Boston Marathon Bomb Hoaxer’s Brother Speaks Out: “If You Want To Better Know Another Madman, You Have Certainly Begun Your Trials.”
With his parents’ blessing, TJ Edson agreed to answer some questions for us. Here are the very candid things he had to say about his brother, mental illness and the incident at the Boston Marathon:
- "It is setting in for me that all that is being debated on with his actions will not matter in a ridiculously short time. The next distraction and trench warfare debate that pops up will have you forget this in no time. Just you haters watch. See how long your focus can be maintained on anything at all."
- "Kevin first experienced a manic episode at 19. He was experimenting with some psychedelics and was soon a manic mess."
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, not surprisingly, has few fans among the conservative media, but for most of his tenure, has managed to avoid the sort of unhinged reactions that his predecessor, Robert Gibbs, provoked. This week, though, a charming little style-section profile in Washingtonian Mom set the conservative blogs frothing over everything from Carney’s apparently overflowing pantry, to his magical book collection, to his home podium setup, but most of all, his… anti-Nazi decorations? Why do conservatives love Nazis?
Hammerin’ Hank Aaron, Atlanta Braves Senior Vice President and true Major League Baseball home run king, got to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day by opening up racist hate mail prompted, ironically, by his remembrances of the blistering racism he endured as he chased down Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record.
President Obama held a surprise presser in the White House briefing room on Thursday, and in his opening remarks, announced the stunning news that Obamacare enrollments have surpassed 8 million, blowing away the 7 million target that they were never supposed to reach, and that 35 percent of those enrollments were of “young invincibles,” well above skeptics’ expectations. Why can’t the President expect Democrats to run on this monumental achievement?
After several weeks of stepping on racial rakes, New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait finally hit the “eject” button on his crusade to get liberals to stop terrifying racists by calling them that, but just in time for Spring, former New York Times Magazine and current Yahoo! News columnist Matt Bai comes parachuting into the fray to tell Democrats not to call out Republicans on race.
During his trip to Oakdale, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, President Obama sat down for an interview with CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett. While the President used the interview to reinforce the clinical talk of “consequences” for Russia if the situation in Ukraine escalates, a little bit of smack-talk jumped out.
The far-right has launched into its April version of the War On Christmas routine, wheeling out the myopic, zombie gripe about how horrifying it is that roughly half of all Americans don’t pay federal income taxes. So of course Gutfeld jumped in forehead-first and went off on a rant about this obvious injustice during Tuesday’s edition of The Five.
If you listen to conservatives, you’d be at a loss to describe what exactly the liberal media can’t do. According to them: The liberal media has controlled the outcome of every election, except for 2004, 2000, 1988, 1984, and 1980 when it apparently went on vacation. The liberal media has chosen every losing Republican presidential… Read More
Cenk Uygur Just Took $4-Million from a Conservative Source (but He’s Still a Better Liberal Than You)
A group headed by former Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer just inked a deal to provide $4-million in seed money to The Young Turks. Roemer is anti-choice, anti-gay marriage, anti-Obamacare and pro-torture, but hey, at least he wants to get money out of politics, which is enough for Cenk to think he’s a-okay.
Greenwald tweeted a link to an extremist right-wing hate-site that’s almost entirely dedicated to trolling and smearing Charles Johnson from Little Green Footballs. The post itself, titled “It’s Only Shari’ah: Will Johnson Apologise to Geller & Spencer? Nah.,” is directly aimed at Johnson while also supporting Islamophobic wackaloon Pamela Gellar. But that’s not the worst part…
Over the weekend, a quick glance at Twitter might have led you to believe that the feds were trying to jack up the Brady Bunch, or that conservatives were fighting hard to defend the Bunny Ranch, but now that everyone has caught up to the story of the Bundy Ranch, the dueling narratives have become “something, something, LIBERTY” and “conservatives defend freeloader.” The buried lede here is that the peaceful end of this standoff would have been very different had the cops been responding to a mob that was smaller, less white, and unarmed.