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A joint state and federal investigation into the activities of accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof has widened to include other persons of interest, according to multiple sources familiar with the ongoing investigation.
I hope it comes down but honestly considering the majority of the citizens don't seem to want it to come down I believe it when I see it.
A tidy sum, in my opinion.
Then, the next day, I read that some guy in Saudi Arabia is giving 32 billion of his money to some charity.
Makes me think that what I think of as people being very very well
off are really chump change in the eyes of the people who really run the show.
shifting gears, from a purely strategic sense (although bad for society) I can't think of anything better for Dems than the way the Repub rce is drawing entrants. The more and the crazier they are, the beeter. Trump or some other crazy flamethrower will not get the nomination let alone be elected so being in the game drawing attention toward the crazy and away from the potentially electable is a plus. So is the fracturing of the Repub electorate which will make it more difficult to coalesce around the eventual nominee. And, maybe equally helpful is the way the lunatics will scare away swing voters especially if the sane ones are too fearful of far right backlash to directly repudiate the crazy.
The Repub set up is a Dem wet dream.
But under a 1978 federal ethics law, presidential candidates must file a personal financial disclosure with the FEC within 30 days after announcing their candidacies. (They can request two 45-day extensions.) The filing must detail their financial interests and income, as well as those of their spouses and dependent children.
That being said, I have no idea what game he is playing. He is doubling and tripling down on the Mexican rapist meme for no good reason, sure he gains poll numbers, but his brand, not to mention his wallet, is getting hammered. Trump's name recognition alone would have given him the numbers to get on stage on opening night on Fox, which is the short term goal of any of them.
If he is bluffing, why damage his brand for a few meaningless poll points? If he is serious does he think he could win on the backs of the racists? If he was so craven why would he be blowing the dog horn this early? I don't get it.
But past that I don't get why he is even running in the first place. What kind of crazy is he offering that isn't being offered by the likes of Ted Cruz or any other crazy Republican? Again, it must all be completely ego driven unless he truly has some mental problem like schizophrenia that we do not know about.
Santorum and Huckabee lead the charge, saying they will "resist" this ruling. I want to know what form this resistance will take.
Ever notice how a 5 to 4 vote is never a problem if you win?
Traditional marriage depends on what your definition of marriage is. And, for Huckabee/Santorum, progress is the enemy of their idea of marriage; Man and a woman they say, but what do they mean? They may have moved, a bit, from wife as chattel, but not much, if at all, from wife as extension of husband. Not a person in their own right; wife is duty and procreation and theirs is keeping the little Misses happy.
Of course, Huckabee/Santorum are anti-gay panderers. No acknowledgement is possible that unless it can be shown that same sex marriage harms people who are not gay, or who are gay but don't want to marry, there is no compelling reason for states to ban such marriages.Other than the subtextual tradition and way of life.
A new tradition of marriage has long ago passed them by-- one of equal partnerships in love and life. They can not abide it and can only seek to have their well-deserved loss privileged as sincerely held belief.
As for getting married biblically, you can do that in all kinds of imaginative ways- take two wives and someone else's sex slave as Abraham did, or 300 sex slaves as Solomon did (not to mention the 700 wives), or your brother's widow in addition to your own wife. And remember, if your sex slave runs away because you're cruel to the person, the Bible (Philemon) says that other people have the duty to return the slave to you, i.e. basically imposes the duty of trafficking slaves back to sadistic sex maniacs who exploit them. But if the owner is nice and a good Christian, he might consider letting the sex slave go. But he doesn't have to.
San Francisco chose to be a "sanctuary city", so they decided that they could not spend local money to honor an ICE detainer. He would have been legally detained in Texas.