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Daily Beast: Donald Trump's Ex-Wife Said He "Violently Assaulted" Her

Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 6:01:17 pm
Hold on to your hats, or whatever's on top of your head, because tonight the Daily Beast published a possibly serious blow to Donald Trump's political aspirations. It seems The Donald's ex-wife once accused him of raping her. Yep, really. Not only does the current front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination ...
176 comments | Last comment: Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 3:26:08 am

Video: President Obama Criticizes Huckabee and Other Republicans for Their Increasingly Offensive Rhetoric

Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 4:18:57 pm
YouTube Speaking today in Ethiopia at a press conference with prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn, President Obama had some words to say about Mike Huckabee's grotesquely offensive statement that the deal with Iran will "take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven." Obama commented: "The particular comments of Mr. ...
102 comments | Last comment: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 6:18:51 pm

Rick Perry Thinks "It Makes a Lot of Sense" for Theater-Goers to Be Armed

Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 1:35:17 pm
Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com What a great idea former Gov. Rick Perry has! He points out that if everyone in a movie theater were armed to the teeth and ready to blaze away in the dark as soon as a "mentally impacted" person starts shooting, everyone would be so much safer! Just ...
195 comments | Last comment: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 8:26:48 pm

Rand Paul Pushing to Defund Planned Parenthood and Subvert Mitch McConnell

Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 11:19:10 am
Rich Koele / Shutterstock.com Rand Paul likes to present himself as a civil libertarian, but his stance on reproductive rights is straight from the darkest, most regressive part of the Republican Party's war on women. He's currently pushing to defund Planned Parenthood with an amendment to a mass transit funding bill, ...
221 comments | Last comment: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 4:21:55 pm

Sunday Night Jam: The Bird and the Bee, "Los Angeles"

Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 9:19:38 pm
YouTube Here's another track from the great new album by The Bird and The Bee, singing the praises of the City of the Angels.
463 comments | Last comment: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 7:24:44 pm

Breitbart: Mike Huckabee "Articulates Conservative Principles" by Equating Iran Deal to the Holocaust

Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 1:44:40 pm
Juli Hansen / Shutterstock.com As Donald Trump steals all the oxygen from the Republican presidential campaign, you can expect the other candidates to get more and more extreme to try to compete with Trump's xenophobic hate speech. For example, Mike Huckabee, the "aw shucks" theocrat; he gave an interview to Breitbart "News" ...
335 comments | Last comment: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 3:54:53 am

The Stunning Hypocrisy of Breitbart Manbaby John Nolte

Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 11:59:28 am
Right wing bloggers are some of the biggest crybabies in America, and over at Breitbart "News," editor John Nolte is still whining about the encounter between Ben Shapiro and helicopter pilot Zoey Tur. In case you missed the grossly insulting comments Shapiro made to Tur, and her response, here's what happened: ...
120 comments | Last comment: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 10:57:52 am

Anti-Choice Groups Work With ALEC to Require "Fetal Death Certificates" for Miscarriages, Prevent Tissue Donations

Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 7:04:17 pm
In the wake of the deceptive videos pushed out by the Orwellian "Center for Medical Progress," another fanatical anti-choice group called "Americans United for Life" is now working with ALEC to get legislation passed that would require "fetal death certificates" -- for miscarriages. Yes, really. And their proposed legislation would also ...
337 comments | Last comment: Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 3:40:32 pm

Chuck Todd Invites Racist Paleocon Caveman Pat Buchanan to "Meet the Press"

Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 1:27:03 pm
Good grief, not Pat Buchanan again. What does it take to get this raving, Nazi-sympathizing, bigoted paleocon caveman off our television screens for good? He was fired from MSNBC for his crazed bigotry, but here comes Chuck Todd to his rescue: Why Is NBC Bringing Anti-Gay Xenophobe Pat Buchanan Back to ...
162 comments | Last comment: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 1:48:12 pm

Podcast o' the Day: In Which Alex Jones Goes on a Rant About Bob Cesca

Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 11:12:44 am
http://www.bobcesca.com/podcast/072315/BCS_072315.mp3 I'm so old I remember when Alex Jones was trying to cash in by exploiting left wing memes, but now he's obviously realized it's much easier to fleece the right. So now he eagerly promotes every conservative talking point as soon as it comes down from the noise machine; for ...
143 comments | Last comment: Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 1:32:36 pm

Image of the Week: A Global Mosaic of Pluto in True Color

Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 6:06:09 pm
Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI The colors in this image of Pluto from the New Horizons spacecraft aren't simulated or enhanced; they're the real deal. Very close to what a human eye would see if that person was flying past Pluto at 36,000 miles per hour. They were captured by Ball Aerospace's Ralph ...
283 comments | Last comment: Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 11:52:29 am

Debunking Another Right Wing Talking Point: Is the Lafayette Movie Theater Really an Official "Gun-Free Zone?"

Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 2:07:12 pm
Image via Shutterstock OK, let's dissect another ubiquitous right wing claim about the Lafayette theater shootings, shall we? If you go to any right wing site right now, you'll see them all ranting in unison about the theater being a "gun-free zone," and babbling about how much safer everyone would have been ...
323 comments | Last comment: Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 9:14:17 pm

Gateway Pundit Says Lafayette Shooter Was "Obama Supporter" (Because He Wanted Obama to Wreck the US)

Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 11:15:31 am
Jim Hoft poses with anti-Muslim hate group leader Pamela Geller You just knew Jim Hoft, the fabled Stupidest Man on the Internet, would do this, didn't you? We predicted earlier that he'd be the first out of the gate with a claim that Lafayette shooter John Russell Houser was a "leftist:" Which right ...
229 comments | Last comment: Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 7:18:07 pm

Lafayette Theater Shooter: A Fan of Hitler, Neo-Nazis, and Anti-Government Conspiracy Theories

Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 9:38:27 am
We saw reports on this almost immediately after the awful shootings in Lafayette, Louisiana, but held off until more facts could be ascertained. It's now quite clear the shooter, John Russell Houser, was yet another angry far right anti-government loon who admired Adolph Hitler, Timothy McVeigh, white power groups, the ...
161 comments | Last comment: Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 1:44:59 pm

Another Movie Theater Shooting, in Louisiana

Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 6:51:25 pm
Oh no. We have what appears to be another act of random gun violence, at a movie theater in Louisiana: Shooting Reported at Grand Theatre on Johnston. City Marshal Brian Pope has confirmed for The Daily Advertiser that six people were injured in a shooting Thursday night at the Grand ...
635 comments | Last comment: Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 10:11:02 am

And Now, Ladybaby's Memorably Insane Performance of "Nippon Manju"

Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 6:00:06 pm
YouTube Are you ready, my friends, to experience the surreal world of Japanese pop group LADYBABY?
54 comments | Last comment: Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 8:20:16 pm

Was the Birther Conspiracy Theory Really Started by Hillary Clinton Supporters?

Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 2:03:12 pm
Today I saw this tweet go by on Twitter, from a writer for conservative site The Federalist, blaming Hillary Clinton "minions" for launching the Birther conspiracy theory that now dominates so much of the right wing: Weird, I don't recall you condemning Hillary's minions for *starting* the birther nonsense https://t.co/Hy7o4qNbw4 http://t.co/8gIb700RIq — ...
281 comments | Last comment: Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 7:58:37 pm

Nancy Pelosi Calls for Investigation of the Groups Targeting Planned Parenthood

Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 10:23:35 am
Finally, Democrats are pushing back against the evil lies about Planned Parenthood being spread by right wing groups like Operation Rescue and the Orwellian "Center for Medical Progress:" Pelosi Urges DOJ Probe Into Group Targeting Planned Parenthood. "Let's have an investigation of those people who were trying to ensnare Planned ...
368 comments | Last comment: Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 7:04:55 am

Wednesday Night Jam: Jason Isbell, 24 Frames

Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 9:09:00 pm
YouTube Jason Isbell is a former member of Drive-By Truckers, but he's on his own now, making excellent music you need to hear.
363 comments | Last comment: Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 12:35:47 pm

Rick Perry vs. Donald Trump: "The Modern-Day Incarnation of the Know-Nothing Movement"

Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 5:14:26 pm
If you've read Little Green Footballs much, you know I'm no fan of former Texas Governor Rick Perry and his brand of "aw shucks" reactionary conservatism. He's a creationist, he's a religious fanatic, he's rabidly anti-choice, he spews anti-Muslim bigotry on cue like most Republicans. In short, he's a prototypical ...
249 comments | Last comment: Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 11:26:39 am

