Sunday, July 17, 2016

Man suspected of shooting six Baton Rouge police officers, killing three, has been identified as Gavin Long. Update!

I held off blogging about this because there still so little information that was available about the shooter or his motivation.

However now we know that the suspect's name is Gavin Long from Kansas City, who may have been with a group of others from Missouri that the police were already on the lookout for.

We also know that police responded to a call about a man walking down the street with an assault rifle, and when they arrived three were shot and wounded and three others were killed at the scene.

The shooter, Gavin Long, was also killed in the exchange of gunfire.

Here is some amateur video taken during the shooting.

It does not show very much but you can hear the shots being fired.

As of this post I do not yet know the shooter's ethnicity, but I have read that he was wearing black clothing and a mask to hide his identity.

There is also some talk on MSNBC that the shooter might be associated with the sovereign citizen's movement, but that has not been confirmed by law enforcement.

I will update this post as new details come in.

Update: The President weighs in on the shooting.
Gee, I wonder who he was talking to there Donald?

I have read in a number of places that folks are trying to blame this on President Obama and, as you saw here earlier, liberals.

Apparently in the opinion of those folks if you speak out against police violence you are responsible for encouraging attacks on police.

Just to be clear I condemn both of those acts.

Update 2: Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal:

The alleged gunman, who was killed by police, has been identified as 29-year-old Gavin Long, according to a person briefed on the investigation. The suspect was from Missouri and was affiliated with an antigovernment group called the New Freedom Group, the person added.

Wow, so it is an anti-government group. That is going to force the pro-gun folks to take a pause before making a statement about this.

Update 3: Reporters trying to gather information have to start wearing bullet proof vests.
Certainly sounds like the right address.

Update 4: Okay NOW we know the ethnicity of the shooter:

The suspect has been identified as a black male named Gavin Eugene Long of Kansas City, Missouri, sources tell CBS News. He was born on July 17, 1987.

That whooshing sound you here is the NRA breathing a giant sigh of relief.

Update 5: Always the wrong tone from Donald Trump.

You know I think that he deserves some of the responsibility for the friction we are seeing right now.

Not the President.


  1. Anonymous1:14 PM

    29 year old (today) black male affiliated with New Freedom Group, an antigovernment group.

    1. Do you have a link to that?

      I have not seen that yet.


    3. I'm having trouble finding any references to the New Freedom Group as anything other than a coalition of AA chapters.

      The WSJ doesn't say how they knew it's an antigovernment group.


    4. Anonymous1:46 PM

      Scroll to 3:18 pm update think it's from the 3pm press conference.

      "3:18 pm

      -Missouri Man Suspected in the Shootings Was Killed, According to Person Briefed on Investigation

      -Suspect Killed Was Affiliated With New Freedom Group, an Anti-Government Group, According to Person Briefed on Investigation

      -Two Others Involved in the Shooting Were Captured Across the Mississippi River From Baton Rouge"


    5. Anonymous1:58 PM

      I really want to know how much the media puts out is a total lie to the American people? I am so circumspect as to the lot of them!

    6. Anonymous7:23 PM

      The alleged gunman, who was killed by police, has been identified as 29-year-old Gavin Long, according to a person briefed on the investigation. The suspect was from Missouri and was affiliated with an antigovernment group called the New Freedom Group, the person added.

      Gavin Long was a marine. He must be a vet like Dakota Meyer. Any sign of PTSD?

      Dallas police shooter. The Army is taking a closer look at Micah Xavier Johnson’s military record to determine if all allegations of potential misconduct against him were fully investigated at the time he served. Army vets, like Track Palin, be sure to look for any sign of PTSD?

      ‘My son, a combat veteran … was fighting for you all, America, in the war zone. My son, like so many others, came back a bit different, they come back hardened.’
      ‘So when my own son is going through what he goes through coming back, I can certainly relate with other families who kind of feel these ramifications of some PTSD and some of the woundedness that our soldiers do return with.’ Sarah Palin

      Why Black Lives Matter is going global.
      Opinion: another deadly day in Baton Rouge. Will we heed the warning?

