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Limbaugh Caller Thinks National Debt is Because We're Immoral

Thursday, November 29, 2012

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President Obama on Extending Tax Cuts for the Middle Class

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Michelle Obama Previews the 2012 White House Holiday Decorations

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Jon Stewart exposes blatant hypocrisy of McCain and Graham





Jon Stewart exposes blatant hypocrisy of McCain and Graham (via Raw Story )

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart brutally mocked Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for their criticism of Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the UN. The two senators have pilloried Rice for saying the attack in Benghazi was the result of a spontaneous protest…

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Fox News Guest: ‘We Do Want to Destroy the Imaginations of Our Children’

Saturday, November 24, 2012





Fox News guest: ‘We do want to destroy the imaginations of our children’ (via Raw Story )

In a bizarre interview aired Friday morning, “Fox & Friends” apparently got punked by an author who declared that society absolutely has every reason to “destroy the imaginations of our children.” It’s not quite clear why Anthony Esolen, author of the book “Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination…

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President Obama Pardons White House Turkey

Thursday, November 22, 2012

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President Obama and Aung San Suu Kyi Deliver Remarks

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President Obama Speaks at the University of Yangon, Burma

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Fox News Brings You The Scariest Christmas Ever

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Breitbart's How to Survive a Liberal's Thanksgiving (or How to Lose Friends & Alienate Relatives)

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Aide refutes report that Leahy supports warrantless email spying bill

Aide refutes report that Leahy supports warrantless email spying bill (via Raw Story )

A Senate Judiciary Committee aide is denying in strong terms that Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) supports legislation that would give federal agencies broad power to read Americans emails without a warrant. CNET’s Declan McCullagh reported on Tuesday that Leahy had rewritten a bill that was originally…

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Prosecutor: Walker aides caught doing campaign work on taxpayers’ dime

Prosecutor: Walker aides caught doing campaign work on taxpayers’ dime (via Raw Story )

A prosecutor in Wisconsin said Monday that Gov. Scott Walker (R) and top aides participated in a scheme to run campaign operations from government-owned offices, according to a report by The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. Monday’s hearing resulted in former Walker deputy chief of staff Kelly…

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Michigan Republicans consider tax breaks for fetuses

Michigan Republicans consider tax breaks for fetuses (via Raw Story )

Michigan Republicans held a hearing Tuesday to consider two bills that would offer tax breaks to any woman carrying a fetus that’s more than 12 weeks old. Proposed by State Rep. Lisa Posthumous Lyons (R), House Bills 5684 and 5685 aim to allow women to claim their gestating fetus as a dependent on…

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Obama campaign manager: Huntsman was our top concern

Obama campaign manager: Huntsman was our top concern (via Raw Story )

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina told Politico on Tuesday that the campaign worried most about having to run against former Utah governor Jon Huntsman. “I think we were honest about our concerns about Huntsman,” he said. “I think Jon Huntsman would have been a very tough general election candidate…

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Britain recognises Syria opposition as fighting rages

Britain recognises Syria opposition as fighting rages (via AFP)

Britain formally recognised a newly-formed opposition bloc as the sole representative of the Syrian people, as UN head Ban Ki-moon said he feared Syria could become a "regional battleground." Britain's recognition of the opposition National Coalition came as fighting raged across Syrian flashpoints…

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Children pay high price for Gaza war

Children pay high price for Gaza war (via AFP)

A few hours earlier, she was by the sea, playing with neighbours under a brilliantly blue sky. But when the air strike hit, pieces of shrapnel pierced her skull, spilling her bright red blood onto the pavement in front of her house. The conflict between Israel and Gaza militant groups has claimed the…

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Trading Away our Digital Rights: More Nations Join TPP as the Next Round of Negotiations Approach

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Trading Away our Digital Rights: More Nations Join TPP as the Next Round of Negotiations Approach (via EFF)

The next round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement negotiations will take place from December 3-12 in Auckland, New Zealand, and it will be done with the same level of secrecy as the last 14 rounds. And like all of the previous rounds of talks, it will take place in a luxury venue, only this…

