I have to admit I kinda love this. In honor of Guy Fawkes Night, a giant paper sculpture of a naked David Cameron with a decapitated pig’s head will go up flames tonight on Lewes bonfire, in East Sussex.
Apparently #PigGate is still not over. Fuck him. The Prime Minister I mean, not that poor defenseless pig he (allegedly) molested
(Once we get footage of the burning “pig fucker,” I’ll add it to this post.)
Saturday, October 10th will officially be “Patti Smith Day” in Boston: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced the honor via Twitter earlier this morning, and Smith will be in Boston for the event on Saturday, signing copies of her new book M Train at the Back Bay Events Center. (Stereogum)
“A Fireside Chat With An Active Shooter”—Torch of the Mystics demystified: Twenty-five years after its release, Torch of the Mystics, the single best and probably most sought-after album by the brain-melting world/psych band/freakshow Sun City Girls is getting a vinyl reissue. Forced Exposure talked to the band’s Alan Bishop. (Forced Exposure)
Congressman puts Speaker of the House job listing on Craigslist: California’s Mark Takano (D-Unsurprisingly) made a CL posting for the now up-for-grabs Speaker position that was presumed to be a lock for Kevin McCarthy until he bowed out of the running under the shadow of a sex scandal yesterday. The ad is full of pretty funny jabs at the far-right crazies that have thrown the legislative process into total disarry. CL pulled the ad, unfortunately, but here’s a screencap from Takano’s Facebook page:
‘YouTube effect’ has left police officers under siege, law enforcement leaders say: That the biggest complaint of the USA’s hyper-militarized police forces is the citizenry’s exercise of its Constitutional rights might just say all you need to know about what’s become of cop culture. (WaPo)
KidneyBook: You can get transplant organs on social media now: The international organ trade isn’t new. What’s new is social media’s role in this black market, especially in Southeast Asia. According to the Al Jazeera story, brokers based in India or Sri Lanka create fake Facebook profiles (often young women, who are perceived as more trustworthy) and post messages on kidney transplant support groups saying that they are desperately seeking a transplant for a relative. The brokers change their cell phone numbers and account information every five to six weeks so that they can’t be tracked. (Popular Science)
Asshole Ivy-Leaguer says Native Americans should be grateful for Columbus: The Brown University Daily Herald recently ran a rambling, incoherent column by M. Dzhali Maier, a science and society undergrad, called “The White Privilege of Cows.” The Herald later published another column by Maier titled “Columbian Exchange Day.” Both pieces suggested, among other things, that colonialism was a benefit to native populations. Never mind that pesky genocide part, apparently. (U.S. Uncut)
Why Donald Trump will always be a “short-fingered vulgarian”: Graydon Carter famously coined that enduring Trump takedown in the pages of Spy Magazine, and he relates the fallout that’s been forthcoming from The Donald ever since: “That was more than a quarter of a century ago. To this day, I receive the occasional envelope from Trump. There is always a photo of him—generally a tear sheet from a magazine. On all of them he has circled his hand in gold Sharpie in a valiant effort to highlight the length of his fingers.” (Vanity Fair)
Jason Baca has posed for the covers of over 400 romance novels: But how does a guy get started in the trade? How does it feel being the object of so many women’s fantasies? And what happens when you’re holding a scantily clad stranger and a lighting fixture comes crashing down? The Guardian spoke to the man himself to find out. (The Guardian)
That ‘Renoir Sucks’ guy challenged a critic to a duel: This week we (and plenty of other outlets) told you about the protests in Boston against Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The protest’s mastermind, Max Geller, is reveling in the attention: “...he tells me with some amount of glee, he’s pretty sure that dueling is technically still legal in Massachusetts. This is good news for Geller, who can think of no more appropriate response to the Boston Globe article calling his protest of French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir ‘sophomoric’ than challenging the author to a bloody fight to the death.” (HuffPo)
Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood announces world music solo LP and Paul Thomas Anderson-directed video: Rockers dabbling in global ethnic musics were given a bad name by some pretty exploitatively appropriative works that emerged during an ‘80s fad for pop Africana. Since then, people like Ry Cooder and Damon Albarn have rehabilitated the practice, and now Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood has joined that fray. Per Pitchfork’s Jazz Monroe: “Earlier this year, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood revealed he was working on a new album in India with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur. Now, it has a title and release date. Junun, which also features Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and Indian qawwali group the Rajasthan Express, is due November 13 via Nonesuch. As previously reported, it’s accompanied by a documentary of the same name, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.” Here’s an advance sample clip:
