Archive for August, 2009

Take two placebos and call me in the morning.

By mw | Related entries in Drugs, Health Care, Science

Placebos are getting stronger and more effective against a wide range of ailments.

August 31st, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Disney buys Marvel Comics

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Film, Political Graffiti


August 31st, 2009 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Joe Biden Quotes of the Week

By Jennn Fusion | Related entries in Biden, Veep

“We’ve debunked about a dozen myths so far — from the outlandish ‘Death Panel’ claims to the idea that we’re eliminating Medicare benefits. But the biggest myth of all is that our health insurance system is just fine, that there is no serious need for reform. I heard one opponent of reform in congress say […]

August 31st, 2009 | Permalink| 18 Comments »

News Headlines for Independent Voters 8/31/09

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in News

Independent voters Unrest among voters has implications for midterm elections; Watch those polls – but watch those polls carefully! Obama Caught Up in the Washington Blame Game-The rancorous atmosphere in Washington has spread to healthcare town hall meetings (By Kenneth T. Walsh, US News & World Report) There is a real danger here for the […]

August 31st, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

McCain Puts The Lie To Torture…Again

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, History, Iraq, McCain, The War On Terrorism, Torture, War

” I think the interrogations were in violation of the Geneva Convention against torture that we ratified under President Reagan. I think that these interrogations, once publicized, helped al Qaeda recruit. I got that from an al Qaeda operative in a prison camp in Iraq who told me that. I think that the ability of […]

August 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 22 Comments »

BlogTalkRadio Tonight 8:30pm Eastern Time

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in Independents, News

Poli-Tea author Damon Eris, independent political blogger, talks with The Hankster about independent and third party politics, the rise of independent voters in the face of an entrenched political duopoly, and what it all means to American politics circa 2009 and beyond. Click here to sign in to the show. You’ll be able to access […]

August 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Full Video Of Obama’s Kennedy Eulogy

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Kennedy, Obama, Video

Equal parts touching, sad and inspiring. Definitely worth a watch. And here’s the text… Mrs. Kennedy, Kara, Edward, Patrick, Curran, Caroline, members of the Kennedy family, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Today we say goodbye to the youngest child of Rose and Joseph Kennedy. The world will long remember their son Edward as the heir […]

August 29th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Leading the Charge

By Jacob | Related entries in Books, Culture

General Tony Zinna was on The Leonard Lopate Show Tuesday promoting his new book Leading the Charge. Now, there’s a haircut you can set your watch to. The man is thoughtful and well-spoken. He says what he means and means what he says – Orwell would be proud. Listening to him was a pleasure. Particularly […]

August 29th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Torture Works? Again, No.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, History, The War On Terrorism, Torture

Everybody’s abuzz about the new Wash Post story today that starts off with the idea that Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM) was turned into some type of “terrorist professor” because he was waterboarded. And away we go… The debate over the effectiveness of subjecting detainees to psychological and physical pressure is in some ways irresolvable, because […]

August 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Glenn Beck Warns Of The Coming Oligarh…Oligarhy…Umm…

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Media, Partisan Hacks, Video

Yes, he’s a man of many words…but he needed a few more this time… And yet this will become the highest rated show on cable television. Guaranteed. *sigh* Updated: Some folks in the comment section have told me that he was just playing a joke, misspelled it on purpose, etc. Yeah, that’s why in the […]

August 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 34 Comments »