Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza!

How border patrol stops should go.

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

David Pakman: Glenn Beck is sued over Boston Marathon conspiracy theory.

Sam Seder and Janeane Garofalo: The survivalist scam.

Ana Kasparian: Will you have to work until you die?

Lawrence O’Donnell: Jeb Bush is the new darling of the G.O.P.

Joni Ernst Responds to Critics: .

Pap: The G.O.P. Autopsy—one year later.

Thom: Charles Keating & the lessons of the S&L crisis.

Money and Politics:

Fallon: Vladimir Putin calls Sarah Palin.

ONN: Michelle Obama introduces exercise program to combat obesity in professional baseball players.

Young Turks: Firefox CEO learns bigotry is bad for business…and employment.

Understanding PTSD.

David Pakman: Nutjob Louie Gohmert bizarre theory on ‘Separation of Church & State’.

Sharpton: Dick Cheney caught talking about bombing Iran.

Ed and Friends: The “new” Republican Party.

Thom: Cesar Chavez’s legacy & immigration.

Abby Martin: Are war criminals great painters?.

Kimmel on Putin’s divorce finalization announcement.

Mental Floss: 27 fun facts about fun.

Hank Green: Mass incarceration in the U.S.

A conversation with Jimmy Carter (long).

White House: West Wing Week.

The Tragedy of 7.04 Million People Signing Up For Affordable Insurance:

Thom: NJ’s (and 3 other state’s) war on Tesla.

Stephen: Bill O’Reilly’s “anti-equality theory”.

David Pakman: Nutburger MA Gov. candidate thinks Obama loves ‘sexual anarchy’ and might be gay!!!

Sharpton: Obama blasts the Ryan budget.

Sam Seder: Bill O’Reilly’s loses it to his inner racist.

ONN: The Onion Week in Review.

Jon does the math on the GM recall.

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

Comments

  1. 2

    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    So, Tesla is trying to do something different, and the established industry is trying to quash the sales model they are using. That’s expected.

  2. 4

    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    In Australia, counting is underway in a special election for the Western Australian Senate. The Australian Election Commission threw out the results from September for the state’s 6 seats, because 2000 votes disappeared. Since WA is a conservative bastion, expect the two center right parties, the Liberals and Nationals to win a few of the seats, Labor might win one, and the Greens might win another seat. Australia uses Single Transferable Vote proportional representation, and not much room for voter suppression, since voting in Australia is compulsory.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/201.....ng/5370124

  3. 5

    Puddybud-The One and ONLY spews:

    Young Turks: Firefox CEO learns bigotry is bad for business…and employment.

    Where didthe Firefox CEO implement bigotry in the workplace. Andrew Sullivan is right… you libtards are a hateful bunch!

    If this is the gay rights movement today – hounding our opponents with a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone else – then count me out. If we are about intimidating the free speech of others, we are no better than the anti-gay bullies who came before us.

    Puddy was waiting to see if the HA DUMMOCRETIN heads would post something about this travesty against Brendan! Now the Da Perfessa who chose to include the Dumb Turks link. Sez much about Da Perfessa!

  4. 7

    Puddybud-The One and ONLY spews:

    •Maddow: ObamaCare could be ‘Armageddon’ for Republicans in 2014, Part I
    •Maddow: ObamaCare could be ‘Armageddon’ for Republicans in 2014, Part II

    Whenever Puddy views MadCow on HA DUMMOCRETINS it’s bwaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaa.

    1) No real people watch Rachel. Her viewing demographics are near toilet level…

    Fox News also placed well on cable TV overall, coming in fifth place during prime time.
    Meanwhile, MSNBC was in 27th place, and CNN tied for 34th.

    2) She’s tone deaf
    3) She spouts what Media Morons writes
    4) Continues to lose ground with Chris Christie Even Tom Brokaw http://www.mrctv.org/videos/nb.....-move-guys told her to move on!

    Hey Rachel… Nancy Pelosi isn’t running on Obummercare… Go back to her video after Obummer spiked the ball short of the goal line.

    So what jobs are Nancy gonna create? Every job proposal put forth has been killed by Harry Reid!

