Friday Night Multimedia Exravaganza!

Mental Floss: 40 weird word origins.

David Pakman: AGAIN?!? Rand Paul accused of plagiarizing Obama lawsuit.

Thom: The Good, The Bad, and The Very,Very Ugly.

Absurdity Today: Comcast screws up and tells truth.

Political Olympics

White House: West Wing Week.

David Pakman: God will repeal ObamaCare….

Mark Fiore: ObamaCare Job Killers!

Young Turks: Terrible news about the deficit—if your afflicted with Obama Derangement Syndrome.

Kimmel: This Week in Unnecessary Censorship.

Default Averted:

Pap and Sam Seder: CBO report shows Republican illiteracy.

Sharpton: The latest anti-Obama GOP ‘Gestapo’ talking point.

Ed: Ted Cruz goes from stand up filibuster to stand up comedy.

Thom: The Sexy Liberal tour.

Stephen is the first lady of France.

The Christie Minstrel Show:

Abby Martin: Top 5 crazy weaponized animals.

Pap: Billionaires defend greed.

David Pakman: SC removes evolution from science standards.

Young Turks: Heterosexuals are under attack, says Rush Limbaugh.

ONN: The Onion Week in Review.

Rep. Cathy McMorrs Rodgers claims to be for equal pay, votes against it repeatedly:

O’Donnell: Reaction to Michael Sam….

Political Valentine:

Sam Seder: Michele Bachman’s reason for no immigration reform (hint: Immigrants aren’t Republicans).

Young Turks: Did You Smoke Marijuana Marco Rubio?

Maddow: The shifting dynamics, pressures & loyalties within the GOP.

Thom: Should felons have voting rights?

Obama speaks on raising the minimum wage.

Facebook adds gender options.

Last week’s Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza can be found here.

Comments

  1. 1

    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    I noticed that the Star-Ledger only said Christie should quit the RGA, not the Governor’s office.

  2. 2

    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    The VW union vote was rejected 712-626. VW still wants to set up a Works Council at the plant, but US law may be in the way. Probably because of prohibition on companies setting up their own union as an alternative to the independent union.
    http://my.chicagotribune.com/#.....-79313263/

    Bringing in a works council would have sent a signal to the other automakers that the UAW is prepared to be more cooperative and less adversarial, labor relations experts said.

    “This was going to help reduce some of the demonetization of the unions,” Wheaton said. “You’ll have workers elsewhere saying, ‘Volkswagen doesn’t see them as a huge problem, maybe we can do something like that.’”

    The vote could bring discomfort to IG Metall, the union that represents Volkswagen workers in Germany.

    “Work is being outsourced to a cheaper, non-union site and unions throughout the world would be upset with that,” Wheaton said.

    Tennessee saw union membership grow more than any other state in 2013, rising 25% to include 155,000 of its 2.5 million workers. The numbers were boosted by a new General Motors plant and the rebounding construction industry.

    But the white, male workers that represent much of the South’s labor force remain staunchly anti-union, said Nelson Lichtenstein, director of UC Santa Barbara’s labor studies center.

    “This stuff is embedded into the political life of Tennessee, and they take their guidance from conservative politicians,” he said.

    That’s why the comments made by leading Republicans and groups such as those run by anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist worried union organizers during voting this week. Two-thirds of Chattanooga voters supported Corker in the 2012 election.

  3. 3

    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    One example of a company union in the past, was the Pullman Employee Representation Plan, a vehicle the Pullman Company created to prevent conductors(all-white) from joining the Order of Sleeping Car Conductors, and porters from joining the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. It failed, and the latter outlived the Pullman Company. Although it is part of the Transportation Communications International Union, but the BCSP survived the PULLMAN Company, and still represents Amtrak’s porters.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pullman_Union

  4. 5

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Tom Perkins’ fellow billionaires should tie him to a chair and duct-tape his mouth shut. Every time he opens it, he creates more public support for raising taxes on people like him.

  5. 6

    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    5)Didn’t he admit to supporting Jerry Brown despite the tax increase? Then again, the California GOP has been having problems lately.

  6. 7

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Factoid: The wealth of billionaires has doubled since 2008, from $3.1 trillion to $6.5 trillion. (Source: CNBC)

  7. 8

    Puddybud spews:

    The wealth of billionaires has doubled since 2008, from $3.1 trillion to $6.5 trillion.

