Ray Rice

Ray Rice and the Innocence of Domestic Violence

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Last February, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice hit his fiance so hard that she got knocked unconscious. A video shows Rice trying to drag her body back to their room. Rice’s lawyer referred to the incident as “a minor physical altercation.” Rice pled not guilty and did not stand trial since it was his first offense. Then the NFL got involved, but not so anyone would notice.

Satanism v Hobby Lobby

Fighting Hobby Lobby with a Dose of Satanism

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Satanists seek religious exemptions from the counseling, evaluative, and informative processes that can often be required for women who seek an abortion or medical forms of contraception.

Michigan GOP

The Michigan GOP Super-Secret Spy Program (Video)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Michigan GOP have always been a special kind of nutty. But their latest stunt has a sort of James-Bond-after-dementia-has-set-in feel to it. This is a tale of two inept spies, one lost micro SD chip, and Michigan Republican debauchery.

Pro-Israel Talking Points

Five Pro-Israel Talking Points Debunked

Monday, July 28, 2014

Since the latest quarrel broke out in the Gaza Strip, we’ve been hearing the same old Pro-Israel talking points coming out of our corporate media and our national leaders. It is the same tired rhetoric that we’ve been hearing for years.

Israel in Gaza

Public Opinion is Shifting against Israel in Gaza

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Public opinion is turning on Israel and their tactics in the Occupied Territories. While the western media and our federal governments (Canada and the US in particular) continue to tow a staunchly pro-Israel line in their reporting and policies with the events unfolding in Gaza, public opinion is slowly turning the other way.

New York City

New York City Does Not Create Unhappiness.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A recent survey, spread wide among the fields of the internet, points to New York City as being populated with the most unhappy people. While I don’t doubt that New York contains a huge number of unhappy people, it’s incorrect to imply that it’s the city’s fault.

bush administration lawsuit

Bush Administration Lawsuit Hearing Scheduled for Sept. 11th

Friday, July 25, 2014

Last summer, Inder Comar, Esq. filed a lawsuit against the Bush Administration on behalf of Iraqi refugee plaintiff Sundus Shaker Saleh. It is a noble attempt to hold the Bush Administration accountable for war crimes and a case that Quiet Mike has been following from the beginning.

ukraine

Vladimir Putin has Backed Himself into a Corner

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A shaky Russian economy and overheated propagandist media coverage have put President Putin in the bind in which he now finds himself.

welfare

A Brief History of the Welfare State

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The conservatives of today often argue that government welfare programs are an invention of modern government, and are therefore the result of some systematic, liberal plot to reduce the foundations of western civilization to a pile of smoking rubble. In truth, welfare has existed in many societies dating back thousands of years.

Tony Dungy

The Misplaced Morals of Tony Dungy

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tony Dungy, the first African American coach to win a Super Bowl, when questioned about the drafting of an openly gay player made it perfectly clear: Hate still exists in the NFL. Recently Dungy stated on national television that he “wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam.” Why? “Because things will happen.”