Yakety Yak from episode 513 of The Muppet Show.
? Here’s to a great-great-great-grandmother and all the others who perished on that long walk to Oklahoma which began 175 years ago today. The Trail of Tears, Nu na da ul tsun yi. ? “BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Statoil have been namedShow More Summary
Republican Gabriel Gomez had these words for Ed Markey during an interview. Said Gomez: “I don’t think there’s anything more offensive. You know I’ve got four young kids, and they gotta sit there and gotta see an ad with their dad — who served honorably, talk to anybody I served with — whether as a [...]
There was an interesting argument on the Senate floor yesterday in which Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) debated Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) on the budget process. McCaskill believes, as both parties used to agree, that there should be a conference committee to reconcile the House and S …
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the nation's second highest federal bench, has 11 seats. For the last five years, four of those seats have been vacant, which has not only put a strain on the court, but left Republican appointees as the clear majority, pushing the bench to the …
If Rep. Ed Markey wins the special election to become Massachusetts' junior US senator next month, it'll have at least one unintended consequence: A potentially ugly fight between two progressive Democrats for Markey's seat as the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee. Show More Summary
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) appeared on CNBC yesterday, and made a comment about the IRS controversy that struck me as problematic. Cantor, like most Republicans, seems have abandoned the argument the White House intervened and directed the tax agency on tax-exemp …
3 people pulled from the water after a bridge on an Interstate collapses in Washington State. Was the bridge design to blame? The NY Times on the CIA as it begins evolving from a paramilitary organization back to traditional espionage. The Boy Scouts of America vote to let openl …
Trout Fishing In America -- Proper Cup of Coffee.
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, tried to derail President Obama’s counterterrorism speech by rudely interrupting him. As he spoke about wanting to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and mentioned being limited by Congress, Benjamin interrupted. “Excuse me, President Obama, you are commander in chief … it’s you, sir,” she shouted. As she [...]
Yesterday Lois Lerner, the head of the Exempt Organizations division of the IRS, took the Fifth Amendment at the House Oversight Committee hearing allowing her to refuse to testify on grounds that she would possibly incriminate herself. Show More Summary
Alex Jones is nuts. It's nuts that he gets any traction on his crazy show, and nuttier still that he gets support from any member of the Republican party. But he does, and he feeds all the paranoia and insanity on the far right on aShow More Summary
At a May 16 televised forum on the recovery from Superstorm Sandy, a former top military infrastructure official called on Americans to “stop ignoring” climate change and “realize it’s the new reality.” At the Sandy town hall organized by public television stations NJTV and WNET, John Boulé, the former commander of the New York District, [...]
In "The Princess Bride," there's one word that Vizzini uses repeatedly and inappropriately: "inconceivable." The problem, of course, that the circumstances that he describes as "inconceivable" are actually quite predictable, leading Inigo Montoya to eventually respond, "You keep …
Pat Metheny and Anna Marie Jopek -- Are You Going With Me?.
The number of Wisconsin children who are from low-income families has climbed for the ninth straight year, according to a new report from the state’s Department of Public Instruction.
According to statistics released by the US Department of Agriculture earlier this month, 31 percent of the managed honeybee colonies died in the winter. Since fruiting is dependent on fertilization, a result of pollination, honeybee decline can impact agriculture. We can directly link honeybees to one out of every three bites of food that we put on our table.
Rummy spoke with Larry King on his online show. KING: Do you support same-sex marriage? RUMSFELD: You know, I’m, I guess, of a generation that I don’t — I wonder — I listened to some of the Supreme Court justices and one of them said, ‘Well what’s next after that? Is it two people, three [...]
Gomez digs himself a deeper hole. Remember how Republican Gabriel Gomez tried to deflect his gun problem onto Ed Markey? A refresher: Markey has an ad pointing out that Gomez is opposed to both an assault weapons ban and a ban on high-capacity magazines. Show More Summary
Lois Lerner, the head of the Exempt Organizations division of the IRS, just took the fifth amendment at the House Government Oversight Committee refusing to testify on the grounds that she might incriminate herself.