A Proportional Response

By: Saturday December 20, 2014 10:00 am

Yesterday’s remarks about North Korea at Obama’s press conference were nice, but something more is clearly needed. ​A well-placed source provided FDL with a document purporting to be a memo from Obama to his senior staff, drafted yesterday after the press conference. I have been unable to independently confirm its authenticity, as trying to do so would reveal my source — and we all know how well the WH likes leakers. The memo’s goal is to take the fight to North Korea in a new and different manner than has been done before. “People want a proportional response? Fine . . .”


Late Night: The Unexpected

By: Monday July 28, 2014 8:00 pm

And now for something completely different…

Late Night: The Lumberjack Song

By: Wednesday November 20, 2013 8:00 pm

Monty PythonThe Lumberjack Song. As Lisa reported last night, Monty Python is reuniting and that’s ok!

Late Night: Monty Python Reunion! Wot? The Curtains?

By: Tuesday November 19, 2013 8:00 pm

And now for something completely different! The outrageous and off the wall comedy troupe that launched a thousand quips, Monty Python announced that they are reuniting for live shows.

John Boehner Is Not Pining for the Fjords

By: Saturday June 22, 2013 9:00 am

Honest to God, the goings-on in DC are going to drive the Comedy Channel out of business. Either that, or they’ll make Jon Stewart president.

This past Thursday, the House voted down the latest version of the five-year farm bill, which includes not only subsidies and supports for those in the ag world, but also provides for the food stamp program and other food-related subsidies for the poor. Speaker John Boehner and his GOP leadership have been working for months to put together a bill, and when they brought it to the floor this past week, it failed. Spectacularly.

In the immortal words of John Cleese, John Boehner’s speakership has ceased to be.

Republican Debate #6,743: Des Moines ABC

By: Saturday December 10, 2011 5:55 pm

Another debate between GOP candidates for President, sponsored by ABC News, the Iowa GOP, Yahoo News, WOI-TV and The Des Moines Register,

The Significance of Parrots, or Why Paul Krugman Won a Nobel Prize

By: Saturday October 2, 2010 9:00 am

Next Monday is when the Nobel committee begins to announce the various 2010 prizes. The candidates are carefully vetted, but there must be something that gives one person that little something extra that sets them above their colleagues. A recent blogpost by Paul Krugman suggests just what that something extra might be.

Late Night: Republicans to Re-Enact Famous Death Scene From “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” on the Floor of the House

By: Monday November 2, 2009 8:00 pm

Friends, homies, countrymen, the long wait is officially over . . . we think! After spending months in front of television cameras waving pages of their “health care reform plan” (pages that were, in fact, brochures from local tanning salons and mash notes from appreciative health insurance industry lobbyists), the Republicans have once again allegedly [...]

Terry Jones: Arms Manufacturer

By: Sunday February 22, 2009 11:23 am

Terry Jones, of Monty Python, on why he’s becoming an arms manufacturer. The forecast is good he says. Sales are up. And it doesn’t look like growth will slow any time soon. Think about it…by the time you finish watching this the United States will have spent an additional one million in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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