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If there's anyone who should be crawling under a rock, it's this guy: Joe The Plumber: Hold A Job Fair In Ferguson, Protestors Will 'Scatter Like Cockroaches': Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as "Joe the Plumber," took to Facebook on Wednesday to post...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Fox News resident psychiatrist Keith Ablow on Thursday defended his previous assertion that First Lady Michelle Obama needed to "drop a few" pounds, and added that women at Fox News could stand to lose some weight too. Earlier this month, Ablow told...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Yep, hearing this from quite a few people lately. It's hard to stay in a relationship with people when you see they're not who you thought they were: Angela Mitchell-Phillips’ predominantly white church had a “come to Jesus” moment on race last...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | By: Vegasjessie | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Experts say they don't know which part of the treatment worked, but figured intensive support would help: Two Americans who contracted the Ebola virus while working in West Africa have been released from an Atlanta hospital. Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, worked...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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I still haven't processed the evil that ISIL has unleashed, culminating in their public execution of American journalist James Foley. It's inhuman, barbaric, and downright evil. Coming on the heels of everything else these past two weeks it's also incomprehensible....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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One of my closest friends is from Columbia, and the other day she said to me, "How could I not have seen how racist these people were when I lived there?" Here's an example: TODAY IN RACISM: From yesterday's Columbia (MO) Tribune. Call 573/815-1700 or...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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How about some happy stories from Ferguson for a change? A North Carolina teacher has raised over $100,000 to help feed the kids there, many of whom rely on federal and state lunch and breakfast programs to eat. But in the midst of the violence and unrest...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Yes! This is what Democrats running for office nationwide should be doing. Republicans have given up on trying to use the Affordable Care Act as a wedge in 2014, but it's about time Democrats started talking about what good they've done instead of pretending...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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I knew it wasn't going to be easy. Mon'Ne was good but she didn't have her A game. And out of the 13 kids on the Vegas team, 12 of them bat over .300, so Vegas bats got them an early lead. Then they tacked on five insurance runs at the top of the 5th,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Here's your classic Fox News paternalistic sexism on full display. Watch Sean Hannity mansplain justice to Committeewoman Patricia Hynes. Newshounds: However, I suspect Hannity was looking for a (racial) fight. With a resentful edge in his voice, Hannity...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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[Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] Pete Santilli insists that militiamen saved his life from drug cartels trying to assassinate him during his “Border Convoy,” a publicity stunt held earlier this month to focus anger about Central American refugee children...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David Neiwert | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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One of the things you know whenever there's a high profile case: Prosecutors will leak whatever they can to reporters in order to shift public perception onto their side. Reporters who are not lazy know this, and don't just report the leak without either...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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[embed eid="9532" /] Dedicated to the people of Ferguson. Lyrics below, via: Black rage is founded on two-thirds a person Rapings and beatings and suffering that worsens, Black human packages tied up with strings Black rage can come from all these kinds...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Comic relief for another tough day, via @SusanCalman, h/t Peter. Open thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Something a little slower and more intimate for tonight. Got any favorite smooth jams? googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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I guess this means Bill-O won't be having any more M-F-ing iced tea at Sylvia's with the Rev again any time soon. He called into Faux "news" at least once or twice while he was on vacation and already attacked Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson during one...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Jim Hoft has been called a lying douchebag, a spinner of tall tales, and a guy who plays into extremist right wing narratives that people such as Matt Drudge buy into and support. This time Hoft made waves with his base talking about how Officer Darren...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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On Tuesday, another young black man was shot dead by police just a couple of miles away from Ferguson, but the press on the scene were assured the circumstance were very different. Here is the official account released to the press yesterday: When police...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Via Whitehouse.gov: PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon, everybody. Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL. Jim was a journalist, a son, a brother, and a friend. He reported from difficult and dangerous...