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Category Archive for 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'

Of course he filed for bankruptcy! This is the guy who funded the Swift Boat Veterans attack on John Kerry. Karma’s a bitch, huh? Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) — Sam Wyly, the U.S. businessman who may have to forfeit as much as $400 million after being found liable for using offshore trusts to hide stock holdings […]

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Not that Dems are never indicted, of course, but Republicans are frequently notable for the sheer depth and width of their crimes: Mike Hubbard, speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives and a powerful leader in the state Republican Party, has been indicted by a grand jury and charged with 23 counts, including using his […]

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I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that one of the subjects is a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts: As chairman of the Republican Governors Association, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has helped Charlie Baker with millions of dollars worth of ads supporting his Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign. But that’s not the only way he may be […]

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The terrorist group that the American media never talks about: Numerous sources in Israel-Palestine are reporting that an Israeli settler ran over two young Palestinian girls with a car, killing 5-year-old Enas Shawkat and injuring the other, in a terrorist attack at a kindergarten in the occupied West Bank today, near Ramallah. The exact details […]

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What is the big fucking deal? People are poor now, more people than ever. Yes, they have jobs — shitty jobs. Most likely, more than one job, which might make it look better than it is. People are killing themselves, running just to stay afloat. Do they want medals? Fuck these cheerleaders, the people in […]

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I read things like this and I think, “Yeah, there’s going to be a revolution.” We don’t know when, and we don’t know what will light the fuse, but it’ll happen. Because they’re just too fucking greedy to let it go on: On the morning of Jan. 29, construction workers were building a seawater pipe […]

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I will never, ever understand the way conservatives think, not in a million years: Prosecutors in Charleston, South Carolina are arguing that the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law doesn’t apply in the case of domestic abuse victims who strike out against people they live with. You see, it’s for intruders, and it really wouldn’t be […]

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Feel the love! The City Council of Worcester, Mass., a 180,000-person city in central Massachusetts, is attempting to block Comcast from entering the area, the Telegram & Gazette reports. Comcast, the largest cable provider in the U.S., is gunning for a cable television license in the city as part of its purchase of Time Warner […]

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Who could have guessed that the CIA would have tried to influence the outcome of an investigation into something that showed signs of CIA involvement? WASHINGTON — It was nearly four decades ago that Eddie Lopez was hired by a congressional committee to reinvestigate the 1963 murder of President John F. Kennedy, a role that […]

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Holy shit

I wonder if any other companies are doing this. This is really shocking: Los Angeles • The nation’s second-largest chain of rent-to-own furniture and appliance stores has agreed to pay $28.4 million to settle a case in which it allegedly violated California’s consumer protection and privacy laws, state Attorney General Kamala Harris said Monday. Aaron’s […]

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