    So please keep using Rachel MadCow Da Perfessa! Gives Puddy a great laugh!

  5. 8

    Puddybud-The One and ONLY spews:

    •Maddow: 7.1 Million: FAUX News’ & GOP’s Obamacare ‘Death Spiral’ Fails, Part I
    •Maddow: 7.1 Million: FAUX News’ & GOP’s Obamacare ‘Death Spiral’ Fails, Part II

    More comedy from Rachel posted by Da Perfessa.

    Thanks for the laughs!

  6. 9

    Better spews:

    @5. I cannot speak for other gay men but I wrote Mozilla and ask that the CEO didn’t let his personal opinions bleed into his career and ruin a good browser.

    I find it amusing that the conservative who spews the most hate fulled tone deaf vile stuff every day in this blog, is now whining that others are not being tolerant. Conservatives have the right to say any hateful thing they want, but liberals have to be nice and placid?

    Mr Eich’s was using his free speech to deny marriage equality. If he had been using that same free speech to resist recognizing marriage rights to interracial couples, or inter religious couples, nobody would object to the firing. He can say anything he wants, but he also has to man up to the consequences of his choices.

  7. 10

    Better spews:

    Another thing the Europeans are doing right.

    European Parliament passes strong net neutrality law, along with major roaming reforms
    “Net neutrality” means the principle according to which all internet traffic is treated equally, without discrimination, restriction or interference, independently of its sender, recipient, type, content, device, service or application.

    Net neutrality advocates wanted a clear line to be drawn between specialized services and the normal internet, fearful that a pay-for-prioritization scenario would kill innovation by disadvantaging new startups and giving ISPs a level of control over the internet that they currently lack.

    gigaom.com/2014/04/03/european-parliament-passes-strong-net-neutrality-law-along-with-major-roaming-reforms/

  8. 11

    Better spews:

    This is new information.

    Dear Andrew Sullivan, ‘Left-Liberal Intolerance’ Did Not Bring Down Mozilla’s CEO

    Eich only announced he was stepping down after it was revealed late Wednesday that he’d given money to Pat Buchanan’s presidential campaign in 1992, and later to Ron Paul’s campaign. Suddenly, in addition to defending a CEO who gave money to homophobic efforts, Mozilla would have to defend a CEO who supported Buchanan, a far-right extremist and isolationist who’s been accused of racist and anti-Semitic attacks.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....gay-voices

    Again, choices have consequences. Conservatives just blocked President Obama’s choice for Justice Department’s civil rights division because Debo Adegbile did his job and defended a client to the best of his ability? Where was your outrage of intolerance of the right over that.

  9. 12

    Puddybud-The One and ONLY spews:

    I find it amusing that the conservative who spews the most hate fulled tone deaf vile stuff every day in this blog, is now whining that others are not being tolerant.

    Demonstrate where truth is hate fulled better… Puddy will wait…

    Go on demonstrate your marbuls!

  10. 13

    Puddybud-The One and ONLY spews:

    Conservatives just blocked President Obama’s choice for Justice Department’s civil rights division because Debo Adegbile did his job and defended a client to the best of his ability?

    Dayum you are a moron better… It was 10 DUMMOCRETINS who chose to vote no! That left wrong kook-aid is not increasing your “brain power”!

    So when does one’s free speech get negated? When libtard gays go freakazoid better? It’s a free country… Except when libtards want to shutdown free speech.

    This is why y’all are up in arms over the Koch Brothers. Per the SCOTUS you can’t shut down their free speech and it really bothers all DUMMOCRETINS!

  11. 14

    Puddybud-The One and ONLY spews:

    So better,

    You going to stop web browsing?

    In 1995, Eich invented JavaScript (ECMAScript), the Internet’s most widely used programming language. He co-founded the mozilla.org project in 1998, serving as chief architect, and has been a board member of the Mozilla Foundation since its inception in 2003. Brendan helped launch the award-winning Firefox Web browser in November 2004 and Thunderbird e-mail client in December 2004.

    Just so you know you are using Eich inventions every time you post on this blog!

    Oh wait… that was another tone deaf vile post from Puddy! Butt, your honor it was the truth and the truth shall set you free!

