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Thursday, July 16, 2015

TPI Morning Gazette: Duggars, Trump, Cotton "Monkey Man"

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The Learning Channel folds the Matunity ward on the Duggars.

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Arkansas's Tom Cotton is a former army officer who served in combat units across Bush's war theaters. He managed to out politic his opposition to secure a seat on the US Senate, but Scott apparently has a knowledge void that is both telling and sad. He has fought enemies in parts of the world without possessing an "Officer and A Gentleman's" level of knowledge of theater geography and nation capitols.

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Tom Cotton shows his foreign policy knowledge with a lesson in geography any 5th grader would be ashamed of.
Posted by If You Only News on Thursday, July 16, 2015
We certain do not expect all US politicians to know world geography with an ability to extemporaneous recite nation's capitols, but to blow it on Iran's capitol city?   We think the very under-educated Scott Walker knows the capitol of Iran.

How do you feel about the prospect your wife, daughter, mother or grandmother receives less pay than her male coworkers with no redeeming rationale for the inequity. There is a real prospect it is happening, has been longstanding and will not relinquish its male "good ol boy" genesis without a world wide intervention. 

Well, let's be fair half the nations depicted in the following graphic need to work to being pay inequity into the 21st Century.

Wage gap data is for full-time employees and is defined as the difference between male and female median wages divided by male median wages. (OECD)
 If you recall President Obama's first official act after moving to the Oal Office in 2009 was to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay ActOver the course of Obama's time in office, we haven't found one indication the GOP has any level of empathy regarding fair pay and equitable pay for women.

April 2014

Senate Republicans reject equal pay bill - Washington Post

September 2014

Republicans Unanimously Block Equal Pay Bill ...

An absence of conservatives......

Last week the National Council of La Raza held its annual conference. After Reince Priebus's apparently insincere comments after the 2012 general election loss to Barack Obama, his party needs a lobotomy to posture for the future. Well, Preibus was either totally naive in his proclamation-like suggestion or Preibus has been thwarted like a scurrying pest by the core of his party (and its ideology). Donald Trumps anti-immigrant/ anti-Mexico message truly speaks to the core values of the GOP as evidenced by his nascent lead in public opinion poling among Republicans. 

Additional evidence of Priebus's failed grip on key matters related to US conservatism ad his party is his lack of ability to have any current presidential candidate attend the La Raza conference. Both political parties need the Latino vote to win national elections. the fact that Latino population in California has surpassed white population is an indicator of the significance of that segment of the voting public. Yet, not one GOP top candidate attended and event; an indication of disdain for a populace and an indicator of a party with 92% white membership.

On the other side of the political spectrum: 

Democrats at NCLR — Clinton, O’Malley, and Sanders attended, as did HUD Secretary Julian Castro — were quick to remind the audience of Trump’s comments and paint them as representative of the GOP as a whole. 
NBC News, part of a larger media entity that cut ties with Trump, reported on the event:
“I have just one word for Mr. Trump — Basta! Enough!” Clinton said to cheers. 
“And to all the other Republicans running for president, why did it take weeks for most of you to speak out?” she said. “The sad truth is even if some of the other candidates now condemn those words if you look at many of their policies, it’s hard to tell the difference.”
 Message received! Need say no more!

Never-ending GOP racism

"Gorilla?" Really?

"Monkey Man?"  Seriously?

Editor Slippage

“I gotta give you credit, Major, for how you craft those questions. The notion that I’m content as I celebrate with American citizens languishing in Iranian jails. Major, that’s nonsense and you should know better.”
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