"Did Mike Brown attack Darren Wilson?"…"Maybe he did break Wilson’s eye socket"…"Was it really strong arm robbery?"…"He should have talked nice when the cops stopped him"…"Let’s just wait for due process to run it’s course"…
Sometimes when I stop and really think about it, I…
When the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge first started, the rules were simple: donate money toward fighting ALS or dump a bucket of ice on your head. It was meant as an incentive to be charitable — not,…
Some interesting commentary from Crommunist, who is a Canadian black man on how he is treated by the Vancouver Police (Canadian) vs what’s going on in the US with Ferguson.
You should follow his twitter, though. I’m a fan.
“#There is no way there were six in a city #I’m going to look that up because I swear there is no way”
In Vancouver, where just six people were murdered in 2013, police are crediting specialized crime prevention programs for the record-low murder rate.
I will add that while there were only 6 homicides in the city centre of Vancouver, there were more in the suburbs of the city (25 homicides in Surrey).
The Hulk ain’t never lied.
I can’t even express how much respect I have for Mark Ruffalo. The dude’s on the US terrorism watchlist for fuck’s sake.
Omg, it’s true.
GOP House Candidate Jim Hagedorn, Asshole of the Day for August 22, 2014
Jim Hagedorn was the surprise winner of this week’s GOP primary in Minnesota District 1, but Mother Jones reports today that he brings some “serious baggage” into his race against-4-term Democratic incumbent Tim Walz.
Citing posts from his now-scrubbed “Mr. Conservative” blog originally unearthed by Bluestem Prairie, Mother Jones reports:
Hagedorn made light of American Indians, President Obama’s Kenyan ancestry, and female Supreme Court justices, among others, in ways many voters won’t appreciate… (and) these were not mere juvenile ramblings, either: Hagedorn was a Treasury Department official at the time.
Hagedorn also reveled in anti-gay innuendo while telling his readers he thought “Caribou Barbie” Sarah Palin was “HOT!”
At the same time:
Not all female politicians were viewed as favorably. In a 2002 post, Hagedorn referred to Washington Democratic Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray as “undeserving bimbos in tennis shoes.” Former Bush White House counsel Harriet Miers, he wrote in 2005, had been nominated “to fill the bra of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.”
Heading into a midterm election season in which the GOP is already struggling to convince women, minorities and the LGBT community that it isn’t really as misogynistic, racist and bigoted as it used to be, nominating this asshole isn’t likely to help.
This is Jim Hagedorn’s first time as Asshole of the Day.
Full story: Mother Jones.
So let me get this straight: the Ferguson PD took the time to write an overly detailed, 18 page police report for the ALLEGED petty theft of $49 dollars worth of cigars, but they didn’t even fill out an incident report for Darren Wilson shooting Mike Brown dead? A two page…
Charlie as Convict #23 in “The Adventurer” - October 1917
August 19, 1946: Bill Clinton’s Birthday
Former president Bill Clinton turns 68 today. The Georgetown, Oxford, and Yale alumnus served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at 46, Clinton was the third-youngest president and the first democrat since FDR to win a second term in the presidential office.
Bill Clinton first ran for office at only 28 years old and has lived much of his life in the public eye. To get a more more candid look at the life and times of America’s 42nd president, check out American Experience’s Bill Clintonphoto gallery.
Photo: Bill and Hillary Clinton post together at Yale Law in 1973, where they met at the library (Courtesy: William J. Clinton Presidential Library).