Author Archives: Mr. Brink

Afghan Captive Released

  Artist — Dan Wasserman In other events, The Niels Bugge Cartoon Award asked illustrators and cartoonists from around the world to submit drawings based on a basic theme: climate. “Oceans are in our hands,” the contest proclaimed, urging participants from 75 … Continue reading
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Posted in Afghanistan, Cartoons, Open Thread, President Obama | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Yummy! Delicious Black Tar Refreshments!

This is what your fake-sugar soda pop looks like when it’s boiled down: “The American Heart Association writes 180,000 annual deaths may be linked to the consumption of sugary soft drinks.” Drink up, America! (Do not) Continue reading
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Right Wing Conservatives Going Full-Honey Bunny Over Bowe Bergdahl

Chez wrote a piece this past week where he asks: “Has Twitter Become Too Toxic?” I think the answer to that is, yes. Yes, it has. Exhibit Q: Todd Kincannon is said to be “the chairman of the Simpsonville, South … Continue reading
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Posted in Afghanistan, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Republican Party, Wingnuts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Sen. Rand Paul’s Sick Sense Of Humor

Wingnuts were on parade for their annual convention in Fort Worth, Texas this past Friday (where the scooters and on-sight repairs were provided for a fee) and, while Senator Ted Cruz could have walked with the unofficial award for Most Fanatical, Jingoistic, … Continue reading
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Posted in Elections, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Foreign Policy, Rand Paul, Republican Party, Wingnuts, Worst Persons, WTF | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

The CIA Is Now On Twitter

The CIA has officially entered the realm of Twitter: We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet. — CIA (@CIA) June 6, 2014 Thank you for the @Twitter welcome! We look forward to sharing great #unclassified content … Continue reading
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Some Good News Out Of Legoland

Last year, as part of their new mini-figurine series, LEGO unveiled  Professor C. Bodin– “the first-ever female scientist in the company’s 81-year history.” As toys go, LEGOS have been almost exclusively marketed to boys over the years, but as it turns out, … Continue reading
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War in Afghanistan: End in Sight

Artist — Steve Benson In other news, same-sex marriage officially began in Illinois today. Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department has confirmed that “an American carried out the May 25 suicide bombing in Syria. It is believed to be the first time … Continue reading
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The Biggest Scandal Surrounding The VA Is The GOP

Just like to follow-up on an excellent commentary by Ashby this past Friday. When president Obama took office, there were 180,000 troops in Iraq– a war which he, like the now-resigned General Eric Shinseki, were both outspoken against in terms … Continue reading
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Posted in Afghanistan, Bush Legacy Project, Casualties, Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Foreign Policy, Government Shutdown, Iraq, Lying Liars, Military, Patriotism, President Obama, Republican Party, Wingnuts, Worse than Bush | Tagged | 8 Comments

The League Of Extraordinary Journalists

Last month, the story of the mysterious theft of the Sandy Hook memorial signs was picked up by news agencies and bloggers all around the world. The internet seemed to pause in collective disgust just long enough to remind itself … Continue reading
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Posted in Best Persons, Blogging, Conspiracy Theory, Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Glenn Greenwald, Heroes, Justice, Rand Paul, The Daily Banter, The Media | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Epic Denial

Artist — Adam Zyglis In other notable events, if anyone could convert aliens from an other world to Christianity, I think Pope Francis would have the best shot. Speaking on Monday during the homily at his daily morning Mass at … Continue reading
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Posted in Cartoons, Open Thread | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Attorney General Eric Holder With The Quote Of The Week

During his commencement address at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md. yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder broke the mold by addressing with courage and clarity the racial disparities in our criminal justice system and our instituted “policies that impede equal … Continue reading
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Posted in Quote, Racism, Republican Party, Wingnuts | Tagged | 3 Comments

Sen. Rand Paul Is All Buster

Via Time, Rand Paul returns to the national stage next week to reprise his most famous performance, filibustering a presidential nominee in a fight over the extrajudicial killing of American terrorists. Paul announced Thursday evening that he would filibuster the … Continue reading
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Posted in Drones, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Lying Liars, Rand Paul, Wingnuts | Tagged , | 10 Comments

Reince Priebus Wants To Know What Hillary’s Crazy Brain Has Accomplished

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus took to the world stage today on Meet The Press to go off on Hillary Clinton’s brain, age, and experience. When asked by David Gregory if it’s over the line attacking Hillary Clinton’s age and health, … Continue reading
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Posted in Elections, Hillary Clinton, Quote, Republican Party, Stupid Party | Tagged , | 14 Comments

Settled Science

Artist — Nate Beeler According to a recent Gallup poll, Republicans and the Tea Party have some hilarity in store for the state of democracy this year. Sen. Marco Rubio reiterated to ABC’s Jonathan Karl today that he’s still a “no” … Continue reading
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Posted in Cartoons, Michelle Obama, Open Thread, Poll, Rand Paul | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

A Civil War Letter To Mother

RNC Headquarters Washington D.C. 11 May 2014 Dearest Mother-Sister-Wife, I thought I would take the opportunity to write to you as a yearly reminder of my undying love, for you are the one who birthed me on the floor of … Continue reading
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Posted in Benghazi, Bigotry, Birthers, Civil War, Congress, Corporate Crime, History, Holiday Blogging, Koch Brothers, Racism, Republican Party, Stupid Party, Terrorism, Wingnuts | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Redefining Benghazi

Artist — Mike Luckovich An interesting little piece about President Obama addressing the media’s reporting of his foreign policy in an off-the-record discussion with reporters aboard Air Force One last week: NEW YORK — During a six-hour flight last week from … Continue reading
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Posted in Benghazi, Cartoons, Foreign Policy, Open Thread, President Obama | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Sen. Rand Paul Still Trying Really Hard To Prove He’s Not Racist

Senator Rand Paul, and best friend to the Civil Rights movement, posted this photo of himself standing with students of the West End School– “a free, private, college preparatory elementary and middle school for at-risk young men.” Enjoyed meeting with … Continue reading
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Al Gore Tells It Like It Is

In an interview published in Politico Magazine this past week, former President Vice President Al Gore talked about the challenges of making climate change the cause of our generation in the context of unprecedented amounts of money in politics, and … Continue reading
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Posted in Corporate Crime, Elections, Energy, Environment, Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Koch Brothers, Republican Party, Terrorism, The Media, Wingnuts | Tagged | 5 Comments

White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

  The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner was last night, celebrating 100 years, hosted by Joel McHale, who joked that he wasn’t the first choice to host the event, since Jimmy Fallon had other plans, or something. But, as usual, … Continue reading
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Posted in President Obama, The Media | Tagged | 3 Comments

The Man On The White Horse

Artist — Jack Ohman   In other Bizarro world newsworthy topics, Sarah Palin defended waterboarding and violent revolt this weekend, telling a meeting of annual NRA convention nuts last night that, “Waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.” “They obviously have … Continue reading
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Posted in Cartoons, Open Thread, Sarah Palin, Torture | Tagged , | 13 Comments