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Sen. Stevens’ Internet Ignorance Goes Viral

Check out a glorious techno mash-up song of Sen. Ted Stevens’ instantly infamous speech last week on Internet technologies, in which the 85-year-old chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee—which is debating Net Neutrality—betrayed his woefully inadequate grasp of Net fundamentals.
(h/t: Crooks and Liars)

Posted on Jul 11, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Rep. Barney Frank

Rep. Barney Frank Rails Against Anti-Gambling Bill

The Democratic congressman from Massachusetts slams the GOP for its attempt to legislate morality in the realm of online poker (while Republicans hypocritically protect other forms of gambling). Money quote: “If we were to outlaw for adults everything that college students abuse we would all just sit at home and do nothing!”

Posted on Jul 11, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Colbert and Flag Freezing

Colbert’s Method of Flag Disposal

The “Colbert Report” host has a novel method for getting rid of unserviceable U.S. flags…

  • Watch it.

  • Posted on Jul 10, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Bush the robot

    Bush’s Mysterious Bulge, Explained

    Remember the unexplained shape visible under Bush’s jacket during the 2004 debates? A German TV station has solved the mystery: It’s Bush’s gas tank. Check out this very funny satirical riff on “Bush, the puppet.”

    Posted on Jul 10, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Bikini slideshow

    An Illustrated History of the Bikini

    Sure, the FCC may be cracking down on indecency, but if you want to see how far society has come in that department, check out this Victorian-era “bathing machine,” a hut on wheels that protected bathers from public scrutiny until they were far enough from shore to avoid being observed.

    Posted on Jul 10, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Caroll and Coulter

    Carolla Hangs Up on Coulter

    The radio talk show host hung up on the right-wing hatemonger when she called in to his show late. Carolla: “I don’t have time for bitches.”
    Amen, brother. Hopefully radio and TV hosts will extend this by not inviting her on their shows in the first place….

    Posted on Jul 9, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Ned to Joe

    Lamont Fends Off Lieberman With Fox News Sword

    Cute moment in Thursday’s debate in Connecticut’s Dem. Senate primary race: Sen. Lieberman tried to interrupt challenger Ned Lamont and Lamont silenced him by saying “...this isn’t Fox News, sir.”

    Posted on Jul 7, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Who Killed the Electric Car

    The Next Must-See Documentary

    Check out the new movie that The New York Times calls “a prosecutorial examination of the role of oil companies, the automobile industry and the Bush administration (them again) in stymieing the development of emission-free electric vehicles.”

     

    Posted on Jul 6, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Ann Coulter and Keith Olbermann

    Olbermann Talks to Coulter Plagiarism Spotter

    The guy who used special computer software to catch Coulter’s pilfering said there were so many instances of misappropriations that he had to quit before his “eyes start to bleed.”

    Posted on Jul 6, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Seymour Hersh

    Sy Hersh: War Planners Have No Hard Targets in Iran

    The investigative journalist par excellence tells CNN that many higher-ups in the Pentagon have grave concerns about the White House’s military designs in Iran.

    Posted on Jul 4, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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