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Chuck Todd Has a New ‘Meet the Press’ Panelist: Breitbart “News” Crackpot John Nolte

This is your media on bad drugs
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If you’ve followed his career as a flame-throwing right wing demagogue and one of the most unhinged writers at Breitbart “News,” it’s an unpleasant surprise to see John Nolte now being invited by Chuck Todd to sit on the panel of Meet the Press.

He may not sound too crazed in this short clip, but…

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NYPD Labor Union Declares “We Have Become a Wartime Police Department”

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A sociopathic career criminal goes on a rampage in Brooklyn, shoots his girlfriend and two police officers, then kills himself. Then the head of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, Patrick Lynch, goes on television and blames Mayor de Blasio and the “Black Lives Matter” protesters for it.

One killer on a rampage is now equal to every protester against police brutality. It’s beyond outrageous.

And even worse — now the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association is actually ranting about being a “wartime police department:” Updates on Fatal Shooting of Two N.Y.P.D. Officers.

A statement purporting to be from the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, the biggest police union, blamed Mr. de Blasio for the shootings.

“The mayor’s hands are literally dripping with our blood because of his words, actions and policies,” read the statement, “and we have, for the first time in a number of years, become a ‘wartime’ police department. We will act accordingly.”

They’re declaring war on the protesters? Because of one crazed individual who is already dead?

The usually buried systemic racism is right on the surface now. It’s getting really ugly out there.

UPDATE at 12/21/14 1:19:49 pm by Charles Johnson

The PBA is now denying they issued the “wartime” memo. But even if they didn’t, as you can see from the video above, their public rhetoric is every bit as inflammatory as the now-disputed memo.

Here’s the full text of the memo in question:

At least two units are to respond to EVERY call, no matter the condition or severity, no matter what type of job is pending, or what the option of the patrol supervisor happens to be. IN ADDITION: Absolutely NO enforcement action in the form of arrests and or summonses is to be taken unless absolutely necessary and an individual MUST be placed under arrest. These are precautions that were taken in the 1970’s when Police Officers were ambushed and executed on a regular basis. The mayors hands are literally dripping with our blood because of his words actions and policies and we have, for the first time in a number of years, become a ‘wartime’ police department. We will act accordingly.

Video: A Master Class in Logo Design From Aaron Draplin

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As a graphic design geek from way back, I thoroughly enjoyed this short documentary about the creative process of a true maestro.

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Most logos aren’t designed in fifteen minutes, but most designers aren’t Aaron Draplin. Aaron’s a Portland fixture by way of the Midwest, the owner of Draplin Design Co., and an advocate of “blue collar” design: design that works. Here he takes our logo design challenge, creating a dozen iterations of a logo for a fictional construction company. Not inspired? Just wait. Watch as he sketches, brings his ideas into Illustrator, and tests and tunes the different iterations. The logos Aaron creates prove design can elevate any company or brand. Along the way, he provides tips for freelancing, finding inspiration, and providing clients context for logos that won’t just live in PDFs.

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Christians More Supportive of Torture Than Non-Religious Americans

Sarah Posner, Religion Dispatches
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This is no surprise to me since the most common question I get from xtians when stating my atheism is “But how do you tell right from wrong without God?” The real difference here is that there isn’t any forgiveness and few if any rationalizations for torture in the atheist viewpoint. At the WaPo link you have to use the “more details” link, and then the drop downs to see each question broken down by religion.

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that Americans, by a 59-31% margin, believe that CIA “treatment of suspected terrorists” in detention was justified.

Using the Water Cure A plurality deemed that “treatment” to be “torture,” by a 49-38% margin.

Remarkably, the gap between torture supporters and opponents widens between voters who are Christian and those who are not religious. Just 39% of white evangelicals believe the CIA’s treatment of detainees amounted to torture, with 53% of white non-evangelical Protestants and 45% of white Catholics agreeing with that statement. Among the non-religious, though, 72% said the treatment amounted to torture. (The poll did not break down non-Christian religions in the results.)

Sixty nine percent of white evangelicals believe the CIA treatment was justified, compared to just 20% who said it was not. (Those numbers, incidentally, roughly mirror the breakdown of Republican versus Democratic voters among white evangelicals.) A full three-quarters (75%) of white non-evangelical Protestants outnumber the 22% of their brethren in saying CIA treatment was justified. White Catholics believe the treatment was justified by a 66-23% margin.

But a majority of non-religious adults, 53%, believe the CIA actions were not justified, with 41% of the non-religious saying the treatment was justified.

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Friday Night Acoustic Showcase: Trevor Gordon Hall - ‘The Meeting at the Window (For Will Ackerman)’

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Here’s some gorgeous acoustic guitar music with which to chill out after another crazed week of wingnut skullduggery.

“The Meeting at the Window”
From the album entitled “Mind Heart Fingers”
played on a custom Schwartz guitar designed by Sheldon Schwartz

CD & Guitar Tabs available at
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iTunes: itunes.apple.com

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Full album produced by Grammy winning founder of Windham Hill Records Will
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Chuck C. Johnson Wrong Again: FBI Conclusively Links N. Korea to Sony Hack

Self-beclowned yet again
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All week long, right wing smear merchant Chuck C. Johnson has been ranting on Twitter about his goofy theory that North Korea had nothing to do with the Sony hack, claiming to have proof from “Sony insiders,” and demanding apologies from anyone who dared to suggest otherwise. A small sample of his dozens of boasting tweets:

Et cetera, et cetera.

If you’ve been following the sad saga of the Ginger Avenger and his long-running habit of shooting himself in the foot, you probably already know where this is headed.

Yes, that’s right — the FBI announced today that they have conclusively linked North Korea to the Sony cyber-attack.

Some of the evidence they cite in their statement:

Technical analysis of the data deletion malware used in this attack revealed links to other malware that the FBI knows North Korean actors previously developed. For example, there were similarities in specific lines of code, encryption algorithms, data deletion methods, and compromised networks.

The FBI also observed significant overlap between the infrastructure used in this attack and other malicious cyber activity the U.S. Government has previously linked directly to North Korea. For example, the FBI discovered that several Internet protocol (IP) addresses associated with known North Korean infrastructure communicated with IP addresses that were hardcoded into the data deletion malware used in this attack.

Separately, the tools used in the SPE attack have similarities to a cyber attack in March of last year against South Korean banks and media outlets, which was carried out by North Korea.

Hmmm. Who do we believe? The FBI’s investigators, or Chuck C. Johnson’s “anonymous sources?” It’s a real quandary.

We notice, however, that for every single recent breaking story, Chuck has claimed to have anonymous sources right in the middle of it. A cynical person might begin to suspect he’s just inventing these “sources” to inject himself into the news.

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Michele Bachmann: I Outsmarted Progressives With Evidence-Based Arguments

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I can’t help it; when Michele Bachmann boasts about outsmarting liberals with “evidence-based arguments,” I just start to giggle uncontrollably. Every time I watch this clip I crack up.

Wingnuts say the darndest things.

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