Sunday, March 31, 2013
10 things i hate about commandments
conservatives reacted with outrage on easter sunday after seeing that the search engine google had honored labor activist and civil rights leader cesar chavez, who died 20 years ago.twitchy highlights some of the twitter outrage over this "celebration" of the "union socialist california cult figure."
"i thought the chavez-google thing was a hoax or an early april fool’s day prank…are they just going to leave that up there all day?” fox news host dana perino wrote on twitter. - raw story
and then of course...where was the "outrage" last year
Nobody complained when Google used this doodle last Easter twitter.com/tbogg/status/3…
— TBogg (@tbogg) March 31, 2013
tweet of the day
Cesar Chavez & Caesar Salad #TeabaggerGoogleConfusion
— unpforgettable pfire (@firefire100) March 31, 2013
peeps in space!
happy cesar chavez' birthday...oh, i mean...
15-year-old girl understands rape culture better than cnn
the weak link in the world's economy
republicans struggle to recover from teapartyitis
Saturday, March 30, 2013
good news for modern geeks
even better: billie piper is coming back as rose.
we're still hoping the bbc convinces the other 6 past surviving doctors to join in. tho rumor has it tom baker (4th doctor, and our personal favorite, till we saw tennant, who became our personal favorite, till we saw smith) is all set to participate.
saturday night on saturn
our bud joe gandleman's take on why the gop's rebranding effort will fail
how the nra secretly protects people who commit crimes with guns
and rip harry potter's uncle vernon, great character actor richard griffiths
Friday, March 29, 2013
iraqi bith defects worse than hiroshima
inside the heads of the 1%
and get aell wishes to our blog buddy paddy, over @ the political carnival, who broke her arm (awwwwwwwwww)
Thursday, March 28, 2013
a modest proposal about corporate personhood
private sector parasites that suck the system dry
glenn beck is making a lot of money
meanwhile, the founding director of pew research sez fox news is the problem with the gop
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
skippy's wednesday night music club
newest black market item
as maple’s value soars, tracing its provenance has become surprisingly problematic. a gallon now sells for about $40, nearly double the price three decades ago, and with that mark-up has come a world of trouble. in 2012, a handful of vermont producers had barrels of syrup snatched from their farms; last summer, $20 million worth of syrup was stolen from québec’s strategic syrup reserve. that event was to maple producers what the 1990 isabella stewart gardner museum theft was to the art world.
so far, 23 people have been arrested and more than a dozen have landed in jail for what has been dubbed the great canadian maple syrup heist. officials in canada and the u.s. are still tracking syrup and untangling the details. why is the department of homeland security involved? because at least 12 tankers of the stolen syrup were driven over the border and delivered to st. johnsbury’s maple grove farms, which is now embroiled in the investigation. - seven days
sasha and malia are fodder for the gop slime
this week, breitbart news broke a long-standing security protocol and published a story detailing the precise location where president obama’s daughters are vacationing this week. on wednesday, rep. steve king (r-ia) used the report to attack the first daughters for taking a vacation. - think progressreally....when will these guys stop? when the girls are kidnapped? when there is a death?
a progressive manifesto
megan mcain thinks being a republican who supports gay marriage is a bitch
1,200-year-old egyptian text describes a shape-shifting jesus
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
skippy's tuesday night music club
are we the real terrorists?
if you don't listen to "best of the left," i highly suggest you put it on your podcast list.
