Thursday, April 24, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder canceled a speech to a graduating class of police cadets in Oklahoma City on Thursday, after crowds of Oklahomans flocked to the ceremony to protest his appearance.Protest organizers said Holder’s planned speech to the law enforcement graduates was “inappropriate,” and argued that the attorney general has failed to uphold the law himself.“A lot of people just felt that it was very inappropriate for this man, with his track record, to speak to law enforcement officers that demand and expect to be backed up by the government working on behalf of the citizens, not against the citizens,” State Rep. Mike Turner (R.), who is running for U.S. congress, told the Washington Free Beacon.
Via The NY Daily News:
If you haven't heard, George Clooney is a huge supporter of President Barack Obama.Hotel-casino developer Steve Wynn may not have been aware just how much Clooney backs the Prez, but he quickly found out after calling Obama an "a--hole," reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal."He called the President an a--hole … that is a fact," the 52-year-old actor said in a statement about the heated words they exchanged during a recent dinner at Botero restaurant inside Wynn's Encore hotel in Las Vegas."I said the President was my longtime friend and then he said, 'Your friend is an a--hole,'" he continued. "At that point I told Steve that HE was an a--hole and I wasn't going to sit at his table while he was being such a jacka--. And I walked out."
Amusing: California State Senators undergo ethics training to learn not to sell shoulder-fired missiles to terrorists...
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The California State Senate held an "ethics refresher course" for its members after federal indictments were issued against two senators and a third was convicted. Senate leaders are hoping to regain the public's trust.
The purpose of the course is to teach members and their staffs to avoid potentially compromising situations. It's the latest in a series of moves by senate leaders aimed at putting political distance between them and their colleagues facing criminal charges.
The leader of California's state senate stopped all regular business on Wednesday so everyone could go "back to school" in a sense: ethics school.
"We appreciate the opportunity just to go back to the basics, to re-establish what the rules are," said state Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar).
The lessons are behind closed doors and are encouraged by leaders of both parties. Attendance at so-called ethics school is required for members and their staffs.
The curriculum includes bipartisan panel discussions, meetings with ethics attorneys and the playing out of hypothetical scenarios.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Lack of civility...
Since Clarence Thomas is against affirmative action, he should give up the black seat on the Court. He's only there bc T Marshall was before
— Glenda (@smit9186) April 22, 2014
@BetoMetroDos White, Black or Brown, Justice Thomas is an embarrassment to America.
— Marlboro.Stan (@MarlboroStan) April 22, 2014
SCOTUS decision today shows it's 5/9ths racist. And yes, Clarence Thomas hates his own race. #tcot
— TeapartyCrasher (@VegasJessie) April 22, 2014
@VegasJessie IT AIN'T NOTHING WORST THAT TO B A FUCKING BOOT LICKER AND THAT IS WHO AND WHAT CLARENCE THOMAS IS IS A CORPORATE BOOT LICKER.
— Rebecca Broughton (@missouricollege) April 22, 2014
Clarence Thomas is, for lack of a better word, a tom. No, actually, that's the perfect word.
— yo. (@DRAKEmademeDOit) April 22, 2014
Clarence Thomas please retire from the Supreme Court. You are the worst negro in history.
— Gene Lang (@GeneSeoglobal) April 22, 2014
Like Venom to Spiderman RT @fivefifths: Clarence Thomas really is the universe's equal and opposite reaction to MLK
— Omar T. Woodard (@OmarWoodard) April 22, 2014