Mass murder. A hate crime. Horrific. Unbelievable. Fortunately everybody is rallying around the LGBT community, not just here but around the world.
This must stop.
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Samantha Bee has one of the best responses on Orlando. “Full Frontal.”
Yes, it must stop but it isn’t going to. It’s our “brave new world” and it’s turning into a very scary place.
The more info we get about this horrific event the more bizarre it is becoming.
Based on what I’ve heard, I think the wife should be arrested, tried, and jailed. She may be cooperating, but she could have prevented it. If only people would get their heads out of their assws, they would vote down the NRA Republicans who allow this to happen.
Some good that might come out of this tragedy in Orlando: Americans on the whole embracing the victims. As the murders at Mother Emmanuel made the confederate flag and racism verboten in South Carolina (for a brief patch, anyway, I hear the confederate flag is in heavy display at Trump rallies).
These victims were LGBT. They were also dearly loved by their families, coworkers, and those they came into contact with. LA Times had capsules on the victims; I noticed how many were described as really positive. Because, they were brave and honest and embraced life.
Seems like the youngest victim might have been an 18 year old woman, a star basketball player from a small school in Pennsylvania, who was to start college on a sports scholarship.
Some people are still very small minded, but how many others are like: that could have been my son or daughter or grandchild, out at that club.
I agree that his wife should be tried and jailed. What she did, or didn’t do, was criminal. And I agree that this is rallying the American public around the LGBT community. If you feel uncomfortable seeing two guys kissing in public, get over it. I don’t like any PDAs other than the kiss cam at sporting events, it’s not worth something to get worked up over.
Maybe now they’ll show two gays kissing on the kiss cam at sporting events. Wouldn’t that be something!
The Rooskies hacked into the DNC’s server. Nabbed the Trump oppo research. Didn’t help that the chairwoman’s password was: “Hillary 2016!” 😉
John McCain is not a maverick anymore. He is a fish flopping in the political breeze. He’s very worried about his re-election campaign in Arizona. His endorsement of Trump is a classic case of Republican “suck your Johnson” in hopes of pleasing his base. No, I’m not voting for him and I hope he gets beat by the rookie candidate.
Bev, he’s also received more money from the gun lobby than any other senator.
Disappointing that Bernie didn’t take part in the filibuster.
Maybe Bernie was’t all that people hoped he was.
Happy Father’s Day to any and all dads and uncles out there. For most of us, our dad is a treasured memory, but they live every day, in our hearts.
Hope Sunday is good to you. Ciao.
And a happy Sunday to you too! 🙂
Thank you Sra Dog. They do live on. I am constantly grateful for all the things my dad taught me.
In addition to Father’s Day, this is Juneteenth!
D- just read on Huff Post that your Gov educated Trump on how to respond to a mass shooting. Good job, Gov H.
Gov H should have smoked a doobie first, they sell em on street corners there.
I don’t recall Hickenlooper saying that if there were more drunk people with guns in the club the outcome would have been better. I guess this takes him out of the veepstakes (though he’s been mentioned):
So who’s it gonna be?
I don’t think it’s gonna be Bennet. He’s campaigning hard to retain his senate seat. So are the Republicans.
Clinton campaign is blanking the airwaves here showing her softer side in an effort to get her unfavorables down. I wonder if she’s doing this elsewhere or just in swing states.
Ok, you made me look. The Huffpo piece was on how Hick slammed Trump. How is it educating him?
Solstice and full moon!
What a surprise, Trump was a client of Roy Cohn
Party matters, proud to call myself a Democrat!
Saw a bit of the Hillary speech today. She’s definitely channeling Bernie and Elizabeth Warren. Good on her.
I’m not so sure her campaign’s strategy of running a lot of ads in Colorado and other swing states is smart. Trump isn’t running any, so hers are the only ones that get fact checked and the fact checking ain’t good. Everything from “exaggerating” to “false” to “pants on fire.”
Rachel just reported Warren is being vetted. Thoughts?
Warren & Clinton are oil and water. And she grabs too much spotlight for Hillary. But she could be the bad cop for the campaign.
Sucks to be Paul Ryan…
I very much think Warren could very much play the same role for Hillary that Biden plays for Oboma
I’m beginning to think taking back the House is doable. With the refusal of the Republicans to go along with a common sense gun measure like “no fly – no buy” and around 90% of the public thinking it’s a good idea, one wonders.
