The Three Great Premises of Idiot America Take Center Stage

By: Saturday September 28, 2013 11:30 am

These are good times for those who practice wingnuttery and those who observe them, as there is plenty of wingnuttery on display. Sadly, this exacts a cost, either in the idiotic policies and practices foisted upon society (see almost anything enacted at the urging of the NRA), or in the time and energy that must be wasted to beat back these idiocies (see Krugman, Paul “the Shrill One”). No, popcorn is not an option. It’s no surprise, then, that my thoughts have been turning to Charles Pierce.

Yours should too.

 

FDL Book Salon – Mid-Year Salon Discussion

By: Saturday July 27, 2013 1:59 pm

Today’s salon is a mid-year get together with you to discuss what is on your mind, what books you liked, what are you reading now, and what books are you looking forward to. For a quick refresher drop by FDLBookSalon.com and check out the right hand column for all the previous salons.

Sunday Talking Heads: June 30, 2013

By: Sunday June 30, 2013 2:00 am

Topics today are what you’d expect, immigration, DOMA and Prop 8, but not much specifically on the Voting Rights case out of Texas. A little bit NSA coverage, Julian Assange will be on with George Stephanopoulos.

Texas state Senator Wendy Davis is booked on several shows today, although on its website ABC in particular is rather dismissive, referring to “her fifteen minutes of fame.” Would they have said that about a male up-and-comer? Kit O’Connell was there in the chamber for the filibuster Tuesday night.

Sunday Talking Heads: June 16, 2013

By: Sunday June 16, 2013 2:00 am

Happy Father’s Day.

FDL Book Salon is Plane Queer, Gaius Publius and Kagro X will be Virtually Speaking, and Movie Night Monday is My Neighbourhood. Participate.

Sunday Talking Heads: June 9, 2013

By: Sunday June 9, 2013 1:45 am

Good Morning. Found this video at Wired, it shows the terrain beneath the ice of Antarctica. Check out the most detailed map of a continent never truly seen by human eyes: the de-iced surface of Antarctica. By virtually peeling back the frozen ice sheet and studying the land beneath, researchers can get a better sense [...]

Pull Up a Chair

By: Saturday June 8, 2013 4:00 am

What do you read on the beach – how trashy are your novels ;) ?

Sunday Talking Heads: June 2, 2013

By: Sunday June 2, 2013 2:00 am

Today’s Book Salon is on black churches and homophobia, emptywheel and Avedon Carol are Virtually Speaking and tomorrow night’s movie has to do with the movie The Shining.

Sunday Talking Heads: May 26, 2013

By: Sunday May 26, 2013 2:00 am

Oklahoma tornado relief is one topic, among others, on the Sunday Talk Show circuit, it appears John McCain had other plans this morning.

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