John Oliver has left The Daily Show for his own HBO show called Last Week Tonight and the opening show was absolutely fantastic. He mocked the American television media for largely ignoring the elections coming up in India and highlighted some of the newsworthy elements of the campaigns. Here’s part of how he profiled surging [Read More…]
New York City’s “Stop and Frisk” program is a stunningly and transparently racist program. The Daily Show does a fantastic (and hilarious) job on it: Your Thoughts? [Read more…]
Josiah “Biblename” Mannion did an incredible job of transcribing Thursday night’s two hour long Camels With Hammers Show special about the Ohio Holocaust memorial controversy in just one day. The video is above, the transcript is below. Please apprise me of any errors. You may republish on your own blog or website the full transcript [Read More…]
American Atheists are putting a 1,500 pound granite bench dedicated to secularist values at the Bradford County Courthouse in Florida, after losing a case to have a 10 Commandments monument removed: The monument features an excerpt from the Treaty of Tripoli, signed by President John Adams, which declares “The United States is in no sense [Read More…]
First they got the banks deregulated, then they made obscene, unsustainable profits, crashed the economy, got bailed outwith billions of dollars of taxpayer money, threw a record number of people out of their homes, laid people off, cut workers’ hours to part time, overworked the remaining full timers grateful to still have jobs, made record profits, created hardly any new jobs, and NOW they’ve had the gall and the power to get the House of Representatives to vote to eliminate the rules guaranteeing time and a half pay for overtime doing certain jobs.
How long until the plutocrats stop running this country? What is it going to take to stop them?
Your Thoughts? [Read more…]
An act of sickening violence has occurred. Let’s keep our hearts with the victims and our minds vigilantly on the look out for ways we can proactively help them. And let’s especially remember not to be hasty about posting unsubstantiated rumors and accusations and speculations about who is behind this or about the full nature of what has happened today, whether ideologically or factually. Fear mongering, hate mongering, warmongering, and conspiracy-mongering all begin with rumormongering. So, let’s hold our bars for evidence and for justice as high as they should always be and focus on our compassion for all innocent people, including those who others might treat with guilt by association. [Read more…]
After years of struggling with clinical depression, Rick Warren’s 27 year old son Matthew has committed suicide. Rick Warren released a statement: “Matthew was an incredibly kind, gentle and compassionate young man whose sweet spirit was encouragement and comfort to many,” the statement said. “Unfortunately, he also suffered from mental illness resulting in deep depression and [Read More…]
A heartbreaking interview with a teacher who hid her elementary school students in a bathroom to save their lives while a shooter stalked her school. [Read more…]
Chris Howard colors the electoral map to reflect the degree to which each county is red, blue, or purple—and populated or not. [Read more…]