Last of Mo. National Guard leaves Ferguson

As calm persists in Ferguson following several days of unrest, security has begun to wind down. Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson said the last Missouri National Guard members left Wednesday, and the physical command center in a Target parking lot has been broken down. Read more

Ferguson Police Accused in Lawsuit of Excess Force

Missouri residents sued the city of Ferguson and St. Louis County, claiming police violated their civil rights by using excessive force in response to protests over an officer’s killing of teenager Michael Brown. Read story

Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46

On February 2, 2014, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment, of an apparent drug overdose. Hoffman was in a longstanding relationship with costume designer Mimi O’Donnell. They met while working on the 1999 play “In Arabia We’d All Be Kings,” which Hoffman directed. They had a son born in

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Christie’s Political Career Unraveling

A few weeks ago, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was a top contender in the GOP to be the next President of the United States of America. Now there’s a good chance, Christie won’t make it through his second term as governor. And even if Christie isn’t run out of office over the George Washington

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Fox News wants to chat about Benghazi, not Christie

Fox News doesn’t want to cover the Chris Christie scandal and would much rather talk about President Obama’s “scandals.” Here’s a headline today on Fox News. “Christie crackdown ups scrutiny over Obama’s scandal response” Yes, let’s talk about Obama’s scandals. Once you’re on Fox News, you don’t have to go far because Benghazi is the

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How to create a maintenance page for Apache web server

Apache web servers have been a part of my life for nearly two decades. While Apache and the web has certainly changed a lot since 1995, one of the things that never changes is that at some point I’m going to need to toss up a maintenance page for one of my websites. Doing a

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Political Terrorism

Here’s a fun fact. The 21st century Republican Party is a terrorist political organization. The problem for the GOP is that they can’t win elections. The solution is not to come up with more compelling policies. No, the Republican Party has decided that rather than worry about winning elections, they’ll just take a few hostages

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Dealing with Crazy

For as long as there have been humans there have been crazy humans. That we can not change. But we also can’t ignore it. People, particularly adults, and more specifically male adults, are slipping through the cracks of our fragile mental health care system. And the result is that many, many innocent people are gunned

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Alyssa Milano Sex Tape

“Who’s The Boss” star, Alyass Milano, releases sex tape. Exclusive #8-> Alyssa Milano Sex Tape from Alyssa Milano

Drupal: How to hide “View” and “Edit” tabs on node page

I needed to get rid of the “View” and “Edit” tabs from the node view page in Drupal 7. Even though the tabs are only for logged in users who can edit the particular node, I had another user interface to do that sort of thing. I actually find it annoying that Drupal even makes

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Hispanic gay voter welcomed by GOP, sort of

BUTTE, Mt. — Republicans help Alberto Garcia register to vote. On Saturday the Montana state Republican party held a fundraiser. They ate hot dogs, chugged sugar water and listened to meandering speeches about socialism and how the end is near. They also registered folks to vote and Alberto Garcia was one of those voters. “Normally

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FACT: Glenn Greenwald is a journalist

“I’m going to settle this once and for all. Glenn Greenwald is a fucking journalist.” “Anyone who disagrees with me is an idiot.” “And does one need to be a journalist to speak Truth to Power?”

We’ve always been crazy, so who cares

Yep, we’re all crazy. Nothing is new. All of the problems we face today are the exact same problems of the past. There’s nothing we can do about it. Both political parties do it. Everyone’s a bad parent. No one else uses a turn signal. It makes us feel better when read about how other

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Stupid Racist Republicans Don’t Get It

What really pisses me off about Republicans is that they are incapable of complex thought. That’s not entirely fair, some of them are capable of complex thought, they just prefer to avoid it. For conservatives, every issue has been boiled down to some nugget of horse shit that they can then feed to the chattel

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Embattled Governor Hires High-powered DC Lawyer

You know you’re in trouble when you find yourself looking up Emmet Flood’s phone number. Flood is a high-priced DC lawyer that is good at getting powerful people out of sticky situations. Flood represented President Bill Clinton during his impeachment proceedings. He was also deputy White House counsel to President George W. Bush. Now good

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Cuccinelli to Skip “Left Wing” Debate

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli wants to be governor of the Commonwealth. He’s running against Democrat Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe, the former head of the Democratic National Committee, has agreed to the debate proposed by the AARP Virginia and League of Women Voters. When asked by a reporter why Cuccinelli declined the debate invitation. “Oh, the

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July 9, 2013: The Social Wars

Now that the Supreme Court is cool with gay people getting married, challenges to state bans on gay matrimony are now underway. The newest state challenge is in Pennsylvania. HuffPost. New York Times. On Monday a federal judge granted a temporary restraining order on a new Wisconsin law restricting access to abortion. The law, which Wisconsin

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$6 Billion to Run Your Car on Corn

As everyone knows, ethanol is a scam. First of all, it never makes sense to take what should be a food crop and turn it into energy. It’s a fools errand. But that’s what government mandated ethanol does. The mandate creates a market for more than a third of all US corn production every year

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Can I Rub Your Belly?

It’s trending. Republican lawmakers in several states have passed, or tried to pass, bills requiring that a doctor squirt lube all over a woman’s stomach and then rub it with a wand, all before allowing her to have an abortion. Now that’s government action. Let’s pass a similar law, but for guns. If you want

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The New York Times Sucks

The New York Times botched a story today, which is why the New York Times sucks — today. The headline of the story is “Dispute Over Budget Deepens a Rift Within the G.O.P..” It’s a rather dry story about the federal budget and internal squabbling among Republicans in Congress. However, in the story the New

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