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June 30, 2012

Bill Maher's off for a couple of months: His New Rules last night were a great sendoff

Just in case the first few minutes don't suck you in to watch it, stay anyway. Bill's take on why Romney should wait for his return to pick the VP nominee, and his assessment on the ones in the running, along with his suggestions for a few out of the box new candidates are worth waiting for in the finale.


June 29, 2012

Andy Borowitz reveals: John Roberts' birth certificate is a fake

JUNE 29, 2012
Trump Says John Roberts’ Birth Certificate is Fake
Traces Chief Justice’s Birth to Village in Kenya

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) – Controversy swirled around John Roberts today as billionaire Donald Trump claimed that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court had a fraudulent birth certificate.

Mr. Trump said that these are the findings of a team of personal investigators he retained just after ten o’clock yesterday morning.

According to these investigators, Justice Roberts, who claims to have grown up in Indiana, was actually born in a mud hut in a tiny rural village in Kenya.

Furthermore, Mr. Trump claimed, “So-called John Roberts’ father was a village witchdoctor who forced all of the villagers to submit to his shamanic treatments, whether they wanted them or not.”

While most of the mainstream media seemed skeptical of Mr. Trump’s allegations, Sean Hannity of the Fox News Channel called them “very concerning,” adding, “It’s time that the American people learned the truth about John Hussein Roberts.”

June 26, 2012

Went down to my local nearby brook to try a new shot for "down by the river"

It's an all but dried up place at the moment. I deleted all but this one shot:

What do you think I captured here?

June 25, 2012

This may look like a row of skeletons to you...

but they really are a perfect visual of Equality.

June 22, 2012

If you can watch it: Bill Maher lineup promises a fine show tonight! 10pm and 11pm EST HBO

Kirk Douglas
Mark Ruffalo
Nick Gillespie
Mort Zuckerman
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Rachel Maddow
June 19, 2012

Russia in color, a century ago

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With images from southern and central Russia in the news lately due to extensive wildfires, I thought it would be interesting to look back in time with this extraordinary collection of color photographs taken between 1909 and 1912. In those years, photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook a photographic survey of the Russian Empire with the support of Tsar Nicholas II. He used a specialized camera to capture three black and white images in fairly quick succession, using red, green and blue filters, allowing them to later be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns to show near true color images. The high quality of the images, combined with the bright colors, make it difficult for viewers to believe that they are looking 100 years back in time - when these photographs were taken, neither the Russian Revolution nor World War I had yet begun. Collected here are a few of the hundreds of color images made available by the Library of Congress, which purchased the original glass plates back in 1948.

It's my idea of something more than worth looking at


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