Thursday, April 28, 2016

John Kasich Trashes ‘Unmoored’ Donald Trump in Manhattan

Via The Observer: "" To be so casually talking about the use of nuclear weapons, it just shows that he’s really not prepared to be president of the United States,” he said. “You wonder about his hand, or his thumb, getting any close to the critical button presidents are in charge of.”

"Mr. Kasich also took time to rail against the Queens-born developer’s “terrible, atrocious” comments about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and his “absolutely absurd” proposal to build a wall along the U.S. southern border and force Mexico to pay for it. He also lashed out against Mr. Trump’s call for the U.S. to round up and deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants living on its soil.

"“Go around and try to pick people up in their neighborhoods and leave kids screaming and crying on the porch while we haul them away in the back of a police cruiser?” Mr. Kasich, the only Republican candidate to support a possible pathway to citizenship, said disdainfully.

"Mr. Kasich also claimed Mr. Trump’s proposal to outlaw abortion and create “some form of punishment” for women who undergo it—a proposal the mogul quickly backed away from after making it yesterday—”put women in a very difficult position.” The statement places the Ohio governor in an odd position himself, since he signed a law banning all abortions of viable fetuses after the 20 week mark in his native state. (...)

"Despite Mr. Kasich’s comparatively poor showing in his own party’s primary, polls indicate he would perform better than Mr. Trump or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in a general election. He argued that, given his own working class roots, he could capture some of the blue collar outrage that has powered his New York rival’s White House run.". Read the article: John Kasich Trashes ‘Unmoored’ Donald Trump in Manhattan by Will Bredderman, 03/31/16 The Observer

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Country's oldest African-American newspaper endorses Sanders




"Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders received an endorsement from the country’s oldest African-American newspaper Saturday ahead of Pennsylvania's April 26 primary." Read the article: Country's oldest African-American newspaper endorses Sanders by Jessie Hellmann, April 23, 2016 The Hill

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Bernie Sanders attacks capitalism abuses during trip to Vatican

Image via thisweekatvaticanii


Via USA Today: "VATICAN CITY — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders took a break from campaigning Friday to travel to the Vatican and issue a scathing attack on the abuses of capitalism." Continue reading: Bernie Sanders attacks capitalism abuses during trip to Vatican by Eric J. Lyman, USA Today

Related articles:

"As Pope Francis made powerfully clear last year in Laudato Si’, we have the technology and know-how to solve our problems – from poverty to climate change to health care to protection of biodiversity. We also have the vast wealth to do so, especially if the rich pay their way in fair taxes rather than hiding their funds in the world’s tax and secrecy havens- as the Panama Papers have shown." Read the Speech Bernie Sanders Gave at the Vatican by Ryan Teague Beckwith, April 15, 2016 TIME

Bernie Sanders Says He Met With Pope Francis by Yamiche Alcindor, April 16, 2016 The New York Times

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Pax Christi Puts Pressure on Vatican to End Its Support for 'Just Wars'

Pax Christi Puts Pressure on Vatican to End Its Support for 'Just Wars' - Catholic peace group says 'dropping bombs' doesn't solve any problems and calls for emphasis on 'just peace' - 14 April 2016 | by Christopher Lamb in Rome, The Tablet

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Is porn immoral? That doesn’t matter: It’s a public health crisis

I find it odd that so-called sex positive feminists are pro-porn but anti-anime/video games which replace sex workers with fantasy. Also, why is it shameful for other women besides sex workers to aspire to be attractive? Is porn immoral? That doesn’t matter: It’s a public health crisis. The science is now beyond dispute. By Gail Dines, Washington Post, 4/8/2012

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Bernie Sanders & Jose Canseco on Steroids in Baseball



Bernie Sanders & Jose Canseco on Steroids in Baseball (3/17/2005)

Rep. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) questions current and former Major League Baseball players on steroid use, including Jose Canseco, Curt Schilling, and Mark McGwire.

Related link: Bigger Stronger Faster Movie on YouTube (Bernie Sanders scene at 21:27)

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Hillary Clinton's Autism Plan Suggests Times Are Changing


April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day.


Hillary Clinton's Autism Plan Suggests Times Are Changing by Emily Willingham, Jan 7, 2016 Forbes

Friday, April 01, 2016

Senator Bernie Sanders Campaign Rally in South Bronx




Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, spoke at a campaign rally in Saint Mary’s Park in the Bronx, New York.  Senator Sanders said that if he wins the state’s primary he would win the White House.  Actress Rosario Dawson, filmmaker Spike Lee, and hip hop artist Residente provided introductory remarks. March 31, 2016 c-span.org