    7. Anonymous7:41 PM

      According to Marine Corps records, Long had a conventional tour in the Marines. He served for five years and retired as a sergeant in August 2010 with an honorable discharge. During that time, he was trained as a data network specialist and attended the Marine School of Infantry, indicating that he received infantry training. He also served as a communications specialist in Iraq from June 2008 to January 2009 and served in Okinawa with the 3rd Marine Air Wing. Nothing in the records indicates any disciplinary actions against him.

  2. "Gavin Long" doesn't sound like a Muslim. Poor, disappointed wingnuts.

    1. Anonymous8:17 AM

      He was Black and inspired by Obama's previous anti-police rhetoric. What a shocker! Sorry to disappoint the grubers

    2. Anonymous8:56 AM

      Blacks, 13% of the population, commit 52.5% of all homicides in America. 93% of blacks are killed by other blacks while 84% of whites are killed by other whites.

      Source: "Homicide Trend in the United States" from USDOJ.

    3. Anonymous10:05 AM


      Donald Trump addressed the systemic problem of unbalance when he stated “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters.”

      It is likely he would not be arrested, if he was he would not have to spend a night in jail nor would he be found guilty regardless of the evidence making it clear that he shot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue.

  3. Anonymous1:24 PM

    Another Open Carry state tragedy.

  4. Anonymous1:35 PM

    Doesn't matter what is affiliation or motive, he was black, so Republicans don't have to alter their talking points.

    1. His ethnicity has not yet been established.

      The black guy on Facebook named Gavin Long is still alive.

    2. Oops, sorry scratch that.

      I found the information saying he was a black man.

    3. Anonymous7:24 PM

      He was a marine.

      You need to respect him for what he did when he served his country.

  5. Anonymous1:39 PM

    Just read that ethnicity is African American. And birthday of July 17.

  6. Anonymous1:39 PM

    The Baton Rouge Police are saying they were not targeted. It became a shootout when they responded to men shooting at each other.

  7. Anonymous1:41 PM

    What's next?

    Anti-government thugs running around on the streets with assault weaponry?

    1. Anonymous1:54 PM

      Well this doesn't look like a black guy and he might even be a paid member of the NRA. Never mind.

    2. Anonymous7:27 PM

      Didn't Sarah say that Track is not a Republican?

      Did he follow Todd into the AIP?

      Or are they forming their own group with their own army?

    3. Anonymous4:45 AM

      It looks like he was a successful Marine.

  8. C Jumper1:49 PM

    How do we know that "New Freedom Group" is antigovernment? Except for a couple of words about it in the WSJ, I can find no references to it.

    There are plenty of references to New Freedom Group as a group of AA chapters in various cities.

  9. Anonymous1:52 PM

    Waiting to hear from The Donald to tell us how he's going to deal with domestic terrorists. Where's he gonna send them back to eh.

    1. Anonymous7:28 PM

      The ones that are veterans he can do a fundraiser.

  10. Anonymous1:53 PM

    Guess you already know about the reporter in KC...

  11. Anonymous1:56 PM

    Trump verbally vomits via Twitter -

    "President Obama just had a news conference, but he doesn't have a clue. Our country is a divided crime scene, and it will only get worse!"

    "Our country is totally divided and our enemies are watching. We are not looking good, we are not looking smart, we are not looking tough!"

    Someone needs to disable his exclamation mark on his keyboard(s) and his time would be better spent fixing his hair.

    1. Anonymous2:26 PM

      His weaved hair that he pulls so carefully back on his forehead when showing he isn't bald! What a joker!

      The guy is a fraud, liar and is inciting division in our country!

      Something needs to be done to stop him and soon! Internal fighting is going to occur and it will all be the fault of Trump. The guy is a total asshole and the media doesn't help!

    2. Anonymous2:43 AM

      He's right. Only Libtards would bash him for being a patriot unlike the Coward-in-Chief.

    3. Anonymous10:08 AM

      Only Libtards don't appreciate the natural flow of his do

      Only Libtards don't dig his personal touch

      Only Libtards do appreciate Uncle Sam and the pure emotion

      Only Libtards don't appreciate the signature swoop


  12. Anonymous1:56 PM

    Civil war is coming folks! Whites against blacks...see it coming...find it frightening.

    The cops are out in their war armor now - which is the first step to intimidate protestors!

    1. Anonymous7:50 PM

      Some people have been feeling like they live in a war zone for too long.