heard on best of the left, - are we the people the real terrorists? - thom hartmann
love you til tuesday
the gop's bachmann problem
because michele could face a house ethics probe over her presidential campaign
how arctic ice loss amplified superstorm sandy
health care costs
You may also be interested to know that I am an original co-sponsor of the Public Option Deficit Reduction Act (HR 261), which instructs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to create a low-cost public health insurance option without compromising quality or access to care. A public option will maintain consumer choice, while providing affordable, high-quality coverage. It will also increase competition and help drive down insurance costs. I am also a co-sponsor of the Expanded and Improved Medicare For All Act (HR 676), which would establish a privately-delivered, publicly-financed universal health care system, significantly improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of our health care system. Both of these bills have been referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. While I do not serve on this committee, I will continue to advocate for these bills as they make its way through Congress.i was definitely interested to know that. that's from keith ellison, a decent man who actually wants to help his constituents. my former representative, before they redrew the district, was erik paulsen, a worthless jerk who never met a businessman he wouldn't blow. his lead staff guy on health care reform in 2009 was andy christianson, a worthless slug whose main duty was to lie to constituents. he lied to my face at a townhall meeting and then slithered away, leaving a trail on which i was careful not to step.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Where the Story Begins
We generally start this evening with the birth of Moses (Exodus 2:2-3; "And the woman conceived , and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. 3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink.") or at the earliest the declaration of Pharaoh (1:22; "And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.") But understanding only comes if you start a bit earlier, and realize the demographic dilemma, highlighted by Exodus 1:5-10:
And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already. 6 And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation. 7 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them. 8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. 9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we: 10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply , and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies , and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.which does not work out as planned (Exodus 1:11-14):
Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses. 12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew . And they were grieved because of the children of Israel. 13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour: 14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.And is only compounded by the actions of Shiphrah and Puah, in the first documented example of traison de clercs, Exodus 1:15-21:
And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives , of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah: 16 And he said , When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live . 17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive . 18 And the king of Egypt called for the midwives , and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive ? 19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them. 20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives : and the people multiplied , and waxed very mighty . 21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.Given the choice between democracy and rule, Pharaoh opted for the latter. And so the story begins at the table--though not of the Exodus.
this monday morning feeling
income inequality and democratic militarism
fox adds no new viewers for the second year in a row
nyc cops spent a million hours over 11 years on marijuana arrests
monsanto teams up with congress
our founding fathers, white-maleness aside, did get a few things right. one of them was the concept of “separation of powers,” to ensure a system of checks and balances among the three branches of government: executive, legislative, and judicial. but a dangerous provision snuck into the budget bill passed last week in congress upends that system. without any hearings on the matter, the senate included language that would require the u.s. department of agriculture to essentially ignore any court ruling that would otherwise halt the planting of new genetically-engineered crops. - appetite for profit
...“these provisions are giveaways, pure and simple, and will be a boon worth millions of dollars to a handful of the biggest corporations in this country,” [sen. jon] tester said. “they deserve no place in this bill. we simply have got to do better on both policy and process.” - politico
i benghazi, how are you?
Sunday, March 24, 2013
sunday down south
republicans can't hide their racist obama hate
why dems shouldn't put social security and medicare on the table
why medical bills are killing us
Saturday, March 23, 2013
earth hour - tonight - 8:30 p.m.
saturday night is the lonliest night of the week
texas tea party leader sez fascism is constitutional
no. carolina church refuses to marry straight couples until gay couples can marry
the danfgrous myth that climate change is reversible
Friday, March 22, 2013
happy birthday william shatner
backer of open internet
the resignation on friday of julius genachowski after four years as chairman of the federal communications commission again raises a thorny issue for president obama: whether it will be possible to get the fcc. or congress to help him fulfill a campaign promise to guarantee that the internet remains free and open to businesses and users. - nytimes
friday night on a dollar bill
iowa and south dakota got 25% of their electricity from wind power in 2012
handicapped workers often face abuse
a dictionary for deciphering the news
Thursday, March 21, 2013
31,537 people are killed by guns in the USA every year. We are turning this beautiful country into war zone. twitter.com/yokoono/status…
— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) March 20, 2013
This is for Tim Duy
I'm thinking right now that Pickler is thinking to herself, "Dangitall, I wrote a song with Taylor Swift. Now she's on the cover of Vanity Fair, and I'm doing Dancing with the Stars."
Harkening back to better days, at least so far as my pop culture consumption is concerned, the song they wrote together. (Consider the Spanish subtitles to be lagniappe.)
*The only time I ever saw American Idol was when Fantasia made her first appearance. This probably ruins my image as a pop culture maven. Selah.
make-believe numbers in pursuit of misguided goals
this is what farms will look like in the future
father hacks donkey kong for daughter, makes pauline the hero
and rip porn star harry reems
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Apologies Due and Rendered
The exact length, if Langdon recalled correctly, was around fifteen hundred feet, the length of three Washington Monuments laid end to end.*All of you (and especially Teresa) who told me years ago that Dan Brown cannot write: I believed you on an intellectual level, but I didn't realize it would—nay, could—be this much of a train wreck.
