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|Hilarious editorial by Star-Ledger mocks GOP: 'What bridge scandal? Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi'!!!
Oh man this is rich. The actual, official title of the editorial by the Newark Star-Ledger (aka NJ.com) is: What Chris Christie bridge scandal? Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi and they dive right ...
|The Chris Christie train wreck story about a train wreck
So, you think Bridgegate is a train wreck? Well there is actually another Chris Christie train wreck story, and it's literally about a train wreck. In fact, it was several wrecked trains (to the ...
|Marine General who opened Guantánamo says: "Close it!"
Amazing. Maj. Gen. Michael Lehnert, USMC (Ret.), the man tasked to open the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, says in today's Detroit Free Press it is time to close Guantánamo. Please ...
|Fatal commuter train derailment in NYC - 4 dead
We have a fatal train wreck here in NYC this morning. There are presently 4 dead and 11 critically injured. AT 7:20 AM a Metro North train originating in Poughkeepsie came into the Spuyten Duyvil ...
|Super Typhoon about to flatten Phillippines
I was only made aware of this because I happen to work with a Filipino at the moment, but Super Typhoon Haiyan (or Yolanda in the Philippines) is now closing in on the Philippines with sustained ...
|55 dogs rescued from a single PA owner
I couldn't/refused to believe this story when I first heard it on Sunday morning, but here it is: WAYMART– Hours after 55 dogs were removed from a house on Belmont Turnpike, a number of the ...
|memo from the Kosnoscenti : Obama=Bush, Kerry=Powell
Dear Kosnoscenti (aka: The 'kosKoolKidz'), Got your memo: Obama=Bush , Kerry=Powell Thanks for clearing it all up for me, and really, I mean that. It's oh so tough going through life as one of ...
|It's better to have an unwanted pregnancy at age 12 than 15 !?!
Really Obama? Really?!!! Brilliant... The Obama administration moved Wednesday to keep girls under 15 from having over-the-counter access to morning-after pills, as the Justice Department filed ...
|Thatcher according to British Pop
Sometimes, there is nothing so lucid as the prism of popular music through which to view our contemporary history and historical figures. And there is little better popular music than what Britain ...
Let's settle this once (or twice) and for all.
|Planet Earth is blue, is there nothing we can do? New David Bowie song asks "Where Are We Now?"||NYFM||01/08/2013||9||13||-||-|
|Thunderbirds are not "go" - Gerry Anderson has left us
at age 83: Gerry Anderson , a British filmmaker who transformed old-fashioned puppets into futuristic action heroes in the 1960s in the hugely popular children’s show “Thunderbirds,” and ...
|Melt the guns, now.
Many of us here are familiar with the 80's UK band XTC and their simple yet highly emotional plea of a song: "Melt the Guns" . I've heard the song hundreds of times, beginning right when it first ...
|Hillary must remain SOS for Kerry in 2014. Rice is out.
OK. Sorry but: The conflict of interest represented by Susan Rice's $300-600k holdings in Trans-Canada tar-sands XL Pipeline interests make her absolutely toxic to this Democrat as a candidate for ...
|Ouch! GOP eviscerated by... Thomas L. Friedman!
You know it's bad for the GOP when you open up your NYTimes and read this: In October 2010, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, famously told The National Journal, “The single most ...
|PA DEP knows frackers are poisoning you but won't tell you!
This is what happens when the Bush/Cheney/Romney/Halliburton version of government is in charge: Pennsylvania Report Left Out Data on Poisons in Water Near Gas Site By JON HURDLE NYTimes Published:
|Scott Brown campaigns in Boston with America's biggest Yankees fan
You know it's all over for Scott Brown when he takes to the streets of Boston with America's most famous NY Yankees fan: Rudy Giuliani With the election just days away, US Senator Scott Brown ...
|NYC Marathon (and its privileged 1%) about to be run out of town
UPDATE: OK it's been cancelled . However, I stand by my characterization that this was the 99% (first responders, storm victims et al...) winning a battle against the 1% (Bloomberg and the ...
|Storm surge and low pressure and why it is so dangerous
I see little mention of this phenomenon in many of the diaries here, (although I know it is common knowledge amongst our expert diarists, including FishOutofWater who has posted an excellent diary ) ...
|"The ‘Moderate Mitt’ Myth" NYTimes nails its editorial today
As usual the NYTimes has absolutely nailed a very inconvenient (for Republicans that is) political truth in this morning's editorial: The ‘Moderate Mitt’ Myth ...The best way to judge candidates ...
|Deregulation behind recent (and ongoing) fatal meningitis outbreak
Scant Oversight of Drug Maker in Fatal Meningitis Outbreak (NYTimes) ...some doctors and clinics have turned away from major drug manufacturers and have taken their business to so-called ...
|I did good
a lot of good. I testified in court this week and helped a priest sex abuse victim win a major settlement against the church. He was awarded half a million dollars .
|Senatorial hilarity! Scott Brown (R-Mass) caught lying (yet again)
It's getting dizzying keeping up with Scott Brown's version of reality, and to add to today's hilarity, this Boston Globe article is quite hilariously written: First, it was kings and queens. Now, ...
|An architect dies. His greatest building lives... for now.
