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Category Archive for 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'

Russ Baker over at WhoWhatWhy with a horrifying tale about the Oklahoma City bombing. As has become almost predictable, it seems a federal snitch was at the center of the story: As noted in Part 1 of this 2-part series, in early 1995, Tulsa Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents were eagerly preparing for a highly […]

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This is about as good a smoking gun as you’re gonna get: CBS News learned that in 2009, the Tulsa Sheriff’s Office launched an internal investigation to find out if Bates received special treatment during training and while working as a reserve deputy. They also investigated whether supervisors pressured training officers on Bates’ behalf. The […]

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Yay

To everyone who made the calls and signed the petitions: We did it! After months of fighting the headwinds of fierce opposition, Comcast has bowed to the inevitable and withdrawn its $45.2 billion merger agreement with Time Warner Cable. “Today, we move on,” Comcast chairman-CEO Brian Roberts said in a statement Friday. “Of course, we […]

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To go along with something like this. What a dirtball Arpaio is: PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio dropped a bombshell in court Thursday when he said his former lawyer had hired a private investigator to look into the wife of the federal judge presiding over a contempt of court case against the sheriff. […]

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This would seem reasonable, until you read about the many people in the military who have lost their careers and pensions for putting their genitalia in the vicinity of genitalia of someone other than their lawfully wedded spouses. And if I’m not mistaken, Patreus was one of the self-righteous assholes who insisted it happen: CHARLOTTE, […]

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In a story breathlessly headlined, “Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation as Russians Pressed for Control of Uranium Company,” the New York Times has doubled down on the clever insinuations of a masterful piece of right wing Truthiness. Look: I was a reporter. It’s not difficult to (intentionally or unintentionally) construct a story that is filled […]

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Oh, so that’s what happened to all that money! New Jersey rules require Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s administration to cancel investment contracts with firms whose officials raise or donate money to the governor’s political campaigns. But his administration has paid more than $16 million in pension fees to the financial firm that was led by […]

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In light of this week’s story about “Clinton Cash,” Digby had a good one in yesterday’s Salon where she points out this is far from the first time the “respectable” media merely regurgitated what they were fed by the right-wing propaganda mills. Let’s take a little stroll down Memory Lane, shall we? As early as […]

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When I read this piece yesterday, I thought, wow, here’s a guy who’s flying around in kazillionaires’ private jets, sitting in private boxes at high-profile sporting events and making ten times the median income in New Jersey (one of the wealthiest states) — and he’s poor mouthing? Seriously, dude? This is not going to endear […]

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Oh, come on. If he’s serving vegetarian food, it’s because it’s cheaper and the more profit there is for Joe’s pals! The bigoted blowhard sure does know how to distract people from his legal problems: Only a marketing magician like Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio could transform an all-vegetarian meal into a bunch of baloney. […]

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