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The theme this week is Republicans Bad and Good. In a spasm of relative generosity, I'm only going to name one Bad Republican, and overbalance this by naming two Good Republicans.
One of my favorite people had a birthday this week, David Attenborough turned a happy healthy 87 on Wednesday. He started the day inaugurating Tweet of the Day, a new weekday show on BBC 4 radio wherein he and other naturalists present a very brief minute and a half on a native English bird, the first being the cuckoo.
Amazing, how conservative front groups funded by far-right hyper-rich folk like the Koch brothers and the Coors family can in essence whine that just because their groups' names are pretty blatant in their political coding, doesn't mean they aren't tax exempt after all.
? Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) says Obama could be impeached over Benghazi and accused Hillary Clinton of a “‘forceful attitude’ you usually ‘don’t hear from women’.” ? One woman was found alive today in the rubble of the garment factory building that collapsed in Bangladesh. Show More Summary
The World Medical Association states, “Forcible feeding is never ethically acceptable. Even if intended to benefit, feeding accompanied by threats, coercion, force or use of physical restraints is a form of inhuman and degrading treatment. Equally unacceptable is the forced feeding of some detainees in order to intimidate or coerce other hunger strikers to stop fasting.”
No matter how the religious right (and unfortunately a few members of the media) attempt to turn the momentum of marriage equality into a debate of whether Christians are now the victims of bigotry and lgbts are the perpetrators, it will always come back to the video above to refute that point.
For the life of me I can’t imagine why the IRS would pay special attention to groups comprised of common-sense moms with no non-profit experience and various other grifters who know an easy mark when they see one, particularly when the whole basis of the Tea Party is to get out of paying taxes for fear that those tax dollars might be spent on Poors and Blahs and Youngs.
Have you noticed the Cumulus v. Rush stories in the press lately? What makes me crazy is thinking about all the questions that could be asked of the distributors, media corporations and the people who have made money or spent money on right wing media. Show More Summary
As a recent study indicates that college and universities are giving financial aid to rich students at the expense of poor ones Senator Elizabeth Warren is offering a bill to bring student debt relief. Warren says students should get the same rates as Wall Street.
No other part of our government’s bureaucracy, including our tax system and health care system, is seen as more broken than our immigration system. It is viewed as almost uniquely dysfunctional.
The United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York, the New York field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Ray Kelly, the New York Police Department (NYPD) officer, have stopped another individual from committing an act of terrorism. So it seems.
As long as Biden is possibly considering a run it at least means activists on the left have a small point of leverage over this lame duck administration.
Jim DeMint’s coming out party as head of the Heritage Foundation is not going very well. The conservative think tank’s immigration report – which labels the cost of immigration reform at $6.3 trillion and was co-authored by a white supremacist – has caused a backlash against the group from prominent Republican lawmakers and party donors. Show More Summary
Now that Republicans see attacking a lame duck provides only diminishing political returns they have once again set their sights squarely on Hillary Clinton. Yesterday's Benghazi hearing was all about trying to tie blame to Clinton.
Shortly after Defense Distributed released the first open source 3D printable gun the government has found an angle to try to stop it. According to the U.S. State Department posting the blueprints online for the 3D printable gun may have been a violation of U.S. export control laws.
Indefinite detention of the innocent and guilty alike, without any hope of charges, trial, or release: this is now the American way. Most Americans, however, may not care to take that in, not even when the indefinitely detained go on a hunger strike. Show More Summary
? Latest from that horrific building collapse in Bangladesh in April: 1000 bodies have now been found. ? Three weeks ago Rust Consulting sent almost 100,000 checks to homeowners “as compensation for foreclosure abuses”, but the checks bounced. Show More Summary
Yesterday I posted about how former Senator, freak, and current Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint managed to put out a factually laughable immigrant bashing report put together in large part by a bigot. But the bigot, Jason Redwine, is so much, so very much more.
Amy Winehouse -- I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know.
To any outside observer, the Republican Party of 2013 would appear to be toast. They've lost the popular vote in five of the last Presidential elections, won nearly 2 million less votes in the House, are failing to gain younger voters...Show More Summary