Breaking: The Only One Reading Ted Cruz Book is Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz was just busted in a pathetic attempt to get his useless book on the New York Times Bestseller List by implementing a shady-sleezy scheme known as “pay-to-seem-important.” Instead of actually seeing how the ‘free-market’ responds to his book, he decided to partner with like-minded-shadesters over at ResultSource. The company purchased thousands of copies of A Time For Truth on behalf of Cruz in a coordinated effort to spike sales and give the impression that the book was popular with thousands of people.

John Prager reported for Addicting Info that Cruz isn’t the first right-winger to implement the “pay-to-seem-important” scheme. Conservative pastor Mark Driscoll with regard to his book, Real Marriage, Right-wing commentator Mark Levin’s 2009 book, Liberty and Tyranny, and Mitt Romney’s  No Apologies: The Case for American Greatness are all on the list of losers who pay for popularity. Hey, if it didn’t work for them, maybe it will work for Cruz?

Wrong! Of course the New York Times has a sophisticated way of determining true best-sellers – who did Cruz think he was playing? Bad move buddy! NY Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy said: “We have uniform standards that we apply to our best seller list, which includes an analysis of book sales that goes beyond simply the number of books sold. This book didn’t meet that standard this week.” Eileen Murphy further explained that “In the case of this book, the overwhelming preponderance of evidence was that sales were limited to strategic bulk purchases.”

Now lets just hope that Cruz takes ownership of his mistake and says he’s sorry! You’re definitely not presidential material if you have to buy your own book just to seem important!

The Confederate Flag Isn’t the Problem!

“Christ teaches us to love the homosexual, but he also teaches us to stand in the gap against sin” this is just one of many idiotic phases South Carolina State Senator Lee Bright said to kick off the debate about removing the Confederate flag from the statehouse. Hey, I mean you have to give it to him for going out on a limb to put the heat on same-sex marriage (oh the abomination!) rather than discuss the topic at hand: removal of the confederate flag. But it seems like the typical go-to tactic of the right-wing: create a distraction rather than actually coming up with a viable solution.

I wonder if Senator Bright minored in theater because his performance was quite passionate! You really should take a couple minutes to see this nut-job rant on about how “we can rally together and talk about a flag all we want but the devil is taking control of this land and we’re not stopping him!” The devil he is talking about are equal + civil rights policies, or more simply put its the GAYS fault! How dare equality take priority over racism?

 

South Carolina State Senate voted today to remove the confederate flag from the state house – so that is the “good news” of this story. Yes, there are crazy hateful-racist-bigots out there but their numbers are dwindling. The nation is changing, which is something all political parties can agree upon, but regardless of what losers like Sen. Bright think, it is changing for the better. Equality matters. Black lives matter. Gay lives matter. Everyone matters! 14th Amendment – Equal Protection.

[sources: ‘The devil is taking control’: Watch SC senator derail Confederate flag debate with insane gay marriage rant by David Edwards via RawStory + South Carolina Senator Cries Hilarious Man-Sobs For Confederate Flag Bested By Gayness by Evan Hurst via Wonkette]

Watch the Media’s Progression from Hating to Loving Bernie Sanders

YouTuber MagnumDB edited together the media’s progression from not taking Bernie Sanders as a serious presidential candidate to enthusiastically supporting him. It’s very cool to see Bernie’s support grow exponentially since the beginning of 2015 – back in February he only had 5% support – but now more than 34% of Americans support him! #FeelTheBern

Independence Day For Some, Not For All

Theft of Native Americans’ Land

This map looks at the conquest of North America from the Native American perspective – the people forced off of their land.  Retrieved from Vox: 70 Maps That Explain America  by Max Fisher and Dylan Matthews on July 1, 2015

 

Today’s Roundup of Breaking News Headlines

Luxury brand Barneys just released a stunning set of photos of diverse couples on their Window blog. These photos take an intimate look into what modern marriage looks like. SPOILER: it includes interracial + same-sex partners. #LoveWins #LoveIsLove

 

Millions of Americans Have Nothing to Celebrate on the Fourth of July because the fact is “millions of indigenous people have died as a consequence of American imperialism.” Simon Moya-Smith, a culture editor at Indian Country Today told Mic. Retrieved from Mic // By Jon Levine July 03, 2015

 

Former Democratic VA Senator Jim Webb Announces Presidential Bid // Retrieved from Vox by  on July 2, 2015

 

Bernie Sanders Draws a HUGE Crowd in WisconsinNo One Expected Bernie Sanders to Raise as Much Money as He Just Raised // Retrieved from The Guardian + Mic By Zeeshan Aleem July 02, 2015

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