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House Intel Panel Benghazi Report: No There There

Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 6:36:44 pm
In today's episode of the Great Republican Benghazi Boogaloo, the House Intelligence Committee told the right wing noise machine to stop. Just stop it already. House Intel Panel Debunks Many Benghazi Theories. Not that they will. WASHINGTON (AP) -- A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that ...
282 comments | Last comment: Sat, Nov 22, 2014 at 1:07:20 pm

Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Expected, the Open Thread

Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 4:09:12 pm
Here's an open thread to keep up on events, as it seems we may be expecting the Ferguson grand jury decision any moment. The quintessential Friday night news dump.
153 comments | Last comment: Sat, Nov 22, 2014 at 11:26:26 am

Watch: President Obama Speaks at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas

Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 1:02:31 pm
YouTube The President will deliver remarks on the new steps he will be taking within his executive authority on immigration. The President will speak at Del Sol High School, where he laid out his principles for commonsense, comprehensive immigration reform nearly two years ago.
134 comments | Last comment: Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 5:01:49 pm

Report: Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in Talks to Resign

Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 9:06:10 pm
Video Interesting news tonight from Ferguson, Missouri: Officer Darren Wilson in Talks to Resign.
353 comments | Last comment: Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 4:23:12 pm

Watch Live: President Obama Announces Executive Action on Immigration

Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 5:00:51 pm
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259 comments | Last comment: Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 11:20:02 am

About President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 3:57:22 pm
Image via Shutterstock Sahil Kapur has a good backgrounder on what to expect from Obama's announcement of an executive action guaranteed to send the entire right wing into a frenzy: All You Need to Know About Obama's Executive Action to Legalize 5 Million. The cornerstone of Obama's executive action is a ...
81 comments | Last comment: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 6:21:32 pm

Nevada GOP Leader Has Long History of Extremism and Racism

Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 11:21:20 am
I knew things had swung to the radical right in Nevada, but the Reno News & Review has a jaw-dropper of a report today on the Republican picked by the GOP to be speaker of the state assembly, Ira Hansen -- a paleoconservative caveman who wrote a column for years ...
258 comments | Last comment: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 4:58:45 pm

Stephen Colbert on the Essential Douchebagginess of Libertarians

Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 10:33:38 am
Comedy Central Video This Stephen Colbert bit hilariously illustrates the essential douchebagginess of libertarians, as he discovers a gang of delusional "patriots" fighting back against the tyranny of parking meters in Keene, New Hampshire. If the republic is to survive, it will be no thanks to these asshats.
36 comments | Last comment: Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 9:01:14 pm

President Obama Announces Immigration Reform Speech on Facebook

Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 5:49:07 pm
Certain to be the cause of a major eruption of right wing craziness, the President announced his speech on immigration reform tonight on Facebook, and with a post at the White House blog by Josh Earnest: Tune In: The President Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform | the White House. ...
414 comments | Last comment: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 11:34:02 am

New LGF Feature: Download a Copy of Your Entire Image Library

Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 12:46:18 pm
Image via Shutterstock Here's a brand new feature I'm sure everyone who uses LGF's personalized Image Library system (available free to registered users) will appreciate: now you can download your entire collection of images in a ZIP file. When you expand the file, it creates a directory structure with all the ...
221 comments | Last comment: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 1:35:30 am

Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Stalls in Senate

Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 4:40:34 pm
Our government news of the day is a shocking act of Democratic obstructionism in the Senate, where the bill to authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline was narrowly defeated today. WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats on Tuesday defeated a bill, 59 to 41, that would have approved the construction of ...
501 comments | Last comment: Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 5:49:26 pm

Rick Santorum: Obama's Failing Because He's Not Enough Like Jerry Falwell and Jesse Helms

Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 10:59:55 am
SoundCloud SoundCloud Here's one of those jaw-dropping political statements that sends your mind into vapor lock for a few seconds as you try in vain to comprehend the bizarre illogic that could drive someone like Rick Santorum to such an absurd inverted reality conclusion: Rick Santorum Wishes Obama Would Be a Racial ...
292 comments | Last comment: Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 8:58:00 pm