An architect has died.
|Governor C̶u̶o̶m̶o̶ Snowmo OKs fracking "Sacrifice Zone" AKA: the "Seam"
Yesterday, New York State the Capitol's good evil Governor Cuomo Snowmo, who would like to someday be President of the US Panem, has approved coal mining hydraulic fracturing in a portion of the ...
|Why we need Bob Kerrey (or any Democrat) to win NE Senate Seat||NYFM||06/13/2012||18||21||-||118|
|8 x Five Years : Ziggy Stardust, one of the greatest albums ever, now 40
It's full name is, of course: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and it was released 40 years ago today - June 6, 1972. From wiki: In 1987,
|Liz Warren fights back with relentless honesty! Liz is going to win!
Oh man this is great!!! From a press conference in downtown Springfield this morning after she stepped off the train (smart eco-conscious liberal taking the train) on her way to today's state ...
|Mayor Bloomberg to ban Republicans from NYC
Yes you read that right. On the heels of his controversial proposal to Ban the Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks from all NYC restaurants, cinemas, and street vendors, hizzoner was all too quick ...
|Bad news for Scott Brown- Mass. voters actually have brains!!!
Poor Scott Brown. He thought that Elizabeth Warren was some kind of manipulative, dishonest, hateful racist who "gamed" the system and only got onto Harvard's faculty as a poor beleaguered minority.
|Ex-Bully Romney in Damage Control APOLOGIZES for "PRANKS"
"Back in high school , I did some dumb things and if anybody was hurt by that or offended, obviously I apologize for that,” Mr. Romney told Brian Kilmeade, a radio host. Mr. Romney added, “I ...
|BREAKING: Bomber in Plot on U.S. Airliner Is Said to Be a Double Agent
From the NYTimes: WASHINGTON — The would-be suicide bomber dispatched by the Yemen branch of Al Qaeda last month to blow up a United States-bound airliner was actually an intelligence agent for ...
|Scott Brown, siding with the 1% while royally screwing the 99% (students with loans)
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked consideration of a Democratic bill to prevent the doubling of some student loan interest rates, leaving the legislation in limbo less than two ...
|NPR's disturbing interview with Daniel Chong on his four days in DEA hell
NPR's All Things Considered aired on Thursday's program an interview with Daniel Chong on his four days in the windowless DEA hell cell. Audie Cornish was the interviewer. While it was heartening ...
|Things that make you want to...
Zimmerman stalking and shooting the unarmed Trayvon Martin is one. Daniel Chong , locked and forgotten in a DEA cell for four days is now another. And now we have:
|Obama "unseemly"!? er... no. "Mission Accomplished" flight stunt by Bush? YES!
I cannot believe. what I just read. in Saturday's NYTimes, regarding the interview which President Obama gave to Brian Williams of NBC News in (gasp! ...
|Did Zimmerman lie in court today? We know he's lied before (about who was screaming for help)
Today in his bail hearing: “I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son ,” Mr. Zimmerman, 28, said in a soft voice from the stand, dressed in a dark suit, with his hands locked in cuffs,
|Mike Wallace has died
He was 93. Mike Wallace, CBS Pioneer of ‘60 Minutes,’ Dies at 93 , Mike Wallace, the CBS reporter who became one of the nation’s best-known broadcast journalists as an interrogator of the ...
|Those silly French. If only they tapped all their citizens' phones like US
they would have been able to stop Mohammed Merah earlier, and prevent the deaths of seven innocent French men women and children. I'm not kidding. This is what I just read in the NYTimes this ...
|Fate of the Gulf Stream? In the end, not terribly important
Yes that's right, what the Gulf Stream is doing now, or will be doing in the future, has, (and will have) little bearing on how cold or warm Britain and western Europe is or will be, or any number ...
|Biggest hole in Zimmerman's account
is believing that he turned his back on Trayvon Martin for one solitary second. I mean c'mon, by all accounts the guy is a complete paranoid. And if you are a neighborhood watch, your job is to... ...
|Name of Soldier Identified as Suspect in Afghan Massacre
His name is Robert Bales. There is a photo of him in the ABC story linked here. The U.S. soldier accused of going on a rampage and killing 16 Afghan civilians as they slept in their houses has been ...