New York Times Editorial Board Slams Dishonest Planned Parenthood "Sting" Videos

Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 2:05:38 pm
Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards The New York Times holds nothing back in this excellent editorial on the blatantly deceptive "sting" videos released by the far right "Center for Medical Progress." A hidden-camera video released last week purported to show that Planned Parenthood illegally sells tissue from aborted fetuses. It shows ...
149 comments | Last comment: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 6:17:09 pm

Podcast o' the Day: The Bob and Chez Show, 7/21/15

Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 11:07:08 am
http://www.bobcesca.com/podcast/072115/BCS_072115.mp3 And now, presented for your podcast-consuming enjoyment, the latest edition of our podcast affiliate: The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show. Shark Repellent: Black Lives Matter at Netroots Nation; We Recap Our Interview with InfoWars Conspiracy Theorist Dan Bidondi; Dan Talks About Us Again on His Podcast; Dis and Dat ...
278 comments | Last comment: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 2:55:23 pm

The Groups and Individuals Trying to Destroy Planned Parenthood Are Very Bad People

Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 6:15:43 pm
Tonight I'd like to direct your attention to two excellent pieces on the ongoing attempts by the Orwellian "Center for Medical Progress" to destroy Planned Parenthood -- just the latest right wing reactionary attack on this vitally necessary women's health organization. First, a piece at Think Progress by Tara Culp-Ressler: Everything ...
442 comments | Last comment: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 1:00:03 pm

How to Embarrass a White Supremacist (With a Tuba)

Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 1:52:48 pm
YouTube A musician in South Carolina hit on an absolutely hilarious way to mock the Confederate flag-carrying white supremacists on their way to the Capitol last weekend -- by marching along with them, playing a tuba. (Technically, a sousaphone, the marching band version of a tuba.) I haven't laughed so hard in ...
287 comments | Last comment: Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 7:29:57 pm

Another Deceptive Planned Parenthood "Sting" Video Is Released

Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 10:45:29 am
The anti-choice fanatics at the Orwellian "Center for Medical Progress" have released another deceptively edited, blatantly dishonest video attacking another Planned Parenthood official, complete with ominous sinister background music. (I'm not embedding it here, but you can click the link above if you want to see it for yourself.) It's another ...
263 comments | Last comment: Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 6:51:09 pm

Nasty Nativist Numbskull Donald Trump Now Has a Commanding Lead in the Polls

Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 5:40:42 pm
Today the polls are showing that Donald Trump has a huge lead over the other GOP candidates -- nearly double the numbers of the runner-up, Scott Walker. The Donald Trump experience is revealing the deep racist and nativist roots of the conservative movement. The right wing voting base loves the mean-spirited ...
566 comments | Last comment: Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 4:24:45 pm

John Oliver's Latest Bit Is on Food Waste, but There's Also a Great Shot at Donald Trump

Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 2:22:40 pm
YouTube Another fantastic bit from John Oliver's Last Week Tonight, one of the best shows on TV.
290 comments | Last comment: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 10:17:23 am

Gawker Is Imploding

Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 10:15:06 am
I've never been a fan of Gawker's style of tabloid sleaze and character assassination (and I've been one of their targets in the past, in a crappy dishonest attack by John Cook), so I'm having a difficult time feeling upset or sympathetic to them now. Today two of their top ...
377 comments | Last comment: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 7:20:43 am

And Now for Some Insane Raving About the SC KKK Rally, Brought to You by Glenn Beck's "The Blaze"

Sun, Jul 19, 2015 at 5:58:01 pm
Glenn Beck's pseudo-news site The Blaze posted an article about the Ku Klux Klan rally in South Carolina, and it's boring. But the comments! A cornucopia of right wing insanity, coming atcha from all angles! The Klan are Democrats! Nazis are liberal socialists! Blacks are the real racists! It's a false ...
535 comments | Last comment: Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 10:55:18 am

Sunday Jam: Richie Kotzen, "In an Instant"

Sun, Jul 19, 2015 at 12:27:11 pm
YouTube I'm really getting into Richie Kotzen's music lately (thanks to Apple Music!), and here's a great example of why: a super-catchy R&B-flavored tune from his latest album.
262 comments | Last comment: Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 4:35:31 pm