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Not Americans? Trump’s charge astounds Bay Area Muslims

But when his 14-year-old sister began to talk about how she felt when presidential candidate Donald Trump questioned whether Muslims could blend into American culture, Ilyaas looked up, baffled.

“This is my place,” he said confidently. “I’ve been here my whole life.”

His sister, Hanan Mubarez, seated next to him in a tiny San Leandro mosque, quickly echoed his statement: “Yeah, I don’t feel the need to assimilate because it’s already a part of me. I was born and raised here."


Two days after the mass shooting in Orlando that killed 49 people, Trump responded to a question about screening U.S. immigrants of Muslim faith by saying, “Assimilation has been very hard.

“It’s almost — I won’t say nonexistent, but it gets to be pretty close,” Trump said. “And I’m talking about second- and third-generation. They come — they don’t — for some reason, there’s no real assimilation.”

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Jul 3, 2016, 08:01 PM (3 replies)

Good Samaritan buys $80 of candy from young girl 'who was being harassed by woman

Good Samaritan buys $80 of candy from teary young girl ‘who was being harassed by an elderly woman for selling the treats outside Target’
Girl was selling candy outside a California Target when she was approached by a grey haired shopper
Witnesses say older woman was yelling at and 'harassing' the youngster
She even threatened to call the cops on the girl who started crying
Shopper Jay Lopez intervened offered to buy all the girl's candy for $80

The elderly shopper even threatened to call the police before good Samaritan Jay Lopez intervened.
'When I walked up, she was crying hysterically,' he said.
Lopez stepped in and offered to buy the entire box of candy - which cost $80 - to put an end to the confrontation once and for all.

I'm buying it all!' he said during the incident, which was captured on film by Lizarraga and has been viewed more than 6million times since she posted it to Facebook.
'I'm gonna come out right now and get your cash,' said Lopez, who told the older woman she should 'be ashamed' of herself.
He proceeded to hand out many of the sweets to shoppers and passersby.
Lopez believes that, if the seller, who was black, had been a white girl selling Girl Scout cookies then the elderly shopper would have had little to say.
'I'm not putting race into this, but I bet it would've been a whole different story.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3672550/Good-Samaritan-buys-80-candy-spotted-young-girl-harassed-selling-treats-outside-Target.html#ixzz4DNbTgYGs
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Video of Old Woman Scolding Kids for Selling Candy Outside of Target Goes Viral

Last week, a boy was selling candy with his sister outside a Target store in Rowland Heights, California, when they were approached by an angry elderly woman. Witnesses watched as the woman proceeded to lecture the children, demanding to see a license to sell.

Andy Lizarraga, who was leaving the Target with her mom at the time, recorded a cellphone video of the exchange and posted it to Facebook. In less than a week, the clip amassed more than 5.5 million views and 70,000 shares.

The altercation began when the woman walked up to confront the kids.

“She comes up to the little kid and is like, ‘Where is your license? Have you asked permission to be here?’ And then the kid is like, ‘No, I’m just selling candy. I’m trying to make some money,’ ” Lizarraga told KCBS-TV.

In her Facebook post, Lizarraga added that the woman “started harassing him to the point where he started to cry.”

When other shoppers entering and exiting the store began to notice what was happening, a group of people approached the woman, telling her to leave the young candy vendors alone, according to Lizarraga.

After this, a man walked over to give the woman a piece of his mind. Then he bought $80 worth of candy.

“I’m buying it all,” the man said, taunting the woman. “I’m gonna buy it all, and I’m gonna give it away to all these people. You should be ashamed of yourself.”

The man who purchased the candy, Jay Lopez, described to KCBS what he witnessed that caused him to intervene.

“She continued to yell at her and scream at her and tell her if she didn’t have a permit, that she was going to go to jail, that sheriffs were on their way,” Lopez said. “When I walked up, she was crying hysterically.”

That’s when he decided to put an end to the argument and purchase all of the candy.

