The guys at the National Review hope that Bobby Jindal is right
“Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal expressed optimism for his own presidential campaign in the face of Donald Trump’s surging popularity, calling it a symptom of the early campaign season.
“I think after we get past the summer of silliness and insults, the voters are going to begin to look at who is prepared to do the job,” he told Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week.” “I believe I am the candidate best able to do this job on the first day.”
Like several of his fellow Republican presidential candidates, Jindal said Trump has tapped into “anger” and “frustration” to draw his large crowds.
“What the polls tell me is that nobody really has any real voters right now,” he said.
Several polls indicate Jindal will not be on the prime-time Republican debate stage next month. However, he remains confident he still has ample time to catch fire.”
I am so sick of the Donald that I wish he disappeared. Unfortunately for Bobby Jindal and myself, I do not think Trump is going to disappear overnight. The way that the Donald is going down is the debate. The more debates that the GOP, the Donald will fade into the landscape, but if you do not have debates, the Donald will keep on going because xenophobia that occupies the Republican party does not know any limits. It is because the GOP voters are going through identity crises and are struggling how they fit into multi-racial reality.
The reality is accept that lower birthrates and immigration have made the country more diverse. The reality is to take pride in your culture, but accept other people as well. Embrace Western civilization, but also been develop a keen interest in other cultures and points of view. However, I think these people are have too much tunnel-vision and rather embrace prejudice. And that type of prejudice makes the Donald thrive. ”
But that is not the current state of the GOP and the establishment candidates need to learn how to frame their message about return to sanity and the dangers of xenophobia. And also tell the Christian right is that Jesus did not embrace hatred of people of other races.
We will wait to see if that happens.
The AP reports
“JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican-led Senate appears to have enough support to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill that would enact one of the nation’s strictest limits for unemployment benefits.
Although the legality of the veto override remains in doubt, sponsoring Sen. Mike Kehoe confirmed this past week that he plans to press ahead with the effort, and several senators who were absent when the bill originally passed told The Associated Press that they would support the legislation.
If every senator who originally voted for the bill does so again, the additional votes from the previously absent senators would provide the two-thirds majority needed to successfully override a veto.
The measure would cut the weeks of benefits available for laid-off workers from the current 20, which already ranks as one of the shortest in the nation, to as few as 13, if the statewide unemployment rate remains below 6 percent. Missouri’s jobless rate was 5.8 percent in July.
An unemployment rate of over 9 percent would be needed to receive 20 weeks of benefits under the vetoed bill that links the duration of benefits to the jobless rate.
The bill also would increase the amount that must be in the state’s unemployment fund before the fees are lowered for businesses that contribute to the fund and would add severance pay or termination packages as wages for unemployment aid eligibility purposes”
This is completely heartless bill that does not understand it takes people time to find a job. Even if a person is diligently networking and doing everything right, it still takes time for people to find the right job. Also, people today are economically squeezed to the core and do not have the vast personal savings to save for one to two years employment.
Not everybody lives in house with where they share a room with somebody and has rock bottom rental prices. Not everybody has the ability to obtain special pricing for public transit or qualify for Medicaid benefits because the stupid state government is opposed on conservative.
Even for employers, it creates a more desperate labor market which does help employers weed out bad candidates and let people get time to increase their interview skills and job preparation.
Job hunting take times. I know from my experience that it took me two years to find the right job that barely pays me enough to live on but it is good fit where I am at in my career. Yet, I live in shared housing with ten other people and pay rock bottom prices for the bus because I qualify for disablity pricing.
Other people have rents and kids to feed. They do not have the luxury of bus system that runs frequently in a major metropolitian area or have 700 jobs in Craigslist posting each week. Where I lives, jobs are plenty to be found even though it is very expensive to live there. But there are jobs where I live and lots of jobs.
Most people in Missouri live in small towns where one to three employers make up the major part of the workforce. Due to competitve advantages of free trade, jobs have migrated from small-town factories to overseas factories just because that is how global free trade works. And these towns will have very few openings if that.
In my opinion, given the current nature of labor market, people need to have 52 weeks of unemployment pay and up to 99 weeks during the worst of time. In places like Missouri, people need 52 weeks to find a job and not 13 weeks like the GOP producing. The manfacturing jobs that once drove the state are now gone and it just takes longer to find a lower-paying service sector job. Also, people cannot flee to North Dakota to work in the energy sector because those jobs are disappearing.
