Author Archives: Mr. Brink

Blow To Wingnuttery

Artist — Bill Day In related news, Mike Huckabee(R-Fox) reminds everyone that evolution is for the enlightened, of whom he is not. And after Republicans victoriously blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act this week in a huge victory for mostly white men … Continue reading
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Posted in Cartoons, Lying Liars, Open Thread, Republican Party, War On Women | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Pope Francis Crowd Surfs The Vatican Mosh Pit On Palm Sunday

Pope Francis, continuing to spread the gospel of denouncing everything conservative ideology represents by taking it to the streets and into the warm embrace of the masses:   And the Lord said, ‘take unto this “selfie,” and spread thine message … Continue reading
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Posted in Liberalism, Photography | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Great Save, Mr. President

Deplaning in Austin, Texas this past Thursday for the marking of the 50th anniversary of The Civil Rights Act at the LBJ Presidential Library, President Obama fought off aggressive wind gusts which were posing a direct threat to the honor … Continue reading
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Posted in Michelle Obama, Photography, President Obama | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Over Ten Million Enrolled Is The New “Failure”

  With the news of Secretary of Health and Human Services Katherine Sebelius resigning, now that she’s essentially saved the Affordable Care Act from: The relentless onslaught of GOP-led government shutdowns and threats of economic destruction, especially in the weeks … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Corporate Crime, Election 2014, Elections, Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Healthcare, Republican Party, Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Free Speech

Artist — Nate Beeler In other goings on, President Obama is set to sign executive orders supporting equal pay for women: Both executive orders mirror provisions of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which Congress has twice failed to pass. One would … Continue reading
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Senate Panel To Release Bush-era Torture Documents

It’s nice to be reminded that we do things differently now: WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to release parts of a hotly contested, secret report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations after 9/11, and the White House … Continue reading
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Posted in Far-right Intellectual Violence, George W. Bush, History, Iraq, Katrina, Military, President Obama, Republican Party, Security, Terrorism, Torture, Worse than Bush | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Greenwald and Snowden Now Appearing Via Orwellian Irony

At an Amnesty International conference this past week(This year’s theme: Protecting our polluted metadata lakes and privacy landfills from Wizards because child poverty, corporate power, concentrated wealth, voter suppression and women’s reproductive rights were just too specific), Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden appeared as … Continue reading
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Posted in FISA, Foreign Policy, Glenn Greenwald, Internet, NSA, Privacy, Technology, Telecommunications, WTF | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

‘Safety Guy’ GOP Lawmaker Gun Nut Shoots Hunting Buddy

Let’s just paint the portrait. You’re a lawmaker from Oklahoma, which naturally makes you a safety-first gun enthusiast and a weathered outdoorsman, championing freedom and liberty on the range for recreational food and male bonding. You take to the wilderness … Continue reading
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Posted in Gun Fetishists, Guns, Republican Party, Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Cover

Artist — Clay Bennett In related news, during his press conference this past Friday, the first since January, Governor Chris Christie, the last man to know anything about what his closest friends were up to, spoke about the motivations behind … Continue reading
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Good Luck With That, Republicans

Good luck this November explaining why these people don’t deserve healthcare insurance. Who says Americans don’t want health care? Check out people ready to get covered in this photo from Vegas. pic.twitter.com/p3MjNAZiFt — Tara McGuinness (@HealthCareTara) March 29, 2014 As … Continue reading
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Posted in Elections, Healthcare, White House | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

President Obama Meeting Pope Francis While Wingnuts Clown

This past week, President Obama met with Pope Francis for the first time and they seemed to really hit it off– famously:   President Obama said of the meeting, “I would say that the largest bulk of the time was … Continue reading
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Posted in Elections, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Healthcare, International Relations, President Obama, Rand Paul, Republican Party, White House, Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Obamacare vs. The Invincibles

Artist — Pat Bagley In other happenings, need to get away for spring break? NASA has the perfect intergalactic trip package for you. From the comforts of your desk chair, you can venture thousands upon thousands of light years into … Continue reading
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Posted in Cartoons, Open Thread | Tagged , | 2 Comments

President Obama and First Lady Taking It To The World

  First Lady Michelle Obama is in China on a goodwill tour– the first independent trip by the wife of a U.S. president to the country. During a speech to about 200 students at Peking University’s Stanford Center, she told … Continue reading
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Posted in Foreign Policy, Glenn Greenwald, International Relations, Internet, NSA, President Obama, Russia, Worse than Bush | Tagged | 10 Comments

Republican Party: America’s Worst Idea

What’s being called the “No More National Parks” bill, House Republicans are expected to vote this week to effectively shut down the spread of America’s best idea. Via Think Progress: Responding to President Obama’s decision last week to protect a … Continue reading
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Posted in Crazy Caucus, Environment, Far-right Intellectual Violence, National Parks, Republican Party, Stupid Party, WTF | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Rush Limbaugh Nominated For Author Of The Year

Oh, good grief. (CNN) - The Children’s Book Council and its Every Child a Reader program released on Thursday their author-of-the-year finalists for their annual Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards. Limbaugh is one of the four finalists, and his nomination … Continue reading
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Posted in Books, Drugs, Far-right Intellectual Violence, History, Lying Liars, Misogyny, Racism, Republican Party, Rush Limbaugh, Stupid Party, Wingnuts | Tagged | 6 Comments

This Was The Week Edward Snowden Went Full Max Headroom

Cult of personality: Arises when an individual uses mass media, propaganda, or other methods, to create an idealized and heroic public image, often through unquestioning flattery and praise. Russian translation: kulʾt líchnosti This past week, Edward Snowden made an appearance … Continue reading
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Posted in International Relations, Internet, NSA, Privacy, Technology, Telecommunications | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Don’t Tread On My Obamacare!

Organizing For Action is taking back the Gadsden flag for posterity and rescuing it from the dim-witted clutches of Tea Party loons who’ve hijacked the symbol and robbed it of all its worth since 2009. More like this, please: Wingnuts don’t … Continue reading
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Posted in Elections, Healthcare, President Obama, Wingnuts | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Thanks A Lot

Artist — Nick Anderson In related news, President Obama is set to introduce “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” debuting tonight on National Geographic Channel. In honor of the series debut, National Geographic.com has a fun little, build-your-own solar system activity to … Continue reading
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Marathon Spelling Bee Ends With “Definition?”

Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning? KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A marathon spelling bee finally has a conclusion — after nearly 100 rounds and two weeks of anticipation. On Saturday, the seventh-grader was declared the winner … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, WTF | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

SNL Channels President Obama’s Inner Tough Guy

To help negotiate a peaceful solution to the Russian invasion and occupation of Crimea, SNL enlisted the services of top negotiator, Liam Neeson, to remind Vladimir Putin and Right wing nut jobs everywhere what it would look like if President … Continue reading
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Posted in Foreign Policy, Patriotism, President Obama, Republican Party, Wingnuts | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment