Senate Dems Fundraise Off “Racist, Sexist Demagogue” Victory In NH…

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Oh boy.

Via DSCC email:

Drew — Yesterday was simply amazing. After Donald Trump’s big win in New Hampshire, it was critical that we hit our one-day 5,000 supporter goal — and our incredible grassroots supporters like you made it happen! Thank you! We’re getting right to work:

  • Holding Republicans accountable for their failed policies
  • Launching Phase One of our groundbreaking Mobilization Protect
  • Putting staff on the ground in several battleground states

Now, back to Trump. His New Hampshire victory showed us that we have to take him seriously. We CANNOT allow this “racist, sexist demagogue” (Huffington Post) anywhere near the White House. 

Thanks,
Team DSCC

FRIDAY OPEN THREAD…

That time of the week again.

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Bernie In Favor Of Skirting Constitution: Will Go Even Further Than Obama With Executive Orders

Hey Bernie, if Congress doesn’t do what a President wants, the President doesn’t have the right to break the law or make new law. We already have had one lying dictator, we don’t need another.

What was Hillary’s debate response? Hillary said she agreed with all of Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders.

Moderators not only didn’t challenge the candidates’ proposals to break the law, the moderators also didn’t question the candidates about the Court decision finding Obama’s immigration executive actions illegal. So the candidates apparently would just continue the illegal actions Obama started. And Sanders said he would go even further than did Obama.

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You must worship the Queen…

Rep. John Lewis On Bernie Sanders’ Civil Rights Record: ‘I Never Saw Him, I Never Met Him’

As David Brock said, it’s time to tarnish up Sanders’ ‘purity’. The Congressional Black Caucus has endorsed Hillary so naturally Rep. John Lewis suddenly casts aspersions on Sanders, did he do what claimed he did during the Civil Rights era.

I’d bet more on Sanders civil rights record than I would on Hillary being ‘under fire’ in Bosnia…

Open Thread: PBS Democratic Debate

Livestream starting at 9 pm EST:

I expect some desperation from Grandma tonight, so it may be fun to see her completely losing what’s left of her mind.
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Closing Statements:
Bernie: there is no one who has the power to take on Wall St. and media alone. It’s not just about electing a president, it’s about creating a political revolution. [people don’t get what he’s saying here and they should]. It isn’t just about progressive agenda, it’s about bringing everyone together and not just 1%
Hillary: we agree on Wall St, but I am not a single issue candidate. Whether it’s poison of the kids in Flint or the poor coal miners, or if you feel put down by racism and sexism and lgbt, we have to stand up for unions and working people [who else can I pander too, please give me more groups!]

Q: Sanders, Can you name two leaders who have influenced you?
Bernie: FDR [figures the origin of the expansion of government into the lives of everyone].and that’s what it’s about now. Don’t listen to the Trumps of world. We can have everything. Winston Churchill as a war time leader rallied the people against the nazi juggernaut.
Hillary: I agree with Bernie on FDR for all the reasons he said. I would choose Mandela for his generosity of heart [and pandering to blacks in South Carolina] Talking about leadership Sanders attacked Obama, I don’t think he gets credit he deserves considering what he inherited from Republicans. I expect criticism of him form Republicans not from you.
Bernie: That’s a low blow. I have worked with President Obama for 8 years. We have made enormous progress. Last I heard we are a free society. I have expressed criticisms.
Hillary: calling him weak is not fair, is personal.
Bernie: one of us ran against Obama, I was not that candidate.
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Diplomats In Munich Say They Have Agreed To Work With Syrians To Implement Cessation Of Hostilities

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This is being reported as a ceasefire across the media. But if you listen to the weasel words in it, it isn’t quite that.

Via AP:

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says diplomats meeting in Munich have agreed to work with Syrian parties to implement a “nationwide cessation of hostilities.”

Kerry said early Friday that the target is to implement the cease-fire in a week’s time. He said that would not apply to the Islamic State group and the extremist al-Nusra Front.

Kerry said diplomats from the U.S., Russia and other powers also agreed to “accelerate and expand” the delivery of humanitarian aid immediately, bringing aid to besieged areas.

