On February 18, 1965, a young man named Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot and killed by a member of the Alabama State Police during a non-violent civil rights demonstration in Selma, Alabama.
Seventeen days later, 525 civil rights activists marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in protest of that killing. They were attacked by state and local police armed with billy clubs, whips, and tear gas. (You can read the New York Times' entire horrifying accounthere.) That day—March 7, 1965—would come to be known as “Bloody Sunday.”
It is with regret and sadness that I report that the plane has crashed into the sea south of Vietnam. No word on any fatalities/injuries as of late.
- BREAKING UPDATE: Vietnam says Malaysia Airlines jet entered its airspace near Ca Mau prov. for about 1 min. before contact was lost @mpoppel
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) wasn’t content to label Bill Clinton a sexual predator. Paul has extended his definition of a sexual predator to all Democrats because they defended President Clinton in the 1990s.
Paul told The Hill, “It is quite hypocritical that a party that says they’re great defenders of women in the workplace supports a guy who violated all of those pledges, all of those promises that the workplace is a safer place for women than it has been in the past. He’s a throwback to a sort of troglodyte time, where men did whatever they wanted to women in the workplace.”
The argument being advanced by Sen. Paul is that Democrats can’t be advocates for the rights of women because some of them defended Bill Clinton’s behavior during the Lewinsky scandal. In Paul’s view, the behavior of Clinton has invalidated all Democratic advocacy for women. The Kentucky senator was insinuating that all Democrats are sexual predators because some of them took the side of Bill Clinton during the Lewinsky scandal.
It is obvious what Paul is trying to do. He wants to revive the memories of the Clinton scandals so that voters will not be interested in voting for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Paul’s strategy gives off an overwhelming smell of desperation. He understands that if women continue their strong support of the Democratic Party, the Republicans have diminished odds of retaking the White House in 2016.
Paul’s attacks on former President Clinton are growing more pathetic by the day. As long as his party stands on a platform of telling a woman what she can and can’t do with her own body while denying her the right to equal pay for equal work, Rand Paul is screwed.
Sen. Paul has been grossly overrated as a potential 2016 Republican candidate. He is a no trick pony with little to offer besides catch phrases that he inherited from his dad. His sad little attacks against Bill Clinton may backfire, as his complete denial of the war on women may only serve to fire Democrats up and get them to the polls in 2014 and 2016.
A French Muslim woman who continued to wear the full-face veil in defiance of a new law banning it in France have been issued fines by a court.
Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to France.
You guys remember this shit….
In the year before Obama took office, there were only 149 organized hate groups on record. Although the total number dropped from 1,007 in 2012 to 939 in 2013, that still constitutes an explosive increase of 630%. Black separatists do comprise a small part of this list, of course, but the rest includes a range of white supremacists (the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, White Nationalists, Racist Skinheads, Neo-Confederates) and Christian Identity movements. It should be noted that there is a heavy concentration of these groups below the Mason-Dixon Line, although California technically has more than any other state.
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seriously, $15/hour is barely a fucking living wage, especially if you live in a major metropolitan area. I can’t even believe that the idea of $15 a fucking hour for physical labor scandalizes some people.
I’ve worked a lot of food jobs, but large restaurant jobs are the fucking worst. I used to work as a dishwasher at Outback Steakhouse. on your feet for 10 hours at a time, scalded constantly by hot water, leaving at 3 in the morning. no lunch break, because the reasoning went that “well, you can eat while you work, so you don’t need to sit down or take a break. besides, you get to smoke a cigarette while you’re taking out that mountain of trash at the end of the night. QUIT YER WHINING.” the wage? $7/hour. after an eight-hour shift, you have enough for a tank of gas to get to work and do it all again.
if you think food service doesn’t deserve a living wage, I want to shit in your heart.
1. America is becoming too dangerous for children to play outside.
2. Americans are buying guns because of “reckless government actions” and because the “entire fabric of society” is in “jeopardy.”
3. The national media is one of America’s “greatest threats.”
4. “Knockout game” and “haters” are just two reasons we need unlimited rifles, shotguns, and pistols (Bonus part: “waves of chemicals” could collapse society at any moment).
5. There is a “bare-knuckled street fight” with the opposition to the NRA. But the NRA “will not go quietly into the night.” (Bonus: this is from the movie Independence Day).
Watch the full speech here.
"Three-year-old Rahaf and four-year-old Kamar were asleep at home with their family in Homs, Syria, when the government shelled their house. Rahaf’s face and hands were badly burned as the building caught fire, while Kamar’s legs and hands and most of her face were similarly injured. They are now being cared for in Jordan by Medicins Sans Frontieres, where they play quietly with children like 13-year-old Kheta, who has to wear a special mask after most of her face was burnt in a car explosion at Fallujah, Iraq.”
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Half of Americans aged 18 to 33 are self-described political independents, but a similar proportion of so-called millennials acknowledged leaning towards the Democratic Party, a new survey suggests.
The percentage of respondents indicating an inclination to support the Democrats represents the highest share for any age group over the last decade, the Pew Research Center survey
In addition, young adults tend towards being increasingly single and churchless, researchers found. Almost two-thirds don’t classify themselves as “a religious person,” and only about 1 in 4 millennials is married. At that age, almost half of baby boomers were married.
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