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that's how Marge Simpson became a
From The Christian Post: Five
historical omissions in Dinesh D'Souza's film "Hillary's
Trump could have taken
this opportunity to point out that Army Captain Humayun Khan died in a
disastrous war supported by Hillary Clinton that never should have been
fought in the first place. Instead, Trump
takes a swipe at the Muslim soldier's parents.
The Houston Chronicle endorses Hillary Clinton (rather, warns about Trump):
"Any one of Trump's less-than-sterling qualities -
his erratic temperament, his dodgy business practices, his racism, his
Putin-like strongman inclinations and faux-populist demagoguery, his
contempt for the rule of law, his ignorance - is enough to be
disqualifying. His convention-speech comment, 'I alone can fix it,' should
make every American shudder. He is, we believe, a danger to the
The 239 people, places and things Trump has insulted on
Narcissism, disagreeableness, grandiosity—a psychologist
Trump’s extraordinary personality might shape his possible presidency.
to Hitler are justified with Trump's statement: "I alone can fix
My favorite part of last night's convention was when the Bernie people's chants of "No More War" and "No More Drones" were drowned out by the pro-war cries of "USA! USA! USA!" It was a more participatory form of fascism, as opposed to the strong arm variety displayed during the Republican convention when protesters held up signs and Trump goons covered them up with American flags.
Still, the Dems threw a great party. Hill was a good host and gave a nice toast at the end - lots of truth, lots of believable BS, even some good old fashioned saber-rattling. She'll instantly pull ahead of Trump by 20 points in the polls.
So-called Progressives are turning their true-blue coats to rusty-red
faster than it took Bernie to gnaw through the bone Hill tossed him last
"It's basically a choice between Grandma Nixon and the Fifth
Horseman of the Apocalypse."
Ah aint doin' nuttin' ta-day. Nuttin'!
Bernie endorses Hillary.
Sanders supporter: "He fed us Mountain Dew and now is telling us to
go to bed. Not gonna happen."
Robert Reich and Chris
who Bernie voters should support now.
betrayed Bernie Sanders and the rest of America.
Here's the real story: Spokane Police are actively investigating a road rage incident in which a man pointed a gun at another driver. Here is the picture, taken be the person the gun was pointed at:
I'm sure you'll agree with me that the man with the gun is
one of America's most distinguished and versatile actors, the inimitable
James Earl Jones.
Bernie Sanders' supporters booed,
heckled and protested on the first night of the Democratic National
behind the DNC hack? A brief guide to the evidence.
Oliver Stone warns that data-collecting Pokemon
Go is leading us to a robotic totalitarianism.
Quiz from Frontline: Spot
the illegal police stop.
I just watched the Republican Party destroy itself. Now
I'm about to watch the Democrats destroy themselves. I do feel a bit
guilty for enjoying this so much.
For months, Bernie Sanders supporters and surrogates have
complained about unfair treatment from the Democratic National
Committee—only to have these concerns dismissed by media observers as
petulance and conspiracy-mongering. They
Demo chair Wasserman-Shultz
resigns in disgrace, only to be elevated by Clinton to key campaign
Leaked emails show plans to reward big donors with federal appointments.
Here are some other emails that showed the DNC actively worked with the media and the Clinton campaign to smear Sanders.
Democratic leaders and cyberspecialists in the U.S.
are wondering if Vladimir Putin is meddling in the presidential election.
Trump leads Clinton after Republican convention.
John Oliver on
the Republican National Convention.
you've ever wondered what you would have done had you lived in 1930s
Germany, here's your chance.
Behind the mask --->
Michael Moore gives five
reasons why Trump will win.
The Christian Right has
surrendered to Trump.
From Common Dreams: Why
Donald Trump could be the next president of the United States. "The
great tragedy of the moment is not rooted in the Republican Party’s
self-cannibalization. It’s with a Democratic Party that 'successfully'
suffocated responsible answers to the crises consuming our world."
NATO takes issue with
Donald Trump's comment
on defending allies.
Stone: How the Republican Convention made
a joke of American democracy.
Washington Post: Donald
Trump is a unique threat to American democracy.
Nixon, Hitler, and
speech triggers alarm bells.
It hit 7.5 on the
Nuremberg scale: After that diabolical, masterful performance, Donald
Trump could easily end up president.
Trump's Caesar moment: Detached from history and fueled by fear, his
speech was utterly unlike anything we've heard in American politics.
"It is impossible to imagine anyone else giving an acceptance speech
so disconnected from anything in the American tradition."
Reason Magazine: Trump's
speech was a
terrifying display of nightmarish authoritarianism.
lines in Donald Trump's speech last night.
displays tweet from white supremacist as Trump accepts nomination.
