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Archived Since:January 31, 2008

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Open Thread - Goodbye, Colbert Report

Tonight is the last Colbert Report. Looking forward to Stephen Colbert hosting Late Night, but it will be different. Open thread below...

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Dr. Octagon

Supposedly, Dr. Octagon is a time-traveling gynecologist from Jupiter. He's also a terrible doctor, based on the obscene things he does in his fake biography. In real life, he's portrayed by rapper Kool Keith, who can apparently come up with a back story crazy enough to rival that of Sun Ra. Got any favorite fictional musicians or alter egos?

Bachmann Says She 'Defeated' Progressives By Outsmarting Them

We've all grown used to wingnut former Rep. Michele Bachmann making insane, delusional and often inflammatory remarks every time she opens her mouth, but this latest takes the cake even for her in the delusional department. Michele Bachmann Says She 'Defeated' Progressives By Outsmarting Them: Rep. Show More Summary

Rand Paul's Break With Conservative Correctness On Cuba Could Play Well In Iowa

Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, and even Scott Walker have denounced the U.S. thaw in relations with Cuba, but Rand Paul is breaking with the GOP pack: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that starting to trade with Cuba "is probably...Show More Summary

Antigovernment Speakers Denounce Washington State Gun Law, Threaten Violent Revolt

[Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] With cries of “Second Amendment remedies” to “government tyranny” ringing in their ears, a crowd of several hundred people gathered near the state Capitol in Olympia, Wa., on Saturday, to voice their defiance...Show More Summary

John McCain Is Very Angry At President Obama Over Sony

Less than 24 hours after announcing they were dropping the debut of the forthcoming move, The Interview, Senator John McCain has found a way to blame the Obama administration to the Sony hack that lead to the decision: “Recently reported...Show More Summary

Go Midwest, Young Man.

I don’t normally concern myself with where the party holds its nominating convention. Normally it doesn’t matter much at all. I think this year might be a little different, I think it actually does matter for 2016. In the interest of...Show More Summary

Billionaire Nick Hanauer Still Pushing Obama To Expand Overtime Pay

You'll remember I wrote about this last month. Well, billionaire Nick Hanauer is serious about the idea, and still pushing it with an article in The Hill, and with a petition you should sign at Daily Kos: Just think about it: With the...Show More Summary

Trade Deal Promises Vs. Realities

Again and again we are promised jobs and economy gains from trade deals. Instead we get job losses and trade deficits. Next year the giant multinationals are going to try to sell us another trade deal by promising jobs and prosperity. Show More Summary

Bill O'Reilly's Advice To Blacks: Wear 'Don't Get Pregnant At 14' T-shirts

Bill O'Reilly's attacks on black teenage girls has been well documented here and Wednesday night he continued his assault on African American girls when he told Martin Luther King III, that if blacks want to succeed in life and helpShow More Summary

New York State Bans Fracking

by Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica, Dec. 17, 2014, 3:12 p.m. When natural gas companies first pressed into New York in 2008, state environmental regulators barely understood the process of "hydraulic fracturing." Today, six and a half years...Show More Summary

25 Families Evacuated Over Uncontrolled Gas Leak At Ohio Fracking Well

The state spokeswoman said the situation was "uncommon." As if they actually knew what the long-term effects of fracking were when they took the money and threw the dice! Via Think Progress: Twenty-five families in eastern Ohio haveShow More Summary

Georgia Deputy Investigated After Girlfriend Is Shot In The Head During Make-up Sex

Officials in Georgia are investigating the death of a woman who was shot in bed as she was being "intimate" with her boyfriend, who was a Walton County deputy, after the two had spent the evening drinking and arguing. According to aShow More Summary

Corrupt Republicans In Florida No Longer Have Cuba As A Wedge Issue

President Obama, according to a very corrupt Esteban Bovo, Republican Commisioner of Miami-Dade County, has extended his hand to the Cuban dictator, Raúl Castro, and gotten nothing in return. Bitterly disappointed that President Obama...Show More Summary

Vermont Governor: We Can't Afford Universal Healthcare Right Now

The thing is, with a Democratic Congress, it's possible Vermont would have received some kind of subsidy to make this happen. With Republicans at the wheel, there's no hope at all: Vermont is abandoning efforts to move to a publicly financed health care system to ensure universal coverage, Gov. Show More Summary

Wingnut Lawmaker Wants Women Seeking Abortion To Get Permission From The Father

Sure, because men should get to make a decision about whether a woman is going to be legally responsible for another human being for 18 years. That makes perfect sense -- at least, to the conservative mind: A Missouri Republican is pushing a bill that would allow a man who gets a woman pregnant to stop her from having an abortion. Show More Summary

Jeb Could Lose The Nomination Because Of Something He Never Actually Said

On today's radio show, Rush Limbaugh quoted a 2009 story about Jeb Bush from The Washington Times: "Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Saturday that it’s time--" this is May 3rd of 2009, so five years ago, admittedly, but it fits nicely with yesterday. Show More Summary

Terry Schiavo's Husband Warns Voters About Jeb Bush

Jebbie's got a long, hard haul ahead of him. Between a Republican party that's moved so far to the right that he's somewhere in left field to them, and his own actions as governor of Florida, he's got some high hurdles to overcome. In his announcement Tuesday that he would explore a 2016 presidential bid, former Gov. Show More Summary

Bill O'Reilly Slams Samuel L. Jackson For Being On The 'Grievance Train'

Not a day goes by that we couldn't put up a post about Bill O'Reilly's arrogance and sense of white privilege, so when we do, it's truly egregious. This Talking Points Memo segment from Wednesday's show was one of those over-the-topShow More Summary

GOP Rep Who Owns '' Being Sued For Sexual Harassment; Said He Had 'Wet Dreams' About Staffer

It seems wingnut Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold has got more problems than just whether he owns some colorful domain names. He's also being sued for sexually harassing one of his employees. Congressman Who Owns Pervy Domain Name Accused Of Sexual Harassment: Shocker! Rep. Show More Summary

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