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I'm glad he got over his own self-loathing, but groups like this have hurt a lot of people: The former head of a group that claimed it could stop people being attracted to those of the same sex has married his male partner. John Smid, executive director...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Give them another 15 minutes before the Republicans start spinning this as a sign of weakness" WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obama’s Democratic...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Monday, November 24, 2014
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A federal lawsuit filed by a Wisconsin man alleges that Arena police violated his civil rights by charging him for calling officers racists on Facebook. In 2012, Thomas G. Smith had seen an Arena Police Department Facebook post thanking community members...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote a really powerful essay in The Atlantic about Obama's response to the Ferguson grand jury results. An excerpt: What clearly cannot be said is that American society's affection for nonviolence is notional. What can not be said is...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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For these and other reasons, I find drones deeply immoral. The main advantage seems to be political -- that is, fewer actual soldiers sent in to risk their lives. Okay, so they kill a bunch of innocent civilians who were just minding their own business....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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To the average Fox and Friends viewer, a man with an exotic accent from the land of Oz is a fine choice to deliver the daily dose of essential fearmongering. Nick Adams, the author of American Boomerang, is a proponent of the incredibly unpopular policies...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The election is over. Congress is back in Washington. The first order of business after the election is to give big tax breaks to the corporations – $450 billion worth. Fortunately, President Obama is trying to do something about this. Tax Extenders...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Dave Johnson | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Oh yeah, sure Bob McCulloch presented a fair case and was impartial. Here's reason number umpty-zillion why he is an lying, slimy, arrogant tool. Addicting Info: In addition to his duties as the county prosecutor, Robert McCulloch is also the president...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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I'm beginning to think that gun safety should be taught in childbirth classes. Just a thought: The Tulsa Police Department on Tuesday identified a U.S. Army Reserve specialist as the woman who was fatally shot by her 3-year-old son in their east Tulsa...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Link: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a stent implanted to address artery blockage. The 81-year-old justice underwent the procedure Wednesday morning at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in D.C., the court revealed. "The coronary blockage...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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I'll bet her Park Avenue neighbors loved that! Not long after a Walmart manager in Midwest City, Okla., started a food donation campaign for her co-workers, Walmart heiress Alice Walton got an unexpected “gift” with a strong message from some other...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Guys, I am having a ball on vacation. This week Bubba, me, Bubba Jr, and the lovely Mrs. Bubba Jr. had VIP tours of the Harry S Truman Library and home in Independence, Missouri, thanks to customer Deb and her Bubba, Craig. It was the experience of a...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Juanita Jean | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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I don't know if Don Lemon was just being willfully obtuse here or if he honestly doesn't know anything about the history of the Civil Rights movement in America, but it's segments like this one that make me cringe whenever I see him on television. Jesse...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke claims he is a Democrat, but is anything but. He goes to Tea Party rallies and uses taxpayer money to tell people to buy guns and not to call him to fight crime. Being the good little right-wingnut that he is, he...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: capper | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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In March 2014, Republican Wisconsin State Representative Bill Kramer, who also was the Assembly Majority Leader, was charged with two counts of Second Degree Sexual Assault for violently sexually assaulting a GOP congressional staffer: In the parking...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: capper | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Thanks, Chuck Schumer, for stepping all over those of us whose lives are saved by the Affordable Care Act. Your cynicism is truly stunning. The Washington Post has a report about the speech Senator "Democratic Messaging" delivered Thursday at the National...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Isn't this lovely? Peter King: President Obama should invite Officer Darren Wilson to the W.H.: Rep. Peter King has a suggestion for the White House in dealing with the latest developments in Ferguson — invite Officer Darren Wilson over. “I think...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Thousands of protesters shut down FDR Drive, a major highway in NYC, for 2 hours in a call for #JusticeForMikeBrown pic.twitter.com/ObuelfuMX5 — Jenna Pope (@JennaBPope) November 26, 2014 I-35 closed in #Dallas as #Ferguson protesters march on highway....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The Ferguson verdict reminds me of a very similar situation that happened just over twenty years ago, this song summarizes what happened pretty well. What are you listening to tonight? googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3');...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Gimme more and more of disoriented vision. The blood in the streets is the product of the system. They privatize the prison to profit that's the mission. The money from the poor feeds the one world religion. It's clear they want you out in the cold and...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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With the holidays coming up and with all the tension taking place in the news this week, I figured we all needed a laugh. Nacho Punch provides that by poking fun at our greed and mass consumerism with a fake movie trailer done in the style of horror...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: oresmas | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Senator Ted Cruz was a kind of guest of honor during his visit of top Jewish donors and Israel supporters in NYC and during a lunch he actually said that he's not very conservative, I kid you not. I'd have to say that's the joke of the year. NY Observer:...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Fox News is always trying to prove that there's an ulterior motive for profit when it comes to influential members of the Black community. The grotesque contortion of facts that support the narrative that Black America deserves what it gets is the unanimous...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin ripped St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch for asking Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson "softball" questions during the cross examination of his testimony, which she called "fanciful and not credible."...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Life is constantly moving, and we’re reminded of this as new winds disrupt our journey this week. We’ll come across a variety of incoming information which can include unprocessed messages, fresh advice, unexpected news and new people. As new signs...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: starcana | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Let's start with the one that made me cry this morning: excerpt from to kill a mockingbird, published in 1960. 