This was one of the iconic photos of the Vietnam War. Learn about what happened to Kim Phuc (the girl in the photo burning from napalm) here. Spoiler Alert:
Some girl named Penny had a fun flight today (via Wonkette): Oh, DO tell…. You can read the full Twitter saga here. “Penny” identifies this group as the weirdo cabal behind the book Bachmann is reading. Its authors include this guy (link to his profile at SPLC)
If Romney picks Condaleeza Rice as his VP, I think he wins (all other things being equal).
North Carolina Republicans have come up with a novel strategy to combat a future threatened by a rise in sea levels, which scientists agree will continue to accelerate thanks to global warming: Pass a law pretending it won't happen: The bill has not yet been introduced, but the language in the version being circulated would make the Division of Coastal Management the only … Read More
Even though he retired from the bench, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, 92, is still giving it good. He's an outspoken critic of Citizens United, saying yesterday: "If the First Amendment does not protect the right of a graduate of Harvard Law School to spend his own money to support the candidate of his choice simply because his … Read More
BREAKING…. A three judge panel of The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit just handed down a decision declaring the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. Notably, the panel included Judges Juan Torruella and Michael Boudin, both of whom are Republican appointees. Judge Boudin, who authored the opinion, is one of the most highly regarded judges in … Read More
This isn't a political ad produced by Romney or one of the pro-Romney pacs. This 4 minute film was produced and shown on Fox News. In fact, it starts off with a graphic that reads, “Fox & Friends Presents.” “The ad presented on ‘Fox & Friends’ was virtually indistinguishable from the sort of campaign videos regularly produced by Republican presidential … Read More
I love Tbogg: For those who haven’t been following it (and why should you?) a group of B & C-list bloggers (a “bother of bloggers“) got together to wage bloggy jihad on Kimberlin and, in the process, have elevated him in the spookhouse of their minds into Professor Moriarty/Emmanuel Goldstein/ the ‘beast’ in Lord of the Flies/Lord Voldemort/the 12th Cylon or … Read More
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I'm not sure this is the best use of Obama ad dollars… …but I think the question is relevant. Why is Romney hanging with the Donald? The answer, of course, is money, but surely even the Romney campaign must understand that whatever financial benefits Trump gives them is counterweighed by the "ugh" factor that comes from the moderates and … Read More
CNN reports that between 1,500 and 2,000 showed up to protest the comments made by Pastor Worley two weeks ago from the pulpit of the Providence Road Baptist in Maiden, North Carolina. By the way, the CNN article has my favorite quote of the day: Some church members, who declined to give their names, said his words had been taken out … Read More
Who is Brett Kimberlin, and why should you care? Well, last Friday, several rightwing blogs tried to get people to care about who Brett Kimberlin is, with a lot of scare stories. I won't try to summarize it all here. You can google and come back. But before you do, be forewarned: you will read a LOT of speculation, a LOT of … Read More
This is good…. But this is an instant classic… THe website "Dangerous Minds" wonders aloud if this is the "dumbest American alive"
You know, I thought that when Obama came out for gay marriage a few weeks back, he did it to get the issue out of the way (and perhaps, in part, because Biden opened the door and put the issue front-and-center). I thought he would come out for it, and then move on. But he's actually running on it as … Read More