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Did NBC hype Gabby Douglas as role model for … devoutly Christian young girls?

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2012

Last night I highlighted how NBC falsely was being accused of racism for running a promo for a new television series featuring a monkey after Bob Costas commented on Gabby Douglas’ Gold Medal win. There’s another aspect of the controversy. 

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How do you say “dog whistle” in Hebrew?

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2012

.translate Google to according כלב משרוקית Come on Andrea, call it a dog whistle. Because everyone you consider a dog hears it.

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Homemade Chick-fil-A

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2012

bumper sticker. From reader MKReagan: I thought you might enjoy this homemade Chik-Fil-A bumper sticker I spotted this AM, Bealls parking lot, Palm Coast FL. American ingenuity at its finest!

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Chicago Chick-fil-A Kiss-In protesters “chalk” homeless street preacher

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2012

I attended Friday night’s “Kiss-in” protest outside the only Chick-fil-A location in Chicago. The small group of between twenty to thirty protesters gathered outside the restaurant around 7pm. A few same-sex couples took the opportunity to kiss in public, as

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Saturday Night Card Game (NBC gets an itsy, bitsy taste of its own medicine)

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2012

NBC is being accused of racism because it ran a promo for a new series featuring a monkey after a segment in which Bob Costas talked about Gabby Douglas’ Gold Medal in gymnastics. Here’s the clip: The reaction on Twitter

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David Cicilline (D RI-01) buys votes the old fashioned way, with federal money

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2012

Disgraced former Mayor of Providence David Cicilline, who was forced to admit he lied to voters about Providence’s financial health when running for Congress in 2010, is out with a new television ad which is typical of how Rhode Island

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Will @RomneyResponse become the hunter?

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2012

The Romney campaign has started a Twitter rapid response user account @RomneyResponse and associated Tumblr site. Given how Twitter can move an issue in minutes, Team Romney is smart to get more active. John Nolte at Breitbart.com has some good advice,

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Re-elect me and expect a different result

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2012

From reader Paula: I really enjoy your blog, I don’t write much, or comment much, but I appreciate all you do! We are vacationing in Lincoln City, Oregon, and while we were down in Newport, Oregon, today, I saw these

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Adam Smith video – “Apologies and Clarifications”

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2012

I’m not sure this helps. After this, an apology without a lecture would have been better. I would suggest someone download it, because I have a feeling it will not be up long. (h/t walnutdoor17 in the Tip Line)

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Didn’t Build That

Posted by  ▪  August 3, 2012

Love and kisses from the RNC, via The Hill: The Republican National Committee (RNC) sent the Democratic National Committee (DNC) a birthday cake on Friday, but the DNC sent it back. The cake read “you didn’t bake this” over a

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Elizabeth #sillyforma Warren

Posted by  ▪  August 3, 2012

Very nice video production by Jack Gately appearing at Red Mass Group: Update:  You knew this was coming, from a columnist at The Nation:  ‘Boston Herald’ vs. Elizabeth Warren: Will Sexism Win?  Oh yes, because catching a candidate for Senate falsely claiming

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Carbonite CEO admits dropping Limbaugh hurt growth more than expected

Posted by  ▪  August 3, 2012

Carbonite famously dropped Rush Limbaugh on a Saturday Night at the height of the Sandra Fluke controversy.  Carbonite became the poster child for the Rush boycott movement organized by Media Matters, which coordinated the effort with so-called independent groups. At

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Another bad unemployment report

Posted by  ▪  August 3, 2012

Via The Wall Street Journal: The U.S. unemployment rate was rose to 8.3% in July and a broader measure ticked up to 15%, even as the economy added 163,000 jobs. Why the increase? The key reason is because the two

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Some dare call it looting

Posted by  ▪  August 3, 2012

We’ve seen plenty of plays on the “O” in words, but this bumper sticker is a double. From commenter martywd, a footnoted email: Today, when leaving our Public Library situated in a ‘burb just north of the *Bluest City in

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