“Mind your own business. Take care of yourself and your family and everything will come together for you,” Lopez said.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Jul 3, 2016, 03:36 PM (22 replies)

Army vet rescues bald eagle dangling upside down from a rope tree by mowing down branches w rifle

Army veteran rescues bald eagle dangling upside down from a rope in 75-foot tree by 'mowing down the branches' with his rifle

Army veteran Jason Galvin rescued helpless bald eagle dangling from tree

Eagle had been hanging from the rope in the tree for more than two days

Galvin spent 90 minutes firing 150 shots into tree branches to free bird

The eagle, now named Freedom, is recovering at a rehabilitation center

Neighbors called the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Rush City police and fire departments, but were told there was nothing the agencies could do because of how high the eagle was in the tree.

At one point Galvin joked that he might have to shoot the eagle down and his wife responded by telling him 'that's what you're going to do', according to KARE 11.
Galvin then spent 90 minutes taking nearly 150 shots from a .22 caliber rifle 'while mowing down three branches, and finally the rope, holding up the eagle'.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3671801/Army-veteran-rescues-bald-eagle-dangling-upside-rope-75-foot-tree.html#ixzz4DKUQDtKa
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Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Jul 3, 2016, 02:44 AM (65 replies)

Artists Buy Trump Campaign Bus on Craigslist, Turn It Into Anti-Trump Art Project

A former Greyhound bus with “TRUMP” emblazoned along its side slowly made its way down the Pacific Coast Highway, trailed by the occasional honk, a burst of expletives or a show of thumbs — some up, some down.

When it pulled into the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in Torrance on Thursday, electrician Louis Canal, 48, of Diamond Bar, walked up to it and posed for photos.

The Trump supporter didn't see what was off about the bus, which is not associated with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and is a piece of traveling protest art.

For starters, there was the sign on the back reading, "Save water, only waterboard on Mon/Wed/Fri." Then there was "Manhood measuring station" painted on the driver's side — a riff on Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s comments earlier in the campaign about the size of Trump’s hands.


Late last year, David Gleeson and Mary Mihelic, cofounders of politically minded art collective T. Rutt, learned via Rachel Maddow that a Donald Trump campaign bus was up for sale on Craigslist in Des Moines, Iowa. Trump’s team had used the bus — a former bachelor party bus, complete with a stripper pole — to campaign at the Iowa State Fair. Gleeson, who’d been working on a series of political artworks protesting Trump, seized the opportunity: The next day, he flew to Des Moines and purchased this “nice piece of raw material,” as he calls the vehicle.

Now, Gleeson and Mihelic have transformed Trump’s bus into a rolling art project protesting the Republican presidential nomination frontrunner’s divisive rhetoric. In this “kind of seedy” bus, which the artists say has a million miles on it, they’ve been traveling to Trump rallies across the country, as well as to Miami Beach during Art Basel for the Conception Art Fair. With red paint, they’ve amended the slogan on one side of the bus to read “T.RUMP: Make Fruit Punch Great Again”; on the other side, it now reads “T.RUTT: #WomenTrumpTrump,” protesting Trump’s negative comments toward women. In the evening at every rally they attend, Gleeson stands on top of the bus in a neon jacket and drives a golf club into a ball with Trump’s face on it. “We’re driving Trump into the sunset,” Gleeson tells Hyperallergic.

Trump’s slogan, “Make America Great Again,” printed on the T.RUMP bus in Arabic

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Jul 3, 2016, 02:36 AM (0 replies)

Republican women organize to support Clinton

Huddled around a corner table during happy hour at the swanky St. Regis Hotel bar in downtown Washington, five young Republicans busily brainstormed how they could help Hillary Clinton become the next president of the United States.

The group included an unlikely gang of pro-Clinton foot soldiers, including a Mississippi-born Southern Baptist who got her start in GOP politics as an intern in the second Bush White House, a conservative health care policy analyst who has volunteered for anti-abortion causes and a former president of the Cornell University College Republicans.

Over glasses of wine and champagne Monday night, they kicked off the first steering committee meeting for a new organization: "Republican Women for Hillary."
Their motivation? Stop Donald Trump.

"It's really important that Republican leaders, especially Republican women leaders, stand up right now and say we're not OK with Trump representing our party," said Jennifer Lim, a group founder who works at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and has spent much of her life volunteering for Republican causes and campaigns. "This is not a position I ever wanted to find myself in. But it's important that when things like this happen that people speak up."