The idea of “pull your bootstrap” economy does not exist and not everybody to dig ditches at the local Labor Ready for $7.25 an hour. You cannot also migrate to some other part of the country where the economy is booming because the commodity markets are crashing.
The real way is entirely restructing of the economy and blowing up the giantatic trans-national companies for smaller companies and worker-owned companies. However, until that happens, people are going to need to longer-term unemployment insurance and not this cheap 13 weeks unemployment because being unemployed is considered to be character defect. The reality that the GOP does not admit their part in destroying the manfacturing sector and then denies the people the method to collect on long-term unemployment benefits while they retrain at a community college in some other lower-paying service sector position.
ABC 7 reports
“Police in Newark are investigating a report that rapper DMX was involved in a robbery.
A man, who did not want to be identified, told Eyewitness News that DMX rolled into an Exxon gas station on McCarter Highway in New Jersey around 12:30 a.m. Sunday in four black Cadillac Escalades with an entourage of about 15 people.
“Fans basically surrounding him, they wanted to take a couple pictures with him,” the alleged victim said.
The man told Eyewitness News that his friend walked past DMX and his bodyguards to go into the gas station’s convenience store, but the doors were locked, so they started to walk back. They were then approached by one of DMX’s bodyguards.
“They probably thought we had a gun because he has his hand in his pocket and that’s how people carry if they have one like this,” the alleged victim said. “That’s why he asked him what was in his pocket. Then he was like, ‘Nah, there’s nothing in my pocket’, then he showed him the money.”
That is when the two men claim DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, got a look at the wad of money – $3,200 the alleged victim says was from his just-cashed paycheck – and then snatched it.”
Proves that DMX is always a thug, always a thug. Just like Suge Knight. A Thug for Life.
Not going to jury duty has its price. At least this man found out the hard away via AP
“A Pennsylvania man who skipped out on jury duty 11 times in the last two years has been arrested inside a courthouse while attending a child custody hearing.
Somerset County Judge D. Gregory Geary told 32-year-old Owen Fazenbaker III on Monday that he found it “ironic” that Fazenbaker could find his way to court for that but not for jury duty.
Fazenbaker promised to serve on future juries if the judge would not impose a $500 fine and 10 days in jail for each time he has missed jury duty.
The (Somerset) Daily American reports that the judge said the Stoystown man could avoid a seven-day jail term if he pays a $500 fine.”
Next time, he might reconsider his decision. Really reconsider. $500 is a lot of money for stupid mistake like missing jury duty.
I got this e-mail and I want to share how insane the Tea Party is. But remember all of this fearmongering is only used to raise funds for right-wing causes.
“This is a situation we’ve been watching closely. We have warned you about it many times. Those who choose to ignore it are in for dire consequences.
Martial Law is coming. I can’t repeat that enough. The signs are everywhere. Just open your eyes and look around!
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The latest move is police becoming increasingly militarized against good citizens who firmly believe in the Constitution. They are even receiving strike force training. It’s shocking!
Look at Spokane, Washington. The sheriff came right out and publicly said they have military vehicles because of Constitutionalists and people with guns.
The Spokane police department is preparing for alleged violence from these Patriots who they are deeming terrorists. That is pure insanity!
When I heard this I was floored! That was not all. This same sheriff recently said,
“I, with the stroke of a pen, can affect your freedom and I can take away your life in certain circumstances your rights.”
It’s an outrage alright…but if fits. Clearly the sheriff of Spokane and Obama share the same poison pen.
Obama has been carefully laying out his plans for Martial Law for several years now from the fake cities and training areas across the country to the gun-grabbing, ammo stockpiling, body bag ordering and now even heavily armored ambulances, labeled “tankbulances.”
There’s one in the Bay Area out in California. Guess where they got the money to do that? Department of Homeland Security. $200,000 bucks.
If you’re thinking, “Well that is understandable, they need something in times or unrest” then here’s something that will make your skin crawl.
That “tankbulance” has 11 gun ports, a roof hatch with a rotating gun turret and a battering ram capable of deploying incapacitating gas.
What has America come to? If you weren’t worried about Martial Law before by God I hope you are now.
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I told this these guys are nuts
CBS News reports
“A day after suicide bombers attacked a pair of mosques in the Yemeni capital, the U.S. military decided to pull the remainder of its troops out of the rapidly fragmenting nation, CBS News confirmed Saturday.A
A purported affiliate of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, claimed responsibility for the bombings, which also wounded 357 people – raising the alarming possibility the extremist group has expanded its presence to Yemen after already setting up a branch in Libya. Earlier this week, the group claimed responsibility for a bloody attack on Western tourists in Tunisia that authorities said was carried out by militants trained in Libya”
After this event, it seems that the entire Middle East is in a state of chaos. ISIS is in a war in Iraq. There is Syria vs ISIS. Shite vs Sunni (forgot about: ISIS). Egypt Vs Muslism Brotherhood. Libya is in shreds.
