Via Billmon’s tweetstream, the National Memo highlights a strong contender for Charlie Pierce’s “Royal Regent of the Crazy People” award: Florida congressman Ted Yoho (R) was a relatively unheard-of veterinarian – that is, until he became one of the biggest upset winners of the 2012 election and landed a seat in Washington. Recently Representative Yoho […]
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Via Paul Constant, here’s George Takei: It’s been bubbling for some time, but the controversy over Russia’s draconian “gay propaganda” law has now boiled over.Last week, Russia’s Sports Minister confirmed that the country intends to enforce its laws against visiting LGBT athletes, trainers and fans, meaning anyone even so much as waving a rainbow flag […]
Promising news, from the NYTimes: Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator who captured the national spotlight with an 11-hour filibuster against restricting abortion rights, turned up in Washington on Monday with the news that she was considering a run for governor. “I can say with absolute certainty that I will run for one of two […]
Memo to Post staff: Effective immediately, no AC in newsroom, 13 hour shifts, work schedules at OUR discretion, metal detectors. Love, Jeff — billmon (@billmon1) August 5, 2013 The Amazon-Bezos underbelly, like Graham and Kaplan. Allentown Call could get Pulitzer. http://t.co/9na4TJb2dL — Thomas Edsall (@Edsall) August 6, 2013 Via Billmon, Ian Welsh: … Even though […]
John Dolan at NSFWCorp interviews Ian “David Koch” Murphy about his recent incarceration: Ian Murphy, notorious reporter and artist for The Buffalo Beast, just got out of the Erie County jail after being sentenced to 15 days for “disturbing a religious service,” the prosecutor’s dubious term for disorderly conduct/obscenity at an anti-gay demonstration. His real […]