March 12, 2012
Let`s get our outrage on:
Doonesbury’s free speech has been violated!!
Gerrymandering is killing democracy!!!
Austerity is a scam!!
Prof. Derrick Bell will kill us all!!
Ah, that feel’s better. Feel free to contribute your own outrage.
March 7, 2012
August 5, 2011
When it comes to getting relations better with a country, no one can make it happen like Neil Bush.
Former US President George W. Bush’s brother Neil has been scouting for business opportunities in Madagascar even as the island nation remains largely ostracised by the international community.
Mr Bush also Monday met with acting President Andriy Rajoelina at the state palace in the capital Antananarivo.
“I am interested in the development of the private sector in Africa. I came for the first time into Madagascar to look for investment opportunities,” Mr Bush told journalists at the end of his meeting with the President.
President Barack Obama’s administration has not been keen on relations with the High Transitional Authority (HAT) which is considered illegitimate by the wider international community.
The Obama government stopped aid to Madagascar after the island’s 2009 coup that precipitated the frosty bilateral relationship.
Oh, yeah. This should work out well for the people of Madagascar. Everything the Bush’s touch turns to gold, after all.
March 1, 2011
“Anonymous is not the name of an organization. In fact, “organization” is the least appropriate word to describe the phenomenon that is Anonymous. It might be better to call Anonymous a movement, or a trend, or even a philosophy. However, the best ways to describe Anonymous is as a group action, a spontaneous and unified activity performed by like-minded people with no specific starting point. Fans of anime might call Anonymous a “stand-alone complex.” — Will Greenwald, PC Magazine.
Following its involvement with Wikileaks and its complete devastation of HBGary Federal (It’s Web site is still down and CEO Aaron Barr resigned yesterday), the anonymity of the movement known as Anonymous has taken a hit. Anonymous is quickly becoming anarchy for the masses. And the masses are just getting started.
October 25, 2010
Lori Klausutis was a 28-year old woman. A wife & daughter. She ran marathons. She loved & was loved. She died July 20, 2001.
To many liberals, however, she is known only as “Dead Intern.” For liberals wanting to sting MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, the “Dead Intern” line gives them a free shot at “Morning Joe.” Regardless of the fact they are dehumanizing a woman who died far too young. And regardless of the fact that the only connections Scarborough has to her death are nebulous ones created by conspiracy theorists.
Her name was Lori Klausutis. If you want to research her death, and try to “solve the case,” fine. But calling her “Dead Intern” to try and score political points against Joe Scarborough defiles her memory, and your own humanity.
September 13, 2010
Ok, really, have we not yet reached the point where enough is enough with the eating contests? Seriously, I just don’t care if some 120-pound Japanese guy can eat 546 hot dogs in 10 minutes, or if Joey Chestnut can choke down 33 burritos:
Competitive eater Joey Chestnut, AKA Jaws, has downed 47 burritos in 10 minutes at the New Mexico state fair in Albuquerque, beating the previous record of 33. Chestnut, of San Jose, California, won $1,500 for the feat on Saturday.
Known for his hotdog eating, Chestnut also won the annual July Fourth hotdog-eating contest on Coney Island, New York, for the fourth year in a row this summer.
The Garcia’s World Burrito Eating Championship was supported by the International Federation of Competitive Eating, which oversees all international professional eating contests.
Here’s the Major League Eating Web site: Give them a call, and tell them about world hunger and the U.S. economy. At very least, let them know that eating contests are just too gauche to exist any longer. Joey Chestnut and that Japanese guy must have some secondary skills to fall back on.
September 2, 2010
US Army Private First Class (PFC) Nasser Abdo is seeking a conscientious objector discharge from the military based on his religious beliefs as a Muslim.
While his case is polemic and has already drawn criticism and death threats, it does bring to mind another conscientious objector whose words still reverberate today, just as they did more than four decades ago:
“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go ten thousand miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights?” — Muhammad Ali.
