Let the 2012 Olympic Games Begin… Bob Costas Calls Out IOC, Mentions Munich Massacre

By |July 27th, 2012|

BOB COSTAS FULFILLS his promise to remember those athletes killed 40 years ago, calling out the IOC for not taking a moment tonight to remember. From the Hollywood Reporter: "The Israeli athletes now enter behind their flag-bearer Shahar Zubari," said Costas. "These games mark the 40th anniversary of the 1972 tragedy in Munich, when 11 [...]

The Case Against Obama From Paul Krugman

By |July 27th, 2012|

Here's a chart. It shows changes since the second quarter of 2009, which was both the bottom of the recession and the earliest point at which you can plausibly say that Obama had any influence on actual policy. ...we've had a lot of cutbacks in government "“ mainly at the state and local level, but [...]

About That Churchill Bust

By |July 27th, 2012|

**CORRECTION APPENDED** The bust still in the White House. In the Residence. Outside the Treaty Room. - Fact Check: The Bust of Winston Churchill FALSE INFORMATION is once again being floated, this time Charles Krauthammer in the Washington Post. ...On the contrary. Obama started his presidency by returning to the British Embassy the [...]

Mark Halperin Wins the ‘Joe Scarborough Award’

By |July 27th, 2012|

FOR POLITICAL ANALYSIS that uses lies instead of facts or truth in order to push your own agenda, the Joe Scarborough Award goes to the insider of Beltway insiders, Mark Halperin. It's named for the man whose most recent rhetorical lie had him linking autism to the Aurora shooting suspect, which I heard him say [...]

Queer Talk: ‘Openly Gay,’ Sally Ride, Chick-Fil-A & Hate Crimes

By |July 27th, 2012|

Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. Being "out" is personal, and it's political. And while there are obvious differences, I include the "out" heterosexual supporters of LGBT equality. Not long ago I shared a marriage equality story on Facebook, a straight friend then shared it, and very quickly he was strongly [...]

Romney In Shambles

By |July 27th, 2012|

IT'S THE TWITTER hashtag, #romneyinshambles, and it's been trending for 24 hours. It's the biggest legacy from Romney's foreign policy gaffe tour. Jimmy Fallon, my fave, starts off the National Journal's round-up of Romney jokes last night. Mentioning a town hall setting that will be part of the presidential campaign, he says one of the [...]

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A Quote from Mitt Romney’s Book

By |July 26th, 2012|

JUST WHEN TEAM Romney thought today couldn't get any worse. Foreign Policy mines Mitt Romney's book No Apology. England [sic] is just a small island. Its roads and houses are small. With few exceptions, it doesn't make things that people in the rest of the world want to buy. And if it hadn't been separated [...]

Cameron Fires Back at Romney on Olympics, Who Also Forgot Ed Miliband’s Name

By |July 26th, 2012|

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy "We said we were doing a photo spray..." - Andrea Saul, Romney Press Secretary SO MUCH FOR Mitt Romney's understanding of our "special relationship" with Great Britain. From "Anglo-Saxon" weirdness to doubting Great Britain can handle the Olympics to apparently forgetting or not [...]

It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature, or Ignore Global Warming

By |July 26th, 2012|

Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. If you’re of the right age, you’ll remember this commercial, by Chiffon Margarine. “It not nice to fool Mother Nature” ads ran from 1971 to 1979. I’m certainly not the first person who has thought about these popular-at-the-time ads as related (at least in some convoluted fashion) to the global warming and climate change. Of course, no one is actually fooling Mother Nature. Maybe some are being fooled, or fooling themselves, about the perhaps no longer reversible damage humankind has and continues doing to the earth. But Mother Nature is just revealing the fruits of what we’ve sewn. […]

Norah O’Donnell In, Erica Hill Out on CBS ‘This Morning’

By |July 26th, 2012|

CHARLIE ROSE is why I began taping "CBS This Morning" every day, but I'll admit to being a new fan of Gayle King. Erica Hill has never really shined in the show and now she's out. From the Los Angeles Times: Nearly eight months after CBS' morning show relaunched with a focus on hard news, [...]