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Archive for April, 2010

Rush Limbaugh Suggests That Oil Rig Explosion Was Part Of A Conspiracy

Twice yesterday, Rush Limbaugh spread the idiotic theory that the destruction of the oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was part of a “conspiracy”: First, there was this: RUSH: I want to get back to the timing of the blowing up, the explosion out there in the Gulf of Mexico of this oil rig. […]

Even Mayberry Isn’t Safe Anymore

by @ Friday, April 30th, 2010. Filed under In The News

The actress who played Andy Griffth’s girlfriend was robbed in the town that inspired the iconic television series: MOUNT AIRY, N.C. – The actress who played Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show” was robbed in the town that inspired the show’s idyllic Mayberry setting, after moving to the area to avoid big city crime. […]

Shakira Steps Into Arizona Immigration Debate

by @ Friday, April 30th, 2010. Filed under Celebrities, Immigration, In The News, Individual Liberty

Because, well, her hips don’t lie: (CNN) — Grammy Award-winning singer Shakira has joined the growing chorus of opposition to Arizona’s new immigration law. Shakira met with leaders Thursday in Arizona Thursday before talking about the issue on CNN’s “AC 360.” She said some police and lawmakers in Arizona are worried about how the new […]

Soy What ?: Another Reason It’s Not A Good Idea To Ad-Lib During The Evening News

by @ Friday, April 30th, 2010. Filed under In The News, Media

Ernie Anastos, meet Rosanna Scotto:

Jon Stewart on Gordon Brown’s Live Mic Gaffe

by @ Friday, April 30th, 2010. Filed under England, Foreign Affairs

From last night. As I said at the time, this was absolutely gut-busting: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

Eleanor Holmes Norton: Justice Thomas Isn’t Really African American

by @ Friday, April 30th, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Supreme Court

This may qualify as one of the stupidest things I’ve ever heard a politician say: President Barack Obama is unlikely to name an African-American to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the seat of retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, and perhaps at all during his presidency, a black lawmaker who briefed the Congressional Black Caucus […]

Arizona Legislature Passes Fixes To Immigration Law In Response To Critics

by @ Friday, April 30th, 2010. Filed under Immigration, In The News, Individual Liberty

The Arizona legislature passed some changes to the new immigration law that purport to answer some of the stronger criticisms that have been leveled over the past week: PHOENIX — Arizona lawmakers have approved several changes to the recently passed sweeping law targeting illegal immigration. If Gov. Jan Brewer supports the changes, they will go […]

Pentagon Report Finds Little Progress In Afghanistan

by @ Friday, April 30th, 2010. Filed under Afghanistan, Foreign Affairs

Well this is not encouraging: KABUL, Afghanistan — A Pentagon report on the last six months in Afghanistan portrays an Afghan government with limited credibility among its people, a still active if not growing insurgency and an enormous reliance on American troops to train, outfit and finance the country’s defense forces for the foreseeable future. […]

Oil Spill Reaches Louisiana Coast, Political Case For Offshore Drilling Takes A Hit

by @ Friday, April 30th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, In The News, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico reached land late last night: NEW ORLEANS —Coast Guard officials were investigating reports early Friday morning that oil from a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico had washed ashore overnight, threatening fisheries and wildlife in fragile marshes and islands along the Gulf Coast. (…) As the […]

Arizona Birther Bill Dies In State Senate

The birthers have suffered a legislative setback in Arizona: A bill to require presidential candidates to show their birth certificates to get on the state’s ballot has been set aside at the Arizona Legislature. With lawmakers working toward adjournment of their annual session, the sponsor of the bill used to resurrect the proposal said Thursday […]

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