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Mixed Bag of Progress: Earth Day and The March of Science

Today is the 47th celebration of Earth Day and in the first year of the "alternative facts" of the Beast "45" it coincides with the Science March:…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on April 22, 2017 at 7:21am — 23 Comments

Mario Savio Spins in His Grave as Berkeley Cancels Ann Coulter's Speech

Though I'm no fan of her politics, I believe most Americans recognize the name of Ann Coulter:

...but I suspect that less than 10% remember Mario Savio:…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on April 20, 2017 at 8:00am — 35 Comments

The Beast "45" Attacks ISIS with a Big Bang at a Cost of $450K per...

War is a business of accounting: “blood and treasure” calculations underpin warfare in terms of hard cash damage to economies and societies. 

At a minimum cost of $16 million each the MOAB bomb used in the latest attack on ISIS in Afghanistan yielded 36 dead at a cost of over $450,000 per body bag. …

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Added by JMac1949 Today on April 14, 2017 at 8:30am — 20 Comments

It Could Be Worse. Could Be Raining.

While I wish this were a celebration of April Fool's Day, alas it is all too true.  A comment summation inspired by Ron Powell's post, Two Word Question For A Friday Night: WHO'S NEXT?…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on April 1, 2017 at 10:30am — 16 Comments

Where is Aaron Sorkin when We Need Him?

Inspired by Koshersalaami's post Conservatives: Anti-Family, Anti-Christianity, Anti-Country, my brain has emerged from the fog of depression lite autopilot and I'm posting something for the first time in a week.  When I was a kid I loved literature, movies and TV that depicted heroism that chose to follow the path of what…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on March 30, 2017 at 9:00am — 40 Comments

A Sign of the Beast "45"

For those who may have missed it, here's an art installation from Arizona.  The woman behind a billboard featuring President Trump and dollar-sign swastikas says she is facing death threats for her art:…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on March 20, 2017 at 12:51pm — 7 Comments

Deep State - Samantha Bee Comes Clean

Here's her latest confession of conspiracy:

Happy St. Pat's Day

Added by JMac1949 Today on March 17, 2017 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Once Could be a Dumbass Mistake, but Twice in Five Weeks is Blatant Harassment

Muhammad Ali's son says he was detained again.   Muhammad Ali Jr. was detained and questioned at a Washington airport before being allowed to board a flight to Fort Lauderdale after meeting with lawmakers to discuss a separate airport detention incident last month.…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on March 11, 2017 at 8:14am — 18 Comments

Inspired by SBA's Oy Vey Foot Shooting - Samantha Bee's Latest

Trump Shot ‘Himself in the Dick’

Added by JMac1949 Today on March 9, 2017 at 4:25pm — 3 Comments

The Beast "45" and his Minions Play the "Race Card"

The so-called President has reiterated his dismissal of the critical comments made about him during the 89th annual Oscars, accusing his Hollywood detractors of “pulling out the race card” because they’re “losing badly.”After bashing the awards show in an interview with Breitbart News on Monday, Trump doubled up during…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on February 28, 2017 at 1:00pm — 15 Comments

US Customs Screws Up Yet Again

U.S. detains and nearly deports French Holocaust historian...Henry Rousso is one of France’s most preeminent scholars and public intellectuals. Last week, as the historian attempted to enter the United States to attend an academic symposium, he was detained for more than 10 hours — for no clear reason.…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on February 26, 2017 at 5:15pm — 6 Comments

Oops, US Customs Puts the Screws to the Wrong Muslim

Ali's son detained by immigration at Fla. airport

Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the first wife of Muhammad Ali, were arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Feb. 7 after returning from speaking at a Black History Month event in Montego Bay, Jamaica. They were pulled aside while going…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on February 25, 2017 at 9:00am — 12 Comments

Here's an Idea... and the Beast 45 Bows Out.

... since the administration of Nightmare "45" has accused the mainstream press, The New York Times, The Hill, Politico, BuzzFeed, the Daily Mail, BBC, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Daily News of being "enemies of the people" and chosen to exclude them from the daily White…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on February 24, 2017 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

Pragmatism vs Idealism at the DNC

Just read this story and it has me turning my head inside out as I consider what should be "right" as opposed to what might "work" for the Democratic National Committee in 2017 and the Midterm Elections in 2018: Ellison holds edge in DNC race survey.  In my heart I hold nothing but respect for Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) who in a new survey of DNC members holds an edge over former Labor…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on February 22, 2017 at 5:31pm — 33 Comments

Faux News and Tucker Carlson Manufacture Alternative Talking Heads

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson had a hard time booking Olga Lexell, the creator and co-organizer of the nationwide Not My President’s Day protests on Monday. So, after repeated refusals, Carlson’s show instead booked Shane Saunders, a Los Angeles-based actor and casting agent, who Lexell said “was not affiliated in any way with our rallies and was not an organizer.”…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on February 21, 2017 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

Bizarro World Reports: Source of Alternative Facts in Texas

Hunters charged in Texas shooting had blamed immigrants:

No word if these redneck dumbasses voted Republican, but you gotta love…

Added by JMac1949 Today on February 20, 2017 at 9:00am — 24 Comments

Whenever the World Seems to Hit a Shitstorm This Makes me Smile

Open Call from the King of the hill, top of the heap:

What's yours?

Added by JMac1949 Today on February 17, 2017 at 11:42am — 10 Comments

A Second Minion of the Beast Bites the Big One

The question is will Republican Senators revolt against the Beast "51" nominees for SCOTUS.  Andrew Puzder withdraws as a labor secretary nominee:…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on February 15, 2017 at 4:07pm — 9 Comments

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