Leonard Pitts, Jr., goes to the no-go zone.

Fox is, after all, the network of death panels, terrorist fist jabs, birtherism, anchor babies, victory mosques, wars on Christmas and Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. It’s not just that it is the chief global distributor of unfact and untruth but that it distributes unfact and untruth with a bluster, an arrogance, a gonad-grabbing swagger, that implicitly and intentionally dares you to believe fact and truth matter.

Many of us have gotten used to this. We don’t even bother to protest Fox being Fox. Might as well protest a sewer for stinking.

Follow the link. Read the rest.

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Be polite in the produce aisle.

Police say they have taken one man into custody in connection with the incident. He is identified as 59-year-old Gerry Good of Gibsonia.

He is facing charges of two counts of simple assault and two counts of recklessly endangering another person.

“What had happened, the man shopping in Giant Eagle bent over to pick something up, he was wearing a fanny pack and had a .380 inside his fanny pack, when he bent over that fell on the floor and discharged, striking two other people inside the store with debris,” Chief Robert Amann, of Northern Regional Police, said.

Guns and stupid, always a perfect combination. And they go together so often.

Via Southern Beale.

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Daniel Ruth is doing his homework before hitting the hustings. A snippet:

For my part, I’ve been studying Apocalypse Now, The Shining, Blue Velvet and Joan Crawford’s biography for tips on how to be certifiably loopy on the Republican primary debate circuit.

I figure if I show up on the stump decked out like George Washington, demand a return to the pelt standard, call for an electrified 300-foot-tall border fence (land mines optional) and the repeal of Obamacare in favor of a universal national health care system providing free Vaseline petroleum jelly for every true American, I’m at least halfway up Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Really, now.

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Tony Norman. Just read it.

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Johann Sebastian Bach:

It’s easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.

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The Uber mentality goes rogue.

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I was wondering whether it was time to retire “Dustbiters,” but another one bit the dust.

ain’t no more.

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Boy reading a science book with a flashlight under the covers.  Republcan father bursts in and boy says,

Via Job’s Anger.

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Honest to Pete, you can’t make this stuff up.

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A South Carolina man is facing narcotics charges after police last night found him in possession of a bag of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, specifically a “New England Patriots drug pipe.”

No word on whether the pipe was properly inflated.

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More parental politeness.

Police say the boy was at his home in the 1600 block of Norton Street when he went into a bedroom where his father was sleeping and found a handgun. The boy’s mother told police she was awake in the living room when the boy went to the same room as his father to go to bed.

The mother told police approximately 10 minutes later she heard a single gunshot. The boy’s father awoke to find his son injured from a gunshot wound to the head.

Having more guns lying about will, no doubt, eliminate such events in the future. At least, so says the NRA.

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I’ve been wondering whether something like this would happen.

The Virginia State Bar announced today it has suspended former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s law license effective Jan. 29.

The bar’s Disciplinary Board decided the suspension as a result of McDonnell’s conviction on 11 federal corruption charges, according to a public notice. His license was already administratively suspended because McDonnell hasn’t paid his dues since mid-October 2014, it said.

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Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney pointing at each other and saying,

Via Job’s Anger.

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David Hume:

The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster.

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Sean Mullen peers though the smoke and sees some good news.

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Contrary to what you might think, there are only three Star Wars movies. Any others are counterfeit.

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Parent politeness is paramount.

Kevin Ahles had left his 2-year-old son, Kaleb, in the front seat of the car and returned to carrying boxes in preparation for a family move to Hernando County. Kaleb somehow crawled across the seat and opened the glove compartment, where his father kept a .380-caliber handgun, deputies said.

Kaleb then lifted the gun, turned it so that it faced his chest and squeezed the trigger.

This is gun nut paradise writ large.

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Always a good policy.

I can’t help wondering whether the secret sauce in gunnuttery is the wish to kill someone, anyone, just to see what it feels like.

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