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|Dear Senate: Want to see what jokes really look like? Eat your heart out...
Here are just a few of the bon mots, jabs, sharp elbows, and haymakers Obama tossed out at last night's Gridiron Club Dinner. (video to follow) Following standard protocol, he opened with a joke: ...
|Looks like Obama may have outmaneuvered Putin, forcing him to overreach.
Remember a couple weeks ago when McCain, FOX and the GOP were all saying "Obama misread Putin... and now we are paying a heavy price for it"? Well, looks like they were the ones misreading Putin. ...
|Republicans, unable to dispute science, redefine it out of existence. (Not The Onion)
This week in Not The Onion , Ted Cruz (R-TexAss), finally came out of the closet. Aping his role model, Humpty Dumpty, Cruz has gone beyond declaring words mean whatever he wants them to mean. He ...
|Lt. Col. Joni Ernst broke the law by signing the seditious letter to Iran.
It is a privilege to serve in the US military. With that privilege comes obligations. Following military law is one of them. When Lt. Col. Joni Ernst signed the seditious letter to Iran, she broke ...
|We the people have spoken. The people want seditious senators prosecuted.
On the web site for White House Petitions ("We The People"), there are 7 petitions calling for the prosecution of Cotton et al. One has collected over 125,000 signatures in less than 24 hours. That'
|Chai Jing catches fire and lights up China.
A star has risen in the East and sheds light where darkness has reigned for too long. The name of that star is Chai Jing. This is a name you will hear again. Run, don't walk, to Youtube. The ...
|ISIS, ISIL, Da'esh .... whatever... they're as much a threat to Islam as the Mongol hordes.
I know this is going to sound like I'm missing the point of their reign of terror. I'm not. Decapitating kids, crucifying people, raping girls, and torching prisoners are completely outrageous and ...
|Jonathan Rosado lived for kids. He died for nothing if you don't read this.
Jonathan Rosado's mother had to bury her boy this Christmas. This Three Kings Day, she made a wish: 'I wish I could put an experiment ...
|Rush Limbaugh doesn't like the idea of a Black James Bond? Oh, that's just the beginning...
Apparently, Rush has a hard time swallowing Idris Elba as James Bond . Personally, I think if you locked them both in a room, Rush would swallow whatever Idris told him to swallow. You know why? ...
|Before the Sunday talking heads get all fired up with outrage, I have a few questions.
Expect the Sunday talk shows to cast today's senseless slaughter of NY police officers as relevant to the current national debate about excessive force by police. They're not stupid, just lazy. ...
|Sen. Tom Coburn, M.D., abandons suicidal veterans in their time of need.
Leopards don't change their spots. Old dogs don't learn new tricks and scorpions always sting you, because that is what they do. Tom Coburn is no different. He sees this as a virtue. He's wrong. ...
|The Torture-Free TRUE Story of The Best USMC Interrogator in WWII [Important Update]
If you are looking for a sledgehammer to crush Cheney's conceit that "torture worked," here's the story and the memo that sucks the air out of any apologist's arguments for torture. Forever and ...
|The American Mengeles: Drs. Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell
Originally published in 2009 with little fanfare, some things are heinous enough to bear repeating lest we forget. Like Mengele, Jennings and Mitchell, fit that bill and should be linked together. ...
|An Open Letter to Liz Lauten
First, the good news. Don Imus called to say "Thank You!" After your recent comments about the Obama girls, no one will remember why they were mad at him. That was really white of you. ...
|Ferguson Cop Tampered With Evidence?! I'm shocked. SHOCKED, I TELL YOU!
Today's Washington Post headline: "Unorthodox police procedures emerge in grand jury documents." I'm confused. I don't know whether to send the Washington Post a dictionary for Christmas, a thesaurus,
|Killings by Utah police outpacing gang, drug dealer, and child-abuse homicides
Last month, I wrote a piece about how 20% of all homicides in Seattle were committed by police. Now we learn that 15% of all homicides in the entire state of Utah were committed by police. ...
|Sixth felony drug case dropped because Officer Wilson refuses to appear in court
I realize cops, on occasion, have legitimate reasons they can't make a court date. But Darren Wilson? It's not like he's actively engaged in any crime fighting. Something weird is going on. ...
|It took a while, but now we know for certain: Israel intentionally attacked and killed Americans
Survivors of the 1967 attack on the USS Liberty have always maintained Israelis knew they were attacking an American vessel. Like many people, I dismissed the claim as preposterous. No longer. A ...
|The wind is rising...
