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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Fatal mess

By Carl I wish I could say Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin will lose sleep over this, but somehow I doubt it. Clayton Lockett, 38, was declared unconscious 10 minutes after the first of three drugs in the state's new lethal injection combination was administered. Show More Summary

Respect your elders

By Capt. Fogg One of the things that annoys me the most about living in the most crimson county in a red state is the presumption by the inmates that you couldn't possibly be anything else but one of them. The lack of inhibition allowing...Show More Summary

Vimeo of the Day: "Paris in Motion (Part 4)"

By Michael J.W. Stickings Yes, Paris is a gorgeous city, and this is a lovely video. Make sure to watch Parts 1-3 as well. Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Paris in Motion (Part 4) from Mayeul Akpovi on Vimeo.

Religious belief doesn't trump law

By Frank Moraes The United Church of Christ (UCC) has been performing same-sex marriages since 2005. So they decided to pursue a legal challenge to North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriages. They are arguing that the state is violating their freedom of religion. Show More Summary

Louisiana aims to punish the homeless by making it illegal to beg

By Michael J.W. Stickings Oh, you're a homeless person? Well, fuck you. That's not me saying that, it's the State of Louisiana, which is about to punish those who live on the streets, among others: If you are poor, live in Louisiana, and have the audacity ask someone else for help, be prepared to spend up to six months in jail. Show More Summary

Welfare leech Cliven Bundy and the proliferation of Republican racism

By Marc McDonald I don't know much about the cattle business. But I'd suspect that if one owns a cattle ranch, your biggest expense by far is buying food for your cattle. Wingnut hero Cliven Bundy owns a prosperous cattle business. His cattle get to graze for free on publicly owned land. Show More Summary

Piketty fence

By Carl So I’m back from vacation and I keep seeing this name on my Tweeter and FacePlace feeds: Thomas Piketty. Sounds vaguely Dickensian. From what I gathered, Piketty wrote a book proposing a new economic theory that would put paid to many of the basic notions that support capitalism. Show More Summary

Beverly Hills Cop: Obama's Asian Tour

By Michael J.W. Stickings This is weird but also sort of awesome: MANILA – Move over "Hail to the Chief," the official musical flourish for President Obama here just might be the theme song to "Beverly Hills Cop." A local ceremonialShow More Summary

Even some conservatives think Sarah Palin is an extraordinary idiot (not least for her gleeful torture enthusiasm)

By Michael J.W. Stickings So, yes, Sarah Palin, clamoring for attention, said that -- if I may paraphrase -- she's a gleeful torture enthusiast. And, yes, her gleeful torture enthusiasm went over really well with the retrograde morons who attended the NRA gunfest in Indianapolis. Show More Summary

Grimm fraudster: Indicting one of the GOP's leading bullies

By Michael J.W. Stickings You probably remember Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY -- Staten Island, to be precise) as the guy who threatened violence (murder, perhaps) against a reporter earlier this year. While the media insisted on giving him...Show More Summary

Vimeo of the Day: "The wet images of Andrei Tarkovsky"

By Michael J.W. Stickings Of all the great film directors, the most enigmatic to me is perhaps Andrei Tarkovsky. His movies, simply, are starkly beautiful and existentially unsettling. If you ask me, Andrei Rublev is one of the greatest...Show More Summary

On the Hustings

(The Spokesman-Review): "McMorris Rodgers says ACA likely to stay" (Washington Post): "Bob Schieffer: Romney may consider 2016 run if Jeb Bush doesn’t" (Washington Post): "Young people loved Obama in 2008 and 2012. But they might not...Show More Summary

If she were in charge

By Mustang Bobby Sarah Palin speaketh: “C’mon! Enemies who would utterly annihilate America, they would obviously have information on plots. They carry out jihad. Oh, but you can’t offend them. Can’t make them feel uncomfortable, not...Show More Summary

Behind the Ad: A California frat boy does an ad in someone's basement

By Richard K. Barry Who: The David Kanuth (D) campaign Where: The California 33rd Congressional District What's going on: In this safe Democratic seat, some guy by the name of David Kanuth is running against a slew of better known candidates. Show More Summary

A.M. Headlines

(Huffington Post): "Obamacare's poll numbers improve in Republican districts" (New York Times): "Gay rights push shifts its focus South and West" (The Hill): "Warren blasts financial services industry" (Deadspin): "Exclusive: The extended Donald Sterling tape" (New York Times): "Sanctions revive search for secret Putin fortune"

On the Hustings

(Daily Kos): Primaried colours: A look at House incumbents in danger of losing renomination"(Tea Party): "Tea party PACs reap money for midterms, but spend little on candidates"(Roll Call): "Mia Love clinches GOP nomination for Congress"...Show More Summary

Behind the Ad: Anti-Keystone pipeline group targets Sen. Rubio

By Richard K. Barry Who: NextGen Climate (billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer's political action group) Where: On Florida NBC affiliates in Miami, Tampa and Tallahassee What's going on: The ad is aimed at Sen. Marco Rubio as it presses him to ask pipeline developer TransCanada where the petroleum transported on Keystone XL will ultimately end up. Show More Summary

A.M. Headlines

( "Obama, others respond to alleged racist statements by Clippers owner Donald Sterling" (Roll Call): "Obama pressures GOP on unemployment extension, minimum wage" (New York Times): "The Koch attack on solar energy" (Washington...Show More Summary

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