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New York Post and UPI Hacked

Another hacking incident today, and this time it went beyond a compromised Twitter account; the hackers posted something on the UPI homepage: UPI Website, Twitter Account Hacked. WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- United Press International's website and Twitter account were hacked Friday afternoon, with someone attempting to publish false stories. It...

The Most Ridiculous GOP Attack on #FreeCommunityCollege Yet

How ridiculous will the Republican Party get, in their attempts to get some young people (any young people) to sign on to their deeply reactionary policies and views? This ridiculous: 12 Taylor Swift GIFs for You | Speaker.gov. Yes, folks, that's the Speaker of the House doing the Buzzfeed listicle thing, trying...

Thursday Jam: Mark Knopfler - Sailing to Philadelphia

YouTube I've always loved this Mark Knopfler song about a couple of surveyors named Mason and Dixon, and even without James Taylor singing the counterpart this live performance is a gem. From the album Sailing to Philadelphia. I am Jeremiah Dixon I am a Geordie boy A glass of wine with you, sir And...

NPR: Some French Muslims See Conspiracies in Paris Shootings

MP3 Audio NPR's All Things Considered had a segment yesterday on the disturbing support for the Charlie Hebdo terrorists in some Muslim areas of France, and the antisemitic conspiracy theories making the rounds. For many years the French have been eager to import Muslims for cheap labor but not so eager to...

Will Joni Ernst "Make 'Em Squeal" in Her State of the Union Response?

Well, the Republican Party has chosen the person they think most represents their party to give the State of the Union response, and it's hog-castrating Tea Party extremist Joni Ernst. Because nothing says rebranding like a loon who ran on the slogan "Make 'em squeal!" At this point anyone who follows politics...

Glenn Beck to Fanatic Who Attacked Satanist Display: "I'm Glad Somebody Is Standing Up"

Glenn Beck has been putting out a lot of deceptive propaganda lately that he's "moderated" his crazy hate speech, but here's a clip in which he praises a woman for acting on his incitement and attacking a display put up by Satanists in the Florida capitol building: Glenn Beck Praises...

Video: President Obama Announces New Steps to Create Affordable High-Speed Broadband

YouTube The state of Internet broadband access in the US is a national disgrace, and the big providers have very little incentive to change it because they have de facto monopolies and are able to charge exorbitant prices for sub-par service. It's good to see the President working on solutions to...

Former Congressman Joe Walsh: Let's Hope Islamists Behead Cowards at CNN and MSNBC

Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh (also known as a deadbeat dad) took to the Twitters today to call for Islamists to murder journalists. Yes, really. Let's hope that when the Islamists next strike they first behead the appeasing cowards at CNN, MSNBC, etal who refused to show the cartoons. --...

John Boehner's Bartender Thought Boehner Was the Devil and Planned to Poison Him

At first I thought this was from one of those fake news sites, but no -- it appears to be legitimate; John Boehner's long-time bartender at a West Chester country club planned to poison him. Michael Robert HoytMichael Robert Hoyt, 44, was indicted Jan. 7 on charges of threatening to...

Senate to Vote on Whether Climate Change Is Real

Senate Democrats led by Bernie Sanders have proposed a measure designed to make Republicans go on the record as climate change deniers: Senate to Vote on Whether Climate Change Is Happening. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he will allow the Senate to vote on an amendment asking...

That GOP Representative Who Compared Obama to Hitler? He's Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy.

Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas)Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas)Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) is in the news after he was forced to apologize "to all those offended" by a tweet comparing President Obama to who else? Hitler. And in light of the previous post in which Rand Paul and Lamar Smith risibly tried to...

Rand Paul Pens Politico Piece Denying the GOP Is Anti-Science (With a Climate Change Denying Co-Author)

When Rand Paul says, "No, the GOP is absolutely not doing that thing you think they're doing," be assured that yes, they very definitely are doing that thing. Case in point: No, the GOP Is Not at War With Science - Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Lamar Smith. Sen. Paul and...

Islamophobia, Fox News, and Bogus Statistics

Steve Emerson, who claims to be an Islam expert, was on Fox News spouting off bogus statistics about Muslims living in the UK. He claimed that Birmingham and other cities are majority Muslim and that non-Muslims can't go there (no-go zones). Steven Emerson, an American whose website describes him...

Are You Ready for the Return of the Son of the Romney Experience?

And just like that, Mitt Romney's preliminary feelers about running for President in 2016 have turned into an "almost certain" 2016 bid. Mitt Romney is moving quickly to reassemble his national political network, calling former aides, donors and other supporters over the weekend and on Monday in a concerted push...

Those World Leaders Who Were at the Paris Demonstration? They Weren't Actually at the Paris Demonstration.

As American media goes into all-out concern troll mode because President Obama didn't join other world leaders at the demonstration in Paris, it should be pointed out that those world leaders weren't actually at the demonstration either. They were in a separate isolated area, under heavy security. This was a staged...

CENTCOM Social Media Accounts Hacked by Apparent ISIS Supporters

A major embarrassment for the Pentagon today, as apparent ISIS supporters took over the YouTube and Twitter accounts of CENTCOM. A group describing themselves as the "CyberCaliphate" apparently gained control of the official Twitter and YouTube pages of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) on Monday and began posting messages supportive of...

Sunday Night Sad Song: Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris, 'Red Dirt Girl'

YouTube Just came across this gorgeous live performance of one of Emmylou Harris's best songs, with Mark Knopfler on guitar. (The aspect ratio of the video is a bit stretched out vertically but the sound is great.) Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris performing live during their tour 'All the roadrunning'. From...

All Over the Right Wing Media Sites, Commenters Calling for Genocide of Muslims

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo terror attack, anti-Muslim ranting at right wing blogs has reached an insane feverish pitch, totally out of control, and not a single blogger or commenter is denouncing it. It's off the scale; I've never seen it worse than this. For example, at Breitbart "News,"...

Estimated 1 Million People Turn Out in Paris to Support Charlie Hebdo

An estimated one million people march against terrorism in Paris. http://t.co/BqvV3yVh3o pic.twitter.com/CHXoZorljG -- New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) January 11, 2015 An enormous crowd has turned out in Paris for a demonstration of solidarity with French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo, and the US right wing is going utterly batshit...

King of Smears Chuck Johnson Claims Blurry Google Earth Image Proves NAACP Bomb Was a Hoax

Using the very latest in forensic science -- Google Earth -- blogger Charles C. "Chuck" Johnson (@ChuckCJohnson) claims a blurry image completely disproves reports of a bombing at the NAACP offices in Colorado Springs. It never happened, he says, and he further suggests that the NAACP is deliberately lying, just because...

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