This is a screen capture from a site I like to visit, earth.nullschool.net . This is an animated map of current global wind, weather, and ocean conditions. Looking at the image, two storms pop out.
|In 2013, 20% of all homicides in Seattle were committed by police.
Seattle has about 650,000 people and about 1,800 police officers. In 2013, there were 29 homicides in Seattle; police committed 6 of them. This year's numbers are on track to beat last year's. ...
|Am I the only one who thinks we should respect the secret ballot?
I grew up in a country that believed in the sanctity of the secret ballot. It was a foundational cornerstone to our free and fair elections. We were proud of that. It was something that made America ...
|Am I the only one who thinks 17 shots is a lot of shots?
17 shots? 17 shots AFTER you were fired on? 17 shots? In one magazine? 17 shots? Without reloading? While you were running? 17 shots? Is that a standard issue sidearm? The shooting ...
|Republicans: No Choice For Women
Back in 2008, I developed the McCain: No Choice For Women graphic image. I have updated it in light of continuing trends ...
|The privilege of affluence, status and a Princeton degree: Trumped by race
The current Princeton Alumni Weekly features an eye opening story about race, privilege and status in America. The article was written by a courageous Princeton alumnus, Lawrence Graham ( '83). ...
|Dear Mr. and Mrs. Obama, your example of grace under pressure inspires us all.
I've not published much lately because I didn't want to add my voice to the complainers. But given recent revelations, here's why I won't complain about anything Obama does for the rest of his term.
|Tuesday Morn: "What was seen those first few hours will not become iconic…or be seen at all."
This story was originally written on the 10th anniversary of the attack on the WTC. Some stories bear repeating. This is one of them.
|Whitewashing the war crimes of Drs. Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell
File this under "oversight" ---- Some familiar names will be missing from the Senate Intelligence Committee's long-awaited report on the CIA's torture program, VICE News has learned . Notably, two ...
|So Granny Palin goes ballistic ... and Congress said WHAT?!
For me, Granny Palin is like the anti-EF Hutton. When she speaks, I don't listen. But apparently some people do, like Louie Gohmert. Frankly, I would turn to Gomer Pyle before him if I wanted ...
|Judith Miller wants people to stop blaming her? Ok... I've got a deal for her!
Let's talk Judith.... First, a catalog of your screw ups. Then, we tally up the costs. Finally, we can look at what options you have for amends. Let's start with a point of agreement. "There's ...
|Is the "Heritage" Foundation Full of Ign'int Poop-Flinging Monkeys?
Apparently they get their panties in a bunch at the "Heritage" Foundation (whose Heritage, by the way?) because there are "no" Muslim pacifists. Forget Amadou Bamba ,Samuel Lewis or the Great ...
|Will we let Roger Shuler ("The Legal Schnauzer") suffer alone and forgotten? [Update]
You may not remember the diary from November, "Former Kossack Arrested on Bullsh*t Charges" (h/t Colorado is the Shiznit) or the earlier one from October "The Legal Schnauzer Caged" (h/t Murphoney).
|You know what Arizona needs? A new state flag!
I am the author of this image and hereby place it in the public domain for use by anyone in any format or context they see fit without restriction. You're welcome.
|Granny Palin gushes: “If he is good enough for Ted Nugent, he is good enough for me!”
Sarah Palin has declared Ted Nugent is her new political pole star, endorsing a Texas gubernatorial candidate by saying: “If he is good enough for Ted Nugent, he is good enough for me!” This ...
|WND has a "come to Jesus" moment. Don't worry, they blow it.
Those irrepressible guardians of journalistic integrity at WND (a former platform for Orly Taitz) are "reporting" The world’s most powerful Internet search engine has accused WND of using “hate ...
This is how I will always remember Martin and Coretta. I have always been uncomfortable that Martin's iconography tends towards dour, ominous, and pensive pictures foreshadowing the tragedy ...
|Mounting evidence drug- and bomb-sniffing dogs just props to justify illegal searches and seizures.
About a year and a half ago, a group of Nevada State Troopers, along with a retired police sergeant filed a racketeering lawsuit against the Nevada Highway Patrol. The allegations are shocking. ...
|Eric Cantor "caught pulling a Boehner"
Today, a nine-year old girl, Liz Maquez, approached Republican Majority Leader, Eric Cantor in the halls of Congress. “Please...” was all she got to say. It took this schmuck less than five ...
|FOX dumps the Cruz-aders: I was an Obamacare Guinea Pig. I signed up. I saved. And so will millions.
