June 27, 2008 Louisiana Governor
Bobby Jindal OKs Chemical Castration Law
Rising Republican star Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation
on June 25th allowing judges to force convicted rapists to undergo chemical
youngest governor is often cited as a potential
Vice Presidental nominee for John McCain. Jindal has also spoken out in
defense of intelligent design and written about his participation in an
June 25, 2008 Bush Justice
Department Scandal Primer
As you know, Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine came out yesterday
with the first installment of his long-awaited report on the panoply of
DOJ scandals growing out of last year's US Attorneys firing story. In today's
episode we bring you up to date on Fine's key findings and explain why installment
one is an ominous sign for those actually involved in the firings.
June 20, 2008 Susan Blackmore: Memes
Susan Blackmore studies memes: ideas that replicate themselves from brain
to brain like a virus. She makes a bold new argument: Humanity has spawned
a new kind of meme, the teme, which spreads itself via technology -- and
invents ways to keep itself alive.
June 19,2008 How Much Longer Will Iraq Be for Sale?
Proponents of the Congressional legislation to ban contractors are correct
in pointing out that the War in Iraq and the interrogation of Iraqi prisoners
ought to be the responsibility of highly-trained military personnel, not
contractors whose only goal is to make profits.
June 18, 2008 At least I don't plaster on the make-up
like a trollop, you cunt.
An f-you to those too squeamish to discuss an incident speaking directly
to the temperament and character of a guy who'd like to be President. McCain's
freaky-mean '92 outburst is a well-sourced story found in Cliff Schecter's
book "The Real McCain." Due to the particularly profane
nature of the offense it would probably be useless to wait for the press
to give it the full-on, endlessly repeating, 24-7 Reverend Wright treatment.
So the Public Service Administration would love to help.
17, 2008 McCain's Social Security Bamboozle
One of the most entertaining things about the 2008 campaign has been watching
John McCain embrace all of President Bush's policies and word game flimflams.
And there's no better example than Social Security where McCain has not
only adopted President Bush's proposal to phase out Social Security and
replace it with private investment accounts he's even adopted Bush's word
game bamboozlement to try to trick voters into thinking he doesn't support
the policy he actually does support. Those of us who are about to talk
straight, Salute You!
16, 2008 The Problem with Newt Gingrich: He'd Rather Frightened Us
As if the US Surpeme Court isn't already leaning too far to the right,
former House Speaker Newt Gingrich hyperbolically claims that their
and Habeas Corpus "could
cost us a city." Perhaps Gingrich would like to discuss how the Supreme
Court's ruling on Bush v. Gore could cost us a country.
13, 2008 Afghanistan: Lost in Translation
When the US 173rd Airborne's Charlie Company try to speak to a Pashtun
elder, the gulf is so great even the interpreters have given up interpreting.
D McHugh of The Guardian reports.
12, 2008 Fox News: Michelle Obama
is "Obama's Baby Mama"
The clueless staff at Fox News (We Report. You Decide.) want us to believe that
Barack's wife is a hoodrat, trailer park
the Democratic Presidential nominee's love child. The fair and balanced "baby mama" caption was displayed
during a segment with anchor Megyn Kelly interviewing conservative blogger Michelle
Malkin about a planned anti-Obama documentary.
11, 2008 I'm Voting Republican:
You'll Get What You Deserve
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9, 2008 O'Reilly Factor ambush on Moyers backfires in Minneapolis
Noah Kunin from The UpTake has been tracking Bill
O'Reilly's Fox News crew all weekend at the Media Reform Minneapolis
Convention Center as they've been trying to compile footage
a Monday hit piece. He was there when a
producer from The O'Reilly Factor ambushed Bill Moyers after his talk Saturday
— or, more accurately, tried to ambush him.
6, 2008 GOP Attack Ads:
One More Reason to Hate Hillary Clinton
The Republican National Committee uses footage of Hillary Clinton extolling
McCain and disparaging Obama. "Senator McCain," Clinton says, "will bring
a lifetime of experience to the campaign, I will bring
a lifetime of experience, and Senator Obama will bring a speech that he
gave in 2002."
June 3, 2008 McCain: "I will win in January"
Even though the US Presidential Election Day is the Tuesday after the
first Monday in November (and has been since 1845) and even though his
tongue may have simply slipped,
it is becoming frighteningly apparent that
little grey cells are beginning to disappear at an alarming rate.
June 2, 2008 Harriet Christian's Hillary Rage
Contempt is so counterproductive. It's hard to muster anything but pity
for Manhattanite Clinton supporter Harriet Christian, whose intellect was
emotions so unreliable, and anger so bilious after a Rules & Bylaws
committee meeting on Florida and Michigan that she lost her teather . . . or
maybe some Democratic delegates really are this stupid.