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Open Thread - Eat It, Sean Hannity

Carter Page? pic.twitter.com/txZe43OC8A
— Frances Langum (@bluegal) July 22, 2018

The FBI had 412 pages to show the FISA judges on Carter Page, not the Steele Dossier, either.
Sean Hannity looks like an idiot.
Open thread below…

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Sat, Jul 21, 2018
Source: Crooks and Liars – Blog

C&L's Sat Nite Chiller Theater: Time Lapse (2014)

Important safety tip: If you are helping to clean out your deceased neighbor’s house and discover that they had a photographic time machine, best smash the damn thing.
Time travel stories are trickier to juggle than most because to do them well, every plot point must sewn up and every paradox resolved or explained. For example, in one of my all-time favorites, “The Big Sleep”, Famously Howard Hawks pulled all of his screenwriters together to figure our who exactly killed Owen Taylor. They finally sent a telegram to the author of the book, Raymond Chandler, asking him and, […]

Sat, Jul 21, 2018
Source: Crooks and Liars – Blog

If it’s Saturday it’s a day for white folks to get on white folk television so they can fearmonger about black and brown folks voting and how citizens should be the only people allowed to vote because reasons.
And so they sent Kayleigh McEnany out to Fox News, where she proceeded to make a fool of herself in front of Koch shill Pete Hegseth and Johns Hopkins professor Wendy Osefo.
Raw Story:
The segment went off the rails when McEnany, the national spokesperson for the Republican National Committee, claimed “for a party that says they care so much about foreign influence in our […]

Sat, Jul 21, 2018
Source: Crooks and Liars – Blog

Glenn Greenwald reports that Julian Assange’s days taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London are probably numbered:
Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno traveled to London on Friday for the ostensible purpose of speaking at the 2018 Global Disabilities Summit (Moreno has been confined to a wheelchair since being shot in a 1998 robbery attempt). The concealed, actual purpose of the President’s trip is to meet with British officials to finalize an agreement under which Ecuador will withdraw its asylum protection of Julian Assange, in place since 2012, eject him from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, and then hand over the WikiLeaks […]

Sat, Jul 21, 2018
Source: Mother Jones – Kevin Drum

News Flash. Russian citizens do not have gun rights. They never had gun rights. They don’t need protection from anyone trying to take their guns, because they. do. not. own. guns. There aren’t guns sold in their grocery stores. There aren’t pawn shops selling guns. There aren’t Outdoors and Camping stores selling guns for hunting. It is not a society that, like ours, had gun rights added to our Constitution as a right. So why, WHY would anyone believe that it needed an NRA-like organization to protect them?
News Flash #2. No one DOES believe that. “The Right To Bear Arms” […]

Sat, Jul 21, 2018
Source: Crooks and Liars – Blog

Paramount Television President Amy Powell has been fired following accusations that she launched into a racist harangue on a conference call:
The alleged incident occurred during a call to discuss “The First Wives Club,” a series adaptation of the 1996 Paramount film of the same name. The project’s showrunner is Tracy Oliver, who wrote the Universal Pictures hit “Girls Trip,” about a group of black friends reconnecting at Essence Fest in New Orleans. Her version of “The First Wives Club” is expected to feature a predominantly black cast.
During the call, Powell made offensive remarks stereotyping black people in a lengthy rant, […]

Fri, Jul 20, 2018
Source: Mother Jones – Kevin Drum

Trigger WarningContent includes discussion of suicide
John Gillespie Jr. (aka swim.) is an incoming PhD student in UC Irvine’s Comparative Literature program, a poet and a recording artist hailing from Newark, Delaware currently based in Orange County, California. His research interest are in Black suicide, the relationship between scientific development (specifically the Internet and Medicine) and anti-Black racism, as well as theories of Black aesthetics.
He recently released his first single entitled “Lo-Fi Suicides” which can be found anywhere from Soundcloud, Spotify, iTunes, Tidal and more.
In addition to this, his written academic and creative work has been published in places like Propter […]

Fri, Jul 20, 2018
Source: Fire Dog Lake – Blog

Here are the two fuzzballs snoozing right next to each other on our coffee table—which, by the way, is practically the only thing still in our house that I brought into our marriage. I don’t really know why Marian has never gotten the urge to replace it. In any case, that doesn’t matter. This little lovefest ended the way it always does: eventually Hilbert woke up, a neuron fired in his brain, and he started gnawing on Hopper. Not really biting, mind you, not really really. But one thing always leads to another, and before long the romance was over. […]

Fri, Jul 20, 2018
Source: Mother Jones – Kevin Drum

Um, what?
President Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, secretly recorded a conversation with Mr. Trump two months before the presidential election in which they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump, according to lawyers and others familiar with the recording.
The F.B.I. seized the recording this year during a raid on Mr. Cohen’s office. The Justice Department is investigating Mr. Cohen’s involvement in paying women to tamp down embarrassing news stories about Mr. Trump ahead of the 2016 election. Prosecutors want to know whether that violated federal campaign finance laws, and any […]

Fri, Jul 20, 2018
Source: Mother Jones – Kevin Drum

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Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Aaron Maté to counter the media frenzy around President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
Aaron Maté is a producer for The Real News and a contributor to The Nation.
During the show, Maté describes what from the summit does matter and then breaks down what led up to the summit and why the media coverage has become so unhinged.
Later, Khalek and Gosztola read multiple tweets and […]

Fri, Jul 20, 2018
Source: Fire Dog Lake – Blog