August 9, 2010
Erik Akkersdijk once solved a Rubik’s Cube in 7.08 seconds. Today, that record doesn’t mean jack, thanks to God’s number.
A Congress Divided: The House of Representatives wonder what their Senate counterparts are waiting on.
Trial for Youngest Gitmo Detainee: And it seems like yesterday he just started talking.
Wealth Give Away: Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are getting other billionaires to donate big chunks of their estates to charity. This creates a special new job, by the way – killing billionaires. You know, for charity.
Quality on Twitter: On Twitter, it’s not how many follow you, but how awesome your followers are, or something.
Fast Company: Digg, WikiLeaks, and Censorship, American Style.
Quick Movie Review
Sex and the City 2: By the end, I hated sex and the city. I hated the characters and their clothes. I hated marriage and children. And I was pro-Sharia Law. Rating: D- (On the plus side, the boom never fell into the screen).
Mia Farrow: Now Mia Farrow says Naomi Campbell is telling a lie of the witness stand. The Liberia case at The Hague may become the first major trial of a warlord covered by Perez Hilton.
Patricia Neal: The Oscar-winning actress dies at age 84.
Stephen Hawking: Ok, we get it, humanity is doomed.
Alternet: Seems someone on the Right discovered Digg.
Emptywheel: Obama does little to defend progressive nominees.
Mother Jones: A conservative that wasn’t conservative enough talks Tea Party.
Frank Rich: And in rides George W. Bush to the Democrats rescue.
HolyTaco: You too can write a Black Eyed Peas song.
Cube20.org: The God Number has been found. Rubik’s Cube has been solved. Nothing much to do now but wait around to die.
It’s Monday, but at least you aren’t her:
July 20, 2010
When Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon in 1969, I did not care. I was two, mind you. But 41 years ago, it was a really, really big deal. Bigger than iPad or Lady Gaga even, if you can imagine that.
July 20, 2010
Life: Sometimes you’re the penguin, sometimes you’re the whale.
Unemployment Extensions: After Obama put on the pressure, it looks like Unemployment insurance will be extended for the next three months – right up until a couple of weeks before the election.
Energetic China: The U.S. drops to No. 2 behind China in the all-important “consumption of energy” category.
BP’s Oil Geyser: Ok, I really have no idea what’s going on, but they’re talking about mud again.
Tea Party Trouble: The party’s over, the Tea Partiers are fighting amongst themselves. Maybe now they’ll realize how ridiculous their arguments sound.
Video Killed the Internet Star: More people are watching videos on the Internet. To celebrate, here’s a video of Maru the cat.
Jesus’ General: Alan Downing – he gets the gay out.
GolfBlogger: Did Tiger Woods adulterate his career away?
Ezra Klein: The Wonkbook will get you up to speed on health care in Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren & more.
Liberaland: Videotape a cop, go to jail. To celebrate, here’s a video of cops.
Koran Verse of the Day
“Do not say that those slain in the cause of God are dead. They are alive, but you are not aware of them” (2:154).
Tweet of the Day
“Dear peaceful Catholics – please stop building churches near elementary schools. Don’t make me explain why.”
July 7, 2010
Levi Johnston learned where the real money is and has started to play nice with Sarah Palin.
Just Like in the U.S.: British politicians have a deficit, so where do they look? The health system, of course.
The U.S. to Sue Arizona: The Department of Justice has decided to file a lawsuit against Arizona for its new immigration law. The reasoning? It’s unconstitutional and immoral. Or words to that effect.
Holland Rises: While Uruguay boasted heart and self-confidence, Holland had the goods, as they showed to much talent and creativity in toppling Uruguay 3-2 to reach the World Cup Final.
Germany vs. Spain: Spain was supposed to be here, Germany wasn’t. But later today, one of them will earn their spot to play Holland in the World Cup Final. Spain has the skills, but Germany has the team – Prediction: German in penalty shootout.
Jesus’ General: If you’ve played in the NFL, then you have every right to pursue extremely crazy theories to prove that everyone else is wrong.
Balloon Juice: Hawaii had the votes necessary to pass a Civil Unions bill, but Mayor Linda Lingle vetoed it. And despite having the votes to override her veto, the Hawaiian congress just decided to say the hell with it.
CNN: Gambling scandal rocks sumo world.
Fox News: Thousands of Abandoned Wells in Gulf Could Be Leaking
CBS News: 27,000 Abandoned Gulf Oil Wells May Be Leaking
Google Maps: We’ve found Wayne & Garth.
Stephen Colbert: New meme everyone – Beer Cat!
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July 2, 2010
A New study says 85% of you are going to die before you want. Enjoy your youth.
A sturdy attention span is not something our national media can claim. Which is why a story like the British Petroleum oil disaster is not for the, Look for more and more oil from the Gulf of Mexico and less and less media coverage. See more in my story at Alan Colmes’ Liberaland.
Climategate? No such thing.
A Compliant Media: How to avoid having people call waterboarding torture? Make sure the media never calls it that.
Taliban Bombing: Experts say it had nothing to do with the recent Rolling Stone story, just that they’re always at war.
Pele vs. Maradona: It’s not a World Cup unless Diego Maradona picks a fight with Pele.
The Huffington Post: Bob Cesca says the Republicans are sabotaging the U.S. economy.
Donklephant: The importance of people and parties.
Wolfrum’s Word II
I wonder where all the pro-torture gang was when the Russian spies were busted. Sure, they admitted everything, but you don’t know everything until you electrode someone’s genitalia.
Quote of the Day
“They’re holding the American economy hostage in the most obvious political ratfuck since the Nixon years, only this time, the stakes are deadly serious. Your job. Your money. The future of the economy. They’re sabotaging all of it.”
– Bob Cesca
June 15, 2010
The most interesting thing to me about the much-over-hyped Tea Party movement is how easily it was for the organizers to get normal Americans to fight against their own self-interest. The overall level of ignorance at Tea Party meet-ups has been staggering. And what shows that these are die-hard ignoramuses is their reaction to the British Petroleum oil disaster. Pretty much everyone on the right, and especially on the far right, have refused to see that a corporation the size of BP doesn’t have to care about things like Freedom of the Press, liberties or anything else that’s not directly related to profit.
Basically, the dream of the Tea Party aficionados is to have a very small government, which would allow corporations like BP to rule us all. And that’s just ignorant.
Barack to Talk: President Barack Obama will be speaking to the public today from the Oval Office. Will he use the oil spill to kick off his push for energy legislation? Of course. But at least he’s not using an attack on the U.S. to start a war with a nation that had nothing to do with it.
Please Hold: Have you called BP to complain about their destruction of the Gulf of Mexico? You may as well be talking to yourself.
Death in Kyrgyzstan: All hell has broken loose in Kyrgyzstan, with nearly 200 killed thus far in rioting.
Death to Jesus: So a big statue of Jesus was struck by lightning? He must have pissed off Dad.
A Thin Sheen: Just because Charlie Sheen is a sexist, conspiracist douchebag is no reason to not let him run his cars into ditches whenever he gets the urge.
Science Channel Goes Creationist: Hey, when Morgan Freeman is involved, how could the Science Channel refuse airing non-scientific creationist clap-trap?
Brazil Takes The Field: It can’t be considered a World Cup until Brazil gets involved, and they’ll take the field today against North Korea. Barring a 30-goal effort from North Korea Leader Kim Jong-Il, look for Brazil to take three points in style.
Japan Wins: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – when it comes to International soccer, Asia is the new Africa.
Stay Out of Strip Clubs: Two of the bigger sports figures that I’ve interviewed in the past have had a bad week. First, UCLA coaching legend John Wooden died at age 99. Now, Titans QB Vince Young has some explaining to do about his recent adventure at a strip club. If Bo Jackson or Archie Griffin have any trouble, let me know.
AmericaBlog: The good thing about Margaret Thatcher being in poor mental and physical health? It makes it easier for Sarah Palin to stalk her.
