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Live Music: The 2014 Americana Music Honors & Awards

Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 5:35:52 pm
Video The 13th annual Americana Music Association Honors and Awards Show takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m. ET, live from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. You can watch the entire event, including more than 20 performances by some of Americana's biggest acts, live on NPR.org and ...
99 comments | Last comment: Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 8:38:56 pm

Newt Gingrich Says Obama Is Sooo Arrogant He Even Golfs Arrogantly

Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 2:10:40 pm
YouTube If anyone knows arrogance, it would have to be serial philanderer and human pudding pop Newt Gingrich.
168 comments | Last comment: Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 8:03:47 pm

Intense STL Council Meeting Leads to Torrents of Outright Racism at Gateway Pundit

Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 10:41:51 am
Last night during the St. Louis County council meeting that erupted in protests from residents infuriated at officials' inaction on the Michael Brown shooting, I tweeted this: The right wing blogosphere is going to go batshit over this STL council meeting. Get ready for the racism. — Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) September 17, ...
232 comments | Last comment: Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 5:51:16 pm

Amazing Scenes From a St. Louis County Council Meeting

Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 5:57:56 pm
#Ferguson protesters voice concerns at STL County Council meeting in Clayton. pic.twitter.com/F9p8sBfLJa — Robert Cohen (@kodacohen) September 16, 2014 The disruption earlier... "@AllisonBlood: Fighting erupting among citizens sitting in the audience. pic.twitter.com/PBMC92OKEj" — Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) September 16, 2014 "If Darren Wilson get off y'all better bring every army y'all got. Cause ...
493 comments | Last comment: Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 5:48:50 pm

Right Wingers Freaking Out at Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Feat. the Dumbest Man on the Internet

Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 12:51:26 pm
YouTube Yes, folks, it's yet another ridiculous trumped up fake outrage, spreading like wildfire through right wing blogs and news sites. You can probably expect to see this on Fox News any minute if it hasn't shown up there already. This time the idiots are freaking out at the chairman of the ...
458 comments | Last comment: Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 2:22:25 pm

Family Research Council's Tony Perkins: America Needs to Be More Like ISIS

Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 10:37:44 am
SoundCloud On his radio show today,Family Research Council head Tony Perkins argued that separation of church and state has left the US without a "creedal vision," and if we want to prevail against Islamic extremist group ISIS we need to be more like them -- but the Christian version. Where there ...
181 comments | Last comment: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 3:36:23 pm

ISIS Bans Teaching Evolution in Schools

Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 8:24:09 pm
Here's some common ground between America's religious right and the jihadis of ISIS: ISIS Bans Teaching Evolution in Schools. The new Mosul curriculum, allegedly issued by al-Baghdadi himself, stresses that any reference to the republics of Iraq or Syria must be replaced with "Islamic State." Pictures that violate its ultra-conservative ...
365 comments | Last comment: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 2:30:54 pm

St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch Denies Raising Money for Darren Wilson

Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 1:37:49 pm
We have an update on our post from last night about the fundraising effort that was apparently linked to an organization led by St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch; Backstoppers Inc. now denies having anything to do with it. Leaders of The Backstoppers Inc., which raises money to ...
451 comments | Last comment: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 9:33:48 pm

John Oliver Explains the Ins and Outs of Scottish Independence; Also Featuring Haggis

Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 12:55:58 pm
YouTube Scotland is about to vote on whether to secede from the UK. There are solid arguments on both sides. But none of that makes bagpipes good to listen to...or does it?
46 comments | Last comment: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 4:38:02 am

Mark Sanford's Sleazy Divorce Transcript: Dead Children and a Deadbeat Dad

Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 10:42:34 am
You may have already known that South Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Sanford was an amazingly crummy person. but the new details unearthed by Wonkette's Kaili Joy Gray take Sanford into the realm of jaw-droppingly horrible: Dead Children and a Deadbeat Dad: Mark Sanford's Sad, Sleazy Divorce Hearing Transcript. In this creepy ...
82 comments | Last comment: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 1:29:18 pm

Is St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch Helping Raise Money for Ofc. Darren Wilson?

Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 4:46:09 pm
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCullochIn what seems to be a serious conflict of interest, a T-shirt being sold to raise money for officer Darren Wilson, who gunned down unarmed teenager Michael Brown in a Ferguson street last month, appears to be associated with the St. Louis County ...
440 comments | Last comment: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 2:35:22 pm

New Details on Palin Family's Drunken Brawl: It Started When Track Was Mackin'

Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 10:55:05 am
From Jeanne Devon at the Mudflats blog, new even-more-sordid details on the now famous Palin family drunken brawl: You Want the Palin Brawl? Here It Is. The Palins arrived at the party, but not just Sarah and Todd who were the only actual invitees from the clan - the whole ...
249 comments | Last comment: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 11:30:43 am

Saturday Night Jam: Lydian Collective, "Mr. Sunshine"

Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 7:54:30 pm
YouTube A really lovely piece of music, performed beautifully by a great band, for a warm Saturday evening. From the Laszlo Album: Radial Nerve: http://www.candyrat.com/artists/Laszlo/ Performed by the Lydian Collective: https://www.facebook.com/lydiancollective Featuring: Aaron 'Laszlo' Wheeler - Keyboards Todd Baker - Mandolin Ida Hollis - Bass Guitar Sophie Alloway - Drums The Lydian Collective are a group of London-based ...
250 comments | Last comment: Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 11:33:10 am

Ben Folds With the West Australian Symphony Orchestra: "Boxing"

Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 11:52:32 am
YouTube Here's a classic song from the first Ben Folds Five album, performed live with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
280 comments | Last comment: Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 3:55:35 am

Friday Night Jam: The Tallest Man on Earth - Love Is All

Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 8:42:47 pm
YouTube Here's a great live performance by Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man on Earth, one of the most original singer-songwriters of this generation.
262 comments | Last comment: Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 12:42:22 pm

Chuck Woolery Loses It: "The Muslims Are ON THE MARCH!"

Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 3:05:57 pm
I have been reluctant to say this, but I think we have a Muslim problem in the White House. So where does that leave the Democrats? — Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) September 12, 2014 We may not know for sure what's going on but we can sure make a very educated guess. ...
346 comments | Last comment: Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 8:08:01 am

Good Morning America Interviews Witness to Palin Family's Drunken Brawl - Witness Then Fired From Job

Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 10:53:14 am
Video This morning, ABC's Good Morning America interviewed an eyewitness to the Palin family's drunken brawl at a party in Anchorage -- who was reportedly fired from his job after the interview aired. I just spoke to the eyewitness in the #PalinBrawl and he tells me that he's been fired from his ...
311 comments | Last comment: Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 8:54:41 am

Casual Bigotry From the Front Page of the Wall Street Journal

Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 8:03:33 pm
Gerald F. Seib. Photo from freshfiction.com The author of this column, published September 9th on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, is an award-winning journalist and author. Therefore I cannot attribute his writing here to sloppiness or factual cluelessness. I do not care to research his past work to ...
347 comments | Last comment: Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 10:42:44 am

Drudge Report Finally Has Proof: Obama Is the Devil

Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 6:23:57 pm
One of the top stories of the day at Drudge Report. Finally, proof that Obama is in fact the devil. OMG!!!!!!!!! TEH ANTICHRIST!!! Here is a clearer picture of our Lucifer-in-Chief. Edit: Here is a close up, courtesy of Charles. Much appreciated.
69 comments | Last comment: Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 6:39:34 am

Best Story of the Day: Sarah Palin Clan Reportedly Involved in Huge Drunken Brawl

Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 1:08:45 pm
Yes, I know, that headline! Can this possibly be true? Well, dear readers, there are multiple sources now, so I believe this has to qualify as the best story of the day so far, as the whole Palin family is reported to have been involved in a giant drunken brawl at ...
422 comments | Last comment: Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 5:36:46 am

