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Milton Wolf, GOP candidate for U.S. Senate, interviewed re: posting patient X-rays online.

http://cjonline.com/news/state/2014-02-22/doctors-x-ray-postings-unsettling

Video is embedded at the link.

Wolf comes across as a total douche and tries to play it off like he was doing something educational instead of just being a mocking POS (which is rather obvious). Totally dishonest and makes no effort to owning up to a mistake and being a disrespectful dipshit.

But don't let me prejudice you, watch the video yourself!
Posted by Mayberry Machiavelli | Tue Feb 25, 2014, 10:37 PM (0 replies)

Rest in Peace, Philip Seymour Hoffman.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/02/showbiz/philip-seymour-hoffman-obit/index.html

One of the most prolific and consistently excellent actors of recent times. I really enjoyed his supporting role in "The Ides of March" and thought he was funny as hell as the lackey in "The Big Lebowski".
Posted by Mayberry Machiavelli | Sun Feb 2, 2014, 02:10 PM (12 replies)

Everyone should watch "The Act of Killing", now on Netflix Streaming.

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/The_Act_of_Killing/70271652?trkid=13641907

It's about as unlikely a film as you'll ever see, an "bearing witness" to atrocities, but the ones bearing witness are the perpetrators, who have never seen any justice and in fact are a type of hero/celebrity in their society (Indonesia) because they are the victors in the coup/civil war.

It kind of defies description but is probably unlike anything you've ever seen.
Posted by Mayberry Machiavelli | Sun Jan 19, 2014, 03:25 PM (2 replies)

Uniforms for this year's Army/Navy game unveiled:

http://www.capitalgazette.com/multimedia/photos/sports/army-navy-uniforms/collection_f668ee6a-2811-5631-a79d-9637ceff7468.html

I'm partial to the Navy one but they're both pretty awesome.
Posted by Mayberry Machiavelli | Wed Nov 27, 2013, 08:50 PM (2 replies)

Enjoy a Colbert Thanksgiving!

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/430770/november-21-2013/guess-who-s-coming-to-thanksgiving-dinner-
Posted by Mayberry Machiavelli | Wed Nov 27, 2013, 01:40 PM (1 replies)

Are there ANY news stories about people getting insurance (Medicaid or exchange) for the first time?

Because of the ACA?

Because I sure haven't seen any.

Why is this not considered notable in any way, or is it too "dog bites man"? I mean it seems like this should merit at least 5% of the media space but it seems more like zero.
Posted by Mayberry Machiavelli | Thu Nov 21, 2013, 08:42 PM (1 replies)

Confederate Flag Guy will wind up being GOP poster boy for the 2013 Shutdown in the history books.



And it couldn't be more appropriate.
Posted by Mayberry Machiavelli | Sat Oct 19, 2013, 12:27 AM (19 replies)

Re: Lonegan and Cuccinelli - this is what the GOP nom process produces?

In Blue or Purple states?

Really?
Posted by Mayberry Machiavelli | Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:03 PM (0 replies)

ASSUMING Boehner takes the walk of shame today and floors the Senate bill...

And it gets passed by mostly Democrats and some Republicans, with the Tea Party types sulking on the sidelines...

Can we assume that this was pretty much his plan all along, recognizing that the Tea Party idiots were never going to vote for anything reasonable?

And that it was never going to happen before the very last day because otherwise he didn't "try hard enough"?
Posted by Mayberry Machiavelli | Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:34 AM (8 replies)

I'm starting to get increasingly concerned about the news coverage of the shutdown and debt ceiling.

What I'm seeing from CNN and CBS and the like when I flip channels are a lot of stories that do nothing to label the bullshit crises as forced upon us by the GOP. Instead, "Shutdown: Obama still won't negotiate with GOP" followed by Boehner mouthing a bunch of talking points.

Even if it was just labeled as "the Tea Party initiated shutdown/showdown" or whatever that would set the context.

If you watch news junkie shows like Maddow or Chris Hayes you will see good explanations of what is happening, but the big news organ reporting just seems lazy and full of the bogus "both sides suck" fake balance we've become so used to.

I worry that this kind of coverage will lead to an increasing perception over time that both parties are somehow equally responsible to compromise instead of seeing this as a hijacking or hostage taking by sore GOP losers who can't get the seats and votes they need to accomplish their goals through accepted means. I am legitimately worried about this.
Posted by Mayberry Machiavelli | Mon Oct 7, 2013, 09:17 PM (12 replies)
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