I've sometimes found Washington Post humorist Alexandra Petri a bit of a liberal jerk, like when she discussed what the 2012 presidential contenders should have given up for Lent, as in Rick Santorum needed to give up talking and Newt Gingrich needed to just give up. Show More Summary
Just what Detroit needs. For fuck’s sake.
Of course, they knew about it. They planned it. There is more evidence that the Obama Administration knew of the IRS targeting during the 2012 campaign. This was a CBS report: CBS News reported: There were new questions Saturday night … Continue reading ?
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said IRS officials who targeted conservatives should go to jail during a surprise appearance at the Virginia Republican Party convention on Saturday. “Anyone who participated in this targeting of Americans...Show More Summary
Clearly, the New York Times couldn't run with Jonathan Weisman's headline or opening sentence in the report he filed shortly after Friday's portion of Friday's testimony at a hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee in its Saturday print edition. Show More Summary
Fulfilling a request from users at Reddit.com, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield records and releases his own version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" on his last day onboard the International Space Station. The result is out of this world!
Jim DeMint's Heritage Foundation is busy at work figuring out how to make sure Republicans are completely marginalized in 2014. As their faux scandals fall apart as rapidly as they're concocted, DeMint's minions are instructing EricShow More Summary
In 1971, the film Zachariah was released. I had never heard of it until last night, but it seems to be a weirdo western starring Don Johnson, Dick Van Patten, Country Joe and the Fish, Joe Walsh, Patricia Quinn, Doug Kershaw, and the great drummer Elvin Jones. In this scene, Elvin Jones wears a groovy [...]
The victim of an armed home invasion in Houston turned the tables on the intruders after they stuffed him in a closet where he stores his gun. Three men broke into a home Tuesday and assaulted the resident. After a brief scuffle, the perpetrators shoved the man into a closet. Show More Summary
War News Updates is a very good news aggregator for all topics military but they do cover other areas at times. Here's their take on the IRS coverup that is ongoing: I am not an American.... just a...
I’ve long wanted Say Anything to be an open political forum. That’s why we have an open commenting section, so that the blog doesn’t become an echo chamber. But I also like the idea of SAB having some different viewpoints on the front page, which is why I’ve invited GameND to contribute regular “from the [...]Show More Summary
First up from the God Machine this week is a story out of South Florida, in which a mayoral candidate claimed an unusual political endorsement, which did not turn out especially well. I've reported on developments at the intersection of religion and politics for a good chunk of …
On Saturday, Louisiana's Republican Governor Bobby Jindal directly tied President Barack Obama's trifecta of scandals (IRS, AP, and Benghazi) to big-government liberalism. Speaking at the Virginia Republican Party convention, JindalShow More Summary
We’ve had three big stories this week, each showing how the right plays the scandal game better than the left. Of the three, one is a non-scandal (Benghazi), one is a minor scandal with the potential to turn into more (IRS),1 and one is an honest-to-God scandal right now (AP). Show More Summary
It has not been a particularly good week for our President. For the past six years or so, the President and his supporters have been under constant siege from the right. They talked about his birth certificate, his college records, his family trips, about fast and furious, Black Panther-gate and so many other so-called “scandals.” [...]Show More Summary
Fifty to sixty people were injured today when a car crashed into a parade in Damascus, Virginia. The annual hiker parade in Damascus, VA was cut short today when an out of control vehicle plowed into the crowd. Here’s a … Continue reading ?
Little noted in the hearings with former acting IRS head Steven Miller is this gem. During a congressional hearing regarding the IRS on Friday, Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) inadvertently led the head of the IRS to contradict the notion that conservative nonprofits were singled out for scrutiny. At the hearing, outgoing acting IRS commissioner Steve [...]
The act of killing bin Laden could have started a nuclear war says the MIT professor. “We were very close to war with Pakistan, which easily could have turned into a nuclear war, which could have destroyed all of us,” he told Jason Liosatos of Global Peace Radio. “The Obama administration was willing to take [...]