Amy Klobuchar Let George Floyd’s Killer Off The Hook in 2006

Mint Press has the bombshell. Most of America, as we “opened up” over the Memorial Day weekend, was shocked and horrified at the image and video of a Minneapolis policeman, Derek Chauvin, keeping his knee on the neck of George Floyd for eight minutes while Floyd - in a heartbreaking callback to Eric Garner - repeatedly gasped out “I can’t breathe.” Floyd eventually passed out and later...

A Little Good News – Florida GOP Suffers Voter Suppression Setback

Never let it be said I only post awful or frightening stuff - Federal judge guts Florida law requiring felons to pay fines before they can vote: A federal judge has gutted a Florida state law requiring felons to pay all court fines and fees before they can register to vote, clearing the way for thousands of Floridians to register in time for the November presidential election. One for the rule...

War On Blacks

As sad as Robin Williams' succumbing to depression made me, the unfolding horror show in Ferguson, MO has made me even sadder - and sick at heart. Less than a week after the backwaters of the internet exploded with a ginned-up fear of a "war on whites" based on Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks' now-infamous assertion to FOX host Laura Ingraham, yet more evidence of a genuine, continuing war on...

A Tale of Two Shootings, or, Bad Week for NRA Propaganda

While everyone was still reeling from the Santa Barbara shooting spree of Elliot Rodger, and before we could even process that tragedy fully, two new shootings took place in America. They seem to be coming at the rate of about one a week now - sometimes even faster (and still, we do nothing significant to address it). These two shootings are instructive because they juxtapose two very different...

Sadly, This Is (STILL) America

This makes me flat-out angry -- though not surprised: An Occupy Wall Street activist is facing up to seven years in prison after being convicted by a jury in Manhattan of assaulting a New York police officer as he led her out of a protest. Seven years. For elbowing a cop who was dragging her away. Ms. McMillan may get less time...but it could be the full pop, too. Make sure you have a look at...

New court filing reveals how the 2004 Ohio presidential election was hacked

Holy CRAP:A new filing in the King Lincoln Bronzeville v. Blackwell case includes a copy of the Ohio Secretary of State election production system configuration that was in use in Ohio's 2004 presidential election when there was a sudden and unexpected shift in votes for George W. Bush.The filing also includes the revealing deposition of the late Michael Connell. Connell served as the IT guru for...

Roger Ailes Doesn't Just Instruct Employees To Lie On Air, But Also To The Feds

From the department of ‘no one could’ve predicted'. Via Political Wire:When Judith Regan was fired in 2006, she claimed a senior executive at News Corporation "had encouraged her to lie to federal investigators," the New York Timesreports. The investigators had been vetting former New York City police chief Bernard Kerik, who had been nominated to become Homeland Security secretary and who...

Shawna Forde Guilty

I want to call this a win for the good guys, but in truth, it just leaves ashes in my mouth even though the only outcome which wouldn’t have been a travesty has apparently been achieved: Happy Valentines Day Brisenia. If your mother hasn’t told you yet, a Pima County jury found your killer, Minuteman Shawna Forde, guilty of the murder of you and your father as well as one count of attempted...

Duuuuuude

Mexico catches a 134 ton (yes, you read that right: 134 TON) load of marijuana in Tijuana…and burns it. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to smoke “a ton of weed,” well…now you have some idea. Times 134. Behold: