Monthly Archives: February 2015

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

Posted in American History, Barack Obama, Humor, Politics, Racism, United States | Tagged , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Courts, Government, Humor, Legal Analysis, Short Video, States, United States | Tagged , | 4 Comments

White Supremacist League of the South Plans to Honor John Wilkes Booth in April…Gears Up to Form Paramilitary Group in Hopes of Advancing a Second Southern Secession

By Elaine Magliaro On February 12th, League of the South president Michael Hill wrote the following information on his organization’s website under a post titled Honoring John Wilkes Booth: The League of the South looks to the present and future. However, … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Equal Rights, Racism, United States | Tagged | 24 Comments

Oscar Pool: For Fun and Bragging Rights

For anyone interested in the Academy Awards perhaps the greatest fun in watching the show is predicting who the winners will be.  As this article in the New York Times states: The Academy Awards ceremony will emphasize the suspense of … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Movies, Uncategorized | 37 Comments

NASCAR, domestic violence, and the Busch brothers

by Charlton Stanley This afternoon, one of the most popular auto races in the world will be held. At 1:00 PM EST, the green flag will drop for the 2015 Daytona 500. This race started as a shorter race of … Continue reading

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Fran Lebowitz Talks about Rudy Giuliani and Racism on Real Time with Bill Maher (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro On Friday, longtime New Yorker and public intellectual Fran Lebowitz was a guest on Bill Maher’s HBO program Real Time. During a panel discussion with Maher, Rob Reiner, Elahe Izadi and Bill Nye, Lebowitz gave her opinion of Rudy … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Equal Rights, Law Enforcement, Local Government, Racism, Short Video, United States | 13 Comments