Coming on the heels of a massive bombshell that exposed the Chicago Police Department (CPD) in allegedly operating a “black site,” two former DOJ officials are calling on the Justice Department to investigate, reported The Guardian.
The “black site,” which is located on Homan Square on Chicago’s west side, is a secretive warehouse where Chicago police officers would allegedly hold suspects captive, off-record and without legal counsel, for several hours at a time. Former DOJ civil rights official Sam Bagenstos said the allegations of a CPD black site “raised concerns about ‘a possible pattern or practice of violations of the fourth and fifth amendments.’”
Friday, February 27, 2015
The Economic Policy Institute recently published this sobering piece, Even the Most Educated Workers Have Declining Wages
Here’s the part all of you fellow white-collar workers – and especially those of you who dismiss or deride the concerns about minimum and living wages – need to read and understand:
“The workers with the credential that should be in high demand—four-year college graduates—have not done that well, especially in the last year. In fact, among education categories, the greatest real wage losses between 2013 and 2014 were among those with a college or advanced degree.”
Rep. Barry Loudermilk, a Georgia Republican who recently became the chair of a key congressional subcommittee on science and technology, didn't vaccinate most of his children, he told a crowd at his first town hall meeting last week.
Loudermilk was responding to a woman who asked whether he'd be looking into (discredited) allegations that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had covered up information linking vaccines to autism. He responded with a rather unscientific personal anecdote: "I believe it's the parents' decision whether to immunize or not...Most of our children, we didn't immunize. They're healthy."
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Ted Cruz had the nerve to try to make demands to the President of the United States in the White House, and was immediately shot down. Ted Cruz thought that his grandstanding ACA lies would work on Obama, and by his own admission, was swatted away by the president.
Cruz is supposed to be the new leader of the Republican Party, but he couldn’t hold a serious discussion without resorting to his same old debunked Obamacare talking points. Ted Cruz isn’t a leader. He is an empty suit. President Obama must have had a difficult time keeping a straight face while Cruz claimed that the ACA was killing jobs, full time employment, and healthcare.
Addicting Info – Texas Secessionists Shocked That Feds Raided Their Revolution-Planning Meeting (VIDEO)
A group of Texas secessionists just can’t understand why law enforcement busted up their monthly revolution-planning meeting. “We had no idea what was going on,” said John Jarnecke, “President” of the “Republic of Texas.” He claimed, “We knew of nothing that would warrant such an action.”
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
So tell me, Republicans, how does it make sense to deport people like Anna, split her up from her parents, when all they want to do is contribute to the country that they love. How does it make sense?
How does it make sense? Because you're too incompetent to hold a vote on your immigration plan? You want to kick people out of the country? Put it to a vote! Let's go. You want to deport 11 million people? Put it to a vote. Don't hide behind the Homeland Security Bill, holding the President's work hostage. You never did it to the other presidents.
Our national security is at stake, our family values are at stake. And our economy is at stake here. So get over the fact that you don't like the president. We get it. You couldn't beat him. Too bad for you. But you're in charge here, in the Senate. Do your job! Bring an immigration bill to the floor. Let's let this Homeland Security Bill go. It's a bipartisan bill. It's funding for the most important thing we're doing today. Let it go. Don't hold it hostage to your hatred of this president, and I use that word because that's what I think. That's what I think….
“I was always annoyed with it in Congress because we had an anti-war unofficial group, a few libertarian Republicans and generally the Black Caucus and others did not — they are really against war because they want all of that money to go to food stamps for people here,” Paul told Rockwell.
Living amongst his supporters, as I do, is not something I'd wish on my own worst enemy.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
As for Obama’s infrequent church attendance contributing to confusion, it’s worth noting that Reagan didn’t join a congregation during his two terms, and the Republican icon rarely attended services. In fact, Fred Barnes, of all people, asked Reagan to explain himself on the matter in a 1984 debate.And given the number of whack jobs taking pot shots at the White House, climbing the fence, and shouting "you're a liar" in the
“The answer to your question is very simple about why I don’t go to church. I have gone to church regularly all my life, and I started to here in Washington. And now, in the position I hold and in the world in which we live, where Embassies do get blown up in Beirut … but I pose a threat to several hundred people if I go to church.
During the presidential election, many candidates in the Republican Party promised to enact a fair and such a simple tax system that it would fit on the back of a post card. Republicans, like many Libertarians, like to propose a flat-rate tax where everyone pays the same percentage of their income and that would be considered the “fairest way of taxation.”
The ideology of a flat-rate tax may seem perfect on the surface to many people, but when you look at it a little deeper and examine some statistics, you will find that a flat-rate tax is another scam that benefits the rich who will pay less taxes and will only hurts working-class people.