Saturday, July 30, 2011

Debt Drama: 'When Dems & Repubs Come Together, Somebody Gets Screwed' (Video)


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Friday, July 29, 2011

Obama Urges Congress to Take Care of Debt Ceiling Drama (Video)

Meanwhile, if Bill Clinton were president he would take care of the debt ceiling drama all by himself.


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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sexism Watch: Tim Gunn Trash Talks Hillary Rodham Clinton (Video)

Tim Gunn and George Lopez have a little sexist fun making fun of Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.


"WHY must she dress that way? I think she's confused about her gender."

Audible gasp by the audience.

Lopez doesn't do much to help with his follow-up question:

"But how can someone hide cankles?"
Story continues below

Cue second audience gasp.


Jezebel: "Why, exactly, is that her job? Dear Tim Gunn: Shut the fuck up."

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Monday, July 25, 2011

DSK Maid Speaks Out: ‘I Want Justice. I Want Him To Go To Jail’ (Video)


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#1 Trending Topic on Twitter: FU Washington

#FuckYouWashington is the #1 trending topic on Twitter right now . . .

@blogdiva Liza Sabater
RT @Ziggy_Daddy: #FuckYouWashington, for maintaining us in a perpetual state of war while ignoring hunger, poverty and income inequality.

@inflector Curtis Faith
#FuckYouWashington for hiking college tuition 3 times faster than incomes while making sure college loans can't be discharged in bankruptcy.

@hyperlocavore Liz McLellan
#FuckYouWashington For treating #addiction in the wealthy as a healthcare issue, and as evidence of criminality in everyone else.

RT @ShrikeTron: @vigilantefilm #FuckYouWashington for not even considering universal health care while over 70% of the public support it. #fyw

RT @Tortured_Verse: #FuckYouWashington for the criminal pillaging of the Social Security trust fund #wiunion

RT @novenator: RT @PaulaConnell @KimClune: #FuckYouWashington for keeping the American Dream alive for just 1% while funding it with the other 99%.

RT @novenator: RT @Aine @TWinterSchorr: #FuckYouWashington 4 pretending this is a democracy when it is actually corporate facism http://yfrog.com/gz7g7olej

@Rippedlikejesus Crybabyspiderman
#Fuckyouwashington and beware, there is a revolution afoot this country! Good hard working people are are fed the fuck up. And it's hot out.

@gregorylent gregorylent
looks like #fuckyouwashington is not dead ... could go for months. longer than the economy.

#fuckyouwashington: The story of a hashtag and a movement

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Bernie Sanders: Primary President Obama

Bernie Sanders suggests that the way to save Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from President Obama, aka the Conceder-in-Chief, is to primary him:

"I think there are millions of Americans who are deeply disappointed in the president, who believe that with regard to Social Security and other things, he said one thing as a candidate and is doing something very much else as a president. Who cannot believe how weak he has been for whatever reason in negotiating with Republicans, and there’s deep disappointment. So my suggestion is, I think one of the reasons the president has made the move so far to the right is that there is no primary opposition to him and I think it would do this country a good deal of service if people started thinking about candidates out there to begin contrasting a progressive agenda as opposed to what Obama believes he’s doing. [...] So I would say to Ryan, discouragement is not an option. I think it would be a good idea if President Obama faced some primary opposition."

Speaking of the Conceder-in-Chief: The Return Of The Bride Of Barack Obama Buys A Lawnmower

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Paul Krugman: 'What Evidence Do We Have That Obama Knows What He’s Doing?'

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"I am among those in a state of suppressed rage and panic over the president’s negotiating strategy. I’d like to believe that it’s all 11-dimensional political chess; but at this point — after the midterm debacle, after the big concession on taxes without even getting a raise in the debt limit — what evidence do we have that Obama knows what he’s doing?"


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Hyatt Hotel Punishes Striking Workers By Shining Heat Lamps on Picket Line

I guess the management at Hyatt thought the ongoing heat wave wasn't hot enough for their 'on-strike' workers who were walking the picket line outside the Chicago hotel.

