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  Your Morning Maddow

Morning Maddow: That One Time Richard Nixon Hated The Vietnam War

Whole lotta tapes comin' out
Monday night, Rachel Maddow brought us a segment on audio diaries kept by H.R. “Bob” Haldeman, which were recently released by the Nixon Presidential Library. At first, we were ready for another story about the Nixon administration’s penchant for backbiting and sliminess, and there’s definitely some of that — Haldeman casually mentions that Robert Byrd’s past as a KKK member actually weighed in his favor as a possible Supreme Court nominee — but then things take another turn altogether as Haldeman describes Nixon meeting the family of Col. William Nolde, the last American combat casualty in Vietnam. Read more on Morning Maddow: That One Time Richard Nixon Hated The Vietnam War…
  An Innocent Man In A Living Hell

No More Fights For Wrongly Convicted Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, Dead at 76

It’s weird to remember that prior to becoming a detached squinty enigma, Bob Dylan spearheaded a passionate campaign to free boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who was wrongly convicted of murder and served 19 years for a crime he didn’t commit. After a battle with prostate cancer, Carter died yesterday at age 76. Read more on No More Fights For Wrongly Convicted Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, Dead at 76…
  come hell and high water

A Reminder To You On The East Coast That Mitt Romney Finds Your Travails Hilarious

Hai East Coast, what’s new? Sorry about your DEATH CRANE! We are just chilling here in sunny Californy watching old videos of Mitt Romney accepting his nomination. We were there! It was so great! We went from really really intensely disliking the man to a full-on hatred by the time he was done smirking, lying, mocking Jimmy Carter, smirking more, bearing false witness, making fun of Barack Obama for wanting to do something about global warming, and smirking. Oh wait, what was that second to last one? Yeah, making fun of Barack Obama for wanting to do something about global warming. Read more on A Reminder To You On The East Coast That Mitt Romney Finds Your Travails Hilarious…
  mittens' world

Mitt Romney Iz In Ur Hurricane, Privatizin Ur FEMA

Hello to all of you in the Eastern third of this great country, currently hoarding boxes of wine and tarp and more boxes of wine in order to hopefully get through Frankenstorm without killing your loved ones in a fit of cabin fever. How is that going for you, gathering all those supplies and whatnot? Would it go EVEN BETTER if you knew that there was no FEMA? Or, what if you knew that FEMA had been turned into a profit-making machine for Job Creators? Would that make you work EVEN HARDER to prepare for the oncoming storm? Absolutely it would, says Mitt Romney, and also, do you think that FEMA will help you pick of the pieces of your ruined lives if the worst should occur? LOSERS. This is nothing short of immoral. Read more on Mitt Romney Iz In Ur Hurricane, Privatizin Ur FEMA…
  satan takes care of his own

Irene Tragically Spares U.S. Capitol, White House, Pentagon & Wall Street (VIDEO)

While regular people are suffering through power outages, severe flooding, wind damage and a shutdown of public transportation along the whole Eastern Seaboard, reports on Sunday indicate that the The Devil spared his main temples on Earth, from His graven image of a golden bull outside His banks on Wall Street to the unholy trinity of the Capitol, Pentagon and White House in Washington. At least Home Depot and Lowe’s and WalMart made a lot of money price gouging poor people on crappy 50-cent flashlights! But let’s come together as a nation now (?) and enjoy this Children’s Treasury of YouTube Home Video from Irene Attacking Washington, D.C. Read more on Irene Tragically Spares U.S. Capitol, White House, Pentagon & Wall Street (VIDEO)…
  never forget

Irene Devastation: Netflix Streaming Apparently Out For Whole East Coast

We are getting late word tonight that Netflix Streaming is totally not working along much of the East Coast, due to terrorism (Hurricane Irene). Former Wonkette special guest editor Jason Linkins reports that it’s broken in D.C., at least on his Twitter friend’s teevee somewhere. And where’s Obama, probably golfing from a yacht over Arlington National Cemetery, right? What will people do over the next several weeks? We have checked Netflix Streaming Video on the West Coast and it appears to be “fine.” We tested it using a George Carlin HBO On Location special. It’s fine. We don’t know what the rest of you people are complaining about. Read more on Irene Devastation: Netflix Streaming Apparently Out For Whole East Coast…
 

Liveblogging The Loser Speech Spectacular!

Mike Huckabee, elected permanent dictator of three Southern states, has already spoken. Now Mitt Romney is talking about how screwed we are. What more delights await? 10:39: The Washington, it is broken. Romney’s supporters are trying to chant along “They haven’t,” and it is the whitest chant ever. 10:39: Ann Romney looks like she is smelling something terrible. 10:40: Well, that was fast. We have learned that America is the hope of the earth, and there are a whole bunch of things “they haven’t” done in Washington. 10:41: Annddd…Georgia to Huckabee, beating McCain by a hair. That Huckabee is going to be the best Vice President ever. 10:42: Oh fuck it’s that Barbour guy again, hounding your editor from station to station and trying to lull her to sleep. Back off, mesmerizing Southerner! 10:44: Barbour doesn’t like people staying in the race as long as people are voting for them. That’s just not the American way! 10:44: Wait, the Republicans do NOT have a wigwam? Has anybody told Mike Duncan? 10:47: Chris Matthews talks about Republican pundits “supporting orally” certain candidates over others. 10:49: Millerman, you’ve got to focus. There is a goddamn TORNADO in Tennessee and you are wondering if the editor is hot. 10:50: Hills in another lucky yellow jacket. It appears to work for her. It’s got a nice slightly 70s Diane Keaton vibe, if Diane Keaton could tear your balls off with her mind. 10:52: Ah, people on the late shift with the crying baby. Babies are such a pain in the ass to work with, always crying. 10:53: Don’t forget about American Samoa! Never forget! 10:53: Our thoughts and prayers go out to the dead people in Arkansas and Tennesee, as long as they voted before they perished. 10:54: Cannot…take eyes…off Hillary supporter wearing a scarf of little furry spheres. 10:55: Can we just strangle the “green-collar jobs” in their cribs? What a horrible term. 10:56: So weird when the speaker talks about something objectionable and people boo in support. 10:56: “I won’t let anyone Swift Boat this country’s future. Only my candidacy and the Democratic party!” 10:59: California polls closing…Idaho polls closing…eyes closing…Oh wait not for another hour? Fuckety fuck. 10:50: Thanks to Dorothy Rodham, the most beleaguered mother in America. 11:00: Looking at an empty armchair is more entertaining than watching Hillary Clinton give a speech. Read more on Liveblogging The Loser Speech Spectacular!…