      All kinds of parents try to teach kids how to respond to a police officer. For some it is a life and death matter. That is not new and other people want to ignore it.

      Can you imagine having to send your kid out to school and places everyday, doing your best to see they can handle themselves but living in a society with a fatal situation festering.

  13. Anonymous1:58 PM

    And the first thing the New Orleans police chief says: "this isn't about gun control"

    1. Anonymous2:22 PM

      Yea, right! No wonder the cops are having so much trouble!

    2. Anonymous2:45 AM

      @2:22 Go away Dumbocrat.

  14. Anonymous1:59 PM

    Donald Trump has issued a very dignified and measured response: ]

    "As President, I will not be soft on cop shooters. I will use nuclear bombs on every black neighborhood and deport the survivors."

    1. Anonymous6:56 AM

      Donald Trump has issued a very dignified and measured response:

      As President, not a racist Donald Trump will be caring about veterans like Michah Johnson and Gavin Long. Along with his inspirational and sympatico pal Sarah Palin. Together they demonstrate their take on troubled veterans and guns.

      “I can talk personally about this. I guess it’s kind of the elephant in the room — because my own family, going through what we’re going through today with my son, a combat vet having served in a Stryker brigade fighting for you all, America, in the war zone. But my son, like so many others, they come back a bit different. They come back hardened,” Palin said.

      We are assured by Anchorage DA that Track Palin received no special treatment.

      Anchorage District Attorney Clint Campion, a military veteran who oversees the local veterans court, told the newspaper that Palin received no special treatment.

      If you think Track Palin received special treatment study his history going back before he had to go to combat in Vietnam and all that Agent Orange problem that effected him.

  15. Anonymous2:03 PM

    3 Officers Dead, 3 Injured In Baton Rouge Shooting

    One witness says men were shooting at each other in a parking lot and “it turned into a gun battle” when police showed up.

    1. If " men were shooting at each other in a parking lot" then it was a gun battle even before the police showed up.

    2. Anonymous3:21 PM

      Thank you, NRA. You have succeeded interning America into Somalia. And the GOP is just fine with that.

    3. Anonymous7:34 PM

      People were warning that going to Bush war in Iraq would have a violent and deadly effect on America for years to come. I am surprised it took this long.

      Republican Ike tried to warn us about militarization.

  16. Anonymous2:06 PM

    Trump Humiliates Himself By Blaming Police Shootings In Baton Rouge On Obama

    Donald Trump humiliated himself with a disgraceful attempt to blame the shootings that took the lives of three Baton Rouge, LA police officers on President Obama

    Obama Sends A Not So Subtle Message To Trump After Baton Rouge Police Shootings

    In a statement on the Baton Rouge police shootings, President Obama had a message for all Americans about rhetoric that divides, but without mentioning his name, Obama also appeared to be talking about Donald Trump.

    ...We don’t need inflammatory rhetoric. We don’t need careless accusations thrown around to score political points, or advance an agenda. We need to temper our words and open our hearts. All of us.”

    1. Anonymous2:11 PM

      Trump has no humility so this humiliating himself... this is similar to saying that a sociopath has a lot of regrets.

  17. Anonymous2:09 PM

    Before all of the facts were even in following the shooting deaths of three Baton Rouge policemen on Sunday, the head of Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association blamed President Barack Obama for the spate of cop killings.

    Detective Steve Loomis, who made national headlines when he called 12-year-old Tamir Rice “menacing” after the pre-teen was gunned down in 2014 by a fellow Cleveland cop, was quick to get on the phone with Fox News and tell the country that Obama has “blood on his hands.”

    ...When it comes to leadership, Loomis has a history of standing up for cops who shoot unarmed blacks, including Rice who was playing with a toy gun in a Cleveland park only to be shot and killed by officer Timothy Loehmann within two seconds after he opened the door of his police cruiser.

    1. Anonymous2:56 PM

      Horrible statement to make about President Obama! The guy is a fucking joke and should be fired from his position!

      The cops are really making their own problems when they have their union head speaking for them in that manner! Fucking unbelievable!

      Types like him are going to create major problems within our country - as well as the media, most especially cable - MSNBC, CNN, etc.

    2. Anonymous2:48 AM

      Obama is an asshole who instigates violence against the brave men and women who protect our cities from thugs.

