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Please, please, let this be true! Whoever the Democrats run will be sporting this look:

Thank you, Triana. I'm going to share this with a lot of people and legislators. The theft must end.

Hey, Rush:


Gotta watch his ass. Big as the moon, hard to miss. Returning his volley, NSFW:

A response to the man (?) who brought public discourse to depths no sewer has seen before.

Okay, but '...Nelson ruled jurors should hear about the defendant's criminal justice studies...'

What about his lengthy criminal charging record, even though he wasn't jailed?

A background check into that should be heard to give the jury an idea of the kind of behavior Z indulged in before, and it's not pretty. I see Z as a long-time criminal who got away with a lot and he didn't stop doing things that showed he was untrustworthy after arrest, either.

He had no business with a CCW or working to become a policeman with his background. Can you imagine the body count if he was granted the power to act 'under color of law?'

Color of law

The appearance of a legal right.

The act of a state officer, regardless of whether or not the act is within the limits of his or her authority, is considered an act under color of law if the officer purports to be conducting himself or herself in the course of official duties.

Under the civil rights act of 1871 (42 U.S.C.A. Section 1983), color of law is synonymous with State Action, which is conduct by an officer that bears a sufficiently close nexus to a state so that the action is treated as though it is by the state.

color of law n. the appearance of an act being performed based upon legal right or enforcement of statute, when in reality no such right exists. An outstanding example is found in the civil rights acts which penalize law enforcement officers for violating civil rights by making arrests "under color of law" of peaceful protestors or to disrupt voter registration. It could apply to phony traffic arrests in order to raise revenue from fines or extort payoffs to forget the ticket.

See: Ku Klux Klan Act



P. S. The KKK Act is interesting.

What's more serious is this:

Wow. TX Legislators are pulling some nefarious, undemocratic shit RIGHT NOW!


From the link on the OP:


NEW UPDATE: There are between 500 to 1,000 anti-choice people here in the Capitol wearing blue. They are carrying signs and singing church songs.

For reasons that will soon become clear, the chairman of the committee reserved a room for the hearing that only holds 100 people. That information was apparently given to the blue people before the public got it. They have filled the room.

On top of that, the Governor has reserved every damn meeting room in the Capitol for the entire month. So, we have no where to go.

We are told we will get a room eventually...

I've seen this happen when ALEC bills were being rammed through where I live now. In a blue state. Those who have a stake in the legislation are not given a place to be, and I've even seen the packing the room tactic used in court cases as well as in the legislature.

In one of the many cases resisting an ALEC scheme, monied group picked up homeless people off the streets with promises of a lunch if they would sit in a courtroom. Maybe they were told it was for some cause to help the downtrodden who were about to be made homeless by the very people who picked them up but they could not have known that.

They didn't know what it was about, only that it was part of getting a meal. But it was done to deny the opposing side a place to be and a chance to testify. Just as being done here, one side speaks but by crowd control, the other is not.

The ones who are making the corporatist actions control the playing field and those who oppose, who will be gravely harmed, are kept waiting at the door or sent away. And the most outrageous and demented things have been said and done, even with thousands resisting. Literal grassroots with calling, going door to door, meeting with groups in the subject area, experts with long history of all venues, and they are not listened to.

The only thing that kept the GOP who were pushing the actions, were those old 'weak and spineless' Democrats. And they all were subjected to stuff that made Wendy's time in the capitol look like a Quinceañera.

You cannot underestimate the perfidity and corrupt practices of a Repugnant. It's like entering the Twilight Zone with them. An unusual take on why from another DUer:

Republicans serve The Beast:

From the dawn of mankind they are the regressive element that's been holding back and destroying our civilization. They nourish other-dimensional entities that feed on misery, pain, and chaos.

Republicans are their minions, and hope to share in these entities' power, or be spared the pain.

But The Beast never shares; The Beast never spares.

Color me pragmatic. I'm not interested in trials of these gadflies. I want private contracts gone,

unless they're vetted and regulated to the maximum.

We do have a member claiming to work for the company Snowden was with. He presented a graph to show government contracts were a small part of their firm and were not operating like dingbats.

I still see Kochoctopus dollars by default in this case, since the main beneficiaries of these manufactured media outrages are Koch interests. On most of my search page this story is the number one result, even if asking for a map. Those are always paid for, commercial links at the top and that kind of media saturation is not an accident.

The Kochoctopus plays to both sides of the aisle, they always have. They have what will tantalize the left and the right, to manipulate elections so that the result benefits their scheme for America. It's a long term plan, these stories are the wink of an eye in comparison to the historical narrative posted here on DU. There is a video and a transcipt here:

Thom Hartmann: Conservative Millennials, Boomers & Libertarians all being Conned


Anyone who thinks there isn't any big money at play here, I have this for you might like to purchase, which is in place on the right coast:

And now we've gone back to most, if not all, youtube ads on videos asking if it's:

Time To Impeach Obama?

