‘Honey Boo Boo’: That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore

Among the many crimes against humanity that TLC, this country’s most socially irresponsible channel, has inflicted upon viewers, perhaps Toddlers & Tiaras is the worst. Well, until the breakout star of that show — a precocious/annoying child named Alana but better known as Honey Boo Boo Child, who is pageant-whored-out by her obese mother, June — got her own series. It’s appropriately titled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

The third episode airs at 10 p.m. Wednesday if you want to help reduce the worth of the world by watching it. No pressure.


Oh lord, I am SO happy I don’t have cable.

Michele Bachmann’s Compelling Logic: Obama Is ‘Extremely Wealthy’ So Vote Romney


Wow. It’s hilarious that the GOP hangs so much of their message out-of-context remarks from Obama, when their own foot soldiers blurb out complete insanity that doesn’t even require editing.

RT @LOLGOP: Hard to believe that a grown man who would comfort a terminally ill child wants to prevent 40 million Americans from getting health care.

RT @LOLGOP: Here’s why Clint is a huge problem for the GOP: They meant to create a parody of Obama. Instead they created a parody of a Romney voter.

RNC lit by socialist light bulbs

The radical leftist environmental agenda has managed to insinuate itself, even here. The enclosed walkway connecting the two main sites of the Republican National Convention is lit by hundreds of energy-efficient red, white and blue compact fluorescent light bulbs, which are destroying our freedom, according to Republicans. GOP lawmakers rallied around a bill that opposing “the little, squiggly, pig-tailed” bulbs, as sponsor Rep. Joe Barton called them (Barton is best know for apologizing to BP during the oil spill).

Why does the RNC hate our freedom?

Sidewalk-Free Illinois Neighborhood Arresting Scores of Black Pedestrians

It’s amazing what kinds of telling data a Freedom of Information Act request can turn up. Dynamics between black residents of Champaign-Urbana Illinois and the police have been fraught in recent years since the police shooting of an unarmed teen there. Local reporter Jeff Kelly Lowenstein decided to use FOIA to take a deeper look at the arrest statistics in the metro area and got his hands on the details of every single arrest over the course of the five years between 2007 and 2011. He found striking patterns of discrimination.

There’s one block in Champaign Illinois where more black people have been arrested for jaywalking than the total number of white people arrested in the entire city. Champaign-Urbana has a 16 percent black population, but 88 percent of jaywalking tickets went to black people in Champaign and an even higher percentage in Urbana. Lowenstein took his camera down to the 1500 block of Hedge Road in Champaign—the epicenter of jaywalking arrests in the city—to talk to residents. He found frustrated people and streets with no sidewalks.


Maddow: Democratic Voter Registration ‘Devastated’ in Florida


“…there’s a real strategy here. One is suppression, the other is frustration of minority voters. Not just stopping them from voting, discourage them because it’s so hard to do. In states like Pennsylvania, you have to go back to the cities of your birth in South Carolina, and you have to come up with the documentation.”

The Republican strategy of making it impossible to vote has been working beautifully. Take a look at this case study in Florida to see what dramatic effect their efforts have had on Democratic voter registration. It’s astonishing.

Film, food and fun

The numbers behind the ninth annual D.C. Shorts Film Festival are staggering: 140 films under 20 minutes long, 27 countries, four venues, eight chefs, 16 showcases, 11 days, five parties and six screenplays staged by local actors. Luckily, Jon Gann and his talented colleagues have it under control and their excellent website guides audience members easily through the festival.


UK firemen called to rescue cow stuck up a tree


“The vet checked the cow over and it seemed reasonably happy and relatively unscathed.”