54 years later and we are still facing the same problems. pic.twitter.com/kGmWQyaIAt — aurora (@yellowveins) November 25, 2014 National Bar...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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To those calling the people of Ferguson savages- these are sports riots.Over games. Not someone being murdered. Games pic.twitter.com/SjKJz1zSvk — John Basedow (@jigosthoughts) November 25, 2014 Twice, I've been trapped in a car where mobs of people...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Andrea Mitchell had Ruth Marcus and Chris Cillizza on to gnash over Chuck Hagel's confirmation. But I fail to understand her logic here. Speaking about the prospects for Hagel's replacement, Marcus says "We have a very important pending nomination before...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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This might be one of the more achingly stupid and infuriating conversations I've ever seen on Fox -- and that's saying a lot. Megyn Kelly, who's the "smart" one on Fox (she graduated from third-tier Albany Law School and then worked as a credit lawyer...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Darren Wilson is 6'4" tall and weighs around 210 pounds. I offer these facts so that you have some perspective as you read through some of his impressions of Mike Brown, and his descriptions of the 'disadvantage' he found himself in. Wilson's interview...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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That whole Ferguson grand jury charade last night was utter and illegal bullshit. You know why? Because the only purpose of a grand jury is to see if there's a prima facie case -- that is, does enough evidence on its face exist to bring charges? Of course...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Chuck Hagel is resigning as defense secretary under pressure from the White House. As Dave Weigel notes, John McCain is vigorously defending Hagel: In a morning interview with NewsTalk 550, McCain struck back at the idea that Hagel was incompetent, or...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Here's the terrible injury that Jim Hoft aka Stupidest Guy on the Internet described as a "shattered eye socket." That injury isn't anywhere near his eye. Here's my question. If Brown popped Wilson in the face at the car then ran away, how was it that...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Apparently, there's a group of "truthers" who believe that Stevie Wonder isn't actually blind and that it's some sort of prank that got way out of hand. As interesting as that might sound, it's also pretty insensitive and weird. They back up their claim...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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After the decision by the St. Louis Grand jury to not indict officer Wilson was handed down to the public and hostilities broke out in Ferguson, Jake Tapper of CNN interviewed a visibly upset young women named Angel, who said that the police tea-gassed...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, directed by Norman Jewison 1967. Open Thread below... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3'); });...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Not that it wasn't expected. Still, this was only a probable cause proceeding, and the corroborated testimony of more than five eyewitnesses seemed like pretty compelling testimony to at least try Darren Wilson for the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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No, really. They're not even Swedish! They're a "charity" that's based in the Netherlands, allegedly to promote design and architecture. But they don't spend much of their money - they seem to be a big old tax shelter: Ikea’s association with Swedishness...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Monday, November 24, 2014
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So sick of these businesses who can't even extend human kindness to the people who help them make their money: Last week, a delivery driver for a restaurant in Napierville, Illinois made what he thought was a reasonable request–he needed time off to...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Monday appeared on Fox News to defend his argument that civil rights activists were wasting their time fighting police abuses of power because he said that "black on black" violence was the real problem. During...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Monday, November 24, 2014
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What a disgrace this whole thing has been: The leaks, the portrayal of the victim, the way his body was treated, the obvious suppression of evidence. As reporters, we used to have a saying when we saw standard procedures ignored: "This smells funny."...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Monday, November 24, 2014
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My last post was about how I've embraced Twitter as a fairly late adopter as is typical for me when it comes to tech, but whole-heartedly nonetheless. There is a light side to Twitter, but as with all things in life, "Without the darkness, there would...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Deborah Nesbit | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Let’s start with 3 Senate races the media has all but ignored because they weren’t on the final weeks list of the most closely contested races: the Oregon Senate race where Jeff Merkley won re-election; the Minnesota Senate race where Al Franken...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Mike Lux | Monday, November 24, 2014
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As a citizen, I deeply resent some born-rich turd like Grover Norquist extorting the complicity of Congress members with his Americans for Tax reform primary terror tactics. As far as I'm concerned, he is a domestic enemy of this nation and members should...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Monday, November 24, 2014
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I'm going to take a real wild guess that our compliant corporate media talking heads will treat this as gospel. Because the winners are always right, amirite? When Republicans took control of both houses of Congress earlier this month, they won an important...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Marilynn Mika Spencer of The Spencer Law Firm is an employment and labor law attorney in San Diego, California. Anthony Munter of Price Benowitz is a qui tam and whistleblower attorney in Washington, D.C. We were mad as hell after reading the excellent...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Monday, November 24, 2014
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This panel discussion on Bill Maher's show Friday night is illuminating. While I think Maher is right about people being stupid about certain things, I was put off by his superior attitude, mostly because I know the kind of effort that goes into making...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Monday, November 24, 2014
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According to CNN's Gloria Borger, the civil rights movement began with Marion Barry and ended with Barack Obama. It's magical, in ways ordinary people cannot begin to understand. Sitting in for Candy Crowley on Sunday, Borger turned to LZ Granderson...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: karoli | Monday, November 24, 2014
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An absurd death but perhaps there's more to this story. ST. LOUIS (CNN) -- A woman appears to have accidentally fatally shot herself in the head with a gun bought to prepare for possible Ferguson-related unrest, according to sources briefed on the police...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Scarce | Monday, November 24, 2014
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During Fox News' "Mediabuzz," there was a discussion about Friday's document dump of the House Intelligence Committee's two year investigation into Benghazi, which found that all the lame brain complaints and conspiracy theories conservatives whipped...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Monday, November 24, 2014
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