War at any cost is the mantra of the Neocon wing of the Republican party.
Yes it’s 2013, and yes a writer is actually arguing that some people enjoy being treated as property.
Image description: The Obamas and the Clintons spend a moment at the eternal flame in Arlington National Cemetery that burns for former President John F. Kennedy.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas.
Photo from Pete Souza, White House.
Holy shit! Harry Reid actually did it!!!
Color me surprised. The Senate filibuster rules have just been changed
And—after 5yrs of unprecedented Republican obstructionism and nullification—just like the cartoonish comic book villain he is, Mitch McConnell actually said, “You’ll regret this, and sooner than you think.”
Stories to Watch: 11/21/13.
Stephen Colbert’s segment on Walmart is getting the company some unwelcome attention.
Is BP hiring trolls to attack its critics on Facebook? If so, they’re responsible for death threats. One of the nastier stories you’ll read today.
Speaking of death threats, Fox News is also responsible for a few after sensationalizing a story about a school district and the pledge of allegiance.
Democrats look toward killing the Farm Bill entirely in order to save food stamps from cruel, stupid, and draconian Republican cuts.
When wingnuts and Republicans tell lies about filibuster reform, CNN is there — to repeat them. Meanwhile, Wonkblog has the skinny on the rules change.
Mired in a bribery scandal, Utah’s Attorney General resigns from office. He denies everything.
The story you just knew was coming: a writer for the rightwing website WorldNetDaily argues that George Zimmerman’s recent domestic violence arrest is the media’s fault. Of course, Jack Cashill has skin in this particular game — he just published a pro-Zimmerman book and he really doesn’t want it to all be proven wrong immediately, thus rendering it completely unsalable. Still, you should probably expect the ‘baggers to eat the story up. Not only are they currently being embarrassed by their previous very vocal support of a very violent nutcase, but they love a good conspiracy theory — the crazier, the better. And this one is certainly crazy.
Fox’s John Stossel continues to demonstrate his complete worthlessness as a human being by urging viewers not to help the homeless.
Republicans have pretty much given up on repealing Obamacare, but they’re spinning their non-action into some sort of action — they say they’re going to sit back and watch it self-destruct. The thing is, the nuts are falling for it. They really think doing nothing is something.
Finally, Jonathon Capehart reminds us that, as bad as Pres. Obama’s numbers are, Republicans’ are worse. The Grand Old Party would love approval ratings as “terrible” as Obama’s.
[cartoon via Truthdig]
Because they certainly did when Bush was president, and even pushed for the “nuclear option.” From 2005: