Blog Profile / Crooks and Liars

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Archived Since:January 31, 2008

Blog Post Archive's Word Of The Year Is...

The video is hosted by Robert Reich. notes: Soon after Brexit, the second largest surge in lookups this year for the term xenophobia leads us to the 2016 US presidential race. On June 29, President Obama gave a speech in which he expressed concern over the use of the term populism to describe Donald Trump’s political rhetoric. Show More Summary

Secretary Of Labor-To-Be Is Either A Wife Beater Or A Drunk Driver -- Or Both

Andrew Pudzer, Donald Trump's choice for Secretary of Labor, follows in the footsteps of his boss and his boss's closest counsel -- Stephen Bannon. Not only ideologically, but they also share the dubious distinction of both having domestic...Show More Summary

Firefighter Charged With Arson, Blames Black Lives Matter

In a word, WTF? An Endicott NY firefighter allegedly set his house on fire in August, with his wife and two teenagers asleep, after setting an obstacle course of gasoline traps around the house. Written on the outside wall was an anti-police...Show More Summary

Support For United Steelworker's Chuck Jones Is Trending

The hashtag #ImWithChuck is trending. Chuck Jones Is a Better President Than Donald Trump Will Ever Be via @NicholsUprising #ImWithChuck #1u — AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) December 8, 2016 .@realDonaldTrump never worked a day in his life is attacking hard working americans. Show More Summary

Steve King: 'Child Immigrants Know What They're Doing' Entering US Illegally

We can always count on Iowa's Representative Steve King to be completely unsympathetic to the plight of immigrants, especially those of Hispanic descent. Even Trump expressed, perhaps temporarily as is often the case, that he'd be far...Show More Summary

Pope Says Fake News Lovers Are The Same As Poop Eaters

Yeah we gotta give the "Don't Sugarcoat It" award of the day, and possibly the entire year, to His Holiness Pope Francis, who told a Belgian (it's always those Belgians isn't it?) Catholic Weekly that the current obsession with pushing...Show More Summary

NY Giants Football Player Home Vandalized, Tagged With KKK And Nazi Graffiti

NY Giants football player Nikita Whitlock had his apartment broken into, vandalized and then tagged with racist graffiti. The CBS segment opens up by saying, "A New York Giants football player targeted by hate." It's bad enough to have...Show More Summary

Robert Reich Speaks Directly To Trump On CNN: 'Stop This!'

President-elect Donald Trump is using his "spare time" during the transition to Twitter-punch anyone who criticizes him. Does he even realize he's turning America into a banana republic? While on CNN, Robert Reich was given the newsShow More Summary

General Barry McCaffrey: Gen. Michael Flynn’s Tweets ‘Border On Demented’

NBC military analyst General Barry McCaffrey, told NBC News via Youtube that he at first was very supportive of Gen. Flynn becoming Trump's national security advisor, but after reading some of his tweets said, “I’m now extremely uneasy...Show More Summary

C&L's Music Club Remembers Greg Lake

Greg Lake started out his musical career as a guitarist. After meeting Robert Fripp, who convinced him the switch to playing the bass, the two formed King Crimson. Not only did Greg provide the lead vocals and played bass on the band's...Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Mock Paper Scissors: Want to boycott all of Trump's businesses? Now there's an app to help. Disaffected and It Feels so Good: Even in victory, wingnuts plunge deeper into their world of delusion. Politics Plus: A balanced look at James...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Doesn't Seem Particularly Worried About ACA Repeal Consequences

Politico tells me that Republican Obamacare opponents in Congress have a tough road ahead: After meeting with Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Tuesday to hash out plans to repeal Obamacare, top Senate Republicans are no closer to resolving...Show More Summary

Peter Thiel Associate Considered For FDA Head

Peter Thiel is, bar none, one of the most eccentric and frightening billionaires involved in conservative politics today. As a member of the Trump transition team, he's pushing Trump to put people into government with one single purpose:...Show More Summary

Rep. Peter King Agrees With Intel Community: Russia Hacked Election Process

On MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports, Rep. Peter King said that he agrees with the intelligence community who has concluded thatRussia was involved in hacking our election process. That's in direct conflict with Donald Trump, who toldShow More Summary

We Can't Sneak Judge Garland In Through The Back Door

Cross-posted at Burningbird Crooks & Liars put out an audacious plan, based on twitter posts from Daily Kos' David Waldman. Send Biden to the Senate on Jan. 3 w Garland's renomination & instructions to recognize Durbin before swearing in. Show More Summary

Open Thread - A Virgin Birth? (Life Of Brian FTW)

It's been a while since we had a Monty Python clip at Open Thread... Open thread below...

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With The Oblivians

I always dig a song where the singer shouts out his own name in some sort of bravado. I've also dug this Oblivians record for twenty years now too. For plenty of reasons too (not just because "JACK OBLIVIAN'S GOT THE LEATHER!") What are you listening to tonight?

Re:Act Is A Great Resource For Helping Stop Trump Tyranny

The universal cries of fear, disgust, outrage and frustration are inescapable when it comes to the 'election' of Trump, Time Magazine's latest "Person of the Year." This is rather macabre, considering Adolf Hitler was the winner in 1938. Show More Summary

That Boeing Tweet Was All About Trump's Ego

Okay so 1. No planes have actually been ordered yet. 2. Boeing is one of two companies in the world that can make an Air Force One, the other is in France. 3. Trump lied. About the price tag, about the order, about the reason he brought...Show More Summary

Penzeys Spices CEO Rips Trump Brand Of Hate, Business Soars

Shortly after the election, Bill Penzey, the CEO of Penzeys Spices, sent out an email decrying the results and the Trump brand of racism and hate that swept the country. It read, in part: "The open embrace of racism by the Republican Party in this election is now unleashing a wave of ugliness unseen in this country for decades. Show More Summary

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