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The Title of Jim Hoft's Latest Fear-Mongering Post Is Debunked by His Own Post

Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 4:12:24 pm
The mindless, dishonest fear-mongering never stops. The Dumbest Man on the Internet is relentless. And now, his latest tactic is to use a title that's completely belied by the actual article he's quoting; he obviously knows his knuckle-dragging audience of right wing goons aren't going to read or care about ...
236 comments | Last comment: Sat, Nov 1, 2014 at 6:51:16 am

The Unethical, Dishonest Ebola Coverage of Right Wing Stalker Chuck C. Johnson

Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 12:56:32 pm
In the past month, right wing blogger/stalker Chuck C. Johnson's coverage of Ebola cases in the United States has included publishing home addresses of Ebola patients and their family members as well as numerous photos of victims' families. In some cases, Johnson has launched personal attacks on patients and their families, ...
160 comments | Last comment: Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 7:08:08 pm

Maine Judge Lifts Mandatory Quarantine on Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox

Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 10:18:58 am
I love it when the media publish two completely contradictory reports; in this case, it's about the state of Maine's attempt to impose a mandatory quarantine on nurse Kaci Hickox, in which Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere has ruled... something. The Associated Press says: Judge Rejects Ebola Quarantine for Nurse. FORT KENT, ...
152 comments | Last comment: Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 8:55:19 pm

Stephen Colbert vs. Gamergate

Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 9:00:09 pm
Comedy Central Video Comedy Central Video It's in the "Humor" category, but what's going on in the nearly incomprehensible "Gamergate" controversy really isn't terribly funny.
280 comments | Last comment: Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 10:26:01 am

Glenn Greenwald and Pals Throw Matt Taibbi From the Train

Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 12:32:15 pm
Wow. This is an extraordinary statement from Greenwald, Poitras, Scahill and Cook, throwing Matt Taibbi under the bus and backing it over him several times: The Inside Story of Matt Taibbi's Departure From First Look Media - the Intercept. In June, Taibbi, Greenwald, Poitras, and Scahill wrote a joint letter ...
442 comments | Last comment: Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 9:59:22 pm

Right Wing Blogger Chuck C. Johnson Is Now a Real Live Stalker

Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 9:22:05 am
Today at Talking Points Memo, Tom Kludt has a report on our pal Chuck C. Johnson, who has now crossed a major line into outright stalking behavior. The target: yours truly. After a pitstop for an Italian dinner on Tuesday night, right-wing agitator Charles C. Johnson showed up at what ...
221 comments | Last comment: Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 9:36:39 pm

Video: The Sunny Personality of Chris Christie

Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 5:27:18 pm
YouTube Here's the inimitable Gov. Chris Christie, appearing at an event on the Jersey shore to mark the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, demonstrating once again the patience and calm resolve that's the mark of a true leader. This man is presidential material, no doubt about it. Sit back and dig ...
409 comments | Last comment: Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 11:09:30 am

Pope Francis Takes a Stand for Evolution

Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 1:34:06 pm
Pope Francis is more pro-science and anti-superstition than most Republicans: Pope Francis Takes a Stand for Evolution, Against 'Magic Wands'. Social conservatives in the United States who've been unhappy with Pope Francis' moderation today have one more reason to be upset. Daniel Berger reported this afternoon: Pope Francis broke with Catholic ...
314 comments | Last comment: Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 7:32:34 am

Glenn Greenwald on "The Last Word:" Canadian Attacks Weren't Terrorism

Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 11:28:43 am
Video Here's the Mighty Glenn Greenwald on the Lawrence O'Donnell show, explaining that in his view the attacks in Canada last week were not terrorism -- but on the other hand, the US and Canada and Israel (he's obsessed with Israel) are always committing terrorist acts. I think that's a fair description ...
199 comments | Last comment: Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 5:09:06 pm

Video: Orbital Sciences Rocket Explosion From 3000ft

Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 6:11:15 pm
YouTube Took this video of the very unfortunate Orbital Sciences rocket explosion. Video was taken in our Cessna 177 Cardinal from an altitude of 3000ft. Sorry for the sound. I'll have a better one up once it's been edited out.
462 comments | Last comment: Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 12:50:11 pm

