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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. -- 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...

Rupert Murdoch Holds All Muslims Responsible for Charlie Hebdo Attack

The reactionary bigot who controls way too much of the world's mainstream news demonstrates why his influence is so corrosively poisonous. Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible. -- Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) January 10, 2015

Guess Who's Been Arrested Again

George Zimmerman is currently in jail in Seminole County Florida on aggravated assault charges, with domestic violence and weapon enhancements. Also, he's not eligible for bail, which on top of the weapon and domestic violence upgrades is a really bad sign. Edit, Update 1: Zimmerman has now seen the judge...

Short NYT Documentary From 2006 Shows Charlie Hebdo Staff at Work

Vimeo In this short documentary filmed at Charlie Hebdo in 2006, cartoonists and editors design a satirical front page image of Muhammad. Produced by: Jerôme Lambert and Philippe Picard Read the story here: Watch more videos at: Follow on Twitter:

You Mean People Didn't Already Know Romney Was Going to Run Again?

I'm a bit surprised anyone's surprised by this news: Romney Tells Donors He Is Considering 2016 White House Bid. Of course he is. It's his turn, damn it.

In the Wake of Charlie Hebdo

As of this posting, there are at least two separate hostage standoff situations near Paris. One is at a kosher market (I've heard it referred to as a supermarket, deli, or grocery) on Ave Porte de Vincennes in the 13th Arr (that'd be Southeastern Paris). The other is near Charles...

NPR: Paris Attack Suspect Had Known Terrorism Connections

MP3 Audio In this NPR clip, former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times Elaine Sciolino talks about terror suspect Cherif Kouachi, describing him as basically a small-timer who fell through the cracks even though he'd been convicted of terror-related crimes before.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Host New Science-Oriented Late Night Talk Show

What a great idea -- a late night talk/variety show dedicated to science, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I'll be eagerly looking forward to this one. "Cosmos allowed us to share the awesome power of the universe with a global audience in ways that we never thought possible," said Tyson....

NPR: FBI Offers New Evidence Connecting North Korea to Sony Hack

MP3 Audio NPR's All Things Considered has a report on the Sony hack, and the FBI's new evidence that North Korea was responsible for the cyber attack. Apparently the attackers screwed up and occasionally used IP addresses to send email that were "exclusively used by the North Koreans."

The Most Disgusting Right Wing Tweet on the Paris Terrorist Attack

#HandsUpDontShoot -- Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) January 8, 2015

Catholic League's Bill Donohue Sympathizes With Paris Terrorists

Catholic League president Bill Donohue was quick to issue a statement on the terror attack against the office of French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo today; Donohue says this kind of mass murder "must be unequivocally condemned." Then he proceeds to equivocate. Catholic League president Bill DonohueKilling in response to insult, no...

Rush Limbaugh Responds to the Charlie Hebdo Attack by Doing the Benghazi Boogaloo

Media Matters Admit it, you knew it was just a matter of time before conservatives tried to link the terror attack against the office of French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo to... wait for it... [large]BENGHAZI.[/large] (Via Media Matters.)

Paris Police Say 12 Dead After Shooting at Charlie Hebdo

Debris outside the Charlie Hebdo office after the November 2011 attack Eleven people were confirmed dead after a shooting at the office of a French satirical weekly in Paris, police said on Wednesday. The death toll was confirmed by Xavier Castaing, head of communications for the Paris police prefecture, according to...

Tuesday Night Jam: Keb' Mo' - Rock Me on the Water

YouTube This is just great -- Keb' Mo' tearing up a classic Jackson Browne song. From the album Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne, which I highly recommend.

Breaking! Chuck C. Johnson Conclusively Proves He's Totally Clueless About Digital Imagery

This one will go down in the annals of Chuck C. Johnson's very worst failures, an utterly ludicrous and flat out stupid post titled: BREAKING: We Can Conclusively Prove That #PrinceAndrew Underaged Prostitute Photo Is Fake - GotNews. Chuck has gotten it in his thick head that a picture of Prince...

Breaking: Another Tea Party Fail - John Boehner Reelected as Speaker of the House

The political news of the day: the House of Representatives has reelected John Boehner as Speaker, as another Tea Party insurrection fails spectacularly. The GOP establishment clearly still holds the reins of power in the House; unfortunately we won't have the comedic extravaganza of a Speaker Louie Gohmert this time. But...

Bill O'Reilly's Freakish Interview With Former KKK Leader David Duke

Media Matters David Duke gets crazier and crazier during this clip. You won't believe it. Bizarre Interview: O'Reilly Hosts Former KKK Leader David Duke to Defend GOP Rep. for Speaking to White Supremacist Group.

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