A working group is to start meeting in Geneva Immediately to oversee that.

Breaking: Man Attacks People In Ohio Restaurant With Machete, Police Take Him Out With Taxpayer Relief Shot…

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We need machete control.

Via Columbus Dispatch:

Columbus police have shot and killed a man after they say he went into a Mediterranean restaurant on the Northeast Side this evening and attacked several patrons with a machete.

According to a dispatcher, police were called just after 6 p.m. to the Nazareth Restaurant, 5239 N. Hamilton Road. The dispatcher said that six people were transported to area hospitals from the restaurant, though their names and the extent of their injuries aren’t known at this time.

The suspect then reportedly fled and was stopped by police about 5 miles away, off Stelzer Road and just south of Montclair Drive.

He was shot by police, the dispatcher said, and died at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center at 6:24 p.m.

Further information and the name of the suspect aren’t available at this time.

HT: Breaking 911

University Of Texas Police Give Preacher Citation For ‘Offending’ Students

Freedom of speech?

Via Daily Caller:

The University of Texas at Austin police department issued a disorderly conduct citation to an outdoor preacher on Tuesday after students complained that his message had offended them. The preacher, who was standing just off campus, recorded his interaction with several university police officers, who explained that it was illegal for him to offend the students.

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CNN’s Tapper Challenges DNC Chair To Explain Why After Crushing Defeat, Hillary Gets Same Number Of Delegates As Bernie

Tough to explain how it’s not rigged, when it is.

Via Daily Caller:

CNN’s Jake Tapper confronted Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz over the “rigged” process in New Hampshire that left Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton with the same number of delegates despite Sanders’ 22 point shellacking of Clinton.

Appearing on CNN’s “The Lead” with Jake Tapper on Thursday, after Wasserman Schultz attempted an explanation, Tapper said, “I’m not sure that, that answer would satisfy an anxious young voter.” (RELATED: After Crushing Defeat, DNC Quirk Still Gives Hillary More New Hampshire Delegates Than Sanders)

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NATO Sending Ships Into The Aegean To Stop Human Trafficking Of Migrants


I’ll believe it when I see it.

Oregon Occupation Comes To An End

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Via Newsweek:

The Oregon standoff came to an end on Thursday, its 41st day, after the four remaining armed occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge turned themselves in and were taken into federal custody.

David Fry, the last occupier, was taken into FBI custody at around 2 p.m. ET after several tense hours of negotiations with the FBI. Fry, 27, who livestreamed the conversation, threatened to shoot himself, saying : “I’ll kill myself before you guys [expletive] do it.” After grabbing a cookie and some cigarettes, Fry walked out of the refuge and into FBI custody as his livestreamed audio was switched off.

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Black Assailant Knocks White Man To Ground, Shouting, ‘This Is For Malcolm X, Cracker!’

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Via NY Post:

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating a possible anti-white bias attack in Brooklyn — the second in a week.

A 51-year-old man walking along Nostrand Avenue near Glenwood Road in Flatbush was forcefully knocked to the ground by a 6-foot-1 black man around 3:40 p.m. Monday, police sources said.

The victim told investigators that the assailant shouted, “This is for Malcolm X, cracker!” as he fell to the ground, sources said.

The man suffered pain in his neck, back and left shoulder, but refused medical attention at the scene.

Police are also investigating another possible bias attack on Sunday involving a man who allegedly sucker-punched straphanger Randy Aveille, 44, at the Church Avenue subway station at 9:45 p.m. Feb. 5 and spewed racial hatred at him.

Cops released surveillance video of Aveille’s attacker on Wednesday in hopes of tracking him down.

Authorities are investigating whether the attacks are related, sources said.

Aveille told The Post on Sunday that he had just gotten off the subway with his girlfriend and was headed to the steps when a man came from behind and began pummeling him in his face.

“I was blindsided by a guy who started hitting my face,” Aveille said. “I was walking, and as I was approaching the steps, somebody came from behind me.”

He said his fiancée heard the man say, “Watch who you look at!”

