Archive for February 1st, 2013

Hillary Clinton Says Goodbye For Now, Gives Departing Interview To The Associated Press

Goodbye for now...until President Hillary Clinton?  The Washington Post

She says divisiveness will not deter her from future endeavors. She believes that most Americans are fair-minded, dismissing the percentage that obviously are not.

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‘No Asians’ Video With Funny Twist Goes Viral, But Anti-Asian Racism Does Exist (VIDEO)

Image from screen shot of YouTube video from LSDoubleBay.

This feel-good video lets us reassure ourselves that we’re not REALLY racist, while Asian American groups file an amicus brief on voter suppression with the Supreme Court.

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GOP Stabbed In Back – Scott Brown Turns Down Run For Kerry’s Senate Seat

GOP Stabbed In Back – Scott Brown Turns Down Run For Kerry’s Senate Seat

The GOP had no objections to John Kerry’s confirmation as Secretary of State, feeling smug that they could gain the seat he is vacating by running Scott Brown to replace him.

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Former Mayor Of New York City Ed Koch Dies At 88 (VIDEOS)

Former Mayor Of New York City Ed Koch Dies At 88 (VIDEOS)

We can see Ed Koch now, with his signature thumbs-up sign and u-shaped smile, enjoying the last laugh that he gave us via his Tweets.

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Thank You Sir, May I Have Another: GOP Montana Rep Wants Criminals To Be Spanked

Thank You Sir, May I Have Another: GOP Montana Rep Wants Criminals To Be Spanked

GOP Montana Rep. Jerry O’ Neill is actually sponsoring a bill that would give felons the option of receiving a spanking over incarceration.

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50 Days Since Sandy Hook: 108 Children Killed Nationally with Guns

50 Days Since Sandy Hook: 108 Children Killed Nationally with Guns

It has been 50 days since Sandy Hook, 50 days since the nation woke up to the horror of gun violence that eats away at this country every day.

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Facebook 2.Duh: Conservatives Abandon ‘Liberal’ Facebook For Right Wing Knock-Off

Facebook 2.Duh: Conservatives Abandon ‘Liberal’ Facebook For Right Wing Knock-Off

Wait until they realize they can let loose with the racism and N-word as much as they want without fear of being banned.

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The National Review Complains That Obama Was Too Hard On Nazis

The National Review Complains That Obama Was Too Hard On Nazis

If you’ve ever needed proof that for many conservatives, there is nothing the President can do right, this should put that question to bed forever.

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Unemployment Numbers Relatively Unchanged And Why That Is A Good Thing

Unemployment Numbers Relatively Unchanged And Why That Is A Good Thing

The unemployment numbers for last month are relatively unchanged from December, which is a very good sign for the year to come.

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Vindictive McCain Spews Venom During Hearing On Former Friend Chuck Hagel

Screenshot from Senate Hearing on Chuck Hagel confirmation.

‘Chuck Hagel will make a very good Secretary of Defense. John McCain, loser of two Presidential campaigns…has never been very good at anything. Except maybe at holding a grudge.’

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Sister Simone And Nuns On The Bus: Why Nuns Are In And Priests Are Out (VIDEO)

Sister Simone takes on the world; @ Washington Post

Despite all the tearing down done by the priests, most recently detailed in the just-released sex abuse documents, nuns have been quietly toiling away doing the church’s real work.

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Arkansas Republican To President Obama – ‘We’re Not Going To Allow Minorities To Run Roughshod’ (VIDEO)

Arkansas Republican To President Obama – ‘We’re Not Going To Allow Minorities To Run Roughshod’ (VIDEO)

The continual flow of racist videos and utterances from what one can only consider nativist Republicans is simply astounding.

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Facts About The Changes To The ‘Contraception Mandate’ In The ACA

Facts About The Changes To The ‘Contraception Mandate’ In The ACA

Note to Hobby Lobby: merely calling yourself a religious organization based on the beliefs of you, the owner, does not mean you actually are a religious organization.

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UPDATE: LA Cardinal Roger Mahony Is Stripped Of Duties Following Abuse Revelations

Cardinal Roger M. Mahony was “stripped” of his duties as part of the pedophilia scandal; @ ReligionNews

Good that Mahony has been ‘officially stripped,’ but apparently even a lying, cheating, child-endangering, law-evading, morally-challenged, publicly censured Cardinal can still vote for the Pope.

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Parents Sue Microsoft Because They Don’t Want To Be Responsible

Parents Sue Microsoft Because They Don’t Want To Be Responsible

When a parent fails to use the parental controls for a game service, do they blame themselves? The child? No, they sue the game console manufacturer.

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Job Report Proves GOP’s Austerity Has Held Back Economic Recovery

From Balloon Juice

Private employers added 157K jobs, State and Feds cut 9K, and our GDP shrank by 1%. When will we learn?

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Seven-Year-Old Handcuffed To Wall, Questioned By NYC Police For 10 Hours

Seven-year-old Wilson Reyes, handcuffed to the wall at an NYC police department. Photo from Wilson Reyes' mom, via the New York Post.

What lesson did Wilson Reyes learn from the trauma he received at the hands of NYC police officers?

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The David Pakman Show – NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Can’t Understand Background Checks (VIDEO)

The David Pakman Show – NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Can’t Understand Background Checks (VIDEO)

The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre suggests we should haven’t mandatory background checks because criminals wouldn’t agree to have the background checks.

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The David Pakman Show – Missouri Has No Sex Ed, But Proposes NRA-Sponsored Gun Class For 1st Graders (VIDEO)

The David Pakman Show – Missouri Has No Sex Ed, But Proposes NRA-Sponsored Gun Class For 1st Graders (VIDEO)

A Missouri bill would require all first graders to take an NRA-sponsored gun class.

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NEWS FLASH: Possible Suicide Bomber Attacks US Embassy In Turkey (VIDEO)

NEWS FLASH: Possible Suicide Bomber Attacks US Embassy In Turkey (VIDEO)

Details are few at the moment but we know the attack failed to make it past security.

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