America hate again. "You could not find a City on a Hill, a
single Point of Light, no Morning in America. Only doom, dystopia, dread,
darkness — and a bumper-sticker solution to restoring greatness."
Washington Post fact
checks Trump's speech: 25
dubious and misleading statements.
Bernie Sanders: Trump
behaving like a dictator who doesn't understand the Constitution.
We're in it deep this time --->
How close was Donald Trump to
Trump suggests the
US shouldn't automatically come to the defense of its NATO allies.
was Saul Alinsky and why does Ben Carson think he makes Hillary
Michael Moore predicts "Trump
is going to win."
While we were concerned with Pokemon and Melania-gate: At
least 85 civilians, including almost a dozen children, were killed when US
air strikes targeted an area in northern Syria held by Islamic State
Taylor Swift's legs and climate
Turkey's president says all
he wants is the same powers and Hitler.
Should we take into
account that Melania Trump plagiarized cartoonish, pedestrian, brain-dead
Today I saw someone
holding their Pokemon device up to the side of their face and talking into
An oil train derailment
in downtown Spokane would
pose extreme challenges.
A guide to Republicans predicting doom of the GOP - now including W.
dropping: Ben Carson links Hillary to Lucifer.
Would Turkey be justified in kidnapping or drone-killing the Turkish cleric in Pennsylvania?
Erdogan is using the failed coup to get
rid of the last vestiges of secular Turkey. The purge widens
to include teachers and journalists. More than 50,00 people have been
rounded up, sacked or suspended from their jobs.
Your Daily Meme: Every cigarette you smoke takes seven
minutes off of your student loan.
Art of the Deal ghostwriter says Trump
is a sociopath who may cause nuclear war.
The swift rounding up of judges and others after a failed coup in Turkey suggested the government had prepared a list beforehand, adding to the rumors that it was all an elaborate hoax by Erdogan.
secure are the American hydrogen bombs stored at a Turkish airbase?
An amazing intellect:
Sam Harris (author and neuroscientist) joined Dave Rubin for a two hour
sit down about Islam, Trump,
Hillary, religion, free will, athiesm, spirituality and artificial
US defense contractor to blanket Earth with new
luminaries weigh in on Clinton vs. Trump: Who's
How Nikola Tesla predicted
A brief history of Trump's
The military coup in Turkey, the terrorist attacks in
France, the missing 28 pages of the 9/11 report, the election sham in the
US, and on top of all of that ... Pokemon ... Wow, what a week.
formerly suppressed 28 pages of the Intelligence Committee's findings
into Saudi Arabia's involvement in the September 11, 2001 terrorist
More than 80
killed in French terrorist attack.
of truck running into the crowd in the attack.
Trump praises dictators, but Hillary
Following the Nice attack, Gingrich
calls for deportation tests of everyone with a "Muslim
Twitter reacts to new
Trump-Pence campaign logo.
declines invitation to speak at the NAACP convention.
Mick Jagger, 72, to
become father for the eighth time.
and writing tips from Archer.
Pokemon GO is
explained to Joe Rogan.
Here's a full
list of the Republican Convention speakers and other goodies.
Ruth Ginsburg apologizes
for criticizing Trump.
Across Africa, 1,700 Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and
other military personnel are carrying
out 78 distinct "mission sets" in more than 20 nations.
It was 96 degrees in Fairbanks, Alaska yesterday.
New polls say Clinton and Trump are tied.
Everything Christopher Hitchens ever said
about Hillary Clinton.
How to spot the International Space
Riot gear, tactical armor, and 10,000 handcuffs: Cleveland prepares for the GOP convention.
Black Panther Party says to carry arms in Cleveland if legal.
The New York Times says Trump
is right about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
of all US food produce is thrown away, new research suggests.
have been reported at Auschwitz, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and
the National September 11 Memorial.
The summit where
scientists learn to build starships.
me, Bernie. You called for a revolution then made peace with the enemy for
a better parking spot. I'd almost rather Trump drive us over the edge of
the abyss in a clown car than yield to death-of-a-thousand-cuts Hillary.
Color me dis-fucking-scusted.
the Marc Maron podcast. The Spokane praising starts at around the 7:30
Pokemon Go, explained
by Rolling Stone.
square watermelons get their shape, and other GMO misconceptions.
Maron was in Spokane over the weekend. In his recent WTF podcast, he
had some wonderful things to say about the city. If you don't subscribe to
the podcast, I'll post it here as soon as he does.
Why do so many artists have
it matters the Dallas police used a drone to kill someone in America.
Here's how long it would take for
vampires to annihilate humanity.
