Democratic turnout flyer: ‘If you want to prevent another Ferguson…’

Originally posted on Political Insider blog:

The Democratic effort to pump up the African-American vote in Georgia just took an interesting turn.

A reader has sent us this early-voting turnout mailer sent out by the Georgia Democratic party that focuses on the shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, Mo. It contains an interesting line that concedes the problem of low interest among black voters:

“If we want a better, safer future for our children, it’s up to us to vote for change. The choices may not always be perfect, but the cost of inaction is simply too great.”

Here’s a complete look:

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And this:

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Followed by this:

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And this:

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I-594: Background Check “Loopholes”? Much Ado About Nothing

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Originally posted on The Right Argument:

This is the second post in a three-part series on I-594, a Washington State ballot initiative that would require background checks on all state gun sales and transfers. The first post delved into commentary regarding several implications of the proposed law, and can be found here. Later this week, part three will cover various philosophical aspects of gun ownership in general, and how I-594 would impact it.

In geometry, the shortest distance between two points may in fact be a straight line, but in political discourse, the shortest distance between everything wrong in America and Shangri-La are those dreaded “loopholes”.

And why not? For if there’s a culprit in every injustice, for some, “loopholes” fill that role quite well indeed. Warren Buffet purportedly pays less tax than his poor secretary? “Loopholes”, they cry. Burger King gobbling up Canadian coffee and doughnut store Tim Horton’s to skirt fiscally chilling U.S. corporate…

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WTF: Oregon’s First Lady admits she had a sham marriage with an immigrant for money

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Originally posted on Twitchy:

It looks like things just got really, really awkward for Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber of Oregon. His fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, admitted yesterday to entering into a sham marriage with an immigrant for cash:

Even worse, it was with a guy with two first-names. Who does that?

Note, Abraham-squared was 18 at the time of the “marriage,” Ms. Hayes 29. That didn’t raise any red flags with immigration officials? 

And it looks like Gov. Kitzhaber gets his news of major of events the same way as President Obama — from the newspaper:

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Polyphonic Singing — the human ability you didn’t know existed

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Originally posted on Rare:

Anna-Maria Hefele is an amazing German singer with a very unique talent. She has trained her voice to the point where she can sing two notes at once. It’s known as polyphonic overtone singing, and not many people can do it. In fact, before you succumbed to this amazing piece of click bait you’ve most likely never heard of it before.

Hefele’s life has always been centered around music. Her family are musical instrument makers, and studied music all throughout college. With intense practice she was able to achieve something that almost sounds inhuman.

As Hefele demonstrates, polyphonic overtones happen when you manipulate the resonant cavities of the mouth, larynx, and pharynx. I can’t begin to figure out how to manipulate those in weird ways, much less point them out on a diagram, so it’s impressive all around.

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‘This is horrifying': Frank Luntz shares YouGov favorability ratings [correction appended]

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Originally posted on Twitchy:

Correction: The title of this post has been changed to reflect that the polling data cited comes from a YouGov poll and not Frank Luntz’ organization. Text within the post stating that the data was from a Frank Luntz poll has also been corrected to cite the correct source of the information. The original title of this post was “‘This is horrifying': Pollster Frank Luntz releases latest favorability ratings.”

Twitchy apologizes to Mr. Luntz and our readers for the inaccuracy.

Frank Luntz shared polling data from YouGov showing favorability numbers for some likely 2016 candidates, and it’s not pretty.

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‘It’s inexcusable’! Fed-up citizen details her ‘Obamacare nightmare’

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Originally posted on Twitchy:

It may not be dominating the news these days, but rest assured: Obamacare still sucks as much as ever.

Here’s today’s reminder, courtesy of tweeter Brittany Cover:

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It started with Obama advising ISIS to ‘pin notes on [hostages] chests.’ It ended with this brutal mockery

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Originally posted on Twitchy:

No, really. That actually happened.

The shake fisty is strong with this one. That’s right: President Obama pretended he was an “adviser to ISIS” and his big plan was for terrorists to pin notes on the chests of hostages. NOTES. On chests.

The mockery was swift and spectacular. Hey, we have to laugh so as to avoid curling up in the fetal position while weeping.

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Stop Focusing on the Wrong Things

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Hi there, I’m a progressive. I’m feeling pretty darn good these days. I’ve had about 100 years of influence and I’m really seeing the fruits of my labor pay off. I’ve got control of education, popular culture and most of the federal, state and local government right where I want them. All I need now is for you pesky holdouts to fight amongst yourselves and dither on about the things that YOU disagree about and while you’re otherwise occupied picking at those things… Well, I’m just going to see my people walk right back into their places and finally cement that last brick comfortably into place. Thanks for playing and find your place in line.

5 Reasons Why Bugging IN is Smart

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From The Survival Mom Blog

I have seen many articles and posts about bugging out should some major disaster happen. These writers go on and on about having Bug Out Bags (BOBs) and heading to their Bug Out Location (BOL) to hide away until it is safe. I can imagine several reasons why having a bug out plan is a good idea but honestly, it should be a last resort.

If your immediate home is not threatened, staying put and “bugging in” should be the first option for several reasons. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide whether or not to hunker down or Bug Out, but consider the following reasons for staying in, at least at first.

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