Hyatt punished their workers by turning on the outdoor heat lamps that are normally used in cold weather. For shame:

Combined with the outdoor air temperature, Linda Long says it was hotter than the Hyatt kitchen she’s worked in for eleven years. “They put the heat lamps on us, like we were nothing,” Long said. “If the heat didn’t kill us, the heat lamps would.” The heat lamps were turned off when the press showed up. [via Michael Moore]

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Rep. West: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Is Vile, Despicable & Not A Lady

Florida GOP Congressman Allen West is having a temper tantrum because Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz critiqued his slash and burn policy positions. In retaliation Congressman West got livid and wrote a letter to colleagues calling the Congresswoman names.

The not so grown-up Congressman called Debbie Wasserman Schultz "vile," "despicable" and "not a lady." The livid Congressman also ranted that the Congresswoman should just "shut up." We're pretty sure that what the Congressman means is that ladies keep their mouths shut. Rep. West should consider Prozac, or perhaps retire from office if he's not up to a little critique, since there's absolutely no chance that Debbie Wasserman Schultz or any other pol is going to consider his delicate feelings and shut up.

Insane Florida Congressman Allen West Wildly Overreacts to Criticism


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Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann

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"The system that's the problem here, the system that's the barrier is, broadly, patriarchy... (Clinton) wore pants suits with pearls. ... She was properly masculine and properly feminine. (Clinton) did this performance and it didn't quite work. And then Palin is doing this performance where she is taking the line between masculine and feminine and she takes a wide stance. She's hyper-masculine . . . and then she's also hyper-feminine. ... She was still beaten up. (Palin) provided kind of a different brand or approach than Hillary Clinton and it didn't matter."


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Rupert Murdoch's Wife Tackles Shaving Cream Pie Assailant


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His wife Wendi played bodyguard, catapulting herself toward the attacker with arms and nails flailing. His son James just stood there.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Elizabeth Warren Considers Run for Senate

Elizabeth Warren is thinking about mounting a campaign to reclaim Ted Kennedy's senate seat. It's true that Scott Brown's popularity is polling surprisingly high. It's also true that few, if any, liberals incite more unbridled enthusiasm than Elizabeth Warren. That's because this country has a desperate need for the kind of outspoken charismatic liberal leader that Elizabeth Warren is.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Obama Throws Elizabeth Warren Under the Bus

Wall Street wins. We the people lose. Thanks Obama:

"There was no way Elizabeth Warren was ever going to be the permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The banks didn’t want her."

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Stop President Obama’s Plans to Cut Social Safety Net Benefits

Stop President Obama’s Plans to Cut Social Safety Net Benefits

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Is Everyone on The California Milk Board Sexist? Apparently.

If you thought for a minute that some forms of blatant sexism were left behind way back in the 1950s, then you haven't met the California Milk Board.

Gee, if milk cures crazy menstruating women, I wonder if milk is the solution to our moody and always disagreeable 83% male Congress. Maybe if Congressmen were required to drink milk, they might stop their incessant squabbling long enough to get something done.

And when can we get a product to cure rapists, batterers and the many many other forms of rampant male violence?:

The $1.2 million campaign, which includes print ads featuring distressed, guilty-looking men with taglines such as “I’m sorry I listened to what you said, not what you meant,” social media and a website, www.everythingidoiswrong.com plays it up to the poor men who are burdened each month by nagging, irrational and, god-forbid, bloated premenstrual women. Not surprisingly, women (including this one) are far from pleased.

Jezebel: Telling Men They’re Victims Of PMS Sure Is An Interesting Way To Sell Milk:

The same people that brought you "Got milk?" are now trying to sell milk to men by telling them that it's linked, loosely, to alleviating PMS. According to The New York Times, "To make it seem as if the campaign is offering a public service to the men affected by PMS, the Web site's address ends with "dot-org" rather than "dot-com." Some examples of what can be found on this website: Bitches are crazy, man.

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Thanks Zee!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Politico: All the Women Are Polarizing

Funny, if you asked me, I'd say that it is the joke that calls itself Congress that is "polarizing." Politico didn't ask me:

Tempers flared at a congressional hearing Thursday before the polarizing star witness, Elizabeth Warren, said a word.

I think this means that Elizabeth Warren is definitely qualified to run for president. Has a woman ever run for president who was not labelled "polarizing" by our delusional, hopelessly male-centric press?

