Police in Utah discover the corpses of seven babies in a box in the garage of the residence of 39 year old Megan Huntsman.
In April of 2009 DHS released a report about a rise in right wing extremism, which instantly drew complaints from Republicans as targeting them. The report, ordered under the Bush Administration, became fuel for Republicans to say the Obama administration was targeting them. I would like to ask the peanut gallery what they think of that now that a right wing extremist has gone in and killed three Jewish people out of simple hate?
@AmericanAir hello my name's Ibrahim and I'm from Afghanistan. I'm part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I'm gonna do something really big bye
— Sarah (@QueenDemetriax_) April 13, 2014
American Airlines has responded that the threat is being forwarded to the FBI. Then her responses are amazing, claiming it was just a joke.
An Ohio judge has ordered a bully to stand on a street corner, holding a sign saying "I am a bully".
Kentucky Governer, Steve Breshear has vetoed a bill banning tolls on the Brent Spence Bridge. The bridge, which carries traffic on I75 between Kentucky and Ohio, has been a national focal point since President Obama called for its replacement as part of a larger jobs package in 2012. Republicans, lead by Mitch McConnell, have called it pork barrel, but the major economic corridor does need replacing. So will Mitch go against the veto? If so that reinforces the notion that Republicans believe things will be paid for by the magic money tree.
If you haven't heard there's a big standoff going on in Nevada between federal agents and a rancher. The rancher, Cliven Bundy, has been ordered by the courts to pay fines for his cattle grazing on federal land. He has refused, claiming that the land was in his family's name before the federal government owned it. Well fine, I'm going to support that claim. So Cliven, get the hell out of my country! That's right, every bit of land in the continental United States belonged to my ancestors, the American Indians, long before your pale faced family stepped foot here, so leave now! And anyone supporting Bundy (*cough* WINGNUTS!), you too must get off my land. There - problem solved!
And for more of what's going on, check out Dave Neiwert's reporting over at the SPLC.
According to an aide, Rep. Marsha Blackburn is considering running for the White House in 2016. I had to check the calendar, because I thought maybe today was April Fools Day.
The long awaited Senate report on CIA interrogation techniques concludes that harsh interrogation went beyond legal authority. To me that sounds like it is illegal then, so when will we see prosecutions?
And just like the crap of "Sandy Hook was staged by Obama", moronic little followers will echo what Bachmann said and soon it will be the latest in a rapidly growing pile of right wing crapspiracy theories.
Dropbox, the very popular file sharing service, has appoint Condoleezza Rice to their board. Now the tech world is raising flags, particularly over Condi's dirty hands in NSA wiretapping. I use Dropbox pretty heavily and now I believe I will be looking for a new service.
After being caught kissing a staffer, begging his wife and family for forgiveness, announcing his bid for re-election and that he got rid of the staffer and the husband of said staffer saying he is getting a divorce, now the head of the GOP in Louisiana is calling on Rep. Vance McCallister to resign. This is kind of a break from the norm and for a good reason. With states being ordered to recognize same-sex marriages all over the country and the GOP wanting you to believe that same-sex marriage wrecks traditional marriage, proponents now have a face to discredit the myth. No one can name a single "traditional" marriage wrecked by gay marriage, but now we a new case of a "traditional" marriage being wrecked by horny Republicans, and depending on McCallister's wife, there could even be 2.
In February MSNBC told Ed Schultz he couldn't speak at a Democratic fundraiser. Now they are letting Joe Scarborough speak at a Republican fundraiser, and it's not the first time. The DNC is calling it a double standard, and I have to agree. They really should come clean on this for their viewers, which are mostly left-leaning. If not, then perhaps MSNBC is making the transformation to Fox lite, something many of us predicted when Comcast bought them.