A Wildly Unique Vocal Group in Concert: Roomful of Teeth

Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 5:25:20 pm
YouTube Mix a bit of yodeling with Tuvan throat singing, add in a pinch of Sardinian cantu a tenore, fold in compositions from cutting-edge composers and you have the vocal group Roomful of Teeth. This eight-voice ensemble, which includes the 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, is gleefully dismantling the ...
368 comments | Last comment: Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 12:47:21 pm

Missouri Gov. Nixon Declares State of Emergency in Expectation of Brown Grand Jury Decision

Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 12:21:39 pm
If the reports we've been getting about the Grand Jury in the Michael Brown case in Ferguson are accurate, it seems like a foregone conclusion that officer Darren Wilson is not going to be charged in Brown's killing. And now in preparation for the soon-to-be released decision of the Grand Jury, ...
244 comments | Last comment: Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 4:40:27 am

YouTube Removes Anonymous Video Threatening KKK

Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 11:54:16 am
Over the weekend we noted that the Anonymous hacker's group had responded to a threat by the Ku Klux Klan in Ferguson, Missouri, by outing the identities of more than a few Klan members. Anonymous posted a YouTube video announcing their "OpKKK," and today that video has been removed from ...
16 comments | Last comment: Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 2:59:07 pm

A Timelapse of the Surface of the Sun in Stunning 4K Video

Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 5:47:12 pm
YouTube One of the most amazing videos I've seen this year is this absolutely stunning timelapse of the wildest frontier, the surface of our Sun, composed of images taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. What you're looking at is actually a gigantic self-sustaining nuclear fusion reaction. The center of our solar ...
391 comments | Last comment: Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 12:07:01 pm

When a Guitar Is a Drum: Tommy Emmanuel - Mombasa

Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 11:39:09 am
YouTube We often feature acoustic guitarists who don't just play the strings, but use the body of the guitar as a percussion instrument as well -- but Tommy Emmanuel is the absolute master of the technique. If you haven't seen him perform this tune before, be prepared to be blown away. ...
249 comments | Last comment: Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 12:57:08 am

Anonymous Is Doxing the Klan

Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 2:38:12 pm
YouTube Some Ku Klux Klan members made threats against protesters in Ferguson, and now the Anonymous hacker group is retaliating by doxing Klan members: Anonymous Takes the Hoods Off the KKK After Threats of 'Lethal Force' on Ferguson Protesters. These people sure do fit the stereotypes when the white hoods come off. ...
468 comments | Last comment: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 4:31:26 pm

New Video Shows Darren Wilson With No Visible Injuries After Shooting Michael Brown

Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 9:13:04 am
YouTube YouTube Two videos released today by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch show Officer Darren Wilson (in a white T-shirt) at the police station immediately after he shot Michael Brown to death in Ferguson; the first shows him leaving the station to go to the hospital, the second shows him returning from the ...
259 comments | Last comment: Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 4:58:52 pm

Friday Night Acoustic: Trevor Gordon Hall, "Turning Ruts Into Grooves"

Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 8:41:02 pm
YouTube "Turning Ruts Into Grooves" From the album entitled "Mind Heart Fingers" played on a custom Schwartz guitar designed by luthier Sheldon Schwartz and Trevor Gordon Hall CD & Guitar Tabs available at http://www.trevorgordonhall.com/guitar_tablatures/ and most other online digital music stores. itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mind-heart-fingers/id914002933 Like on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/trevorgordonhall Full album produced by Grammy winning founder of Windham Hill ...
151 comments | Last comment: Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 9:36:56 am

Conservatives Are SHOCKED at GRUBER!

Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 10:59:24 am
MIT economist Jonathan Gruber has caused a giant fake outrage Today the entire conservative media machine woke up in a fake rage, screaming GRUBER! GRUBER I SAY! DIE OBAMACARE DIE! Many are pretending to be outraged that MIT economist Jonathan Gruber actually was paid for his work. Charles Krauthammer is pretending outrage ...
486 comments | Last comment: Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 9:25:39 pm

And Now, Gruberghazigate, Electric Boogaloo Edition

Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 5:41:31 pm
Yes, this is Jonathan Gruber. The entire wingnut universe is screaming in unison, as is their wont, over the SMOKING GUN that's finally going to DESTROY OBAMACARE, and its name is ... Gruber. Jonathan Gruber, who apparently said something rather impolitic about the Affordable Care Act; he admitted that parts of ...
417 comments | Last comment: Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 6:10:43 pm

John Cook Leaving Greenwald's "The Intercept" - Another High Profile Bail-Out

Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 9:58:50 am
John CookLess than two weeks after Matt Taibbi's sudden departure, today we learn of another high-profile bail-out from Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept: John Cook Is Leaving the Intercept to Return to Gawker at the End of the Year. Greenwald's post about Cook's departure is empty by-the-numbers PR-speak, revealing nothing. Which is ...
456 comments | Last comment: Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 2:05:12 am

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds on Austin City Limits: "Stagger Lee" (EXPLICIT)

Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 7:13:38 pm
YouTube Just posted last week by Austin City Limits, here's a wild performance of "Stagger Lee" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, one of the highlights of the magnificent 1996 album Murder Ballads. Definitely not safe for work. (And big kudos to ACL for posting it unedited at YouTube!) Exclusive web-only bonus ...
355 comments | Last comment: Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 10:45:03 am

US and China Announce Historic Agreement on Climate Change

Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 11:49:40 am
Image via Shutterstock Some excellent news from President Obama's trip to China: BREAKING: The US and China Just Announced a Huge Deal on Climate--and It's a Game Changer. So much for the conventional wisdom that China will never agree to reduce carbon emissions. Two of the world's major carbon-producing countries have made ...
393 comments | Last comment: Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 3:53:55 pm

What if the Ku Klux Klan Were More Inclusive?

Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 6:26:45 pm
Some concepts are not really worth pursuing. For example, reclaiming the swastika as a Buddhist symbol of good fortune? Not gonna happen. Same principle applies to this well-known Montana white supremacist's attempt to launch an all-new "inclusive" Ku Klux Klan. Not gonna happen. The brand is too fucked up. John Abarr of Great ...
532 comments | Last comment: Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 2:54:52 pm

In Which Right Wing Blogger Chuck C. Johnson Takes Credit for Stopping Ebola

Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 10:44:54 am
Here at LGF I've written numerous articles on the dishonest fear-mongering coverage of Ebola by right wing smear merchant Chuck C. Johnson; his record on this has been absolutely abysmal, filled with incompetent factual errors, wildly incorrect predictions, outright lies, smears of doctors and nurses, and stalking and outing private ...
410 comments | Last comment: Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 7:42:33 pm

Ebola Doc Craig Spencer Now Free of the Virus, Will Be Released From Hospital

Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 3:36:48 pm
We've been following the case of Dr. Craig Spencer with interest, since he's the only remaining confirmed Ebola patient in the US -- or he was the only confirmed Ebola patient until today, when it was reported Dr. Spencer is now completely free of the virus and will be leaving ...
501 comments | Last comment: Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 1:10:19 pm

Tweet of the Day: Ted Cruz: "Net Neutrality Is Obamacare for the Internet"

Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 10:48:15 am
Right wing demagogue Ted Cruz wins our Net Neutrality Tweet of the Day award, because it makes absolutely no sense yet the conservative crowd will eat it up and beg for more. Showing up soon on bumper stickers throughout Texas. "Net Neutrality" is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not ...
216 comments | Last comment: Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 10:17:19 pm

Obama Wants "Net Neutrality" So Wingnuts Erupt "Don't Mess With My Internets!"

Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 9:46:39 am
YouTube If Obama declared he was in favor of oxygen, they would all hold their breaths. Net Neutrality
84 comments | Last comment: Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 9:11:07 pm