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If It Weren't For Progressives, You'd All Be Eating...Manure
Literally, cow manure. Did you know that progressives were the ones who fought for federal meat safety laws? It started with progressive muckrakers writing about the horrid, unsanitary ...
James Hepburn 11/12/2014 499 135 4 -
You Make Me Sick
To all the people who recommended the insipid, Joe the Plumber-esque, Canadian open letter propaganda diary, you should be ashamed. I have never read anything more offensive posted to this site. ...
James Hepburn 11/11/2014 722 283 4 -
I’m terrified of my new TV: Why I’m scared to turn this thing on - and you’d be, too
Michael Price, counsel in the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, has a disturbing article up at Salon.com . Turns out, he bought a new "...
James Hepburn 10/31/2014 455 587 16 -
My Super Secret Method of Tricking the Screeners and Entering US With Ebola Symptoms
James Hepburn 10/03/2014 29 4 - -
Bernie Sanders Should Run As An Independent, Or Not At All
I know there are a lot of people here who think that the #1 priority of our electoral strategy should be to keep Republicans from being elected. And I know why these people think that: because they ...
James Hepburn 09/28/2014 106 8 - -
Busted: Apple and Google Are Lying
US tech giants knew of NSA data collection The senior lawyer for the National Security Agency stated on Wednesday that US technology companies were fully aware of the surveillance agency’s ...
James Hepburn 09/26/2014 21 10 1 -
Obama Just Started a New War In Iraq: Daily Kos Liberals? Crickets
You don't get to have it both ways. Either Obama's latest attack on a foreign, sovereign nation was a declaration of war, or the war in Iraq never really ended. For the last three years, we've been ...
James Hepburn 08/10/2014 216 4 - -
Obama Pushing to Privatize Meat Inspections - Let Producers Inspect Themselves
Via the Guardian The USDA is moving toward final approval of a rule that would replace most government inspectors with untrained company employees, and to allow companies to slaughter chickens at a ...
James Hepburn 07/29/2014 29 31 1 -
Stop Saying Neocons "Got It Wrong" On Iraq
You don't have to be George Lakoff to understand how misframing a statement with imprecise language can be harmful to your argument. Right now there is a diary on the Rec List that claims the ...
James Hepburn 06/18/2014 165 445 8 -
Los Angeles to Host This Week's Oil Spill Disaster - 10,000 Gallons Spilled Into Streets
I'm sorry. But am I the only one who sees a pattern here? Every other week it seems, another energy related disaster. And every other week, our so-called leaders don't do anything about it - except ...
James Hepburn 05/16/2014 10 5 - -
The New York Times Busted Lying Through its Teeth
I got an email from a friend with an image comparing two news reports on the big FCC vote that moves us closer to gutting net neutrality. After reading the Times' quote, it was so shockingly ...
James Hepburn 05/15/2014 301 329 13 -
Daily Kos Vs. the Postal Service Now? jesus
When up is down. I have to admit, I've never read the USPS Operation Manual. But I'm pretty sure there's nothing in it about massacring baby birds. But that's what the title of a recommended ...
James Hepburn 05/08/2014 304 350 2 -
Most Senators Overseeing the Comcast-Time Warner Deal Have Taken Money From Both
Courtesy of Mother Jones , via the Center for Responsive Politics , the chart below demonstrates why the Senate is even considering the approval of the Time Warner Comcast merger. ...
James Hepburn 04/10/2014 10 3 - -
Smoking Gun: Facts Derail Lying Al Sharpton's Informant Tale
LOL. APRIL 9--In a desperate effort to explain away his work as a paid government informant, the Rev. Al Sharpton yesterday claimed that he first ran into the FBI’s arms after his life was ...
James Hepburn 04/09/2014 14 4 1 -
Behold the Great American Lynch Mob
Have you seen the story about the judge who let off a du Pont heir who raped his own 3 year old daughter with probation while saying the defendant "will not fare well" in prison?" It's pretty much ...
