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Incredible Video From NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory: A 5-Year Time-Lapse of the Sun

YouTube I've been getting swarmed by creationists and right wing science-deniers today on Twitter, so here's some amazing science to take away that nasty reactionary taste. The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) celebrates its 5th anniversary since it launched on February 11, 2010. This time-lapse video captures one frame every 8 hours...

It's Darwin Day in the US, Where Far Too Many Fanatics Still Reject Evolution

I was going to start this post by wishing everyone a Happy Darwin Day (it's Charles Darwin's birthday), but unfortunately it's not a very happy occasion -- because this country still has far too many religious fanatics who refuse to accept the fact of evolution through natural selection: On Darwin...

Wednesday Jam: Crowded House Farewell Tour, "Don't Dream It's Over"

YouTube It really is one of the best songs ever written. From Crowded House's farewell tour, this was the last song of the last performance, and they never played it better.

Scott Walker in London: Q: Do You Believe in Evolution? A: I'm Going to Punt

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is making an ass of himself in London today, by answering the question, "Do you believe in evolution?" with "I'm going to punt on that one." Walker re: evolution: "I'm going to punt on that one as well. That's a question a politician shouldn't be involved in...

Glenn Greenwald Will Speak to a Koch-Funded Event Named After a Pro-Lynching Racist Dixiecrat Congressman

"Only a short time ago... their [black] ancestors roamed the jungles of Africa in absolute savagery...[Y]ou do not know where the beast is among them. Somewhere in that black mass of people is the man who would outrage your wife or your child, and every man who lives in the...

Tennessee Republican Wants Bible to Be the State Book

Road sign via Shutterstock You know, it's almost as if Republicans don't really like the United States Constitution, because they keep introducing legislation that blatantly violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment: Tennessee Lawmaker Wants Bible to Be the State Book. WASHINGTON -- A Tennessee state legislator has introduced a...

Three Muslims Shot Dead Near University of North Carolina - Update: Caused by Parking Dispute?

This is horrible - the victims seem like they were all just really good people. The suspected shooter's facebook page has a lot of anti-religion postings, and he describes himself as an anti-theist. See the update tweet below, it appears that this could boil down to a parking dispute, or...

The Other Shoe Drops: Brian Williams Suspended for 6 Months

Wasn't too hard to see this one coming; as Jon Stewart pointed out last night, practically the entire media establishment was baying for blood: Brian Williams Suspended for 6 Months Without Pay.

Video: Jon Stewart on Brian Williams: All Hail the Guardians of the Veracity

Comedy Central Video Jon Stewart has a great take on the Brian Williams scandal; he cuts Williams no breaks, but points out the monumental hypocrisy of his loudest critics.

Video: John Oliver Skewers Big Pharma

YouTube The anti-vaccination movement is incredibly self-destructive and flat out stupid, but as John Oliver points out in this excellent segment from Last Week Tonight, the pharmacology industry is not always sane or ethical, eithe...

Another Massive Fail From Chuck C. Johnson: Attacks Lester Holt, Says Holt Was 'Lying' - He Wasn't

Yes, our stalker friend Chuck C. Johnson is at it again. You've probably heard that NBC anchor Brian Williams is taking a leave of absence (that may or may not be permanent) from the NBC Nightly News, and his replacement is African American newsman Lester Holt. Holt is well-respected and...

Right Wing Bloggers Pathetically Over-Reaching to Smear Brian Williams

I'll start this post by noting that if Brian Williams is found to have lied about his experiences in Iraq, it's a serious issue that needs to be addressed. But doubt remains about whether he deliberately lied or is suffering from a false memory -- a very common problem. Having said...

Sunday Night Acoustic: Bruce Cockburn, 'World of Wonders'

YouTube Yes, I know the Grammy Awards were on tonight. But here's some music that isn't over-produced and isn't auto-tuned, without choreography or costumes, from an overlooked master. One guy with a guitar, singing and playing from the heart.

Jim Hoft Again: Did Gallup's CEO Really Say He Might 'Suddenly Disappear?'

Here we go again! Yes, folks, we have two articles about the Stupidest Man on the Internet today, because once again Jim Hoft is helping circulate a huge lie to the crazed right wing base. His screaming headline: Gallup CEO: I May "Suddenly Disappear" for Telling Truth About Obama Unemployment Rate...

The Mind-Numbing Hypocrisy of the Stupidest Man on the Internet

For years, the Dumbest Man on the Internet, Jim Hoft, has been barking at the moon that Obama is solely responsible for high gasoline prices. Just a few examples out of dozens (possibly hundreds -- I don't have time to count them all): Gas Prices More Than Double Under Obama... State-Run...

Overnight Jam: Kwabs, 'Perfect Ruin'

Vimeo A beautifully filmed video for a moving song, for the overnight thread. Director: George Belfield Producer: Jess Wylie Exec Producers: Sally Campbell, Tim Nash & Tash Tan Prod Co: Somesuch Prod Co (Sweden): Salmonfox Producer:Show More Summary

Brian Williams Announces Hiatus From NBC Nightly News for "Several Days"

Here's the statement from Brian Williams at NBC: In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions. As Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News, I have decided...

Netanyahu Goes Into Damage Control Mode

Today on Israeli radio, a senior member of Likud began laying the groundwork for a possible cancellation of Prime Minister Netanyahu's controversial appearance before the United States Congress: "It appears that the speaker of Congress made a move, in which we trusted, but which it ultimately became clear was a...

Associated Press Confirms Flooding and Floating Bodies Near Brian Williams' Hotel During Katrina

Photo credit: Charles M. Herring Following up on our previous post about the now almost certainly false claim launched by wingnut stalker Chuck C. Johnson that NBC anchor Brian Williams was "lying" about seeing a dead body floating in a flooded street from his hotel room in New Orleans, the Associated...

Katrina Photos Show the Streets Around Brian Williams' Hotel Were Flooded

As if the Brian Williams story weren't already murky enough, the helicopter pilot interviewed yesterday on CNN is now questioning his memories that partly supported Williams' account. I text-messaged Krell before dawn, and asked him to call me as soon as he woke up. He replied with this text: "Good morning....

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