Paul Ryan saying the sit-in was a “publicity stunt” is an insult. Anything Rep. John Lewis is involved in shouldn’t be considered a publicity stunt. If Ryan was alive in ’65 he probably would have thought the March from Selma to Montgomery was a publicity stunt.
If not take it, severely reduce their lead.
If the Democrats don’t use this to turn out the vote, they deserve what they get.
This can’t be good:
Wonder if Trump is exploiting it yet.
Nothing new to see here, this is a nothing d.
Is that true, that Hillary’s ads running in Colorado are full of lies? Who is doing the fact-checking?
Proud of the House Dems for the sit-in. Take it to the Republicans. Of course, the MSM will be in a sad because people are being mean to that nice, wonky Paul Ryan.
Politifact and the local news outlets.
RE Warren: I love her, and would be thrilled to see her anywhere. If it’s what it takes to get Hillary over the finish line, I am great with it. A lot of people don’t like taking such a good Senator out of her office, though. Would love to learn if Wall Street prefers Warren as Senator or VP.
I like what I’ve heard about Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor. Sounds like he’d be great, and he’s a lot more experienced than either Castro brother.
Main thing, Hillary needs to WIN. And I see how negative the mainstream press is about her. Which is unfair. And, very honestly, unprofessional.
D, unless she gets indicted there is no story.
1. This is the State Dept. investigation. FBI still going on.
2. They say her actions resulted in breaking the law.
I think what Hillary needs to be concerned about now is the U.K. leaving the E.U.
This wave of nationalism has to be a concern in her race against Trump.
The rise of nationalism around the world is troubling, you can’t turn back time.
I am thinking there are likely to be a lot of negative repercussions to the Brexit. Plus, Trump is a fatally flawed candidate.
I like our chances with Hillary a lot more than with Bernie (as right as he is on the inequality and self-dealing by the banksters). Hillary needs to channel Eleanor Roosevelt more and Robert Rubin/Lawrence Summers less, is true.
But: who here thinks Trump will be the GOP nominee as voters start early voting? I think he might take a flyer by then, or get pushed out.
The nationalism is a concern; a lot of this is disgust with elites’ self-serving and fear of immigration (more on the cultural and economic assimilation front than terrorism, although that’s in play too), coupled with the middle class getting hollowed out (maybe more in the US and Britain than elsewhere, although I don’t know). South America has its own disruptiveness going on.
I guess we will all feel a bit whiplashed as we get closer to November.
Any way, no way a world you would turn over to Trump, or any of the Repbuplicans. We can win this.
I’m trying to understand the Leave vs. the Stay in Britain. Obviously, they left. I’ve been reading the pro and cons of the issue and what will change. I’m still trying to understand. Donald claims that it will give him more business in Scotland, but aren’t they ready to leave also. He also said that America will do the same. I assume he’s talking about voting him in office. Very confusing since I don’t have a clear understanding of the EU.
Elizabeth Warren would be great but I’m not sure if she’s VP material. Perhaps those who may vote for Hillary instead of Donald will have a problem with two very strong women on the same ticket. Or this could be our Brexit for kissing Donald good bye for good.
Bev, I think it all comes down to a fear of immigrants. The breakdown on the vote by age was very interesting. Young people overwhelming voted to stay in the EU, older people, not so much.
President Obama Designates Stonewall National Monument
Marriage Equality, 1 year old today!
I predict Scott Brown will be the pig’s running mate.
Even with 8 members, the Supreme Court can get something done right for women.
bev: there is never a day I am not glad Antonin Scalia is dead. This is the dam breaking after a very bad actor was removed.
Nice thing about being an atheist, no guilt when you’re glad someone is dead.
Just curious, what does being an atheist have to do with guilt when you’re glad someone is dead?
PS: I would love to see Justice Barack Obama one of these days, in the event he would like to take on the duties.
Justice Obama. Has a nice ring to it doesn’t it?
He would definitely be an asset to the court. However, not everyone would be in favor – too bad, their loss.
I just an email from the Sanders’ campaign asking for a contribution to help pay the cost of some his delegates to attend the convention. Sad.
Is it any more sad that in exchange for concession Hillary asked Obama to help pay off her campaign debt?
The Sanders campaign’s position has always go to small donors rather than be beholden to the fat cats. Haven’t you been paying attention?
Ego run amok.
I am without ego, I’m the poster child for humility.
Glad to see you two are getting along.
when do we not get along?
Happy Fourth of July weekend, all.
Back at ya dog, I’m flying down to West Palm tomorrow to do the family thing, back in Atlanta on Wend for a few days of staycation.
New thread – Happy 4th of July
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