    Correct. The Prosecution Rests Your Honor! He’s “no better” than the standard HA DUMMOCRETIN poster!

  12. 15

    Deathfrogg spews:

    Gee, another GOP “candidate” fabricates a story to support his political aspirations.

    These fuckin’ imbeciles never learn. When it’s bullshit, its bullshit, and being called out on it isn’t suppressing your First Amendments rights. It just means you’re stupid, and a liar.

    Of course, being a Nazi is perfectly acceptable so long as one can claim to be of the so-called “christian” faith. If one touts one’s “faith” as a reason for opposing something one perceives as contradicting that “faith”, it is perfectly acceptable to put the “faith” first in all things, even if it makes one look like a completely uneducated fool. Our own representative religionist fucktard is a shining example.

  13. 16

    Better spews:

    @14. No. If you can go back and read, I said “I wrote Mozilla and ask that the CEO didn’t let his personal opinions bleed into his career and ruin a good browser. ”
    I wanted him to keep his personal bias out of his work. But I don’t expect much from conservatives, they cleave to willful ignorance.

  14. 17

    spews:

    Person Playing Puddybud @ 14

    “You going to stop web browsing?”

    Look at that. An almost complete and coherent sentence!

    “Just so you know you are using Eich inventions every time you post on this blog!”

    Wow. Two sentences in a row without your character’s usual baby talk!

    But to address you comment…

    I use electronics with transistors (co-invented by William Shockley) and even own a pile of them for my own experimentation. Using them and being around them doesn’t make me spew eugenics nonsense.

    And I always enjoy driving air cooled Volkswagens. My mother owned a Bug when I was young. Later I bought and drove for years a 1970 bus with the Westfalia camper package. Driving it–and even rebuilding the engine–didn’t make me want to murder Jews or anything.

    Likewise bigotry doesn’t seem to be inherited via programming languages. Nor by using resulting end applications.

  15. 18

    Puddybud-The One and ONLY spews:

    they cleave to willful ignorance.

    So cleaving to their Biblical beliefs is willful ignorance?

    Such tolerance from DUMMOCRETINS like yourself!

    BTW there was no evidence Brendan allowed his personal beliefs to bleed into his career.

    Still waiting for that hate filled truth Puddy posted!

  16. 19

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Chinese Ship Hears Ping

    China state media reported today that a Chinese coast guard ship equipped with a black box detector reported hearing pings on the same frequency used by aircraft black boxes, and a Chinese patrol plane made a visual sighting of floating debris in the vicinity.

    The pings were heard on 37.5 mHz, spaced one second apart, and lasted 1.5 minutes. The frequency and ping spacing match those of aircraft black boxes. But only one pinger was heard, and aircraft carry two black boxes, each equipped with a pinger.

    Oceans are filled with natural noise, so black box pingers are designed to make a unique sound on a frequency different from natural noise, but it could be noise from a nuclear sub, and it’s known there’s at least one sub in the area.

    Experts said if the pings came from the missing aircraft, there should have been two pings, because the plane carries two black boxes and each has a pinger.

    But the pinger batteries of the missing plane would die sometime this weekend, and it’s possible one of the pingers had already died and the ship picked up the other one during its last minute-and-a-half of signaling.

    There have been many false hopes and deadends in the search for the missing plane. But even if the pingers are no longer broadcasting, searchers should be able to determine with sonar whether plane wreckage is nearby. If the sounds came from a black box, the plane wreckage should be within an area of four square miles, and is almost certain to be found.

    However, neither the pinger noise nor the floating debris is verified at this point.

    The Chinese ship detected the pings outside the search area but nearby. The debris sighting was 56 miles away from that location. The area of interest is a couple hundred miles closer to western Australia than the main search area, and at about the same latitude.

  17. 20

    Puffy Butt spews:

    Hobby Lobby also invests in corporations that manufacture abortion pills. So I choose to use a internet browser that some bigot created. He should have said that he only created it for heterosexuals. Put it out there. Be honest. Tell it like it is. Advertise Gays not Welcome, see your profits drops. Have the balls other than to put up a sign that says stone the gays. Tolerance? Where is the tolerance. Nothing more than hate mongering and inciting violence, from you guessed it the religious tolerant.