    3. Anonymous10:13 AM

      Obama has been accused by fools of many things. Zip have any indication of being in reality. Too many nuts missed the memo that Donald Trump is a showman, reality TV is not reality.

  18. Anonymous2:15 PM

    A Conservative's Lament: 'The Republican Party Is Going To Cleveland To Die'

    ...Domenech, however, laid down the hard truth.

    “The Pence pick does not change the fact that the Republican Party is now the party of Donald Trump,” he said, while Schlapp insisted he was wrong.

    “A hundred and fifty years ago this party was begun by Abraham Lincoln on the idea that Constitutional rights were not bound by race or creed. That the American eagle’s wings were broad enough to accept all that would come here. Now, this party is coming to Cleveland to die,” Domenech continued.

    “This is not the party of Abraham Lincoln anymore. It is the party of Donald Trump. It has traded statesmanship for xenophobia,” he said alluding to Trump’s ban on Muslims. “It has traded free markets for protectionism. It has traded the higher principles of our better angels for the belief in party identity politics. That is why they are getting zero percent of the black vote in Pennsylvania. That is why you’re going to continue to see this kind of race-baiting approach to politics. I think it’s completely true that this is the end of the party of Lincoln.”

    1. Anonymous3:26 PM

      Let's hope they go to Cleveland to be buried.

    2. Anonymous6:28 AM

      What an insightful point of view. Although Trump has become the loud mouth piece the silent Republicans allowed him to get this far. This reminds me of Palin's history of divisiveness, ignorance who abused her ability to motivate people choosing hatred, hostility and aggression including death threats at record levels. Very few Republicans spoke out about her.

      Trump has been projecting his divisive rhetoric and race baiting onto Obama.

    3. Anonymous10:14 AM

      6:28 AM


  19. Anonymous2:16 PM

    Remember this when the official reports come out:

  20. Anonymous2:19 PM

    Trump is so negative. He doesn't want to help heal the nation and find solutions - he loves problems and his path forward, as he sees it, is to divide the nation further. He is a fascist without question and America is "this close" to electing it's first fascist dictator to the highest office in their government.

  21. Anonymous2:20 PM

    Trump appears to me to thrive on negativism, war, hate, racism, bully tactics, lies and spreading constant fear.

    All I can say is that I'm so damned thankful President Obama has led us these past near completed eight years! He is far superior to Trump in every category!

    At least, we know the type of person to follow in Obama's footsteps and it is NOT Trump!

    1. Anonymous2:42 PM

      >>All I can say is that I'm so damned thankful President Obama has led us these past near completed eight years!

      With Obama, the Personal Is Presidential

      We always knew he could keep his head when others were losing theirs and blaming him, knew it from the 2008 financial crisis and on to the hard, lasting words he spoke at Tuesday’s memorial for the slain police officers in Dallas.

      What we didn’t know, what could not be predicted of one so young and new to the impossible task of living round-the-clock under the glare of the entire world, was how Barack Obama would hold up as a father, a husband, a man.

      No matter what you think of Obama the executive branch, it’s hard to argue that Obama the human being has been anything less than a model of class and dignity. If, as was often said about black pioneers in sports, you had to be twice as good to succeed, Obama’s personal behavior has set a standard few presidents have ever reached.

      ...You see him teasing, bantering or dancing with his wife of nearly a quarter-century. And while no outsider can know what goes on inside another’s marriage, you can’t help feeling some of the joy of that union. They still finish each other’s sentences.

      It’s not fair to give him his due as a person, his high grade for character, for being scandal-free in his private life, just because a potential successor has no character, no class, and breaches a new wall of civility every time he opens his mouth. If Obama had bragged about infidelities and the size of his genitals, if Obama had talked about wanting to date his own daughter and reduced women to a number on a hotness scale, it would be about race. But when Donald Trump says such things, nobody ties it to his being white, nor should they. Trump is a singular kind of vulgarian.

    2. Anonymous2:46 PM

      Personally, I love the man. For me there's never been a leader like him in my six decades watching leaders.

      Barack Obama is officially one of the most consequential presidents in American history

      Love him or hate him, Barack Obama is one of the most consequential presidents in American history — and that he will be a particularly towering figure in the history of American progressivism.

