has acted out the scenario without needing to force anything to fit.

In what seems a perfect example of “shoot first and refuse to answer questions later” two officers with rifles shot an unarmed, co-operative behavioral therapist from an assisted living facility who was trying to protect and retrieve an autistic resident who had run out into the street.

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RNC Day 4:
Tinder Is The Night Edition

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From tengrain at Mock Paper Scissors:

I’m picturing in my mind how Hair Furer Donald Trump decided the line-up for tonight, and I think it went something like this (but I’m only guessing):

Trump: “Da skirts love me, let’s do a chick night. It’ll be YUGE!”
Priebus (Reaches for the Bailey’s): “Ook-ook, meep, blarp.”

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Cable Nets Whitewash RNC’s Racism Right Off the Screen

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From Tommy Christopher at Mediaite:

Following their drubbing in the 2012 election, Republicans produced a document nicknamed an “autopsy report” that detailed what went wrong, most of which had to do with being too hostile towards anyone who isn’t a white heterosexual male, but in particular, to the crucial Hispanic voting block. Four years later, the Republican Party has not only succumbed completely to overt racism and xenophobia in the form of presumptive nominee Donald Trump, they’ve also gotten in on the act themselves.

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The Bible Demands that Gender is Binary

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From PZ Myers at Pharyngula:

Ken Ham is disgusted. Ontario, Canada is going to allow an “X” designation in addition to “M” or “F” on their drivers licenses, for people who “do not exclusively identify as male or female”. This is unbiblical! Don’t you know that the Bible specifically prescribes what material must be present on your motor vehicle licenses? What is St Peter going to do when you die and you have to present your ID in order to go through the Pearly Gates?

But seriously, he’s concerned that this is a sign of creeping moral crepitude

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Ted Cruz Shows He Only Cares About Himself

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From Marc McDonald at BeggarsCanBeChoosers.com:

From CNN on Wednesday night:

“Ted Cruz sensationally withheld an endorsement of Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, earning a chorus of boos from the floor before he was upstaged in a power play by the GOP nominee himself.”

In many ways, Cruz is the ultimate modern-day Republican. He is greedy and only cares about himself. Despite his rhetoric, he doesn’t give a damn about the Constitution, or the GOP, or the voters, or anyone but himself.

On Wednesday night, we saw exactly why Cruz has earned a lot of harsh criticism this electoral season (with much of the harshest attacks coming from fellow Republicans).

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“Open Carry” Is A Stupid And Dangerous Idea (And Law)

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From Ted McLaughlin at jobsanger.com:

We now have a new tragedy. This one happened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. When police responded to a call about a person openly carrying an assault weapon, they walked into a trap — and several of them were killed.

The crazy part of this is that Louisiana (like many other states) is an “open carry” state — where anyone can walk down the street carrying any kind of weapon. In other words, what was reported to the police was NOT a violation of Louisiana law. But police have to check out all of these calls anyway, because there is no way for a citizen (or police officer) to know just by looking whether the person is a “good guy with a gun” or a “bad guy with a gun”.

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Newt Gingrich Wants to Deport Muslims Because, Freedom?

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From Rippa at The Intersection of Madness and Reality:

Less than a week ago in the wake of the questionable shooting death of two black men by police officers in separate incidents. Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, said something profound.

“If you are a normal, white American, the truth is you don’t understand being black in America and you instinctively under-estimate the level of discrimination and the level of additional risk,” said Newt Gingrich

Newt, unlike his Republican brother Rudy Giuliani, actually made sense. The barriers of institutional racism are very real and not limited to the over-policing of minority communities. In response to the same separate shooting incidents, Guiliani took it upon himself to give a class on black parenting in an interview.

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Ron Fournier:
Paid Haver-of-Opinions

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From driftglass:

Today, Ron Fournier, Haver-of-Opinions, is of the opinion that:

Hillary Has No One to Blame but Herself

Also that:

If Donald Trump becomes president, the world will have Hillary Clinton to blame.

See, in the Fournier imagination, if Hillary Clinton had only acted differently regarding her state department emails, she would that would have ended all controversy, shut down the GOP’s Pretty Hate Machine, and would be winning the race for president at a walk.

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Donald Trump Fails the Commander-in-Chief Test

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From Jon Perr at PERRspectives:

Thursday, July 14, represented Donald Trump’s first test as the would-be commander-in-chief of the United States. He failed it badly. Facing the unexpected need to react to the carnage in Nice, France, on the eve of his vice-presidential announcement, Trump stumbled, froze, raged, and ultimately beclowned himself on a global stage.

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Guns Don’t Kill People. NSFW Pictures Kill People

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From @bjork55 at The Big Empty:

Combating the evils of internet porn? Where the hell did that come from! It’s as if the Republicans are still stuck in the 80s (even when the internet didn’t exist). Still railing against the same old saws pumped out by the Christian Right. The Bible can solve all your woes if only you believe. It’s just bizarre.

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