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Defeating The NRA And Saving Lives Means Showing Up Everyday

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115 Responses to “Defeating The NRA And Saving Lives Means Showing Up Everyday”


  1. 1 MightyPamela
    June 25, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    I can hear the plane, but I cant see it

    • 2 MightyPamela
      June 25, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      Thank you very much, Mr President. Safe journey back to your loving family! It was an honor to have you rest here. God Bless You. 🕉💞❤

      • June 25, 2016 at 1:53 pm

        I so feel the same way. When I heard they landed at the field near Golden Gate Bridge last week, I was so deeply honored because I know he always stops to pause and take in the incredible beauty of it all before moving on. LOVE it when he visits, however brief.

    • 4 jacquelineoboomer
      June 25, 2016 at 12:58 pm

      Good times!

  2. 5 Roberta in MN
    June 25, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Congrats on 1st MightyP. It’s a sad day that we have to rely on Comedians to let the public know what is going on.

  3. 6 desertflower
    June 25, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Fucking ignorant “c” word.

  4. 18 desertflower
    June 25, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    🙂 There you go!

    • 19 jackiegrumbacher
      June 25, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      Hi, Df. This is great news! The more powerful, well-funded groups who take on the NRA, the better.

  5. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    June 25, 2016 at 1:06 pm

  6. 28 JER
    June 25, 2016 at 1:11 pm

  7. 30 desertflower
    June 25, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Posted about this yesterday. Good on you, Hawaii!! This is what common sense looks like!

    http://time.com/4382831/hawaii-gun-control-fbi-database/

    Hawaii passed a law making it the first state to put gun owners on a federal criminal record database and monitor them.

    Hawaii Governor David Ige signed the bill Thursday, which allows police to enroll firearms applicants and individuals who are registering their firearms into “Rap Back,” a Federal Bureau of Investigation database that monitors criminal activities by people under investigation or in positions of trust, Reuters reported.

    The law takes effect immediately. “Rap Back” allows Hawaii police to be notified when a Hawaii firearm owner is arrested anywhere in the U.S. In addition, the law allows Hawaii police to evaluate whether a firearm owner should continue owning a gun after being arrested.

    • 31 Don
      June 25, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      This is a great law, I just wish it was nationwide.

      • 32 desertflower
        June 25, 2016 at 1:53 pm

        We should all be that sane

        • 33 Don
          June 25, 2016 at 1:57 pm

          Sanity doesn’t seem to be our strong suit.

          • 34 desertflower
            June 25, 2016 at 2:02 pm

            Well, we voted for this guy twice…so, we have potential when we put our minds to it and don’t get lazy and complacent. 🙂

            • 35 Don
              June 25, 2016 at 2:16 pm

              Yes, complacency is something that we seem to have an abundance of. We’ve always had the potential though, President Obama did say that “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for”, we just need to remember that and use it as a motivational tool.

    • June 25, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      This is fantastic. If Congress won’t act, the states are going to have to do it. Then maybe all the gun nuts will move to some other state where they worship guns.

      California has some of the strictest gun laws on the books but we also just got enough signatures for an initiative for the Nov ballot:

      “The initiative would require background checks for bullet buyers, a ban on possessing ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds, a mandate for felony charges for gun thefts and a strict process for getting guns out of the hands of felons and others disqualified from possessing firearms.”

      http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-cal-newsom-guns-snap-story.html

      The legislature is also working on more gun sense reform.

      • 38 Don
        June 25, 2016 at 3:22 pm

        States Rights Baby! Wouldn’t it be ironic if states pursued the same strategy as Hawaii in dealing with the gun issue seeing as Republicans always harp on states rights.

        • 39 desertflower
          June 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm

          works both ways:)

        • June 25, 2016 at 3:34 pm

          Yeah, baby! There’s enough of us now in many, many states that have had ENOUGH of the carnage and we’re MOVING ON right now. If only we could sweep out Congress. Too many RWNJ Tea Party neanderthals for any progress whatsoever.

  8. 41 desertflower
    June 25, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    You made this, you damn money grubbing fools! Money ahead of journalistic integrity and the truthful relationship you are beholden to the American public! FU. If you want to make a statement, then all of you should leave, en masse. Otherwise, it’s just grumbling.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/cnn-staff-reportedly-in-near-revolt-over-hiring-of-trumps-former-campaign-manager/

  9. June 25, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    “Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., who broke ranks earlier this month and announced he would not support Donald Trump as his own party’s nominee, became the first GOP incumbent to run an anti-Trump ad Friday.”

