“No matter what Jackie said, we should automatically believe rape claims”
Alfred Centauri

This is a remarkable article. Incredulity hurts victims more than it hurts wrongly-accused perps. Let’s be clear: the, what was formerly known as the innocent victim of wrongful accusation, is a ‘perp’ if only a wrongly-accused perp. It gets better. … Continue reading

They don’t think it, they know it.

Van Jones plays the ‘treason’ card, says NRA wants to ‘kill USA soldiers’ Van Jones @VanJones68 Does #NRA think US Const protects “right” 2 shoot USA cops & soldiers? Keep saying folks need big guns 2 fight our govt. Um… … Continue reading

It’s getting warmer, dammit! Now put on your long johns!
nemo paradise

Well, the world just keeps warming up. From the NY Times: Winter has come to the vast, northernmost reaches of Canada, the sparsely populated area surrounding the Arctic Circle historically characterized by severely cold weather. But these days refrigeration systems … Continue reading

Bloomberg and Kroll violate federal wiretap laws.

Will they be prosecuted? Reuters Touts Mayor Bloomberg Fighting ‘Illegal Guns,’ Skips Over ‘Unavailable’ NRA Bloomberg said the city’s inquiry into online sales, conducted by investigative firm Kroll, found 62 percent of sellers were willing to commit a felony by … Continue reading

A “Civil” War

I seldom link to posts on other blogs and say “read this”. Approximately never. That said, read this. Mike nails it. … Continue reading

Why Won’t Those Damned Fascist Wingnutz Morons Shut Up and Respect Their Betters?
Bill Quick

English Riots As best I can tell, the riots did not have a political motivation (the spark/excuse was the police shooting a suspect) and the general tenor appears to be wanton criminality rather than political statement. Certainly the current economic … Continue reading

Department of the Patently Obvious

Saudis have West over a barrel And they don’t want to hear about oilsands development An OPEC billionaire has publicly said what everyone long suspected, but just hadn’t heard out loud before: Saudi Arabia doesn’t want the world to develop … Continue reading

The Scooby-Doo Explanation of Everything
Chef Mojo

When I was a kid, I really enjoyed watching Scooby-Doo. It was probably my first exposure, at least subliminally, to the concept of scientific rationality defeating superstition; Sagan’s “candle in the dark.” I was over at Althouse this morning, and … Continue reading

Yowza! War Vet Demands Murder of Arizona Congressman!
Bill Quick

Daily Kos: State of the Nation Etheridge, Bob (NC-02) Giffords, Gabrielle (AZ-08) Gillibrand, Kirsten (NY-20) Not all of these people will get or even deserve primaries, but this vote certainly puts a bulls eye on their district. Why was Markos … Continue reading

Well, you kind of suspected this all along….
nemo paradise

We always thought that climate change was all about money, but we had no idea. According to Ottmar Edenhofer, co-chair of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Working Group III on Mitigation of Climate Change: “The climate summit … Continue reading

Dinesh D’Souza doesn’t like Obama very much
nemo paradise

“The senior Obama proposed that the state confiscate private land and raise taxes with no upper limit. In fact, he insisted that ‘theoretically there is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100% of income so long as the … Continue reading

It’s About Damned Time
Bill Quick

The Great American Cleaving – NYTimes.com And the new Republican majority in the House comes to power with a sour sentiment from their electorate: make no deals and take no prisoners. A May poll released by the Pew Research Center … Continue reading