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Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 22 2013

Needless to say, dixie wingnuts love them some E. W. Jackson

The Republican candidate for Lt. Gov in Virgina, E. W. Jackson, is a real piece of work. Seems a couple of years ago he praised an old deeply racist constituoinal clause defining African-American slaves as three-fifths of a real person. Now’s he’s been called on it:

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May 22 2013

An atheist tornado survivor!

May 22 2013

Humans “benefited” from climate change is a dicey way to say it

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  A headline making the rounds today says Study finds prehistoric humans benefited from climate change. See? Climate change is beneficial! But benefited is a dicey term to use. Besides, there are big differences between climate change then and now:

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May 21 2013

IRS hearing tomorrow has what conservatives crave

An official at the heart of the reported IRS program of scrutinizing conservatives groups will testify in front of a House committee Wednesday. It’s shaping up to be quite a show:

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May 21 2013

Moore tornado likely to be upgraded

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There’s been some confusing reporting on the rating of the tornadoes that devastated Moore, OK, yesterday. Earlier today some outlets reported it was an F4, this afternoon others reported an F5. I’ve dug around and can’t be certain, but what appears to be happening is various parts of the twister’s path are being analyzed and those findings …

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May 21 2013

OK Sen Inhofe chimes in on disaster spending for his state

Senator James Inhofe (R-corrupt) of Oklahoma distinguishes between disaster aid for Hurricane Sandy and his own state devastated by tornadoes:

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May 21 2013

Oklahoma: clean up, death toll revised DOWN, Sen Coburn miscalculates

In a battered region where good news is hard to come by, the death toll on Oklahoma has been revised down and currently stands at 24. Meanwhile, Senator Tom Coburn (R-Naturally) just couldn’t resist, he shot his mouth off demanding budget cut offsets before he’d vote for federal aid while bodies were just getting pulled from the …

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May 20 2013

Christi ready to flip-flop on climate change?

New Jersey Governor Chris Christi has ticked off movement conservatives in a lot of ways. One of them was recognizing the role climate change can play in tropical cyclones. It’s hard to say for sure from a single off the cuff comment, but he may now be considering a run for the wingnut vote: MotherJones …

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May 20 2013

Guess who voted against emergency management & disaster relief?

Oklahoma ranks third in the nation on disaster relief. That puts an unwelcome spotlight on two of the slimiest purportedly God fear’n denizens in DC. US Senators Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe have more than anti-science lunacy and extreme right-wing fundamentalism in common. Both these clowns are deficit hawks who have repeatedly voted against disaster relief and tried to …

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May 20 2013

Tornado forms and devastates Oklahoma on cue

 I moved the video under the fold because it was annoying readers — DS Like something out of The Day After Tomorrow, a massive EF5 twister formed while cable news stations covered it live and swept through neighborhoods and schools in and around Oklahoma City this afternoon. Death and destruction is just now starting to …

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