Archive for August 5th, 2015

August 5th, 2015 - 11:40 pm § in China, Misc.

CHINA .. celebrating a terrible anniversary

50th anniv. of establishment of Tibet Autonomous Region marked Singers perform at the Potala Palace Square in Lhasa, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, Aug. 3, 2015.[...]

August 5th, 2015 - 10:09 pm § in Misc.

What happens when cops think they’ve disabled the security cameras but missed one

Several Santa Ana, California, cops are in hot water after raiding a pot shop on May 26. First they smashed down the doors, rushed in with drawn guns, and made the customers lie face down on the floor. Then they disconnected the security cameras — except they missed one. Then they began eating[...]

August 5th, 2015 - 7:22 pm § in Politics

“Ag-gag” law struck down

Republican legislators across farm country have sought to silence animal welfare activists by making the undercover filming and reporting of farm animal abuse a crime. Not surprisingly, the first federal court to consider one of these laws has struck it down as an unconstitutional restraint of free[...]

August 5th, 2015 - 7:06 pm § in Politics, Religion

Chutzpah on stilts

When you are absolutely, positively, totally, unambiguously, leadpipe certain your opinion is the only correct one … naturally you should pretend you’re speaking for God. (Click here for story.)[...]

August 5th, 2015 - 2:07 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

SOUTH CAROLINA: What matters in South Carolina

The Auto Lobbyist:  from the Chronicle of Higher Education “If you can learn how to make love in the backseat of a Volkswagen, you can learn to read and write in a barn,” Patrick E. Watson, a longtime lobbyist for South Carolina car dealers, secured a big tax break for his clients. Deal[...]

August 5th, 2015 - 1:45 pm § in Misc.

Malaysia’s prime minister confirms debris came from MH-370

Malaysia’s prime minister, Najib Razak, announced this afternoon the debris that washed ashore on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean has been “confirmed” to be from Malaysian Airlines MH-370, but didn’t explain how the determination was made. French authorities were more rese[...]

August 5th, 2015 - 10:26 am § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY by SaraJane Siegfriedt


August 5th, 2015 - 9:47 am § in Politics

What if Republicans get their way on Iran?

“Kerry believes that a congressional rejection of the deal will lead to war.” — The Atlantic When the GOP presidential candidates convene Thursday for the televised Fox News pre-primary debate, they’re certain to unload on President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal negotiated[...]

August 5th, 2015 - 8:25 am § in Politics

The attack on Planned Parenthood is an elaborate hoax

“To those already convinced that abortions should be safe, legal and rare, it looks like Planned Parenthood is responsibly doing exactly what a medical provider should.” “Taking a page from the falsehoods and selectively-edited videos that brought about the defunding and bankruptc[...]

August 5th, 2015 - 8:00 am § in Misc.

One More Repub

Hulk Hogan Polling 2nd Place in Republican Primary Hulk Hogan may have lost his job at the WWE, but a new poll shows the former wrestler may have a future career in politics. Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, was caught on tape this week using racial slurs and admitting that he is racist agai[...]