Archive for October 23rd, 2015

October 23rd, 2015 - 9:47 pm § in Misc.

Ahmed gets his clock back

This object is what those stupid Texas cops (and lots of dumb Republicans) wet their pants over.[...]

October 23rd, 2015 - 7:29 pm § in Politics

GOP wants to legalize gun silencers

… to protect your hearing. Really. They’re calling it the “Hearing Protection Act of 2015,” and it was introduced by an Arizona Congressman. I’m not kidding. Read the story here.[...]

October 23rd, 2015 - 3:34 pm § in Misc.

Bankers sent to prison — in Iceland

The 2007-2008 financial crisis nearly destroyed Iceland’s economy. Since then, the tiny island nation has made a remarkable comeback. The country’s president explained, “We were wise enough not to follow the traditional prevailing orthodoxies of the Western financial world in the last [...]

October 23rd, 2015 - 3:28 pm § in Politics

Texas ramps up harassment of Planned Parenthood

Texas is a state run by Republicans who don’t like Planned Parenthood because the health care provider also operates abortion clinics. In Congress, Republicans are trying — so far without success — to cut off approximately half a billion dollars of Medicaid reimbursement to PP nati[...]

October 23rd, 2015 - 2:21 pm § in Misc.

Romney’s Hypocrisy

Robert Sargent Mitt Romney, on his friend Tom Stemberg who died today, and was the driving force behind Romneycare: “Without Tom pushing it, I don’t think we would have had Romneycare. Without Romneycare, I don’t think we would have Obamacare. So, without Tom a lot of people wouldn’t have he[...]

October 23rd, 2015 - 1:57 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

Anthony Washington: Thomas Jefferson is a hero to most, but not for me

Some would argue that Thomas Jefferson is the most important figure in our American history.  He along with John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston wrote the Declaration of Independence.  Outside of the fact that the Fourth of July brings family and friends together, Am[...]

October 23rd, 2015 - 1:32 pm § in Misc., Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene


….Matthew 7:16 The SEIU brings with it an agenda that few faculty are likely to accept and that certainly will turn off most legislators. The post on the left shows the problem .  The organizations on this post are no more likely to get what the UW faculty wants from the legislature than an [...]

October 23rd, 2015 - 12:46 pm § in Uncategorized

Is Trump fading?

Two new Iowa polls show Trump solidly trailing Ben Carson, which prompted The Donald to call Iowa Republican voters “stupid,” then blame the remark on an intern after it provoked a firestorm. (Read the story here.) We probably haven’t heard the last of him yet, but maybe there̵[...]

October 23rd, 2015 - 12:15 pm § in Politics

FBI ends IRS probe; no charges

“The Justice Department notified members of Congress on Friday that it is closing its two-year investigation into whether the IRS improperly targeted tea party and other conservative groups. There will be no charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner or anyone else at the agency, the Jus[...]

October 23rd, 2015 - 11:40 am § in Politics

Paul Ryan’s family-leave hypocrisy

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) apparently will be the next House Speaker, succeeding Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) who threw in the towel after trying in vain to control his unruly Tea Party caucus, whose 40 or so members believe they alone have the right to run the country and to hell with the 90%-plus of Americ[...]