- Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is Conservative Jones, citizen journalist!
- What you missed on Sunday Kos …
- Sunday’s comic was The watch dog, by Matt Wuerker
- Pat Robertson explains which parts of science you’re allowed to believe, by Hunter
- Sean Hannity: Americans don’t go to bed hungry, because rice and beans are cheap, by Laura Clawson
- When a Blue Dogs falls in a primary, every Democrat in Congress hears it, by Chris Bowers
- CISPA and you: how it would work and how it could work better, Joan McCarter
- Testing-driven education means giant corporate profits and ‘pineapples don’t have sleeves’, by Laura Clawson
- The anti-family effects of austerity, by Dante Atkins
- Billion dollar GEO prison-for-profit group abandons its Mississippi “cesspool,” by Denise Oliver Velez
- A preview of military sexual assault survivors’ call to DC for truth and justice, by Scott Wooledge
- While Republicans whine about President Obama taking out Osama bin Laden, a milestone is reached:
Formerly called the “Freedom Tower,” the building rising to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks will lay claim to the title of New York City’s tallest skyscraper today. Workers will erect steel columns that will make its unfinished skeleton a little over 1,250 feet high, just enough to peak over the roof of the observation deck on the Empire State Building.
- This may put a damper on talk about Marco Rubio as Mitt Romney’s running mate:
The FEC has fined Marco Rubio’s campaign $ 8,000 for “receiving prohibited, excessive, and other impermissible” donations during the 2010 Senate race.
- From the guy who won’t even sit on a couch with a woman who isn’t his wife:
Rick Santorum reportedly asked Lindsay Lohan to pose for a photo at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday — then denied it. [...]
“I took a picture of a lot of people today,” a visibly uncomfortable Santorum says, as though he cannot remember what happened.
- On North Carolina’s Amendment One:
In a 21-minute documentary produced by WRAL-TV in Raleigh, host David Crabtree makes a remarkable statement regarding the attitude of North Carolina’s business community when it comes to the hotly debated Amendment One.
After showing differing arguments on the proposed change to North Carolina’s constitution from families and religious leaders, Crabtree offers viewers a glance at a letter to legislators, signed by 75 chief executives, expressing opposition to the amendment.
“We tried to find a CEO who supports Amendment One to interview,” Crabtree says in the video. “We worked with the two lead organizations campaigning for it, the North Carolina Family Policy Council and the North Carolina Values Coalition. They could not find a pro-amendment CEO willing to be interviewed for this documentary.”
- Horror writer Stephen King pens an op-ed called “Tax Me, for F@%&’s Sake!”
The U.S. senators and representatives who refuse even to consider raising taxes on the rich—they squall like scalded babies (usually on Fox News) every time the subject comes up—are not, by and large, superrich themselves, although many are millionaires and all have had the equivalent of Obamacare for years. They simply idolize the rich. Don’t ask me why; I don’t get it either, since most rich people are as boring as old dead dogshit. The Mitch McConnells and John Boehners and Eric Cantors just can’t seem to help themselves. These guys and their right-wing supporters regard deep pockets like Christy Walton and Sheldon Adelson the way the little girls regard Justin Bieber…which is to say, with wide eyes, slack jaws, and the drool of adoration dripping from their chins.
- Because you can never have too much batshit-crazy in your life:
A number of flyers reportedly posted on parking meters in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., have created a stir for their imagery, which attempts to connect President Barack Obama to the Nazi Holocaust.
“Hitler’s Nazi Germany has been revived in the U.S. and the target is Americans,” the pamphlets read, according to a report from MLive.com. [...]
“Obama’s health care bill is not a health care bill, instead it’s a total government takeover of every area of life (read the fine print) like gun confiscation, euthanasia and so on (euthanizing the poor, the elderly, the ill, those who’ve maxed out their health insurance and so on) there are no jobs and everyone will eventually be poor,” the flyers read, according to MLive.com.
They also raise the specter of military checkpoints throughout the country that will eventually be used when it is “legal to assassinate Americans.”
- Are conservatives trying to turn Thomas Jefferson into a religious fundamentalist?
- They’re arguing about this forty years after the fact?
Bob Woodward is strongly disputing a new report in which it is revealed that his mentor, legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, once expressed “fear in my soul” that Woodward had embellished for dramatic effect certain key details of his reporting on the Watergate scandal.
- Sign up for the maiden voyage of the unsinkable … wait, they already used that slogan:
An Australian mining magnate has commissioned a Chinese shipyard to build a replica of the ill-fated Titanic, complete in every detail but equipped with modern technology to prevent a repeat of the original’s fateful maiden voyage 100 years ago.
Midday open thread
Posted by admin on April 30th, 2012
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