    Have a good fucking day, hope that you are not on a Malaysian Airline with only a one way ticket to the Indian Ocean or hope that the some massive earth slide doesn’t cover your house over, or you are the victim of some guy who can’t get a leave of absence. Good fucking day to you!

  18. 21

    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    In the Western Australian Senate Election re-run, looks like the Liberals picked up 2 seats, Labor 1, The Greens got enough of a quota for one seat, as well as the Palmer United Party, a pro-business party started by a mining magnate. The last seat is still up for grabs, and could come down to the final preference votes of the individual voters. It may be awhile, especially if a good percentage of the voters voted below the line. Above the line voting, a voter is accepting the predetermined flow of votes by that party. It appears the voters swung against both Labor and the Liberals. Labor didn’t help their own cause much when one of their candidates, a right-wing unionist,made some bad comments, about his own party.

    http://www.theguardian.com/wor.....tion-rerun

  19. 24

    Puddybud-The One and ONLY spews:

    Another EPIC FAYLE from the crazed database!

    Poof! It’s head explodes!

    KAAAAAAAAAABBLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMOO!

  20. 26

    Puddybud-The One and ONLY spews:

    Likewise bigotry doesn’t seem to be inherited via programming languages. Nor by using resulting end applications.

    To Da Perfessa: Tell that directly to leftist DUMMOCRETIN morons like OWS Racist Fraggy! He connects everything to bigotry!

  21. 28

    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    In Europe, Cummins, an American corporation, is making gains providing bus engines. Many bus manufacturers offer the engine as an option. It meets the tough Euro 6 emissions standards, and one model Cummins engines are used on, is the Borismaster, aka New Routemaster, and New Bus for London. The bus made by Northern Ireland’s Wrightbus, is Conservative London Mayor Boris Johnson’s attempt to make nostalgia like they used to. The old Routemaster, which is the iconic London Bus, was phased out due to emissions and disability regulations.

    http://busride.com/2014/04/cum.....in-europe/

  22. 29

    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    In Chicago, the Chicago Transit Authority has fired the train operator involved in the Blue Line crash at O’Hare Airport. It was her second crash in only 60 days on the job. The Union contract with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308, allows for this action in a case like this.
    http://www.metro-magazine.com/.....ry+News%29

  23. 30

    spews:

    Person Playing Puddybud @ 26

    “Tell that directly to leftist DUMMOCRETIN morons like OWS Racist Fraggy! He connects everything to bigotry!”

    Sorry…I don’t know who your character means by “OWS Racist Fraggy”. Seriously. When you start up with the baby talk, I stop reading your comments (if I bother with them at all). I don’t follow the evolution of your nicknames for people. I mean, sometimes I can figure out who you mean because it is a minor variation of a person’s screen name. Not so in this case.

    That said, I know of no one in the comment threads who “connects everything to bigotry”. But given the (generally) hate-filled comments your character leave in these threads, it would surprise me if you frequently find yourself the recipient of the bigot label. That may rather skew your perception of the matter.

  24. 32

    Puddybud-The One and ONLY spews:

    But given the (generally) hate-filled comments your character leave in these threads, it would surprise me if you frequently find yourself the recipient of the bigot label. That may rather skew your perception of the matter.

    Yes yes Da Perfessa… Keep that thought all day every day. Your Friday Night Links are free from bigotry!

    The moron who wrote the next comment forgets his first name calling of Puddy before Puddy ever called someone else a name. The comment the crazed database deala linked to is a direct result of his original name calling of Puddy,

    Go on Da Perfessa, grow some marbuls and ask the idiot @31 to REPLAY THE NAMES HE FIRST CALLED PUDDY before Puddy retaliated.

    Puddy dares ya.

    You see Mr Anthropology Perfessa, your commentary in #30 is worthless because YOU KNOW EXACTLY who OWS Racist Fraggy is!!! Why? Because Puddy isn’t the only one who has called him on his racist commentary. Only he uses negroes in a derogatory way. So you can act ignorant and indignant but in reality you know who it is!

    See ya! Going to a big party!