Anyone thinks that's a grassroots uprising of discontent, and not a well-financed media campaign, well I have a second offer for you to buy on the left coast:

This thread shows the Kochoctopus got into GG's britches. Look to the source, always, or follow the money. The biggest money in any situation sets the agenda. The Koch brothers are not interested in our democracy:

America is Under Siege As The Koch Brothers Look to Replace The Constitution

By: RmuseJun. 30th, 2013

In military parlance, a siege is a form of constant, low-intensity conflict with the intent of conquering, by attrition and sustained assaults, an enemy holding a static defensive position with no means of escape or chance of marshaling assistance from outside forces. Siege warfare can last months, and even years, but if the attackers are patient and keep up constant pressure, the final defeat of the besieged is swift and extremely violent as the attackers take out their rage on the vanquished for not surrendering at the start of the war. For thirty years, Republicans have besieged 98% of the population with constant, and sometimes, low-intensity conflict that is reaching fruition and threatens to usher in a swift and violent end for most Americans at the behest of corporate and theocratic factions.

It is no longer a question of how or why Republicans are imposing corporatism and theocratic laws on the American people, but when they will finally transform this once democratic nation into a fascist state under authority of plutocrats and theocrats. The bad news is that America is one election away from total dominance by the Koch brothers billionaire club and religious extremists on the verge of replacing the Constitution with the bible and Milton Freidman’s manifesto “Capitalism and Freedom.” In fact, in preparation for oligarchs and theocrats ascendance to unchallenged authority to reign over the people, Republicans are eliminating the last vestiges of democracy, economic independence, and freedom from religion as they openly oppose the Constitution in their final push toward fascism.

The truth is that Republicans have panted to destroy New Deal protections for 80 years, but it was during the Reagan administration they began their siege in earnest and started transferring the nation’s wealth to plutocrats in the banking and financial industry. It was also the era the religious right gained unfettered access to the halls of Congress that is culminating in a blatant push toward rule by religious edict. Over the past four years, Republicans have tapped into racial animus rampant in a large segment of the population to garner support to give inordinate power to corporations with assistance from the Koch-influenced Supreme Court that gave corporations power over free and fair elections. Events of the past few weeks revealed that Republicans have now abandoned any pretense of governing for the people, and they are blatantly advocating for theocracy and corporatocracy.

It can no longer be argued that Republicans are not deliberately creating poverty to make room for tax benefits for the rich. In North Carolina, Republicans increased poverty by becoming the first of many Republican states to eliminate unemployment benefits despite the state has the fifth highest unemployment rate in the nation. North Carolina Republicans also are amending the state constitution to permanently make it a “right to work” (for less) state to keep corporate profits high and worker wages at poverty level that is a trend in Republican-controlled states. The Republicans’ goal is not to encourage hiring, but to increase corporate profits and produce a population barely surviving on less-than subsistence wages...

More at the link and worth the read:


One of my former feline companions had little patience for games with feathers, string and other shiny objects. Instead of going for the toy that was supposed to be tantalizing her and using up her energy, she went for the source. The hand. With her claws fully extended. The hand quit.

I don't believe in media bullshit, either. And don't know why folks don't think two steps ahead, reasons, purpose, intent. It keeps people who claim to have more knowledge and intelligence than others running their mouths. Data or knowledge and intelligence, are not synonymous.

So they run around in panic, as the media intended. That panic leads them to bit the others nearby in a rush for survival. That is not what is going on in the world. It is not B & W like old movies and television. We should always look to the source, the why and for what reason and the effects of all that is being presented to us. Sometimes it leads right back to that hand.

Because values we prize, like altruism, equality and democracy are not a function of capitalism nor is it in the news. Cable television news shows don't have to obey FCC rules about operating in the public interest. They operate solely for private interests that don't care about our right or our lives.

Wait! Wait! I thought Obama demanded he be drawn and quartered, and his head put on a stake!

I'm sure I read that somewhere. Thank goodness for the Eighth Amendment!

OTOH, Obama is being very disrespectful by calling him a hacker. How dare he?

Well, there's always BENGHAZI !!111!

Wait! Wait! I found our savior following links. This guy is gonna fix everything, and he's close by!

Now that's a man you can count on!!

GG's book or film deal on this circus may have fallen through. ES isn't doing the job intended:

Because those thousands of people in Texas didn't stay home and weep about him and see his shenanigans as more vital their rights.

Instead they went to the capitol to resist the Koch brothers plans to steal women's rights to privacy and basic liberties away.

For media produced heroes, we already got a full serving of that when they created the Tea Party in 2010 for the Koches.

This is the next phase of Tea Party Two to repeat 2010 in 2014. Some have wised up and aren't going to buy into the ratfucking script this time.

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