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Category Archives: Hypocrisy

Turnabout

© Jen Sorensen Actually, if they did only half as much horrible shit to us as we have admitted doing to them, we would have likely dropped nuclear weapons on them by now.

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Cheney Doubles Down on Torture

In addition, Cheney claimed that our waterboarding wasn’t torture because we elevated the victim’s feet so that they wouldn’t drown. The Fact Checker reviews Cheney’s statements and finds him completely full of bullshit. He has lied to us repeatedly, with absolutely no remorse, and he doesn’t dare stop lying now. He would do anything and […]

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Tortured Logic

© Matt Davies We have admitted that we used “enhanced” interrogation techniques, the same techniques that we prosecuted as torture when our enemies used them. Are we willing to take the next step, or do we really believe that something like this is only illegal if you lose a war? UPDATE: The Guardian points out […]

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Evil for No Reason

The Senate Intelligence committee finally released their report (10 years late) about the use of torture (the CIA called it “harsh interrogation”) after 9/11 and even though it was heavily redacted, it confirms what this blog and many others said at the time. It didn’t provide us with any information we couldn’t have gotten by […]

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United States of Jeesus

The small town of Kennesaw, Georgia voted last week to ban an Islamic group from opening a temporary mosque, even though the landlord of the space they wanted to rent agreed to the deal and the city planning commission and other city staff recommended approval. Many local residents openly voiced concerns about Sharia law and […]

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Lock, Stock Market, and Barrel

I hope everyone reading this blog also keeps up with Matt Taibbi, one of my heroes. Taibbi just published another article in Rolling Stone, pointing out once again (and with lots of facts) how our government is so completely owned by the banking industry. The article tells the ongoing story of a former manager at […]

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That didn’t take long

Wednesday afternoon, Obama gave a press conference where he congratulated Republicans on their victories, and laid out specific policy issues where he thinks the two sides can and must work together to solve problems for the American people. It is short and I recommend you go watch it. Some Republicans, including the new Senate Majority […]

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Smokin’ Irony!

Reynolds American, the maker of Camel cigarettes and the second-largest producer of tobacco products in the US, has decided to ban smoking from its corporate offices. A corporate spokesman says “We’re well aware that there will be folks who see this as an irony, but we believe it’s the right thing to do and the […]

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Greed and Entitlement

Maurice Greenberg, the former CEO (and major shareholder) of AIG, the insurance giant that was on the brink of bankruptcy before being bailed out by the government in 2008, is suing the government, demanding billions of dollars in compensation. Why? Greenberg claims that “the government ripped him and other stockholders off by failing to negotiate […]

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Is it Voter Suppression when it happens to Republicans?

Leslie Rutledge is the Republican candidate for Attorney General of Arkansas. In her campaign information, she strongly supports recent changes to voter registration laws in Arkansas, which discriminate against minorities and low-income voters. Ironically, Rutledge had her voter registration cancelled because she violated the same laws that she supports. She was simultaneously registered in three […]

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Sacred Obligation to Die

As we all know, politicians and pundits are screaming about ISIS and Ebola, saying that the US has a sacred obligation to do “whatever it takes” to save American lives. That includes committing ground forces to yet another war, building a triple fence around all our borders, surveillance everywhere, travel bans, you name it. All […]

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Privacy be Damned

Every once in a while, people in positions of power indadvertedly reveal not only that their view of reality is distorted, but also that they really have no idea what they are talking about. Recently, in response to leaked revelations that the NSA and other law enforcement agencies had pretty much free access to all […]

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Jon Stewart Changes the Climate around Climate Change

The Daily show covers the New York Climate Action march, and contrasts it with the idiots on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology:

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Existential Threats?

© Tom Tomorrow Another brilliant comic from Tom Tomorrow. Isn’t it strange that we have to attack Syria, international law be damned? The terrorists seem to have figured out a winning strategy for them. Do something outrageous that pisses off the American people (9/11, beheadings, even genocide) and then sit back while the American response […]

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We still hate Obamacare, but we love what it is doing for us

Robin Evans, a Republican warehouse worker who recently signed up for Medicaid when Kentucky finally implemented the ACA’s Medicaid expansion, loves her new health coverage. “I’m tickled to death with it. It’s helped me out a bunch.” But she hates Obama, and says she prefers Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, who wants to repeal Obamacare, saying […]

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