Late Night: BREAKING — Red State Blogger Outs Self as Biologically Programmed Frightening Sex Maniac

By: Thursday April 30, 2009 8:00 pm

Warner Todd Huston, of Red State and other online wingnut petting zoos, makes a tearful confession: he is a Sex Maniac whose “animal passion” is only barely “tempered by society.” And good for Society, or he’d be whipping his dick out at church, on the bus, walking the dog, etc.

Obama and State Secrets: Which Fix is In?

By: Thursday April 30, 2009 7:10 pm

Obama says he’s interested in fixing state secrets. I think he’s just trying to get ahead of a bus that is already moving.

Confessions of a SERE Veteran: What It is, and What It Was Not

By: Thursday April 30, 2009 6:03 pm

Earlier today Spencer had a pretty fine piece quoting Malcolm Nance the former SERE instructor about the techniques used at SERE school. I am a graduate of the US Navy’s SERE school, albeit from the early 80s, and the training has changed I am sure since then so I can only speak to the things I know of, anything else is conjecture.

Condi’s “Position of Responsibility”

By: Thursday April 30, 2009 5:05 pm

These two YouTubes ought to be watched in tandem. Together, they give a whole new meaning to the term “position of responsibility.”

If the Banks Own the Senate, Why Don’t We Own the Banks?

By: Thursday April 30, 2009 4:01 pm

In his presser, Obama missed an opportunity to use the “bully pulpit” to help the Senate from being “owned” by the banking industry. He’s got leverage and political power, so why isn’t he using it?

Did Rice Just Implicate Bush For Torture?

By: Thursday April 30, 2009 3:00 pm

. . . also, if the president does it, that means it doesn’t violate the Geneva Conventions. . . .

The Woman Behind the New Deal

By: Thursday April 30, 2009 1:30 pm

Help me welcome Kirstin Downey, author of The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience. Kirstin will be online this hour.

Imagine this: Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao witnesses a terrifying spectacle of young women leaping to their deaths from the windows of a burning building where they worked—their only means of escape.

What a Hoot! Bachmann Blunder the Sort I’d Expect Althouse to Make

By: Thursday April 30, 2009 12:30 pm

Looks like Michele Bachmann got her esoteric knowledge of tariff law from that renowned institution known as Google University. How do we know this? Because as silly as it is, the “Hoot-Smalley” mistake is not original with her. It first appears in a glowing review by Mark Whittington of Amity Shlaes’ conservative hackwork tome The Forgotten Man:

Dear Condi, If It Smells Like Nixon, It’s Criminal

By: Thursday April 30, 2009 11:45 am

Condi channels Nixon to defend torture.

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