Gilroy Garlic Festival gunman referred to ‘Might is Right’ neo-Nazi manifesto before shooting – NBC News

I’m sure we’re not going to be surprised. I’m sure we’re not going to be surprised by this president. I am so sure that I’m going to say this now. If this had been a Muslim or a person of color he would come out and call them terrorists. But this is a white teenager with a Neo-Nazi calling and he’s just going to say thoughts and prayers but never say the word terrorist about an individual who brought Terror to a community.

Let’s stop mincing words, neo-nazis are the bad people. They were in the back people in Charlottesville, they were the bad people who killed the African American Church and they are the people that killed a little six-year-old boy and a 13 year old girl and another innocent man yesterday in Gilroy. It’s funny I’ve always wanted to go to the Gilroy garlic festival so when I heard the words Gilroy come up in a breaking news last night I feared that I knew where the shooting that happened.

Speaking of terrorist, let’s talk about the NRA.when the NRA was formed it was a gun safety organization. Now they are of purveyor of fear across our country. where is Wayne LaPierre and his million-dollar salary today? Nowhere to be found because they cower after these killings and when the dust settles like cockroaches they come back. It’s time for the NRA to be dismantled and crushed.

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Alaska defunds scholarships for thousands of university students ahead of fall semester – NBC News

Every time I read a story like this it breaks my heart. every time I read a story like this it’s the same political party that is doing the harm, the Republicans. They will funds unnecessary Wars, unnecessary border walls,but when it comes to students education they claim they’re holding the budgetary line there.

I’ve written about the dumbing down of America has a goal of the Republican party and this illustrates that. these are young people who applied for and received these grants and expected to get to use them in a few weeks and now the money is gone. Can you imagine the stress that this is putting on them and their families? there is absolutely no excuse for this kind of behavior. We are the richest country in the world and we can’t educate our young people?

When you saw Betsy DeVos, a useless imbecile, become the the Secretary of education someone who doesn’t believe in public education you knew that we were going down the bat path and this path is now becoming a superhighway of bad decisions.

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Mueller last-minute request for aide to appear as witness during his testimony – NBC News

I would say that the statement from the ranking member saying that the Democrats were trying to obstruct the investigation would be as the old adage says the pot calling the kettle black but in this case there’s only one and it’s the Republican that’s the kettle.

We have watched has this administration and its cohorts have done everything to distort the Mueller report. First when Trump’s personal attorney general Barr hijacked the report by misrepresent its findings before it was released. Danner pain releasing it in a terribly redacted way he wants again misrepresented what was in the report. He has lied, his convoluted and he’s not doing the job of attorney general. He’s doing the job that Trump hired him for, Trump’s Roy Cohn.

look I can’t read the tea leaves about what this move means and whether or not this is going to derail tomorrow’s testimony by Robert Mueller. last minute changes always scare me. Especially when the Republicans will say that this is not fair and they have not had a chance to adjust their questioning for this new weakness. I’m hoping that all of the attacks on Robert Mueller by the occupants of the White House has made him angry. My Lord, Robert Mueller is a republican. Perhaps not a trump Republican but then of course that’s not a republican anymore. Republicans used to care about deficits, LOL! I watched one of the interviewers asking the former governor of South Carolina who went on his little 30 day trek screw South America with his mistress if voting in a Democrat would assure fiscal responsibility because the Republicans would do everything in their power to cut back on budgets. He refused to answer.

Having an aide during a congressional testimony is not something that’s outside the realm of what normally happens in Congress. And for the ranking member, to say that this is completely outside of what is normal is again a republican revision of History.

I have one prediction about tomorrow’s testimony, the first our will be spent on Republicans objecting to everything. Because obstruction of justice is the only way they know how to defend the current occupants of the White House. Ask so-called attorney general Barr.

I diverge, I hope and pray that tomorrow’s testimony goes the way our country needs a to be. A fair and balanced hearing but then of course that was what Fox News used to call themselves.

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Trump steps up attacks on progressive congresswomen, says they ‘hate our country’ and Israel – NBC News

Just like a lot of things this President does not understand what patriotism is. He’s truly ignorant about what it means to be the citizen of a country. This is the definition of a patriot:

Trump thinks just because he says it it’s right. Unfortunately he has now lied over 12,000 times in office and so truly it’s hard to tell what he believes other than the fact he will try to remain in office under any circumstance. He loves dictators and wants to be one. So when he attacks these Congress people he’s attacking the foundation of our country. Freedom of speech is the first amendment to our constitution and yet he seems to want to defend the 2nd amendment which kills people a lot more.

I support Israel but not above my country. My dad worked for the state of Israel and I think he would feel the same way. We are Americans proud citizens of the United States of America. Israel is an ally but just like all allies they can do wrong. Israel is being run by a corrupt government and there is so many things going wrong with them that it is hard for me as an American to support everything that comes out of Netanyahu’s mouth. What has being patriotic for the United States been synonymous with being patriotic for Israel? It’s perverting what patriotism is and trying to divide our nation. Jews see what’s happening with the children in cages and it brings back horrible memories of the Holocaust.

just because Trump came from a white country and he imports his wives from Slavic countries doesn’t mean he is not an immigrant just like 99% of us in the US. When he starts showing me his native American status then perhaps I will change my point of view but until then stop telling people they should leave our country, people who say that the other should leave their country should be the ones leaving the country.

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Trump’s clash with U.K. ambassador highlights a special relationship in danger – NBC News

I just got an email from Elizabeth Warren and its subject line was my plan to repair the state department. If that doesn’t scare you then you don’t know very much about how foreign policy works. foggy bottom as the state department is referred to as one of the most important departments in our government. it’s our conduit to the rest of the world. Trump and Bannon have made it their mission to destroy the state department. I’m sure under orders from Putin.

Putin would love us to leave NATO, that has been his goal since he became president of the Russian federation. And Trump seems to be all in on that idea. We have allies that we have nurtured through the years that are being ignored. our biggest trading partners Canada and Mexico are not happy with us. The UK and France are in the same boat. I cannot think of any world leader other than the ones that are to the far right or dictators that are happy with this President.

This president hates to be mocked and yet he makes it so easy to mock him. If you went to class when you are in school unprepared for an oral exam or presentation you are laughed at. he does this on a daily basis when he meets with foreign leaders. He’s unprepared and ill-advised. Yesterday I saw that he wants to put a conspiracy theorist in the job as thedirector of national intelligence to replace Dan Coats.we need this man out of office as soon as possible. Yes I would love to see him impeached and I understand why people say we need to impeach him but I know that that would just make his people more vehement to have them re-elected. I am so torn on this subject of impeachment because it is the way that we need to use to get rid of bad presidents or other office holders. Unfortunately it’s taking too long and we are too close to an election to have him impeached. Let’s let the American people, if they still have a say, get him out of office.

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Ambassador Kim Darroch called President Donald Trump and his administration “inept,” “insecure” and “incompetent,” according to leaked diplomatic cables.

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After Epstein fallout, Acosta’s critics warn of ‘troubling’ lack of resources for trafficking victims – NBC News

What is wrong with Acosta? Not only did he make this ridiculous deal for Jeffrey Epstein basically a work-study program instead of going to jail for a lifetime he is now putting all sex trafficking visas on slow motion.

I hope Congress deeps very dig into this man because there’s something very fishy. I understand the Trump administration’s fetish about immigrants, but my Lord, we are not giving people who are subject to sex trafficking Asylum? This makes no sense and please somebody do something about this.

There’s a hashtag that says the Trump administration is a international disgrace to the United States and this proves it.

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The Labor Department is under fire after a slowdown in visas for sex trafficking victims.

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6.4-magnitude earthquake shakes Southern California – NBC News

I live in a high-rise in downtown Los Angeles. I’m on the 11th floor and at about 10:36 a.m. things started shaking and they continued for what I estimate to be about a minute and a half. It’s funny that it could be felt more in downtown Los Angeles than in areas that were actually closer to the epicenter of the earthquake in the Mojave Desert.

