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Missouri: We Don't Need No Stinking Badges! Are these people for real?

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I had to read this twice before I realized I was not reading 'The Onion'.

Missouri Senate Committee Votes To Jail Federal Agents Who Enforce Gun Laws

Nope: it's for real.

From the article: (link above)

The Missouri Senate’s General Laws Committee voted 5-1 last week in favor of a bill that purports to make it a crime for federal law enforcement agents to enforce the nation’s gun laws. Under the bill’s terms, these agents could be imprisoned for up to a year and be fined up to $1,000.
Much of this unconstitutional legislation mirrors a bill Gov. Jay Nixon (D) vetoed last year. In September, Missouri’s overwhelmingly Republican senate came just one vote shy of the votes necessary to override Nixon’s veto. Like the bill Nixon vetoed last year, the new legislation contains a provision to arm public school personnel. It also would lower the minimum age to receive a concealed weapons permit from 21 to 19.

No, it doesn't work like that, Missouri - why are you wasting everyone's time with your inflammatory rhetoric? It sounds to me as if you need remedial reading specialists to understand the Second Amendment to the Constitution. It's the law which you don't get to interpret any way you want.

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Obamacare supporters score a legal victory in Missouri as overall enrollment rises

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That sound you hear is the GOP wondering what they'll smear next as they see their "Obamacare" and Benghazi!!!!!! attack campaigns morphing into punchlines.

There are two articles in the Los Angeles Times that throw political pies in the faces of Republicans who insist on trying to destroy the Affordable Care Act... and the president himself. Take a look at how those on the right just lost a court battle in their efforts to impede health care enrollment in Missouri:

Supporters of President Obama’s health law scored a legal victory in Missouri on Thursday as a federal judge blocked the state from enforcing new rules limiting the ability of community organizations to help consumers sign up for coverage under the law.

Missouri is among many Republican-leaning states that have put restrictions on these groups, including a requirement that they get licenses before they can help with the enrollment process. Proponents of the restrictions maintain that they protect consumers.

There were eight plaintiffs on the winning side, including Effort for AIDS and Planned Parenthood. Once again, opponents of President Obama and Obamacare are willing to sacrifice other people's lives and health in order to score political points. Who's kidding whom? The GOP's attitude toward women and just about anyone who doesn't look or sound like an old white man is abominable, no matter how much they claim they're reaching out. "Uncle Sugar." 'Nuff said.

The judge agreed that, since the state insisted that the federal government operate its marketplace, then obstructing attempts to make the process run more smoothly wouldn't make much sense.

Then again, since when have Republicans ever made sense?

In other words, his ruling sent a message: Butt out, GOP, you asked for this, so kindly get lost and let these people do their jobs. Community organizers, go for it.

Meanwhile, the marketplaces are recovering in nicely:

Approximately 3 million people have now enrolled in health insurance plans sold through marketplaces created by President Obama’s health law, the administration announced Friday.

The milestone indicates nearly a million additional people have signed up since the end of December.

Psst! Republicans...nice try smaller

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Walmart Is Anti-Christian: "You're Fired For Being A Good Samaritan"

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Holy Bible

Walmart may, like God, be everywhere. Yet unlike the Lord, they don't possess a Christian heart. They don't believe in biblical teachings if the following passages are still considered part of the good book:

Philippians 2:4 - Look out for Others Interests

do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

Hebrews 13:16 - Doing Good and Sharing

And do not neglect doing good and sharing; for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

Galatians 6:2 - Help with Burdens of others

Bear one another's burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ.

Now I'm not religious, and you needn't be either to understand that doing something to help someone in trouble is considered loosely, "the Christian thing to do."

What do you call someone who, on his lunch break, sees a stranger being accosted and forgoes his own safety and intervenes? A hero? A good Samaritan? Walmart calls him "fired."

Kristopher Oswarld

WXYZ ACTION NEWS:

HARTLAND, MI (WXYZ) - "The last thing I expected was to not have a job," said Kristopher Oswald, 30, who was fired from Walmart this week after he intervened to help a woman who was apparently being assaulted in the parking lot of the store.

Oswald, who worked stocking pet food on the overnight shift at Walmart, was spending his lunch break in his car when he heard a woman screaming and a man hanging onto the hood of her car.

At first, Oswald wondered if it was just people horsing around recklessly, but when he walked over to see if the woman was really in danger, he says the man began to attack him, punching him in the head while yelling "I'm going to kill you".

So Kristopher jumped into action, fled the store to help and here's the story in his own words:

With brave actions like his, Walmart should have made him Employee of the Month, not unemployed of the future. I'm not shopping Walmart for a number of reasons -- but they all stem from how they treat their employees. This outrageous action by Walmart moves to the top of that complaints list.

Care to  join my boycott?

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#Justice4Daisy, Anonymous Demands It: 2 girls raped, left to die, charges dropped on rapist related to GOP figure

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My dear pal @Anomaly100 is sharing a post with us from FreakOutNation:

Two months after a 14 year old girl and her 13 year-old friend were abused/raped by several boys, after plying them with alcohol, then dumping one of the unconscious victim’s outside in freezing weather to die, the Nodaway County, Kansas prosecutor dropped the felony cases against the youths, one of which is the grandson of a longtime area Republican political figure.