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Jul 3, 2016, 02:26 AM (6 replies)

A French Street Artist Turns Discarded Mattresses Into Giant Food Sculptures

Parisian artist Lor-K has spent the past six years turning wayward street trash into ephemeral urban sculptures. For her latest project, “Eat Me,” she transformed a series of discarded mattresses into tantalizing larger-than-life caricatures of pizza, cake, sushi, waffles, and other treats.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Jul 2, 2016, 04:09 AM (2 replies)

How Donald Trump’s 1993 comments about ‘Indians’ previewed much of his 2016 campaign

REP. GEORGE MILLER (D-CALIF): Is this you, discussing Indian blood: "We're going to judge people by whether they have Indian blood whether they're qualified to run a casino or not?"

TRUMP: That probably is me, absolutely. Because I'll tell you what. If you look, if you look at some of the reservations that you've approved, that you, sir, in your great wisdom have approved, I will tell you right now -- they don't look like Indians to me. And they don't look like the Indians ... Now, maybe we say politically correct or not politically correct, they don't look like Indians to me, and they don't look like Indians to Indians.

And a lot of people are laughing at it. And you're telling me how tough it is and how rough it is to get approved. Well, you go up to Connecticut and you look. Now, they don't look like Indians to me, sir.

MILLER: Thank God that's not the test of whether or not people have rights in this country or not -- whether or not they pass your "look" test.

TRUMP: Depends whether or not. ... Yeah. Depends whether or not you're approving it, sir.


Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Jul 2, 2016, 03:29 AM (2 replies)

Timelessly elegant at 100: Gone With The Wind's Olivia de Havilland celebrates milestone birthday

Timelessly elegant at 100: Gone With The Wind's Olivia de Havilland celebrates milestone birthday

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3670080/AP-Interview-De-Havilland-breaks-silence-sibling-feud.html#ixzz4DElnsq2C
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Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Jul 2, 2016, 03:16 AM (12 replies)

Trump spent $12,000 from non profit charity to buy im Tebow-Signed Football Helmet for himself

Did Donald Trump Spend Charity Money on a Tim Tebow-Signed Football Helmet?
Presidential nominee reportedly dished out $12,000 at a Florida fundraiser from another nonprofit, the Donald J. Trump Foundation

There has been plenty of talk about presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s finances during his bid for president, and a new Washington Post report speculates that he violated IRS rules by using a charity’s money to buy himself football memorabilia.
Trump allegedly got into a bidding war at a Florida fundraiser in 2012 over a football jersey and a helmet signed by Tim Tebow, who was then quarterback of the Denver Broncos. He ultimately bought the items for $12,000.

However, the Susan G. Komen organization didn’t get a personal check for the NFL memorabilia. Trump instead signed for the items from his own non-profit, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, according to the Post.

Trump founded the charity in 1987, largely with other people’s money, and installed himself as president. However, at the time of the auction, he reportedly hadn’t given any of his own money to it for three years running.


The same kind of autographed helmet and jersey that Trump bought for $12,000 are now available for about $415, total, online, the Post revealed.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Jul 2, 2016, 03:11 AM (2 replies)

Experts: Donald Trump Is Lying About His Fundraising Haul

We just started our online campaign. Online mailing [Tuesday] did over $3 million. Donald, in an unprecedented move, agreed to match the first $2 million personally that came in. So we did over $5 million online yesterday, and we’re just starting the effort,” national finance chairman Steve Mnuchin said in an interview with the Fox Business Network.

Meanwhile, Trump spokesperson Hope Hicks told marketing industry publication Advertising Age that the Trump campaign raised “$3.3 million on Tuesday and $3.4 million” on Thursday.

If those figures sound fantastical, it’s because they’re likely to be bogus.

Using a very sophisticated digital marketing operation, the 2012 Obama campaign’s most successful appeal for donations, with the subject line “I will be outspent,” brought in $2.5 million.


“It’s just not plausible for Trump to have raised what he claims online from one email,” said Julia Rosen, the Director of Marketing at ActBlue, a progressive firm. “The Trump campaign has failed to do the basic digital organizing work, like collecting email addresses at every available opportunity. That’s meant he has an exponentially smaller list, and because he hasn’t been running a modern engagement program with the few people that are on the list, it’s likely the average list member is not very responsive to the rare asks Trump makes of them.

Neither Trump’s digital director, Brad Parscale, nor its spokesperson, Hope Hicks, returned requests for comment.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri Jul 1, 2016, 01:30 AM (4 replies)
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