ryking: alapoet: Footage of Scott Olsen being shot by Police at Occupy Oakland (by Raleigh Latham) At 1:30 minutes into the video, you’ll see a police officer deliberately throw a flash bang into the crowd of people who rushed to Olsen’s aid. The Justice Department needs to investigate this. — Ryking
CNN's front page doesn't have one story about what... →
ryking: And neither does its “Politics” page. Your “liberal” media, ladies and gentlemen.
I don’t care about that.– Texas Gov. Rick Perry, on income inequality. But maybe you knew that already. (via motherjones)
With Friends Like These . . . →
politicalprof: Afghanistan has announced that if Pakistan goes to war with the US, Afghanistan will support Pakistan. If the world were properly ordered, President Obama’s reply would be, “And, you’re welcome! We’ll be leaving, umm, now.” But he won’t. h/t: JD More’s the pity. I am a big believer in foreign aid because that is what responsible global citizens ought to do, but one...
Christ Community receives $400,000 for family... →
liberal-life: Finally breaking a deadlock, the Shelby County (Tennessee) Commissioners voted to award Christ Community Health Services a $400,000 contract for family planning services for the poor. This is the first time in 35 years that Planned Parenthood did not receive the funding. Christ Community Health Services, whose mission is “to provide quality services in the name of Jesus...
At a time of record corporate profits, a time when 14 million Americans are out...– The Woman Who Knew Too Much | Politics | Vanity Fair (via ronmarks)
“We recently learned of World of Opera host Lisa Simeone’s participation in an...– NPR host fired after [right-wing] spot her at ‘Occupy DC’ (via ryking)
Random Acts of Chaos: In Today's "Bullshit... →
stfuconservatives: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2011/10/19/347993/jim-demint-prohibit-internet-abortion-discussion/ Anti-choice Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) just filed an anti-choice amendment to a bill related to agriculture, transportation, housing, and other programs. The DeMint…
Make a list… Call them and ask them, ‘Are you going to vote on Issue 2 and are...– Mike Huckabee, encouraging voter suppression this Friday in Mason, Ohio. He was speaking in support of Issue 2. Issue 2 is the ballot referendum on Senate Bill 5, the bill in Ohio that stripped collective bargaining rights. Enough signatures were gathered to put SB 5 on the ballot as Issue 2. A...
(Jesus) healed the sick without a government health care system. He feed [sic]...– Herman Cain discussing Jesus in his article, “The Perfect Conservative,” last year. Okay, the whole liberals killed Jesus thing - he’s pretty clear there, and it’s, uh, a little bizarre. I have a Jewish friend still trying to figure out if this is anti-semitic because, as she said, all the Jewish...
Kentucky Republican Says He ‘Feels Like Going... →
stfuconservatives: tellerofthepointedstones submitted In a post on October 9th, Frank wrote, “Turn out the lights on the Occupiers, I feel like going Taliban on them!!! The Taliban, as they see it is resisting occupation. I am resisting the Occupiers and very proud to be a 1%’er. I figured that the irony would be lost on most of the dummies in Occupation Nation who oppose the war in Afganistan...
Huntsman I can understand and appreciate. Perry is an empty bad suit. Romney...– Andrew Sullivan on last night’s GOP debate http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/10/vicodin-live-blogging-the-bloomberg-debate.html (via siegel)
They will come for you and drag you into the streets and kill you…These guys are...– Glenn Beck, discussing the Occupy Wall Street protests. As I pointed out on the site I originally found this (h/t: AM), it is apparently a small step from protest to genocide. At least in Beck’s fevered mind. Ah. (via politicalprof) (h/t politicalprof for quote and commentary) This stuff used...
American Spectator editor admits to "infiltrating"... →
stfuconservatives: So let me get this straight… this guy, Patrick Howley, “pretends” to be a member of OccupyDC and then rushes into National Air and Space Museum. By his account he seems to be the only person who did so, for no apparent reason, and then gets pepper-sprayed. After that he thanks the officer? Jackass. Hey #OccupyDC if you see this douchebag: Kick him the fuck out. -Joe
I almost forgot. After seeing a picture of my...
Rude Woman: Yeah, he totally looks like a black Dean Martin. Is he Mexican?
Me: Mexican is actually-
Rude Woman: Is he Latin then?
Me: You mean Latino? No. He was actually-
Rude Woman: Where is he in this?
Me: On a military base in Panama, I think.
Rude Woman: Woah, really? Did he fight in WWI then?
Me: No, he was born in 1913....
Rude Woman: So? He would totally be young enough.
Me: WWI was between 1914 and 1918. The United States didn't enter the war until 1917 but didn't really gain a real military presence until 1918 because the-
Rude Woman: (laughing) What are you talking about?
Me: WWI? History?
Rude Woman: WWI was in the 1950s, Anna. There was totally a popular show about it that I watched as a kid, like, about an army hospital in Mexico or something.
Me: A television show about a WWI army hospital? You mean MASH?!
Rude Woman: Yeah, yeah, I think that's the one! I loved that show. My dad and I used to watch it.
Me: MASH is about the Korean War. During WWI the Triple Entente and the United States fought against Germany, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire-
Rude Woman: (She was getting pretty angry at this point) What? No, we didn't. Wow. How do you seriously not know about, like, seriously important history? Didn't you ever take, like, history in elementary school?
Me: Yes.... After science, history was my best subject. I think you're confus-
Rude Woman: We fought Germany in WWII in the 60s or 70s.
Me: Are you trying to.... weirdly mess with me?
Rude Woman: No, I know what I'm talking about. Oh my god.... It's basic.
Me: You should read the WWI Wikipedia page just for fun.
Rude Woman: And read all the lies people write? Any idiot can edit that bullshit.
Me: .... Yeah.
Obama administration greenlights 500 oil drilling... →
climateadaptation: Drilling will commence summer 2012 in the Chuckchi Sea, where Alaska and Russia meet. Environmental groups fume. Shell pleased. Rare species at risk. Here is a round up: Approves former President Bush’s stalled plans to drill in Arctic Earth Justice sues Native Alaskans are pissed: “We have a right to life, to physical integrity, to security, and the right to enjoy the...
Every time I make a comment about universal, single-payer health care for the...– Al Stefanelli (via liberal-life)
Taking Stock of the Long Wars: A Proposal →
theatlantic: Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Afghanistan War. This occasion should prompt Americans to consider a simple question: How’s it going? “It,” of course, refers to much more than Afghanistan. After all, the campaign launched on October 7, 2001 to destroy Al Qaeda and overthrow the Taliban soon metastasized. Beyond the unnecessary diversion into Iraq, the enterprise once...
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY REMOVES “CASSETTE TAPE,”... →
And So It Begins...96-year-old Chattanooga,... →
truth-has-a-liberal-bias: CHATTANOOGA — Ninety-six-year-old Dorothy Cooper has been voting for about as long as she can remember. That’s why she was eager to get a photo identification card when she heard it would be required for the next election. But Cooper was denied the card on Monday at the state driver’s license center, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. That’s because the...
That is a huge gaffe for Cain — a Republican candidate acknowledging the...– STEPHEN COLBERT, reacting to GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain asking The View’s Joy Behar to “show me the science” that being gay is not a choice, on The Colbert Report. Man, fuck this guy. (via inothernews)
If the people who were supposed to fix our financial system actually done it,...– JON STEWART, on epic fails by Congress and regulators in keeping banks under control, leading to the financial collapse which was the impetus for OWS — as well as laying the smackdown on Fox idiot Steve Doocy — on The Daily Show (via inothernews)
Herman Cain on #OccupyWallStreet: "If you don't... →
motherjones: It’s like they’re not even pretending anymore.
ryking: Nearly the entire country of Greece was shut down today as hundreds of thousands of Greeks protested against government austerity measures — measures that have utterly failed to help the economy. Did anyone notice…?
Once again, I feel compelled to point out...
quickhits: …that mass arrests and pepper spray at a Tea Party rally would result in an unprecedented political shit storm.
The police are storming the protesters at... →
revolutionarysoul: Spread this, get the word out before the media changes it
I could not be more excited about all the options in the GOP presidential field....– STEPHEN COLBERT, The Colbert Report (via inothernews)
Anonymous asked: How does this diabolical man feel about his children?