What is going on there. Is this all due to exclusively due to US imperalism. The answer is “Yes, but”.
The reality is that the Middle East has a huge difficulty in establishing democratic instutitions because the Islamic culture is heavily grounded in authortain governments. For the last 1300 years, the Arab Middle East has been control by a small number of rulers from tribal ruling families to the Ottoman leaders. Despite the Western incursion into the Middle East, it was the West who try to introduce democratic governments to the Middle East.
However, the main problem was the West was not interested in developing home-grown democratic institutions in the Middle East. It was interested in getting regimes that were going to Western industries cheap access to resources and goods at the expense of developing home-grown democratic movements. Instead, the West try to prop up leaders through “democratic methods” to gain control to resources. A home-grown democratic movement might want to collectivize the industry and not let Western oil extractors share in the wealth. Therefore, it was better to follow with the ages-long tradiiton of following
So what is going in Yemen. It is the failure to develop national home-grown democratic movements at the expense of getting rulers that will do exactly what it will say on battiling terrorism. The US’s logic is that terrorists must be prevented at all costs because it would have huge, huge indirect costs to economy based on the psychological fear factor. Therefore, the US is willing to spend billions on buying off leaders to do what it is says so it can control those leaders and bomb terrorists who have remote interest in attacking the “Fortress America” which can not handle a terrorist attack because it would be considered to show American leadership be weak by not protecting the “homeland”.
Instead of eradicating the terrorists, we get what we opposite desire. Instead of trying to deeply understanding Yemani culture and understand the deep rifts between Sunni and Shia, our leadership ignores those division and just bombs random terrorists. The way to eradicate the terrorists is to learn the process of restorative justice and bring the Sunnis and Shias to the table for reconciliation.
It is not sexy as taking a UAV and bombing a few random rag-tag unemployed Arab males who join Al-Queda for sense of adventure and pay check. The best way to be in the Middle East is the country that brings people together and negotiate peace. Like the Good Friday agreement and resolving the conflict in Bosina, the US has recent track record for peacemaking. However, the Bush administration and its warmongering left an entire generation leaders who know nothing about force and hard diplomacy to resolve situtations.
And this is a backdrop why some Yemenis lose their lives because the US just does not understand soft diplomacy and really does not reward it. Yes, enemies like ISIS need to dealt with brute force, but most conflicts are handled through diplomacy and restorative justice. Not through by employing a some video-game jockey who gets paid to do his thrill by running UAV and targets some raghead terrorists that were really disillusioned Arab males
NBC News reports
“A pregnant woman who had her unborn fetus viciously cut from her womb pleaded for help with police in a chilling 911 call released by authorities Thursday.
“I’m pregnant. She cut me in my stomach — I’m afraid,” the woman, who has not been identified by police, says in the call released by the Longmont Police Department in Colorado.
The 26-year-old woman was attacked after responding to a Craigslist ad for baby clothes posted by a stranger, police said Wednesday.
Police found her in the basement of an apartment, beaten, stabbed and with her baby removed from her womb. She had been seven months pregnant.
When the dispatcher asks the woman if her attacker had any weapons besides a knife, she says she was also stabbed with “two broken glasses” and the assault occurred as she had to tried to leave.
“Please come. I’m bleeding out,” the woman says in the 911 call as the dispatcher tells her to stay awake.
During the call the woman hears a doorbell ring and asks the dispatcher if it’s the responding officers. She was too weak to let them in, but the officers were able to gain entry and find the bleeding woman.
“Yes! They’re here. They’re here,” she says.
The suspect, Dynel Catrece Lane, 34, showed up at a local hospital later Wednesday evening with a dead fetus, claiming to have had a miscarriage. She was arrested and is facing charges of first-degree attempted murder, assault and child abuse, according to police.
The victim was taken hours earlier to the same hospital where Lane took the child and underwent surgery. Police said the woman “is recovering.”
“She is alert, answering questions and is with family,” Longmont Police Department Commander Jeffrey Satur said.”
What a psycho. I mean who cuts open mother’s womb. This is a case of sociopath at its worst. The women who did this should be confined to a mental hospitial for the rest of her life and not be able to released.