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Police believe a man outside a bar in Georgia accidentally shot himself in the hand, and the same bullet killed a woman across the street. Police on Saturday responded to a call of shots fired outside the Old Heidelberg restaurant and bar, and found...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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When Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon ripped Gov. Christie in a parody about the Bridgegate scandal, it put a damper on his relationship with his favorite artist. Being made fun of like this over a very important political controversy can only hurt...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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I just can't wait -- and neither can most of Philadelphia. This afternoon, there's a heavy storm moving through the stadium area and hopefully the ground crew can keep it together. There's been an avalanche of publicity this past week, and that's a lot...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Because wingers don't have a conscience to speak of, I'm sure this won't bother them but it sure grinds the hell out of me. ThinkProgress: Between five and ten migrant children have been killed since February after the United States deported them back...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Remember Michael Hayden? In 2008 Bush's minister of terror believed torture is a "legal term" and seemed to be proud that the U.S. hasn't waterboarded anyone in over five years. He advocated for torture as an effective means of interrogation except he...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Vegasjessie | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Corporate tax rates used to top out at 52.8 percent. Later rates were lowered to 48 percent and then 46 percent. Then in 1986 corporations complained that this (lowered) rate made them "uncompetitive" and demanded "corporate tax reform." Because job...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dave Johnson | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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It looks like Howie got a whipping from Roger Ailes for his defense of Wes Lowery on Sunday, because he came out with both guns blazing Tuesday night on Bret Baier's show. According to Howie, the presence of media in Ferguson is driving the protests,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Just about everything annoys Rush Limbaugh about the Micheal Brown shooting in MO as you would naturally assume. He' also a little upset that the Obama administration and the feds are looking into the mess in Ferguson, MO., but were nowhere to be found...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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This is Texas, after all, so it's hard to say whether an indictment is seen as a detriment -- or a sign to close ranks and protect Perry against the evil Austin liberals: Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Here is your most classic media quote of the week. Disgraced lying racist cop Mark Fuhrman, while whining about how mean everyone is being to the police officer who pumped six bullets into Michael Brown, actually complained that "this is a hostage negotiation,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Jake Tapper's job for August 19th was to march with the protesters in Ferguson. Here's an image for the ages, captured by Daily Show writer Travon Free and posted to Twitter. A classic forever. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3');...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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I was never much into punk music, but I can appreciate what it's about. This song is exemplary of the genre, having a message that pretty much anyone from any generation can relate to. Got any favorite punk songs? googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3');...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Well, thank you Washington Post, for publishing an op-ed by an advisor to the LAPD who has some advice for all the rest of us. I understand that he actually believes he's doing us a favor with this, but how about a parallel remark about police who behave...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Donald Pitt­man is a 51 year old African American who has worked for the city of St. Petersburg for 15 years, whose boss, John Paquette, sprayed the letters "KKK" on the back of his orange work vest 10 months ago. He did what probably anyone would do...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Anonymous | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Yikes: ISIS claims to have executed American freelance journalist James Foley; threatening to kill Steven Sotloff next. — Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) August 19, 2014 No, we're not going to post the pictures. You know how to find that kind of...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) on Tuesday called for Gov. Jay Nixon (D) to reinstate the curfew in Ferguson to allow the justice system -- which he said was a product of "Anglo-American civilization" -- to do its job. Following Monday night's clashes...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Getty Images photojournalist Scott Olson was arrested Monday for refusing to stay in a designated "media pen" that the police set up even though the rest of the area was open to the public. He was later released and discussed his arrest with MSNBC's...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Everyone on the couch was swooning over the failed Vice Presidential Candidate and alleged policy wonk, Paul Ryan this morning. He asserted, like any good patriotic American, that he doesn't like the way the country is going and he, unlike the rest of...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Vegasjessie | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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During last night's live CNN broadcast, anchor Rosemary Church asked why police didn't use water cannons instead of tear gas, prompting a sidelong glance from her desk partner. If one has no knowledge of water cannons' place in American civil rights...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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