To paraphrase LBJ, a Texan who knew a thing or two about politics, when you've lost FOX, you've lost the war. That's a fact Granny Palin and the Cruz-aders just have to accept. Like it or not. ...
|Actual results from today's test of ACA Online Exchange Registration (Win 7, IE 9)
In light of the recent video put up by John Green, I thought I would try to register for Obamacare myself and keep notes as I went. Below are the results using Win 7, IE 9.
|House Stenographer Flips Out and Melts Down Following Vote to Reopen Government
Ranting and raving, the House Stenographer lost her mind after the vote. The audio kicks in at :47 seconds. My only regret is they didn't let her finish and assume her final form.
|The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Pete Sessions' Premeditated Murder of Democracy
By now, you probably have seen the video of Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) excoriating the GOP for "suspending democracy" with their craven changes to House rules. That's only half the story. The rule ...
|Stand and Deliver, Mr. President
To no one's surprise the nihilists in Congress have painted themselves into a corner, and turned this debacle into The Alamo. This is extraordinary. Extraordinary times call for extraordinary ...
|Antoinette Tuff made a difference; now you can, too.
More Americans have died from gun violence since the Newtown massacre than have died in both the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. That's a fact. Look it up. You want to change that? Keep reading. ...
|Award the Presidential Citizens Medal to Antoinette Tuff for preventing a catastrophe
If you follow This link to the White House , it will take you to the following petition: We petition the Obama administration to: Award the Presidential Citizens Medal to Antoinette Tuff of Ronald ...
|Beyond Broken: Another day, another mass shooting at a public meeting (Ross Township, PA)
Three people are now confirmed dead, according to Monroe County Coroner Bob Allen. And at least three are in critical condition following the shooting at tonight's Ross Township municipal meeting. ...
|Gilberton Police Chief and Rabid Gun Enthusiast, Mark Kessler, Shoots Self in Bar Incident (UPDATE)
Meet Police Chief Mark Kessler, who has a YouTube Channel devoted to obscenity laden, homophobic rants punctuated by automatic weapons fire . This includes the most recent video he put up to ...
|Healthcare Fit For A King
I almost dropped my scone when I heard this on the telly: Prince William will return to work after taking the two weeks’ paternity leave to which all British fathers are entitled. You read that ...
|No ‘STAND YOUR GROUND’ Right For 71 Year Old Florida African American Man
Let's review: George Zimmerman shot and killed Treyvon Martin because he was afraid for his life .... no problem. Merissa Alexander fired a waring shot at Rico Gray, here abusive husband with a ...
|President Obama, use NSA to end cocaine trafficking (reprise)
The recent interviews on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" featuring NSA whistleblower, Russell Tice, have not generated any significant media response. The lack of media interest in Tice's ...
|An Angel of Light Wrestling With Monsters (reprise)
She is only nine years old. She is beautiful, brilliant, strong, confident and fearless. She is the woman her mother wants to become, and her mother is a very powerful woman in a world dominated ...
|'Til Death Do Us Part (reprise of an old wound)
Bobby Kennedy didn't die right away. He lingered for more than a day. I was in fourth grade at the time. That sort of thing leaves a scar. I recognized echoes of that scar in Pelosi's voice the ...
|Breaking the grip of Disney's princesses
I noticed today a story about Disney's effort to rein in Merida , the princess who broke the Disney mold. It made me laugh as I recalled the story of a man who reined in all the Disney princesses.
|NC continues to try and hold back the tide
Almost seven years ago, I posted This electric car will make you drool . I knew, even then, the Tesla would change things. As the company has matured along with the technology, Tesla has also ...
|Mything the Point of "The War of Northern Aggression"
Let's be clear. Calling the Civil War, "The War of Northern Aggression" means it was a war of choice started by the North. If Saddam Hussein were still alive, I am sure he'd be calling the Iraq ...
|Hey, webranding ... you got something you want to say, I will gladly publish it for you.
Although I have been quiet of late, I do still drop by regularly. For those who don't know me, I've been here since 2005. Showed up right after Halloween, to be exact. Here's a link to my first ...
|Kissinger's Dirty Laundry Goes on Public Display
As Olivia Wilde's former babysitter once said, "Calling Kissinger a War Criminal is not an epithet, it's a job description." With those immortal words as preamble, I offer The Kissinger Cables , ...
|This response ends the debate on gay Scouts.
I recently spoke to the mother of an Eagle Scout about the current debate in Scouting regarding the official policy of discrimination against gay boys and adult leaders. The woman is active duty. ...
|If women are going into combat, then it's time to ratify the ERA [Important Update]
Most of the women who will be directly affected by the pending decision to put women in combat are too young to remember the ERA. Many of them may not know what ERA stands for. It stands for ...
|In my mind, he is always smiling.
