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Donald Trump! Deez Nuts! Planned Parenthood! There's been a lot happening on the campaign trail so I figured I would squeeze it all into one video. Who knew a 15 year old from Iowa would troll the presidential campaign so hard? Super impressive. And...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Sampson | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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If it weren't hilarious, I wouldn't subject you to one more image of The Trumpet. But it is. I expect Trump to start running it in Iowa and New Hampshire next week. (h/t Washington Post) googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1386288741770-3');...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Tuesday, August 25, Salt Lake City Utah- In the least likely of places for views that align with Atheists, Mormons, Agnostics, Protestants, Catholics and Jews (to name a few), Preacher Topher Mehlhoff spoke to a pink clad, pro-choice crowd in front of...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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CNN political analyst John Avlon took a shot at his own network on Wednesday for airing GOP hopeful Donald Trump's speeches for hours on end instead of practicing journalism and "calling B.S." on the candidate's rhetoric. After Trump marked Fox News...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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You do not get to lead the Democratic party and oppose the President's best effort to secure a peaceful solution to the problem of Iran nuclear capabilities. You simply don't. That's the message DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz needs to hear loud and...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Ever since Donald Trump launched his campaign off the backs of undocumented immigrants, the absurdity of the xenophobic Republican base of voters and politicians looking to appease them is reaching new heights of insanity. Gov. Chris Christie, not too...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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You might remember F. Glenn Miller from last year, when he was arrested after shooting up two Jewish community centers in Kansas while shouting "Heil Hitler!" He's a fan of Ron Paul and Pat Buchanan. Doubtless he admires Donald Trump, too. Miller is...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Address to civil rights marchers by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 28, 1963 Link to audio recording from the event at the bottom of the page. I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Lester-and-Charlie | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Bill Maher took on the uncritical media and their coverage of Donald Trump's unbridled hate speech toward immigrants in this country, after shaming Republicans for not standing up against it. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Stupid), defended Trump's xenophobia by...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Talking Points Memo reports: A think tank founded by a notorious anti-Muslim activist is planning to co-sponsor an upcoming rally against the Iran deal headlined by Republican presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Donald Trump. Cruz and Trump...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Via the Guardian, another in a long chain of similarly heartbreaking stories. How do these towns justify holding a mentally ill man over $5 in grocery theft? There are poor people all over America who are sitting in jail over minor charges, often because...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Former President George W. Bush actually had the gall to show up in New Orleans this week on the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and do his best to try to revise history and the disastrous legacy of his administration and the mismanagement...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Real Time's Bill Maher explained to his audience what the new female sex pill and religion have in common during his New Rules segment this Friday night. MAHER: And finally New Rule, someone has to break it to the world's religions that they have something...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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A friend just turned me on to Steven Wilson's new record and I'm amazed that a quality album like this isn't in the collection of every music lover out there. Between this record and his 2013 masterpiece Raven That Refused To Sing, I've become a hardcore...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Thursday that Democrats were wrong to allege Republicans were waging a "war on women," and that the real war was on "what's inside of women." At a campaign event on the steps of the Arkansas Capitol...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Today Ken Paxton was in court to be arraigned after he plead not guilty to felony securities fraud on Monday.Then something weird happened. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton left his arraignment hearing Thursday in Fort Worth in need of new counsel....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Juanita Jean | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Fox News made sure that a stricken father’s vow to do “whatever it takes” to get gun legislation passed was overpowered by a pro gun message. But pro-gun guest Dana Loesch took it the extra mile with a little race baiting and suggesting Planned...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: News Hound Ellen | Friday, August 28, 2015
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So Chris Hayes invited Rep. Alan Grayson, who's running for the Florida senate seat left open by Marco Rubio's run for the Republican nomination, as someone "several people" have called "Trump of the Left." Which is a pretty stupid premise, since Grayson...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, August 28, 2015
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He "loves" the Bible, but doesn't seem to remember which parts: Donald Trump declined to name a favorite verse in the Bible on Bloomberg's "With All Due Respect" on Wednesday. He also wouldn't say which testament he preferred, saying he liked both equally....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, August 28, 2015
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This was the opening segment from Rachel Maddow's show last night, and it was a doozy. Reaching back ten years ago, Maddow found archival clips of Tim Russert hammering then-FEMA director Michael "Brownie" Brown for doing absolutely nothing to help those...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The two biggest fascist authoritarian candidates in the GOP field are Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, and now they're making the partnership official. The Texas GOP senator’s campaign announced Thursday that he’s invited Trump to join a rally planned...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Friday, August 28, 2015
