Monday, July 11, 2016

Can John McCain survive the Year of Trump?

John McCain  & The year of Trump. 



Can John McCain survive the Year of Trump?

This Is the Sound of Two Black Holes Colliding | Mother Jones

Kasich lost GOP nomination, but now he’s finding a moment - The Washington Post

Kasich refuses to support Trump and looks to the future.

Kasich lost GOP nomination, but now he’s finding a moment - The Washington Post

College-Educated White People Put Hole In Trump Coalition

Trump's Fail: College educated voters reject Trump!



College-Educated White People Put Hole In Trump Coalition

Gov. Abbott severely burned in accident; could miss GOP convention | abc13.com

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott likely to miss GOP convention due to burns from accident.



Gov. Abbott severely burned in accident; could miss GOP convention | abc13.com

Sunday, July 10, 2016

How and why Dallas police decided to use a bomb to end the standoff with lone gunman | Dallas Morning News

In an unusual move Dallas police used a remote controlled bomb to end the standoff with the one gunman which had the objective of killing as many officers as possible.



How and why Dallas police decided to use a bomb to end the standoff with lone gunman | Dallas Morning News

Texas Congressman Warns Against “Gay Space Colonies” to Prevent the Apocalypse | Inverse

In Sunday Funnies we go back to May of this year. My Congressman, expert at only getting reelected doesn't understand much of anything about anything, genetics being one, but that doesn't keep him from speaking expansively about everything. In today's segment, he, "Warns Against Gay Space Colonies," I imagine if we could build the ship we could take enough genetic material: sperm,  frozen embryos etc to keep a little diversity in the human race.



Texas Congressman Warns Against “Gay Space Colonies” to Prevent the Apocalypse | Inverse

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Philando Castile, school cafeteria worker, told kids to eat their veggies. Now he’s gone. - Vox

Vox - One or two bad apples can spoil the barrel. Philando Castle should be alive today but he's not because of that bad apple. No wonder there is anger and fear in minority communities in America? I prefer farm life. I mostly deal with cattle, since I no longer teach in a public school. If I'm in my farm truck I'll have a couple of guns. One for snakes, either a 22 with a clip or a 410 single barrel. Or maybe I'll have another shotgun and a real rifle for feral hogs. None hold more than ten in the clip. Mr. Castle was killed for much less than just possessing a gun and I've read he had a permit. He was murdered.



Philando Castile, school cafeteria worker, told kids to eat their veggies. Now he’s gone. - Vox

Friday, July 8, 2016

TIMELINE: How The Deadly Shooting Of Police Officers In Dallas Unfolded

5 Police Officers Killed By Snipers At Scene Of Dallas BLM Protest

At least two snipers took advantage of a protest against recent shootings by police to ambush and kill five
Dallas police officers from elevated sniper positions.

5 Police Officers Killed By Snipers At Scene Of Dallas BLM Protest

The Brief: At Least 5 Officers Killed in Dallas Attack | The Texas Tribune

 Greg Abbott Governor of Texas even noted we need to unite as Americans. It's about time Governor Abbott



The Brief: At Least 5 Officers Killed in Dallas Attack | The Texas Tribune

Dallas sniper attack: 5 officers killed during protests against police - CNN.com

At least five officers reportedly have been killed during a protest against police use of deadly force. I'm not going to speculate much about this but a couple of the shooters were well armed. One or more had large capacity magazines and were in an elevated position acting as snipers shooting at unsuspecting police. Protestors and police scattered before police advanced upon the shooters. The total number of gunmen has not been released at this time or the total number of injured.



Dallas sniper attack: 5 officers killed during protests against police - CNN.com

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Trump, Dominance Politics and the Limits of the Bullshit Production Model

The Trump model of operating a campaign may have worked for the primaries on one side of the isle but today even with Republicans especially U.S.Senators failed. I'm predicting a huge loss for him in the General Election. I may get a passport and search for a safe place to get away from here if his awfulness actually gets elected just in case. I'm not sure he is sane.



