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.
Bernie: Hillary got rid of Qaddafi and allowed ISIS to come in. And this has gone on for 50 years with US overthrowing leaders. [you piece of shit]
Hillary: Sanders voted for regime change in Libya and Iraq. [you are lying about the nature of his vote, it wasn’t for intervention and military action that you took]
Sanders: Judgement matters as well. Talking about specific action for regime change I didn’t support.
Hillary: I recommended going after Bin Laden, it was a tough choice [no it wasn’t. How was it hard?]
Bernie: she talked about getting support and mentoring of Henry Kissinger. I’m proud to say he is not my friend. US bombed Cambodia which enabled Pol Pot to come in, and genocide happened [woah let us go full commie here]
Hillary: Journalists have questioned who you actually listen to on foreign policy. Him opening up China was incredibly useful, but I listen to many people.

Q: Americans are becoming increasingly concerned about wars abroad and coming here. Are we ready?
Hillary: we are readier than we used to be [no we’re not] We have to take on ISIS online, help law enforcement at home. WE have to have tell people if they see something say something [no kidding? really?] Muslims are our first line of defense, so when someone like Trump stirs up demagoguery that makes it harder to get coalitions like I did with Iran sanctions [you lie].

Q: Are there any areas of government you’d like to reduce? [they had that question in the last debate]
Bernie: sure, I believe in efficient government.
Hillary: colleges and universities, every part of the federal government should be looked at.
Bernie: we also have to take a look at Dept of Defense. [of course, you want to gut it]

Hillary: Obama and I took contributions but it didn’t influence us.
Bernie: so why do they spend this money? Dodd Frank doesn’t go far enough.
Hillary: No bank to big to fail, no executive too powerful to jail [and hopefully that means you] We can use DF to break up the banks if need be.

George Soros question!
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Bernie: we don’t cut social security, we should expand it. [and where will you get the money you ridiculous old loon?] I will not only expand it for seniors, but for disabled veterans as well.
Hillary: we don’t have a disagreement, I also will take more passive income from wealthy people. I want to take care of low income seniors and women.
Bernie: we’re asking the top 1.5% to pay to cover this.

Q: One of concerns of working Americans is immigration. Should immigrants not fear deportations under you?
Bernie: the answer is yes. I believe we have to pass comprehensive immigration reform, and a path toward citizenship. I agree with Obama who used executive orders to protect families [nice, he’s admitting right now he would violate the Constitution] If Congress doesn’t do the right thing, we use the executive orders the President [which a court has already found improper, so nice you violate the law] In fact, I would go further.
Hillary: I strongly support Obama’s exec actions.
[In the words of our reader HARP2, that’s dictatorship you fucking idiots!]
Bernie: we have to stand up to the Trumps of this world and we must pass path to citizenship.
Hillary: we must also send message to Central America that they cannot send their people.
Bernie: who are you sending a message to, these are children who are fleeing danger to their lives. We just have to welcome them to this country.

Hillary: I’m concerned about every community, including white communities [why isn’t it just every American] I’m going to address distressed communities like coal. I’m going to spend more on generational poverty communities. [after she and Dems have eviscerated coal]

Bernie: Black community lost half of their wealth due to crash. Unbelievable rates of incarceration, clearly we are looking at institutional racism [no the data doesn’t prove that at all, you crazy old socialist]

Hillary: we know of the terrible tragic death of Dontre Hamilton, he should still be with us, his family believes that and so do I. We have to restore policing that will restore communities and we have to go after sentencing [that my husband passed into law] There are other systemic discriminations in this state that we have to deal with as well. [so please provide your proof as to the systemic nature]
Bernie: we have to demilitarize police and we have to make sure the police debts look like the communities. [they do in every major city where most of these incidents occur]
Hillary: Obama has done a lot but we are still seeing the remaining results of the systemic racism. We have to provide employment, housing and education. These problems are no in the open and no one can denied them. We’re going to change policing practices and we will solve this.

Bernie: 1 in 4 black male babies born today will be in jail. So we have to end over policing in black neighborhoods. 4 times as many blacks get arrested for pot. More for traffic offenses. [and why would that be? …] We are sick of seeing police shooting black people.

Hillary: I’m very proud Naral endorsed me. [Remember NARAL was the one with the crazy tweets during the Super Bowl attacking babies and the Doritos commercial]

Q: Hillary why aren’t you appealing to women.
Hillary: I think I should, and I’m going to keep appealing to them and making the case.
Q: Albright said there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t vote for you?
H: She’s been saying that for 25 years.

[oh gosh that scary puke collar Mao jacket is throwing me off, I can’t listen to anything she is saying]

Bernie: Sen. Clinton, you’re not in the White House, yet.

Hillary: If it’s Medicare for all, it’s a different program. If you’re having single payer you have to level with everyone. The numbers don’t add up and many will be worse off than they are now.

Bernie: Hillary has been saying is that I’m going to do away with Obamacare and I never said that. People would pay 500 more and get 5000 reduction [sure, no way]. Healthcare is a right.

Hillary: Bernie’s numbers don’t hold up, it is important that both of us are held to account. [hahahahaha]. When it comes to healthcare that is incredibly important because we’re talking about lives.

Bernie: Government has moral obligation to make sure people have a decent standard of living.

Diplomats In Munich Say They Have Agreed To Work With Syrians To Implement Cessation Of Hostilities

Kerry glasses

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…


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.

Keep reading…

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)

Keep reading…

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.

Keep reading…

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…


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.

Keep reading…

Nigerian Suicide Bomber Gets Cold Feet And Abandons His Mission…


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.

Keep reading…

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


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.”

Keep reading…

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


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.”

Keep reading…

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



HT Derek Hunter

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


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”



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.”

Keep reading…

Congressional Black Caucus Endorses Hillary Clinton For President…

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Ask and ye shall receive!

Via Daily Beast:

The Congressional Black Caucus’s political action committee endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Thursday morning. The CBC’s chairman, Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), said: “Black lives are being lost on the streets of America because of police misconduct and gang violence… and so we must have a president that understands the racial divide.” He added, “After considering the entire field, there is no question in our mind and in our minds that one single candidate—one—possesses the patience, experience, and temperament.” Clinton will debate Bernie Sanders on Thursday night in Milwaukee.

ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Makes Appearance At Mosque In Fallujah….



Via Independent:

The Isis jihadist group appears to have released a new set of images showing a rare public appearance by its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The self-proclaimed “caliph” was last captured on camera in July 2014, when he gave a speech to followers at a mosque in Mosul.

It is impossible to verify the new images, but Isis supporters on social media claim they show Al-Baghdadi speaking to children at a mosque in Fallujah, Iraq.

The risk to the Isis leader’s life is such that he no longer addresses large gatherings. The US has placed a $10 million bounty on his head, making him one of the most wanted terrorists in the world.

If they do show Al-Baghdadi, the new images do not teach us much we didn’t already know about the reclusive militant chief.

Some Isis followers have suggested that a man shown in the far-right on one of the images is the leader’s “double” – a logical safety measure given the number of Isis convoys that have been targeted by international air strikes.

Hillary Slams Bernie Sanders For Saying That Obama “Doesn’t Know What He’s Doing”….

Welcome to bizarro world.

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MSNBC’s Joan Walsh: Hillary Clinton Losing Because Of Racism… Yes, Racism…

No, not sexism.

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