35 Years of Talking Heads’ ‘Remain in Light’: “They tightened up. They got funky. They set up shop in Nassau. They surrounded Remain in Light‘s eight songs with a worldly blend of global pop, post-punk, American R&B and artsy experimentalism augmented by a handful of session players on horns and percussion. And they played around with loops and samples, still mostly unheard of at the time, which gave the album the otherworldly feeling that the entire project was shipped in from another time and place, nowhere near the end-of-the-century New York City that the group had come to identify with so closely.” Ultimate Classic Rock senior editor Michael Gallucci’s edifying take on Talking Heads’ masterpiece. (Ultimate Classic Rock)
RIP Nunslaughter drummer Jim Konya: Jim was a universally and justifiably beloved fixture in Midwestern underground metal and hardcore (Minch, Nunslaughter, Schnauzer, 9 Shocks Terror, this list could go on for miles), but he suffered a stroke last month, then suffered a still more severe stroke while recuperating from the first. When doctors determined he’d never recover, the decision was made to remove him from life support. He passed yesterday. Konya had a big heart and a big personality, and he will be sorely missed. The ongoing crowdfunding campaign intended for his medical expenses will be applied to his final expenses. (Noisey)
Meet the right-wing rebels who overthrew John Boehner: It is only in recent months that this disruptive force in American politics even has a name: the House Freedom Caucus. Composed of nearly 40 of the most committed ideologues in the House, the Freedom Caucus has a simple mission: to get GOP leadership to deliver on the extreme, anti-government and social-conservative rhetoric that nearly all Republicans spout to get elected. (Rolling Stone)
Kevin McCarthy Pulls Out Of House Speaker’s Race: In a shocking twist to all the current House GOP craziness, the front-runner—by miles—for the Speaker gig removed himself from consideration. Perhaps there’s been motion behind the scenes to annihilate him after he openly admitted that the Benghazi investigations were an expensive, politically motivated character assassination? Not that this means the grownups will be in charge; the resultant chaos from McCarthy’s withdrawal leaves an opening for gross misogynist/Backpfeifengesicht poster-boy Jason Chaffetz. (HuffPo) UPDATE! The other shoe drops: Kevin McCarthy accused of having an affair with fellow member of Congress
Some people think The Martian is a true story: Because of course they do. Read tweets by the exasperated loved ones of the alarmingly credulous. (Time)
Smoke bombs, eggings: Kosovo’s parliament is out of control: A heated argument in parliament today ended with one minister detonating a smoke bomb. Opposition leader Albin Kurti is the alleged miscreant, and he reportedly kicked at least one smoking canister (emitting what may have been tear gas) around the room until two of his fellow ministers fainted. The pics and videos in this article are very nearly unbelievable. (Quartz)
Dream Theater’s drummer rocks a Hello Kitty drum set: Whatever you think of Dream Theater, this is great. (Loudwire)
Ancient Mars Was Wetter and Warmer Than We Ever Realized: OK, first, get your mind out of the gutter. New data collected by the Curiosity rover shows that Mars was once quite Earth-like, featuring river deltas, lakes, and a warm climate. What’s more, the Red Planet may have been able to sustain liquid water at the surface long enough for life to emerge and evolve. Evidence for extraterrestrial life has yet to be discovered on Mars, but this latest finding shows that key ingredients were once available for microbial life to originate and evolve. (Gizmodo)
American democracy is doomed: Accusations that Barack Obama or John Boehner or any other individual politician is failing as a leader are flung, and then abandoned when the next issue arises. In practice, the feeling seems to be that salvation is just one election away. Hillary Clinton even told Kara Swisher recently that her agenda if she runs for president is to end partisan gridlock. It’s not going to work. The breakdown of American constitutional democracy is a contrarian view. But it’s nothing more than the view that rather than everyone being wrong about the state of American politics, maybe everyone is right. Maybe Bush and Obama are dangerously exceeding norms of executive authority. Maybe legislative compromise really has broken down in an alarming way. And maybe the reason these complaints persist across different administrations and congresses led by members of different parties is that American politics is breaking down. (Vox)
Check out Failure’s new video, “Counterfeit Sky’: The sci-fi clip was created by FX whiz Kevin Margo, using footage from his short film Grounded, which was scored by Ken Andrews of Failure. And the log keeps a-rollin’. Failure will embark on yet another tour supporting their comeback album The Heart Is A Monster tomorrow, this time with their mid-‘90s second guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen back in the fold for the first time since the band’s reunion last year.
