An unarmed black teenager took a box of cigars from a convenience store. He was pulled over by police and tried to run away. He was shot six times and died at the scene.A black 12 year old was playing with a bb gun. Police arrived on the scene and shot him to death seconds later.A suspected drug dealer has his home raided by SWAT teams.
After Seth Moulton beat out sitting Representative John Tierney in the primary for the Democratic spot on Massachusetts’ ballot for the 6th District House Seat last month, reporters started to dig into to the past of this relatively unknown candidate and ended up with a refreshing surprise.
Walmart, our nation's largest retailer, is cutting some 30,000 part-time employee's health care benefits, due to the rising costs for the company.
I remember when cop cars were all big, white Chevy sedans. And police officers dressed in light blue uniforms. They wore innocent enough black, cabbie looking hats, and I was never afraid to approach them with a question, or a problem. And then I grew up. Now they drive midnight black, stealth vehicles, usually equipped with mean grill guards.
It's standard in today's American workplace to work 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week. But did you ever wonder where they came up with those numbers in the first place? The short answer, labor unions lobbied Congress for decades until The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt.
In the last two State of the Union addresses by President Barack Obama, the raising of the minimum wage has been brought up. Obama urged the nation to vote on and be in support of proposed legislation that would raise the minimum wage from the national level that it is now at $7.25/hour to a more reasonable sum of $9.00/hr in his 2013 address, and $10.00/hour in his 2014 address.
Hyperbole is so often used when we discuss the impact that this President or that President had on America, but that just isn't the case for the 26th President of the United States. Theodore Roosevelt was catapulted into the Executive Office after the assassination of William McKinley in September of 1901.
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I supported the Paul Ryan budget and sent it over to the Senate. Now I live with some Senators, I yell at them all the time, I grabbed one of them the other day and shook him and I’d love to get them to vote for it — boy I’d love that. You know but other than me going over there with a gun and holding it to their head and maybe killing a couple of them, I don’t think they’re going to listen unless they get beat.
Who are we at war with? We are at war with Al-Qaida and the Taliban, who are Muslims. It's a Catch-22. They are not allowed to kill their fellow Muslims; we're at war with Muslims. The only solution I see is that they not be allowed in the military. Personally, I don't trust one Muslim in our military. If they truly are a devout Muslim and follow the Quran and the Sunnah, then I feel threatened because they're commanded to kill me.
"I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We've had an earthquake; we've had a hurricane. He said, 'Are you going to start listening to me here?' Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we've got to rein in the spending."
"The mass union strikes in England... good or evil?.... You're being played. I'm not a biblical scholar but I think release all hell falls on this chalkboard [Points to board labeled evil]."
"Union people...[support] terrorism."
"You must fumigate the halls of your union offices... rat these people [Teacher union leaders] out"
"Oh, and the communists have rallied for the teachers in Wisconsin. Teachers, you must be so proud to stand next to the socialist and the communist."
"What Organizing for America understands, and what the labor unions understand,it is what they've done from the beginning. This is Karl Marx, that's what it is, it's Karl Marx, it's Lenin, it's Stalin, they knew, it's Hitler, it's Mussolini."