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» The cake is no lie
23/05/13 17:55 from Wis[s]e Words
23/05/13 17:39 from No More Mister Nice Blog
I ASSUME OBAMA WANTED TO BE HECKLED BY MEDEA BENJAMIN I missed the president's speech, but I see that he was heckled by Medea Benjamin of Code Pink -- repeatedly: As he spoke about wanting to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay ..
» Thursday Evening
23/05/13 17:25 from Eschaton
Rock on for the birthday boy composer.
» Right Wing Round-Up - 5/23/13
23/05/13 16:32 from Right Wing Watch
PFAW : Statement on Confirmation of Sri Srinivasan to D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. David @ Crooks & Liars : Virginia Lt. Gov. Nominee: Not Sorry for Hate Speech 'Because I'm a Christian.' Scott Keyes @ Think Progress : The 20..
» Right Wing Leftovers - 5/23/13
23/05/13 16:29 from Right Wing Watch
Former U.S. Rep. and militant anti-immigration activist Tom Tancredo is running for governor of Colorado. FRC prays for the success of its Watchmen on the Wall conference. Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition will honor Pat Roberts..
» Fridays, Fridays
23/05/13 15:47 from Eschaton
One place not to go for booze . Or anything. State officials provided those new details Thursday on raids they conducted a day earlier as part of a yearlong investigation dubbed Operation Swill. Twenty-nine New Jersey bars and restaurants, ..
» Hillman: God Might Destroy America for Tolerating Gays
23/05/13 15:25 from Right Wing Watch
Os Hillman has recently been writing about how conservatives can make overtures to their Satanic gay friends and even bring about a “ reduction in the gay population .” Today in a Charisma column titled “4 Questions to Co..
» Biggest GOP foodstamp foe gets huge farm subsidies
23/05/13 14:45 from Daily Kos
Welfare recipient Stephen Fincher. Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN) has been making a big splash with his supposedly Jesus-inspired opposition to the government helping to keep poor people alive by giving them food stamps. As could be totally e..
» Want to Restore Fairness to the Criminal Justice System? End Racial Profiling
23/05/13 14:35 from ACLU Blog: Because Freedom Can't Blog Itself: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union
Just over a year ago, the Senate Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on racial profiling in over a decade on the heels of the murder of 17-year-old Florida resident Trayvon Martin. His death gave a face to the terrible practice of r..
» Tony Perkins, Who Called Gays Pawns of the Devil, Says He Is Against 'Demonizing' Gays
23/05/13 14:15 from Right Wing Watch
On yesterday’s edition of Washington Watch, Tony Perkins and Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council hosted an entire program about a pamphlet from an association of LGBT Department of Justice employees, which the two dishonestly..
» Midday open thread
23/05/13 14:00 from Daily Kos
Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is The truth about the Nixonian presidency of Obama : DHS scabs help undermine strike : [T]here’s a 1-day strike today of non-unionized government contract workers who make low wages and who SEIU ultimately w..
» Be Kind. Rewind Time.
23/05/13 13:52 from Sadly, No!
If we all just believe we're back in the 13th century hard enough, then we can return. So believe! Cause that's how any of that works… K-Lo, National Revue: Politics Won't Save Us Things can often be disheartening. Society seems to b..
» (SATIRE) Ocean Beach Lifeguard Statute Is a Secret Republican Plot to Hold City Council Seat
23/05/13 13:27 from OB Rag Blog
Today - Thursday, May 23rd - will witness the display of a secret Republican plot to maintain the City Council District 2 seat now held by Kevin Hawkner, a Republican who is termed out. And it all involves the unveiling of a bronze statute ..
» In minor McConnell cave on filibuster, Srinivasan wins confirmation in Senate
23/05/13 13:26 from Daily Kos
Sri Srinivasan The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Sri Srinivasan to serve on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals with a 97-0 vote. The confirmation was essentially a shoo-in after he received a unanimous vote out of committee and has..
» American Family Association Makes Another Anti-Gay Movie
23/05/13 13:10 from Right Wing Watch
The American Family Association’s monthly magazine, AFA Journal , has a story this month about a movie written by the group’s research director Ed Vitagliano called “ Accidental Activist ”: Ted and Lynn Murphy lead ..
» Take 20 Minutes (or less) to Reduce Junk Mail by 90%
23/05/13 12:57 from OB Rag Blog
By John P. Anderson / San Diego Free Press Want to reduce the amount of trash and recycling you have each week? Reducing the amount of junk mail you receive is a good place to start. Below I've compiled a convenient list of the websites an..
» Obama announces new policies on drone program in counterterrorism speech
23/05/13 12:55 from Daily Kos
One day after his administration publicly acknowledged that the U.S. drone program had killed 4 U.S. citizens, one of whom was specifically targeted, President Obama is scheduled to deliver a 2:00 PM ET speech at the National Defense Unive..
» Hagee: Healing In Jesus' Name 'Works Every Time'
23/05/13 12:41 from Right Wing Watch
On this week's " Hagee Hotline ," Matthew Hagee received a question from a viewer about why healing in Jesus' name doesn't always work. Hagee replied that, in fact, "healing works every time" but simply manifests itself i..
» Another Abortion Ban? You’ve Got to be Kidding Me
23/05/13 12:20 from ACLU Blog: Because Freedom Can't Blog Itself: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union
Earlier this week, in a case brought by the ACLU, the ACLU of Arizona, and the Center for Reproductive Rights, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9 th Circuit struck down an extreme Arizona law that bans abortion care starting at 20 weeks. ..
» Restaurant Review: the Blue Parrot in Ocean Beach
23/05/13 12:15 from OB Rag Blog
Blue Parrot 4993 Niagara Avenue Ocean Beach, CA 92107 Phone:(619) 222-1722 I have driven by the “Blue Parrot” many times in the past few years. I think that my husband and I went there one time when “Nati’s” was busy and there was a wait. ..
» Make, Announce, Type
23/05/13 12:07 from Eschaton
Innovations in local journalism. Governor Corbett’s participation in “The New Voices” platform of Philly.com’s notable contributors will be available in the form of photo essays, videos and columns, highlighting the Governor’s perspective ..
» Homeowner Protests Continue at Law Firm
23/05/13 12:00 from AFL-CIO Weblog
Homeowners supported by the Home Defenders League (HDL) and Occupy Our Homes participated in a third day of protest Wednesday, this time at the law firm Covington & Burling, which represents several major U.S. banks and is the former workp..
» Rep. Trent Franks Compares Anti-Choice Movement to Abolition of Slavery, Ending Holocaust
23/05/13 11:48 from Right Wing Watch
Rep. Trent Franks Compares Anti-Choice Movement to Abolition of Slavery, Ending Holocaust Rep. Trent Franks, Republican of Arizona, joined Family Research Council president Tony Perkins and anti-choice activist Lila Rose on an FRC webcast ..
» Nineteen House Democrats vote to take authority over Keystone XL decision away from the president
23/05/13 11:46 from Daily Kos
Rep. Lee Terry of Nebraska makes a point Wednesday about the bill he sponsored to yank presidential authority for approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. In statement after statement on the House floor Wednesday, Rep..