|Romney would have lost Ohio without the highest income voters
Wow. I was glancing over the exit poll demographics and found this from the NYTime's report . What it shows is that the highest income groups were over represented in the Ohio primary: Income of $...
|Best music videos of all time
OK, just my completely biased, but not without good argument for each, the top 10 music videos of all time IMHO:
|But this IS Operation Hilarity!!!||NYFM||02/15/2012||4||10||-||131|
|NYPD shoot and kill unarmed 18 y.o. in his own home
In a shocking, and apparent 4th amendment rights violation, NYC undercover police officers followed an 18 year old boy to his home, forcibly entered it, and shot and killed him in front of his 6 ...
|Mitt's debate win as fake as his audience support (think: Miami Dade rent-a-riot)
I watched the debate highlights. Yes Mitt got the better of Newt. And, Yes Mitt got the lion's share of applause. But the real reason Mitt had all that applause was because the audience was ...
|Historic Night: Lowest percentage for Iowa winner... ever!
Wow. One thing we know for sure about tonight's Iowa Caucus result is that the "winner" will have gotten the lowest ever percentage of the vote in Caucus history- and that goes for both the ...
|Fracking pollutes water supply- EPA investigates- Gas deal falls thru
This is a big, developing story, which will all but kill forevermore the gas industry's dishonest claim that "hydro-fracking has never polluted a single water supply."
|Stop with the bad Photoshop "art" ... PUHLEASE!!!!
Guys, girls...I know this officer Pike thing with him pepper-spraying everyone and everything in sight is kind of funny and only helps to indict his heinous act, but when I see stuff like this ....
|HUGE Fracking victory! - Delaware River vote postponed!!!
Amazingly good news for anti-frackers in the Delaware River Basin- the DRBC has postponed its vote on regulations which would have allowed fracking to commence in the River Basin. ...
|Why Canada (and Obama) gets XL Pipeline wrong
It's not the route for this pipeline that's wrong- it's the whole g'damned concept of OIL SANDS! I mean there is just way too much that is wrong, WRONG, WRONG , ...
|Look out! Space Junk arriving tonight: UARS may land in Canada, Africa, or Australia
WASHINGTON - The biggest piece of U.S. space junk to fall in 30 years is taking aim at a vast span of territory that includes Canada, Australia and Africa as well as plenty of open ocean,
|"Never worked in the private sector" and other lies about Obama in debate
One disturbing aspect of last night's debate was the false memes which were built around Obama. Mittens was proclaimed the winner by most talking heads- judged as 'seeming more presidential' and "...
|Fiscally responsible Prosser should forgo $$$ WI recount
So here's where we are, now that all the votes are in: JoAnne Kloppenburg is ahead by a fairly comfortable margin of just over 200 votes, and should be officially declared the winner next week. ...
|NYTimes' Leonhardt: Bush tax cuts demonstrably bad for economy
In this morning's Economix Blog , the NYTimes' David Leonhardt asks the rhetorical question: '...
|Teabagger gift to McAdams: "Operation Alaska Chaos"
In a movement one pro-Sarah Palin website is calling “Operation Alaska Chaos” , at least 100 people filed paperwork ...
|The terrorists are the ones poisoning private water wells
I have some bad news for the cowards in the Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security who consider plain old law abiding Americans who just want to guarantee that their drinking water is safe and ...
|Gas well blowout in Pennsylvania - frack water spilled
As I was writing this, this was being reported: Out-of-control well spews gas and water in ...
|Hey Dick Cheney- YOU blew it in Afghanistan- and YOUR Army says so!
NYTimes now reports that they have obtained a copy of the US Army’s "official history of the conflict" in Afghanistan. Here are some key exceprts from the article now up on ...
|Congratulations America on your Nobel Peace Prize
I was quite surprised at the news of Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this morning, as were many others. My initial reaction was that he really had not done much to earn it, other than ...
|Surprise! Democrats united- back up Pelosi!
Well it looks like the Republican's worst nightmare is being answered, because instead of backing down to their threats and issuing apologies, all congressional Democrats, along with perhaps even ...
|Caroline Kennedy smeared in Senate bid- but by who?
The premise of this NYTimes article on the derailment of Kennedy's bid to succeed Hillary, is that the governor'...
|"$500,000 is not a lot of money"
Half a million dollars. That is the current salary cap being proposed by the Obama Administration for executives of any bailout recipient companies. And while the class warfare heads more and more ...
|BREAKING: Paterson picks Gillibrand for US Senate
Nothing on here yet and this was posted on the NYTimes website at 3:17 AM EST: Gov. David A. Paterson has selected Representative Kirsten Gillibrand, a 42-year-old congresswoman from ...
|NYTimes: States’ Actions to Block Voters Appear Illegal
Think Obama has this in the bag? I implore you to think again. The NYTimes has done its patriotic duty today with this front page article which informs the populace that- yes, Virginia (and ...
|In other news: US Special Prosecutor Named in Attorney Firings - (Lookout Rove!)