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Women's Soccer Players Pose Naked: "Is this how we should show up before you come to our games?"

via Feminist Law Professors:

If you’re following the Women’s World Cup, you may know that three members (L-R Elodie Thomas, Gaetane Thiney, and Corine Franco) of the French team posed for the German tabloid Bild under the heading, “Is this how we should show up before you come to our games?”

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz: GOP Behave Like Spoiled Children (Video)


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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Woman Accused of Cutting Off Husband's Penis Said he 'Deserved' It

Ouch:

Becker, 48, told police she had drugged her husband’s dinner to make him sleepy, then tied him to the bed. As he awoke, she cut off his penis with a knife, tossed it in the garbage disposal and turned the disposal on. Police untied the victim, who was taken UCI Medical Center, where he underwent emergency surgery. Police said Becker and her husband, 51, were going through a divorce and that she told officers he “deserved it.”

The severe nature of the crime led detectives to classify it as “aggravated mayhem,” an offense punishable by up to life in prison, Nightengale said. “The intention by this person was to permanently deprive this victim of his genitalia,” Nightengale added.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Sexist Lawmakers in Austria Defend the Patriarchy from Feminist Lawmakers

Male lawmakers in Austria remind us that deplorable sexist pigs are everywhere. The male lawmakers recently prevented feminist lawmakers from raising the issue of changing one little line in the Austrian anthem from “Home you are to great sons" to “Home of great daughters, sons."

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Cornel West: Obama Has Become A Mascot of Wall Street Oligarchs


Quote of the Day

“I thought Barack Obama could have provided some way out. But he lacks backbone. [He has become] a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats... I don’t think in good conscience I could tell anybody to vote for Obama.”

Truthdig:

Obama and West’s last personal contact took place a year ago at a gathering of the Urban League when, he says, Obama “cussed me out.”

“He makes a bee line to me right after the talk, in front of everybody,” West says. “He just lets me have it. He says, ‘You ought to be ashamed of yourself, saying I’m not a progressive. Is that the best you can do? Who do you think you are?’ I smiled. I shook his hand. . It was so disrespectful,” he went on, “that’s what I didn’t like. I’d already been called, along with all [other] leftists, a “F’ing retard” by Rahm Emanuel because we had critiques of the president.”

Sun-Times: The Disappearing Black Middle Class

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Nashville Councilman Hollin Goes Viral Blasting Homophobic State Rep. Gotto (Video)

Councilman Jamie Hollin had more than a few choice and righteous words for homophobic State Rep. Jim Gotto who doubles the homophobia as a Nashville Councilman. Goto killed Hollin's effort to honor local high school students for their brave fight against the shameful "Don't Say Gay" bill. (Read about it at Councilman Hollin's blog.)



"Hollin later told the Tennessean that Claiborne and Gotto were examples of antigay bias. “They collectively represent the worst in us,” he said. He also said he was particularly upset because he had assisted Gotto, who is also a state representative, with some legislation." via The Advocate

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Saturday, July 09, 2011

How to Get A Liberal in the White House

Quote of the Day

"Don’t know why there’s any question as to who should be the 2012 Republican presidential candidate. Obama should run for the GOP and the Democrats should find a REAL Democrat to oppose him!"
reader4life July 8th, 2011 at 10:47 pm, comment #216
Firedoglake: Worst President Ever, Revisited

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Ann Coulter Calls Bill Maher A "Misogynist" On 'Real Time' (Video)

Kudos to Ann Coulter for pointing out -- on the air -- that Bill Maher is a misogynist. Many, on the left and the right, have called Maher out for his blatant misogyny, but few have done so to his face, on his show. In all the many years I've been watching Real Time, Coulter is the first woman to do so. She is in good company, Ralph Nader and Tavis Smiley have also pointed out Maher's woman problem on the air.


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Friday, July 08, 2011

Michele Bachmann Pledges to Ban Pornography

Ban porn? There goes any chance Michele Bachmann had of securing the GOP nomination:

Tonight, Michele Bachmann became the first presidential candidate to sign a pledge created by THE FAMiLY LEADER, an influential social-conservative group in Iowa. By signing the pledge Bachmann “vows” to “uphold the institution of marriage as only between one man and one woman” by committing herself to 14 specifics steps. The ninth step calls for the banning of “all forms” of pornography.

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