      He signed into law a comprehensive national health insurance bill, a goal that had eluded progressive presidents for a century. He got surprisingly tough reforms to Wall Street passed as well, not to mention a stimulus package that both blunted the recession and transformed education and energy policy.

      He's put in place the toughest climate rules in American history and signed a major international climate accord. He opened the US to Cuba for the first time in more than half a century, and reached a peaceful settlement to the nuclear standoff with Iran.

      You can celebrate or bemoan these accomplishments. Liberals hail them as moves toward a social democratic welfare state and a foreign policy more skeptical of military intervention; conservatives critique Obama's efforts to expand regulation and the government's reach, and accuse him of abdicating America's role as world hegemon.

      But no one can deny that the changes Obama has wrought are enormous in scale.

  22. Anonymous2:26 PM

    Who the hell is Donald Trump and why the hell should we care what his opinion is ?

    Why is every network scrambling and falling over themselves to get and broadcast Donald Trump's opinion ?

    1. Anonymous2:49 PM

      Because the networks are owned by the top 1%!

      They (the media) made Trump the candidate for the Republican party to run for POTUS! Simple as that!

      It's been constant coverage of Donald Trump on cable TV for the past months - non stop! And, all they've done is bad mouth Hillary Clinton! Total bullshit!

      No wonder Trump hasn't paid much/anything to campaign - which he was bragging about constantly!

      The media has given it ALL to him free of charge! Hillary is paying for hers!

      Republicans fucking suck and Trump should NEVER be elected POTUS! He'll having us killing each other before the election is even over with the crap he's spewing now! He's promoting hate and fear and nothing else!

    2. Anonymous3:25 PM

      Especially when he refuses to do anything more than phone it in or tweet about important stuff. Issues like this can't be solved in 140 characters, Mr. Trump. And i have yet to read one response from him that offers a solution. Who was it that said, "Running for President is easy; Governing is hard?" Way too hard for your pitiful brain, sir. Go away.

  23. Anonymous2:36 PM

    Donald Trump and Mike Pence: The Political Reality Show


    ...For Mr. Pence’s audition in Indianapolis this week, he made a speech introducing Mr. Trump as a man who has “never forgotten or forsaken the people who work with their hands.” That’s surprising, since Mr. Trump’s record of forsaking working people is rather long. With Mr. Pence on the ticket, it gets only longer.

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    1. Anonymous2:49 PM

      thanks for the top. i hope that works on washington post too.

    2. Anonymous2:55 PM

      If you are using Google Chrome, click on the options (or maybe it's tools) in upper right corner then click on the USE INCOGNITO BROWSER. It's been a while since I've done this, not certain of the exact wording, but, go incognito.

  24. Anonymous2:47 PM

    palin, dRUMPf, and their ilk are the cause of MOST of the divisiveness, hate mongering, and mass KILLING in this country.

    As for the color of the shooter's skin? He could still be a token member of one of those anti-government, gun-hugging cults.

  25. Anonymous2:47 PM

    Here’s a purely speculative and disturbing idea that a friend suggested today that I can’t put out of my head. Maybe Trump isn’t the candidate the GOP is really interested in backing. Maybe it’s really Pence. So Trump rallies up the angry base, but he is coy about whether he really wants to be president. He generates non-stop media hype, but he may not actually have an inclination to govern. He hosts a convention of circus barkers and show ponies, but it’s all smoke and mirrors. A diversion. A Trojan Horse.

    Maybe the plan is for Trump to win the nomination, and then step aside — “for personal reasons.” That way, he avoids the bother of learning how things work in the world, or negotiating with Congress, or engaging in diplomacy with other world leaders. He steps down, and suddenly he is in a great position to cash in on a million favors, which is where he always likes to be.

    Meanwhile Pence, the most extreme conservative on the GOP roster, so radical he could never have gotten traction as a fringe candidate in the GOP primary, becomes president. He picks up the uber-conservative platform the GOP is busily devising, and charges ahead.

    1. Anonymous5:50 PM

      The Trump/Pence 60 Minutes Interview Was A Painful Train Wreck

      ....The interview was a trainwreck tribute to the ego of Donald Trump, who made it clear that he was in charge and that the spotlight was always to be on him at all times.

