Archive for May, 2010

Oil and Plastic

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Environment, Oil, Political Graffiti

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May 13th, 2010 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Arizona Bill Targets Ethnic Studies. No, I’m Not Kidding.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Conservatism, Conservatives, Legislation, Race, Republicans

Really Arizona legislature? Really Governor Jan Brewer? This is the time when you decide to make this switch? And, from Politico, the text of the bill reads like some of the craziest satire… “Public school pupils should be taught to treat and value each other as individuals and not be taught to resent or hate […]

May 12th, 2010 | Permalink| 26 Comments »

The Greek Financial Crisis Explained…In Cartoons!!!

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cartoons, Disasters, Economy, europe, Greece, Money, Video

A couple of fun videos outlining what happened in Southern Europe. Part One Part Two I’ll share Part Three when it’s available…but we all know that the EU opened up the cash drawer and created a TARP fund of their very own to make sure that these countries remain solvent…at least for now. More as […]

May 11th, 2010 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

290,000 Jobs Added In April, But Unemployment Rate Goes Up

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economic recovery, Economy, Jobs

The good news is that we added 90,000 jobs more than expected, and this job growth is the most in four years. Still, the unemployment rate went up and could stay there for a while. Because if our economy keeps growing and we continue to add more than a quarter million jobs per month, but […]

May 7th, 2010 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

What In The Hell Happened Yesterday On Wall Street?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy, Money, Stocks, The World, Transparency, Wall Street

Human error? Computer error? Greece? Spain? China? WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING ON?!?!?! Wall Street Journal tries to sort out the mess… A bad day in the financial markets was made worse by an apparent trading glitch, leaving traders and investors nervous and scratching their heads over how a mistake could send the Dow […]

May 7th, 2010 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Missouri SWAT Video Reveals The Real Drug War

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Drugs, Law, Law Enforcement, Missouri, Video

The following video is heartbreaking, especially since it happened in my state. Still, this is happening every day in every other state over completely victimless crimes. Here’s a quick explanation if you can’t watch the video (via Radley Balko)… SWAT team breaks into home, fires seven rounds at family’s pit bull and corgi (?!) as […]

May 6th, 2010 | Permalink| 21 Comments »

Faisal Shahzad Admits To Time Square Bombing Attempt

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in New York, New York City, Terrorism, The War On Terrorism

And he says that he acted alone. We shall see… From Reuter: “He’s admitted to buying the truck, putting the devices together, putting them in the truck, leaving the truck there and leaving the scene,” the law enforcement source told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. “He’s claimed to have acted alone. He did admit […]

May 4th, 2010 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

More On Faisal Shahzad, Times Square Bombing Suspect

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in New York, New York City, Terrorism, The War On Terrorism

By now you know that he was nabbed last night at JFK International Airport, but do you know how it happened? From Politico: The number from a disposable cellphone led FBI agents to the suspect arrested Monday night for allegedly driving a car bomb into Times Square on Saturday evening, according to a senior official. […]

May 4th, 2010 | Permalink| No Comments »

Independents Fight for Inclusion – Open Primaries and Nonpartisan Elections

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in News

Independents Fight for Political Reform! Who are the “real independents”? Randy Miller is one of them, and you can meet plenty more grassroots activists who are working overtime (for no pay) fighting for political reforms like open primaries and nonpartisan elections all over the country! Let’s hope that Charlie Crist seeks some of us out […]

May 4th, 2010 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

BREAKING: Times Square Terrorist Bomb Plot Said To Have International Ties

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in New York, New York City, Terrorism, The War On Terrorism

Looks like their may be a Pakistani connection after all, but it still doesn’t appear that those who initially claimed responsibility are tied to this. From ABC News: The Washington Post, quoting Obama Administration sources, said the attempted bombing “increasingly appears to have been coordinated by several people in a plot with international links.” Other […]

May 3rd, 2010 | Permalink| 1 Comment »