Trump, Dominance Politics and the Limits of the Bullshit Production Model

Aftermath Of Man's Fatal Police Shooting Captured On Video By Girlfriend

A broken taillight another police shooting. Talking Points Memo. Here's the link.



Aftermath Of Man's Fatal Police Shooting Captured On Video By Girlfriend

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

James Comey’s abuse of power - The Washington Post

Comey's entire statement is a few posts down. If he needed to make a statement at all, maybe he should have just said the FBI would not be recommending charges. Then added a couple more sentences and left it at that. The speculations and criticisms which he leveled against Ms Clinton were completely uncalled for.


James Comey’s abuse of power - The Washington Post

Washington Monthly | Trump is Mishandling the Clinton Email Controversy

Martin Longman on, 'Trump's Mishandling of the Clinton E-mail Controversy.'



Washington Monthly | Trump is Mishandling the Clinton Email Controversy

Washington Monthly | Yesterday Was a Microcosm of the 2016 Presidential Race

 July 5th 2016, "Was a Microcosm of the 2016 Presidential Race." The Washington Monthly



Washington Monthly | Yesterday Was a Microcosm of the 2016 Presidential Race

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Don't blame oil prices for budget woes





Don't blame oil prices for budget woes

The 10 biggest things we learned from the FBI’s Clinton email investigation | PBS NewsHour

What, "We learned from the FBI's Clinton email investigation - PBS NewsHour." LISA DESJARDINS.

The 10 biggest things we learned from the FBI’s Clinton email investigation | PBS NewsHour

Donald Trump's Love Affair With White Supremacists | Mother Jones

We Have the Final Word; And It Was Friggin' Obvious

The final word legally speaking however Republicans who want to believe otherwise will never be convinced.



We Have the Final Word; And It Was Friggin' Obvious

FBI — Statement by FBI Director James B. Comey on the Investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Use of a Personal E-Mail System

Opponents of Hillary Clinton will be disappointed that the FBI Director doesn't recommend any charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private E-mail server /servers / system.



FBI — Statement by FBI Director James B. Comey on the Investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Use of a Personal E-Mail System

Three polling-related observations

I'm not predicting that Texas will turn Blue in one cycle. I am predicting that some down ballot Republicans are going to see surprising defeats here though. Charles Kuffner has some observations related to this topic.



Three polling-related observations

Analysis: Abortion Stats Reveal Texas Lawmakers' True Intentions | The Texas Tribune

Abortion Stats Reveal Texas Lawmakers' True Intentions - The Texas Tribune, Ross Ramsey



Analysis: Abortion Stats Reveal Texas Lawmakers' True Intentions | The Texas Tribune

Business pessimism 'doubles after Brexit vote' - BBC News

Business pessimism 'doubles after Brexit vote' - according to BBC News - Helen Thomas



Business pessimism 'doubles after Brexit vote' - BBC News

Medina explosion: Suicide bombing near Saudi holy site - BBC News

Suicide bombing near Saudi holy site in Medina.



Medina explosion: Suicide bombing near Saudi holy site - BBC News

Monday, July 4, 2016

A Brief History of America's Private Prison Industry | Mother Jones

A timeline summary of the, "History of America's Private Prison Industry."


A Brief History of America's Private Prison Industry | Mother Jones

How you can tell a Trump or a Clinton supporter based on TV shows and restaurants they like - LA Times

From the LA Times: I believe this has more to do with rural versus urban living more than anything else but is interesting nevertheless.



How you can tell a Trump or a Clinton supporter based on TV shows and restaurants they like - LA Times: How you can tell a Trump or a Clinton supporter based on TV shows and restaurants they like.

Republicans want a do-over: The GOP finds itself trapped in the date from hell - Salon.com

 This article from Salon.com first appeared on BillMoyers.com. Republicans want a do-over: Donald Trump, the date from Hell.



Republicans want a do-over: The GOP finds itself trapped in the date from hell - Salon.com

Washington Monthly | Kansas’ Experiment in Right-Wing Economics Is Still Failing Miserably

"Right-Wing Economics Is Still Failing Miserably," in Kansas.



Washington Monthly | Kansas’ Experiment in Right-Wing Economics Is Still Failing Miserably