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Homeland Security Wants to More Than Double Its Predator Drone Fleet Inside the US, Despite Safety and Privacy Concerns

Homeland Security Wants to More Than Double Its Predator Drone Fleet Inside the US, Despite Safety and Privacy Concerns (via EFF)

Despite renewed criticism from both parties in Congress that domestic drones pose a privacy danger to US citizens—and a report from its own Inspector General recommending to stop buying them—the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has indicated it wants to more than double its fleet of Predator…

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Google Transparency Report Shows Rising Trend of Government Surveillance

Google Transparency Report Shows Rising Trend of Government Surveillance (via EFF)

Each year, Google receives thousands of demands from governments around the world seeking information about its users. People who use any of the search engine giant’s free online services – such as Gmail, YouTube, Google+ or Blogger – leave digital footprints behind, and information relating…

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Tricia Rose chides Wal-Mart for ‘anti-human being’ approach to labor

Tricia Rose chides Wal-Mart for ‘anti-human being’ approach to labor (via Raw Story )

In supporting reported plans for a strike by Wal-Mart employees Brown University professor and Current TV contributor Tricia Rose criticized the corporation for treating its workers as less than human. “It’s grindingly aggressive, anti-human being statements,” Rose said on The Young Turks Monday…

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Sen. Paul backs states rights on marijuana, saying he’s ‘interested’ in 2016 race

Sen. Paul backs states rights on marijuana, saying he’s ‘interested’ in 2016 race (via Raw Story )

In a wide-ranging interview with ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl on Tuesday morning, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he’s “interested” in running for President of the United States in 2016, explaining that he believes his brand of libertarian-infused Republicanism is just the thing the party needs…

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Church of England rejects women bishops

Church of England rejects women bishops (via AFP)

The Church of England narrowly rejected Tuesday the appointment of women bishops, triggering turmoil and setting back efforts to modernise the mother church of millions of Anglicans worldwide. In its biggest decision since backing the introduction of women priests 20 years ago, just enough lay members…

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Some Things Never Change: Governments Still Present Biggest Threat to Open Internet

Some Things Never Change: Governments Still Present Biggest Threat to Open Internet (via EFF)

Some things change, but others stay the same. While the types of threats facing Internet users worldwide have diversified over the past few years, from targeted malware to distributed denial of service attacks, one thing has remained constant: governments seeking to exert control over their populations…

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Jeb Bush Jr. claims Rubio is ‘pro-science’ after ‘Earth was created in 7 days’ remark

Jeb Bush Jr. claims Rubio is ‘pro-science’ after ‘Earth was created in 7 days’ remark (via Raw Story )

Jeb Bush Jr., the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), on Tuesday defended Sen. Marco Rubio as “pro-science” after the Florida Republican said he was not sure if the Earth was created in seven actual days because “it’s one of the great mysteries.” “I’m not a scientist, man,” Rubio…

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Fox News Host Mocks Food Stamps: ‘Do You Know How Fabulous I’d Look? I’d Be So Skinny’





Fox News host mocks food stamps: ‘Do you know how fabulous I’d look? I’d be so skinny’ (via Raw Story )

Fox News host Andrea Tantaros on Wednesday seemed to be mocking the millions of hungry Americans who are forced to used food stamps when she suggested that the program would make for a great diet plan. During a Thanksgiving-eve segment on Fox Business, host Stuart Varney noted that Newark Mayor Cory…

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NYPD Officer Planned on ‘Girl Meat’ Thanksgiving Meal





Prosecutors: NYPD officer planned on ‘girl meat’ Thanksgiving meal (via Raw Story )

The New York City police officer accused of stalking more than 100 women allegedly planned to have “girl meat” as his Thanksgiving meal, prosecutors said during his bail hearing Tuesday. The Associated Press reported that, according to a transcript read by prosecutors in federal court, Officer…

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‘Nude-in’ Greets San Francisco Public Nudity Ban





‘Nude-in’ greets San Francisco public nudity ban (via Raw Story )

The clothes came off in response to the passage of a public nudity ban in San Francisco on Tuesday — and the legal gloves might soon follow. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the city’s Board of Supervisors passed the ban by a 6-5 margin, meaning that with exceptions like selected local…

