It is not surprising that Rush Limbaugh, spiritual leader of the Republican Party – the man who determines Republican ideology and who enforces obedience to orthodoxy within the party – now finds Pope Francis a “Marxist”. Pope Francis, spiritual leader to over one billion Catholics, has issued a direct assault on the [...]
I was watching FreeSpeechTV this morning.
(Side note: If you don’t get FreeSpeechTV on your television provider, switch to DISH Network, stat. You’re missing out on some amazing programming.)
In the course of a “commercial break” – FSTV does not accept sponsor ads or government assistance in order to stay completely independent. It is wholly [...]
(The Guardian): • Secret deal places no legal limits on use of data by Israelis • Only official US government communications protected • Agency insists it complies with rules governing privacy • Read the NSA and Israel’s ‘memorandum of understanding’
Washington may be a dysfunctional place to govern, but it’s working better than ever as a marketplace for cashing in. And that’s thanks, more than anything, to the Democratic Establishment.
This is proving the summer of This Town, Mark Leibovich’s jaundiced take on “America’s gilded capital,” which leapt up the best-seller list the week of [...]
Chris Hedges has been doing interviews on TheRealNews.com. There are or will be seven in all. Some I could only find in video but I read what transcripts I could find.
They discuss where we’re at, how we got there and where (if anywhere) we go from here.
Yeah, you can.
h/t to Ian Welsh for this link to Dissident Voice
The certain and spreading knowledge that NSA is snooping on nearly all of our electronic communication threatens to put the big chill on Internet sexual activity – anything from going to visually stimulating sites to arranging after-work hook-ups.
When users engaged in these activities arrive at the full awareness that somebody’s watching, there may be [...]
Exodus International, a large Christian ministry that claimed to offer a “cure” for homosexuality, **[plans to shut down](http://exodusinternational.org/2013/06/exodus-international-to-shut-down/)**. In a press release posted on the ministry’s website Wednesday night, the board of directors announced the decision to close after nearly four decades…. “We’re not negating the ways God used Exodus to positively affect thousands [...]
Time was when trolls would get to me; the idea of so much hateful, rampant ignorance was almost more than I could stomach…and so I’d prove the definition of insanity- arguing on da Interwebs. Then I realized that this is the Internet, where everyone, from the blindingly brilliant to the most brain-dead knuckle dragger, can [...]
I’ve been rereading a lot of unhappy writers of the past few weeks, particularly 25 essays by Joe Bageant, published post-humously at Waltzing at the Doomsday Ball. In my addiction to gloom, I also reread many not yet in paper but available on Joe’s website.
The citizens of this country are in no mood to see U.S. military involvement in Syria. Of course, it has already begun. Consultation, secret assistance, and money given for “communications” (which allows other money for weapons) all contribute to the military effort. For months, Hillary Clinton demanded that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad leave the country. [...]
(If Bryan Fischer was King of the World, it would look like a cross between Game of Thrones and The 700 Club….)
Those of you who grew up as I did- surrounded by Lutherans- no doubt remember “Jesus Loves Me.” With its simplistic lyrics and a grating, sing-song score, the song’s been sung by untold [...]