This is how I will always remember Martin and Coretta.
|Susan Eisenhower Eviscerates the NRA
In today's Washington Post, Susan Eisenhower, the granddaughter of President Eisenhower, weighs in on something only a handful of Americans have ever experienced: what it is like growing up in ...
|WTF?! Biden's press conference on school shooting pre-empted by ANOTHER school shooting?!
Is it any wonder the Onion stopped publishing? Who can keep up with this? You may recall, a similar thing happened during LaPierre's press conference. At what point does it become a ...
|When do we stop burying our children and bury these bastards, instead?
It is well-documented that about 60% of the guns retrieved at crime scenes originate with only 1% of licensed gun dealers. Adding insult to injury, most of these bastards are still in business. Why?
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|FOX renews its War On The Onion: Bill O'Reilly declares "Christianity is not a religion"
I wish I was making this up. But I'm not that creative. This is just proof of the old adage that "Truth is stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense; truth is not bound by that ...
|What the hell is THIS?! [Updated]
The Moraga School District in Moraga, California alleged that a 12-year-old girl, who suffered prolonged sexual abuse at the hands of two different middle school teachers in the 1990s, was “...
|A Sign of The End Times? Pat Robertson throws the Young Earthers under the bus.
Forget about Republicans throwing Grover Norquist overboard. Something more profound is shaking the philosophical foundations of the GOP. I'm talking about a tumult of Biblical proportions... ...
|Forget 104 degrees. 4 degrees now a "doomsday scenario"
In the past, I have raised the specter of extreme temperature by focusing on the impact 104 degrees Fahrenheit has on the photosynthetic machinery of common crops like corn and soy bean. (Spoiler ...
|Why I think Nate and Sam have changed the game - forever.
Three months ago, I confidently called dibs on this moment . I knew it would arrive as surely as the equinox, and I wanted to share it with all my Republican friends. People like Noonan and ...
|When girls make boys cry
Little girls can break your heart and make you cry. Sometimes it's because they are too beautiful for words. Sometimes it's because they are hell-bent on ignoring your advice. Sometimes it's ...
|The Odd Couple: Romney & Ryan
Romney is disdainful of people who think they're "entitled" to health care, housing, food, and education. Everyone's entitled to their opinion. But I look at his running mate and I have to ask... ...
|"Sam Bacile" is a cutout. He doesn't exist. So who is he hiding?
Someone is using the name "Sam Bacile" as a way to hide their identity. Why? Because they KNOW they stirred up a shitstorm and now they think they are going to get out of the way. They're wrong. ...
|15% of conservative Ohio voters give credit for OBL raid to....
ROMNEY!!!!! Not the guy who was actually president and CiC at the time. Not even to the previous president through some magical "setting the stage" kind of pretzel logic. They credit Romney!!!!!
|Help educate FOX viewers and ruin Mitt's chances with 1 in 3 VA voters. [Important Update]
During the Democratic National Convention, Gov. Tim Kaine made an important point. NONE of the national guard units in VA are currently deployed. ALL 15,000 men and women are home, thanks to Obama.
|GYWO is Back, Baby!
Returns with Get Your War On: Tampa.... "I just met this chick. Smokin'. A body like Sarah Palin's and an Ayn Rand haircut!"
|Ann Coulter does the impossible. She makes Limbaugh look classy.
Limbaugh attacked Fluke for three days and said outrageous, slanderous things. All that pales in comparison to Ann Coulter's commentary. If a dog was as rabid as she is, they would have it put down.
|David Koch shoots off his mouth and bags FOUR GOP sacred cows.
FOX just told the party of Gods, Guns, and Gays that Tea Party Patron Saint, David Koch, ain't singing from the same hymn sheet. We're not talking a single-issue disagreement you can paper over, ...
|FOX can't stop the fire Ryan started, and now it's burning out of control. [UPDATE x4 w/Action Item]
Late Wednesday night, when the editors were sleeping, Sally Kohn used Ryan's incendiary performance to light a fuse. I've been watching all day as FOX vainly tries to contain the blaze. The story ...
|Brit Hume, still talking in his sleep.
Brit, recently, you were talking in your sleep, so I felt obliged to wake you and remind you what the face of ugly really looked like. Now we have to remind you what the face of beauty looks like, ...
|Ann Coulter blows Hannity's cover AGAIN. This time in writing!
Last time I wrote about the hyperthyroid harpy of hate, I noted she unwittingly blurted out the truth about Sean Hannity during an emotional tirade. Now she's done it in writing. But this time she ...
|Ad Hawk: a brilliant mobile app that unmasks anonymous donors
Ever watched a political ad and wondered who was paying for it? Thanks to our friends at the Sunlight Foundation, David just got another useful addition to his toolkit for taking down Goliath. ...
|Neil Armstrong, the 1201 alarm, and greatness personified.