Matthew Barnett played defensive end for Maryville High School’s vaunted football team, the Spoofhounds, and came from a prominent Maryville family — his grandfather had been a longtime member of the Missouri House of Representatives.

The Kansas City Star has a jaw dropping article which was published yesterday, detailing the timeline of events. In the end, instead of standing up for the victims, the town turned on them.

If this story thus far reminds you of anything, it should: The Steubenville rapists.

Daisy, one of the young girls, alleged that after she arrived to Barnett’s home, he handed her a large glass filled with alcohol. The other boys — popular school athletes —  urged her drink it and then a second glass too.

That was the last thing she could remember.

Daisy was discovered by one of her parents, sprawled on the front porch and barely conscious; after being left in 22 degree weather for hours, even her hair was frozen.

Ms. Coleman went to her daughter’s bedroom, and found the 13-year-old asleep. She, too, seemed confused.

She detected redness around her daughter’s genitalia and buttocks. It hurt, the girl said, when Coleman asked about it. Then she began crying.

“Immediately,” Coleman said, “I knew what had happened.”

Barnett told police that although the girl said “no” multiple times, he undressed her, put a condom on and had sex with her.

That’s rape and they taped it.

And now the family’s home has been burnt to the ground.

The mother was fired because of the backlash from the town.

The felony charges are dropped.

Image: Kansas City Star

Cue: Anonymous:

Press release:

Greetings, World.

We are #OpMaryville.

Two young girls have been raped in the town of Maryville, Missouri. Another high school football star, the grandson of a Missouri state official, has walked free. The people of Maryville turned their backs on these victims and one family has been forced to flee the town. After they left, their house was burned to the ground.

On January 8th, a 14-year-old girl named Daisy and her 13-year-old friend were both raped in Maryville. Evidence of this assault was captured on film. Daisy’s unconscious body was later dumped into her family’s yard, left alone for hours in freezing weather. One of Daisy’s attackers was initially in police custody, where he admitted to having sex with her while she was under the influence.

He claimed it was consensual. The hospital states the young girl’s blood alcohol level was almost twice the legal limit and they discovered three tears inside of her body, 2-4 inches in length.

This suspect rapist is Matthew Barnett, a student at the University of Central Missouri. He’s the grandson of Missouri state Representative, Rex Barnett.

We demand an immediate investigation into the handling by local authorities of Daisy’s case. Why were the suspects initially arrested and then released? How was video and medical evidence not enough to put one of these football players inside a court room? What is the connection of these prosecutors, if any, to Rep. Rex Barnett? Most of all, We are wondering, how do the residents of Maryville sleep at night?

We have heard Daisy’s story far too often. We heard it from Steubenville, Halifax and Uttar Pradesh. In some cases, action meant nothing because it couldn’t bring them back. Both Amanda Todd and Rehtaeh Parsons, girls not much older than Daisy, took their own lives after the adults, the police and the school system, failed to protect them. If Maryville won’t defend these young girls, if the police are to cowardly or corrupt to do their jobs, if justice system has abandoned them, then someone else will have to stand for them. Mayor Jim Fall, your hands are dirty. Maryville, expect us.

We Are Anonymous.
We Are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Join us.

#OpMaryville #Justice4Daisy

Via Buzzfeed:

“Anonymous is also currently collecting social media data from friends of Matthew Barnett, who is now a student at the University of Central Missouri.”

Anon rape post tweet

His tweets are protected, but feel free to say hello.

In the words of a wise woman (hey, that’s me), ‘If his name starts with A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H.I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R….” He wants the R for rapist.”

If you tweet this, please use the aforementioned hashtags: #OpMaryville – #Justice4Daisy. Thank you.

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VIDEO: CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) audience laughs, applauds Obama "is on his way to hell" crack

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not funny Via nataliedee.com

Leave it to the National Rifle Association President David Keene to inspire an outburst suggesting that President Obama is "on his way" to hell. And leave it to a conservative conference to laugh and clap at such a crack:

Keene, speaking at a regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) outside of St. Louis, Missouri:

If we remember what it is we’re about, and what it is we want to accomplish, and if we organize around those principles and stand for them, people will stand with us. They will make those calls. They will pound the pavement. They will demand of those who they elect to public office and whose salaries they pay through their taxes that they represent them, and not some mayor from New York, or some president from Chicago who’s on his way to Lord knows where when he leaves office.

Audience member:

Hell! [audience laughter]

Not a word from Mr. NRA admonishing such a hostile and tasteless response from the (likely) "Christian" audience member.

H/t: Think Progress

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WTF Moment: Republican staffer reportedly left loaded gun in Missouri state Capitol public restroom

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Psst! Republicans! Check out this "good guy with a gun" boo-boo. Hint: His negligence potentially endangered lives.

Via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

According to a Capitol Police incident report, a Kahr CM9 9mm pistol – later claimed by [Republican] House Speaker Tim Jones’ legislative assistant Dave Evans – was found on top of the toilet paper dispenser in a men's restroom in the Capitol basement Friday. The incident report states that the gun “was fully loaded with one round in the chamber and six rounds in the magazine.”

yikes!

Pleaseohplease, don't squeeze the Charmin the trigger!! Ouch.

Inquiring minds would like to know why Dave Evans (who is legally allowed to carry a concealed weapon) wasn't more careful with a gun that was loaded and set to discharge.

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Live Streaming Video- President Obama Speaks at the Ford Stamping Plant 1:50p EDT

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