Who would have thought that doing a fashion photo shoot using a refugee theme—during a time when a major refugee crisis involving Syria is in the headlines every freaking day—would be in poor taste and might piss a few people off?
Well, it apparently didn’t occur to Hungarian fashion photographer Norbert Baksa, who did just that last week, when he did a fashion shoot with visible barbed wire at the Hungarian border and uploaded the photographs to his website and Twitter feed. Within hours of doing so, Baksa became the target of an enormous torrent of criticism in the international press. The name of the series is “Der Migrant,” which is German for “The Migrant.”
One picture depicts a woman taking a selfie at a barbed wire border, using a cellphone with a prominent Chanel logo on the back. Her shirt is unbuttoned and one of her breasts is exposed, which isn’t exactly a tasteful way to depict anyone who might be associated in the viewer’s mind with Syria, where such garb would be surely considered haram under Islamic law.
On October 6 Baksa took to Twitter to defend himself, unleashing a series of self-serving “no harm, no foul”-type tweets that were unsuccessful in deflecting attention from his own responsibility in publishing these images:
Der Migrant people: realize the complexity of the situation and address it in different angles! Neither pro nor con, raising awareness!
Baksa, who has done shoots for Elle, Playboy, and Cosmopolitan, among others, said in a statement that the pictures were “not intended to glamourize this clearly bad situation,” but rather “to draw the attention to the problem and make people think about it.” He added that the images he created were based off of real photographs of refugees attempting to cross the border.
I hoped people would realize that the situation is very complex and see that they are taking stands based on partial or biased information. ... This is exactly what we wanted to picture: you see a suffering woman, who is also beautiful and despite her situation, has some high quality pieces of outfit and a smartphone.
Needless to say, if Baksa’s intent was to provoke and turn himself into an object of controversy (sure to lead to better-paying future gigs), he succeeded—but at what cost?
Jack White showed up at a neighborhood potluck and nobody knew who he was: Celebrated musician Jack White has called Nashville home for a while, but this weekend was the first time that he was able to attend his suburban neighborhood’s annual potluck. We’d love to have seen everyone’s face when he explained Record Store Day to them. “You charge how much? For WHAT?” The wonderful photo above is from the Instagram of White’s neighbor Jedediah Jenkins. (Consequence of Sound)
The Confederacy was a ‘con-job’ on white people: The Beaufort County, South Carolina’s Frank Hyman wants people to know that for a significant share of white Southerners, the Confederacy — and the slave economy it defended — was a huge scam. And in an essay that ran last month in a number of newspapers across the South, he argued that the mythology surrounding the Confederacy still hoodwinks many of his white working-class Southerners to this day. (RawStory)
Brian Blessed claims “I delivered a baby in a park, bit the umbilical cord and licked the infant’s face”: The large ham BRIAN BLESSED, who it’s impossible to forget as Prince Vultan in Flash Gordon and as King Richard IV in Black Adder, made the foregoing claim and more in an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Midweek. We believe it. (The Telegraph)
The Nazis made an exploding chocolate bar to kill Winston Churchill: Fortunately, England’s Prime Minister did not sink his teeth into the candy-coated bomb, and the MI5 hired an artist to illustrate it and the other German booby traps it had discovered. These drawings were lost in a drawer for 70 years, but were recently found and have been published by the BBC. (BoingBoing)
New Tiger Hatchery/Paul Flaherty LP reviewed at Tiny Mix Tapes: Tiger Hatchery ARE what’s happening in under-the-radar jazz today. On their newly released LP, recorded live in fall of 2013, they join forces with saxophonist Paul Flaherty, who’s played with Thurston Moore and Weasel Walter, among others. “Flaherty’s playing astounds in its diversity, encompassing a palette of warp speed atonal trills, yelped cries, and occasional moments of somber melodicism that evoke Albert Ayler’s typically consonant and/or reappropriated head passages. On Live in New Haven, Flaherty locks into symbiosis with Tiger Hatchery saxophonist Mike Forbes, tracing a jagged pathway of legible melodic interplay that breaks off at a moment’s notice into freefall runs of conjoined squalling.” (Tiny Mix Tapes)
Trump, Carson & the rest of the American right seem to actually think they’re Dirty Harry: Trump is a clown, we know that — a very wealthy celebrity clown who has captured the imagination of millions of people. And if there’s one thing he’s known for, it’s his macho swagger so this isn’t exactly a shock coming from him. But who could have guessed that his closest rival, the sober, quiet, respectable neurosurgeon Ben Carson would hold the same delusions of masculine grandeur? (Salon)
