October 18, 2014

Why Dr. Oz Should Not Be the Ebola Czar

Why Dr. Oz Should Not Be the Ebola Czar

And Other Answers for Michael Reagan Conservative radio host Michael Reagan, son of former president Ronald Reagan told online newsrag Newsmax today that the president shouldn’t have appointed a political guy to be the Ebola czar. He’d much rather have TV medical charlatan Dr. Oz. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new windo...

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Justice

The 19-Year-Old Who Died of Gangrene in Jail? The Story Is Worse Than You Thought

The 19-Year-Old Who Died of Gangrene in Jail? The Story Is Worse Than You Thought

In August 2013, a 19-year-old boy died naked on the floor of an Alabama jail cell. He didn’t die of a beating. He wasn’t stabbed or shot. He was a victim of a far more insidious form of violence perpetrated against poor, overwhelmingly black men and women. He died of gangrene. He died of neglect. […] Share this:Click to share on ...

Posted: August 19, 2014 by Deb

Religion

Purity Balls – What Really Makes Them Creepy

Purity Balls - What Really Makes Them Creepy

Are Purity Balls Creepy? Your answer may depend on your cultural upbringing – and that may make the whole concept even creepier. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share...

Posted: March 28, 2014 by Deb

Health

Cinnamon and…Antioxidants?

Cinnamon and...Antioxidants?

McCormick, the spice people, have a new angle — spices are HEALTHY. One-half teaspoon of cinnamon has as many antioxidants as a cup of pomegranate juice or 1/2 cup of blueberries. Who knew, right? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new w...

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Politics

Elizabeth Warren, Asbestos and Travelers Insurance

Elizabeth Warren, Asbestos and Travelers Insurance

Did Elizabeth Warren side with insurance companies against asbestos victims? The Travelers insurance case is a lot more complicated than the media would like you to believe. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumbl...

Posted: September 21, 2012 by Deb

Politics

Obama & Clinton: Chris Hayes Nails the Difference

In last night’s MSNBC coverage of the Democratic Convention, Chris Hayes drew this contrast between Clinton compromises and Obama compromises. It’s definitely worth a watch. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy And there’s some truth. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)...

Posted: September 6, 2012 by Deb

Media

Melissa Harris-Perry Does Righteous Anger Perfectly

In case you missed this on yesterday’s Melissa Harris-Perry, it’s must-see video. This is what righteous anger from a strong woman looks like: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share...

Posted: September 2, 2012 by Deb

Politics

What MaddowBlog Missed About Romney’s Comment

What MaddowBlog Missed About Romney's Comment

Mitt Romney and the Republicans agree with the president that businesses benefit from public investments in infrastructure and education. They just think corporations shouldn’t have to pay for using them. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...

Posted: July 19, 2012 by Deb

Politics

Birth Certificate vs. Tax Returns

Do you think the Obama campaign is drawing inspiration for their “where are the tax returns?” push from the birth certificate debacle? It’s been interesting watching and listening to this developing over the weekend. I’m hearing questions and comments about Mitt Romney’s tax returns that sound a whole lot familiar to a...

Posted: July 10, 2012 by Deb

Media

If You Thought Our Political Talk Shows Were Bad…

…check out what happened when two former Jordanian politicos squared off on a talk show on live talk show in Jordan. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest ...

Posted: July 9, 2012 by Deb

Politics

More Romney Super PAC Ad Quotes

So I turn on the TV this morning and the first thing I see is Brian Baker, the general counsel for the Joe Ricketts Ending Spending super PAC that’s supporting Romney. For anyone who slept through yesterday’s hysterics, that’s the super PAC embroiled in controversy after the New York Times published details about the Jeremiah [&he...

Posted: May 18, 2012 by Deb

Politics

Best Mitt Romney Quotes EVAH

Mitt Romney, in repudiating the so-called Rickerts Plan to Stop Barack Hussein Obama Spending Once and For All, popped out a couple of totally AWESOME quotes that tell you all you really need to know. First: “There’s a fiction that you can get rich by stripping a company of its assets and pocketing the profits…Now […] Share...

Posted: May 17, 2012 by Deb

Politics

Mitt Romney Thinks Founding Documents Were “Inspired”

Mitt Romney may have said a bit more about his beliefs about religion than he did about treason when he made this statement in response to the infamous treason remarks at his campaign event yesterday. “I happen to believe that the Constitution was not just brilliant, but probably inspired, and so was the Declaration of […] Share this:C...

Posted: May 8, 2012 by Deb

Media

So Much Stupid on HuffPo This Morning

So Much Stupid on HuffPo This Morning

markhillary /Free Photos Every once in a while, I click on “news of the wierd” type stories on HuffPo — you know, the kind of thing you usually find as filler in local papers. This morning, I clicked on a story with the headline “Man Alleges He Bought Safe with $26,000 In It on eBay“. […] Share this:Click to sha...

Posted: February 18, 2012 by Deb

Politics

Union Thuggery on Morning Joe

Union Thuggery on Morning Joe

Steve Rhodes /Free Photos As usual, Morning Joe is on in the background as I work this morning. The big subject this morning is the shameful attack on capitalism aka vulture capitalism is a good thing. Over and over, Scarborough has trotted out the Republican mantra — Bain Capital was just practicing capitalism and hey, […] Share this:...

Posted: January 13, 2012 by Deb

Politics

Dear Mitt Romney This is NOT About Resentment

  I listened to Mittens’s victory lap after the primaries last night and tried to put my finger on what was wrong about it. I could feel it in my bones, but couldn’t put my finger on it until this morning. Now I’m listening to Joe Scarborough going on and on about “the politics of […] Share this:Click to share on...

Posted: January 11, 2012 by Deb

Politics

The Real Danger of Trump’s Birtherism

Donald Trump Thumps MSNBC Hosts on Obama’s Birth Certificate 3/31/2011 Lots of conversation this week about Trump’s idiocy, cynicism and disingenuousness in demanding to see the President’s “real” birth certificate — as opposed, I suppose, to the one that’s officially issued by the state and serves as proof...

Posted: April 2, 2011 by Deb

Politics

Pre-emptive National Anthem Defense

Just posting a quick, pre-emptive note on the playing of the national anthems at this morning’s reception for Chinese President Hu — yes, yes, the band did, indeed, play the Chinese national anthem before the U.S. national anthem. No, this is not further proof that the U.S. is bowing down to the Chinese, nor that […] Share this:C...

Posted: January 19, 2011 by Deb

Politics

Living Up to Her Image of Democracy

Living Up to Her Image of Democracy

Last night, in his speech at the Tucson memorial, President Obama called on us to live up to the image of democracy held by 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green.  This morning, Sam Stein had this to say at Huffpo: Challenging an audience to live up to a child’s expectation would seem noteworthy only for the low […] Share this:Click to sh...

Posted: January 13, 2011 by Deb

Media, What??

Birtherism What??

Birtherism What??

Fast on the heels of reports that Hawaii’s new governor is going to do whatever he can to put a stop to birtherism, we get this explanation about the origins of birtherism from the Keith Olbermann show — birtherism originated when the Obama campaign posted the short form birth certificate on the campaign website. Share this:Click to sha...

Posted: December 28, 2010 by Deb