Hallelujah! Loud Commercials Banned! →
apsies: The Senate unanimously passed a bill late Wednesday to require television stations and cable companies to limit the volume of commercials and keep them at the level of the programs they interrupt. The House has passed similar legislation. Before it can become law, minor differences between the two versions have to be worked out when Congress returns to Washington after the Nov. 2...
Why, why, why is it still necessary for every single DVD that I buy to have the...– Are F.B.I. Warnings on DVDs Really Necessary? (via azspot)
The four corners of deceit: government, academia, science and media. Those...– Rush Limbaugh (via azspot)
The Left Right Paradigm is Over: Its You vs.... →
For a long time, American politics has been defined by a Left/Right dynamic. It was Liberals versus Conservatives on a variety of issues. Pro-Life versus Pro-Choice, Tax Cuts vs. More Spending, Pro-War vs Peaceniks, Environmental Protections vs. Economic Growth, Pro-Union vs. Union-Free, Gay Marriage vs. Family Values, School Choice vs. Public Schools, Regulation vs. Free Markets. The new...
John Kerry is right: Americans are ignorant →
In Kerry’s defense it should be noted that nothing he said was actually the least bit controversial — if one takes into account the facts, something admittedly that is not terribly popular in American politics. Studies since the 1940s have consistently shown that Americans by and large don’t pay much attention to politics, and when they do it is apt to be because somebody has nicely captured...
Watch: Anderson Cooper takes on anti-gay bigot →
obsessionful: stfuhomophobes: Wow, this guy is a freaking 8-year-old… (I apologize to all the 8-year-olds for saying that your maturity is anywhere near as stilted as this nut). I fucking love Anderson Cooper. Seriously. Just as a note to everyone: just because you HAVE freedom of speech, doesn’t mean you should exercise it at every goddamn moment of the day.
Winning Elections Linked to Spike in Pornography... →
notthatkindagay: Google supplies weekly reports on what people search for and keeps track of which areas those requests are made from. Using this data, the researchers looked up the popularity of pornography searches in “red” and “blue” states — those voting for Republicans and Democrats, respectively — in the week before and the week after the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections and the 2006...
The citizens are in a constant state of paranoia, worried that what they know is...– digby The Maddow Blog - Government overreach, literally
I could have had a knock-down, drag-out fight on the public option that might...– Barack Obama, straight talking to Rolling Stone. It’s so fucking awesome that these guys are going to war with the far left that’s somehow disappointed because the massive stuff we’ve done isn’t massive enough. “The idea that we’ve got a lack of enthusiasm in the Democratic base, that people are ...
Big Media Won't Forgive Colbert →
Let’s face it: Some in the Washington press corps still resent Stephen Colbert because he so brilliantly lampooned them to their faces at the 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner over their coziness with the Bush White House. On Friday, some elite journalists couldn’t contain their anger after Colbert testified before Congress on behalf of immigrant farm workers — mostly in character (with some...
FactCheck.org variously described portions of the House Republicans’ “Pledge” as...– The GOP in less than one minute (via azspot)
Why are parents banning school books? →
librarianpirate: Link stolen from Maureen Johnson - Happy Banned Books Week, everybody!
Anyone who says that President Obama is a socialist or that he is moving the...– Valerie Elverton Dixon (via azspot)
Just what we need: A zombie rebirth of the endless healthcare debate that...– ‘A Pledge to America’ (via azspot)