I am very sorry for having had a scintilla of doubt. I'm also coming to the conclusion that Ron Howard is an underrated director, since the screenwriter's other credits are begging for a Scott Lemieux evaluation.
In other apologies today, I didn't think anyone could do Worse than Ezra. Fortunately, some people (hi, Brad) are paying $20 a year so that Andrew Sullivan can continue to promote himself and embarrass his supporters at the same time. Fortunately, Blue Girl in a
How is he...trying to wash off that blood? By writing blog posts? How courageous of them. How meaningful for that little dead boy in the photo he included in his post. (Warning, the photo is graphic.)
Rumsfeld and Cheney were were great at projecting competence and management skills?
Is he on glue?
The good news of the day: Dave Neiwert is back to blogging. And has a book coming out soon.
*Brown, Dan (2003-03-18). The Da Vinci Code: A Novel: 1 (Robert Langdon) (p. 36). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. And note for the record that The Washington Monument is 555' 5 1/2" high. Three of those would be more than 1,650 feet.
**It is cruel of me to note that Ohio is the only not-necessary-Red State on the Most Unhappy States list. (h/t Instaputz)
10 years later...more thoughts
10 years later....
dylan ratigan had a show, eh eye eh eye oh
dylan then financed a farm...eh eye eye eye..wow!
...it was a three-tour iraq combat marine and his war-protestor wife who pointed me in a new direction. they were guests on my show last june discussing how they were bootstrapping their way to operate a high-yield hydroponic organic farm that uses 90% less water and produces three times as much food. it was a business that promised to cure food deserts – areas where access to fresh and healthy food is limited – while having the potential to create jobs for thousands of combat veterans, each of whom was the beneficiary of $1 million in military training while on active duty.
...last fall, i moved from nyc to north san diego county, just outside of the camp pendleton marine base, to work full-time with colin and karen archipley at their hydroponic organic farm, “archi’s acres.” after realizing how impressive their ideas and effectiveness are, i decided to invest the money that i earned for writing greedy bastards (which when combined with a loan from whole foods) to build a 30,000 square foot “farm incubator” that can serve as the prototype for job-creating, water-saving, food-producing, veteran-led hydroponic organic greenhouses nationwide. we’ve even enlisted major general melvin spiese and his wife filomena to join us in support of our mission to make this program more diverse and robust enough to build it into a nationwide network - dylanratigan.com
tweet of the day
uh, is this good news? unmanned drone industry will add 70,000 new jobs in the u.s.
americans are being punished because republicans refuse to pay their debts
world health organization confirms 15th death from new virus in saudi arabia
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
rape is rape...and it's a crime
the victim in the steubenville rape case, known in most (but not all) of the media coverage of the case as "jane doe", was taught by her rapists, her then-friends and much of her hometown that she doesn't matter. she didn't matter to the boys who made use of her unconscious body to satisfy their own sexual urges and desire for power; she didn't matter to her friends who sided with those boys; and she didn't matter to the football boosters in her hometown, who were unwilling to see their pride in the team tarnished by the actions of two of its players. - the guardianrape is rape. it's not a "legitimate" or "illegitimate." it's rape. it's a violent crime.
a woman's body doesn't shut down during a rape...pregnancy can occur.
why do human beings see someone passed out and think that it is their right to mount them?
we are a sick, sick society. we need to change our thinking from "don't get raped" to don't rape.
losing on a tuesday
wisconsin's gov. walker's anti-union bill gutted for now
why the rich prosper while we get screwed
what bob woodward's book about john belushi tells about how bad a reporter woodward is
sh*t ceo's say
Monday, March 18, 2013
thank god it's monday
10 companies profiting most from war
10 companies with the worst reputations
va ability to provide benefits quickly plummets under obama
and wednesday is national repeal the sequester day - find an event near you!