    All while Obummmer at the helm. Now why is that DUMMOCRETINS? Wasn’t your screed about Obummer being for the little man?

    Apparently not! The rich got richer under Obummer! So much for that occupy wall street love.

  8. 9

    Puddybud spews:

    WTF?

    Obummer now wants to DNA track people? Puddy just performed a Google Search

    (1) Human Signatures – develop technologies to sense and exploit human bio-signatures at the molecular and macro (anthropometric) level,
    (2) Human Trust and Interaction – develop technologies to improve human-to-human interactions as well as human-to-machine interactions, and
    (3) Human Analyst Augmentation – develop technologies to enhance ISR analyst performance and to test the efficacy of newly developed ISR technologies within a simulated operational environment.

    So Obummer’s guvmint wants the ability to follow people by detecting “certain characteristics of operational interest” is designed for U.S. US Air Force to give military superiority?

    Imagine tracking HA DUMMOCRETIN ASSholes like OWS racist fraggy, racist headless lucy and his 69 other racist HA avatars, schmucko-lunatic, sometimescorrectnotbright, roger halfwit wabbit, gleeeeeeeeeeeeman, etc.! What a lesson is tracking lunacy. Nothing intelligent would ever be gleaned tracking these morons!

    Typical Obummer Sadministration coverup

    address critical Air Force operational and sustainment needs resulting from chemical and biological hazards.

  9. 10

    Puddybud spews:

    And more searching it seems Obummer’s Sadministration wants to do this too. Yet Da Perfessa seems to miss these real news items every Friday night. Must be that blindness to DUMMOCRETIN overreach Da Perfessa seems to miss every day!

    Imagine tracking the license plates HA DUMMOCRETIN ASSholes like OWS racist fraggy, racist headless lucy and his 69 other racist HA avatars, schmucko-lunatic, sometimescorrectnotbright, roger halfwit wabbit, gleeeeeeeeeeeeman, etc.! What a lesson is tracking lunacy. Nothing intelligent would ever be gleaned tracking these morons!

  10. 14

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @13 Sure, I could’ve voted for McCain, a guy who by his own admission doesn’t like or know anything about economics, and let him and Vice President Palin manage America’s worst economic crisis since the 1930s. We know what their program would have been: Austerity. And how it would have worked out: Look at Spain and Portugal.

    And I could’ve voted for Romney, and let him and Vice President Ryan try to make the Ryan Budget — a Rube Goldberg concoction of smoke and mirrors — actually work. Good luck with that.

    Sure, there was a choice, in the same sense you can choose to stand in front of an oncoming bus. Which is what I assumed you had done when you disappeared, but no, you’re back, which indicates you’re too smart to stand in front of buses waiting to get hit. Which raises this question: Why are you so stupid when you vote?

  11. 15

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Meanwhile, a middle-aged white guy who emptied a gun into a car filled with black teenagers is dumbfounded that a Florida jury convicted him of attempted murder. He can’t believe he’s going to jail. After all, George Zimmerman got off, so why shouldn’t he? Are Florida juries now treating vigilantes differently based on their skin color?

  12. 16

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    A Darwin Award Special Mention To ‘Snake Salvation’ Preachers

    A Kentucky preacher who handled dangerous snakes during church services to demonstrate that faith would protect him from harm has been killed by a rattlesnake. A West Virginia preacher was killed under similar circumstances last year.

  13. 17

    Puddybud spews:

    And I could’ve voted for Romney, and let him and Vice President Ryan try to make the Ryan Budget — a Rube Goldberg concoction of smoke and mirrors — actually work. Good luck with that.

    And we have witnessed the havoc Obummer’s “esteemed” team of academics have done with the economy. And where did his economic team go? Back to the university.

    The lowest labor participation in decades! People giving up because this economy, created by Obummer is screwing the little man and making the rich richer. You posted it earlier!

    Yeah Roger Idiot Wabbit, that’s what you voted for twice!

  14. 18

    No Time for Fascists spews:

    “Could pay more?” Not are, Could? Is that like the faux news pattern of “People are saying….”

    A good comment

    Key point is : “Before the ACA, insurance companies could simply refuse to cover HIV patients”

    “Dr. Scott Gottlieb of the American Enterprise Institute explains”
    American Enterprise Institute
    The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) is one of the oldest and most influential of the pro-business right-wing think tanks. AEI has been described as one of the country’s main bastions of neoconservatism.

