A Record Setting Campaign. And He is Losing?

Written by Robert Warden

The following is from Bernie Sanders’ speech from June 16, 2016.

“Together, in this campaign, 1.5 million people came out to our rallies and town meetings in almost every state in the country.

Together, hundreds of thousands of volunteers made 75 million phone calls urging their fellow citizens into action.

Together, our canvassers knocked on more than 5 million doors.

Together, we hosted 74,000 meetings in every state and territory in this country. Read more

The U.K. Voted To Leave The European Union. What Happens Next?

The U.K. voted to leave the European Union by a vote of 51.9 percent on Thursday — making it the first time a member country has chosen to leave the union. Thursday’s vote is not legally binding, but while the vote could technically be blocked or overturned, U.K. politicians are still likely to move forward with leaving the E.U.

Prime Minister David Cameron, who in 2013 promised an E.U. referendum if he was re-elected, has said he will formally resign and there will be a new prime minister before the Conservative Party conference in October. It’s not clear who will replace him, but it could be far-right pro-Leave Conservative MP Boris Johnson.

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Inspection- The Independent Convention: A Proposal

by Ken Carman

 Every four years we suffer from the same #%$! two party primaries, the same two party caucuses, the same two party conventions.
Inspection I am no fan of conventions. My wife’s parents were on the other side of the political equation. The first time we visited during convention time we were warned not to watch “our” convention. But after I stated I would never watch either convention; likening them both to big, silly, parties for big kids who never grew up, it was no longer an issue. I didn’t add that they’re pointless: who wins; no matter which party, has pretty much been fixed before each convention since before I was born.
 But, if we must have them… Read more

Right-wing broadcaster who wants Christian martyrs urges Trump fans to use AR-15s against protesters Travis Gettys TRAVIS GETTYS

Sandy Rios (YouTube)A religious broadcaster who encouraged Christians to “prepare for martyrdom” over marriage equality is urging Donald Trump supporters to take up arms against their opponents.

Sandy Rios, director of governmental affairs for the American Family Association and host of a daily radio program, said Trump backers should have used AR-15 rifles to defend themselves from violent protesters at a recent rally in California, reported Right Wing Watch.

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New Bill Requires Background Check For Gun Lobbyists Before Purchasing Congressmen

Satire, we assume?-OEN

In an effort to ensure powerful tools fall only into the correct hands, a new bill would require comprehensive background checks for all gun lobbyists interested in purchasing a sitting United States Congressman.

Calling it an “unyielding assault” on their constitutional rights, a spokesman for the National Rifle Association said, “This is truly a slap in the face to those of us responsible senator-owners who advantageously procure political sway well within the confines of the law.”

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