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Breitbart Commenters Respond to Missouri Riots With Deluge of Outright Racism

Breitbart "News" put their black Tea Party writer Sonnie Johnson on the Michael Brown story, and the headline almost seems reasonable: Riots in Missouri Turn Legitimate Outrage Over Teen's Shooting Into 3-Ring Circus. But then, Johnson opens with this incredibly inflammatory statement, which, if a white person had written would be...

Police Shooting Victim Michael Brown Remembered as a 'Gentle Giant'

I have a pretty tough shell after 13 years of blogging, but this report by Elisa Crouch about 18-year old Michael Brown, gunned down by a police officer yesterday in Missouri, brought tears to my eyes. What a tragic loss to the world. Michael Brown Remembered as a 'Gentle Giant'. ...

Video: Witness to Shooting of Black Teenager: Police Said "Get the F-ck on the Sidewalk"

Here's a video from Fox 2 in St. Louis, with interviews with witnesses to the police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. According to his friend Dorin Johnson, who was with Brown when the confrontation occurred, they were walking in the street to Brown's grandmother's apartment when a squad...

Protests Rock Missouri Town After Police Kill Unarmed Black Teen

Eighteen-year old Michael Brown and a friend were walking in the street in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri when a policeman drove up and ordered them to get on the sidewalk. A verbal confrontation ensued, and then, according to witnesses, the police officer got out of the car...

Now and Then

The top image is from tonight in Ferguson, Missouri. The bottom image is from 1963, in Birmingham, Alabama. pic.twitter.com/kUhpQ7SM9C -- Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) August 10, 2014

White students to no longer be majority at school

The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell's summer school classroom in Pennsylvania's wealthiest county reads "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos" in polished handwriting. Inside, giggling grade-schoolers who mostly come from homes where Spanish is the primary language worked on storytelling with a tale about a crocodile going to the dentist. This poster and...

Saturday Jam: Fountains of Wayne, "The Summer Place"

YouTube Fountains of Wayne's latest album Sky Full of Holes is just so amazingly good. Every song is a gem. If you appreciate intelligent pop music you've got to own this one. "The Summer Place" is a great example of their genius for storytelling.

TeaParty.org Spreads Ebola Conspiracy Theories

Lest we believe that conspiracy theories allowing Ebola to spread are isolated to Africa, the far-right is convinced that that Obama is trying TAKE OUR GUNZ by creating the conditions for a mass epidemic. In case you needed more proof Infowars and the Tea Party are hazardous to public health: Ebola...

Here Is Your "Big Romney Comeback" Story of The Week

I first became aware of the "bring back Mitt" movement among establishment-type Republicans last month when Politico gave the world The Case for Mitt Romney in 2016. This was authored by definite partisan (a former Romney staffer and fellow private equity guy), but appeared in a not especially partisan...

Glenn Greenwald Retweets "If Obama Were Consistent He'd Bomb Israel," Then Deletes It

If you've followed Glenn Greenwald's work at all (and you aren't one of the acolytes who rush to excuse anything he says or does), you're probably aware that his criticism of the United States is relentless, at times bordering on pathological, and today at the Intercept he's published another one...

San Diego Business Owner Takes in Migrant Family, Receives Death Threats From Right Wingers

One of the hateful things right wingers say to people who speak up on behalf of child refugees fleeing Central American countries is, "Why don't you take them into your own house if you're such a bleeding-heart liberal?" Well, in San Diego a local businessman did exactly that, after his 5-year...

The Dumbest Man on the Internet Should Be Embarrassed by This, but He Won't Be

DERPIt's always hilarious when the Dumbest Man on the Internet, Jim Hoft, pretends he understands what's going on the real world. In today's example of Hoft's monumental idiocy, this morning he posted one of his usual ridiculous anti-Obama rants, titled: Horror! Watch This Video and Tell Me Barack Obama Is...

Thursday Evening Acoustic Jam: Preston Reed, "Delayed Train"

YouTube Here's a great new track from Preston Reed's latest record for our Thursday evening jam. From the album "In Here Out There" filmed in Loch Lomond Scotland by Dave Arcari. UK and USA tour dates for September through November 2014 at www.prestonreed.com

Ted Nugent Calls Native American Protesters "Unclean" - Again

Racist former rock star Ted Nugent is at it again, using Nazi-like language to describe native American protesters at his concerts: Ted Nugent Previews His Appearance at Toledo Blade Concert by Attacking "Stinkyass" American Indian Protestors. On August 7, Nugent took to his Facebook page to hype his "Rib-Off" appearance,...

The Dumbest Man on the Internet Is Very Excited by Russian Anti-Obama Racism

Today, the Dumbest Man on the Internet can barely contain his excitement over an ugly racist incident in Moscow -- because it was directed against President Obama. Jim Hoft drools: Russians Shine Laser Show of Obama 'Fellating' Banana on US Embassy in Moscow (Video) | the Gateway Pundit. As usual, Hoft's...

Wednesday Night Jam: The Family Crest

YouTube Here's a very unusual band to kick off a Wednesday night open thread. I like these guys. There's a decent chance you're about to discover your favorite new band. Based in San Francisco and led by Liam McCormick, The Family Crest builds its songs from a combination of infectious enthusiasm...

Mike Huckabee: The Latest Big-Name Republican to Rant About Impeachment

SoundCloud The latest old white Republican figure to rant about impeaching America's first black President is theocrat Mike Huckabee, who appeared on the wingnut radio show of Steve Deace to say Obama has "done plenty of things worthy of impeachment." Huckabee notes, however, that Republicans will need to wait until after the...

Glenn Greenwald Uses a Holocaust Denier as a Source, Then Defends It

This morning when I looked in on Twitter, I noticed a tweet by author Jeremy Duns highlighting a comment made by Glenn Greenwald in February of this year: It's been quite a long courting leading to that. Here, for instance: https://t.co/caFrbcRnsu -- Jeremy Duns (@jeremyduns) August 6, 2014 Duns was...

Tuesday Night Songwriter: James Taylor, the Frozen Man

YouTube This is from James Taylor's "One Man Band" tour, even though there was a piano player so it wasn't technically one man. But it's a gorgeous version of one of his most moving songs, "The Frozen Man." (I like this version much better than the original.) Recorded at a three-night...

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