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Blog Profile / Crooks and Liars

Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:42335
Posts / Week:123.1
Archived Since:January 31, 2008

Blog Post Archive

What Did You Do On Your Vacation, John Boehner?

Bizarre, even for John Boehner. He released that monkey video to let us know that this is what he does in Washington. Or something. So is the message that he's just a windup toy? Or that he's in Washington to entertain children? Or some argle-bargle I can't figure out? Never mind that we've got foreign crises and more. Show More Summary

California Health Provider Regal Medical Group Rejects All ACA Insureds, Takes Everyone Else

Congress needs to adopt my new rules for health care providers right away. If you take Medicare reimbursements, you take Affordable Care Act policy reimbursements. If you take CMS grants for Accountable Care Organizations, you take Affordable...Show More Summary

Responsible Gun Instructor Shot And Killed By 9 Y.O. Girl With An Uzi

Maybe the kid's hands were greasy from the burgers and slipped? I guess we'll never know, but I'm sure it won't lead to any restrictions in the great state of Arizona about little kids shooting Uzis! This is America, dammit! KINGMAN, Ariz. Show More Summary

Megyn Kelly Slams Bill O'Reilly In 'White Privilege' Debate: UPDATED

Bill O'Reilly has been on a jag about race relations in America ever since President Obama was elected into the Oval Office. In recent months his attacks on black America have reached a crescendo with his insane notions of what drives poverty in America. Show More Summary

Chuck Todd Sets The Stage For A More Pro-GOP "Meet The Press"

When a Republican Senator starts a response about the November Midterms with, 'not to be too pejorative, but EVERYTHING this administration does is about elections it seems,' some particularly nasty, contrived GOP talking points are about to be regurgitated. Show More Summary

Lars Larson Tells Fox: 'Perfectly Fair' To Use Foley Beheading Video In GOP Campaign Ads

Conservative radio host Lars Larson told Fox News on Tuesday that it was "perfectly fair" for Republican candidates to use images from a video of an American journalist being beheaded in campaign ads attacking President Barack Obama. A...Show More Summary

Court Denies Karl Rove's Request To Take Over For The FEC

Awhile back I wrote about the lawsuit Public Citizen and filed against the FEC for failing to do what it's supposed to do when it comes to these SuperPACs. In essence, the FEC agreed not to investigate Crossroads...Show More Summary

Report: Long-Term Gaza Truce Reached

Hopefully the details will maintain a long-term peace: (CNN) -- A truce has been reached to end the fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza, all sides said Tuesday. Palestinian and Egyptian officials announced the deal. A...Show More Summary

Oh Bob

Just when you thought that the trial/saga of Bob McDonnell could not possible get any weirder at all, in comes the priest and things get kinky. Bob says that he’s left his wife and is now living with a priest. And by “living” I mean oh-what-the-hell. Last week former Virginia Gov. Show More Summary

Here's A Thought: Why Don't We Enforce This Law, Eric Holder?

So the "Just Us" Department is really, really good at going after medical marijuana users and growers, but not so good at enforcing laws that might upset powerful special interest groups -- and it's not just Wall Street! One of the reasons...Show More Summary

Here Comes That Unresolved Mortgage Crisis Again

David Dayen warns that Big Shitpile was never really fixed and that all the "extend and pretend" programs propping it up are about to run out. Wheee! Go read the whole thing, of course: read more

White Tiger Legend: One Man DIY Animates Equivalent Of $80m Movie

Kory Martin Juul is a one-man movie making machine. For the past four years, Juul, a Hollywood visual effects artist – whose screen credits include "Avatar" and films in the "Lord of the Rings," "Star Wars" and "Matrix" series – has almost single-handedly animated a Pixar-style feature film called "White Tiger Legend." It required him to…

Cop Said Handcuffed Prisoner Shot Himself In Back; Autopsy Shows Entrance Wound In Chest

Funny, how many autopsies of police-related deaths in custody turn up minor discrepancies like these! An autopsy report released this week cast further doubt on a police officer’s claim that a suspect committed suicide by shooting himself...Show More Summary

Exclusive Video: Cops Shot Rubber Bullets At Ferguson Residents Near Shooting Site

I think we all agree that the Ferguson cops are really, really bad at their jobs, but it's still shocking to see how they've done the wrong things, right from the start: While most of the photos from the Ferguson protests were takenShow More Summary

NBC's Turness Wants To Make Meet The Press Edgier

So NBC News president Deborah Turness wants an edgier Meet the Press? I'm all for that. However, I'm not quite sure this is what I would call edgier: As for “Meet the Press,” Ms. Turness said she worked with Mr. Gregory to try to make...Show More Summary

Republican Candidate Features Stills Of Foley's Killer In Campaign Ad

There is nothing sacred. Even Twitter and Facebook vowed to ban anyone who posted pictures of James Foley's execution, even if it wasn't graphic. That would include photos of his killer pulled from the tape. But IOKIYAR, of course. TPM: The...Show More Summary

Morning Joe And Politico Do A Free Ad For The Koch Brothers

Mike Allen must really be worried about how much traction Democrats are getting by naming the Koch Brothers as the architect of so much of what's wrong with today's politics. So worried, in fact, that he made a mashup of all the ads so that he could prove they're doing it wrong. Show More Summary

Watch: Billy Crystal's Moving Tribute To Robin Williams At The Emmys

Thank you, Robin Williams, for sharing your talent with all of us. I'm only sorry the price was so high. Billy Crystal was perfect.

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