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Overnight: Blunt: Do I Look Illegal?

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This 'Blunt' is a repeat because sometimes you have to repeat things to get them across to people who are willfully ignorant. I'm not talking to you, because if you're reading The Political Carnival, you most likely understand that the United States of America is a country of immigrants. Your ancestors may have come hundreds of years ago on the Mayflower or as indentured servants from England or they might have become 'immigrants' when we invaded Mexico (yes 'we' - the United States), conquered territory by force, and the Spanish- and native-American-language who alreadylived there had to deal with the fact they were now citizens of a completely different country.

Right-wingers don't seem to want to know anything about the Mexican-American War but here's more about it if you'd like to refresh their memories. Mexican-American War.

I could easily continue but I think I will leave it at that and post this video (sorry for putting an image of Joe Arpaio on your computer screen):

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Afternoon-Evening Links

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Walmart shooters covered officers’ bodies with Gadsden Flag, previously kicked off Bundy Ranch

THAT'S IT. I AM COMING HOME.

Racist Tea Party Revolutionaries Kill Cops In Las Vegas: Why Won’t The Media Call It Terrorism?

Does Sex Work Beat Walmart Type Jobs?

Our Phone Obsession Is Turning Us Into Zombies

What's the Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana?

Details Emerge of Bowe Bergdahl’s Captivity

Insurrection Timeline

Watch: KKK Explain Their Plan For Expansion, Including Military-Style Combat Training

PBS’s Bonnie Erbe Accepts Award from Anti-Immigrant Group

Las Vegas Shooters Told Neighbors They Were Kicked Off Bundy Ranch

Fox's Pirro Demands Obama Be Impeached For Bergdahl Prisoner Swap

Paul Gigot Opposes Minimum Wage Hike Because Workers 'Learn' From Poverty Wages

McCain: Obama Freed The 'Jihadists Responsible For 9/11' In Exchange For Bergdahl

The bizarre secret of London’s buried diggers

The Drunken Downfall of Evangelical America's Favorite Painter

Right-Wing Christians and Republican Policies Are Making America Stupid

Former Army Major Tells Fox's Huckabee President Should Have Threatened To Invade Pakistan Over Bergdahl

Here’s where new Americans came from in 2013, and where they live now

Right-Wingers are LYING When They Claim Eight Soldiers Died Looking for Bergdahl

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Afternoon-Evening Links

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Sign Stolen from Playground Honoring Sandy Hook Victim, Thief Claims Shooting Was a Hoax: Official

KXL Activists Blast Pro-Keystone Dems In Senate

The Revenge of the Poor, Betrayal of the Elite Now Leads to The Rise of Super Bugs

Hans Zimmer Live: Composer Breaks Out With Performing Career

How to Make an Edible Water Bottle

Elizabeth Warren Laughs At Bob Schieffer After Being Called 'A Socialist'

Detect edited photos with image analyzer Izitru

After carving up Ukraine, where will Putin turn next?

California Democrat Highlights Unfair And Indecent Pay Cuts To Soldiers Stationed Overseas

Nigeria kidnapped girls 'shown in Boko Haram video'

An Open Source Robot Could Be Tending Your Backyard Garden Very Soon

Your Weekly Political Carnival Upchucks: Shocking Religion News (via KC Boyd)

Ronald Reagan's Benghazi

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Overnight:Bill Maher Takes On Dinesh D'Souza Over Anti-Obama Documentary 2016

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MaherFrom the 'About' section for this video (from YouTube)

On his show tonight, Bill Maher squared off with Dinesh D'Souza, the face of a new anti-Obama documentary. Maher challenged D'Souza's claims that Obama holds anti-colonial, anti-capitalist views that he inherited from his father, argued that the policies Obama has implemented have not been as radical as Republicans have made them out to be, and even confronted D'Souza over the controversial comments that got him fired from ABC ten years ago, which were set off by comments D'Souza made on Politically Incorrect.

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Overnight: Deadbeat in a Cowboy Hat

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This great song was written and performed by our friend Lauren Meyer.

Lauren Mayer is a singer/songwriter/pianist who writes comedy songs about everything from Supreme Court decisions to the Kardashians. She proudly supports leftist causes including equal pay, reproductive choice, fair minimum wage, addressing climate change, and marriage equality.