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What could possibly go wrong? Just what we need. Police being trained on when to use their weapons with "pain compliance training" by this guy: Ex-Cop Who Killed Six People Now Teaches Other Officers When to Use Their Guns: It’s hard to imagine a better...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Throwback Thursday: Jon Stewart covers Fox News Election Night coverage, 2012. This is important to watch. One of the reasons the GOP base is so willing to choose Donald Trump over Fox News in 2015, is because Fox lied to them in 2012. (Notice The Donald...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Fox's Bill O'Reilly took his turn weighing in on the tragic shooting of the VA reporter and her cameraman this Thursday, and true to form, Bill-O, with an assist by their resident quack Keith Ablow, did his best to try to blame the dirty hippie secular...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Friday, August 28, 2015
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For the uninitiated, Musica Chicha is a term that refers to Peruvian Cumbia. Formally, Chicha refers to a fermented corn beverage, but, informally, it refers to a cultural movement that I still don't quite understand despite reading about it several...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Everything indicated that the American divorce rate would drop after the invention of Folgers Crystals. Research indicates, however, that in the early 1960s, when these commercials were introduced, divorce was at its lowest rate of the decade. Over the...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Lester-and-Charlie | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Not that I expected any different, but there you go. Via I Stand With Planned Parenthood: An expert report submitted to congressional leadership today, concludes that the secretly recorded and heavily edited videos, released about Planned Parenthood...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Donald Trump has tied up that racist vote. David Duke just endorsed him. David Duke, the anti-Semitic former Ku Klux Klan leader, praised Republican front-runner Donald Trump for his immigration policy proposals and said Trump is “the best of the lot.”...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Juanita Jean | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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I'm sure glad George Zimmerman isn't a racist, because race definitely didn't have anything to do with him shooting Trayvon Martin, am I right? Here's how he reacted to the shooting of two reporters yesterday. Not with compassion for their families,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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He also called her "a political whore for the New World Order" and "a monster." And it's a handy reminder of why making even a mild criticism of gun violence attracts a shit ton of crazy. Via Right Wing Watch: Right-wing pundit Alex Jones is not happy...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Fox News host Gretchen Carlson argued on Wednesday that the suspect who shot two WDBJ journalists and a person they were interviewing had committed a "hate crime" because he "shot three white people." Following the news that suspected gunman Vester L....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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With this short statement, I think Hillary Clinton just became the only candidate of either party to take on the gun lobby -- and not incidentally, put herself in their crosshairs. Everyone else's "thoughts and prayers are with the families," but Hillary...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Alison Parker's father and boyfriend are grieving, and resolute. They had some strong words for NRA-beholden legislators in this country, and chose to share them on Fox News. Andy Parker appeared tonight on Fox News, alongside Chris Hurst, the man who...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Blue America is at the tail end of a fundraising effort on behalf of Alex Law, the progressive Democrat running against South Jersey machine incumbent Donald Norcross, brother of notoriously corrupt party boss George Norcross. Since being installed in...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Jacqrat | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The same folks who are salivating over the Planned Parenthood fake videos that were proven to be 100% false are, of course, still at it. Hillary Clinton hires an American of Thai descent and they lose their minds because she worked for Planned Parenthood....
From: Crooks and Liars | By: LeftOfCenter | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Kris Kobach forgot to call Hillary Clinton an old poopy-head too, but that doesn't mean he didn't capitalize on the opportunity to look like the sexist pig he is. Also, it's pretty hilarious to see these guys all take to their Facebook pages to answer...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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From the Daily Beast: Vester Lee Flanagan’s bosses called 911 on the day they fired him from WDBJ because of his volatile behavior. ... At a February 2013 meeting, WDBJ managers told Flanagan he wasn’t a good fit and would be terminated. Flanagan...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Crooked Timber: The opportunity cost of war. Emptywheel: Dick Cheney prepares to fearmonger again on aluminum tube day. Pharyngula: It must be true; it's on the hat. P3: Those who see education as a pie fight. Finally, pondering the favorite superheroes...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Batocchio | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott gave pastors nationwide their marching orders this week, exhorting them to get out that evangelical vote in the upcoming primaries and general election. Because values. “Religious liberty from the Bible and the issues that...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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From: Crooks and Liars | By: Bluegal aka Fran | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Back on July 12th, if you logged into Ashley Madison, you were greeted by this song blasting out of your computer speakers. However, people have yet to understand why the song was used by the hackers other than that some of the lyrics vaguely describe...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Ryan Pressman | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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These are the type of fanatics Donald Trump's xenophobia appeals to. via Fusion Donald Trump had Fusion and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos kicked out of his press conference in Dubuque, Iowa Tuesday evening after Ramos interrupted another reporter to ask...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Scarce | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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