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VA Senate Committee Kills Vote Rigging Plan

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jan 19, 2038 3:14 am

Link: ProgressVirginia reported Tuesday afternoon that the Virginia Senate’s Privileges and Elections Committee killed Sen. Charles “Bill” Carrico Sr.’s electoral college-rigging bill, despite an offer by Carrico to amend the bill to award el…

Chris Wallace compares White House 'war on Fox' to gangster tactics

Source: Crooks and Liars
Jan 18, 2038 9:14 pm

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Fox Pundits Have The Gall To Complain About The Media's Loss Of Credibility

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 1, 2014 10:30 pm

Howard Kurtz and his guests on this Sunday's Media Buzz took a walk down bizarro-lane and made believe they themselves and the network they work for are not exactly what's wrong with our corporate media these days. Driftglass already did a very fine …

The U.S. Should Not Wage War Against ISIS Like Afghanistan and Iraq

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 1, 2014 9:59 pm

But those two campaigns offer clues on how it should be done

A child accidentally shoots a man dead & the NRA wants to remind us how kids can have fun with guns

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 1, 2014 9:00 pm

Not that it's a surprise, but the NRA once again proves the obvious. It's a wretched organization led by wretched people: On Monday, a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her shooting instructor with a submachine gun called an Uzi. The girl…

Rescue thread.

Source: Eschaton
Sep 1, 2014 8:57 pm

Sam Seder has a collection of stirring and inspirational rabble-rousing speeches up for Labor Day.

Obama Plugs ‘Immigration Rights’ In Labor Day Address

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 1, 2014 8:44 pm

Off-the-cuff statement indicates Obama is laying the groundwork for unilateral executive action that could defer prosecutions for millions of illegal immigrants

Biden Celebrates Labor Day With Call For ‘Fair Wage’

Source: Time: Swampland
Sep 1, 2014 8:23 pm

A job's about a lot more than a paycheck. It's about your dignity, it's about your place in the community, it's about who you are."

Man Of God Huckabee Hates Regulations On Fronts For Money Laundering

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 1, 2014 8:00 pm

Operation Choke Point was designed to scrutinize businesses that make it easy to launder money and helps to keep a closer eye on the financing of dangerous terrorist activities. In other words, President Obama is trying to keep us safer by following…

Why 2014 is not 2010, in one very clear chart

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 1, 2014 7:59 pm

At the beginning of the year, we heard a lot of talk about how 2014 was going to be another Republican wave year, like 2010, or bigger. Now, however, it's clear that 2014 has not followed the same trajectory as 2010. By this time in 2010, Democratic …

Ferguson and the Department of Justice

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 1, 2014 7:00 pm

United States Attorney General Eric Holder. [T]he federal civil rights investigation into the shooting incident itself continues, in parallel with the local investigation into state law violations. Our investigators from the Civil Rights Division a…

Maybe They Don't Know What They're Doing

Source: Eschaton
Sep 1, 2014 6:30 pm

I have no doubt that the 1% are mostly horrible selfish hoarder assholes who act in what they think is their own self-interest, but it is wrong to think that they are supergeniuses who actually have any idea what they're doing. Even if the Mr. Rich …

National Review lists the 20 movies that 'effectively destroyed art'

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 1, 2014 6:00 pm

You monsters. Conservative film criticism is wonderful stuff that we all should be reading, and I'm not even being facetious on that one. It's glorious. The very premise puts conservative above film criticism, asserting that the only true way to re…

Bayonets, boycotts, and burgers: American labor history in pictures

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 1, 2014 6:00 pm

This 1877 cover of Harper's Weekly shows the blockade of engines at Martinsburg, West Virginia, in the Great Railroad Strike. Workers have been fighting for better pay, workplace safety, schedules they could live with, and more power on the job thr…

Midday Open Thread: Look For The Union Label

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 1, 2014 6:00 pm

Remember when everyone knew this song? What happened? Sure, we all know how the politicians turned against working people. But why did unions give up on getting their message out and building public support? How did they lose it? How do you think the…

President Obama Job Approval

Source: Real Clear Politics Poll Averages
Sep 1, 2014 5:21 pm

RCP AverageApprove:42.0%Disapprove:52.0%Spread: -10.0%

Divine Revel

Source: Eschaton
Sep 1, 2014 4:21 pm

Don't know specifics, but empty buildings really don't last very long...

Too Little Too Late: Ferguson Police Now Wearing Body Cameras

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 1, 2014 4:05 pm

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Assault rifle sales sluggish because cruel dictator Obama still hasn't banned them

Source: Daily Kos
Sep 1, 2014 4:00 pm

Sure you don't want to buy a few more? Sometimes all you need is the headline: Assault Rifles Pile Up as Gun-Law Gridlock Crimps Makers The problem, you see, is that a whole lot of very stupid people went out and bought assault rifles because the N…

Israel Swipes Huge Chunk Of Palestinian Land, Just Because

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 1, 2014 4:00 pm

Imagine if you were sitting in your home right now when you suddenly heard on the radio that the house you were sitting in had been "appropriated" by someone else. Just like that, a knock on the door and an order to get the hell out, because your pro…

Monday, Monday

Source: Eschaton
Sep 1, 2014 3:09 pm

Going to recover from last night's trauma with some extra lazy blogging.

Rep. Peter King Joins The Ranks Of Right Wingers Heaping Praise On Foreign Leaders

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 1, 2014 3:00 pm

Right wing flamethrower Rep. Peter King found another issue than his choice of suit to go after President Obama for on this Sunday's Face the Nation, and joined the ranks of Erick Erickson and Ann Coulter who have been out there heaping praise on for…

Morning Open Thread: Part Of The Union!

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 1, 2014 2:03 pm

Remember when a song about unions was actually played on the radio? It was 1973, and the band was the Strawbs. "Part of the Union" went to No. 2 on the UK charts. My beloved dad was a union member, and he'd come home and talk about contract negotiati…

Why Are Americans Joining ISIS? Ask A Republican.

Source: Crooks and Liars
Sep 1, 2014 2:00 pm

Occasionally the Sunday shows yield a gem of insight. ABC's This Week had one of those moments yesterday, during a discussion of ISIS. Here's the transcript: RADDATZ: You went to Pakistan. How did this happen to you? And then you recruited others. …

Happy Labor Day

Source: Eschaton
Sep 1, 2014 1:59 pm

Seems like a good day for a ballgame.

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