      If Republicans were looking for someone who could make Trump seem less crazy, Mike Pence is not the guy. If anything, Trump is becoming even more insane because now he is acting like Pence is competition, not a partner.

      The lack of chemistry between Pence and Trump was obvious that one wonders if they had ever really spoken to each other before Pence was added to the ticket.

      There probably isn’t going to be a VP bounce for Trump/Pence, in fact, this ticket looks doomed.

  26. Anonymous2:49 PM

    Watch this and wonder what would have happened if the shooter was white:

    1. Anonymous5:02 AM

      Wow over 11 Million Views of this video. 256,508 Shares.

  27. Anonymous3:12 PM

    "We are not looking good, we are not looking smart, we are not looking tough!"

    Neither are you, Donald, this isn't a reality show which is, technically, all you know or come across as.

    1. Anonymous3:43 PM

      The Executive Mr. Trump

    2. Anonymous10:17 AM

      Trump is right. He looks like hell.

  28. Nothing like "open carry". Pretty soon everyone will walk down the street with an AR 15.....then everyone will be safe! (Or not) Too bad the Rep. Convention banned guns from their area----how will they be able to defend themselves?

    1. Anonymous5:04 AM

      The man says carry concealed.

  29. Anonymous3:24 PM

    So evident;y Chuckles Todd called the President's speech 'a lecture.' Gee, Chuckie, maybe it's time the GOP got a nice lecture on truth, justice, the real causes of gun violence (uh, GUNS) and how to prevent this happening every freakin' day with the NRA pushing assault weapons on the entire populace, and stoking the fear of cops with every tweet. The GOP is taking this country down. Let's take them down first. In November.

  30. Anonymous3:32 PM

    Donald Trump, I dare you to go into black neighborhood, you race stirring asshole.

    1. Anonymous7:00 PM

      I wonder how much he has been a part of hangings that have been done to many members of the black race - i.e. KKK? If nothing else - through his money and racist, evil words throughout the years?

      He has verbally done nothing but discriminate against them since he started this run! And, I'm sure he's been way worse before we caught up with his thoughts and actions.

      Can anyone else visualize Trump as a plantation owner owning slaves? I can!

      I know he is already basically doing that via hiring very cheap labor from China and Mexico to enhance his various businesses!

      He assuredly isn't fit to run America!

      He is spreading racism, hate, fear, war and has shown himself to be nothing but an ill- equipped bully!

      I can hardly wait until this race is over and he has to crawl to his home in the big building with the insignia Trump. He will be an embarrassment to their city!

  31. Anonymous3:46 PM

    President Obama spoke again about unity today during his remarks on the tragic killing of three Baton Rouge police officers. He said, “Only we can prove, in our own actions and words, that we will not be divided, even if we have to do it again and again and again.”

    The President does this every day, even though he’s ruthlessly attacked on a daily basis, the color of his skin being such a problem for a certain segment of people that they can’t seem to see the man he really is — a dignified, calm leader who has been a role model in many ways, including being the best family values leader we’ve had in a long time.

    Donald Trump responded to President Obama's calls for toned-down political rhetoric and less divisiveness after the Baton Rouge police shootings by openly hoping for more division and hate.

  32. Anonymous3:56 PM

    Flag at perpetual half-mast is the new normal. Sad, sad state of affairs. The term "thoughts and prayers" is so hollow, I don't ever want to hear it again.

  33. Anonymous4:55 PM

    My platform, "LAW AND ORDER" coming from the "DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO"

  34. Anonymous5:34 PM

    Houston 7 10 In The Hood 5th Ward
    I Am Cosmo
    I Am Cosmo

  35. Anita Winecooler5:39 PM

    Il Douche and his running mate are being interviewed. Pence voted FOR going into Iraq, same thing Hillary did. It's ok if he does it, if she does it it's stoopid. Someone wipe the maalox spittle from his prep h'ed lips, he's giving orangutans a bad name.

    I've been riveted by this story all day, LA Pierre has been quiet all day. This is what hate crimes are like with open carry and easy access to weapons of war.

    It makes me worry about the RNC, but they're a bunch of hypocrites. It's open carry, but guns aren't allowed in the arena. Why the change? Isn't it their right to carry guns? They're all chicken shit when it comes to everyone else, when it comes to them and their own families, they suspend the second amendment.

