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Andy Kindler’s Just For Laughs State of the Industry Address 2014

Andy Kindler’s Just For Laughs State of the Industry Address 2014

Every year, comedian Andy Kindler delivers the State of the Industry Address at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. It’s one of the biggest highlights of the weeks long festival as fellow comedians, agents, managers, producers, media and more gather to listen intensely to Kindler, who has made complaining into a comedic art […]

Senator: Climate Change is Fake Because Mars is Warming Too

Senator: Climate Change is Fake Because Mars is Warming Too

Earlier this month, Kentucky State Senator Brandon Smith (R-Hazard) argued that climate change on Earth is impossible because Mars is warming up and “we all agree” that Mars and Earth have “exactly the same temperature.” Except “we” don’t. Because the planets don’t. And did we mention this Senator has vested financial interest in preventing EPA […]

Virtual Bummer

Virtual Bummer

A woman peers through goggles embedded in a large black helmet. Forest sounds emanate from various corners of the room: a bird chirping here, a breeze whispering there. She moves slowly around the room. On the wall, a flat digital forest is projected so observers can get a rough idea of her surroundings, but in […]

If the Left Wants Scapegoats, Just Look in the Mirror

If the Left Wants Scapegoats, Just Look in the Mirror

Thomas Frank is convinced that Barack Obama single-handedly prevented America from becoming the lefty paradise it was on course for after the financial meltdown of 2008: The Obama team, as the president once announced to a delegation of investment bankers, was “the only thing between you and the pitchforks,” and in retrospect these words seem […]

John Oliver Steps Up on ‘Last Week Tonight’

John Oliver Steps Up on ‘Last Week Tonight’

Any man who can make Right Said Fred politically resonant is clearly doing something right. And John Oliver is such a man. He certainly dreamed up a novel way to trash Syria’s Bashar al-Assad on his HBO show, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver . After news reports that the dictator downloaded iTunes tracks from […]

The Dirty Truth About CNBC’s Rick Santelli

The Dirty Truth About CNBC’s Rick Santelli

Rick Santelli had another meltdown on CNBC this week. Who is Rick Santelli? Lee Fang writes for the Nation Magazine, and he tells us the truth about CNBC’s Rick Santelli and who is funding him:

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Is Now Going To Lose In November

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Is Now Going To Lose In November

The Wall Street Journal is now reporting: More than 100 Republican former officeholders, elected officials and past party officials endorsed the Democratic opponent of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback Tuesday, the latest sign of re-election troubles for one of the nation’s most conservative governors. How did this happen? What’s the matter with Kansas? Governor Sam Brownback […]

Pope Francis Says, “About 2% of Catholic Priests Are Child Molesters”

Pope Francis Says, “About 2% of Catholic Priests Are Child Molesters”

The BBC is reporting that Pope Francis has told a reporter that “about 2%” of his priests are child molesters. What’s truly astounding is not the number, but that Francis seems to be the first Pope willing to confront the problem head on through transparency.    Pope Frances conducted the interview last Thursday with La Repubblica which has published […]

Moments After GOP Introduces Bill To Shut Down EPA Congress Shuts Down Due To Asbestos Scare

Moments After GOP Introduces Bill To Shut Down EPA Congress Shuts Down Due To Asbestos Scare

Late Wednesday, Republican Congressman Sam Graves introduced H.R. 5034 also known as the “Stop The EPA Act.” Debate on the bill couldn’t take place the next day when the Capitol Building had to be shut down after inspectors feared asbestos had leaked into the air. You’d think Congress could pass a bill that makes them […]

Joan Rivers “Not a Nice Person,” Says Hollywood Union Official

Joan Rivers “Not a Nice Person,” Says Hollywood Union Official

Joan Rivers is not a nice a person according to a spokesperson for the Writers Guild of America. Melodie Shaw, field representative and organizer for The Writers Guild of America West, said that Rivers verbally abused the writers on E’s Fashion Police after they approached her about joining a union. Shaw said this during an […]

Sarah Palin Attacks Boehner For Not Impeaching President Obama

Sarah Palin Attacks Boehner For Not Impeaching President Obama

  Sarah Palin started the week expressing interest in being one of the hosts of The View. She told THR: I hear everyone recently got canned from ‘The View’, maybe a show like that needs a punch of reality and a voice of reason from America’s heartland to knock some humble sense into their scripts. […]

The Party of Lincoln Is For Slavery

The Party of Lincoln Is For Slavery

The Republicans are pretty good at disguising what their end game truly is. But those core beliefs fly under the radar because Republicans get plenty of help from sane, rational and decent people like you and me who simply refuse to accept that anybody could be so craven as to believe some Americans deserve to be poor. […]

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