Can't Let A Good Comment Go To Waste

***UPDATE***As you might already have seen from the comments, apparently my linking to her post brought the matter to the attention of Lady Libertas. Truthfully, her comment is quite gracious; something I'd come to expect from her. Looking forward to the. reply she says she's drafting.Original message:As some of you probably already know, I've been spending a fair amount of time in the TwitScape...

Major Prop. 8 Donor Doug Manchester Dumps His Wife

Well, well, well...what have we HERE? Crooks and Liars catches a San Diego news item I hadn't seen yet: In July 2008, hotelier and developer Doug Manchester donated $125,000 to help gather signatures for a proposition that would ban same-sex marriage in California. The early money was crucial to getting the initiative—which ultimately passed—on the ballot. At the time, he told The New York...

Get This Man A Show — STAT

Lawrence O'Donnell absolutely DESTROYS prevaricating GoOPer Representative John Culberson (R-Dumbass) while guest-hosting the vacationing Chris Matthews' "Hardball." I'd embed this video, but WordPress no like anything 'cept teh YouTube. So clicky the above link, and settle in for some lessons in how it's done. Yes, O'Donnell was argumentative. When did that become a bad thing in a reporter -...

Gay Nineties? Roaring Twenties?

Those are two of the more well-known nicknames to describe decades in our nation's history (specifically, the 1890s and the 1920s, respectively). Perhaps not-so-coincidentally, both decades bear a striking resemblance to our current decade in at least one crucial respect, which I'll explain in a moment. That being the case, I've been thinking: how about the Gilded GooseEggs, or perhaps the...

And Now For Something Completely Different

Now THERE'S something you don't see every day. In fact, it's never been seen before in Middle-East history: Sat., August 15, 2009 Av 25, 5769 | | Israel Time: 23:57 (EST+7) Jerusalem-born Jew elected to Fatah Revolutionary Council By DPA The official list published Saturday of winners in elections to the Revolutionary Council of the Palestinian Fatah movement included 67-year-old Dr. Uri Davis, a...

Sadly, YES… :-(

I don't mean this post to be a total downer - and it IS a repeat, since I've posted this quote previously (from my favorite satire blog, Sadly, NO!) - but with the recent rash of spittle-flecked, swastika-bedecked insanity that seems only to be increasing as August ramps up towards the heat-crazed "dog days" of summer, I found myself thinking of it again. I'm pretty sure that Republicans know...

Photo Of The Week!

You know how some blogs will have a "Quote Of The Day" (or week)? Well, this photo was the best one I've seen in a while - at least a week. Pure guerilla political theater; a welcome gust of hilarity in what feels increasingly like a deadly serious, increasingly tense and angry August (click image for larger version so you can read signs):