My cat Guava was sitting next to me on my bed and I immediately decided that I would cover her with my body to shield her from any falling wall hangings. she was not all that happy about it but I think she understood what I was doing. my other cat went under the bed and I have a metal frame so I knew he was safe. My Vue is over downtown Los Angeles but I specifically look down at two pools. The building next door is a much larger building than mine and their pool is very crowded. people just scurried off of the pool as quickly as possible at I guess to check what had happened in their own apartments. They left everything behind which is rare.

I reported the quake to the “I felt it” site at the US geological Service.

I’ve called all of my friends and everybody is safe and for that I cannot be more grateful.

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Who won the first democratic debate of the 2020 presidential campaign?

First I’m going to say who I thought lost. Beto O’Rourke not only look terrible but he seemed off his game. Why did he start off in Spanish? That could have been left to a later question or even his closing statement but it seemed out of place and pushy. Bill de Blasio is a great mare but as far as campaigning for president he was way too pushy and arrogant. Tulsi Gabbard is one of those one issue candidates who kept going on and on about her service which I respect wholeheartedly but it stopped what is the only thing that makes our president. I thought that her answer regarding the lgbtq community was lacking and saying that she was raised in a conservative household doesn’t cut it for me. Tim Ryan what’s also one of those one-issue candidates who kept talking about the fact that he could win in the rust belt.

I loved Jay Inslee’s answer about Trump. It didn’t feel rehearsed and it was accurate. Hunan Castro was very very good and poist and I think he made quite a good impression. Cory Booker was very good and he answered the questions directly. At the end of the day Elizabeth Warren was the one I thought that the best job. She was somewhat quieter in the second half of the debate but came in with a great opening and answer the questions.

When a moderator in a debate asks you a question it seems elusive that you don’t answer it directly. Why did Beto O’Rourke not answer the question about the income tax rate at 70% for the top 1%? Is he expecting to get money from these people? I thought he said he wasn’t going to accept money from these kind of people. As far as the rest of the field they were forgettable as right now I can’t even think about their names or remember their performances.

Chuck Todd was terrible and I’m hoping that the hierarchy NBC News sees that perhaps Rachel maddow should take over as the moderator of meet the Press.

Tomorrow night’s debate it’s going to be pivotal. This is the one that Joe Biden could fall flat on his face on and I’m looking forward to seeing what senator Kamala Harris can do on a stage the way she handles herself in front of those testifying in front of the Senate.

And as far as the present occupant of the White House, I think he’s the one who orchestrated all those glitches from his perch in Air Force One going over to do his report to his overlord Putin.

At the end of the day the American people are the winners tonight and the NRA is a big loser.

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Would Buttigieg be the first gay president? Maybe not. – NBC News

I read what the historians say in the article and I find it preposterous. Basically they claim that MD 18th and 19th century there were confirmed bachelors who had sexual relationships with men but the historians say they were not gay! I think we’re dealing with semantics here because the word gay came out after Stonewall but homosexuality, pansies and the other slurs that were used in those time periods were aimed specifically at the people we now call gay.

Mayor Pete says that the odds are we had a gay president in the past. We’ve had 45 presidents and approximately 4.5% of the population identify themselves as gay. You do the math.

Historians like history to stay etched in stone and so therefore I think that they may be close-minded to what is a pretty obvious tell in a couple of our presidents intimate lives. I’m not going to be here outing any president and nor did mayor Pete, I think it was the historians who did it in the article.

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NBC has announced the positions for the Democratic candidates for the upcoming debates – NBC News

I know where you’re placed on the debate stage is Paramount. So the DNC is helping the front-runners stay in their positions. I would have preferred a more random approach but then of course my favorite candidates Peter Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris will be close to if not right in the middle of the stage. I guess I was correct when I first saw the lineup. The first night of the debates will spark a lot of interest even though Biden and Sanders are not there. Elizabeth Warren will be center stage and she will be the star of the event Shirley propelling her if she has a good performance and I know she will. On the second night having both Peter Buttigieg and Kamala Harris close to Biden and Sanders will help them engage better with the supposed front-runners. I think that this will allow their styles to come through to the American people. I am so looking forward to this and I hope that all of you will either view at home or join viewing parties that are being organized by the different candidates across the country.
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