Sunday, March 17, 2013
sunday down in tennessee
scientists say america too dumb for democracy
2 years later, japan tsunami debris still washing ashore
a dictionary for deciphering the news
Saturday, March 16, 2013
saturday night's alright for fighting
gun show host killed; tin foil hats donned
did you know that chained cpi is a middle class tax hike?
photos of animals and their mini-me's
you know you want to
Friday, March 15, 2013
frankenfoods are hitchin' a ride
...the so-called “monsanto rider” is back, this time thanks to an anonymous senator, or group of senators, who have attached it to the must-pass “continuing resolution” that will keep the government operating as of march 27. let me just say that when it comes to congress — which is chockablock with men and women desperate for media attention — whenever you hear the word “anonymous” attached to anything, you know you there’s something sketchy going on.one senator is fighting mad...and fighting against this "shady dealing" of monsanto and their minions.
tom philpott at mother jones did the yeoman’s service of digging out the exact language from the bill. right after the section where congress defunds the mohair subsidy program (you do know we have a mohair subsidy program, don’t you?), the draft legislation states that in the event that a court declares a genetically modified seed illegal, the u.d. department of agriculture can override the judge and allow farmers to keep planting, harvesting, and distributing it. - grist
senator jon tester of montana.
you..yes you...can help him. call or write your senator or sign the petition.
let's try to take back our country...one bite at at time.
war on women
women who report domestic violence are exposing themselves to arrest under a new nypd directive that orders cops to run criminal checks on the accused and the accuser, the post has learned. - nypost
g.o.p member defends slavery
a panel at the conservative political action committee on republican minority outreach exploded into controversy on friday afternoon, after an audience member defended slavery as good for african-americans. - think progress
friday night lights
j.c. penny to cut 2,200 jobs
godwin on godwin's law
missing iditarod dog backtracks hundreds of miles of the race route to get back home
Thursday, March 14, 2013
skippy's thursday night music club
1/3 of a second to examine a chicken
are you feeling safe about eating chicken?
a new food inspection rule proposed by the us department of agriculture would let poultry plants conduct their own inspections, removing federal food inspectors from the assembly line. at a house appropriations oversight hearing on wednesday, food safety and inspection service administrators argued the move would save taxpayers money and allow the department to focus on testing for pathogens like e. coli and salmonella. - think progress
scott prouty receiving death threats
"...after going public, i've received a flood of physical and legal threats in emails and tweets. people have found my address and have shown up at my door. it's possible I may have to move. and i've had to contact several lawyers and have incurred legal expenses. i might incur more going forward. i always knew that if i talked about this, i could become a target, and i don't want to be melodramatic, but some of the threats i've received do cause me to be concerned for my safety and that of my loved ones. i appreciate all the support i've received from the beginning—and especially now. many people have asked how they could help. this is one way. i've also said in interviews that if they would like to show their support they can send donations to the aspca and the Institute for global labour and human rights. these are both groups that i care about.- mother joneshe helped us. we need to help him.
matt taibbi - live blogging
beginning at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, i'm going to be live-blogging a hearing held by senator carl levin's permanent subcommittee on investigations – the best crew of high-end detectives this side of the wire, in my opinion – who will be grilling j.p. morgan chase executives and high-ranking federal regulators in a get-together entitled, "j.p. morgan chase "whale" trades: a case history of derivatives risks and abuses." this follows this afternoon's release of a brutal 301-page report commissioned by levin and republican john mccain by the same name. - rolling stone
where all 50 states stand on abortion in two handy charts
canadian arctic glaciers headed for irreversable thaw
customer pulls out gun after employee refuses her coupon
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
senate dems drill obama over his willingness to cut social security
more and more workers are demanding paid sick days
drunk man w/concealed carry permit accidentally shoots wife
very, very privileged people want to cut spending on everybody else
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
skippy's tuesday night music club
have questions on healthcare in california
you can even estimate the cost for coverage.
go get the real answers. don't let the gop scare you.
the right wing whackos hate the president
flotus was having a q&a on twitter regarding her "let's move" campaign for kids, and the racism poured in.
click here to see the daily kos diary that "highlights" the ugliness. i am too appalled to post here.
mrs. obama is a woman of class and grace. i am sorry that members of our society can't emulate that.
