Just Hillary Clinton and Amy Poehler last night, hangin’

Amy Poehler and United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attend the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME’S 100 Most Infuential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur)

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Things I’d like to see in real life


January Aurora Over Norway

Image Credit & Copyright: Bjørn Jørgensen

Photo for all the Ron Paul supporters

Ron Paul Photographed With Neo-Nazis [PIC]

Ron Paul was recently photographed with Don Black, director of the white nationalist Web site Stormfront, and his son, Derick. Paul has has been endorsed by several extremist groups, and has said that while he disowns them, he won’t disavow their support.

And, obviously, the Ron Paul Zealots won’t disavow that support either, no matter what that support stands for.

If you’re asking yourself “Well, really, how bad could it be?” about Paul and Stormfront and those newsletters, Don Black said this week that he did think Paul was “one of us,” but that Paul’s newsletters were a little over the top — that’s how bad.

Each ring was a person

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picturesofwar: “A U.S. soldier inspects thousands of gold wedding bands taken from Jews by the Germans and stashed in the Heilbronn Salt Mines, on May 3, 1945 in Germany.”

via: letterstomycountry

#OccupyWallStreet overhead photo of the LARGE NUMBER of demonstrators

UPDATE 10:18 AM MST: I’ve just been told this is a fake photo, and may be from the 2004 demonstrations against the GOP. If you know for sure or have links, please comment. Thanks!


Overhead view of the occupy wall street demonstrators.

How ridiculous that NPR tried to pretend that this protest didn’t “involve large numbers of people”. I’m glad that All Things Considered eventually (begrudgingly, after much arm twisting and angry letter writing) covered this, but the fact that it took so long and the justification for ignoring it was so blatantly untrue is just unacceptable.

(Photo thanks to Kevin Gonzales)

Curb stomping for Paul

Via TPM:

Recovering from her concussion and a sprained shoulder, the MoveOn activist assaulted in Kentucky last night, Lauren Valle, 23, spoke with reporters via conference call… Brian Beutler reports.

Lauren Valle also appeared on Countdown tonight:

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Via Charles Johnson / LGF:

A photo of Profitt with Rand Paul (h/t Gus 802):

The Rand Paul campaign has now issued a stronger statement on the incident:

“The Paul for Senate campaign is extremely disappointed in, and condemns the actions of a supporter last night outside the KET debate. Whatever the perceived provocation, any level of aggression or violence is deplorable, and will not be tolerated by our campaign. The Paul campaign has disassociated itself from the volunteer who took part in this incident, and once again urges all activists — on both sides — to remember that their political passions should never manifest themselves in physical altercations of any kind.”

And now Profitt has issued his statement: Rand Paul volunteer apologizes for scuffle.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A Rand Paul supporter is apologizing after he was seen on video stepping on a liberal activist’s head.

Tim Profitt, a volunteer with the Republican’s U.S. Senate campaign, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the camera angle made the scuffle Monday night appear worse that it was. He criticized police for not stepping in and says other supporters warned authorities about the activist.

Essentially, Profitt (who is obviously suffering from Low T as he feels 23-year-old girls with protest signs are a physical threat), is blaming the camera angle (for Valle’s concussion and sprained shoulder?) and blaming the police for not arresting her beforehand  (for protesting, for exercising her 1st Amendment rights?).

But Profitt will get to explain that camera angle in more detail soon since he was served with a criminal summons by Lexington police.


Hurricane Earl: Category Four


Astronaut Doug Wheelock tweeted this photo of Hurricane Earl from the International Space Station this morning. Follow the NASA astronauts on Twitter here.



Joe. My. God.