I realize we're all a little distracted by the calamity on Wall Street and Main Street but- What can I say about this story (...
|Palin Couric media reviews are in, and are DEVASTATINGLY BAD Updated: Kossack reaction
I hadn't been paying too much attention to the now infamous Palin Couric interview yesterday. Kos had many good front page posts already here. But late last night as I went to bed, my wife asked ...
|The great "crash" of '08 WILL be blamed on Bush
A very interesting back story is developing not too far away from the slew of financial carnage now making headlines around the world, and it quite clearly is pointing the proximate cause for our ...
|Everglades sugar deal- maybe NOT so Sweet
Last week's 1.75 billion dollar (perhaps now ...
|NYTimes "Republicans Crossing Over to Vote in Democratic Contests"
There's a good story in today's Times, which has dug up some very good news for Democrats in Indiana: ... this year Mrs. Morgan exemplifies a different breed: the Republican ...
|Troops in Iraq: "We don’t see any progress being made"
Forget about Petraeus, forget about Crocker, forget about anyone else who wants to characterize the surge as a success. These are the words from the boots on the ground in Iraq: &...
|3 of 4 Americans: 'We are in recession', and: Bush is Mr. 26% (Zogby)
Well the new new Zogby poll confirms what most every reality based American knows- we are in a recession. It also crowns Bush as Mr. 26%
|NYTimes editorial on 60 minutes Siegelman 'blackout' in 'bama
There were quite a few diaries on this story Sunday ...
|Defense Sec'y Gates finally admits on Iraq: Kerry was right
Well, not in those words, but the NYTimes article in today's paper quotes Gates, in reference to a lack of support from our ...
|I could do without Frank Rich's unwitting sexism, thank you very much
Edited to ad: I have no problem with what Rich is saying. I like Obama and agree with much of Rich's arguement. It's 'the word' I object to. Let me say this up front. I know very well that Rich'...
|BooMan and I agree: Iowans should vote for Dodd
When you split close to 90% of the vote between 3 candidates there certainly isn't much left to go to the remaining 5 guys, but I agree strongly with BooMan23 that Chris Dodd should get, and in fact ...
|Bush's Passport Crisis (or yet another 'heckuva job')
I am not sure if any of you have personally suffered from this yet, (or know someone who has) but new travel restrictions requiring passports for ALL travel in and out of the United States, (...
|'MPEACHW' SD License Plate ordered back- Whither Free Speech?
or, free speech withers .... State looks to pull anti-...
|'Partial rights for women'
'Partial rights for women' There you go. It's a good frame. It tells the truth. And not only does it match each and every syllable of their partial truth slogan, it also ends in the letter 'n'.
|Thank you John Kerry (in pictures)
Thank you John Kerry. As you bow out of the 2008 race, I just wanted to send a thank you for all you have done in your long and distinguished career serving this great nation. But specifically, ...
|Persistence pays: Colbert now 'most e-mailed' NYTimes story||NYFM||05/04/2006||22||30||-||14|
|Savings rate at lowest level since 1933. Anybody worried?||NYFM||02/01/2006||5||3||-||11|
|West Virginia WAKE UP! Is Byrd looking out for you?||NYFM||01/27/2006||23||7||1||9|
|Updated NEW Murtha poll on Iraq (on his House website)||NYFM||11/22/2005||51||52||1||30|
|Astonishing NYTimes front pg: FAA alerted in '98 on Qaeda||NYFM||09/14/2005||114||150||5||68|
|The increasing concentration of personal wealth||NYFM||08/05/2005||5||3||-||-|
|The war reached our shores WELL BEFORE September 11th, 2001||NYFM||06/29/2005||7||3||-||2|
|Bush comment on USSC Eminent Domain decision:||NYFM||06/24/2005||18||4||-||-|
|McCain, Kerry... Straight Talk?||NYFM||05/26/2005||28||4||-||-|
|The real story about "Koran Abuse" is that it is believable||NYFM||05/16/2005||6||8||-||11|
|Stark County as predictor of national Dem %||NYFM||12/07/2004||7||1||-||-|
|MA, RI, and Delaware- a tale of 3 Bush votes||NYFM||12/06/2004||36||1||-||8|
|Kerry outperformed Gore in Philly suburbs||NYFM||11/30/2004||5||2||1||42|
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