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An Amazing Artist From Iceland: Asgeir - NPR Tiny Desk Concert

YouTube When he was 20, Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson released an album in Iceland, sung in Icelandic, with many of the words written by his father. Dýrð í dauðaþogn became the biggest-selling debut in Icelandic music history. A year or so later, he rerecorded that album in English under the name...

Breaking: Andrew Cuomo Backs Down - Health Workers Exposed to Ebola Will Self-Quarantine at Home

At a press conference just a few minutes ago, New York's Andrew Cuomo just announced that he's backing down (he didn't use those words, of course) on his mandatory quarantine order for health workers exposed to Ebola, and will now let them self-quarantine in their own homes instead of at...

NYC Doctor Who Treated Ebola Patients in Guinea Tests Positive

Tonight the New York Times is reporting that an American doctor who recently returned to the US after working with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea has tested positive for Ebola in an initial test, after developing a fever this morning. All of his contacts are now being traced, but he was...

Mid-Term Elections Are Incredibly Close - and Incredibly Important

The Senate and Governor races this year are incredibly close, according to the polling: Look How Close Democrats Are to Winning... and Losing. Using the poll aggregator at the Huffington Post, I've compiled the current state of the hottest races this cycle, as well as what would happen if...

Chuck C. Johnson Fear-Mongering Again: "We Don't Know" Where Louise Troh Is (Yes, We Do)

I noticed our pal Chuck C. Johnson trying to spread paranoia again on Twitter: @ChuckCJohnson Where is Louise Troh now? -- rickybird (@rickybird11811) October 23, 2014 @rickybird11811 we don't know -- Charles C. Johnson (@ChuckCJohnson) October 23, 2014 @ChuckCJohnson isn't it strange that there has been no updates on...

World Net Daily Founder Joseph Farah Celebrates Earth's 6,028th Birthday

Would you be surprised to learn Joseph Farah, owner of the utterly deranged right wing Birther/conspiracy theory journal World Net Daily, is a dyed-in-the-wool young Earth creationist? No, you say? I didn't think so. But today he removes all doubt with a loony screed that's like reading a message from...

Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" Trailer Is Pure Eye Candy

YouTube Here's two minutes and sixteen seconds of special effects awesomeness, as Marvel Entertainment releases the official trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Good News From the Ebola Front: Nurse Amber Vinson Has Recovered Already

New photo of Amber Vinson at Emory. Doctors now say they are "no longer able to detect [Ebola] virus in her body." pic.twitter.com/n7Uti4AowU -- CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) October 22, 2014 Tonight we have some good news about Amber Vinson, the second nurse diagnosed with Ebola after being in...

Gohmert! Gay Massages Will Destroy Our Military

YouTube Here he is again, folks, the Dumbest Man in Congress, with a truly crack-brained theory about why gays shouldn't be allowed to serve in the military: because they'll be sitting around getting gay massages instead of training for battle. Louie always comes through with the craziest shit. Never change, Louie! "I've...

Chuck C. Johnson Said "PD Sources" Told Him Ebola Confirmed in Newark - but He Was Lying Again

When the news came out last night that a Liberian passenger who landed at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday afternoon had been held for evaluation of possible Ebola symptoms, self-proclaimed "award-winning journalist" Chuck C. Johnson wasted no time springing into action. The Ginger Avenger stated outright that we had...

Footage From Globe Reporter Captures Exchange of Gun Fire in Canada's Parliament Hill Building

YouTube More from CBC : 1 shooter dead, 1 still believed at large in downtown Ottawa. Police searching cars leaving Ottawa trying to go to Quebec. Report of additional shots fired near Chateau Laurier Hotel, east of Parliament Hill. Police going door to door in downtown core; downtown schools in lockdown. All three main party leaders,...

The Police Audio of the Palin Family's Post-Drunken Brawl Interviews Is Not Pretty

Radar Online has posted the unedited audio of police interviewing people after the Sarah Palin family's drunken brawl last September at a party in Anchorage, and it's a trash-fest if there ever was one. Warning: Bristol and Willow Palin drop plenty of F-bombs and other initial-bombs too. Tell the kids...

Ron Paul Says Rand Paul's "Travel Ban" Idea Is "Politically Motivated"

Here's one of those moments for which we live, as crazy uncle Ron Paul says his crazy son Rand's idea of a ban on travel to and from West Africa is "politically motivated." Instant classic. Ron Paul on Monday said that calls for a ban on travel from West African...

Pew Poll: Ebola Worries Rising, Especially Among Republicans, but Most Trust Government to Deal With It

Image via Shutterstock After the non-stop fear-mongering by most of the media (but especially right wing media) about Ebola, it's not surprising that the latest Pew poll shows a rise in the general public's fear level. But a majority of the respondents still believe the US government and hospital systems are...

Michael Savage Attacks Veterans With PTSD: "Stop Crying Like a Baby"

SoundCloud Today's absolutely grotesque example of right wing hate speech comes from radio screamer Michael Savage (real name: Michael Weiner), who launched into a deranged rant against veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder because they aren't strong manly men like him. Remember when right wingers used to pretend to care about...

The Incredibly Creepy James O'Keefe Clown Show Goes to Colorado

Nothing creepy about this at all. This is what passes for "investigative journalism" on the right these days. Only time for 2-3 more election investigations. I went in Disguised as 45yo, this time people may lose their jobs pic.twitter.com/ihuTjpierm -- James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) October 20, 2014 Democratic staffers in Colorado...

Debunking Another Fear-Mongering Right Wing Myth About Ebola: The "42 Day Incubation Period"

Image via Shutterstock Here we go again with the relentless fear-mongering about Ebola. The latest meme being circulated by right wingers and conspiracy theorists (two groups that have considerable overlap) is that Ebola actually has an incubation period of 42 days, not 21 as has been reported. SHOCK NEWS! SCIENTISTS ARE LYING...

In Which I Rant About America's Totally Dysfunctional Gun Culture

Video Via TPM: CNN Host Grills Cruz About Ebola and GOP Opposition to Surgeon General (VIDEO) Ted Cruz calling blocked Surgeon General nominee Dr. Vivek Murthy an "anti-gun activist" is incredibly dishonest. Murthy advocates very minimal restrictions on guns because guns are used in more than 300,000 violent crimes against American citizens...

And Now, Weezer Rocks the Moon: Back to the Shack

YouTube Ric Ocasek is back in the producer's chair for Weezer's latest, and it sounds absolutely great. This tune is a mission statement if there ever was one.

Dallas Ebola Updates: First Duncan Contact Cleared, Other Quarantined Contacts Show No Symptoms

Ebola patient Nina Pham with her dog, Bentley The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports today that the first person known to have contact with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan has now been cleared, and at least 46 other quarantined people who had contact with Duncan are also not showing any signs of...

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