Hillary Clinton’s support tumbles in California as Sanders surges: Less than half of likely Democratic voters in the June 2016 presidential primary in California, 47 percent, now say they will vote for Clinton, whose candidacy has been damaged by a scandal over her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. Meanwhile self-styled socialist Sanders, so far Clinton’s most prominent challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination, has since May climbed from single-digit voter support among California voters to 35 percent, according to the poll. (Reuters)
The mystery of ‘crow funerals’ solved: Scientists say birds are trying to learn about potential dangers to their own lives. “The funeral behaviour of crows is so widely observed, and people often asked about it - but we haven’t known what was happening,” said University of Washington researcher Kaeli Swift. (Signs of the Times)
If Apple didn’t hold $181B overseas, it would owe $59B in US taxes: Microsoft and Google pull the same moves, of course. So OK, Republicans and Randroids, tell us again all about how people on food stamps are leeches? (Ars Technica)
Security footage of Morrissey’s alleged TSA groping has been released: “The Voice” claimed last summer that a security officer got a little too fresh with him at a checkpoint in San Francisco. Gawker filed an FOIA request for the CCTV footage, and their request was granted. Read about it on Gawker, or if all you’re about is the voyeuristic part, watch the video right here:
Frank Miller drew Superman’s wang: This is an actual comic cover drawn by legendary comic artist Frank Miller. It’s the cover to a companion comic to Miller’s upcoming Dark Knight III: The Master Race series, and it appears DC is actually going to publish it despite the fact that 1) it is horrible, 2) it is laughable and 3) you can clearly see the outline of Superman’s junk in his red briefs. (io9)
A glitch in time: How Oval’s 1995 ambient masterpiece predicted our digital present: By virtue of being atmospheric, ambient music tends to make the listener aware of the hardware involved in reproducing it, so it’s always, in a sense, about technology. But Oval’s version was a direct engagement with the up-to-the-minute details of sound recording, storage, and reproduction. With Oval, a critique of the entire system of recorded music was built into every gesture. (Pitchfork)
Antivax activists fund yet another study to “prove” vaccines cause autism, which they don’t:Three dozen dead monkeys later, antivaxxers are STILL WRONG. Heartbreaking and disgusting. (Science Based Medicine)
Who the N.R.A. Really Speaks For: Not that this should come as a surprise to anyone who’s at all attentive and non-delusional, but the N.R.A. does not fight for the rights of America’s gun owners, it’s a lobbying group representing the commercial interests of gun and ammunition manufacturers. (New York Times)
No, Carly Fiorina, a degree in medieval history doesn’t qualify you to fight ISIS: Worst-person-in-the-world contender Fiorina is a approaching Trumpian levels of GOP sideshow amusement lately. (The Guardian)
There’s a “Sexy Pizza Rat” Halloween costume: You thought the “sexy” costume trope shark-jumped ages ago? Nope. IT CAN ALWAYS GET DUMBER. (HuffPo)
Drug Kingpin El Chapo puts 100 million USD on Donald Trump, dead or alive: YIKES! We aren’t over-fond of him either, but holy shit. The world’s most wanted and most dangerous drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, is offering a US$100 million bounty for whoever delivers billionaire and Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to him dead or alive. (TeleSur)
Kurt Cobain—“Sappy”: A 7″ containing Cobain’s cover of the Beatles’ “And I Love Her” and an early demo version of Nirvana rarity “Sappy,” alternately known as “Sad”—both used in the film Montage of Heck—is coming out, and today, the latter has arrived. A similar early version of the song has been available on bootlegs and online for a while now, but this is a cleaner, slightly polished up mix, and it sounds both great and heartbreaking. (Stereogum)
The world ends tomorrow and YOU MAY DIE! While our planet may have survived September’s “blood moon”, it will be permanently destroyed on Wednesday, 7 October, a Christian organization has warned. The eBible Fellowship, an online affiliation headquartered near Philadelphia, has based its prediction of an October obliteration on a previous claim that the world would end on 21 May 2011. While that claim proved to be false, the organization is confident it has the correct date this time. (The Guardian)
Hackable DIY synthesizer kit for only $40: This straightforward, three-pot kit looks like loads of beginner-friendly fun. (Tech Will Save Us)
This drunk kid really, really wanted mac & cheese:
Oh, Kim Davis, what is it about the simple stand you made about gay marriage that makes you such irresistible fodder for mockery? Was it the four separate times you said “I do” at the altar or your homespun manners, hairdo, and style of dress? Whatevs, you’ve become a quintessential 2015 meme and people are going to run it into the ground, dadgummit.