According to Aboriginal tradition, the Wandjina were
“sky-beings” or “spirits from the clouds” who came down from the
Milky Way during Dreamtime and
created the Earth and all its inhabitants.
do soldiers from around the world eat when in the field?
Noah's Ark found
"The real question,
is not whether the people who wipe their boots on us during the next fifty
years are to be called managers, bureaucrats, or politicians: the question
is whether capitalism, now obviously doomed, is to give way to oligarchy
or to true democracy."
The era of lethal
police robots has arrived.
new superweapon: Electromagnetic projectile launchers that fire at
Insisting that Jesus was white is bad
history and bad theology.
Dallas police shooting was blowback from police impunity and
Here are ten
movie examples of clever uses of the MacGuffin.
all of the crazy stuff going on in the US, you'd think it was built on
thousands of ancient Indian burial grounds.
steady flow of violence live-streamed over the last 48 hours is a turning
point for the US. No
one knows what will happen next.
Does the new Pokeman GO
game reveal when you walk into oncoming traffic?
Faced with Trump and
yearn for a third choice.
From Scientific America:
robots still just tools when they are used to kill?
Milo Yiannopoulos on
the Joe Rogan Experience.
The International Space
of films and movies is massive.
Legal experts raise alarm over shocking use of "killer robot."
When can police use a "bomb robot" to kill a suspect?
A drone was used to blow up a US citizen without trial yesterday. Let that sink in.
kill with a robot for the first time in US history.
Police identify Dallas shooting suspect.
A friend of mine just asked: "Why aren't we posting
the criminal records of the five police killed in Dallas?"
The Executive Director of the National Association of
Police Organizations just said that Obama
caused this "war on cops."
"It’s a despicable fact that the death toll in the
Dallas attack appears to mark the second largest loss of police life since
9/11. It is nonetheless still a despicable fact that police
have killed 566 people in 2016 alone."
cops may have removed the Facebook Live video of a man getting shot
during a routine traffic stop.
Martin Luther King said about using violence to enact change.
The State Department is re-opening the Clinton email
are the results of science considered more reliable than those from
other forms of human inquiry, like poetry or philosophy?
Waiting for Godel: The
mathematician Kurt Gödel's incompleteness theorem ranks in scientific
folklore with Einstein’s relativity and Heisenberg’s uncertainty. But
what does it mean?
Visitors to this rock
don’t typically come for lessons in geology; they come, often, because
of the rock's association with a race of space creatures.
terrorists the Saudis cultivate in peaceful countries.
Brexit emboldens Texan campaign to Texit
from United States.
Next door to a Germans-only colony featuring streets named
Hitler and Goebbels was a
youth camp with swastikas on bunks and Hitler Youth short shorts.
of the Colosseum: A German archaeologist has deciphered the Roman
amphitheater's underground labyrinth.
Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, dead at 87.
Sociopathic men and women are selling weapons to the most horrible humans on Planet Earth and are robbing the American people of their liberties and bank accounts but at least have been kind enough to warn us about the dangers of eating raw cookie dough.
Eating roadkill is now legal in Washington state.
to carry a concealed weapon in Idaho.
The American Revolution was
the original Brexit.
Happy Independence Day! Who
we've slaughtered with drones is your holiday weekend news dump.
I just watched/listened to Kanye West's infamous Famous
... What a piece of crap. Maybe he really did make a deal with the Devil.
Prohibition gave rise to more dangerous ways to get drunk,
a new subgenre of music to tell the tales.
the first time in many years, I got though Hoopfest without ridiculing or
even mentioning the Hellish Hoopaballoo on these pages.
Why should axing due process stop with the Second Amendment?
people who were wrongly placed on the "Terror Watch List."
A major crack has
appeared in the edifice of globalization, and the neoliberal order that
has dominated the world's economy since the end of World War II is now in
not necessarily a bad thing.
Conservative columnist George
Will leaves the Republican Party over Trump.
Rod Serling on how
imagination turns science fiction into fact.
One archeologist is
convinced that Turkey's
Gobekli Tepe is the site of the world's oldest temple.
pulls out of the European Union. "We have woken up in a different
country." Prime Minister resigns.
Everyone just lost my vote: Sanders
says he will vote for Clinton.
Led Zeppelin did not plagiarize "Stairway to Heaven," jury rules.
Here are the 10
weirdest moments of the trial.
happens in the brain when music causes chills?
Democrats' congressional sit-in is still going on. I can't help but admire
the method, but the cause is misguided: Putting anyone on a governmental list
that denies an American their rights without due process is wrong - few
people know how individuals get on the list, and a growing number
are finding out how difficult it is to get off of it. Imagine how an
unhinged and/or dishonest president - which we have foolishly guaranteed
ourselves - will abuse this power. And, it's hypocritical: where were
these "protesters" when we produced and sold billions of dollars
worth of weapons to a dictatorial regime in Saudi Arabia? If we want to change our
culture of violence, we need to strike at the roots, and we're still not
willing to do that.