    MEANWHILE, TAMMY AIN’T HAVING IT…

    “The Duckworth campaign issued a statement, highlighting Kirk’s past misstatements about his military record, which were an issue in 2010, and accusing him of trying to portray “himself as a liberal Democrat in Chicago while apparently hoping no one else across the state notices.””

  10. June 25, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    …and so, it begins…

  11. June 25, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    An institutional ball of energy, Perez comes to meetings armed with data, facts, and ideas, but he aims to listen more than speak. He is a quick study; a wonk able to quickly grasp the granular details of an issue and their potential consequences, but also zoom out and see the big picture. “He has a real curiosity, which is very good in a leader. In all my interactions with him, I’ve never felt like he’s come in to just make a speech and leave. He’s really wanted to engage people and ask a lot of questions,” says Sarita Gupta, head of the worker advocacy organization Jobs With Justice. “It’s never the Tom Perez show.”

  12. June 25, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Trumpaloons are some of the dumbest freakin’ people in the universe. I can’t even breathe listening to this insanity:

  13. June 25, 2016 at 3:24 pm

  14. 60 desertflower
    June 25, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    FYI…still busy trying to make decisions about women’s health!!

    http://thinkprogress.org/health/2016/06/24/3792272/zika-gop-bill/

    n the midst of the Democratic House sit-in Wednesday night protesting inaction on gun control, the GOP rushed to divert attention by passing a proposal to combat the spread of Zika — the mosquito-borne virus that’s causing concern in the public health community because it’s most harmful to pregnant women.

    In the aftermath of the sit-in, which attracted national attention, GOP leaders have characterized the Zika bill as a more important priority than bringing gun control legislation to a vote.
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said it was a “significant step” to battling Zika, and other Republicans have expressed similar support for the bill.

    “Given the urgency of the Zika threat, I hope Senate Democrats will rise above politics so we can get this done,” Ryan said.
    There’s just one catch: the bill doesn’t get to the heart of solving the problem for women who may be at risk for contracting Zikam which has been linked to serious birth defects. The proposal allocates $1.1 billion primarily for mosquito control programs, vaccines, and diagnostics — with no funding for condoms nor contraceptives. To make matters even worse, the legislation also excludes funding of $50 million that would have gone toward maternal and child health and prevents Planned Parenthood from receiving any additional funding to provide birth control services.

  15. 61 desertflower
    June 25, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    HA!

  16. June 25, 2016 at 3:51 pm

  17. June 25, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    ICYMI:

  18. June 25, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Also the argument is that the US federal government is to blame for the stock market losing 611 points on Friday and for England exiting the EU??

    Sounds nuts, but that’s what the media is pushing and trump.

  19. June 25, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    TELL IT, POTUS

  20. June 25, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    • 70 COS
      June 25, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      You meant hypocrites. They rail against the wedge issues, but they accept Trump’s hatred and bigotry. If he just got saved, why does he continue to hate immigrants?

    • June 25, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      So Trump just accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. So we should see a new and improve Trump. No more racists, sexists, lying, thin skin bully.

  21. June 25, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    This is hilarious!

  22. June 25, 2016 at 4:39 pm

  23. 78 desertflower
    June 25, 2016 at 4:45 pm

  24. 79 JER
    June 25, 2016 at 4:48 pm

  25. 81 desertflower
    June 25, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    There is a REASON they like stupid citizens!

  26. June 25, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    • 88 nathkatun7
      June 25, 2016 at 8:01 pm

      Hi DF, you are a gem! You may not be BT at TOD, but you share so much valuable information. Thank you for sharing this. I agree with the author. This country is going to miss President Obama.

  27. 89 Nena20409
    June 25, 2016 at 5:04 pm

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  28. 90 Nena20409
    June 25, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Farrah Fawcett also passed away 7 yrs ago, today.

  29. 92 Nena20409
    June 25, 2016 at 5:11 pm

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  31. 97 Dudette
    June 25, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Canada Wednesday!!!

  32. 99 Nena20409
    June 25, 2016 at 5:35 pm

  33. June 25, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    The Obama Administration Makes Its Biggest Move Against For-Profit Colleges
    The nation’s worst college accreditor is about lose its own accreditation.

    by Paul Glastris
    June 24, 2016 7:55 PM

    With Donald Trump and Brexit wiping out all other stories, here’s one you’re likely to have missed—and it’s actually good news! Yesterday, in a surprisingly bold move, federal regulators voted to recommend shutting down the nation’s largest accreditor of for-profit colleges.

    The 10-3 decision, handed down Thursday by the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity[NACIQI], effectively eliminates access to federal financial aid to hundreds of schools accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools[ACICS]that enroll nearly 800,000 students.

