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Russian Opposition Leader Nemtsov Shot Dead in Moscow

Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 6:21:39 pm
Russian Liberal politician Boris Nemtsov was assassinated across the street from the Kremlin today: He was shot four times late on Friday night, not far from the Kremlin in the center of Moscow. Police cars blocked the street where he was shot. An ambulance was also nearby. "Nemtsov B.E. died at ...
291 comments | Last comment: Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 7:57:39 am

Ken Silverstein's Tell-All Piece on First Look Media: Where Journalism Goes to Die

Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 2:41:32 pm
When Ken Silverstein was hired by the Greenwald/Omidyar project First Look Media, he thought it would be his dream job; complete freedom to cover the stories he wanted to cover. But the dream turned into a nightmare almost immediately, with editorial incompetence, bureaucratic infighting, and an extreme libertarian/left ideological agenda that ...
263 comments | Last comment: Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 8:21:24 pm

RIP, Leonard Nimoy

Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 1:32:24 pm
CarlaVanWagoner / Shutterstock.com Today we have to say goodbye to the man who breathed life into Star Trek's Mr. Spock, one of the most memorable characters in the history of television -- the great Leonard Nimoy. President Obama pays tribute: LOOK: President Obama on the loss of Leonard Nimoy: "I loved Spock" pic.twitter.com/ezUejFcurU — ...
111 comments | Last comment: Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 4:37:24 pm

CPAC, Festival of Lunacy, Day 2

Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 9:26:17 am
Video As I write, Sean Hannity is interviewing birther Donald Trump, and I'm trying really hard to resist making a "Dumb and Dumber" joke.
405 comments | Last comment: Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 10:11:20 pm

FCC Classifies Internet Service as a Public Utility

Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 6:27:42 pm
Image via Shutterstock I know the amazing llama chase was huge news today, but this might be even more important: F.C.C. Approves Net Neutrality Rules, Classifying Broadband Internet Service as a Utility. WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to regulate broadband Internet service as a public utility, a ...
481 comments | Last comment: Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 10:06:14 am

Watch Live: The Real Stars of CPAC: Walker, Jindal, and the Great Sarah Palin

Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 2:01:58 pm
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233 comments | Last comment: Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 7:29:51 pm

Watch Live: The Great Marijuana Debate at CPAC

Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 1:44:36 pm
[Video moved to newer post] The Ron Paul libertarian crowd is applauding pro-marijuana Gary Johnson, while the REAL CONSERVATIVES are cheering for the woman who wants to lock up all the pot smokers and thinks marijuana is just like LSD.
23 comments | Last comment: Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 2:39:19 pm

Sen. Inhofe Competes With CPAC for Dumbest Right Wing Moment of the Day

Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 1:18:21 pm
Yes, folks, climate change deniers really are this dense. #facepalm RT @frankthorpNBC Sen Inhofe brought a snowball on the Senate floor during his climate change speech: pic.twitter.com/4anbbo9aHz — Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) February 26, 2015
32 comments | Last comment: Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 9:47:27 am

Watch Live: CPAC 2015, Festival of Lunacy, Day 1

Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 11:38:03 am
[Video moved to newer post] This year, once again, CPAC has banned gay conservative group GOProud from attending, while accepting the sponsorship of a white nationalist hate group, so nothing has changed. But then, that's the whole point of being a conservative, isn't it? I went to their website to check the ...
214 comments | Last comment: Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 2:01:39 pm

CPAC 2015: Sponsored by White Nationalists Again

Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 8:18:27 pm
Tomorrow is the opening day of CPAC, the yearly gathering of right wing nutjobs, once again featuring white nationalist sponsors: Civil Rights Groups to GOP Presidential Candidates: Distance Yourself From CPAC's White Nationalist Ties. Today, People For the American Way, America's Voice, and ColorOfChange.org released an open letter to Republican ...
541 comments | Last comment: Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 11:56:06 am

CPAC's Attempt at Covering Up a Minor Server Glitch Backfires

Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 2:38:55 pm
Whoops... Looks like the CPAC mobile app has confused @SenatorTimScott for @RealBenCarson pic.twitter.com/bevHJRzx0g — Ben Terris (@bterris) February 25, 2015 Ben Terris, a reporter for the Washington Post noticed this morning that CPAC's webpage for Dr. Ben Carson in fact featured a photo of Senator Tim Scott. On cue, the giggles ...
446 comments | Last comment: Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 8:50:09 pm