we've seen kangaroos on the run
uh oh - it seems the ukrainian navy has a small problem on their hands. after rebooting the soviet union's marine mammal program just last year with the goal of teaching dolphins to find underwater mines and kill enemy divers, three of the ukrainian military's new recruits have gone awol. apparently they swam away from their trainers this morning ostensibly in search of a "mate" out in open waters. it might not be such a big deal except that these dolphins have been trained to "attack enemy combat swimmers using special knives or pistols fixed to their heads." - the atlantic
hungover on a tuesday
silicon valley full of stoners
ex-model sues for unauthorized mad men appearance in title sequence
if people talked about 'seinfeld' the way they talk about 'girls'
Monday, March 11, 2013
skippy's monday music club
universal healthcare is a right for iraqis
fresh from a two-day weekend visit to iraq, the bush administration's top health-care official defended the $950 million that will be spent to help iraq establish universal health care. congressional democrats have criticized the administration for helping Iraq to establish universal health care without doing the same for u.s. citizens - seattle times
senator joseph lieberman to join senator jon kyl as co-chair of the american internationalism project at the american enterprise institute - aei websitewonder how (president) gore feels about his running mate joining forces with one of the major climate change deniers. remember this story from a few years back?
scientists and economists have been offered $10,000 each by a lobby group funded by one of the world's largest oil companies to undermine a major climate change report due to be published today. letters sent by the american enterprise institute (aei), an exxonmobil-funded thinktank with close links to the bush administration, offered the payments for articles that emphasise the shortcomings of a report from the un's Intergovernmental panel on climate change (ipcc). - the guardian (2007)
supersize new york says the judge
mayor michael bloomberg’s public health initiative to ban the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces was set to begin on tuesday — but after a state judge struck down the initiative on monday, new yorkers won’t have to relinquish their supersize sodas anytime soon. - think progress
the mayor’s plan, which he pitched as a novel effort to combat obesity, aroused worldwide curiosity and debate — and the ire of the american soft-drink industry, which undertook a multimillion-dollar campaign to block it, flying banners from airplanes over coney island, plastering subway stations with advertisements and filing the lawsuit that led to the ruling. mr. bloomberg said he would immediately appeal, and at a quickly arranged news conference, he fiercely defended the rationale for the rules, which would have limited the size of sugary drinks to 16 ounces at restaurants, theaters and food carts. “i’ve got to defend my children, and yours, and do what’s right to save lives,” the mayor said. “obesity kills. There’s no question it kills.” - nytimes
thank god it's monday
fear: the cycle that drives assault weapon sales
goper decries yacht clubs as elitist, while being on the board of a yacht club
kids love the facebook, right? maybe not so much...
Sunday, March 10, 2013
skippy's sunday night music club
hey californians...got obamacare questions?
10 secrets you online broker didn't tell you
lawmakers get violent emails over gun control
why internet addiction is a controversial diagnosis
Saturday, March 09, 2013
saturday night twist
cleveland city lawyers want to join the teamster, citing low pay
art gallery project creates a record store that only stocks the white album
florida in considering springing forward and never falling back
Friday, March 08, 2013
friday night in dixie
did u.s. special forces commit atrocities in afghanistan?
wealth gap between white and african-american households tripled in the last 25 years
the new, improved civil war that's infecting the gop
how sad is that?
Thursday, March 07, 2013
36 u.s. cities ranked by their bikeability
billionaires losing hope for lower taxes
2 new species of mini-salamander discovered in columbia
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
why does the right wing hate science so much?
dc comics will kill off robin
this is your brain on cookies
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
house of cardinals
gop war on women
house republicans propose rolling back access to birth control to avert government shutdown - think progress
jon stewart takes a holiday
mr. stewart, the stand-up satirist and “daily show” host, said on tuesday that he would direct his first movie, a drama called “rosewater,” from a screenplay that he wrote. the movie — which will require a 12-week absence from his duties on “the daily show” — is an adaptation of the 2011 book “then they came for me: a family’s story of love, captivity and survival,” by maziar bahari and aimee molloy. - nytimes blog
he quietly optioned the book through his busboy productions banner, and had a personal stake in the story: after bahari was accused of spying, one of the items used against him was an appearance he made on the daily show. i can’t remember when a well established daily talk show host has taken a hiatus like this to pursue a passion project. - deadline nyhere's an interview (in two parts) that patron saint stewart had with the author of the book.
