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Everyone is climbing on the crazy train early this year. Ben Carson is the first entertainer on the Nutcase Express, bringing us his bizarre reasoning for why he opposes the ACA. Right Wing Watch: In an interview last week with Washington Times Radio...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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I guess we won't see any of these guys vacationing in Germany any time soon. It's shameful they're not facing charges here in the United States instead. From this Friday's Democracy Now: Should Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld & CIA Officials Be Tried for...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Good to know, right? Since we're eating all kinds of things for the holiday season we wouldn't ordinarily: Four people have died from a Listeria outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Supposedly, Dr. Octagon is a time-traveling gynecologist from Jupiter. He's also a terrible doctor, based on the obscene things he does in his fake biography. In real life, he's portrayed by rapper Kool Keith, who can apparently come up with a back story...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Friday, December 19, 2014
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We all knew there was no way former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was going to let Bernie Kerik and that wingnut Bo Dietl be the only ones on Fox bashing the current mayor for the shootings of the two NYPD officers yesterday. Mr. Noun-a-Verb-and-9-11...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Where was god during this awful ambush of the two policemen in Brooklyn, NY? That's what Fox and Friends Weekend wants to know, and the "Friends" asked Father Jonathan Morris to help provide insight on what god is thinking. However, not to anyone's surprise,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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I don't know if Eric Bolling realizes that his weekend show over at Faux "news" on Saturdays is giving The Onion some heavy competition for segments that could be easily confused with their articles, but he managed to do just that once again when he...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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As the gentle reader knows, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has been the subject of not one, but two, separate John Doe investigations. The first investigation was regarding Walker using his office as Milwaukee County Executive as one of his campaign...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: capper | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Senator Diane Feinstein has had an ongoing fight with the CIA over their use of torture on prisoners and it reached an apotheosis of sorts when she accused them of spying on Senate Intelligence Committee's computers during their investigation into the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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The guy who put these up sounds like one of those Pope Francis Christians, too: Wapo: Its creator, Tom BetGeorge, seems like a nice guy. He’s a music teacher. He uses the displays to raise some money for charity, because, he told Yahoo News: “I’m...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Very tragic news out of New York City this Saturday afternoon: 2 NYPD police officers 'assassinated'; shooter dead: New York (CNN) -- Officer Rafael Ramos sat in the driver's seat. Officer Wenjian Liu was at his side. The two cops weren't at their usual...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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I'm really going to miss this show. Not a lot of programs out there nail political satire quite like Colbert (save for Jon Stewart, who got him his start). Hopefully his new gig will be as good as or better than his last one. What are you listening to...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Kissimmee Florida, home of the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyworld, has a new attraction that will draw more people to the Sunshine State. It's a theme park of a very different variety. It's Machine Gun America, where a person as young as thirteen can...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Singing way better than Mariah Carey, Hillary wants to give her best wishes and let you know that she's running for President. With the announcement of Jeb Bush, the timing couldn't be better. Rand Paul, Mitt Romney, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz and Jeb,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Sampson | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Missouri State Rep. Rick Brattin doubled down on the defense of his bill that would force women to get permission from the father first before seeking an abortion. GOP lawmaker defends Missouri abortion ‘permission’ bill: Woman’s life ‘not altered’:...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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A seasonal rerun. I so miss the columns Anne Lamott used to write for Salon; they got me through some of the roughest times of my life. (How can you not love someone who refers to herself as a "cursing Christian"?) This year, though, I've been thinking...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Someone needs to explain to cable news talking heads that they don't get to advance spin some things, nor should they expect to. It's not the Cuba policy Ed Lavandera is upset about; it's the way it was announced. Not enough bells and whistles, no falling...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch gave an interview to local radio station KTRS following the news that witness 40 invented her testimony and likely perjured herself in front of the grand jury, and as we've come to expect from McCulloch, he was...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Deadline reports that George Clooney tried to get Hollywood to rally around Sony Pictures, to no avail: ... The most powerful people in Hollywood were so fearful to place themselves in the cross hairs of hackers that they all refused to sign a simple...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Got any #ChristmasFail to share? And it's an open thread. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Apparently, two individuals have come forward claiming to have each found a copy of the single, "Your Furniture Was Always Dead.. I Was Just Afraid To Tell You" by a band called The Upholsterers. The Upholsterers were a short-lived musical project started...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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You don't even have to see "Angels Sing" to know how it ends. It begins with Harry Connick Jr. as Michael, a man who's hated Christmas for 30 years since the death of his brother. Connie Britton (Nashville) is his wife, Kris Kristofferson is his father,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, December 19, 2014
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If the talking heads over on Faux "news" want to take up for the New York City Police Department in the wake of these protests going on in their city and across the country, they could find a better spokesperson than ex-con Bernard Kerik, but for whatever...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Okay, so here’s the deal.On December 12th the Regents at Texas A&M University decided to name the main academic building at A&M after Governor Rick Perry. On December 16th, they announced it to the public. On December 17th, Rick Perry said...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Juanita Jean | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney had a lot to say on Meet The Press last Sunday about his love affair with torture as he responded to the newly released Senate Torture Report, but the New Yorker's Jane Mayer dug deeper into the report along with NBC...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, December 19, 2014
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In the world of Republican math, you can come up with any figure that suits your needs, and if you're a respected Republican strategist like Frank Luntz, no one will question the authenticity of your statistics. You can also use an ill-received soundbite...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Friday, December 19, 2014
