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Moms Demand Action Kentucky Chapter Demands Resignation Of Representative Leslie Combs After Her Gun Discharged Inside The State Capitol Annex

Lindsay:

They say that only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun.

Just so I’m clear, who can stop a stupid person with a gun?

Originally posted on MrMilitantNegro™:

 

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Moms Demand Action Kentucky Chapter Calls for the Resignation of Representative Leslie Combs After Her Gun Discharged Inside the State Capitol Annex

 

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The Kentucky chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is calling for the resignation of Kentucky State Representative Leslie Combs (KY-94) after discharging a semi-automatic handgun in the Kentucky State Capitol Annex on Tuesday evening.

 

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Our lawmakers should be held to the highest of standards, and should never put others in harms way. As a concealed-carry permit holder, Rep. Combs should understand the risks of handling a loaded gun within close proximity of others. She not only put her own life in danger, but that of her colleague Rep. Jeff Greer (KY-27) who was present at time of the incident when her gun discharged and ricocheted inside her office. Rep. Combs’ actions…

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Pope Francis slams super salaries for the rich while the poor survive on “crumbs”

Originally posted on The Fifth Column:

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The current budget brokered by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) is up for a vote today.  It will be interesting to see if it passes both houses.

Giving more tax break to the rich and cutting subsidies for the underemployed and poor seems to be a bipartisan effort these days.

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Pope Francis has made yet another strongly worded statement on growing inequality and economic justice, this time slamming outsized salaries and bonuses for corporate executives while others survive on “crumbs.”

In a message to mark the Catholic Church’s World Peace Day, Francis called on international leaders and corporate executives to implement “effective policies” to bridge the growing wealth gap.

“The grave financial and economic crises of the present time … have pushed man to seek satisfaction, happiness and security in consumption and earnings out…

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Fox Nation Readers React To Death Of Nelson Mandela With Racism, Death Wishes For Obama

Lindsay:

Disgusting.

Originally posted on The Fifth Column:

Some might ask why bother to publish this stuff.  To that, I reply, why not?  Why protect the SOBs by not publicizing their inanity?

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Fox Nation posted a respectful article about Nelson Mandela’s death – and many of their readers responded in kind. But many erupted in such shocking racism and/or death-wishing hatred for President Obama that words fail us. You really need to see them for yourself. (H/T Andrew S.) UPDATED

This is what passes for “tolerance” and “civil discourse” on Fox Nation:

 

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UPDATE: Apparently, Fox is embarrassed enough by their own readers that they have now removed the comments section along with the previously existing comments.

H/t: DB

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Least Productive Congress EVER – House Only Working 8 More Days This Year

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Cleveland Wal-Mart Solicits Food Donations So Its Own Employees Can “Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner”

Lindsay:

This is disgusting.

Originally posted on As Ohio Goes, So Goes the Nation:

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A ClevelandWal-Mart store is holding a food drive — for its own employees.

“Please donate food items so associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner,” reads a sign accompanied by several plastic bins.

The Plain Dealer first reported on the food drive, which has sparked outrage in the area.

“That Wal-Mart would have the audacity to ask low-wage workers to donate food to other low-wage workers — to me, it is a moral outrage,” Norma Mills, a customer, told the Plain Dealer.

A company spokesman defended the food drive, telling the newspaper that it is evidence that employees care about each other.

Wal-Mart has been criticized for paying low wages to its 2.2 million employees. Wal-Mart turned a profit of $15.7 billion last year. 

Via Business Insider.

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Gloria Steinem Awarded Presendential Medal of Freedom

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From Ms. Magazine (http://msmagazine.com/blog/2013/08/12/gloria-steinem-to-be-awarded-presidential-medal-of-freedom/)
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President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that writer and feminist activist Gloria Steinem, cofounder of Ms. magazine, will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States, later this year. She joins nearly 600 distinguished people who have won the award since it was established in 1963. According to the White House, Steinem was awarded the medal for her women’s rights activism. When he announced this year’s winners, Obama said:
The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours. This year’s honorees have been blessed with extraordinary talent, but what sets them apart is their gift for sharing that talent with the world. It will be my honor to present them with a token of our nation’s gratitude.
Four other of this year’s honorees are women: astronaut/science educator…

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Illinois House, Senate Pass Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Lindsay:

Well done, Illinois!

Originally posted on CBS Chicago:

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — Illinois is poised to become the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage as both the House and Senate passed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.

The bill will become law once it has been signed by Governor Pat Quinn, which he has promised to do.

CBS 2’s Jay Levine was at the State Capitol for the historic vote and reports there were tears of joy for some and deep disappointment for others.

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Governor Pat Quinn, who hosted a reception for sponsors and supporters Tuesday night, promised to sign the bill as soon as it hit his desk.

“It was a difficult mountain to climb but we got to the mountaintop and today we can see to the promised land,” said Quinn.

Sponsor Greg Harris said he…

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