  36. Anonymous5:52 PM

    All I to say and I abhor what this country has become. Looking straight at all of them.

  37. Anonymous6:03 PM

    Trump is like chicken little, every crisis he response is a hysterical deluge of twitter postings of "the sky is falling" blaming Obama or Hillary.

    He never offer any solutions except some slogan like "law and order candidate" just like Tricky Dick "I am not a crook" Nixon.

    So just what is his law and order solution? Martial law?

    Who knows because no one in the press asks him to tell us his plan, since he is some much smarter than Obama, surely he must have a plan. National Guard? Troops? Genocide?

    1. Anonymous6:45 PM

      Hitler on his nightstand.

  38. Anonymous6:34 PM

    I just watched the Trump/Mike (never can recall his last name!) interview on "60 Minutes".

    It appeared they deleted the part where Donald said he didn't 'need' Mike as was reported before the airing.

    Mike was sucking up The Donald's asshole big time! Those two are going to be a joke. Mike has sold his soul (to Hell) and he supposedly is a strong Christian! My ass! Donald even said he was religious in the interview.

    Pardon me while I throw up! How many wives and affairs has the jerk had? How has he sold sex and sexualized women throughout his years? He would be the very worst POTUS and hopefully, he will not be elected and sent back to NY City to his gold and silver environment/home!

    1. Anonymous8:53 PM

      I watched 60 Minutes after the broadcast online and Donald said that he did not need Pence; that he got the Evangelical vote and that he is religious enough. No respect was shown to his VP pick nor to Leslie Stahl.

      just *ugh*


    2. Anonymous7:03 AM

      Trump/Mike (never can recall his last name!)
      I can't either, now I think of the British pound:pence (pence being the plural of penny).

  39. Anonymous6:46 PM

    The vests aren't protecting the police from these crazy armor piercing bullets; they're not going to protect reporters either.

    No civilian needs armor piercing bullets.

    1. Anonymous10:27 AM

      Donald needs a helmet for his helmet head.

      Who would bother to target his armor area? They will go where he kept his marbles. He needs to wear a helmet.

      Don't say he wasn't warned.

      You think Sarah wouldn't arrange a deal with Pence?

  40. Anonymous6:47 PM

    He didn't offer ONE solution to anything he said, or was asked about, on "60 Minutes" tonight! What a farce!

    Mikie tried to save him by being focused and steady - Trump doesn't come off that way at all. He's just a bully, name caller and full of bullshit!

    He is the last person we need running the country and Mikey sold his soul to him indicting to all of us that he would 'fall in line'!

    I've zero respect for either of the guys!

    Vote Hillary Clinton and get everyone you know to do so too! Promote voting and why Donald Trump/Hitler II should never win the White House!

    1. Anonymous7:35 PM

      Of course not.
      And he's allowed to skate.

  41. Anonymous8:26 PM

    I just couldn't bring myself to watch 60 minutes. Painful. I wanted to enjoy my weekend. I am voting for Hilary and so are all my friends. I have nothing else to say. Just hope that America comes to it's collective senses. Why do we want this mama drama in the White House when we could have at least four more peaceful years. Those Republicans are fueled by the religious right and they want Armageddon asap. They want to rush the 2nd coming.

  42. Anonymous2:39 AM

    Obama has blood has on his hands!

    1. Anonymous4:22 AM

      July 17, 2016 Marine Sergeant

      "Finally. Someone who still has a backbone." Medal of Honor recipient.

      He is a father.

      "I've seen terrorism first hand in two different wars and I'll tell you this..." "I TOLD YOU SO"
      "Eighteen months ago I stood before a nation pleading with all of you and warning against well… things like what happened in Dallas."

      CONGRATULATIONS PENCE FAMILY; Illegitimi non carborundum... Sarah Palin

      Marine veteran Gavin Long of Missouri served for five years and retired as a sergeant. There are no disciplinary actions in his records.
      Deployments: Iraq: June 2008 to January 2009
      Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal;
      Iraq Campaign Medal;
      Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (3rd Award);
      Global War on Terrorism Service Medal;
      National Defense Service Medal;
      Navy Unit Commendation Medal

      ‘My son, a combat veteran … was fighting for you all, America, in the war zone. My son, like so many others, came back a bit different, they come back hardened.’ Sarah Palin

      Track Palin was fighting in Iraq along with former Marine Sgt Gavin Long.... ?


