Archive for February 16th, 2015

February 16th, 2015 - 11:32 pm § in Misc.

GOP judge halts President Obama’s immigration orders for now

“A federal judge temporarily blocked President Obama’s executive action on immigration Monday, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit that aims to permanently stop the orders. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s decision puts on hold Mr. Obama’s orders that [...]

February 16th, 2015 - 10:30 pm § in Misc.

Speaking of roads …

Argentina National Route 40 is one of the world’s longest (3,107 miles) and highest (up to 16,404′ of elevation) highways. I posted this picture just because it’s pretty. Photo: Mount Fitzroy Massif, Patagonia, from National Route 40.[...]

February 16th, 2015 - 8:21 pm § in Misc.

A newspaper correction for the ages

A hat tip to Daily Kos for this gem. I hope it didn’t give the editor paroxysms. [...]

February 16th, 2015 - 8:13 pm § in Uncategorized

Mosque catches fire; fireman says ‘let it burn’

After an arson fire caused more than $100,000 damage to an Islamic community center in Houston Friday morning, a guy named Dustin Herron and claiming to be a “Firefighter EMT at Crystal Beach Fire & EMS” — an unincorporated Gulf Coast community near Galveston — posted the[...]

February 16th, 2015 - 7:49 pm § in Misc.

Thomas Jefferson was a half-assed hypocrite

“Every time I have to hear yet another paean to the Founding Fathers, or see George Washington and Thomas Jefferson as graven images on Mount Rushmore, I think of the blood, backs, and bones of those enslaved black people they built their wealth on—some of whom were my ancestors—and I want[...]

February 16th, 2015 - 7:29 pm § in Politics

San Diego Fox station calls Obama a ‘rape suspect’

Don’t pretend that Fox is a news network, or what they do is journalism. Let’s call propaganda by its right name.The station claims it was just a production goof — not BFD enough to issue a retraction or apology — but Fox affiliates seem to make a habit of this sort of thing.[...]

February 16th, 2015 - 7:21 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics

NBC’s Brian Williams is a big fat liar (but he’s not the only one)

Just to keep things in perspective … (click on cartoon to enlarge)  [...]

February 16th, 2015 - 4:42 pm § in Uncategorized

BERKELEY BLOG: Climate Change

Is climate change a bulldozer or bullet train? Dan Farber, professor of law | 12/5/13 We’re in the early stages of climate change — just how much depending in large part on whether we control our emissions. But how quickly will this happen?  Is it a bulldozer we can dodge or a bullet train that[...]

February 16th, 2015 - 12:28 pm § in America

Hypocrisy: you pick the perp.

Sharpton? Palin? Both?[...]

February 16th, 2015 - 10:25 am § in Israel/Palestine, Misc.

Shimon Peres Opposes Netanyahu

Shimon Peres  offered support for negotiations with Iran — and multilateralism — as the best option for engagement. “I don’t think that any single country can stop Iran from having bombs. President [Barack] Obama, who I have the highest respect for, said that we have to put all the options [...]