Emails StopRush Volunteers Have Gotten From Limbaugh’s Fans


Ever since professional astroturfer Brian Glicklich identified ten StopRush volunteers last week and invited Rush Limbaugh’s fans to pester them by email, I’ve been collecting the results in a text file and posting at, where they keep getting taken down by the embarrassed people who wrote them. Funny how Glicklich’s “sauce for the liberal […]

The Syrian Experiment

A street in Homs, Syria in 2011 and 2014

Unlike in Tripoli, there will be no direct American intervention in Damascus. At most, the United States and its Middle Eastern allies will continue to make the Syrian uprising possible through material support. Contrary to paranoiac expectations, President Obama does not seem inclined to ask Congress for any further authority, and because of Russia’s veto […]

Rape Is Just One Horror During The Collapse Of Civilization In Westeros


This week’s episode of the HBO series based on George R.R. Martin’s novels has produced a big fan controversy over Jaime Lanister’s rape of Cersei. What are the directors trying to do with this scene, which is not in the books? What does this mean for the two characters involved? Plenty of electrons are still […]

Ukraine Leader Says Russia Wants To Set Southeast ‘On Fire’


Ukraine leader says Russia wants to set southeast ‘on fire’ (via AFP) Ukraine’s Western-backed leader on Tuesday accused Russia of trying to enflame the country’s southeast but said he would proceed cautiously against pro-Kremlin militias consolidating control in the volatile region. Oleksandr Turchynov’s impassioned…

Did Flight MH370’s Copilot Try To Say Goodbye?

I want to see him try this crap when the city tows his car from a fire lane

As the search zone narrows and unmanned submarines begin to search the ocean floor for signs of a missing Malaysian Airlines jet, investigators have revealed that copilot Fariq Abdul Hamid tried to use his cell phone as the plane passed Penang. For weeks now, I have speculated for that Flight MH 370 may have been […]