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AP: The Bush Administration Kept Colin Powell in the Dark About Torture

Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 6:24:34 pm
Tonight's horrifying story about the Bush administration's moral bankruptcy: they reportedly kept some of their most public top officials deliberately ignorant of CIA torture practices after the 9/11 attacks. In common human terms, this is "knowledge of guilt." They knew the public wouldn't support this, so they just ... hid it. ...
119 comments | Last comment: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 8:08:57 pm

Chuck Todd Finds a Way to Blame Democrats for Republican Impeachment Insanity

Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 5:27:20 pm
I have no idea how anyone could look at the insane impeachment talk coming out of so many Republicans these days and still find a way to invoke the Magical Balance Fairy and say "both parties are equally responsible for this." But Chuck Todd did. Chuck Todd on Wednesday railed against ...
74 comments | Last comment: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 6:41:51 pm

Michele Bachmann: Obama Is Planning to Do Medical Experiments on Migrant Kids

Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 3:30:35 pm
SoundCloud Well, it's crazy day in the right wing universe and the xenophobic insanity over migrant children just keeps getting worse. Now Michele "Crazy Eyes" Bachmann is weighing in on the religious right radio program Wallbuilders Live, with a new theory, that is her theory, which is hers, that President Obama is ...
178 comments | Last comment: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 6:20:48 pm

MS Attorney General Says Blogger Chuck C. Johnson Paid a Pastor to Lie About Thad Cochran

Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 12:57:06 pm
Click for Video Today in Mississippi, Attorney General Jim Hood told the Clarion-Ledger that his office is investigating "political blogger" Charles C. Johnson (who is NOT ME), after a self-proclaimed pastor admitted to the AG's office that he was paid by Johnson to lie about participating in a vote-buying scheme. Right ...
355 comments | Last comment: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 6:16:43 pm

Rep. Louie Gohmert Says: Migrant Kids Are Lying About Fleeing Violence; They Actually Want to Rape Our Women

Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 11:03:44 am
Yes, the looniest member of Congress is at it again, spreading hateful xenophobia and freakish conspiracy theories to the right wing base. Last week on a conference call with the "National Emergency Coalition" (a right wing group dedicated to spreading fear about migrant children, led by theocratic nutcase E.W. Jackson), ...
243 comments | Last comment: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 1:18:51 pm

Right Wing Deception Goes Big in Israel Gaza Conflict

Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 8:49:56 am
Well, we see it at home with false Breitbart posts and a host of other places (anyone remember the false pieces on ACORN?). NOW, in an effort to drive a wedge between Jewish American voters, 70% of whom voted for President Obama in 2012 we have this nightmare: Reporter Oren Nahari ...
182 comments | Last comment: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 11:57:08 am

Twitchy: "Jew-Hating Bitch Pelosi" Says Hamas is a Humanitarian Group (A Lie)

Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 8:44:35 pm
[large]Exhibit A[/large] 'Jew-hating bitch Pelosi' says Hamas is a humanitarian group http://t.co/EMN37OxqKL — TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) July 30, 2014 A screenshot: CNS also reported as Pelosi: Qataris Have Told Me 'Hamas Is a Humanitarian Organization' which is more accurate. What Rep. Nancy Pelosi really said with context: PELOSI: Well, we all -- war is a ...
313 comments | Last comment: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 10:42:49 am

Jon Stewart on the Mayhem in the Middle East: "Truce Defective"

Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 2:06:01 pm
Comedy Central Video
395 comments | Last comment: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 9:09:28 pm

Watch Live: President Obama Delivers a Statement on the Situation in Ukraine

Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 12:40:52 pm
YouTube Live from the White House South Lawn.
118 comments | Last comment: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 2:45:09 pm

Anti-Immigration Loon William Gheen: Obama Gives Obamaphones to Migrant Kids So They'll Confiscate All Our Guns

Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 11:31:53 am
YouTube It's going to be awfully hard to find a loonier right wing rant than this one, as Americans for Legal Immigration PAC president William Gheen goes on the whacked-out Alex Jones show and concocts a freakish conspiracy theory (on the spot!) that President Obama is bringing in Central American children, ...
110 comments | Last comment: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 3:44:58 pm