Of all the people involved in the Led Zeppelin/Spirit
copyright suit concerning "Stairway to Heaven," I feel sorry the
most for the jurors who have to listen to that song over and over yet
again, as if the latter third of the Twentieth Century never ended.
From those gun-totting,
right-wing wackos at the ACLU: The
use of error-prone and unfair watchlists is not the way to regulate guns
elites hate the left: Bernie Sanders, by aggressively fighting for
progressive causes, has pushed liberal hypocrisy out into the open.
secret societies you might not know.
psychedelic ads from the Sixties and Seventies.
Because I can...
Clinton's likely Pentagon chief
already is advocating for more bombing and intervention.
The Grateful Dead guide to dealing with a bad acid trip.
Owsley of Owsley Acid fame.
Why animal metaphors describe
how we think.
Jot a gob. Morking for the wan. Tay suned...
If you cannot see the irony in having a gun ban enforced
by men with guns, then you fail to understand why the Second Amendment was
written in the first place.
latest US and swing state polls, updated every day through Election
made humans cooperate to build civilizations.
Since the day my daughter was born, my son called her
"Clarence" for some unfathomable reason. Yesterday my grandson
disappeared for an hour and came back to present her with a
"traditional" Mom tattoo.
shooter's wife: The
FBI told me not to tell the media he was gay.
Gary Johnson believes Second Amendment rights are too fundamental to be
denied without due process, and being
put on a list arbitrarily by the government is certainly not due process.
kills himself in Taiwan courtroom after pot conviction.
McCain says Obama
is "directly responsible" for the Orlando attack.
Senate votes to require women to register for the draft.
Hackers just released the DNC's secret file on Donald
One in 10 Germans would
support the rule of a dictator.
"This is the same Bill who rammed NAFTA down our
throats, creating the job-sucking sound that continues to devastate
today’s middle class. He also colluded with laissez-faire ideologues and
plutocratic Republicans to deregulate Wall Street, allowing global
speculators to wreck our economy by playing casino games with our bank
deposits and home mortgages."
Newt Gingrich calls for a
new House of Un-American Activities committee.
art of conversation: Timeless, timely do's and don'ts from 1866.
Is there really a valid reason for documenting the
collapse of civilization?
The science and gruesome spectacle of
Rod Serling on how
imagination turns science fiction into fact.
A starship would place
humans in captivity for generations. There could be serious mental health
implications for inhabitants, and questions raised regarding the morality
of reproduction when those who are born will also die on board. On
the concept of freedom on an intergalactic Noah's ark.
Hillary Clinton will be bad news for marijuana research.
From the American Conservative: Trump
worships at the altar of himself - Trump's personal Jesus.
Will Orlando shooting swing election for Trump?
John Oliver on the Orlando shooting: This
Watch the Hamilton cast's explosive Tonys performance.
Where are the songs about Hamilton's
disdain for the lower class?
You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment
on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are
condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.
A huge monument is found "hiding
in plain sight" in Petra, Jordan.
How Trump bankrupted Atlantic City casinos and
still made millions.
Are moral judgments expressions of the same disgust forged
by evolution to protect us from disease? Read
the Aeon conversations.
of people to flood to Philadelphia for Democratic National Convention
protests and marches.
The best photo-op of the year - the Pride Parade - starts
at noon in downtown Spokane today. If you were in town last night you'll
have an idea of how crazy this can be.
up with this week's megaquake/tsunami drill in Seattle?
Ron Paul also says the
US elections are rigged.
Democrats are building their own wall to keep out undesirables: a
"no-scale fencing" will surround the Wells Fargo Center in
Philadelphia where the potentially volatile Democratic National Convention
will be held.
death of Stalin: An empire that sows fear, reaps it.
I left Arizona --->
about time," says libertarian women.
approved CIA drone assassinations with her cellphone.
In a year when one
presidential candidate is a raving bigot who wants Muslims banned from
entering this country and the other is a war hawk who has supported every
war in the Middle East, one of the reddest states in the union paid homage
most famous Muslim on earth.
Federal appeals court says Americans
have no right to carry concealed weapons in public.
Governments don't want a population capable of critical
thinking. They want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the
machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation.
Hey, check out the
official GOP website. You'll find pics of Hill and Bernie, even Abe Lincoln,
but not Donald Trump! Not even a mention.
I go away for a few months
and the entire world falls apart. Let me get my bags unpacked and we'll
get back to saving America. Oh, the stories I have to tell...
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