hooray for tuesday
swiss citizens vote in strict controls over executive pay
u.s. luge team lost their sleds
2013 is comet-mania
the story of the century
pope benedict nee' ratzinger resigned from his office as pope, the first pope to resign from the job in 600 years, amid rumors of a variety of scandals, including a special double super secret report about sexual misconduct in the vatican.
coincidence? maybe, but maybe the truth is just so bizarre, so extraordinary, that it would completely blow your mind!!!
i am here to tell you the truth. that's my job. it's what i do; it's who i am.
queen elizabeth ii is pregnant and ratzinger is the baby daddy. you heard it here first, so don't say you weren't informed. now the big question is what to get for the baby shower.
i made kurt vonnegut chuckle and michael moore mentioned meeting me on his blog. how great is that? menlo park. kurt vonnegut was having one of two book signings for what turned out to be his last book. i had to go. i got there four hours early but didn't meet the cutoff for signings by the great author. the line was so long i was able to read kurt's book in its entirety before learning that he wouldn't be signing my book.
the great author didn't want to disappoint his fans so he allowed signings above his contractual obligations. we wouldn't get to converse with him or get a personalized inscription. the hundred or so of us stayed in line anyway. vonnegut's book was about failure. i made kurt smile on his last book tour ever. i thanked him for allowing me to not be a failure in getting his autograph. i consider it a great accomplishment that i could make this tired and accomplished author grin.
my meeting in redmond washington with another great american author, michael moore, was longer. he was at a book signing and i introduced myself as the originator of the miserable failure google bomb. he was immediately engaged and treated me like a long lost friend. he even mentioned meeting me on his blog. we talked for a bit and his handlers were quite annoyed by how long he spent with me but what they could do.
Monday, March 04, 2013
skippy's monday night music club
charlie pierce puts it bluntly
"...simply put, the job creators are now not creating jobs. they have no intention of creating jobs now or in the future. they don't have to create jobs and there's nobody out there to make them do it. they simply will reduce the number of jobs they have now and grind the remaining employees, most of whom have no recourse any more, either to the government or to organized labor. the job creators thereupon will get rich not creating jobs, and they will continue to get rich not creating jobs, because creating jobs costs them money. any politician who says anything else is lying to you. - esquire
stormy monday blues
yellowstone delays opening due to budget cuts
the affordable care act saved my life
dolphins can call one another by name
Sunday, March 03, 2013
skippy's sunday night music
environmental news stories sunday
australia may have always been a land of drought and flooding rains but scientists say the nation is now experiencing a "climate on steroids". - radio australia
the big wet is far from over, with central queensland bracing for more flooding and the state’s north on cyclone watch. - brisbane times
droughts and floods 'will be common events in britain.' britain faces increasingly extreme weather conditions and urgently needs to improve its anti-flood defences and preparations for severe drought, says the environment agency. - london obeserver
flooding in wales fuels worries over impact of climate change - wales online
drought revives texas' interest in reservoirs. texas’ interest in reservoirs is reviving as the drought persists and growing cities scramble for new water supplies. the state’s water planners envision 26 large new reservoirs over the next half-century, at a cost of $13.6 billion. - texas tribune
a confluence of myriad environmental threats facing minnesota and those charged with protecting its natural resources. the barrage threatens fish, wildlife and a way of life for many residents - minneapolis star tribune
pressure mounting to ban bee-killing pesticides. a powerful coalition of environmental groups is urging the scottish environment secretary, richard lochhead, to support a move by the european commission to restrict the use of nicotine-based nerve agents designed to kill insects that prevent crops from growing. - glasgow herald
van jones: keystone xl would be ‘the obama pipeline’ - grist
meet bill mckibben, the man behind the climate movement - treehugger
louisiana may have the highest rising seas in the world
top ten second-generation political screw-ups - including jesse jackson, jr.
is this the world's first pronography?
obama and republicans: accessories to murder
Saturday, March 02, 2013
saturday night (so i married an axe murderer)
the neo-confederate supreme court
under gov. scott walker, wisconsin private sector job growth has slowed markedly
and rip "one day at a time" mom bonnie franklin
Friday, March 01, 2013
skippy's friday night music club
friday night fish fry
why taxes have to go up
univision beat nbc in february sweeps
congrats to tom tomorrow for winning the prestigeous herblock award