Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, age 14, died Friday of her injuries from last week's Marysville, WA shooting. She is the fourth teen to die as a result of the incident. Jaylen's cousin Andrew Fryberg remains in critical condition. His other cousin,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
It is one of the great pillars of American democracy that ignoramuses and douchebags are able to propose and place before the people for a vote new laws which are either stupid, awful or in some cases merely ridiculous. Then the people,...Show More Summary
Sherlock Holmes famously solved a mystery by noticing the dog that didn’t bark in the night. Dogs that are not barking at night — nor in prime time — provide
IT’S SAD THAT SOMETHING SO OBVIOUS COUNTS AS A VICTORY, BUT IT DOES: Due process win: Washington Supreme Court rules burden of proof lies on accuser. “The Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that those accused of rape are not responsible for proving they obtained consent. In a 6-3 ruling, the court said that requiring the […]
Remarkable new wonder drugs have caused a new confrontation over pricing wars between manufacturers and health plans, now reaching a fever pitch over hepatitis C treatments from Gilead. Unfortunately, rather
Dear Mr. Wallenda,
The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg has written a piece detailing the deteriorating relationship between Israel and the Obama administration. The chief purpose of Goldberg’s piece is to humiliate Benjamin Netanyahu. None
ON THE ACE OF SPADES HQ PODCAST, a discussion of GamerGate with Clark from Popehat.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! ‘Vampire therapy’ could reverse ageing, scientists find: A transfusion of youthful blood may halt or even reverse the ageing process as two studies find that the chemical make-up of younger blood has surprising health benefits. Finally, gainful employment for 18-25-year-old layabouts!
This week’s podcast is now available at the podcast page. This week, it’s all misogyny and fast cars.
For decades and decades, "voting" in national elections in the USA has been largely pointless. Here's why.1. Most all national candidates are selected, groomed, and financed by the Oligarchy...regardless of political party. Should some...Show More Summary
Erik Wemple at the Washington Post: Among the juicier tidbits in the new book “Stonewalled” by former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson relates to a tiff between C-SPAN and the White House. As Attkisson tells the story, C-SPAN eminence Brian Lamb interviewed President Obama on Aug. 12, 2010, for a documentary on the White House. […]
(John Hinderaker) Some dressed-up kids came by our house tonight, trick or treating. That’s all in good fun, but, sadly, we have a dressed-up middle-aged cipher in the White House, pretending to be a president. Or a king. Or something; someone who doesn’t have to worry about a troublesome Constitution, in any event. Show More Summary
REALLY?!? Really. Have a safe and fun Halloween, everyone. Via Tengrain of Mock, Paper, Scissors. Open Thread Below...
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting posts a mini-critique of a few items the media have covered during the week. Here is the latest edition: Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2009—Hannity outdumbs himself: Sean Hannity,...Show More Summary
Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu made conservative heads explode by stating a truth, that the South has not always been the friendliest place go African-Americans and to women. Landrieu’s campaign put out a press release standing by her comments. “The main reason the President has struggled here is because his energy policies are not in line [...]
Sen. Mary Landrieu's comment that the South "has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans" spurs outraged Republican demands for an apology and show of heartfelt contrition.