    People are saying that the loophole in the ACA was put in there as a concession to republicans .

  15. 19

    No Time for Fascists spews:

    I realized I was asking the wrong question.
    What was the republican alternative to Romneycare that would have handled this better?

  16. 20

    Puddybud spews:

    Meanwhile,

    Bill Maher is saying something in 2014 Puddy wrote back in 2009/2010…

    I know, it reminds me of the 1930s when the liberals all thought Stalin was a great guy.

    Dead silence from the Real Time Libtard DUMMOCRETIN audience!

  17. 21

    Puddybud spews:

    Fascist Pigsty left another smelly fart.

    Obummercare more closely resembles Hillarycare of 1993.

    Butt Pigsty… keep up the silly mantra.

    BTW the Republicans have offered many alternatives… Even schmucko-lunatic has listed them over and over Pigsty.

    Don’t you pay attention to your HA DUMMOCRETIN friend’s posts?

    Naaah, Puddy agrees this time! Nuthin schmucko-lunatic writes is worth it’s weight in pixels.

  18. 22

    Puddybud spews:

    BTW Pigsty… Hillary and Obummer support single payer… Romney did not.

    Also the original RomneyCare bill was drastically modified by Massachusetts DUMMOCRETIN legislators before it was finally ratified.

    Puddy delivered all those links and you forgot as always. Stooooooooooooopid and still that way!

    So KAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABLAAAAAAAAAAAMOOOOOOO to that silly argument!

  19. 23

    Ekim spews:

    11. GOATBOY, THE SPAWN OF SATAN spews:

    Back in 2013 Time wrote HIV patients could pay MORE under ObummerCare.

    Now it seems the truthful Fox News has verified that fact.

    From Time: The health law caps annual out-of-pocket spending for individuals at $6,350.

    From FAKE NEWS: So it could be that a MS patient could be expected to pay $62,000 just for one medication.

    Just one more reason not to trust GOATBOY or FAKE NEWS…

  20. 24

    Ekim spews:

    GOATBOY, THE SPAWN OF SATAN delivered all those links and you forgot as always.
    I’m stooooooooooooopid and still that way!

    You mean your GOAT PORN site links?

  21. 25

    Ekim spews:

    21. GOATBOY, THE SPAWN OF SATAN spews:

    BTW the RETHUGS have offered many alternatives

    1) Don’t get sick.
    2) If you get sick die quickly.

  22. 26

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @17 “And we have witnessed the havoc Obummer’s “esteemed” team of academics have done with the economy.”

    Do you ever think before you pull turds out of your ass? What havoc are you talking about? From my perch, I see a recovering economy, one doing better than any other economy in the world, and all the Wall Street sages telling everyone the U.S.A. is the best place to invest. I made almost $75,000 in the stock market last year. I do not find your argument persuasive, and neither will anyone else who does the most basic reality check.

  23. 27

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @17 “The lowest labor participation in decades! People giving up because this economy, created by Obummer is screwing the little man and making the rich richer. You posted it earlier! Yeah Roger Idiot Wabbit, that’s what you voted for twice!”

    Well yeah, this is true, as far as it goes; but what you leave out is that it would be much, much worse if Republicans were making policy. After all, that’s how we got into this mess in the first place. It’s true Obama is a Wall Street lackey, and it’s also true workers are getting shafted right and left, but how does voting Republican make that better? It doesn’t. I’m glad to see more Americans are figuring out work doesn’t pay and are realizing the “work ethic” is a scam. Nobody should work. I made almost $75,000 in the stock market last year by pushing money in meaningless circles. This is how money is made now. People don’t get paid for producing anymore. That’s so old hat nowadays.

  24. 28

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @20 “when the liberals all thought Stalin was a great guy”

    But they saw the light and realized he wasn’t. The difference between you and them is they had the ability to change their thinking based on new information. You don’t.

  25. 29

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    When you think about it, the GOP health care plan resembles StalinCare more than anything else. In other words, the elite get doctors and hospitals, everyone else falls back on native plant remedies.

  26. 30

    Ekim spews:

    “Isn’t there anything wrong with the French health care system?” she asked.

