Like many families of those who simply disappear and go missing, James Foley’s were no different. They believed that one day their son, who had gone missing before Thanksgiving 2012 in Syria, would walk through the door. Jim was smart. Jim was brave. Jim was a good guy. Because of these traits, his family and [...]
Say this for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, he takes a good mug shot. Say this for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, he takes a good mug shot.
A teenager is fatally shot by a police officer; the police are accused of being bloodthirsty, trigger-happy murderers; riots erupt. This, we are led to believe, is the way of things in America.
On Wednesday night, the major broadcast networks ignored the latest news from the Fast and Furious scandal as a federal judge ruled that the Department of Justice (DOJ) must turn over a list of documents regarding the botched gun-running scheme that was formally called Operation Fast and Furious. U.S. Show More Summary
Citizens' amendment is on its last gasp Citizens' amendment is on its last gasp
An FYI: If you agree with anything anyone on Duck Dynasty has ever said, you will not like this post. If, however, you believe that all human beings are in fact human beings, and that all human beings fall in love, then by all meansShow More Summary
Wednesday on Newsmax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show," editor of "The Weekly Standard" Bill Kristol called President Barack Obama's response to the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS "pathetic" "childish" and akin to many nations Nazi appeasement in the 1930's. Show More Summary
I guess this means Bill-O won't be having any more M-F-ing iced tea at Sylvia's with the Rev again any time soon. He called into Faux "news" at least once or twice while he was on vacation and already attacked Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson during one of those calls. Show More Summary
Men who engage in sexual acts with women they don’t know can run into some sticky situations. Furious Steven Carter is fighting to get the money back after paying the Child Support Agency but waited 23 YEARS to have the paternity test. Steven...Show More Summary
Comic relief for another tough day, via @SusanCalman, h/t Peter. Open thread below...
Fox News is running a story saying that Darren Wilson, the policeman said to have shot Michael Brown, was seriously injured by Brown during their encounter. He “suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department’s […]
ORLANDO, Fla. — Like most millennials, Maria loved partying and hanging out with her friends. So she took a weekend girls trip to Orlando, visiting some of the theme parks, before ending up at Vixen Bar in downtown Orlando sometime Monday night, family said. The 22-year-old woman — identified by police as Maria Fernanda Godinez [...]
WILL BAUDE: Is there any good argument against the right to record the cops?
Wired has a story today about a team of security researchers demonstrated how people can slip weapons and explosives past TSA’s Rapiscan full-body X-ray scanners. The article talks about blogger Jonathan Corbett who published a YouTube video two years ago showing some of these same failings which the TSA pooh-poohed. Show More Summary
Something a little slower and more intimate for tonight. Got any favorite smooth jams?
The Arch City Defenders report on St. Louis Municipal Courts and their pattern of using traffic fines both as steady cash generators and as gateways for criminalizing the poverty of their citizens: We observed over 60 different courts during our court watching program and obtained sworn statements from clients and individuals we encountered. Show More Summary
On Saturday August 9, 2014, 18 year-old Ferguson resident Michael Brown robbed a local convenience store. Shortly after this robbery Michael Brown was shot dead by Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson. …But not before he attacked Darren Wilson. On Tuesday The … Continue reading ?
On Wednesday evening, Bill O’Reilly returned from vacation to anchor his Fox News Channel (FNC) program live to discuss the situation in Ferguson, Missouri since the death of Michael Brown on August 9. In just over an eight-minute-long...Show More Summary