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President Obama was asked about Sony's decision to pull the movie The Interview during his final press conference of 2014: Obama: Sony 'Made A Mistake' By Canceling The Release Of 'The Interview': President Barack Obama spoke Friday afternoon on the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, December 19, 2014
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All kidding aside, under the current interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, it's not an unreasonable position to take. I just think the whole idea of a "right" to own a deadly weapon should be revisited as a practical matter, but that's just me: A panel...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, December 19, 2014
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I wrote about the New Era fight last month, and I'm happy to announce that the low-income housing activists have won their fight. Wonderful news, via Huffington Post: Hundreds of residents facing eviction from their London estate have scored a massive...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, December 19, 2014
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In a somewhat unorthodox move, President Obama didn't call on any of the male White House reporters in today's year-end press conference and instead took questions only from eight ladies, none of them from television. There was some fun banter on Twitter...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, December 19, 2014
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I really do enjoy just about everything he does: Wednesday was the Cool Pope's 78th birthday. What do you think he did to celebrate? Get a few strippers? Eat a pile of molly? Cry to himself silently over a bottle of Grappa about a life lived unfulfilled?...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Dumb thing to do. She should have said "despise" instead! What synonyms do you suggest? University of Michigan communications professor and department chair Susan Douglas is facing calls for her resignation following an op-ed she wrote, titled “It’s...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, December 19, 2014
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We all have our Christmas traditions, and Darlene Love's annual appearance on David Letterman is one of mine. First of all, it's live music, which I almost always prefer to the recorded variety. Something about the raw energy of live performance thrills...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, December 19, 2014
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That didn't take long. The NRA henchmen are already on the air attacking those horrible Newtown families for daring to sue Bushmaster, manufacturer of the weapon that killed their children. Media Matters: The National Rifle Association's news show Cam...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Greenwald is right. The refusal of Obama to prosecute our Iraq war criminals is the original sin of his administration: "The reason why Dick Cheney is able to go on 'Meet The Press' instead of being where he should be—which is in the dock at The Hague...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Via Think Progress, a shocking new video of a police arrest in New York City: A graphic new video shows NYPD officers beating a young boy against a vehicle. After three cops hold the boy against the car, a non-uniformed officer is seen running up and...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, December 19, 2014
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For a suggested donation of just $72, you can get this: No word if it's made of 100% Iraqi petroleum byproducts cut with babies' tears. The tweet that informed of the hat's existence says that the Republican National Committee "teamed up with Dick &...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Friday, December 19, 2014
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In the aftermath of Sony pulling "The Interview," because of threats directed at them as well as the movie houses showing them, Paramount has now followed suit and ordered three theaters not to show the brilliant "Team America," which was going to be...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Friday, December 19, 2014
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There's Donald Trump's Christmas greeting to us all. "President Obama, You're Fired!" Because we really care about what The Donald thinks, right? Of course, that Christmas card is intended to convey the idea that Donald Trump is relevant and planning...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Stephen Colbert wrapped up the last episode of his The Colbert Report with a finale that only he could manage to pull off. Colbert’s Epic Send-Off Includes Cameos from Pretty Much Every Celeb Ever: As the headline indicates in slightly exaggerated...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The Daily Show's Jon Stewart opened up his show this Thursday by first taking on Sony's decision not to release The Interview, complaining that Kim Jong-un now decides the films we make: On Thursday evening’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart tackled the hacks...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Tonight is the last Colbert Report. Looking forward to Stephen Colbert hosting Late Night, but it will be different. Open thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Friday, December 19, 2014
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We've all grown used to wingnut former Rep. Michele Bachmann making insane, delusional and often inflammatory remarks every time she opens her mouth, but this latest takes the cake even for her in the delusional department. Michele Bachmann Says She...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, and even Scott Walker have denounced the U.S. thaw in relations with Cuba, but Rand Paul is breaking with the GOP pack: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that starting to trade with Cuba "is probably a good idea"...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Friday, December 19, 2014
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[Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] With cries of “Second Amendment remedies” to “government tyranny” ringing in their ears, a crowd of several hundred people gathered near the state Capitol in Olympia, Wa., on Saturday, to voice their defiance of Initiative...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David Neiwert | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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I don’t normally concern myself with where the party holds its nominating convention. Normally it doesn’t matter much at all. I think this year might be a little different, I think it actually does matter for 2016. In the interest of full disclosure,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Mike Lux | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Less than 24 hours after announcing they were dropping the debut of the forthcoming move, The Interview, Senator John McCain has found a way to blame the Obama administration to the Sony hack that lead to the decision: “Recently reported intelligence...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Jamie | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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You'll remember I wrote about this last month. Well, billionaire Nick Hanauer is serious about the idea, and still pushing it with an article in The Hill, and with a petition you should sign at Daily Kos: Just think about it: With the stroke of his pen,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Bill O'Reilly's attacks on black teenage girls has been well documented here and Wednesday night he continued his assault on African American girls when he told Martin Luther King III, that if blacks want to succeed in life and help their communities...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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by Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica, Dec. 17, 2014, 3:12 p.m. When natural gas companies first pressed into New York in 2008, state environmental regulators barely understood the process of "hydraulic fracturing." Today, six and a half years after ProPublica...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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