TwitterFacebook

CNN’s Brian Stelter: Ofc. Darren Wilson Holding Secret Meetings With Media Bigwigs

You knew this was coming
Media • Views: 4,065

YouTube

Brian speaks with Inside Edition’s Jim Moret about secret, off-the-record meetings between reporters and Darren Wilson.

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars Bring the Uptown Funk to SNL

Uptown funk in midtown Manhattan
Music • Views: 3,763

YouTube

When I posted the official video yesterday for this galactically funky song by the Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars project I had no idea they were scheduled to be on Saturday Night Live that night, but here’s their great live performance to compare to the video.

(This sounds so clean I suspect some of the backing parts may have been pre-recorded.)

Nevada Speaker-Elect Ira Hansen Steps Down After His Extremism Is Exposed

Hansen keeps a Confederate battle flag on the wall where he writes
Politics • Views: 5,247

The incoming Republican speaker of the Nevada State Assembly, Ira Hansen, is stepping down from the post after the Reno News & Review brought to light his history of amazingly overt racism and bigotry.

“Politics of personal destruction win. I need to step down,” Hansen wrote in the email. “I hope that you all know that the Ira that you have known through these years and weeks is the real Ira and not what the media is painting me to be.”

“You are a great group that can hopefully do great things and my staying will harm the caucus,” he added. “I wish you all the best. Thanks for hanging tough through these difficult past days. If this were just about ‘me’ I would fight this out to the bitter end, but it is going to harm all of you.”

And of course, Hansen maintains that he’s the victim of a smear campaign and his words were distorted.

For the greater good of the State of Nevada and the cause I support it is necessary for me to withdraw as Speaker Designee. The tens of thousands of people who both read my columns and listened to my radio shows through two decades in the media know this has been a carefully orchestrated attack to remove a conservative Republican from a major leadership role in State government. The deliberate character assassination and the politics of personal destruction have totally distorted my views and record. Ultimately, this whole attack has very little to do with my views. The powers that be are planning a massive, more than one billion dollar, tax increase and I stood in the way as Speaker. I have already served two terms as an Assemblyman without any of these vicious attacks. It was only when I had risen to leadership that this smear campaign occurred. That is the real reason for this and it is vital the public understands that.

It’s a little hard to “distort” views like these, however:

Hansen has said he keeps a Confederate battle flag on the wall where he writes his columns. “I fly it proudly in honor and in memory of a great cause and my brave ancestors who fought for that cause,” he wrote.

Hansen tends to use the term “Negro” and often does not capitalize it. In one column, he described Washoe Republican Sen. Maurice Washington (whom he supported) as black but in the same column called President Obama (whom he opposes) a “negro”—lower case.

Related

Rudy Giuliani: “White Police Officers Wouldn’t Be There if You [Blacks] Weren’t Killing Each Other”

“The defensive mechanism of white supremacy”
Wingnuts • Views: 5,844

MSNBC

In response to a question from Chuck Todd about the overwhelming prevalence of white police officers in black communities, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani hauled out one of the right wing’s “but what about this?” non sequitur talking points — the counter-charge that most violence against blacks is committed by other blacks. Michael Eric Dyson calls it “the defensive mechanism of white supremacy,” and I have to agree. What Giuliani is saying here is that black communities have some special kind of savagery that can only be controlled by white police.

It’s a horrifyingly patronizing and racist view; “white supremacy” is no exaggeration.

Most Evangelicals Believe Natural Disasters Are the Apocalypse, Not Climate Change

Fatalism
Religion • Views: 6,631

Yep, according to almost half of the Americans surveyed, there’s no such thing as climate change. It’s just the End Times.

Poll results released by the Public Religion Research Institute on Friday showed that sixty-nine percent of Americans believe there is solid evidence that Earth’s temperatures are increasing. This is good news, as so far this year has been the hottest ever recorded, despite the recent chill covering the United States. But the pollsters also asked about the cause of recent natural disasters, and the responses from some religious people could impact how America responds to climate change.

While 62 percent of total respondents ascribed the cause of recent natural disasters to climate change, 49 percent also thought biblical “end times” were the cause. For white evangelical Protestants, these numbers basically reversed — 77 percent pointed to the apocalypse, and just 49 percent attributed extreme weather to climate change (the numbers add up to more than one-hundred because people could offer more than one cause).

This fatalistic view of the impacts caused in part by burning fossil fuels could influence the national policy responses to the problem. More than half of the total respondents (53 percent) thought that God would not intercede if humans were destroying the Earth, while 39 percent said that God would step in.

The Public Religion Research Institute poll suggested that congregants who heard about climate change at church were more likely to be concerned about it. Of the respondents who attend religious services at least once or twice a month, 36 percent said their clergy leader speaks about climate change often or sometimes, and these respondents were more likely to be concerned about climate change.

More: Most Evangelicals Believe Natural Disasters Are the Apocalypse, Not Climate Change

Mark Ronson w/ Bruno Mars: ‘Uptown Funk’

It will funk you right out
Music • Views: 10,436

YouTube

Mark Ronson, stepson of guitarist Mick Jones of Foreigner, teams up with Bruno Mars to demonstrate that uptown can indeed funk you up.

Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars
Get ‘Uptown Funk’: smarturl.it

Follow Mark Ronson online:
Website: markronson.co.uk
Twitter: twitter.com
Facebook: facebook.com
Instagram: instagram.com
Spotify: smarturl.it

Music video by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars performing Uptown Funk. (C) 2014 Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.

A New Sound for Punch Brothers: “I Blew It Off’

Music • Views: 10,281

YouTube

A new song from the upcoming record by the Punch Brothers is a bit of a departure for them, with a drum track (possibly for the first time) and a “poppier” direction, but still pretty warped in a good way.

Punch Brothers perform “I Blew It Off” from their new album, to be released in early 2015 on Nonesuch Records. Visit punchbrothers.com for the recently announced North American tour and sign up for the e-mail list for news on the upcoming album.

facebook.com
twitter.com
instagram.com
nonesuch.com

House Intel Panel Benghazi Report: No There There

Last call for the Benghazi Disco
Politics • Views: 18,035

In today’s episode of the Great Republican Benghazi Boogaloo, the House Intelligence Committee told the right wing noise machine to stop. Just stop it already. House Intel Panel Debunks Many Benghazi Theories.

Not that they will.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.

Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation of the politically charged incident determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.

In the immediate aftermath of the attack, intelligence about who carried it out and why was contradictory, the report found. That led Susan Rice, then U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to inaccurately assert that the attack had evolved from a protest, when in fact there had been no protest. But it was intelligence analysts, not political appointees, who made the wrong call, the committee found. The report did not conclude that Rice or any other government official acted in bad faith or intentionally misled the American people.

The House Intelligence Committee report was released with little fanfare on the Friday before Thanksgiving week. Many of its findings echo those of six previous investigations by various congressional committees and a State Department panel. The eighth Benghazi investigation is being carried out by a House Select Committee appointed in May.

Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Expected, the Open Thread

US News • Views: 17,314

Here’s an open thread to keep up on events, as it seems we may be expecting the Ferguson grand jury decision any moment. The quintessential Friday night news dump.

Watch: President Obama Speaks at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas

Immigration • Views: 18,165

YouTube

The President will deliver remarks on the new steps he will be taking within his executive authority on immigration. The President will speak at Del Sol High School, where he laid out his principles for commonsense, comprehensive immigration reform nearly two years ago.

^ back to top ^

TwitterFacebook

Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing!
For about 33 cents a day (per month) or 22 cents a day (per year), our subscription option turns off all advertisements at LGF!
Read more...

► LGF Headlines

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Articles

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Pages

  • Loading...

► Top 10 Comments

  • Loading...

► Bottom Comments

  • Loading...

► Recent Comments

  • Loading...

► Tools/Info

► Tag Cloud

► Contact

You must have Javascript enabled to use the contact form.
Your email:

Subject:

Message:


Messages may be published unless you request otherwise.
Tech Note:
Using the Contact Form
LGF Pages

This button leads to the main index of LGF Pages, our user-submitted articles. You can post your own LGF Pages simply by registering a free account with us.

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.

Last updated: 2014-03-07 2:19 pm PST

LGF User's Guide
Recent Pages
Indy GOP Refugee
Israeli Cabinet Approves Nationality Bill
JERUSALEM -- The Israeli cabinet on Sunday approved contentious draft legislation that emphasizes Israel's Jewish character above its democratic nature in a move that critics said could undermine the fragile relationship with the country's Arab minority at a time ...

56 minutes ago
Views: 52 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 1
funky chicken
Exclusive: Why TV anchors met secretly with Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown
These meetings are a normal part of the TV guest booking process, but they're significant in this case because Wilson has not been seen in public since Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9.Among the anchors who have met ...

1 hour, 15 minutes ago
Views: 52 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Randall Gross
Eyes-on With Streaming Photoshop: Adobe’s Plan to Bring PS to the Cloud
We have seen Photoshop work in a browser, and it looked pretty good. "Streaming Photoshop" is Adobe and Google's plan to bring the incomparable photo editor to Chrome OS and the Chrome Browser. We covered the original announcement, but ...

2 hours, 50 minutes ago
Views: 65 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Lumberhead
One Man Should Not Dictate Immigration Policy
Well played. You know, the more I mull over the Republican complaint about how immigration reform is being implemented, the more I sympathize with them. Public policy, especially on big, hot button issues like immigration shouldn't be made by one ...

15 hours, 36 minutes ago
Views: 160 • Comments: 3
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 2
teleskiguy
“Chelsea Hotel” performed by Tal Wilkenfeld
I first saw Austrailian bass player Tal Wilkenfeld play with Jeff Beck (not live, mind you. On YouTube) and was amazed at her skills and chops. She was only 20 when she scored that gig. She's coming into her own ...

2 days, 12 hours ago
Views: 162 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 4
FemNaziBitch
History of Laws Concerning Immigration and Naturalization in the United States -WIKI
The United States Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787. Article I, section 8, clause 4 of the Constitution expressly gives the United States Congress the power to establish a uniform rule of naturalization.[1] Pursuant to this power, Congress ...

2 days, 20 hours ago
Views: 266 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 2
MichaelJ
COMFORTABLY NUMB - Peahi Nov 12 on Vimeo
Channel angle of the Nov 12th swell at Peahi.

6 days, 9 hours ago
Views: 434 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 2
Romantic Heretic
Money Makes Us Less Rational
Here's an interesting article on scientific studies that demonstrate how rationality and empathy break down is the presence of large amounts of money.

1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 650 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 2
wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality
Uncomfortable Xi-Abe Handshake Spawns New Winnie the Pooh Comparison
Asian powerhouses China and Japan have not been on the best of terms lately, following disagreements over who has claim to some islands -- and possible undersea gas and oil fields -- in the South China Sea. So perhaps we ...

1 week, 6 days ago
Views: 2,022 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 4
EiMitch
CollegeHumor: If Call of Duty Were Treated Like A Real Thing
Mildly NSFW (bleeped-out language) CollegeHumor seems to be doing a bit of cross-promotion with CoD: Advanced Warfare. Consider that disclosure. That aside, it was funny because... Actually I can't explain without spoiling it. As for the game being advertised, I ...

1 week, 6 days ago
Views: 947 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
 Frank says:

Nothing but the best for my dog.