Monthly Archives: July 2015

U2 Frontman Bono Honors Lady Who Helped Him After Bike Crash — Then Things Take an Unexpected Turn

“Bono should have revoked her ticket.”

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Would you believe it? The judge who blocked the @PPact videos is an Obama guy!

I know. I was shocked, too. Via Mollie Hemmingway at The Federalist (if you don’t have a fainting couch, you may need to invest in one before reading this): A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers. The injunction is against the Center for Medical Progress, the group that has | Read More »

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Open thread for night owls: Park Service will phase out bottled water even if Congress won’t help

The National Park Service’s announcement that they’ll be phasing out sales of bottled water in some parks and replacing them with reusable bottles and refilling stations was met with outrage by, and this is a real thing, the powerful bottled water industry. It’s true that the disposable plastic bottles are cluttering park garbage cans and, more importantly, cluttering park landscapes, but there’s billions of dollars made in selling thirsty people expensive water—so the industry began lobbying Congress put a stop to the plan.

Republicans have been threatening to oblige by barring funding for the changes. Not a problem, says the Park Service.

[T]he Park Service said this week it will keep encouraging the parks to halt their bottled water sales, even with an edict from Congress. Park officials said they have such strong support for these bans that they would go it alone with help from friends and allies: the nonprofit groups that donate to park projects and the companies that have been selling the bottled water in the first place.

“We believe there are plenty of workarounds,” said Shawn Norton, the Park Service’s branch chief for sustainable operations and climate change. “We believe our friends groups and our concessionaires will step up if needed.”

The bottled water industry is very put out by this notion. It’s an insult to this nation’s democratic ideal of buying a congressman and making him your own personal shill.

Joseph Doss, president and chief executive of the International Bottled Water Association, said that even if the Park Service can legally use private money to pay for bottled water alternatives, it should be careful about subverting the (possible) will of Congress.

“My thought would be, you certainly don’t want to be doing things that Congress has indicated they don’t want you doing,” Doss said Wednesday.

New product idea: Tiny little bottles of lobbyist tears.


Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2010Burning the Quran:

It’s astonishing that there are people in America who are so far gone in their islamophobia that they actually would celebrate 9/11 with a book burning.

There is no question there is the direct intention to be confrontational. Pastor Jones is honest about his hatred for Muslims. And, let’s be clear, he has the Constitutional right to burn books as a way of making a political statement. What, however, does it say about the character of people who feel that the best way to express their views is the stamping out of all conflicting views?

Burning the Quran isn’t going to persuade anybody and will most surely offend a great deal of people in this country and around the world. It certainly won’t be a shining example of the central point of Jesus Christ’s Sermon on the Mount:

And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
Luke 6:31

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— Roll Call (@rollcall) July 31, 2015


On today’s Kagro in the Morning show, Fake-Friday Pre-recorded special-edition Kagro in the Morning takes an especially close look at a few topics to ponder over this weekend: Teen shoots his friend late at night in Billings, MT. His dad’s concern: “I don’t want them to make some BS, liberal deal out of this.” Durango, Colorado News Headline: Man Who Shot at Police Surrenders. David discovers much more to the story, and some questions. Once you’ve mined the earth and milked the service industries, what is there left to frack? Us. David translates from the original British. Tunica, MS: Casino money makes few rich, most painfully poor. A look at how deep the troubles in the Deep South go.

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See the Ad Being Run in Newspaper by Georgia Sheriff Offering ‘FREE Service’ to ‘Help’ Drug Dealers

“Attention Drug Dealers…”

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Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton Take Different Paths to Solving Racial Inequality

Before a predominantly African-American audience, Jeb Bush on Friday lauded President Obama’s recent comments on racial injustice, while also brushing aside a fiery attack from Hillary… Read More

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U.S. Coast Guard Makes ‘Gut-Wrenching’ Decision to Suspend Search for Two Missing Teens

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) — After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard’s search for two teenage fishermen ended Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys co…

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Watch: Former Planned Parenthood Director Drops BOMBSHELL Revelation PP Wants Quiet

“I couldn’t make it right in my mind.”

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Daniel Wu’s martial arts TV series premieres in Nov. on AMC

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Hong Kong movie star Daniel Wu is bringing martial arts back to TV in the U.S. with his upcoming series “Into the…

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Jail inmate in Arizona pulls eye out of its socket

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A jail inmate in Arizona is hospitalized after authorities say he pulled one of his eyeballs out of its socket.Sheriff’s…

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Honolulu police arrest suspect in assault of state lawmaker

HONOLULU (AP) — Police have arrested a juvenile on suspicion of misdemeanor assault in a case involving a Hawaii lawmaker who was attacked in a…

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