Breitbart Distorts Obama Quote on American Muslims, Commenters Spew Bigotry and Hatred

Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 10:07:42 am
Over the weekend, President Obama issued the following press release on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, at the close of Ramadan: As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families. This last month has been ...
109 comments | Last comment: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 12:43:16 am

Monday Night Jam: Los Lobos, "La Venganza De Los Pelados"

Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 8:28:59 pm
YouTube From the excellent album The Ride, here's another great song by East LA's Los Lobos.
390 comments | Last comment: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 10:16:06 am

Glenn Beck: Obama Invites Impeachment Threats Because "The Black Thing Is Over"

Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 3:15:43 pm
YouTube Today on his radio show, Glenn Beck showed off those powerful reasoning faculties for which he's famous, with a theory that President Obama is actually inviting all this crazy talk about impeachment in order to pass immigration reform. How does impeachment talk help pass immigration reform? He leaves that as ...
312 comments | Last comment: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 9:50:32 pm

Don't Expect Much From 'First Look Media' for Several Years

Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 1:30:40 pm
Have you noticed that for all the promotion and hype and promises, there hasn't been a lot of... journalism happening at Pierre Omidyar's very expensive journalism project, First Look? Not to mention the weeks that often go by before lonely articles appear at Greenwald's branch, The Intercept? Well, Pierre would like ...
99 comments | Last comment: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 3:41:56 pm

Michelle Obama Announces 1MillionVotesFor2014

Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 12:28:50 pm
YouTube Voter apathy is a huge problem in the United States, and this year it's an especially critical issue; the Republican Party has gone completely off the rails into non-stop obstructionism, with an agenda set by the reactionary religious right and the deeply destructive far right forces of the Tea Party. I ...
35 comments | Last comment: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 9:06:01 pm

Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down by Federal Court

Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 11:52:05 am
The religious right continues losing their reactionary culture war, as a federal appeals court strikes down Virginia's ban on marriage equality. And this ruling will also affect conservative bans on same-sex marriage in West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, so it's a significant defeat for the forces of atavism. "We ...
69 comments | Last comment: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 2:58:34 pm

Violence Resumes in Gaza After Short Informal Lull

Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 10:19:50 am
Israel and Hamas are trading accusations today; the informal cease-fire collapsed when explosions hit a Palestinian refugee camp playground and an area near Gaza City's main hospital. Both sides are blaming the other for the blasts; Israel says they were caused by misfired Hamas rockets, while Hamas blames Israeli shelling. ...
88 comments | Last comment: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 12:45:59 pm

Sunday Night Jam: Los Lobos, "Short Side of Nothing"

Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 8:28:46 pm
YouTube Here's a great song from East LA's own Los Lobos, performed live on eTown. Dreams wash down the gutter All my hopes in vain Crows up on the rooftop Laughing out my name Here I am on the short side of nothing Here I am on the short side of nothing We danced all night as ...
254 comments | Last comment: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 11:28:42 am

Sarah Palin's Word Scramble of the Day: WaPo a "Bunch of Wusses"

Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 3:39:55 pm
The half-governor is ranting about impeachment again, and today she demands that the Washington Post get on board the Impeachment Express, just like they did in the good old days with Richard Nixon, or risk being "a bunch of wusses." Of course, if Palin had been around when Nixon was President, ...
266 comments | Last comment: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 9:26:36 am

One More Problem With That 1976 Holocaust Denial Edition of Reason

Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 2:39:41 pm
Enough has been written on the "who is who in Holocaust denial" edition of the Reason magazine: Awful: Reason Magazine’s 1976 Holocaust Denial “Special Issue” Reason Magazine Addresses That 1976 “Holocaust Denial Edition” What follows is just a little footnote to that story. On p.53 of that issue we see an ad for "The ...
43 comments | Last comment: Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 3:41:44 pm

Reason Magazine Addresses That 1976 "Holocaust Denial Edition"

Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 11:16:20 am
Reason magazine's editor Nick Gillespie has an article up wherein he addresses that 1976 "special edition" featuring Holocaust deniers and contributors to neo-Nazi magazines. Let's see how he acquits the publication: If you want a preview of just how lame ideological mud-slinging is going to get [...] take a look ...
121 comments | Last comment: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 6:55:39 pm

