Hillary Clinton, in August, 2014, responding to the shooting death of Michael Brown:
…Behind the dramatic, terrible pictures on television are deep challenges that will be with them and with us long after the cameras move on. This is what happens when the bonds of trust and respect that hold any community together fray. – Read the full article
How many Republican presidential candidates have taken selfies with a confessed child molester?
Josh Duggar molested underage girls, some while they slept, including some of his own sisters. He confessed to that fact this week. – Read the full article
♀ Wealth Inequality Is Now As Bad As It Was During The 1920s
Abortion & Reproductive Rights
♀ Abortion Rights at Risk: The GOP Opens a New Front in the War on Women
♀ Petition: President Obama: #HelmsHurts
♀UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES COST FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS $21 BILLION IN 2010
♀I had an abortion because of extreme morning sickness. – Read the full article
Yes, I’ve been called to jury duty. For several days, I’ve been procrastinating, distracted from blogging about this topic but Thursday’s news from Ferguson & Florida was definitely fortuitous. On October 1st, in the ‘stand your ground’ chad ridden sunshine-state, Jordan Davis’ murderer was found guilty in a retrial of the lone charge of first degree. – Read the full article
Today Eric Holder, the US Attorney General, the country’s top law enforcement official gave the public notice of his departure. A sad and disappointing day for me to have an honorable man leave public life when so few occupy pollute national politics. – Read the full article
Another excellent infographic from Gillian Zimmer at infographicworld.com:
Continue below the fold for the full-sized infographic … – Read the full article
State Senator Mike-Christian (R) – OK
Forget enforcing capital punishment with 20th century technology, we’re doing it Roman style.
I kid you not.
Oklahoma Representative Michael Christian – (R), doesn’t care if inmates are executed by injection electric chair, firing squad, hanging, the guillotine or “being fed to the lions”. – Read the full article
Last week, Oklahoma ignored and violated the 8th Amendment, “… nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted” in favor of injecting a Frankenstein-in drug cocktail of death to extinguish the life of Clayton Lockett. Witnesses to Mr. Lockett’s final hour
April 29, 2014, State of OK botched execution by lethal injection of Clayton Lockett
reported his writhing was horrific, that mid-execution the Board of Corrections closed the curtains, terminated the process, took resuscitative measures, but failed, causing him to suffer a massive heart attack. – Read the full article
It seems like the majority of the crazy news I have been hearing lately has been coming out of Florida. Not that I’m surprised. Living in the Short Bus State I can verify that we are inundated with crackpots and whack-a-doodles. – Read the full article
There were countless events in 2013 that deserve the top spot in anyone’s list of “favorites”. But I think this is one of those stories that most of us can say truly touched our hearts, regardless of political affiliation.
Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus and Michele Knight were held hostage for over 10 years in a home in Cleveland, OH. – Read the full article
Disease, Disease, Spreading the disease
With some help from [Judge Jean Boyd]
He’ll bring the world down to its knees.
Anthrax: Among The Living.*
Much has been made of the decision by Judge Jean Boyd of Texas to allow 16 year old Ethan Couch to escape incarceration after killing 4 people while driving drunk. – Read the full article