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Saturday Links

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Texas city pays Ted Nugent $16,000 to not perform at upcoming festival

Anti-Choice Advocates Trying to Put Already-Defeated 'Personhood' Amendment Back on the Ballot in Mississippi

Creationists Complain Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos' Isn't Giving Them Airtime

Federal judge overturns Michigan gay marriage, adoption ban

Larry Page: I’d Rather Leave My Billions to Elon Musk Than to Charity

'The Most Fascinating Experiment In The History Of Astronomy' Is Happening Soon

This J.C. Penney Worker Was Fired For Telling The Truth About Its 'Fake' Prices

PHOTOS: Prostitution, Homelessness And Drugs Surround Twitter's New HQ

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White Nationalist Charles Murray is shaping American policy, and it ain't pretty!

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This post is by our guest contributor Dee. a freelance writer and passionate political junkie, living in the Central Plains with her husband and three furry puppies. She is a prolific tweeter as @DAbitty, and occasional blogger at MyLittleBits

You may not know who he is, but Paul Ryan sure does. Ryan has so much respect for him; he used information gleaned from his writings to demonize large segments of American society during a recent radio interview. With the fallout from that interview ongoing, I decided to dig a bit into the thinking of unknown to me, Charles Murray. A man responsible for helping shape some of Ryan’s bizarre opinions, and some of our public policies.

Seemingly, in favor of dismantling every ounce of progress made over the past 40 plus years, Charles Murray plows forward with opinions so far out of the mainstream, it would seem a near impossibility that any self-respecting politician would ever seek his council, and yet…

So, who is Mr. Charles Murray? Murray is a man of 71years, born and raised in working class, very white, Newton, Iowa. Educated by the Ivy League, he is an author, and DC Think Tanker. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) considers his ideology as that of “White Nationalist.” SPLC says “using racist pseudoscience and misleading statistics,” Murray argues that social inequality is caused by genetic inferiority. (I tend to agree with SPLC.)

Best known for his authorship of The Bell Curve, and Losing Ground: American Social Policy 1950-1980, Coming Apart: The State of White America 1960-2010, as well as his contribution to numerous conservative publications, Murray is a Senior Fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute.

Using his own brand of social science Murray’s writings are more eugenics than actual social studies, at least the social studies I remember. He believes the disadvantaged are so because, on average, they are unable to compete with white men, who are in all ways superior.

Murray is a proponent of eliminating what he terms the “welfare state”, including affirmative action, and the Department of Education – as well as other more progressive policies. He argues that innate deficiencies are the cause for unequal social and educational outcomes, and those cannot be overcome by public policy, aka Government.

“You want to have a job training program for welfare mothers? You think that’s going to cure the welfare problem? Well, when you construct that job training program and try to decide what jobs they might qualify for, you had better keep in mind that the mean IQ of welfare mothers is somewhere in the 80s, which means that you have certain limitations in what you're going to accomplish.” 
—Interview on race and IQ, “Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg,” PBS, 1994

It seems his views are in part responsible for the welfare restructuring done during the Clinton Administration. After a decade of advocating against welfare for single mothers, President Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, ending traditional welfare programs. Of Murray Clinton said, “He did the country a great service. I mean, he and I often disagree, but I think his analysis is essentially right. … There is no question that it would work,” referring to policies he (Murray) viewed as incentivizing out of wedlock births.

In a 2012 New York Times (NYT) article Jennifer Schuessler quotes President Obama from a 1994 NPR commentary saying, Murray and his co-author have calculated that “white America is ready for a return to good old-fashioned racism as long as it’s artfully packaged.” How prophetic that seems, here in 2014.

This is just the tip of Charlie’s very large iceberg… for fear of losing you I will provide links to more information, and leave you with this tidbit from Murray himself:

“Try to imagine a presidential candidate saying in front of the cameras, ‘One reason that we still have poverty in the United States is that a lot of poor people are born lazy.’ You cannot imagine it because that kind of thing cannot be said. And yet, this unimaginable statement merely implies that when we know the complete genetic story, it will turn out that the population below the poverty line in the United States has a configuration of the relevant genetic makeup that is significantly different from the configuration of the population above the poverty line. This is not unimaginable. It is almost certainly true.” 
—“Deeper Into the Brain,” National Review, 2000

Charles Murray is wrong-headed in so many ways, the fact that a presidential candidate could not say, “in front of the cameras” what Paul Ryan just said, “in front of the cameras” is proof of the influence Murray is having upon public policy, aka Government.

http://shameproject.com/profile/charles-murray/

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/profiles/Charles-Murray

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