Author Archives: JM Ashby

DOJ Reaches Record Settlement With Bank of America

Bank of America will pay a record $16.65 Billion to settle state and federal lawsuits stemming from the collapse of the subprime mortgage market, the Department of Justice announced today. “This historic resolution – the largest such settlement on record … Continue reading

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Hands Up

Don’t Shoot Artist – Clay Bennett In other news, the grand jurors who chose to indict Texas Governor Rick Perry are not impressed by his smug derision. “We were asked to serve, we attended eight sessions over the course of … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Mike Ditka is a Clueless Asshole

While I would and have said that hiring the likes of Frank Luntz, Lanny Davis, George “Macaca Allen,” and Ari Fleischer to defend the Washington football team’s name is a bad idea, Dan Snyder clearly could have done worse by … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Best Persons in the World Meet Worst Persons in the World

ThinkProgress has a simultaneously encouraging but also depressing story of a man who wanted to teach his children compassion by housing a family of immigrants only to have his family and his livelihood attacked by conservative racists. After Mark Lane’s … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Why Do Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul Hate Their Constituents?

In case you needed another reason to vote this November (there are plenty already), Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says congressional Republicans will shut the government down if the president doesn’t do what they tell him to. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Equal Justice

Artist – Clay Bennett In other news, the Department of Labor has extended non-discrimination protections to federal employees and contractors who are transgender. Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric Holder has written an op-ed for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch addressed to residents … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Back to School: Don’t Mind The Long Rifles

I have no idea what could justify a K-12 school police force carrying long rifles, but apparently officers will be packing in Compton, California as children head back to school. “This is our objective — save lives, bottom line,” Compton … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Forget Ferguson. Hate Radio Buffoon Asks What About Benghazi?

The first person to link Ferguson to the fake IRS scandal and Bengazhi was not WorldNutDaily or the crack team at Breitbart, it was Boss Limbaugh. LIMBAUGH: How many FBI agents investigated the Tea Party scandal there with the IRS? … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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WaPo Publishes Fascist Screed From LAPD Officer

To say that this headline which appeared at the Washington Post today is not helping would be putting it lightly. In many cases when you see a headline as egregious and click-bait-y as this, the corresponding article doesn’t quite measure … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Paul Ryan Says Don’t Prejudge Ferguson But He Already Has

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) appeared on Fox & Friends today and said that politicians shouldn’t try to capitalize on or prejudge the situation in Ferguson “The first thing I do is don’t try to capitalize on this … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Eyes Open

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Ferguson, Missouri this week. Meanwhile, President Obama will chair the U.N Security Council during his next visit to the General Assembly. Probably to discuss Order 66 … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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What Could Go Wrong?

The Associated Press reports that during a recent incident along the southern border, Border Patrol agents who were pulling immigrants from a canal were approached by group of seven armed militiamen who never identified themselves as such. Agents assumed the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theory: Larry Klayman’s Race War Edition

Leader of the failed revolution and anti-NSA complainant Larry Klayman warns us that President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have fired the opening salvos in The Race War™ so they can rename the White House. via RightWingWatch Unhinged right-wing … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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John Oliver Brings Humor to the Humorless

I felt pretty terrible about this past weekend’s events in Ferguson this morning but, fortunately, John Oliver is here to make us all laugh. As a general rule, no one should ever say ‘there is no history of racial tension … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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This War on Whites

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, the Chris McDaniel campaign has finally filed a lawsuit challenging the results of the primary election. Apparently McDaniel is asking the court to declare him the winner. Just like that. Here’s the new … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Outreach

Republicans have apparently found their next strategy for reaching out to women and he’s the star of the reality TV show The Bachelor. Chris Soules, a scruffy farmer from Arlington, was judging the Iowa Farm Bureau’s cookout contest at the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Report: FBI to Oversee Police Operations in Ferguson

According to local NBC affiliate KSDK, police operations in Ferguson will now be overseen by the FBI. FERGUSON, Mo. – NewsChannel 5 has learned the FBI will now take over a large part of the investigation into the shooting death … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Steve King Blows Dog-Whistle: Ferguson Residents All Appear to Be From the Same Continent

It’s actually more of a bullhorn than a small dog-whistle. Iowa congressman Steve “Calves the Size of Cantaloupes” King (R) told Newsmax yesterday that racial profiling clearly isn’t a factor in Ferguson because they all look the same anyway. via … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Sipping Starbucks Smugly

I don’t care if it’s early. This is the Quote of the Day as far as I’m concerned. “Well I would invite Joe Scarborough to come down to Ferguson and get out of 30 Rock where he’s sitting and sipping … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Constructive Activity

Artist – Phil Hands In other news, Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) is apparently very upset because Congress hasn’t received a cost of living adjustment since 2008. Because it’s hard out here living off only $174,000 per year. Congress voted to … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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