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February 26th, 2015 - 8:35 pm § in Politics

Scott Walker denies comparing labor protesters to ISIS

Which, of course, means he did. You don’t have to take my word for it; here’s the video clip of him doing it: He certainly did. But afterward, CNN reports, “Walker told reporters he wasn’t making a direct comparison.” Of course he wasn’t. He made an oblique one. I[...]

February 26th, 2015 - 8:20 pm § in Politics

Ben Carson is a hyperventilating bloviator

Ben Carson is running for the GOP presidential nomination. Hey, this is America; everybody’s welcome, and the more, the merrier! I’ve always wondered what it would be like to have an ordinary American citizen, instead of a professional politician, in the White House — although the [...]

February 26th, 2015 - 5:04 pm § in Misc.

Independent autopsy concludes cops shot Pasco man in the back

An independent autopsy requested by the family of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, the Mexican farmworker killed by Pasco police last week, was struck at least twice by police bullets fired from behind, contradicting police assertions that all the shots were fired when he was facing police. http://www.seatt[...]

February 26th, 2015 - 4:45 pm § in Uncategorized

Christie says Obama and liberals should ‘shut up and sit down’

Gov. Christie draw applause from a conservative audience today when he said, “I’m the son of a Sicilian mother and an Irish father, which means in my household, I got to learn about dispute resolution really early. What my parents taught me was that, if you really care about something, [...]

February 26th, 2015 - 3:47 pm § in Misc.

LAPD settles shooting for $5 million but the cops won’t be prosecuted although they may get fired

Three Los Angeles cops who killed Brian Beaird, 51, a disabled veteran, on live TV in December 2013 won’t be prosecuted even though news helicopter video proves he wasn’t reaching for a weapon after stumbling out of his crashed Corvette as they claimed. The video shows his hands in plain[...]

February 26th, 2015 - 2:45 pm § in Politics

Democratic vs. Republican governance

Daily Kos reports, Two states where Republican governors have cut taxes for wealthy business owners, Kansas and Wisconsin, now face budget shortfalls, reduced funding for schools and cuts in other public services, and aren’t generating the job growth these table-pounding politicians promised t[...]

February 26th, 2015 - 2:40 pm § in Politics

Netanyahu refuses to meet with Democrats

TPM reports, “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday turned down an invitation to meet privately with Senate Democrats next week during his visit to Washington, saying the session ‘could compound the misperception of partisanship’ surrounding his trip. … “[...]

February 26th, 2015 - 2:06 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics

O’Reilly lied about witnessing nuns being murdered in El Salvador, too

From Media Matters: “Bill O’Reilly has claimed repeatedly that he witnessed the execution of nuns while reporting in 1981 on the civil war in El Salvador …. On December 2, 1980, four members of the Salvadoran national guard raped and shot ‘three American nuns and a layworke[...]