One of the big questions of for today’s Americans is “What would you have done when the fascists were rising to power in the run-up to World War II?” We no longer need to ask that question because will now be able to see precisely what we WILL do. My grandfather knew. He enlisted in the Army and went off […]Read more ›
Frmr. Dem presidential candidate Wesley Clark calls for placing “radicalized” Muslims in internment/reeducation camps
Retired four-star general Wesley Clark was the Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO from 1997 to 2000. Following his illustrious military career, he became a prominent Democrat, running for president in 2004 and supporting other Democrats financially and with endorsements since then. He was critical of the Bush administration’s response to the 9/11 attacks, saying, “You’d be taking them to […]Read more ›
Yup, regular as clockwork, there are already FB memes going around about Boston Marathon massacre bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev becoming a U.S. citizen on 9/11 last year, as if this somehow “proves” a damned thing about immigration policy. Plus, of course, “Muslim” blah blah blah. Of course, the reality is that there are plenty of home-grown pieces of crap of […]Read more ›
Hard to argue for smaller government at a time like this, isn’t it? And how about those unionized Boston cops?
Government small enough to let terrorists get away? Getting out of bed this morning, Anne said, “I feel like everything that happened in Boston yesterday was a movie I watched.” It feels that way to me, too, especially given how the 24-hour cable news coverage puts the on-screen personalities in the position of having to fill every second with jabber, […]Read more ›
Conservative news outlets falsely claimed Arab “person of interest” in Boston bombing is being deported
Shaping the news to fit their own twisted worldview
Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and virtually the entire conservative news/noise machine were lit up today with the news that the Arab national they erroneously described as an FBI “person of interest” was quietly being deported back to Saudi Arabia under questionable circumstances. It started last night when Fox News “expert” Steve Emerson said on Sean Hannity’s show that the young man was being deported. That turned out to be completely false.
Click through for Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano’s complete and utter shredding of a GOP Congressman who bought Beck and Hannity’s lies (and much more.)Read more ›
“All they know is that it’s a black guy.”
Yesterday’s travesty in media and journalistic fail surrounding the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings was epic and public and brings into sharp relief how people view acts of terror and terrorists in America. I was at work when the first emails and texts started coming up on my phone telling me a suspect was in custody. Tweets revealed that CNN’s John King was reporting that the suspect was a “dark-skinned male”.
At my workplace, one of my coworkers suddenly became an expert, telling anyone who would listen, “All they know is that it’s a black guy.” Another guy, when I told him it looked like they had someone in custody, said, “I just wonder if it’s that Arab guy they were questioning at the hospital…” That guy, by the way, ended up being a witness who was injured by one of the explosions and was not a suspect.
The whole thing got me thinking about who I was hoping the culprit would turn out to be. Details after the jump.Read more ›
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“Pro-Life” has different meanings for different people, apparently
A Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin was bombed last night. Fortunately, nobody was injured and the building sustained only minor damage from the resulting fire.
The bombing is under investigation by the FBI.
While presidential candidates like Mitt Romney say…Read more ›