Best Selling Author Offers to Pay to have Florida... →
Columnist and best-selling author Carl Hiaasen offered to pay for drug testing for all 160 members of the Florida Legislature in what he called “a patriotic whiz-fest.” Several of the law’s supporters say they’re on board. “There is a certain public interest in going after hypocrisy,” Hiaasen said Tuesday, two days after he made his proposal in a Miami Herald column. “Folks that are applying...
Yemen Defense Ministry: another American in... →
theamericanbear: Another violation of the fifth amendment and assassination of an American citizen. Note to everyone who is fine with this: these were accused criminals and should have been treated as such. There aren’t “sides”. There is justice and law. BUT THE GOVERNMENT AND THEIR CORPORATE MEDIA ECHO CHAMBER SAID THEY WERE EVILDOERS AND THAT’S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME! is not acceptable.
Congress Agrees to Keep Government Open Until Next... →
Read the whole article. No, really. Read it. Then, vomit.
It may be the surest sign yet of Rick Perry’s failure to meet his potential: Two...– The GOP’s nuisance candidate syndrome is back (via ryking)
Pakistani Religious Elders Order The Killing of... →
letterstomycountry: It is tragic that stories like these are no longer shocking coming from various parochial areas of the Middle East.
Still desperately trying to paint President Obama as having done nothing but...– Still Not True: Fox’s Gasparino Ignores Reality To Claim Obama Wants To “Raise Everybody’s Taxes” (via ryking)
Bait a Libertarian
The next time you run into a Libertarian, ask them if there are any reasonable limits on freedom.
As the Republican presidential candidates fall all over themselves to outdo the...– Faith-based policy and American exceptionalism (via ryking) Well said…
The L Word's Leisha Hailey responds to being... →
jonathan-cunningham: “We didn’t know intolerance and discrimination for slouchy pants, being overweight or being gay was part of your family values… Maybe you guys should put up a big sign that lists what you don’t tolerate before we spend our money on your horrible service… Hate is not a family value.” Just when you thought gays could be first class citizens, someone reminds you that they...
Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. It fooled me; can’t get fooled again.– GEORGE W. BUSH, aphorismizing in 2002, via The Colbert Report (via inothernews)
2011 is the thirtieth year of the American Library... →
mabelmoments: sixbucks: Banned books: Read ‘em errday. What fucking century are these people in that decide such things? Anne Frank’s diary??? Really, REALLY??? Well, it shouldn’t surprise me, her hidey hole being such a din of iniquity of all. A regular Bacchanalian old time her family must have had. And don’t even get me started on Mark Haddon, JD Salinger, Aldous Huxley and the rest.
As the reports came in and people in the camp began to see video and photos of...– Inside the Wall Street Protests: An Eyewitness Account of Police Crackdown on Peaceful Demonstrators | | AlterNet (via alternet-working)
On the topic of religion, I recently heard someone put people into one of two camps: ‘believers’ or ‘doubters’. To suggest that one has doubt seems to imply that there is at least some merit to the position. Doubters are not quite sure, then; it could be true. What of those of us for whom there is no doubt and no belief? We don’t fit into that dichotomy. What then,...
You wanna add another candidate? It’s like the Republican primary is like a...– JON STEWART, on media-fed rumors that New Jersey governor Chris Christie may enter the GOP presidential race — as well as the hypocritical sentiments of the Republican party — on The Daily Show (via inothernews)
I feel terrible for Rick (Santorum) — his name has been dragged through the mud....– STEPHEN COLBERT, on Rick Santorum’s Google problem, on The Colbert Report (via inothernews)
This point was made well last week by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, writing for The...– Ross Douthat, Justice, After Troy Davis - NYTimes.com As much as I like Pascal-Emmanuel, this rationale for maintaining the death penalty makes me furious. It’s not a case for executing people – it’s a case for reforming the prison and justice systems. Trying to make out that executing people is...
We’d like to begin by apologizing for responses by the audience in the previous...– BILL HADER, as Fox “News” anchor and GOP debate moderator Shepard Smith, on Saturday Night Live. Funny because it’s true. (via inothernews)
For a few moments on Saturday, the confrontations between the police and the...– The New York Times, “Videos Show Police Using Pepper Spray at Protest on the Financial System.” Is Paul Browne fucking kidding us? Who the fuck was that officer, Mr. Browne? Why won’t you say who it was? (via inothernews)
Pro-Life Christians and Mercury Regulation →
ryking: Rachel Maddow discusses how the GOP is coordinating a multistate effort to change the rules governing the Electoral College and early voting in order to make it harder for Barack Obama to win reelection. Yet another example of the GOP having to play dirty in order to win, because it can’t win on the merits of its ideology or its policies.
Pentecostal minister Becky Fischer teaches kids... →
Hell is Syria: 18-year old woman dies gruesome... →
Random Acts of Chaos: Bachmann's Grasp Of Reality... →
liberalsarecool: “I think you earned every dollar, you should get to keep every dollar that you earn. That’s your money, that’s not the government’s money. That’s the whole point.” — Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), at last night’s GOP debate, apparently calling for no taxes at all. This…
Idle thought of the day...
…salaries for members of Congress and the Senate should be reduced to $1 per year. Let’s see how passionate they are about anything then…
"As expected, the Senate rejected a spending bill... →
ryking: And again: Shame on the GOP for using disaster victims as hostages. We should not be surprised.
Runnin’ From Rick - [Right-wing] Pundits Turn On... →
[T]he simple fact is that when Hill, who is serving in Iraq, was pelted with...– Listeners didn’t just boo a `gay’ soldier. They booed a soldier. (via ryking)
It has sickened me - the lack of morality, the lack of accountability, the...– Andrew Sullivan “The Illusion Of American Exceptionalism Was Shattered” vruz: fascism never stops. centrists will relativise. actual conservatives will freak out, but the ones who know the actual enemy always stay vigilant, and will always be there to give a good fight. slained it will be again. ...
Perry, it becomes clearer and clearer, is Bush without the sophistication or...– Andrew Sullivan (via aatombomb)
The weather forecast for this election season...
…cloudy with a chance of bullshit.
To be in the company of Iran and China and Sudan as a leader among states...– Christopher Hitchens | Staking a Life (via theamericanbear)
Random Acts of Chaos: Republicans: The... →
liberalsarecool: Leonard Steinhorn notes that “there are plenty of rank-and-file Republicans who accept the scientific facts behind evolution and climate change, but increasingly the party’s base seems to view anything less than a rejection of this science as a betrayal of conservatism.”