Greg Mitchell: At The Nation, Mitchell gives you a cheat sheet and more links to start your Tuesday.
FreakOut Nation: The South shall rise again! Gather your armies!
LitBrit: Did you know BP had another oil spill going in Alaska?
Tweet of the Day
“Fact: That little swingy thing in the back of your throat was originally called a Vuvuzela.”
June 15, 2010
We Americans are an independent people with a do-it-yourself attitude. And no one proves that more than Gary Brooks Faulkner. The 50-ish American – armed with a pistol, 40-inch sword, night-vision goggles and book of Christian verses – went to Pakistan on a one-man mission to behead Osama bin Laden.
“God is with me, and I am confident I will be successful in killing him,” Faulkner said.
And it would have all worked out perfectly if not for those meddling Pakistani police. From the Guardian:
An American carrying a sword and pistol who told police he was on a mission to kill Osama bin Laden has been arrested in a remote mountain forest in northern Pakistan.
Police said they detained Gary Brooks Faulkner, a construction worker from California, as he attempted to cross the border with Afghanistan in Chitral district.
“He told the investigating officer he was going to Afghanistan to get Osama. At first we thought he was mentally deranged,” said Muhammad Jaffar Khan, the Chitral police chief.
But when police realised he was carrying a loaded pistol, a 40in sword and night-vision goggles, Khan said, “we realised he was serious”.
Note to Pakistani police: Trust your first instinct. More …
He went missing on Sunday night and slipped away from his guard and headed towards an exclusion area around the Afghan border, which is unmarked and largely unmanned.
“We had to stop him for his own safety. Foreigners are not allowed to visit that area,” said Khan, the police chief.
He initially resisted arrest, threatening to fire on police, and later told interrogators he was going to Nuristan “to decapitate Osama bin Laden”, Dawn newspaper reported.
So sadly, bin Laden walks about the hills with noggin firmly in place. But don’t blame Gary Brooks Faulkner. He tried. Now we just need a few more “mentally deranged” Christian Warriors to go finish the job.
June 9, 2010
(Soldiers rescue survivors during D-Day, 66 years ago today. Click here for more photos.)
More UN Sanctions for Iran: The UN is prepared to deal out more paper-cut-like sanctions to Iran. They never really accomplished anything before, but this one might be the one that works.
Supreme Court Changes Arizona’s Elections: If there’s one thing you can say about today’s Supreme Court, it’s that they will do just about whatever it takes to ensure that corporations and the wealthy receive their fair shake. Case in point – making a ruling that seriously affects Arizona’s upcoming elections.
Whitman buys Calif. GOP: So for Governor of California, it will be Meg Whitman vs. Jerry “Hey, I’m Back! Again! Seriously” Brown. Whitman has thus far spent $71 million on the race. That $300k (or whatever) Governor’s salary must really come with some good benefits.
Lakers take 2-1 NBA Finals lead: First off, Game 3 of the 2010 NBA Finals belonged to Derek Fisher. The limited-but-loved little guy took over the game, putting a dagger in the Celtics’ heart in the Lakers’ 91-84 win in Boston. While the Lakers were in charge, throughout, it’s hard to imagine Ray Allen going 0-for-infinity again. More turns await.
Strasburg, eh?: Ok, I admit that I didn’t know much if anything about Stephen Strasburg until recently. That said, it seems the kid can pitch that rawhide.
Crooks & Liars: It’s still far too hot.
White Collar Fraud: Sam Antar tells you how a kind word is a fraudster’s best weapon.
Rod Blagojevich and his brother Robert will one day have a reality show. It may even be shot in prison.
If you think you’ve seen a lot of Twitter “Fail Whales” lately, you haven’t seen anything. Once the World Cup gets going, it’s quite possible Twitter will literally collapse into a black hole from the amount of traffic it receives.
Tweet of the Day
Breaking: @AndrewBreitbart & James O’Keefe discover Census workers get “Two-ply” toilet paper. Untold Taxpayer money wiped out.