Last week there was a lot of discussion about Tucker Carlson and the revelation that he forbids his writers at the Daily Caller from going after Fox news, since Tucker is employed by the network. This was met with mixed reactions. Some questioned it, since the Daily Caller is a separate entity from Fox (myself included), while others said they could understand his not wanting to attack his employer. I could even see the latter argument in that, but then the video above happened yesterday. It's Chris Matthews, attacking his employer, MSNBC, on MSNBC about their airing of right-wing attack ads. It's obvious one network supports dissent and debate, while the other tries to squash it. I much rather get my news from a network that won't silence their people, instead of the network that feels they can control their people, even off the clock.
Yesterday I did a post of three big failures from day one of the Rand Paul for President campaign. Somehow I missed one, and this should have been number 4: Rand Retweets Fake Photo Of Aurora Shooter Holding 'Stand With Rand' Sign
Conservatives really have a funny way of showing their "personal responsibility" they always claim to hold so dear. For example, a socially conservative owner of an Indiana pizzeria voluntarily gives an interview to a local reporter, stating they would voluntarily not serve the LGBT community. So who does conservatives go after? The reporter, for doing her job. They really do hate when facts come out, disproving their conspiracies, like the on that says the Indiana bill doesn't open up discrimination.
While Missouri has received a lot of attention over Ferguson, something else has been happening in that state that is, well, weird. Last month the Republican State Auditor, Spence Jackson, was found dead of suicide. This weekend his media director was found dead, and is being investigated as a suicide. This almost sounds like a plot to a John Grisham novel, but it is very real.
Angie's List has announced it's cancelling expansion plans in Indiana, which cost $40 million and would have created 1,000 jobs. It's only been two days since this controversial law was signed into effect, and already the impacts on Indiana's economy are poised to be enormous. Now we just have to wait and see when the right starts calling the boycott "discrimination", which is something they are very good at.
For us here in the good, ole' US of A, we are dealing with increased police brutality. But don't think we're alone in police problems. Head to the other side of the planet, to Indonesia, specifically West Jakarta, and they have police problems all their own, like when the police burn 3.3 tons of marijuana and end up getting the whole town high.
If you think Ted Cruz is the crazy of the GOP hopeful field right now, just think of one thing and he'll suddenly sound like the same one. Presidential candidate Louise Gohmert.
Another Republican attempt at destroying democracy was narrowly defeated today, when the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Alabama Republicans did in fact try to redistrict minorities into "herds". It's just a shame that we can't go back and make them redistrict, then give back the time lost because of their obsessive greed for power.
With Ted Cruz announcing his candidacy to be our next President today, perhaps it's time the media starts questioning his experience, or lack there of. Ask how someone, who has only been in the Senate for two years, feels they have what it takes to become President. Or, to put it another way, pound away at the same question they did in 2007, when another Senator with only two years in declared his candidacy - Barack Obama.
Roy Moore, the chief justice of Alabama is a hero to the right, especially given his current attempts at defying the federal courts when it comes to gay marriage. His son was arrested on Sunday night for possession of marijuana and prescription tranquilizers. Now I don't agree with arresting people over marijuana, but what I find interesting in this story is the latest example of Republican responsibility See, it turns out that Caleb has decided it's not his fault he got busted, but rather a "liberal plot to destroy his family". So are we to believe that Alabama is some liberal bastion, to the point even local police are in line with any possible conspiracy to go after the right? I'm not holding my breath.
They are dropping fast in the city of Ferguson. Monday it was the municipal judge. Yesterday it was the city manager. Today we find out that the police chief, who in my opinion should have been axed last summer for his handling of the Michael Brown shooting, is now set to resign.
More fallout from the scathing DOJ report on racial problems in the City of Ferguson as John Shaw, the city manager, abruptly resigns.