Example: The Dogfart Network, the self-described “undisputed kings of interracial porn,” has offered Kim Davis half a million dollars to secure “a redemption” by appearing in one of their movies, at the website ZebraGirls.com.
Here’s the press release:
With all the controversy surrounding Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’ refusal to issue same sex marriage licenses even after the Supreme Court of the United States made same sex marriage the law of the land, The Dogfart Network which is the leading online destination for Adult Interracial content is offering the Holy Kim Davis a chance at redemption.
The undisputed kings of interracial porn are dangling $500k to star in a scene for their site ZebraGirls.com, which is one of 23 sites in the companies vast Adult Entertainment Empire. ZebraGirls.com specializes in Lesbian Interracial Erotica.
“We here at Dogfart have always believed in equality. We have interracial sites, gay sites, straight sites, and we think Kim Davis has been appalling,” said a Dogfart Spokesman. “We are giving her a chance at a redemption. We are willing to drop half a million bucks for Kim to come out to our studio and shoot an Interracial Lesbian scene for our network.”
The offer will stand for the next week. She is also welcome to bring her family with her on an all expense paid vacation.
Those of you who are inexplicably interested in the overlap of Kim Davis and lesbian sex are probably already aware of the “erotic story” ebook that depicted her first foray into steamy jailhouse sex, but just in case you aren’t, here it is. (Description: “Kim is a simple, small-town woman who finds herself thrown in jail in a dispute over religion and sexuality. She quickly discovers the importance of knowing friend from foe in the notoriously horny women’s wing and, with the help of her beautiful cellmate, sets out to learn the ropes.” Oh my!)
Bob Dylan Bootleg Vol. 12: Every take recorded by Dylan in 1965 and 1966 – the motherlode for every Dylan fan – to be released in November: 6-disc set premieres unreleased studio recordings – including never-before-heard songs, outtakes, rehearsal tracks, and alternate versions – from the Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde On Blonde sessions. (MOJO)
David Cronenberg Passed on True Detective Season Two Because ‘the Script Was Bad’: The poor, maligned runt that is True Detective season two just keeps getting kicked around. (Vulture)
Is it Time for a New New Deal?: Our economy is broken. Could a universal basic income, child allowances, and worker-owned cooperatives fix it? Well, none of these things would hurt the general population, would they? (The Nation)
Jeb Bush Defends Racist Name of Football Team Whose Owner Backed Him With Big Bucks: “It’s a sport, for crying out loud,” Bush said. “It’s a football team. Washington has a huge fan base—I’m missing something here, I guess.” Like the fact that Redskins owner Dan Snyder gave you $100,000 recently? You mean, like that? (Mother Jones)
HP Employees Won’t Give Carly Fiorina a Dime: Out of the thousands of people she worked with, why are only two giving Fiorina a reportable amount of cash? I suspect it might have something to do with her being an incompetent CEO, as well as an evil and shitty person. That’s just one man’s take on it, not that Fiorina is a subject exactly dripping with nuance. She just sucks no matter how you slice it. (The Daily Beast)
Bernie Sanders, Not Hillary Clinton, Deserves Union Endorsements: And it’s not like she’s exactly unworthy of union endorsements, not at all, it’s that Bernie is simply more deserving of that support. (Huffington Post)
Senate Dems call on Boehner to disband Benghazi panel: The jig is up on this. Come the fuck on. (The Hill)
Sanders Takes to Senate Floor, Condemns Price Gouging by Drug Companies: Comparing drug prices in the United States to those in other countries, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today condemned pharmaceutical companies that charge American consumers the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. “It is unacceptable that the top three pharmaceutical companies made a combined $45 billion in profits last year and spent more on sales and marketing than they did on research and development,” Sanders said in a speech on the floor of the Senate. “The United States is the only major country on earth that does not in one form or another regulate prescription drug prices and the results have been an unmitigated disaster.” (Bernie Sanders.com)
Oregon becomes third U.S. state to allow recreational marijuana sales: Marijuana sales for recreational use began in Oregon on Thursday as it joined Washington state and Colorado in allowing the sale of a drug that remains illegal under U.S. federal law. Come on O-high-O! (Reuters)