    Accreditors are nonprofits that are supposed to act as the watchdogs of higher education. They determine, among other things, which colleges are fit to receive federal student grants and loans. Some accreditors are tougher graders than others, however. ACICS is infamous in ed policy circles for being “the ‘rocks for jocks’ of accreditors,” Ben Miller of the Center for American Progress told me in a phone interview this morning. Now NACIQI, which is in essence the watchdog of the watchdogs, is recommending ACICS be euthanized.

    It’s not hard to see why. ACICS was the accreditor for Corinthian Colleges, the for-profit behemoth that went bankrupt two years ago after the Department of Education found it was falsifying job placement rates and misleading students about financial aid obligations and cut off its federal funds—an action that was the domino-like result of a Washington Monthly investigation. ACICS also gave its blessings to FastTrain, a Miami-based for-profit college chain whose owner was convicted last fall on multiple counts of theft of government property. FastTrain ex-employees testified that the college forged high school diplomas for prospective students who lacked the real thing and boosted enrollment “by hiring former strippers as recruiter, some of whom wore “short skirts and stiletto heels” to work.”

    Last year, ACICS’s then-president faced a withering interrogation by Sen. Elizabeth Warren. But instead of admitting the organization’s gross dereliction of duty, he inexplicably defended the group’s quality control processes. To Elizabeth Warren.

  34. 101 Nena20409
    June 25, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Watched most of the Game!

  35. June 25, 2016 at 5:40 pm

  36. 103 Dudette
    June 25, 2016 at 5:43 pm

  37. June 25, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    I really like him.

    ………………………………………….

    Like Clinton, Tom Perez Has Shown Himself to Be a Pragmatic Workhorse
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    June 24, 2016 8:56 AM

    Over the next month, the biggest news of the campaign season will be the vice presidential picks of the two candidates. As such, pundits are spending a fair amount of time these days prognosticating about the various possibilities.

    On the Democratic side, that talk has zeroed in on three potential candidates: Tim Kaine, Elizabeth Warren and Julian Castro. What is interesting about that three-some is that each one appeals to a different constituency that has been highlighted during the primary. Kaine is the establishment favorite, Warren appeals to the Sanders constituency and Castro would mean having a person of color on the ticket.

    To the extent that Clinton herself is considered “establishment,” I previously wrote about how Labor Secretary Tom Perez – as a progressive Latino – covers both of the other two constituencies and has the potential to unite the divisions that have surfaced recently. While he isn’t gaining much notice from “insiders,” Justin Miller took a pretty deep dive into Perez’s background in the summer issue of the American Prospect.

    The article walks you through the accomplishments of Perez in the Obama administration as Secretary of Labor, including everything from the new overtime rule to removing the federal overtime and minimum-wage exemption for home-care and domestic workers.

  38. 107 Nena20409
    June 25, 2016 at 5:50 pm

  39. 108 99ts
    June 25, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    No-one is acting like a winner

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/25/boris-johnson-michael-gove-eu-liars

    There are liars and then there’s Boris Johnson and Michael Gove
    Johnson and Gove won a dizzying victory with the potential to change every aspect of national life, from workers’ rights to environmental protection.
    Yet they gazed at the press with coffin-lid faces and wept over the prime minister they had destroyed
    …..
    The media do not damn themselves, so I am speaking out of turn when I say that if you think rule by professional politicians is bad wait until journalist politicians take over. Johnson and Gove are the worst journalist politicians you can imagine: pundits who have prospered by treating public life as a game. Here is how they play it. They grab media attention by blaring out a big, dramatic thought. An institution is failing? Close it. A public figure blunders? Sack him.

    ……….
    Johnson and Gove carried with them a second feature of unscrupulous journalism: the contempt for practical questions. Never has a revolution in Britain’s position in the world been advocated with such carelessness. The Leave campaign has no plan.

    Read if all
    This sure sounds like someone that the GOP thinks can be the next President of the United States.

    • 109 99ts
      June 25, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      And it includes a quote from Kipling

      Now they have won and what Kipling said of the demagogues of his age applies to Michael Gove, Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage.

      I could not dig; I dared not rob:
      Therefore I lied to please the mob.
      Now all my lies are proved untrue
      And I must face the men I slew.
      What tale shall serve me here among
      Mine angry and defrauded young?

  40. 110 Nena20409
    June 25, 2016 at 6:26 pm

  41. 111 Nena20409
    June 25, 2016 at 6:36 pm

  42. 112 Nena20409
    June 25, 2016 at 6:38 pm

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  44. 115 Nena20409
    June 25, 2016 at 6:45 pm


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