Monthly Archives: February 2015

UPDATE in the Case of Tamir Rice: The City of Cleveland Claims That the Twelve-Year-Old’s Death Was Caused by His Own Actions

By Elaine Magliaro Eric Helsig (Northeast Media Group) reported yesterday that the city of Cleveland had responded to a lawsuit filed by Tamir Rice’s family “with several defenses, including that the 12-year-old died and his family members suffered because of … Continue reading

Posted in DOJ, Equal Rights, Justice, Law Enforcement, Local Government, Media, Racism, Society, United States | Tagged , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Dumbass Politician from Oklahoma Throws Snowball on the Senate Floor in an Effort to Prove That Climate Change Is a Hoax (VIDEOS)

By Elaine Magliaro In January, climate change denier Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) officially took the gavel as chairman of the Senate’s Environment Committee. Later in the day, “he took the Senate floor for a long speech about how human-caused climate … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change Deniers, Climatology, Conservatives, Countries, Denialism, Energy Policy, Government, Government Propaganda, Humor, Logic, Media, Politics, Propaganda, Science, Short Video, United States | Tagged , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Live Long and Prosper: R.I.P Leonard Nimoy

by Gene Howington It is strange how we as humans can effect one another across time and space through the medium of art. Truly spooky action at a distance. If you are of a certain age and a certain bent … Continue reading

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POETRY FRIDAY: Bill O., A Rhyming Rant About Bill O’Reilly

By Elaine Magliaro Poor Bill O’Reilly! Everybody’s pickin’ on him…claiming he’s not telling the truth about a number of his intrepid escapades as a journalist. His former co-workers just keep piling it on! All the news about Bill O’Reilly’s lies … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Celebrity, Heroism, History, Humor, Hypocrisy, Media, Poetry, Politics, Propaganda, Society, United States, World History | Tagged , , , | 19 Comments

Drone Cost Symptomatic of Larger DHS Issue

by Gene Howington CNN is reporting that re-tasked military drone use by the Border Patrol (under the aegis of the Department of Homeland Security) is grossly expensive and of negligible benefit. According to figures derived from a report released on … Continue reading

Posted in Big Brother, Campaign Finance, CBT, Civil Liberties, Corruption, Democracy, DHS, DNC, Fascists/Corporatists, George W. Bush, Law Enforcement, Neoconservatives, Neoliberals, Oligarchy, RNC, United States, War on "Terror" | 7 Comments

The Eighteenth Post in the “Oh My Achin’ Head” Series: Idaho Lawmaker Asks Doctor If a Swallowed Camera Could be Used for a Gynelogical Exam (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro Here’s a story about an idiot politician from Idaho who is confused about female anatomy. Let me just say that Republican state representative Vito Barbieri sure ain’t an expert on “lady parts.”  Barbieri made news on Monday when he posed … Continue reading

Posted in Anatomy, Biology, Conservatives, Countries, Government, Health Care, Humor, Medical Technology, Pharmaceuticals, Physicians, Politics, Reproductive Rights, Science, States, Technology, United States | Tagged , , , , , | 15 Comments

Just Another Batshit Crazy Politician: Nevada Assemblywoman Claims Cancer is a Fungus That Can Be Flushed Out with Baking Soda

By Elaine Magliaro Steve Benen (MSNBC) wrote today that “the relationship between Republicans and modern science has become strained lately. In recent months, we’ve seen GOP officials – including senators, governors, and presidential candidates – balk at climate science, contraception, … Continue reading

Posted in Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Countries, Government, Health Care, Media, Political Science, Politics, Propaganda, Science, States, United States | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Ukraine War: A Reverse Cuban Missile Crisis

Apparently I’m not alone in doubting that this ship is unsinkable.   Here’s a perspective on the Ukraine War from a member of JFK’s Cuban Missile Crisis Management Team; James R. Polk In a rather ghastly Nineteenth Century experiment, a … Continue reading

Posted in Denialism, NATO, Propaganda, Russia, Ukraine, War | 116 Comments

Larry Wilmore Plays the Race Card Against “Colossal Prick” Rudy Giuliani on The Nightly Show (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro Back from a week’s vacation, Larry Wilmore tackled the subject of Rudy Giuliani’s controversial claim that President Obama doesn’t love this country. Last night on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show, Wilmore straight out called New York City’s ex-mayor’s comments “racist.” Wilmore … Continue reading

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John Oliver Digs into the “Bizarre” American Practice of Electing Judges

By Elaine Magliaro John Oliver took on the subject of electing judges on Last Week Tonight on Sunday. In most states, judges are elected–not appointed–“forcing many judges to pander to the electorate and accept campaign money in order to keep … Continue reading

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