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Chistianist Wing Nut, @BryanJFischer on Rubio: ‘Eyewitness Account’ in Bible "Proves" Earth Created in 7 Days





Fischer on Rubio: ‘Eyewitness account’ in Bible proves Earth created in 7 days (via Raw Story )

Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis of the conservative fundamentalist American Family Association, says that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was not wrong for suggesting that the Earth was created in seven days because the only “eyewitness account” is in the Bible. Answers in Genesis “researcher…

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Former Montana Rep. Declares Himself ‘Last Man Standing’ in Court Protest





Former Montana Rep. declares himself ‘last man standing’ in court protest (via Raw Story )

A former Montana state representative instigated a flurry of verbal abuse toward a judge and prosecuting attorney during a routine hearing on Monday. The Livingston Enterprise reported that former Rep. Joel Boniek (R) accused Park County Deputy County Attorney Kathleen Carrick of lacking the proper…

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Greenhouse gases rise to record levels in 2011: UN

Greenhouse gases rise to record levels in 2011: UN (via AFP)

The volume of greenhouse gases causing global warming rose to a new high last year, the UN World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday, warning it is becoming increasingly unlikely the world can limit rising temperatures to UN-backed targets. Levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) -- the single most important…

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O’Reilly defends Romney: ‘Stone-cold fact’ that Obama won because of ‘gifts’

O’Reilly defends Romney: ‘Stone-cold fact’ that Obama won because of ‘gifts’ (via Raw Story )

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Monday lash out at liberals for refusing to accept the “stone-cold fact” that former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was right when he said that President Barack Obama won because he gave voters “gifts.” In a conference call with donors last week…

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U.S. Copyright Surveillance Machine About To Be Switched On, Promises of Transparency Already Broken

U.S. Copyright Surveillance Machine About To Be Switched On, Promises of Transparency Already Broken (via EFF)

The "Copyright Alert System" – an elaborate combination of surveillance, warnings, punishments, and "education" directed at customers of most major U.S. Internet service providers – is poised to launch in the next few weeks, as has been widely reported. The problems with it are legion.  Big media…

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Greenpeace warns of chemicals in global fashion

Greenpeace warns of chemicals in global fashion (via AFP)

Two-thirds of high-street garments tested in a study by Greenpeace contained potentially harmful chemicals, the group said Tuesday, highlighting the findings with a "toxic" fashion show in Beijing. The environmental campaign group is pushing for fashion brands to commit to "zero discharge of all hazardous…

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Kucinich blasts ‘one-sided’ pro-Israeli House resolution

Kucinich blasts ‘one-sided’ pro-Israeli House resolution (via Raw Story )

Retiring Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) on Tuesday objected to a House resolution that declared “vigorous support and unwavering commitment” to the State of Israel. Kucinich said the non-binding resolution, which supports Israeli airstrikes on Gaza in strong terms, was passed by the House in about…

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New York sues Credit Suisse over mortgage securities

New York sues Credit Suisse over mortgage securities (via AFP)

The state of New York sued Credit Suisse for fraud Tuesday over the sale of questionable mortgage securities that dealt buyers $11.2 billion in losses in the US housing meltdown. Following a similar suit against JPMorgan Chase in October, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the Swiss bank…

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Congress Shouldn't Debate Copyright in a Reality-Free Zone

Congress Shouldn't Debate Copyright in a Reality-Free Zone (via EFF)

Just a few days ago, an unusual thing happened in the halls of Congress: somebody made a case for a copyright policy grounded in reality. The Republican Study Committee (RSC) — an organization that represents more than two-thirds of all GOP Congressmembers — issued a report challenging longstanding…

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Clyburn: Republicans using racial ‘code words’ to attack Susan Rice

Clyburn: Republicans using racial ‘code words’ to attack Susan Rice (via Raw Story )

Rep. James Clyburn (R-SC) on Tuesday accused Republicans in Congress of using racial “code words” to undermine U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice even though they “can’t hold a candle to her intellectually.” In a letter written to President Barack Obama on Monday, 97 House Republicans…

