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Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 05:49 PM PST

Chris Christie Bridge Cop!

by ArizonaLiberal

Legal woes lurk for Gov. Chris Christie over bridge traffic jam scandal! At first, the governor laughed off the insinuation he played a role in the traffic mess: "I worked the cones actually. Unbeknownst to everybody, I was actually the guy out there. I was in overalls and a hat, but I was the guy working the cones," Christie said, joking with reporters at a Statehouse news conference.  Well here he is, as good as his word.

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The duck guy preacheth unto you! Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Preaching Bigotry and intolerance. "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson has been suspended from his show by A&E for his outrageous remarks about gays and African-Americans.

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This is how Megyn Kelly handled a story by a black woman who wrote that maybe, just maybe, Santa doesn't have to be white all the time (because—spoiler alert—Santa can be all things to all people!):

"For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white. But this person is maybe just arguing that we should also have a black Santa. But, you know, Santa is what he is, and just so you know, we're just debating this because someone wrote about it, kids."

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This is all that needs to be said of where the NRA -and the Republican Party is today: having Glenn Beck as their Keynote speaker.  Oh.... we can't forget those speeches by intellectual giants Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin!  Glenn Beck? Glenn Beck!

Fired by Fox News for being a wing nut and too crazy!  

To top it off, Glenn Beck invoked Jesus, MLK, Gandhi, and other historical figures during his NRA keynote address.  

He gets more than he bargained for!

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Glenn Beck delivered the keynote address at the 2013 NRA convention in Houston, Texas. The radio and TV host began broadcasting live from Houston Friday, offering up his own conspiracy theory about the previous day's Houston airport suicide.

"We have to admit two things," Beck told the crowd. "That weapons will always find their way into the hands of bad people, always...but we must declare this: that guns must remain in the hands of good people."

Much to be argued here.......

...But..... here is  Beck.... the chipmunk version:

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Twenty-six people -- 20 students and six adults -- were shot and killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14.  Sarah Palin's message is:  If you feel devastated about the slaughters of Sandy Hook, or Aurora, or Tucson, instead of trying to prevent crazy people from acquiring weapons, you should do something constructive.

Like pray.

"Where we see tragedy," said NRA chief lobbyist Chris Cox,  "Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg, they see opportunity. While we pray for God to comfort those suffering unimaginable pain, they rush to microphones and cameras, gather in war rooms on Capitol Hill and scheme about how to use that suffering to push their political agenda."

Yeah, that makes sense.

I can definitely see where praying is much more effective than trying to pass universal background checks for gun purchases, limit the size of magazines or ban assault weapons.

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Never one to shy away from portraying his struggles in the most melodramatic terms, conservative commentator Glenn Beck said on Friday that he left the Fox News Channel because he was afraid of turning into Norma Desmond, the faded screen siren from the 1950 noir film "Sunset Boulevard," and that he would not be able to keep his "soul intact."

According to, Beck told an audience at the NYU Stern School of Business Friday that TV networks as we know them are dying, which was why he had to leave his daily 5:00 p.m. slot on former Nixon aide Roger Ailes' highly rated network.

"If you stay in it too long, you become Norma Desmond," Beck said. "I remember feeling, 'If you do not leave now, you won't leave with your soul intact.'"

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The Texas plant that was the scene of a deadly explosion last week was last inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in 1985.

The risk plan it filed with regulators listed no flammable chemicals. And it was cleared to hold many times the ammonium nitrate that was used in the Oklahoma City bombing.

For worker- and chemical-safety advocates who have been pushing the U.S. government to crack down on facilities that make or store large quantities of hazardous chemicals, the blast in West, Texas, was a grim reminder of the risks these plants pose. And they say regulators haven't done enough to tackle the problem.

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Let's tell the truth. The NRA's hands are far bloodier than al-Qaeda's.

We as a nation wouldn't tolerate a Muslim suicide bombing on a school bus that killed twenty first graders. So, why do we tolerate mass shootings that do the same?

There are more than twenty mass shootings every year in America and over a hundred people are shot every day...but the NRA tells us that we can't do something about guns?

There’s enormous money to be made in the manufacture and sale of firearms. Yet, there’s very little money to be made in the restriction of firearms. Which may help explain why the weapons industry trade group the NRA works so hard to knock down gun control laws.

The NRA’s Second Amendment “freedom” argument is just a cover for the real reason why they don't want Americans to enjoy freedom from gun nuts. There are millions in profits to be made keeping open the flow of deadly weapons, no matter how many kids’ lives are put at risk.  

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Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 09:53 PM PDT

Stop the Gun Violence Now!

by ArizonaLiberal

The United States experiences epidemic levels of gun violence, claiming over 30,000 lives annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For every person who dies from a gunshot wound, two others are wounded. Every year, approximately 100,000 Americans are victims of gun violence. In addition to those who are killed or injured, there are countless others whose lives are forever changed by the deaths of and injuries to their loved ones.

Gun violence touches every segment of our society. It increases the probability of deaths in incidents of domestic violence, raises the likelihood of fatalities by those who intend to injure others and among those who attempt suicide, places children and young people at special risk, and disproportionately affects communities of color.

Mass shooting tragedies like the school shootings at Virginia Tech in April 2007 and Northern Illinois University in February 2008 – or the 1993 office shooting in San Francisco that led to the formation of the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence – receive significant media attention. However, gun deaths and injuries in the U.S. usually occur quietly, without national press coverage, every day.

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Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 11:18 AM PDT

NRA Gun Ad as it Should Be!

by ArizonaLiberal

"Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough — who has been on quite a tear against the NRA lately — was completely dumbfounded by a new NRA ad that paints President Barack Obama as an "elitist hypocrite" for sending his children to a school where they have armed protection.

"What's wrong with these people, Mika?" he asked Mika Brzezinksi, hanging his head. "What's wrong with these people?"

"What's wrong with these people," he later emphasized. "Putting out apps that kids can play on the anniversary of the Newtown murders, and now putting out an ad talking about the President's daughters?"

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Anti-tax crusader and head of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist told CBS on Monday that President Obama did not deserve a claim to an electoral mandate following his re-election because the candidate Republicans put forth to challenge him, Mitt Romney, was portrayed as a "poopy head," Politico reports:

    “The president was elected on the basis that he was not Romney and that Romney was a poopy-head and you should vote against Romney,” Norquist said on CBS’s “This Morning.” “[Obama] won by two points, but he didn’t make the case for higher taxes and higher spending. He kind of sounded like the opposite.”

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