    2. Anonymous7:04 AM

      Wrong, that would be George W. and Dick Cheney that sent the troops into an illegal war.

    3. Anonymous7:36 AM

      Both rewriting history and propaganda are vital to those in power. George W. and Dick Cheney would not have all that blood on their hands if not for the propaganda. Now they depend on rewriting. Now I am hearing people say things like the Iraq war has come to American soil. We are at war here right here. If there were not serious tensions, like race tensions, race issues would not look, feel or start a war.

      Charlie Manson was the first famous guy to support a war, a race war, that I recall.
      Not all warmongers are as open and vocal as Charlie on the subject.

      The real story is even more fascinating than the mythology.

      ..he lied almost completely about his childhood. a boy little Charlie was indulged rather than abused.
      ..from his first days in school, he exhibited the same tendencies toward violence.
      ..Manson participated in a Dale Carnegie course and later used the techniques he learned there to recruit and control his "Family" of young men and women.
      ..his supposedly mystical ability to read minds and make others do his bidding was cribbed directly from How to Win Friends and Influence People. He also stole ideas from Scientology and passages from the Bible.

      LOL... Businessman Donald Trump and wife Ivana, author Norman Vincent Peale and wife Ruth Peale, Phyllis George and Governor John Brown attend 90th Birthday Party for Norman Vincent Peale on May 26, 1988 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City.

      Peale had a profound effect on many people of his era and his tools are used to this day.

    4. Anonymous8:20 AM

      Obama is a failed man. He and his administration have fueled the race divisions to the tipping point with his rhetoric. Throwing the police under the bus every chance he could get. He absolutely owns this mess.

    5. Anonymous9:12 AM

      Anonymous 8:20 AM

      Anyone can rattle on and say nothing. It helps if you have back up unless you like to represent your choices to be bozo goonS.

      I will give Trump credit, he did get a ghost writer a job and suggests he run for president.

      “Many thanks Donald Trump for suggesting I run for President, based on the fact that I wrote ‘The Art of the Deal.’ ”

  43. Anonymous4:24 AM

    It disturbs me to think how much the GOP and Donald Trump way want chaos at the convention. I'm also surprised that the GOP ever chose Cleveland for their convention's venue. They knew full well that the police murder of the young boy at least two years ago is still an open sore for the African American community there as well as for thinking, caring people everywhere in this country.

    What happened in Dallas and then yesterday in Baton Rouge feeds straight into the racist and totalitarian aims of Donald Trump, our nativist fascist leader in the making. It is so disturbing to think how, with the help of the mainstream media, the mean-spirited GOP base will lap up any disturbances in Cleveland and blame them all on President Obama and Hillary Clinton. And I have to wonder if the perpetrators of both crimes, in Dallas and in Baton Rouge, weren't deliberately feeding into the maw of Trump's grand plan for the United States. Didn't either of these men think of the consequences of their senseless actions? Were they so incapable of clear thought that it did not dawn on either of them that they were not helping to improve anything for their fellow African Americans but making life much worse for them? Not capable of rational thinking but still capable of planned, carefully executed murder with weapons whose only purpose on earth is to kill human beings.

    1. Anonymous5:40 AM

      Sarah Palin defunct now but her legacy continues through Trump, her family and others. If they have their way they will help her reload.

      Track Palin is dark and doesn't speak. He does wear tee-shirts that talk for him. He also works for the Palin brand in some capacity. They give him protection from his criminal business.

      Last January, was Track guarding the Palin version of a well regulated militia's arsenal?

      Do the police in Wasilla work to protect what the Palins are up to or do police in Wasilla serve community? The DA in the area has gone to the dark side.

    2. Anonymous8:31 AM

      Lady, you are an idiot.

    3. Anonymous8:59 AM


      Right on, "That woman is an idiot !" She was an idiot in the 70-80-90-00 until today.

      She has made it clear the Palins do have some stash at their military outpost they call home. Not only the local police, the Anchorage DA is in Todd's pocket with all the dirty DNA evidence.

  44. Anonymous7:02 PM

    All bow down to Dear Leader for yet another stern lecture. What a dumbass. This is all on him.


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