Yearly Archives: 2011

(UPDATE x 2) “My administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens”

Via ThinkProgress, the full text of the president’s signing statement on NDAA addresses both of everyone’s favorite sections: Section 1021 affirms the executive branch’s authority to detain persons covered by the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) (Public … Continue reading

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War: the Lethal Custom Part 4

Episode Four, The Deadly Game of Nations

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Cenk Uygur Comes Out of the Woodwork

By Emilia 1956 I’m old enough to remember ratfuckers. They appeared, as if from nowhere, during the 1972 election year – young Republicans, mostly college students, trained to look and act like young Democrats of the day (the forerunners of … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Callista Gingrich

Someone sent me this on Twitter last night; it made me scream. Callista Gingrich is even more terrifying, and terrible, than her husband’s science fiction-as-policy speeches.

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Just Go, Joe

Ben Nelson is retiring too. I’m so glad he took all those “No” votes to help out his re-election, aren’t you? By Magic Love Hose. Talk to him here!

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Occupy Homes

We can see this campaign of organized squatting as a direct response to the conditions of today’s housing market, which is still struggling to let out the air of rampant speculation pricing from the housing boom. The lagging crisis in … Continue reading

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Ron Paul Avoiding Occupation

The laughable pretense that Ron Paul lurves Occupy protesters has now collapsed: Paul soon took the stage, and as Adeyemi started shouting for the mic-check he was quickly surrounded by Paul supporters. Many began cheering to drown out Adeyemi’s recitation of … Continue reading

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Dredd Lawmaster Needs Buildings

Via. This isn’t bad; in fact, it’s a pretty hot take on the lawmaster. Judge Dredd’s ride is supposed to look like something that can go 200 miles an hour and kick ass, with a big imposing grill. Yet I … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Ron Paul Homophobia

Remember how Ron Paulites used to whine incessantly that their man wasn’t getting enough attention from the mainstream media? That seems a kindness now that knowledge of his racist newsletters has become general, but of course his fans never meant … Continue reading

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Let’s Use Rule 34 As A Force For Good

Matt has promised never to censor my comic. I just thought you ought to know that, for no reason at all. By Magic Love Hose. Talk to him here!

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They Are Not the Same

Submitted for your comparison: the Obama doctrine of targeted drone strikes on the left versus the Rumsfeld porn of “shock and awe” on the right. The differences are more than just the scale, as these two operations have entirely different … Continue reading

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