Clinton Foundation Subpoenaed By State Dept Investigators…

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The net be closing around ol’ Grandma…

Via Washington Post:

Investigators with the State Department issued a subpoena to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation last fall seeking documents about the charity’s projects that may have required approval from the federal government during Hillary Clinton’s term as secretary of state, according to people familiar with the subpoena and written correspondence about it.

The subpoena also asked for records related to Huma Abedin, a longtime Clinton aide who for six months in 2012 was employed simultaneously by the State Department, the foundation, Clinton’s personal office, and a private consulting firm with ties to the Clintons.

The full scope and status of the inquiry, conducted by the State Department’s inspector general, were not clear from the material correspondence reviewed by The Washington Post.

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Nigerian Suicide Bomber Gets Cold Feet And Abandons His Mission…

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No virgins for him.

Via AP:

Strapped with a booby-trapped vest and sent by Boko Haram to kill as many people as possible, the young teenage girl tore off the explosives and fled as soon as she was out of sight of her handlers.

Her two companions, however, completed their grisly mission and walked into a crowd of hundreds at Dikwa refugee camp in northeast Nigeria and blew themselves up, killing 58 people.
Later found by local self-defense forces, the girl’s tearful account is one of the first indications that at least some of the child bombers used by Boko Haram are aware that they are about to die and kill others.

“She said she was scared because she knew she would kill people, but she was also frightened of going against the instructions of the men who brought her to the camp,” said Modu Awami, a self-defense fighter who helped question the girl.

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Witness Describes Chaotic Scene As Two Officers Are Targeted And Shot In A Panera Bread Store…

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So incredibly sad.

Via Washington Post:

The Harford County sheriff’s office has released the names of two deputies who were fatally shot in Maryland on Wednesday in an incident that began at a Panera Bread restaurant during the lunch rush.

Deputy Patrick Dailey, a 30-year veteran of the department, and Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon, who had been with the office for 16 years, were shot and killed by a man who Dailey was trying to apprehend. Both officers were veterans of the military and left behind families.

“It’s absolutely devastating to the people that wear this uniform,” said Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler at an 11 a.m. press conference. “There are no words. These men are heroes.”

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Bernie Sanders Making Inroads In Clinton-Loving Town In South Carolina…

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Grandma is done.

Via NY Times:

When Helen Duley was asked whom she would be voting for in the South Carolina primary, she answered as if the very question were absurd.

“What I’m seeing is a bunch of confusion, hearsay and foolishness,” said Ms. Duley, 60, a retired nursing assistant who is African-American, shortly after finishing breakfast here at the downtown McDonald’s. “What I also see is a veteran who’s already been in the White House eight years. A veteran: Hillary Clinton.”

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Hillary Recruiting An Army Of People To Tweet About How Great She Is…

Ridiculous.

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HT Derek Hunter

World Financial Markets On Downturn, Experts Say Another Crash Would Destroy Capitalism…

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The Telegraph is such a waste of time.

Via The Telegraph:

They bounce back after terrorist attacks, pick themselves up after earthquakes and cope with pandemics such as Zika. They can even handle years of economic uncertainty, stagnant wages and sky-high unemployment. But no developed nation today could possibly tolerate another wholesale banking crisis and proper, blood and guts recession.
We are too fragile, fiscally as well as psychologically.

Our economies, cultures and polities are still paying a heavy price for the Great Recession; another collapse, especially were it to be accompanied by a fresh banking bailout by the taxpayer, would trigger a cataclysmic, uncontrollable backlash.

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Meryl Streep On Why Film Panel She Leads Is All White: “We’re All From Africa Originally”

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Imbecile.

Via Sky News:

Meryl Streep has dismissed questions about the all-white panel at the Berlin Film Festival by telling reporters that “we’re all Africans really”.

Streep, who is heading the jury for the first time, said she was committed to equality and the inclusion of “all genders, race, ethnicities, religions”.

“This jury is evidence that at least women are included and in fact dominate this jury, and that’s an unusual situation in bodies of people who make decisions,” The Iron Lady actress said.

“So I think the Berlinale is ahead of the game.”

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