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Overnight Open Thread

Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 9:18:59 pm
Here's an open thread to discuss the terrible events in Baltimore or anything else. Recommended: Sort of amazed that anyone familiar with Baltimore is shocked by the rioting tonight. http://t.co/O7icuxrCXM — Ta-Nehisi Coates (@tanehisicoates) April 28, 2015
87 comments | Last comment: Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 4:27:31 am

LIVE VIDEO From WBAL on the Baltimore Protests

Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 6:08:59 pm
MSNBC President Obama meets with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the situation in Baltimore: http://t.co/hzTFrWd3lo pic.twitter.com/Yg5KVytiDf — The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 28, 2015
223 comments | Last comment: Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 9:23:58 pm

LIVE VIDEO: Protests in Baltimore After Freddie Gray Funeral

Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 1:14:30 pm
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510 comments | Last comment: Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 6:50:21 pm

Right Wing Blogger Punked by Harry Reid Hoaxer, Hilariously Refuses to Admit It

Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:42:22 am
As reported yesterday by LGF contributor Philosophus Invidius, a Las Vegas man named Larry Pfeifer pulled quite a prank on right wing blogs, by claiming to have seen Harry Reid's brother at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting where he said he'd beaten up a relative -- implying that the relative was ...
105 comments | Last comment: Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 1:29:53 pm

The Best Part of the White House Correspondents' Dinner: President Obama's Anger Translator

Sun, Apr 26, 2015 at 6:06:07 pm
YouTube You can almost sense the glee Obama feels when he cuts loose and tells it like it is about climate change deniers like James Inhofe. Oh, it's all in fun, of course. Except it's deadly serious, and Obama isn't the only one who should be getting angry about it. For real. ...
446 comments | Last comment: Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 12:30:56 pm

Right Wing Bloggers and Rush Limbaugh Fall For Las Vegas Man's Hoax About Harry Reid's Injuries

Sun, Apr 26, 2015 at 1:17:51 pm
A Las Vegas man claims he started a false rumor that the injuries suffered by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid several months ago were the result of an attack by Reid's brother, not an exercise accident. Larry Pfeifer, a 50-year-old former consultant in the nightclub and entertainment industry, said he ...
154 comments | Last comment: Sun, Apr 26, 2015 at 6:35:16 pm

Video: Just Some Giraffes Doing High Dives

Sun, Apr 26, 2015 at 11:21:35 am
Vimeo Almost 10 years after "7 tonnes 2" a short film featuring an elephant on a trampoline. I wanted to make a sequel, this time with giraffes ... The creation of this film is spread over 1 year and a half. Thanks to Orange, Arte, Ville de Paris, CNCV, Procirep that ...
58 comments | Last comment: Sun, Apr 26, 2015 at 1:58:02 pm

LIVE VIDEO: White House Correspondents' Dinner

Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 5:24:08 pm
YouTube Yes, it's time for the annual Media Nerds' Dinner, otherwise known as the White House Correspondents' Dinner, at which journalists get all dressed up and try to laugh when comedians poke fun at them. Is it media, or entertainment? Who cares! What's the difference any more, anyway?
487 comments | Last comment: Sun, Apr 26, 2015 at 2:22:28 pm

A Killer Live Performance by Joe Bonamassa & John Hiatt: "Down Around My Place"

Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 2:50:11 pm
YouTube Two of my absolute favorite musicians join forces for a killer live performance of John Hiatt's "Down Around My Place," from the album "Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns."
67 comments | Last comment: Sun, Apr 26, 2015 at 5:30:01 am

Stupidest Man on the Internet Does the Birther Boogaloo

Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 1:30:22 pm
DERPJim Hoft, the fabled Stupidest Man on the Internet, is getting his knuckle-dragging readers worked up again with an especially stupid post about President Obama's estranged brother Malik: Malik Obama: I'd Take DNA Test to See if Barack Obama Is Really My Brother (VIDEO) | the Gateway Pundit. It's the same ...
41 comments | Last comment: Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 1:47:38 pm

Daredevil Volume 1, Issue 18: "There Shall Come a Gladiator!"

Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 7:44:36 pm
Published in July 1966, issue #18 of Daredevil featured a cover by John Romita and a storyline in which Foggy Nelson is trying to impress Karen Page -- by pretending to be Daredevil himself. Needless to say, things don't go as Foggy planned and he ends up having to fight ...
364 comments | Last comment: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 2:30:28 pm

American Thinker Comes Up With the Craziest Obama-Iran Conspiracy Theory Yet

Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 3:25:12 pm
I know it's only April, but I think we may already have the most insanely paranoid wingnut conspiracy of the year -- because it's difficult to imagine anything getting crazier than this one: Is Obama Arming Iran for a Secret Reason? The link goes to American Thinker, and you may think ...
240 comments | Last comment: Sun, Apr 26, 2015 at 8:46:41 am

New Fave YouTube Comedy Series: Cooking for Vegans and Other Horrible People: "Macrobiotic Milkshake"

Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 1:50:13 pm
YouTube MACROBIOTIC MILKSHAKE INGREDIENTS 1 cups warm unsweetened almond milk 1/2 cup cooked millet, sauteed in cinnamon 2 tbsp chia seeds 1/4 cup of Amazake 1 tbsp cinnamon Stevia to taste 1 tbsp almond butter Blend all in high-speed blender. Serve in long glasses to delude your mind and sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg!
56 comments | Last comment: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 3:28:01 pm

Tony Perkins (Who Doesn't Believe in Evolution) Says Evolution Proves Homosexuality Is Wrong

Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 11:32:52 am
SoundCloud As leader of the Family Research Council and an extreme right wing Christian conservative, Tony Perkins is a creationist who thinks evolution is a lie circulated by evil scientists trying to persecute good God-fearing people by forcing them to believe their granddaddies were apes. But that doesn't stop him from trying ...
134 comments | Last comment: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 2:22:36 pm

Sheriff Arpaio Admits He Hired PI to Investigate Federal Judge's Wife

Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 10:39:56 am
Far right Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio (who's also a Birther), is on trial for contempt of court, and yesterday he admitted under oath that he hired a private eye to investigate the wife of a federal judge who is overseeing an effort to reform Arpaio's little fiefdom. News that Arpaio, ...
57 comments | Last comment: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 12:35:52 pm

Overnight Jam: Greg Holden, "Save Yourself"

Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 8:35:52 pm
YouTube Watch a live performance of 'Save Yourself', a new song featured on Greg's new album 'Chase The Sun'. 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 share what you've done on Facebook, Instagram, ...
322 comments | Last comment: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 12:29:33 pm

Paranoid Right Wing "Journalist" Sharyl Attkisson to Host "Investigative Journalism" Show for Sinclair

Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 6:13:11 pm
The woman who invented a brain-dead paranoid fantasy about the NSA deleting her articles as she typed them gets rewarded by the Sinclair network with a show on "investigative journalism." Focusing on "accountability," which she herself has somehow completely avoided. Our media just gets more pathetic every day. The show, Sinclair ...
69 comments | Last comment: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 8:53:27 pm

New Study Shows Widespread Scientific Consensus on Guns - and the NRA Won't Like It

Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 4:05:01 pm
Professor David Hemenway of the Harvard School of Public Health recently took a series of surveys of scientists in the fields of criminology, economics, public policy, political science and public health on the effects of firearms on society, and made some very interesting discoveries: There's Scientific Consensus on Guns -- ...
54 comments | Last comment: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 12:54:57 pm

Video: Elizabeth Warren Says TPP Deal Is "Rigged"

Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 10:40:48 am
Video After President Obama said Elizabeth Warren was wrong about her objections to the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, she appeared last night on the Rachel Maddow show to explain her objection to the process. In the interest of promoting a reasoned discussion on this deal (instead of what I see as a ...
337 comments | Last comment: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 5:02:40 pm

Video: Pres. Obama Says Elizabeth Warren Is 'Wrong' About the TPP Deal

Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 5:16:27 pm
MSNBC There's a lot of discussion about the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal in the previous thread, so here's a relevant video clip from the Chris Matthews show, with President Obama making his case for the deal.
495 comments | Last comment: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 10:32:04 am

Obama Decides Not to Use the Word 'Genocide' - Leading Chuck C. Johnson to Praise Hitler

Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 11:40:39 am
President Obama is being attacked from all sides for deciding not to use the word "genocide" when he speaks this Friday about the murders of more than a million Armenians by Ottoman Turks in the early 20th century. Armenians are especially upset, of course, but right wing media and politicians ...
302 comments | Last comment: Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 7:42:14 pm

Republican Congressman Confronted by Extreme Anti-Immigrant Protesters, Threatens to Punch Them Out

Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 4:23:02 pm
YouTube This is one of those stories in which everybody involved sucks. California Republican Rep. Stephen Knight was recently confronted by anti-immigrant protesters from the group "We The People Rising" at his office in Simi Valley, and the conversation got so heated that Knight threatened to fight one of the protesters. "You ...
558 comments | Last comment: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 6:06:25 am

LA Times Calls on California Lawmakers to Pass Vaccination Bill Despite Anti-Science Parents

Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 1:55:02 pm
The Los Angeles Times editorial board is calling out the state legislature for caving in to the demands of the deluded, selfish anti-vaccination movement: California Lawmakers Should Pass the Vaccination Bill. Anti-vaccination parents showed up last week in Sacramento threatening to leave the public schools en masse, and the Senate ...
99 comments | Last comment: Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 5:02:58 pm

David Horowitz Says 'Traitor' Obama Is Letting Terrorists Bring Nukes Over Southern Border

Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 11:39:50 am
SoundCloud In a conversation with right wing Florida talk radio extremist Joyce Kaufman, David Horowitz went into an absolutely bizarre hallucinatory rant about terrorists bringing nuclear weapons over the southern border of the US. When Kaufman asked Horowitz about the U.S. program to resettle refugees from the Syrian civil war, he ...
148 comments | Last comment: Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 2:49:21 pm

Daredevil Volume 1, Issue 26: "Stilt-Man Strikes Again!"

Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 8:42:00 pm
In episode 13 of the amazingly great Netflix Daredevil series, the Stilt-Man costume made an appearance in Melvin Potter's workshop: And here's one of the first appearances of the Stilt-Man character (who will probably be featured in future Marvel productions) in issue #26, published in March 1967, with cover art and ...
399 comments | Last comment: Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 12:27:32 pm

Special Deal on Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 7, Today Only: $79

Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 1:36:40 pm
I just bought one of these sweet little Android tablets for myself, and you may want to take advantage of this special from Amazon too: Kindle Fire HD 7 - only $79.00. The special offer lasts until the end of the day, and the normal price is $139.00 -- so ...
222 comments | Last comment: Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 3:47:11 am

New York Times Pays Right Wing Activist for Access to Anti-Clinton Research

Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 10:45:23 am
In today's story of grossly unethical journalistic practices, the New York Times announced yesterday that they made a deal with a disreputable Republican activist with a long history of errors and distortions to grant them access to his anti-Clinton research. Speaking to anonymous sources, Politico's Dylan Byers reported on Monday ...
150 comments | Last comment: Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 5:02:48 pm

Town's Officers Resign En Masse When First Black Mayor Elected

Sun, Apr 19, 2015 at 5:52:14 pm
Here's a fun story about a bunch of very corrupt looking cops and city employees cleverly trying to appear racist to avoid being investigated for illegal shenanigans. Voters in Parma, Missouri voted in their first African-American female mayor. Tyrus Byrd will be sworn in as mayor on Tuesday evening, April 14 ...
375 comments | Last comment: Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 3:52:09 pm

In Which Award Winning High-IQ Journalist Chuck C. Johnson Threatens to Shoot Me

Sun, Apr 19, 2015 at 12:31:36 pm
Our article about pseudo-journalist Chuck C. Johnson's "men's rights advocate," Jeremiah True (who was arrested on Thursday for sexual abuse of under-age girls at a rugby practice session) apparently got the Ginger Avenger quite upset, sending him into a multi-tweet tirade filled with insults and personal attacks. So, win! In the ...
246 comments | Last comment: Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 12:42:10 am

Saturday Afternoon Jam: Death Cab for Cutie, NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 3:35:31 pm
YouTube This is a really great live performance by Death Cab for Cutie. I was trying to think who singer Ben Gibbard's voice reminds me of, when it suddenly hit me: he sounds like a less edgy version of Stan Ridgway from Wall of Voodoo. (Their name, by the way, comes from ...
537 comments | Last comment: Sun, Apr 19, 2015 at 1:19:16 pm