The BRAD BLOG http://bradblog.com Because it's not about Right or Left, it's about Right and Wrong! Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:42:58 +0000 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 en 'True the Vote' Founder Says She's 'Not a Victim', Just Subject of U.S. Government 'Inquisition' "I am not a victim," Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of the Rightwing voter suppression group calling themselves "True the Vote" told members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning. It was an odd turn of phrase given all that came before it in her testimony, both written and oral, ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11027 'Green News Report' - January 29, 2015   IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: U.S. pipelines now rupturing faster than we can keep track of them; So, U.S. Senate passes Keystone XL bill with Dem help; Obama's India trip a boost for US nuclear industry; IMF calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies; PLUS: Some good news: fracking banned in ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11026 2-Vote Margin, 15 Rejected Legit Ballots, 1 Notorious Election Official: KPFK 'BradCast' If you were looking for a fresh reminder as to why Vote-by-Mail is a terrible idea, why provisional ballots are not the same as actually casting a vote, and why there needs to be more accountability for and oversight of election officials, today's BradCast on KPFK/Pacifica Radio should fit the ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11025 Dinesh D'Stupid: 'Intellectual Wing of the Conservative Movement' On Global Warming As our friend Digby noted after re-tweeting this genius/grifter/federal felon: "I just wanted to share some thoughts from the intellectual wing of the conservative movement"... According to liberal reasoning, the true and obvious cause of massive snow blizzards is...global warming!— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) January 27, 2015 If hot summers demonstrate global warming, ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11024 BMW Super Bowl Ad: 'What is Internet Anyway?' Prepping for today's BradCast (in which we'll be covering a fascinating election contest concerning a two vote margin, several questionably tossed provisional and mail-in ballots, and an election official with a notorious past), so I've only got time to pop this item very quickly for now. It's an upcoming SuperBowl ad ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11023 'Green News Report' - January 27, 2015   IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hits, misses and hype in a not-so-historic Blizzard 2015!; The influence of global warming on the storm, with a 100% chance of denial; U.S. Interior Dept. to expand offshore drilling, as another pipeline explodes in West Virginia; PLUS: Obama calls on Republicans to permanently protect the ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11022 Senate Repubs Call Founder of Fake 'Voter Fraud' Group to Testify at Real AG Nomination Hearings While it's amusing enough that former CBS News reporter Sharyl "BENGHAZI!!!" Attkisson has been scheduled by Republicans to appear at this week's Senate confirmation hearings of U.S. Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, another "expert witness" called by Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans is, arguably, even more absurd. Catherine Engelbrecht, the founder of ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11021 Sorry, Fox, But No 'News' Is Good News There's a reason why we always refer to Fox "News" here with quotes around that second word. Simply put, they're not a news outlet, they're a Republican propaganda outlet. That's fine, but it ain't news. Looks like the White House may have finally developed their own quiet version of that, ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11019 It's BRAD BLOG's Eleventh Anniversary! The BRAD BLOG is now 11 years old! Seriously. And holy crap. I can't thank all of our readers enough -- not to mention all of our many content contributors over the years -- for all you've done to help support our work here over so many years. While 11 years is ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11020 Republicans Remove 'Civil, Human Rights' From Name of U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee While the specific names of U.S. Senate and House committees don't always foretell precisely what very specific areas they may oversee or regard as their own purview, the renaming of such a committee by its new chair, as is occasionally done at the start of a new session, particularly when ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11018