    Oh… to the moron @31 another EPIC FAYLE with the clueless creepy crazed database! Keep replaying non-facts! Demonstrate to all the names you started calling everyone in late 2004 and early 2005! So keep crying wolf you idiot!

    Puddy dares you too!

  25. 34

    Better spews:

    My comment was not clear. Everyone has a right to their religious beliefs, be it you, Eich, or Hobby Lobby. What is not acceptable in a democracy is for them to force those religious beliefs, that deny benefits and rights to others, on the people they control, against their will. Don’t want gay marriage, don’t marry someone of the same sex. Don’t believe in contraception, don’t use it. But it’s not acceptable for the powerful to use their position of privilege to force their beliefs on others like some divine king over the serfs.

    And to head off your next argument, the government defining rules and limits is different. Governments are democratic and there are means of righting abuses. Convince 51% of your country of the rightness of your ideas. Change the constitution if need be. There is no such processes with corporations or kings.

    I wished conservatives would understand that.

  26. 35

    Puffy Butt spews:

    @34 – here is a little bit of free speech – black people aren’t as smart as white people, give him a break.

  27. 37

    spews:

    his first name calling of Puddy before Puddy ever called someone else a name.

    Your first comment here you said:

    “Butt as YOU ARE no guts to answer”. You called Goldy a “butt”..

    Only a short while later you called all the liberal commenters here who didn’t care for your asshole cut ‘n paste right wing bullshit attitude “space cadets”

    I personally didn’t respond to your bullshit until months later!

    You still have me confused with others who attacked you. You thought you had me pegged when you asked me if I ever thought you and PacMan were the same. Just because I might have thought you two were the same at one time didn’t mean I was someone else who called you names.

    Provide a link and we can settle this but everytime I have asked this – YOU NEVER DELIVERED.

    So one can only conclude that Zzzzzzzzzz.. You’re full of shit.. Big surprise there.

  28. 39

    spews:

    the names you started calling everyone in late 2004

    Shit! LOL! I first commented here in December 2004.

    A few comments. I didn’t call anybody any names..

    You have me confused with someone else..

    If you’re so convinced that’s not the case – put up a link. But sigh. We know you won’t.

    You don’t have “the balls”…

  29. 40

    Puffy Butt spews:

    @38 – I’d like to see any sports or news broadcaster or Sarah Palin say that on Faux News and see what happens. That’s why they everyone at Faux News keeps their opinions to themselves for the most part, otherwise they would implode. They have no problem spewing bullshit and lies, but to ever speak what they are thinking, they would never do that, they are cowards.

    More free speech – black people commit more crimes than white people.

  30. 41

    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    In Texas this week a killer was executed despite issues over the drugs being used.
    http://mobile.reuters.com/arti.....8;irpc=932

    This was for the one murder Sells was convicted of. In one case, a mother was serving time for a murder Sells committed, the murder of her son. In this case, out of Illinois, the prosecutor deliberately took the Death Penalty off the table, to safeguard his conviction. At the time, the Death Penalty in Illinois was on life support, and would eventually be abolished. One reform, intended to save the Death Penalty, was access to more resources for the Defense. I saw a documentary on Investigation Discovery about the case of Julie Rea Harper. Convicted at the first trial, acquitted on the retrial, after the Innocence Project connected the dots the cops should have done, but they ignored the clues, as they were convinced she did it. In the episode of the show Unusual Suspects, the prosecutors gave the impression that they were just upset Texas hadn’t executed Sells already.
    http://www.uis.edu/innocencepr...../jrharper/

  31. 42

    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    TriMet is about to upgrade it’s fare system, with INIT’s eFare system. It will go one further than ORCA, with the use of smartphone app and credit/debit cards. King County Metro, Community Transit, Pierce Transit and Sound Transit might be using the ORCA CARD, but for cash fares, they are using older fareboxes that are at least 20 years old. Could use an upgrade.(Not sure about Everett Transit, they may still be using dropboxes, as they have a more simplified fare system)
    http://www.trimet.org/efare/

    SKAGIT transit may have something worth looking into. They have one of the newer model fareboxes that issues electronic change if the rider does not have exact change. It gets around the ban on drivers making change.
    http://www.skagittransit.org/rider-info/fares/