“If I win, they’re going back”: Why Donald Trump’s threat to refugees is the key to his campaign: Now that “the Donald” has turned his sights from immigrants to refugees, we can see his warped vision of America. (Salon)
Muslim man beaten to death over rumours he had eaten beef in India: Mohammad Akhlaq was attacked by around 100 people and despite being taken to hospital, police said “his life could not be saved.” (Telegraph)
Conservatives push to ‘Fire McCarthy’ before he takes speaker’s gavel: If I didn’t already loathe California Representative Kevin McCarthy, I’d almost feel sorry for him. (On Politics)
Psychologist blinds woman with drain cleaner - because she wanted to be disabled: Not the feel good story of 2015. Or any other year. (The Mirror)
Hurricane Joaquin spawns storm memes in face of uncertain path: Making light of a dark situation. (PopSci)
Indiana GOP’s House Leader resigns after texting sexually explicit video of himself cheating on wife to everyone on his “Contacts” list: Does opposing LGBTQ rights have karmic implications for conservative Republicans with a proclivity for taking videos of themselves cheating on their wives? (Salon)
Voters pick words to describe Trump: Donald Trump topped another GOP national poll released today but overall, voters seemed to have few nice things to say about the real-estate mogul. Some of the more popular descriptions of the billionaire Republican candidate were “idiot,” “jerk,” “stupid” and “dumb,” while others called him “arrogant,” “crazy” and “nuts.” Other terms used to describe Trump were “buffoon,” “clown,” “comical” and “joke.” “Egotistical,” “narcissist” and “selfish” were other popular ways voters depicted the short-fingered vulgarian. (Politico)
Video shows dramatic water drop in California lake: A video posted on Facebook shows the dramatic water level drop at Folsom Lake, a reservoir located about 25 miles northeast of Sacramento. This is not good at all. Yikes! (USA Today)
Sexually Explicit Casting Contract for HBO’s Westworld Extras Has SAG-AFTRA Concerned: The explicit consent form asks that the performer “may be required to perform genital-to-genital touching, simulate oral sex with hand-to-genital touching, contort to form a table-like shape while being fully nude, pose on all fours while others who are fully nude ride on your back, [and] ride on someone’s back while you are both fully nude.” (Hollywood Reporter)
Safety Last: One of the most reprehensible bosses in recent history is finally facing justice: Don Blankenship will, at long last, go to trial for the death of 29 coal miners. The former CEO of Massey Energy Company faces charges of allegedly shunning coal mine safety rules, conspiring to conceal safety violations, and lying to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and shareholders. He faces 30 years in prison if convicted. This will be a trial of historic importance. I hope they throw the book at this scumbag. (Slate)
Bernie Sanders Campaign Says It’s Hit One Million Online Contributions: I’m proud to say I’m one of them. I’ve sent the Senator money twice and plan to send more. If Bernie Sanders speaks for you, you should consider sending him what you can. (Wall Street Journal)
Employees reveal what it’s like to work for super-wealthy: Ever wondered what it is like to be really rich? The second-best way to find out is probably working for a very wealthy person. (Telegraph)
Ben Carson’s open bias against Muslims a sign of coarse times: When Republican Ben Carson declared Muslims unfit to be president, he crossed a line that historians say no major White House hopeful has breached since the 1940s — openly expressing prejudice. Usually Republicans use “dog whistles” to express such things. Not anymore! (Los Angeles Times)
GOP leader accidentally tells the truth about Benghazi committee: Even die-hard GOP partisans sometimes find it difficult to justify the House Republicans’ Benghazi committee. (MSNBC)
Anti-Marijuana Politician Charged With Possession of Marijuana: You’ll never guess what happened next! (Counter Current News)
New Poll Shows Americans Really Do Hate the Republican Party: Why is it that only the Republican Party believes it represents American beliefs? Where are they getting their information that somehow this country has become dominated by right-wing Christian fanatics that want the U.S. to implement the next Christian Crusade? (Ring of Fire)
Ted Cruz is toast: It’s not just that he won’t be President — his days in the Senate are numbered, too: Rand Paul is right, Cruz’s career in the Senate is “done for.” Once he leaves, he can become a full-time grifter. Or perhaps a slimy, weasley 1940s movie villain in a fez? (Salon)
Below, the Mighty Boosh go searching for “the New Sound”...