Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday Stuff

Nice to see that K.O. can still bring it when he has to (here – and kudos to Dan Malloy for this and Jay Inslee for this in response)…



...and I know it may seem hard to believe, but Repug Indiana Governor Mike Pence actually did something right last week...well, a bit (though only allowing the needle exchange for 30 days really isn't much - pretty much political ass-covering and not much more)...



…and as I read this item about Sen. Elizabeth Warren, I cannot help but recall the following clip about what another Democrat from another time said in response to a similar circumstance (video lagged a bit)...



...and I really like this new tune; don't know anything about these guys - hope to find out more.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday Stuff

I know one year I named Harry Reid as Dregs of the Year on this site mainly because of the fact that the public option on health care reform (remember that one?) died in the Senate while he was Majority Leader, but that, comparatively, was a bump in the road representing a fine career of public service – I thought this was a good report from Rachel Maddow; I hope his health improves from that accident…



…and why does all of this sound like it comes straight from “Life of Brian”? Cenk and Ana explain…



…and I give you the latest world news report from Vice News…



...and happy 70th birthday to Eric Clapton.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Stuff

Yeah, this is about all I want to see of this guy...



...and let’s see what’s going on in Wisconsin…eliminating collective bargaining? Check. Coming to try and take their weekends? Check. Allowing the utterly odious voter ID without a legal challenge? Check.

They want everything, people. It’s long past time to wake up and realize that…



…and I give you a tale of Oregon totally doing the right thing when it comes to voting; not totally sure how this would work in non-open primary locales like our beloved commonwealth of PA, but the Oregon move is definitely a step in the right direction (the show came up with and promoted the logo about being attacked by owls – that explains the T-shirt thing at the end)…



...and since the weekend is here, that means it's TIME TO ROCK!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thursday Stuff

Here is a taste of debt slavery – file it under Life In These United States (h/t Atrios)…



..and to commemorate the retirement of Repug Indiana Sen. Dan Coats (here - remember how he was supposed to make sure that Harriet Miers became a Supreme Court justice under Bushco, as noted here), I thought I'd bring back this item in which he decries health care reform soon after the exchanges opened online; oh yes, BAD WEB SITE BAD WEB SITE BAD WEB SITE BECAUSE ONLY THE GUMINT HAS A BAD WEB SITE ROLLOUT WHICH NEVER HAPPENS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, and get a load of his comparison of health care reform to the Titanic at about 3:12 – one response is here, and an update is here...



...and here was another genius "Coats-ian" moment...



…and Mona El-Naggar of the New York Times tells us about Houthi rebels in Yemen (when basic services aren’t being provided, that’s when the crazy stuff starts, no matter which country you’re talking about)…



...and sticking with world stuff, I give you the very definition of "lather, rinse, repeat," unfortunately (from the land where empires go home to die)...



...and I've been looking for a song to associate with this, so I came up with the following (lather, rinse, repeat - The Sequel...sigh).

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wednesday Stuff

Just so you know, today is the 104th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, which turned out to be a watershed moment in the history of American labor (video is from the 100th anniversary in 2011)…



...and yeah, looks like those crows can fend for themselves now (love the driving graphic) – kudos to Jon Stewart (more here)…


…and kudos also to Costa Rica for going “carbon neutral,” as Chris Hayes explains in his interview with U.S. Costa Rican ambassador Roman Macaya…



...and I hope Richard Tandy of ELO has a happy 67th birthday tomorrow (reminds me of that scene in "American Hustle" where the "sheik" gets off the jet).

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday Stuff

Yep, it's all about R-E-S-P-E-C-T (here)...



...and this is a thoroughly NSFW commentary by John Oliver on the predatory “debt” industry in this country (more here)…



…and as Cenk says, don’t hold your breath waiting for Fix Noise or any of their brethren to use the phrase “domestic (or right wing) terrorist” (NSFW also)…



…and yeah, when that stuffed panda goes on the rampage, you’d better watch your ass :-) (and I think this kicks off another play list, by the way).

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Monday Stuff

Gee, I wonder if the fourth graders in this story are going to give a crap about doing their civic duty when they get older because of these particularly stupid politicians (more on this, including still more idiocy from that assclown Warren Groen of New Hampshire, is here)...



..and kudos to the telecom outfit Vodafone for this, as Melissa Harris Perry explains...



...and yeah, this all seems pretty "cut and dried" to me too...



…and I don’t either, but I don’t think we have much of a choice (I think this kicks off another play list - isn't she in that movie?).