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AZ GOP Lawmaker Suggests Law Requiring Church Attendance

Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 4:59:52 pm
YouTube Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen, who is a Republican if you can believe that, suggested this week (while explaining her vote for a bill that would allow people to carry guns basically everywhere) that Arizona lawmakers should debate a bill to force citizens to attend church on Sunday. You can't ...
268 comments | Last comment: Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 10:18:04 pm

Right Wing Bloggers Desperate to Blame Germanwings Crash on Muslims

Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 11:22:10 am
By now everyone's heard about the reports that a French prosecutor has alleged that copilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed a Germanwings A320 into an alpine mountain late Tuesday. Key word, of course, being "alleged," because nothing has been determined for certain yet. But that doesn't stop the Stupidest Man on the ...
503 comments | Last comment: Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 5:13:38 pm

Overnight Jam: Greg Holden, "Hold on Tight"

Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 9:24:19 pm
YouTube Watch the official music video for Greg Holden's new single 'Hold On Tight'. Pre-order the new album 'Chase The Sun' on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/CTSalbumi Get involved with #RAK15 and help make the world a better place. All you have to do is do one act of random kindness and ...
509 comments | Last comment: Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 1:52:11 pm

Video: Detroit Police Viciously Assault Black Man for No Reason

Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 6:32:53 pm
YouTube Lots of people I follow on Twitter have been tweeting about this horrifying video. Why is this still happening in America?
95 comments | Last comment: Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 10:16:21 am

Ted Cruz Compares Himself to Galileo, Gets Literally Everything Wrong About Galileo

Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 1:24:59 pm
Good grief. There's so much idiocy about climate change coming from conservatives today it boggles the mind (and we all know how painful that can be). Let's start with this absurdly stupid comment from GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz: "On the global warming alarmists, anyone who actually points to the evidence ...
341 comments | Last comment: Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 9:33:06 pm

A Nasty Surprise in the Greenhouse: The Gulf Stream is Slowing Down

Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 10:50:55 am
YouTube The disaster movie "The Day After Tomorrow" was based on long term scientific concerns about global warming's impact on the North Atlantic Current, also called the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, - what most people think of as "The Gulf Stream" - although that is a simplification. The movie was obviously ...
316 comments | Last comment: Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 4:10:59 pm

Phil Robertson Fantasizes About Atheist Family Being Raped and Murdered

Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 8:14:50 pm
SoundCloud Here's the guy who was invited to give a speech at CPAC this year, and was awarded the "Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment" prize. I hesitated about even posting this, because it's unbelievably deranged. This is what the right wing has devolved into. "I'll make a bet with you," ...
412 comments | Last comment: Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 12:42:57 pm

Kneel Before the "Climate Moron of the Day," Earth Beings

Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 1:14:51 pm
Yes, dear readers, I have arrived at long last. Climate change denying right wing performing clown "Steve Goddard" (real name: Tony Heller) has named me his "Climate Moron of the Day," after a rather hilarious Twitter fight. Somebody's spreading nonsense, all right, but it isn't me. Here's what ground measurements show. ...
473 comments | Last comment: Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 11:10:58 am

Ted Cruz: The 9/11 Attacks Made Me Realize I Could Pander to Wingnuts by Listening to Country Music

Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 10:21:44 am
Video Bringing new meaning to the term "pandering," here's Ted Cruz explaining that he "didn't like how rock music responded" to the 9/11 attacks, so he switched to country. As if "rock music" is some monolithic thing that all "responds" the same way. But seriously, Cruz is making a blindingly obvious play ...
266 comments | Last comment: Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 7:54:15 am

Monday Night Mood: Bob Schneider, "King Kong" (Music Video)

Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 8:18:57 pm
YouTube Published on March 23, 2015. From Bob Schneider's King Kong Vol 1 EP::Released on February 10, 2015 Video shot/edited/directed by: Bob Schneider https//wwwfacebook.com/bobschneiderrmgmt Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bob_Schneider Website: http://www.bobschneider.com
365 comments | Last comment: Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 11:04:03 am

Then There Was the Time Ted Cruz Said, "We Need a Hundred More Like Jesse Helms in the Senate"

Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 1:52:27 pm
YouTube In a 2013 speech to the right wing Heritage Foundation, newly announced presidential candidate Ted Cruz sang the praises of Jesse Helms, the notoriously racist Senator from North Carolina. Cruz said Helms was the first politician to whom he ever donated money, and ended his fond reminiscences with the statement, ...
479 comments | Last comment: Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 5:34:50 am

Reality Check: Terrorism Cases Involving Muslim-Americans, 2014

Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 11:59:33 am
Since the 2016 race for the presidency is already heating up at this early stage, I thought it might be a good idea to post the most recent report--published on February 9, 2015, by the University of North Carolina and the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security--regarding homegrown terrorism. ...
210 comments | Last comment: Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 5:40:06 pm

Cooking for Vegans and Other Horrible People: Sushi for Pregnant Women

Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 5:54:55 pm
YouTube Join Rachel Staman as she cooks for Vegans and Other Horrible People. Episode 2- Sushi for Pregnant Women Here's how ya do it: Ingredients: Personal watermelon, or about 1/4 of a big boy. 2 tablespoons oil 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 cup cooked sushi rice Green onions, chopped (for garnish) Teriyaki sauce or jizz Directions: Preheat the oven to Broil. ...
601 comments | Last comment: Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 3:41:55 pm

Sunday Jam: Linus of Hollywood, "Don't F**K It Up"

Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 3:34:46 pm
YouTube Just discovered Linus of Hollywood from his performance on the excellent compilation album Here Comes the Reign Again: The Second British Invasion. This great little pop tune is from his latest record, Something Good. (Note: Possibly not safe for work because of F-bomb.) From the album "Something Good" AVAILABLE NOW ...
142 comments | Last comment: Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 11:02:45 pm

Ted Cruz Will Announce Presidential Candidacy at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University

Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 11:01:35 am
One of the most dishonest, creepy, and fanatical Republicans in Washington, Ted Cruz, is going to be the first presidential candidate for the wacko wing of the GOP (which is pretty much the entire GOP now), and of course, he's going to announce it in a speech at Jerry Falwell's ...
259 comments | Last comment: Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 9:56:19 am

A BBC Interview With XTC Maestro Andy Partridge

Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 6:40:59 pm
YouTube It's XTC day at LGF, so here's a fascinating interview with Andy Partridge from Alan Thompson's BBC Radio show, with some of Andy's favorite XTC songs interspersed. Andy's impersonation of Sting is an instant classic, and his discussion of the rigors of touring really hit home for me, as someone ...
299 comments | Last comment: Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 5:29:00 pm

Classic XTC: "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" (Official Video)

Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 12:56:22 pm
YouTube I've never understood why XTC weren't immensely popular; this badass band created some of the greatest music ever made by humans. "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" is from their album Nonsuch. Peter Pumpkinhead came to town Spreading wisdom and cash around Fed the starving and housed the poor Showed the Vatican what gold's ...
180 comments | Last comment: Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 7:32:47 pm

The James O'Keefe Scandal Gets Worse: Ex-Staffer Says He Crossed a Line With Vile 'Kill Cops' Stunt

Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 7:13:16 pm
I have to confess that I'm totally unsurprised by the latest news on James O'Keefe's creepy subterfuge: Ex-Staffer Slams James O'Keefe: He Crossed a Line With Vile 'Kill Cops' Stunt. Richard Valdes, the former director of special operations for O'Keefe's organization Project Veritas, told TPM on Thursday that the guerrilla ...
432 comments | Last comment: Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 4:35:54 pm

Nature Is Awesome: Kilauea - the Fire Within

Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 6:02:06 pm
Vimeo Available in 4K, The Fire Within is a visceral, artistic study on the Big Island of Hawaii's hyperactive Kilauea volcano. I was born and raised on the island and all my life up until last year I hadn't had the chance to come face to face with her incredible ...
45 comments | Last comment: Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 7:01:14 pm

New York Times Dumps "Race Realist" Writer With History of Writing for White Nationalist Sites

Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 12:52:45 pm
On Wednesday, Gawker's J.K. Trotter exposed the history of Razib Khan, newly hired by the New York Times as a science writer: New Times Op-Ed Writer Has a Colorful Past With Racist Publications. It seems Mr. Khan has a habit of writing "race realism" articles for white nationalist websites such ...
269 comments | Last comment: Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 12:15:59 pm

Did Obama "Suggest Mandatory Voting?" A: No.

Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 10:35:02 am
YouTube This is one of those media distortions that makes me nuts, as CNN pushes the absolutely false meme that President Obama said anything like, "Maybe it's time for mandatory voting." Notice that the CNN headline attributes these words directly to Obama -- but he never said them. Their own video clip ...
159 comments | Last comment: Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 1:56:20 pm

Thursday Night Acoustic Excellence: Punch Brothers: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 6:43:33 pm
YouTube These NPR Tiny Desk Concerts highlight some of the best music in the world today, and this one is a real gem among gems. Spoiler alert: The Punch Brothers came to the Tiny Desk on Chris Thile's birthday. We made him a cake and gave him an NPR surprise! This ...
473 comments | Last comment: Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 11:53:38 am

American Family Association's Bryan Fischer: Atoning for Abortion Will Mean "American Blood in the Streets"

Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 2:53:00 pm
Folks, we haven't written about the American Family Association's resident Old Testament loon Bryan Fischer recently, because he's like a broken record repeating the same idiotic hate speech over and over. But today he posted a video that breaks new ground for him. Because in response to a call from a ...
331 comments | Last comment: Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 9:06:00 pm

Life With Gohmert: "Stop Slapping Israel Around, Obama! It's Time to Bomb Iran!"

Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 10:49:10 am
SoundCloud Our favorite batshit crazy Republican Congressman, the wonderfully loony Louie Gohmert, went on the radio show of anti-gay hate group leader Tony Perkins yesterday and declared that President Obama should stop slapping Israel around and just start a war with Iran right away! Bomb them back to the Stone Age, ...
259 comments | Last comment: Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 3:06:20 pm

Neo Nazi Gunman Arrested in Mesa, Ariz., Shootings That Left 1 Dead, 5 Wounded

Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 5:30:44 pm
The 88 and rune tattoos indicate that the suspect is likely to be a neo-Nazi or other white supremacist gang member. UPDATE at 3/18/15 5:09:15 pm by Thanos SPLC and others confirm affiliation with Hammerskins; other mass shooters like the Sikh Temple shooter have come from that group as well. ...
521 comments | Last comment: Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 6:50:07 pm

Rick Santorum Meets the Crazies at the "South Carolina National Security Action Summit"

Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 2:13:47 pm
YouTube Did you know President Obama tried to nuke Charleston? Yes, he really did, honest! It's amazing how well the left wing media covered this up! The look on Santorum's face is classic, as a "retired schoolteacher" rambles on and on spewing one batshit crazy World Net Daily talking point after another. ...
214 comments | Last comment: Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 5:39:22 am

Scott Walker Fires Brand New Social Media Consultant After She Was Attacked by the Crazy Wing

Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 11:22:41 am
Today's Republican circular firing squad took place when presidential hopeful Scott Walker was forced to fire his new social media consultant Liz Mair (it was portrayed as a "resignation," of course), who had been hired less than 24 hours before the debacle. Mair ran afoul of the Republican Party's far right ...
283 comments | Last comment: Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 5:09:18 pm

Did James O'Keefe Try to Plant an Undercover Operative in Ferguson to Incite Protesters to Violence?

Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 8:18:07 pm
I don't trust any of the people involved in this story, neither the James O'Keefe associates nor the New York Post, but if true this could be the end of James O'Keefe's creepy business: Activist Allegedly Tried to Bait Protesters With 'Kill Cops' Script. A controversial conservative activist is being ...
480 comments | Last comment: Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 6:16:30 pm

Mickey Kaus Quits Daily Caller After Tucker Carlson Pulls Critical Fox News Column

Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 3:13:32 pm
The fascinating thing about this report that Mickey Kaus has quit working for The Daily Caller is Tucker Carlson's flat out admission that he has a policy of not criticizing Fox News -- and will pull any column that does: Mickey Kaus Quits Daily Caller After Tucker Carlson Pulls Critical ...
229 comments | Last comment: Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 1:06:45 pm

Israeli Election Thread

Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 11:45:53 am
Many eyes around the world are directed today towards Israel, where 5,883,365 eligible citizens poured into more than ten thousand voting stations to determine the identity of the country's next prime minister and the make-up of its government coalition. With polls now closed, it is estimated that 71.8% of eligible citizens ...
328 comments | Last comment: Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 3:56:21 pm