    With all the continuing back and forth over Obamacare one could be forgiven for forgetting that what it offers is still miles away from what a better health care system should look like.

    Interestingly the latest reality check comes courtesy of Reuters and an opinion piece by Anya Schriffin, who details the care received by her father as he dealt with stage 4 pancreatic cancer starting at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York (not exactly the worst example in the US) and continuing over to his treatment in Paris (he having been born in France).

    You can get better cancer care at a public hospital in Paris than you can at Sloan Kettering. Who wodda thought…

  27. 31

    Ekim spews:

    Get Real on Health Care

    France spends 11 percent of its gross domestic product on health care and insures everyone.

    The United States spends 16.5 percent of G.D.P. and leaves 20 percent of adults under 65 uninsured. The numbers don’t lie: The U.S. system is wasteful and unjust.

  28. 32

    Ekim spews:

    RR @29, “everyone else falls back on native plant remedies”

    Any effective native plant remedy will be made illegal if it is not already. Can’t allow anything to cut into corporate profits, don’t you know…

  29. 33

    Puddybud spews:

    So Roger Idiot Wabbit, how can this be a great economy to invest in if you admit

    Well yeah, this is true, as far as it goes

    “The lowest labor participation in decades! People giving up because this economy, created by Obummer is screwing the little man and making the rich richer. You posted it earlier! Yeah Roger Idiot Wabbit, that’s what you voted for twice!”

    Well idiot wabbit, PuddyGuess to that warped wabbit logic… Best economy for non working middle and lower class Americans, but wonderful for the filthy rich, Really makes sense!

  30. 34

    Puddybud spews:

    ekimsucksgoatcock arrived again… Do you know what the word “could” means?

    Fox News wrote could… No one knows yet… The web site still sucks… Congressional DUMMOCRETINS running away from Obummercare.

    Man you are one stoooooopid mofo ekimsucksgoatcock. That rant obliterates whatever you wrote afterwards.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  31. 35

    Puddybud spews:

    George Will on Climate Change

    “When a politician, on a subject implicating science,” he continued, “says, ‘the debate is over,’ you may be sure of two things; the debate is raging and he’s losing it.”

    Will added that the debate presently underway is over “how much wealth are we going to forego creating” to have “zero discernable impact on the environment.”

  32. 45

    Puddybud spews:

    @43,

    So?

    Remember DUMMOCRETINS think like middle age peeps. The Sun revolves around the earth!

  33. 46

    ekim spews:

    35. SPAWN OF SATAN spews:

    George Will is my expert on Climate Change

    You might as well quote Pat Robertson while you’re at it.

  34. 47

    ekim spews:

    38. SPAWN OF SATAN spews:

    I is back from my latest 3-day stay at Western State in Lakewood!

    And still psycho I see.

  35. 49

    ekim spews:

    41. SPAWN OF SATAN spews:

    https://twitter.com/BrendanNyhan/status/435419719235948544

    Conclusion: DUMMOCRETINS more likely to think astrology is scientific, less likely to know Earth revolves around the sun. Such is the state of DUMMOCRETIN run education in America.

    GOATBOY links to a tweet that links to a self serving and inaccurate unsupported “study”.

    Conclusion: GOATBOY is the SPAWN OF SATAN.

  36. 50

    ekim spews:

    45. SPAWN OF SATAN spews:

    @43,

    So?

    Remember DUMMOCRETINS think like middle age peeps. The Sun revolves around the earth!

    SATAN has taught GOATBOY to lie very well.

  37. 51

    ekim spews:

    Maybe GOATBOY will explain why TEAHADISTS believe the Earth is *6000 years old.

    *In 1650, Church of Ireland Archbishop James Ussher used the stories of the Old Testament to calculate that the world had been created on Sunday, October 23, 4004 BC.

  38. 52

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @33 Because you don’t need workers anymore to make money, idiot. Or haven’t you noticed how the big money is made now?

  39. 53

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Putz, I agree the current iteration of American capitalism sucks, but that’s what 40 years of conservative economic policies got us, so I don’t see how voting for Republicans would solve the problem.

  40. 55

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @37 If he’d been black, they would have “interrogated” him before shooting him.

  41. 56

    My Pet Goat spews:

    Thank you Roger.

    GOATBOY took one look at your video and left for Okunoshima Island. He was mumbling about rabbit sex.