James Hepburn 04/03/2014 57 7 - -
All You Need To Know About Ukraine
"I'm so confused!" That's the message I've read from a lot of people discussing the events in Ukraine. But, as it turns out, what's happened in Ukraine is really quite simple. It was a Neoliberal ...
James Hepburn 03/06/2014 27 20 1 -
Media Matters Study Shows Blackout of TPP Coverage
This is all you need to know about the state of TV news. There are those who refuse to believe that 1% media has an agenda that serves the 1%. This is another example of why these people should be ...
James Hepburn 02/12/2014 25 59 3 -
Sigh. Pew Poll Claiming "Majority Views NSA Phone Tracking as Acceptable" is a Lie
For the record, part of me actually wanted this latest Pew poll, which claims that 56% of Americans "say the National Security Agency’s (NSA) program tracking the telephone records of millions of ...
James Hepburn 06/11/2013 48 34 - -
New Leak: Secret NSA Program Has Direct Access to Our Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Apple Accounts
I don't know what's going on at the Guardian. But someone is on a mission it seems to expose the darkest secrets of the Corporate Surveillance State and they're using the Guardian to do it. ...
James Hepburn 06/06/2013 185 168 4 -
Reborn? More Like Invasion of the Country Snatchers
Am I the only one who saw the America "being reborn" diary and it immediately conjured up images from some scifi dystopian movie you probably only saw the trailer for? Like, "It Lives II - The ...
James Hepburn 05/26/2013 271 278 12 -
Bogus Reinhart Rogoff Study: Authors Have Ties to Pete Peterson
I saw this in a comment (hat tip to TheMomCat) and thought it deserved a diary. Turns out, the two economists busted for producing a phony report on debt and economic growth both had strong ties to ...
James Hepburn 04/24/2013 91 256 5 -
Here we go again
I give up. I really can't express the feelings of sadness and despair I have right now. Not only is this a tragedy for those directly impacted by this insanity, as a parent, I think of the kids who ...
James Hepburn 04/15/2013 16 5 - -
Paul Krugman Did Not Win a Nobel Prize in Economics
I don't want to take away anything from Paul Krugman, who has been a good ally in the anti-austerity cause. But the truth is, he never won a Nobel Prize in economics. In fact, there is no such thing ...
James Hepburn 04/14/2013 146 51 2 -
Big Tobacco Had Nothing to Do With Tea Party Formation
There's a newly published study that's making a big splash right now. It implies that the Tea Party movement was founded, in part, by big tobacco. A story up on Huffington Post right now, "Study ...
James Hepburn 02/25/2013 8 16 1 -
Imagine the Monsters Are Real
When I was a boy, I had to sleep with the light on. My sister had told me there were monsters that lived in the darkness under my bed, and that they come up and get you when you fall asleep. Of ...
James Hepburn 02/12/2013 5 8 1 -
Don't Let Them Pull Out Your Teeth
UPDATE: You have my full permission to reprint, distribute, or in any way copy and reuse this post in its entirety. In fact, I strongly encourage you to do so. I've been putting off sharing this ...
James Hepburn 01/31/2013 450 975 434 -
More Than Half of US Counties Disaster Areas
ST. LOUIS ( AP ) — Nearly 220 counties in a dozen drought-stricken states were added Wednesday to the U.S. government's list of natural disaster areas as the nation's agriculture chief unveiled ...
James Hepburn 08/08/2012 9 15 - 110
Limbaugh: NASA Didn't Build That
The glorious success of the Mars Space Lab mission, with its unsurpassed achievement in engineering, creativity, and efficiency at coordinating thousands of people and hundreds of teams, has created ...
James Hepburn 08/06/2012 15 30 3 324
The United States of Emergency
Have you ever wondered what would happen if all those 45,000 people ...
James Hepburn 12/22/2011 24 76 3 434
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