When I was 10 years old, I got special permission to stay up late on July 20th, 1969. That night, shortly before 11 PM local time, Neil Armstrong was scheduled to step on the lunar surface. ...
|Joe Biden should take these ladies with him when he goes to Florida
Looking at the choir, I wouldn't be surprised if they are ALREADY in Florida. If these women aren't snowbird material, no one is. But the reason to send them into the gathering storm is clear. ...
|A President unloads on the Tea Party.
We interrupt the cavalcade of crazy to bring this message of sanity and pure joy from the President of Ireland. His final flourish is well worth the price of admission, so I won't spoil it for you.
|Just so we're clear ....
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|I'm sorry, did Brit Hume say things are GETTING ugly?
I hear Brit Hume of FOX "news" has said “This is ugly, this is about as ugly as I’ve seen it get." Oh, really? Let me refresh your memory, Brit. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is the same ...
|TOO BIG TO JAIL: Lawsky busts SCB. Banksters laugh all the way to the bank.
When a regulator throws a bank up against the wall, frisks them and pulls 60,000 illegal transactions worth $250 billion out of their pockets, you know someone will scream bloody murder. Threaten ...
|Ann Coulter tears the mask off FOX.
Oh Ann, now look what you've done. Not only have you given away the store, you got Sean to help. True, he did it unwittingly, but what did you expect? We all know he's not as bright as you are. The ...
|Three months from now, on Nov 7th, remember this
The day after the election, when the right wing is screaming and crying and rending their clothes and prophesying the end of democracy, civilization, and freedom, this is my response to all of those ...
|Will Rick Scott sink Romney in Florida? [UPDATE w/ eCard]
You would expect Rick Scott, a Tea Party darling, and governor of Florida, would be a sure bet to get prominent billing at this year's GOP convention when it opens in Tampa Bay. Turns out, he won'...
|Note to Carole Aichele: Ben Franklin loved efficiency, but this is ridiculous.
First, let me apologize to Carole Aichele. I lived in Pennsylvania for many years. I didn't even know they had a Secretary of the Commonwealth. Had anyone bothered to tell me about this, I ...
|Something to consider now that Romney has kicked the hornet's nest...
Casually declaring Jerusalem as Israel's capital is the diplomatic equivalent of letting a bull run free in a china shop. But that pales in comparison to Romney's other gaffe. That one is ...
|Sexual assault victim chooses civil disobedience over silence.
I understand that violating a court order is a problem. But how do victims protect themselves when a court prevents the victim of a crime from publishing the names of her attackers -- even when it ...
|This simple question crushes Team Romney EVERY time I use it.
They say the right question is much more valuable than the right answer. I can tell you from personal experience, that is true. Many of the people "supporting" Romney have taken to social media as ...
|What does Romney think about Bachmann, et al. endangering Americans serving abroad? [UPDATE]
There's a reason John McCain and Ed Rollins are out there denouncing the latest nonsense from Michele Bachmann (R-Batshit Insane). Say what you want about these guys, but one thing is clear. They ...
|Retroactive Memo to Mitt: Whiners ain't winners. [IMPORTANT UPDATE]
UPDATE : It has been brought to my attention that the number of hits on Google for "Barack Obama demands apology from" has DOUBLED since this diary went up. I just checked and see it has ...
|Mitt, meet EDGAR. Hammer, meet nail. [IRONIC UPDATE]
"Excuse me, Mr. Romney, but I believe this is your signature...." Romney can get red in the face defending his honor. He can hold his breath until he turns blue waiting for an apology. But he can'...
|You KNOW this would be totally AWESOME....
Ok, ok. Check it out. Now that Peggy Noonan and Sarah Palin are talking up their sister in arms, Condi, as Mitt's newest BFF... I got to thinking. He could do a whole lot better. I mean -- ...
|BROKEN: Joe Walsh (R-repetitive) ... knows how to stay on message!
This just in: Here is a newly released video of Joe Walsh taking a break from his day job on FOX. One thing I will say for the guy, he knows how to run on a broken record.
|Gettin' Higgy wit it....
Stop me if you've heard this before. A theoretical physicist walks in to a bar.....
|Will FOX pick a fight with George Washington on July 4th?
People calling the Affordable Care Act a betrayal of our Founding Fathers value's will be surprised to learn many of the Founding Fathers would not agree with them. That includes George Washington.
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