Time Mag Teams with BP, Government in Effort to Disperse Concerns About Gulf Pollution

By: Friday July 30, 2010 11:35 am

Yesterday, Time magazine published a disgusting screed telling us all to calm down about the hundreds of millions of gallons of crude oil BP has released into the Gulf of Mexico and then even sent the author to push his drivel on Hardball. In starting the corporate media’s push-back against the level of damage arising from BP’s irresponsibility, Time has joined a team that previously consisted of BP, Thad Allen, EPA and NOAA.

 

In Texas Governor’s Race, More Bushies Lining Up Against Rick Perry

By: Friday July 30, 2010 10:30 am

The Secessionist has a real problem on his hands. More than a dozen prominent Dallas business and civic leaders, including several who supported Kay Bailey Hutchison in the Republican primary for governor, have signed a letter backing Democrat Bill White in his effort to unseat Republican Gov. Rick Perry in the Nov. 2 general election. [...]

Call Your Member of Congress and Ask Where They Stand on Ending Marijuana Prohibition

By: Friday July 30, 2010 9:30 am

Recent polling by Angus-Reid shows that a majority of Americans favor the legalization of marijuana. Moreover, a SurveyUSA poll in California indicates that 74% of people between the ages of 18-34 favor legalization. So, where have members of the House come down on marijuana bills in the past? If you have links that indicate where your Senator or Representative stands with regard to marijuana, leave it in the comments. Better yet, give them a call and ask.

Senate Votes to Double Fines, Jail Time for Pot Brownies

By: Friday July 30, 2010 8:35 am

Last night the United States Senate voted to double the penalties for the nation’s newest existential threat: brownies made with marijuana!

No, really.

The Senate unanimously passed Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)’s “Saving Kids from Dangerous Drugs Act of 2009″ (S. 258) that targets pot brownies and other marijuana edibles preferred by some medical marijuana patients.

Israel’s “Bomb Iran” Campaign Moves to Paint US into Militarist Corner

By: Friday July 30, 2010 7:42 am

What is important to understand about Reuel Marc Gerecht’s screed and the campaign which encompasses it is that Gerecht and the Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government supports an attack by Israel so that the United States can be drawn into direct, full-scale war with Iran.

Seemingly Re-Energized SEC Charges Wyly Brothers with Fraud

By: Friday July 30, 2010 6:50 am

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Sam and Charles Wyly, two politically powerful brothers and major GOP donors, with $550 million in insider trading and securities fraud.

New Economic Study: If People Don’t Eat Chicken, They Will Starve to Death

By: Friday July 30, 2010 6:09 am

Proponents of TARP insisted that there was no alternative to handing hundreds of billions to the banks with no questions asked. They are still pushing this line.

Early Morning Swim: On Hardball, TIME Reporter Explains Why BP Oil Disaster Really Isn’t That Bad

By: Friday July 30, 2010 4:46 am

Meanwhile, how long before oil industry shills Republicans start citing Grunwald’s reporting in talking points?

Shame is only for when your price hasn’t been met

By: Friday July 30, 2010 1:30 am

We better high tail it to one of those blogger ethics conferences Atrios at Eschaton is always going on about again.

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