Wednesday, May 14, 2014
(1) In the you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up department, former Florida Republican Congressman Allen West announced on Monday that Boko Haram’s kidnapping of approximately 200 girls in Nigeria is a fishy Obama plot to distract the nation from Benghazi.
(2) Having mentioned #BringBackOurGirls, I simply can’t leave the subject without mentioning the delicious savaging of right-wing troll Anne Coulter on twitter.
(3) But there are some good people in Florida, right? Of course, but look what happened to two of them.
Chico and Debbie Jimenez took Jesus’s words seriously when he said, according to Matthew 25:40,
Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.
Financed by private donations and assisted by volunteers, they have been organizing and feeding a nutritious lunch to more than 100 homeless people every Wednesday in Manatee Park in Daytona, FL for over a year. Their reward: a permanent ban and fines totaling $746 for the crime of feeding the homeless.
Here’s a video of the last feed.
(4) Finally, I mentioned yesterday that Representative John Conyers has been stricken from the Democratic primary ballot because he supposedly did not have 1,000 valid signatures. He is appealing the decision and the ACLU says the decision to strike his name is unconstitutional. He said he would run as a write-in candidate, if his appeal fails.
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