Nurse Amber Vinson Ebola-Free, Discharged From Hospital

Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 2:17:24 pm
Video Good news from the Ebola front: Amber Vinson, the second nurse who contracted Ebola through close contact with Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan, has now been declared free of the disease and discharged from the hospital. Vinson is one of two Dallas nurses who was diagnosed with Ebola after treating ...
301 comments | Last comment: Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 6:33:39 pm

Jim Hoft Repeats the Right Wing Lie of the Week: That Nurse Kaci Hickox Hid Her CDC Job

Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 10:30:53 am
DERPHere we go again, as the Dumbest Man on the Internet, the inestimable Jim Hoft, takes the ball of lies inflated by Chuck C. Johnson and runs with it: BREAKING: Ebola Nurse's Ties to CDC Scrubbed From Website - Is Far Left Progressive & Obama Supporter | the Gateway Pundit. (Ever ...
212 comments | Last comment: Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 3:09:25 pm

Jim Carrey's Parodies of the Matthew McConaughey Lincoln Ads Are Absolutely Hysterical

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 5:20:42 pm
YouTube Saturday Night Live is so rarely funny these days, it's a bit of a shock when they actually have skits that make me laugh -- but these parodies of Matthew McConaughey's advertisements for Lincoln cars, featuring Jim Carrey, are just hysterical. If you haven't seen the original ad for some reason, ...
374 comments | Last comment: Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 11:19:33 am

Nation's Leading Epidemiology Groups Oppose Mandatory Quarantine

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 12:10:38 pm
Image via Shutterstock Some of the nation's leading organizations that specialize in epidemiology and infectious diseases have come out against the mandatory quarantine policies being pushed by paranoia-pandering politicians. Here are statements from The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and the ...
245 comments | Last comment: Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 5:07:17 am

Video: John Oliver's Hilarious Interview With Chimpanzee Expert Dr. Jane Goodall

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 9:51:33 am
YouTube Dr. Jane Goodall gives as good as she gets in this hilarious interview with John Oliver about her work with chimpanzees.
130 comments | Last comment: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 12:39:43 pm

Christie Caves: New Jersey to Release Quarantined Nurse to Home Quarantine

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 7:40:49 am
It's sad that a 5 yr old might have the disease, but there's some good news here : it appears that Christie has caved on Quarantine, and that Kaci Hickox will be released despite the atavistic anti-science fear of the GOP grandstander. A 5-year-old boy with a fever who recently ...
93 comments | Last comment: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 2:43:03 pm

Breaking: Andrew Cuomo Backs Down - Health Workers Exposed to Ebola Will Self-Quarantine at Home

Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 5:37:03 pm
At a press conference just a few minutes ago, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he's backing down (he didn't use those words, of course) on his mandatory quarantine order for health workers exposed to Ebola, and will now let them self-quarantine in their own homes instead of at ...
367 comments | Last comment: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 7:49:23 am

In Which Chuck C. Johnson Lies About Quarantined Nurse Kaci Hickox's CDC Employment

Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 2:15:42 pm
Yes, it's another ridiculous, mindless, and highly dishonest post from our pal Chuck C. Johnson, who's now attacking the nurse who was placed into mandatory quarantine in New Jersey, because of course he is: #Ebola Nurse Complaining About Quarantine Is Left-Wing Democrat, CDC Employee. It's a mark of how batshit nuts ...
178 comments | Last comment: Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 6:58:05 am

NIH's Dr. Anthony Fauci: Mandatory Quarantines Will Have "Unintended Consequences"

Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 11:39:20 am
Video Dr. Anthony FauciToday on CNN, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases had some words to say about the ill-advised and unscientific mandatory quarantines instituted by New York and New Jersey. Fauci pointed out that the best way to prevent the spread of Ebola is to ...
146 comments | Last comment: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 10:52:56 am

Panic-Stricken Politicians Force Mandatory Quarantine on Ebola Health Workers

Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 4:12:43 pm
Image via Shutterstock Ugh. Now fear-mongering politicians are pandering to the panic and instituting mandatory quarantine for everyone who returns to the US after trying to help Ebola patients in West Africa -- a wrong-headed, paranoid measure that goes way beyond what infectious disease experts recommend, and that was taken without ...
475 comments | Last comment: Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 12:20:49 pm

Saturday Acoustic: Michael Chapdelaine - the Harp of the Warrior (El Arpa Del Guerrero)

Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 1:18:34 pm
YouTube This one's a bit different from most of the acoustic guitar videos I've been posting -- a pure modern classical guitar piece by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer, beautifully performed by Michael Chapdelaine on a steel string guitar instead of a traditional gut string classical guitar. "Harp of the Warrior" This tune ...
44 comments | Last comment: Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 6:40:02 pm

Maragold - Cry (Official Lyric Video)

Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 6:51:08 pm
YouTube A fascinatingly tricky and obtuse rhythm guitar pattern by Greg Howe makes this song a stand-out, along with Meghan Krauss's knock-out vocals. Maragold is one of the best rock bands of 2014. From Maragold's album "Maragold". Download it now on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/cry Stream Maragold on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/maragoldspotify Amazon: http://smarturl.it/cry_am
323 comments | Last comment: Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 2:03:48 pm

Dumbest Man on Internet Freaks Out Over "SHOCK VIDEO" That Isn't the Least Bit Shocking

Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 12:47:38 pm
DERPYes, dear reader, the Dumbest Man on the Internet has beclowned himself again, in Jim Hoft's Never-Ending Cavalcade of Pure Fail! This time Jim has seen a SHOCK VIDEO on Gretchen Carlson's ridiculous Fox News show, a horrifying SHOCK VIDEO that depicts two New York City police officers throwing gloves ...
354 comments | Last comment: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 11:54:08 pm

Photo of the Day: President Obama Hugs Nurse Nina Pham, Now Ebola-Free

Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 12:05:46 pm
Obama hugs Nina Pham, nurse who is now Ebola-free http://t.co/LtJ2czH7Gp pic.twitter.com/yaqij3xpl6 — Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 24, 2014
69 comments | Last comment: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:15:11 pm

Ted Cruz's Senior Adviser Blames Obamacare for Ebola, Then Says It Was "Sarcasm"

Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 10:42:23 am
Here's today's example of right wing humor, which doesn't really resemble the thing most of us know as "humor." After the news broke about Dr. Craig Spencer testing positive for Ebola in New York City last night, Ted Cruz's senior adviser and deputy chief of staff Nick Muzin took to ...
89 comments | Last comment: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 3:41:06 pm

An Amazing Artist From Iceland: Asgeir - NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 8:30:45 pm
YouTube When he was 20, Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson released an album in Iceland, sung in Icelandic, with many of the words written by his father. Dýrð í dauðaþögn became the biggest-selling debut in Icelandic music history. A year or so later, he rerecorded that album in English under the name ...
425 comments | Last comment: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 11:38:05 am

NYC Doctor Who Treated Ebola Patients in Guinea Tests Positive

Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 5:48:28 pm
Tonight the New York Times is reporting that an American doctor who recently returned to the US after working with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea has tested positive for Ebola in an initial test, after developing a fever this morning. All of his contacts are now being traced, but he was ...
225 comments | Last comment: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 6:04:14 am

Mid-Term Elections Are Incredibly Close - and Incredibly Important

Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 2:59:11 pm
The Senate and Governor races this year are incredibly close, according to the polling: Look How Close Democrats Are to Winning ... and Losing. Using the poll aggregator at the Huffington Post, I've compiled the current state of the hottest races this cycle, as well as what would happen if ...
172 comments | Last comment: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 3:12:20 pm

Chuck C. Johnson Fear-Mongering Again: "We Don't Know" Where Louise Troh Is (Yes, We Do)

Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 1:50:21 pm
I noticed our pal Chuck C. Johnson trying to spread paranoia again on Twitter: @ChuckCJohnson Where is Louise Troh now? — rickybird (@rickybird11811) October 23, 2014 @rickybird11811 we don't know — Charles C. Johnson (@ChuckCJohnson) October 23, 2014 @ChuckCJohnson isn't it strange that there has been no updates on her after the ruckus ...
71 comments | Last comment: Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 3:44:05 pm

World Net Daily Founder Joseph Farah Celebrates Earth's 6,028th Birthday

Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 10:37:31 am
Would you be surprised to learn Joseph Farah, owner of the utterly deranged right wing Birther/conspiracy theory journal World Net Daily, is a dyed-in-the-wool young Earth creationist? No, you say? I didn't think so. But today he removes all doubt with a loony screed that's like reading a message from ...
244 comments | Last comment: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 6:27:03 am