The Incredible Hulk King-Size Special #1 - October 1968

Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 6:43:15 pm
Featuring an anatomically exaggerated cover by the great Jim Steranko, here's the first "King-Size Special" (which means it cost 25 cents instead of 12 cents) of Marvel's The Incredible Hulk series, published in October 1968, purchased by a younger version of me at a small grocery shop on Kaimuki Boulevard ...
288 comments | Last comment: Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 11:59:50 am

Video: A Fantastic 4-Song Concert by Neil Finn, at KEXP

Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 3:21:02 pm
YouTube This great little concert features one of my favorite songs by Neil Finn, "Driving Me Mad," as well as three songs from his excellent new album Dizzy Heights. http://KEXP.ORG presents Neil Finn performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded March 30, 2014 Songs: Flying In The Face Of Love Strangest Friends Driving Me Mad White ...
109 comments | Last comment: Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 12:54:00 am

Buzzfeed Fires Former Breitbart/Glenn Beck Writer for Serial Plagiarism

Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 11:04:44 am
After being exposed as a serial plagiarist, Buzzfeed writer Benny Johnson has been fired; here's the post by Ben Smith: Editor's Note: An Apology to Our Readers. Starting this Wednesday, Twitter users began pointing out instances in which a BuzzFeed writer, Benny Johnson, had lifted phrases and sentences from other ...
136 comments | Last comment: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 4:02:19 pm

Russia Offers 4 Million Rubles to Crack the Tor Network

Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 5:58:19 pm
News from Russia -- that bastion of human rights, privacy, internet freedom, and home of Edward Snowden... The Russian government is offering almost 4 million rubles (about USD $100,000) to anyone who can devise a reliable way to decrypt data sent over the Tor anonymity network. A mounting campaign by ...
396 comments | Last comment: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 3:36:35 pm

Stunning: Tea Party GOP Congressman Mistakes Senior US Government Officials for Foreigners

Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 12:53:07 pm
Vimeo Rep. Curt Clawson (R-Florida) thoroughly embarrassed himself in Congress yesterday -- and inadvertently revealed a streak of bigotry -- by mistaking two senior US government officials for representatives from the Indian government, apparently because of their Indian names and dark skins. It's another moment brought to us by the Tea Party. ...
317 comments | Last comment: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 11:35:53 am

The Terms of Kerry's Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire Proposal - Update: Israel Rejects Kerry Proposal

Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 11:14:35 am
Via Haaretz, here are the terms of the Israel-Hamas cease-fire proposal from US Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry's initiative stipulates the following terms: 1. A one-week, temporary cease-fire, starting Sunday, during which Israel Defense Forces troops will not leave the Gaza Strip entirely and will continue to locate and destroy ...
182 comments | Last comment: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 7:10:45 am

Another Fake Outrage From Jim Hoft: Feds Are "Secretly" Smuggling 30,000 "Illegal Children" Into States

Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 8:14:53 am
DERPAs another example of the tenuous hold The Gateway Pundit has on accuracy, check out this xenophobic, scaremongering headline: BREAKING: HHS Has Released 30,340 Unaccompanied Illegal Minors Across US This Year So breaking!! that it's been going on for the last six months, but to continue with the post. According to the ...
269 comments | Last comment: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 7:30:22 pm

Another Native American Casino Cancels Ted Nugent After Community Complaints

Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 8:14:30 pm
This is not shaping up as a good month for right wing racist Ted Nugent: Tacoma Casino Cancels Nugent Shows, Citing Racism. TACOMA, Wash. -- Emerald Queen Casino will cancel two Ted Nugent concerts that were scheduled August 2 and 3 over allegations of racist remarks by the singer. Puyallup Tribe ...
257 comments | Last comment: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 1:08:32 pm

Awful: Reason Magazine's 1976 Holocaust Denial "Special Issue"

Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 6:17:39 pm
Wow. I rarely begin a post that way, but here's something I never knew about Reason Magazine, the flagship journal of American libertarianism, and it's really, really awful. Mark Ames at Pando Daily has dug the whole thing up: As Reason's Editor Defends Its Racist History, Here's a Copy of ...
115 comments | Last comment: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 6:00:19 pm