Archive for December 11th, 2012

Former Congressman Among Those Pepper Sprayed In Michigan Protests (VIDEO)

Former Congressman Among Those Pepper Sprayed In Michigan Protests (VIDEO)

Although the vast majority of the day was very peaceful, a few protestors weren’t so lucky. They were on the receiving end of a can of pepper spray.

by Wendi Petit· · Current Issues, News
Still image from video shot outside Portland Mall after shooting;  @ USNews.NBCNews.com

BREAKING: Masked Gunman Opens Fire, Three Dead In Portland Mall Shooting

People scattered as the shooting began; police were walking from store to store to find the terrified shoppers and lead them outside.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
Mayor Rahm Emanuel with anti-gun advocate, Mike Pfleger; courtesy of  TruthAboutGuns.com

U.S. Appeals Court Rules Illinois Concealed – Carry Ban Unconstitutional

It’s interesting to note that Illinois is in the bottom 50% of the country when it comes to such deaths. The looser those laws are, the higher the rate of firearms deaths.

by Rika Christensen· · Current Issues, News
Cyber attack on Bank of America?  @ NYT

Cyber Terrorists Attack Bank Of America, Website Down Entire Day

On Tuesday, 12.11.12, customers of the Bank of America, the fifth largest company in the United States, were unable to access their accounts online throughout the entire day.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
Supreme Court Justice Scalia Says Being Gay Is ‘Immoral’ Like ‘Murder’

Supreme Court Justice Scalia Says Being Gay Is ‘Immoral’ Like ‘Murder’

Justice Antonin Scalia violates his judicial oath by being a raging homophobe … again.

by Liberal Lamp Post· · News
Photo from Public Domain Clip Art blog.

Poll Findings Reveal: Santa’s A Democrat, Not A Republican, Say Registered Voters

Other findings show 47% believe in ‘war on Christmas,’ 61% would NOT press charges if Santa’s reindeer run over grandma, and 3% ‘not sure’ whether or not Santa exists.

by Cicero· · News
Top Secret USAF Space Plane To Begin Next Mission (VIDEO)

Top Secret USAF Space Plane To Begin Next Mission (VIDEO)

Almost cancelled at one point, today marked the third successful launch of the X-37 reusable space plane for the United States Air Force.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
Shaun Hall / The Grants Pass Daily Courier

Reality Is Stranger Than Fiction – Anti-Choice Protester Beaten With His Own Sign

Oregon anti-choice advocate can’t catch a break, arrested for stabbing a man then beaten with his own sign.

by David K. Keene· · News
Anti-Gay Boy Scouts Lose Another Major Donor

Anti-Gay Boy Scouts Lose Another Major Donor

Sooner or later, the bad PR will either convince the Boy Scouts to join us in the 21st Century, or they’ll find themselves replaced by another organization. Evolve or perish.

by Justin Rosario· · Current Issues, News
Rachel Maddow On How 6 Conservative Scammers Turn ‘Ignorance & Impotent Rage’ Into Riches (VIDEO)

Rachel Maddow On How 6 Conservative Scammers Turn ‘Ignorance & Impotent Rage’ Into Riches (VIDEO)

If it looks like a scam, it probably IS a scam. What Karl Rove, Dick Morris, Dick Armey, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, and Rick Santorum REALLY have in common.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
Wisconsin Governor Walker’s Wife Asking For $478,000 In Kitchen Renovations (VIDEO)

Wisconsin Governor Walker’s Wife Asking For $478,000 In Kitchen Renovations (VIDEO)

Apparently, the Wisconsin Tax Payers Alliance and Mrs. Walker have conveniently forgotten the governor’s frugal brown bag ways.

by Wendi Petit· · Current Issues, News
Chuck Todd Argues Relevancy Of Mainstream Media With Authors, Mann and Ornstein (VIDEOS)

Chuck Todd Argues Relevancy Of Mainstream Media With Authors, Mann and Ornstein (VIDEOS)

Chuck Todd’s comment says it all. He shows that the mainstream press is fearful that activists both on the left and the right are making them irrelevant

by The Liberal· · News
Joe Scarborough: Limbaugh And Beck Need To Be ‘Punched In The Face’ (VIDEO)

Joe Scarborough: Limbaugh And Beck Need To Be ‘Punched In The Face’ (VIDEO)

Mitt Romney should have punched talk radio and lunatic pundits in the face. He didn’t. The American people did.

by Kimberley Johnson· · Right-Wing Talking Points
Voters Choose Stephen Colbert For Senate – But It Won’t Happen In 2012 (VIDEO)

Voters Choose Stephen Colbert For Senate – But It Won’t Happen In 2012 (VIDEO)

However, comedian Stephen Colbert is a serious contender for a S.C. Senate seat in the next mid-term election.

by Liberal Lamp Post· · News
1811 political cartoon with map of gerrymandered districts in Massachusetts.

Gerrymandering Allows Teapublicans To Give The Finger To Logic And The Public Interest

When our elected representatives suffer no consequences from defying the will of the American people, democracy suffers as a result.

by David K. Keene· · News
Tea Party Rep. Refuses To Share Elevator With Lowly Staffers

Tea Party Rep. Refuses To Share Elevator With Lowly Staffers

‘Can you read?’ Foxx demanded, while pointing out ‘Members of Congress Only’ signs to staffer. Republican congressional members have a history of bad elevator etiquette.

by Cicero· · News
‘Guardian’ Fumes Helplessly, As Readers Award Bradley Manning ‘Person Of The Year’ Honors

‘Guardian’ Fumes Helplessly, As Readers Award Bradley Manning ‘Person Of The Year’ Honors

The US military whistle-blower won 70% of the vote from ‘Guardian’ readers for exposing war crimes through WikiLeaks, ‘Guardian’ tries to downplay it.

by Deborah Montesano· · News
Be an Elf this Christmas, courtesy of  BeAnElf.org

Treat Yourself And A Kid In Need This Christmas – Be An Elf

Letters to Old St. Nick start rolling in and, for the last 100 years, those letters have been getting read and into the hands of people who desire to help.

by Dave Dreher· · News
Conservative talk show host, Mark Levin and Allen West  @ politicollision.com

Allen West Is STILL Whining: I Didn’t Lose, He Cheated

After a begrudging concession, former Tea Party congressman from the state of Florida, Allen West, is STILL unwilling to accept defeat, graciously or otherwise.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
Manny and Mitt; courtesy of  Fightlinker.com

Did Mitt Romney Bring Manny Pacquiao Bad Luck?

32 days after Mitt Romney lost the greatest battle of his life, he witnessed someone else losing the fight of his life after seemingly having the upper hand.

by Tiffany Willis· · News