John McCain Blames Illegal Immigrants For Arizona... →
“There is substantial evidence that some of these fires have been caused by people who have crossed our border illegally,” Sen. McCain (R-AZ) told reporters on Saturday at a press conference. “The answer to that part of the problem is to get a secure border.”’ Arizona is in the midst of battling a pair of huge blazes, the Horseshoe 2 fire and the more recent Wallow...
Jon Stewart on FOX News Sunday →
Jewish court sentences dog to death by stoning →
One of the sitting judges then recalled a curse the court had passed down upon a secular lawyer who had insulted the judges two decades previously. Their preferred divine retribution was for the lawyer’s spirit to move into the body of a dog, an animal considered impure by traditional Judaism. Clearly still offended, one of the judges sentenced the animal to death by stoning by local...
Obama rejects top lawyers' legal views on Libya →
There’s another significant and telling parallel between Obama’s illegal war and the Bush eavesdropping scandal. One of the questions frequently asked about the NSA scandal was why Bush and Cheney decided to eavesdrop in violation of the law rather than having Congress approve their program; in the wake of 9/11, both parties in Congress were as subservient as could be, and would have...
The Sins of Anthony Weiner →
Of all the many political sex scandals of the last twenty-five years or so, none has had such a high ratio of political lethality to concrete caddishness as the Weiner affair. In the caddishness category, consider what Congressman Weiner did not do: • Commit adultery • Fornicate • Hook up • Patronize prostitutes • Seduce an intern • Seduce a congressional page • Get divorced • Get divorced...
You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn’t...– Republican New York Senator Comes Out For Gay Marriage With Awesome Quote
The Indignity of Industrial Tomatoes →
And conditions are even worse for some in Florida’s tomato industry. In the chilling words of Douglas Molloy, chief assistant United States attorney in Fort Myers, South Florida’s tomato fields are “ground zero for modern-day slavery.” Molloy is not talking about virtual slavery, or near slavery, or slaverylike conditions, but real slavery. In the last 15 years, Florida...
Liveblogging The New Hampshire GOP Debate →
9:32 – Tim Pawlenty is in favor of sending Minnesota National Guard members to PROTECT THE BORDER from Canadians, who sneak hockey players into Minnesota. Not joking. 9:10 – Hermann Cain wants to test new job applicants about the Constitution, which means no one will ever have a job in America, ever again.
Don't let the trolls get you down | The Guardian →
After much research and hard work, Hardaker came up with a working definition. A troll is someone “who constructs the identity of sincerely wishing to be part of the group in question, including professing or conveying pseudo-sincere intentions, but whose real intention(s) is/are to cause disruption and/or to trigger or exacerbate conflict for the purposes of their own amusement”. She...
Iceland crowdsources its next constitution →
As the country recovers from the financial crisis that saw the collapse of its banks and government, it is using social media to get its citizens to share their ideas as to what the new document should contain. “I believe this is the first time a constitution is being drafted basically on the internet,” said Thorvaldur Gylfason, member of Iceland’s constitutional council. ...
INVESTIGATING THE SARAH PALIN EMAILS
Your THE POLITICS editor is drinking gin and tonic and INVESTIGATING half-term Governor Sarah Palin’s emails after a 10 hour Saturday in the office. AND JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE INCREDIBLE DISCOVERIES: SARAH PALIN DID NOT EVEN WRITE THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET, “GOD” DID. SARAH PALIN ONLY WILLING TO DO FITNESS SEGMENT IN AN UNKNOWN PUBLICATION IF THE LOCATION IS “COOL...
Weiner to Enter Treatment Center and Seek Leave... →
Anthony D. Weinerof New York said on Saturday that he was entering a psychological treatment center and seeking a leave of absence from the House to deal with a pattern of reckless online behavior with women. Mr. Weiner, who friends say has become distraught and fragile in recent days, will use the leave to think about his future and whether to leave Congress, a possibility he has not entirely...
Alice Dreger works with people at the edge of anatomy, such as conjoined twins and intersexed people. In her observation, it’s often a fuzzy line between male and female, among other anatomical distinctions. Which brings up a huge question: Why do we let our anatomy determine our fate?
In this interview, Ellsberg says, “Richard Nixon, if he were alive today,...– Daniel Ellsberg: All the crimes Richard Nixon committed against me are now legal
Tweets tip off NATO on potential Libya air raids →
Twitter as a weapon of war? NATO has scrambled warplanes against Moamer Kadhafi’s forces after Libyans tweeted troop movements on the micro-blogging website, alliance officials said. Twitter and Facebook are among a wide range of media and other sources NATO’s intelligence officers monitor around-the-clock to identify potential targets in the air war against Kadhafi’s troops,...
U.S. can't justify its drug war spending, reports... →
As drug cartels wreak murderous havoc from Mexico to Panama, the Obama administration is unable to show that the billions of dollars spent in the war on drugs have significantly stemmed the flow of illegal narcotics into the United States, according to two government reports and outside experts. The reports specifically criticize the government’s growing use of U.S. contractors, which...
United Nations report: Internet access is a human... →
Internet access is a human right, according to a United Nations report released on Friday. “Given that the Internet has become an indispensable tool for realizing a range of human rights, combating inequality, and accelerating development and human progress, ensuring universal access to the Internet should be a priority for all states,” said the report from Frank La Rue, a special...
fuckyeahanthonyweiner: A week after claiming a hacker had posted a lewd photo to his Twitter account, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner on Monday apologized for lying about the ordeal and admitted carrying on inappropriate relationships with several women he’d met online. Weiner, a New York Democrat, said he is not resigning his seat, nor is he planning on separating from his wife. But he said he took...
Imagine a President Donald Trump with the media holdings of Rupert Murdoch and...– Silvio Berlusconi: La Dolce Viagra
Around one percent of households have 39 percent of the globe’s wealth...– One percent holds 39 percent of global wealth | The Raw Story
France bans 'Facebook' and 'Twitter' from TV,... →
Radio and television news anchors may no longer say the words “Facebook” and “Twitter” on air, unless the terms are part of a news story. This prohibits French news organizations from urging their audience to “follow us on Twitter” or “check out or Facebook page,” or other such promotions.
World's tallest man saves dolphin →
The world’s tallest man has saved two dolphins by using his long arms to reach into their stomachs and pull out dangerous plastic shards
Terry Tate: Reading Is Fundamental →
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Jeane Wharton, executive director of the U.S. Dry Bean Council, couldn’t be more...– I wish my job was to make these kinds of observations, about beans. Food Politics
Get off the bus or subway one stop early and walk or skate the rest of the way.– This is an official government tip. Skate the rest of the way. USDA’s MyPlate.gov - Tips for increasing physical activity
Betteridge's Law of Headlines →
bestofwikipedia: Betteridge’s Law of Headlines states that “any headline which ends in a question mark can be answered by the word ‘no’ “. (via factoringprimes)