New Michael Brown Shooting Witnesses: Brown Had His Hands Up When He Was Shot to Death

Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 10:54:15 am
Video CNN has new video showing two men who witnessed the shooting of Michael Brown, describing what they saw; and once again, their accounts are consistent with other witness reports. The two men in the video say they were about 50 feet away when officer Darren Wilson opened fire, and they ...
223 comments | Last comment: Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 1:53:11 pm

Remember 9/11 - 13 Years Later

Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 6:54:08 am
I've written essentially the same opening each of the past few years. It's still appropriate to remember today, as it was when I first wrote this: September 11, 2001. New Yorkers were heading to the polls to vote in primary elections to determine the next mayor of the city. It ...
215 comments | Last comment: Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 7:26:43 pm

Overnight Jam: Bob Schneider - Peaches

Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 8:39:06 pm
YouTube A happy fun tune to take us through the night. Catchy, too. (Please note: this is not actually Bob Schneider in the video, but it is him singing.) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bobschneidermusic Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bob_Schneider Website: http://www.bobschneider.com
230 comments | Last comment: Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 9:53:45 am

Watch Live: President Obama Addresses the Nation on ISIL

Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 5:52:46 pm
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342 comments | Last comment: Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 7:26:53 pm

John McCain and James O'Keefe, Together at Last, Fear-Mongering About ISIS

Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 1:22:01 pm
The screaming headline at right wing propaganda outlet Washington Free Beacon is just the beginning of the misleading idiocy in this article: U.S. Confirms ISIL Planning Infiltration of U.S. Southern Border. Really? Infiltration of the US border with Mexico by ISIS is actually in the planning stages? Well, uh... no, not really. ...
390 comments | Last comment: Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 7:27:06 pm

Jim Hoft's Commenters Call Ferguson Residents "Apes, Savages, Beasts," and Call for Mass Killing

Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 10:58:57 am
File imageSince unarmed teenager Michael Brown was gunned down in a Ferguson street by police officer Darren Wilson, Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft, aka the Dumbest Man on the Internet, has basically turned his blog into a non-stop hate and distortion machine, publishing one racially charged post after another, making up ...
166 comments | Last comment: Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 2:16:21 pm

His Quest to Unseal Michael Brown's Juvenile Records Thwarted, Chuck C. Johnson Goes Psycho

Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 6:08:40 pm
Chuck C. Johnson menacingly brandishing a firearmAs we noted a couple of hours ago, wingnut blogger Chuck C. Johnson (who is NOT ME) has now been thoroughly thwarted in his weaselly attempt to get the juvenile records of Michael Brown unsealed. And it's driven him around the bend (a short drive). ...
623 comments | Last comment: Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 2:30:57 pm

St. Louis County Court Officially Denies Request to Unseal Michael Brown's Juvenile Records

Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 3:52:03 pm
Last week we reported that the St. Louis County Juvenile Court's attorney told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Michael Brown had never been convicted of a felony as a juvenile, and was not facing any charges at the time of his death. At that time the judge in this case had ...
165 comments | Last comment: Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 6:38:48 pm

The Most Disgusting Right Wing Tweet About Ray Rice

Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 1:06:14 pm
Janay Rice spits on Ray Rice. He punches her but doesn't knock her out. She tries to punch him back. He punches harder. Who is the bad guy? — Todd Kincannon (@Todd__Kincannon) September 9, 2014
187 comments | Last comment: Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 5:53:08 pm

BREAKING! EXCLUSIVE! Jim Hoft Still Pushing Discredited "Eye Socket Fracture" Hoax

Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 11:53:59 am
File imageToday at the website of the Dumbest Man on the Internet, we find Jim Hoft still pushing his discredited hoax that officer Darren Wilson suffered "facial fractures" in a struggle with teenager Michael Brown before shooting him down in the street: BREAKING: #MikeBrown Attorneys CONFRONTED on Officer Wilson's Severe ...
85 comments | Last comment: Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 1:44:42 pm