A Picture of Bad Craziness: New Poll Shows 54% of Republicans Think Obama Is Muslim "Deep Down"

Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 11:06:36 am
Since Rudy Giuliani's ugly comments about President Obama not loving America, I've been making the point that Scott Walker is deliberately dodging the question because he simply can't afford to alienate the deeply deranged base of Republican voters if he plans to run for president. Today at the Washington Post, ...
337 comments | Last comment: Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 4:14:06 pm

Nevada GOP Lawmaker: Cancer Is a "Fungus" That Can Be "Flushed Out" With Baking Soda

Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 7:55:18 pm
Nevada Republican assemblywoman Michelle Fiore, last seen at LGF when she said "hot little girls" on campus need guns to protect themselves against rapists, is telling her constituents tonight that cancer is a fungus that can be flushed out with salt water and baking soda. Yes, she really said that. ...
397 comments | Last comment: Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 11:25:25 am

Gov. Bobby Jindal: "Obama's Failure to Respond to Radical Islam Has Disqualified Him to Be President"

Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 6:58:30 pm
Here we see Bobby Jindal going all out to pander to the Fox News audience. Tonight, @SeanHannity and I talk about how Pres. Obama's failure to respond to Radical Islam has disqualified him to be President. Tune in. — Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) February 25, 2015 Maybe Sean Hannity should also interview ...
61 comments | Last comment: Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 10:01:45 am

Ron Paul: Congressional Black Caucus Is Anti-War Because They Want the Money for Food Stamps

Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 3:26:36 pm
SoundCloud In other news, Ron Paul is still a racist: Ron Paul: Black Caucus Only Against War Because They Want That Money for Food Stamps. "I was always annoyed with it in Congress because we had an anti-war unofficial group, a few libertarian Republicans and generally the Black Caucus and others ...
149 comments | Last comment: Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 7:20:20 pm

Breaking: President Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill - Update: Right Wing Freakout Well Under Way

Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 1:07:01 pm
Carrying through on his promise, the President has vetoed the Keystone XL bill. The right wing will now go nuts, as usual. .@WhiteHouse: Veto Message to the Senate: S. 1, Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act pic.twitter.com/hEGi0YakXa — Michael Rusch (@weeddude) February 24, 2015 UPDATE at 2/24/15 1:15:45 pm by Charles Johnson The least ...
154 comments | Last comment: Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 7:13:01 pm

Republicans Overwhelmingly Support Ignoring the Constitution

Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 12:43:15 pm
What part of the First Amendment, and Article VI of the US Constitution do those polled by a Public Policy Polling survey not get? Oh wait, they're into ahistorical revisionism and imposing a theocracy, so it must be my mistake. PPP polling Feb 20-22, 2015 The poll, the full report of which ...
91 comments | Last comment: Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 6:22:16 pm

Jon Stewart to Rudy Giuliani: "You Know You're Not the Mayor of 9/11, Right?"

Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 11:14:26 am
Comedy Central Video You knew Jon Stewart would have a savagely funny take on Rudy Giuliani's asinine offensive comments about President Obama, and here it is.
97 comments | Last comment: Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 5:49:40 pm

On Lemmings and Cliffs

Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 7:34:47 pm
I am a child of the Midwest. Around these parts, the default constructor for people is "wingnut". I was raised in the proud tradition of the Assemblies of God - a name many of you may recognize as associated with some of the derpiest hardcore creationist/Dominionist names out there. ...
596 comments | Last comment: Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 7:53:13 pm

Monday Night Jam: John Legend on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Series

Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 6:25:32 pm
YouTube At 34, John Legend has sold millions of records, won nine Grammys, collaborated with many of the biggest stars in music (Jay-Z, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, The Roots, et al), and achieved the kind of statesmanlike musical-ambassador status usually afforded to artists twice his age. He is, in short, ...
41 comments | Last comment: Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 7:50:13 pm

Fox Anchor Describes Lady Gaga's Music With Racial Slur - Jim Hoft and Commenters Think It's Hilarious

Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 1:55:35 pm
So last night following the Oscars, this happened: Ohio Fox Anchor Calls Lady Gaga's Music 'Jigaboo' in Front of Black Colleague. Kristi Capel then claimed on Twitter that she didn't know what the word meant. @John_Ferguson_ @fox8news I apologize if I offended you, I had no idea it was a word or ...
332 comments | Last comment: Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 8:02:48 pm

Rudy Giuliani Enters the "Non-Apology Apology" Phase of the Wingnut Cycle

Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 11:03:51 am
Rudy Giuliani is now doing the well-known Wingnut Walk-Back, after his ugly statements that President Obama doesn't love America; he's already gone through the initial hate speech eruption and the denial stage, and now it's time for the non-apology apology. Obviously, I cannot read President Obama's mind or heart, and ...
291 comments | Last comment: Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 2:41:41 pm

What John Legend Said About Slavery at the Oscars IS True

Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 9:57:11 am
I already blogged this at GotNwes,com, but a FAIL of this magnitude needs all the coverage it deserves. Short version: Chuck C. Johnson of GotNewsDotCom "fact-checked" John's Legend's Oscar night remarks about slavery by using a mangled quote, and based on this misquote, claimed Legend was wrong. The thing is, Legend ...
65 comments | Last comment: Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 5:57:47 pm

The Worst Human Being on Twitter Spews Racist Hate Speech at John Legend

Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 9:04:56 pm
Why isn't John Legend considering that blacks commit way more crimes? — Charles C. Johnson (@ChuckCJohnson) February 23, 2015 Actually, John Legend, it's racist that we don't jail more black criminals. They are disproportionately released... — Charles C. Johnson (@ChuckCJohnson) February 23, 2015 John Legend should read up on the MAOA gene ...
344 comments | Last comment: Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 12:30:14 pm

Video: CBS Staffers and Former Correspondents Strongly Contradict O'Reilly's "War Zone" Claims

Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 2:13:55 pm
Video There are now seven journalists on the record who were with Bill O'Reilly in Argentina in 1982, and they're all contradicting his "war zone" stories: CBS Staffers Refute Bill O'Reilly's 'War Zone' Story. On his show "The O'Reilly Factor" in 2013, O'Reilly told a guest, "I was in a situation ...
474 comments | Last comment: Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 9:44:06 pm

Horrible Right Wing Tweet of the Day

Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 12:24:04 pm
Dinesh D'Souza's racist tweets temporarily dethroned the usual winner of the Horrible Right Wing Tweet of the Day award, Chuck C. Johnson, but with this absolutely disgusting comment Chuck is back on the bottom. And if you want to be even more disgusted, check out who retweeted this: white supremacists and ...
65 comments | Last comment: Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 6:29:14 pm

Did Bill O'Reilly Fabricate a "Combat Situation" During the Falklands War?

Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 9:48:39 am
From Eric Jon Engberg's Facebook post about this event; you should also read the comments at his post linked below because other media workers add their recollections. I remember looking on a monitor at the long stand-up O'Reilly ordered his crew to shoot, which was never used on the ...
86 comments | Last comment: Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 12:29:02 pm

A Climate Change Denier's Links to the Fossil Fuel Industry Exposed

Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 7:33:55 pm
Huge news on the climate change front, as one of the main climate change-denying scientist's highly lucrative links to the fossil fuel industry are exposed: Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for a Doubtful Climate Scientist. For years, politicians wanting to block legislation on climate change have bolstered their arguments by ...
198 comments | Last comment: Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 11:39:32 am

Now Scott Walker Says He's Unaware Obama Is a Christian

Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 3:18:59 pm
Yes, Scott Walker is now going there: Walker Says He Is Unaware Whether Obama Is a Christian. "I don't know," Walker said in an interview at the JW Marriott hotel in Washington, where he was attending the winter meeting of the National Governors Association. Told that Obama has frequently spoken ...
181 comments | Last comment: Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 9:28:08 am

And Now, Inevitably, Rudy Giuliani Plays the Victim Card

Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 11:39:16 am
If you've watched right wing politics at all, Rudy Giuliani's latest statements will come as no surprise -- now he's painting himself as a persecuted victim after his ugly comments that President Obama "doesn't love America." The former New York mayor told CNN on Friday that the majority of the ...
132 comments | Last comment: Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 4:15:08 pm