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Maddow to GOP: McCain is totally not who you want as your foreign policy expert

Maddow to GOP: McCain is totally not who you want as your foreign policy expert (via Raw Story )

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed how Republicans are doing themselves a disservice by allowing Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to be their de facto leader and spokesperson on foreign policy. Maddow began the segment by discussing President Barack Obama…

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Cory Booker challenges tea partier to live on food stamps for a week

Cory Booker challenges tea partier to live on food stamps for a week (via Raw Story )

Over the weekend, Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker (D) challenged a tea party-affiliated critic to join him in living on food stamps for a week, and now it appears the challenge has been accepted. The challenge was prompted by a tweet on Sunday from Twitter user @MWadeNC, whose bio reads: “Daughter…

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San Francisco approves public nudity ban

San Francisco approves public nudity ban (via AFP)

San Francisco lawmakers voted Tuesday to outlaw most public nudity, despite protests in the famously free and easy California city. The city's Board of Supervisors approved an ban proposed by Scott Wiener, whose Castro neighborhood is a gay hub where so-called Naked Guys regularly hang out. The law…

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Turkey accuses Israel of 'ethnic cleansing' in Gaza

Turkey accuses Israel of 'ethnic cleansing' in Gaza (via AFP)

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday accused Israel of "ethnic cleansing" in Gaza, saying the Jewish state's air raids could not be considered self-defence. "Israel is committing ethnic cleansing by ignoring peace in this region and violating international law," Erdogan said. "It…

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Rep. Allen West concedes to Patrick Murphy

Rep. Allen West concedes to Patrick Murphy (via Raw Story )

Citing “inaccuracies’ in the vote, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) conceded to, and congratulated, Democrat Patrick Murphy on Tuesday morning. “While there are certainly still inaccuracies in the results, and the actions of the St. Lucie County and Palm Beach County Supervisors of Elections rightly raise…

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CNN’s Carol Costello Pushes Walmart VP on Labor Practices





CNN’s Costello pushes Walmart VP on labor practices (via Raw Story )

Faced with a more challenging interview than he might be used to, a Walmart spokesperson defended the company’s wage and labor practices to CNN host Carol Costello on Tuesday. “Our average rate is about $12.40 an hour far a full time associate,” said the company’s vice president of communications…

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Fox News Host Falsely Claims George Soros Linked to Wal-Mart Protests





Fox News host falsely claims George Soros linked to Wal-Mart protests (via Raw Story )

Fox News personality Stuart Varney falsely claimed on Tuesday that liberal investor George Soros was linked to upcoming protests at Wal-Mart. “George Soros, through MoveOn.org, has sent out an email nationwide urging everybody who has an interest in this to turn up at a Wal-Mart on Friday and demonstration…

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Maddow skewers ‘UnSkewed Polls’ new creation: ‘Barack O’Fraudo’





Maddow skewers ‘UnSkewed Polls’ new creation: ‘Barack O’Fraudo’ (via Raw Story )

Amid a segment on “things people are saying about the election that are not true, but it makes them feel better to say it anyway,” MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night lampooned the founder of the UnSkewed Polls website. The website, founded by conservative Dean Chambers, re-weighted national…

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Christianist Fucktard Franklin Graham: Obama Won Because ‘We’ve Turned Our Back on God’

Saturday, November 17, 2012





Franklin Graham: Obama won because ‘we’ve turned our back on God’ (via Raw Story )

Franklin Graham, the son of Rev. Billy Graham, says that President Barack Obama’s re-election is just further evidence that “we’ve turned our back on God.” In an interview that aired Friday on the ABC Family Channel, CBN’s David Brody asked Franklin Graham where the country is going now that…

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Maher to GOP: Prove You’re Sane by Dropping Benghazi Conspiracies





Maher to GOP: Prove you’re sane by dropping Benghazi conspiracies (via Raw Story )

Comedian Bill Maher said Friday night that conservatives could prove their sanity by convincing the Republican Party to stop treating the attacks on a U.S. consulate in Libya as a conspiracy. “The one way I really think [moderate Republicans could have a voice] is to get off this Benghazi thing,”…

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