Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is drawing battle lines against the powerful NRA by forming a new gun safety advocacy group.
Random thoughts and quick news

Through all the bull of the so called IRS scandal, one thing has stuck out in my mind. It's when Darrell Issa wouldn't allow records of progressive groups being targeted to be discussed. He even told his staff he only wanted records of conservative groups that were targeted. Well that makes for a very biased investigation and now through a Freedom of Information Request, Think Progress has obtained records showing that progressive groups were actually targeted more aggressively than conservative. Something about pesky facts comes to mind.


Wildman Walker, a legend in the Cincinnati radio scene and someone I have had the honor of calling a friend for over 2 decades has had enough of Clear Channel and corporate radio and has locked himself into an independent local station to make his point. For those not familiar with Cincinnati, Wildman is a legend in this town. He was the sportscaster for the top rock station, WEBN. WEBN was taken over by Clear Channel some years back and they eventually got rid of Wildman. I can't tell you how much I love the fact he is standing up to the corporate monstrosity that has ruined radio in this country.

A new survey of over 35 years of data has concluded:

After-tax middle-class incomes in Canada — substantially behind in 2000 — now appear to be higher than in the United States. The poor in much of Europe earn more than poor Americans.

Good thing we have the Ryan plan to help fix that, through raising taxes on the middle-class and poor while lowering them on the upper class. Yeah, that should get us right back on track. 

A Nevada television station has obtained property records for the Bundy Ranch that blows a huge hole in his ancestral claims to the land. Bundy has said his family started ranching there in the 1800's, but property records indicate the land was purchased by Bundy's parents in 1948, two years after the BLM came into existence. I'm sure Hannity will find a way to spin this one though and his minions on the right will be certain to claim Obama is a master forger at documents, so now they can tie this into the birther conspiracy.

The right is going full force after President Obama for delaying the Keystone Pipeline decision. However the delay isn't there alone. In Nebraska the law is held up by a legal challenge and awaiting a decision by the state's Supreme Court, which won't come until next January at the earliest. By that time the permit in North Dakota will be expired. So we got one very red state providing a roadblock to the project and another very red state that can present a new roadblock. Could you imagine the outrage of the right if Obama approved the pipeline and forced these states to let it be built?

Thanks to the heroics of Cliven Bundy and his right wing militia, we are no longer a nation of laws. So what a better way to celebrate than Bundyfest, It will be 30 days of rockin' music, nudity, drugs, anything you want since the right has declared no laws now. It's right across the street from the Bundy ranch and sure to surpass Burning Man as the festival of all festivals. Check out the Facebook page and a video from the organizer right here.

The federal government has seized 250 cattle and 1,000 horses from ranchers in Nevada. If you think this is the Bundy ranch, think again.
Many on the left are upset over the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius as head of Health and Human Services. That response seems more emotional, but let's look at it from a rational side.
Rumors started flying last week and now CBS has made the official announcement, Stephen Colbert will be replacing David Letterman as the host of The Late Show.
It hasn't even been 24 hours since newly appointed Mozilla CEO, Brendan Eich, resigned his position over complaints of his support for Prop 8. Now the right is in full frenzy, preaching about tolerance.
When news of todays Ft. Hood shooting broke, it didn't take long for the vitrolic right to jump to their conclusions.
Last week Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, appointed Brendan Eich as the new CEO. Following the news, Mozilla has now found them in a huge battle over marriage equality that might not end well for the popular web browser.
The pundits are predicting a lot of doom and gloom for Democrats this fall, but that doesn't need to be the case. They can easily turn things around, and here's how.
Changes are very common around here, but this is one I like the best and lets me include a new feature I have been wanting to do for a long time.
So there has been a big blow up following Matt Drudge making a tweet about having to pay his penalty on the Affordable Care Act. Let's dive into that, show how the right and left are both wrong and then how Matt Drudge has no one to blame but himself.
The first month of legalized marijuana sales in Colorado has shown a great new revenue source for the state, which is seen as a total failure from the right.
McClatchy has done some digging and what they found could be explosive.
Over the weekend Apple quietly rolled out a patch to their mobile iOS operating system, which security experts say fixes one of the most major security flaws ever. But fixing it just will not sufice this time.