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Subverting hate with 'Trojan t-shirts'

Subverting hate with 'Trojan t-shirts'

08/15/11 09:25PM

Via Boing Boing:Anti-racist activists snuck trick t-shirts into a music festival with a large neo-Nazi turnout; the shirts bore a crypto-racist slogan that faded on first washing to reveal a plea to reconsider "militant right-wing lifestyle." read more

A-maize-ing

A-maize-ing

08/15/11 08:25PM

Now that Michele Bachmann (!) has won (!) the Iowa straw poll, you can feel the tremors redounding through Conventional Wisdom Land.Recognizing the potential hazards Ms. Bachmann’s ascendancy might present for some of her fellow Republicans, the shadowy authorities at the Message Control Center issued this confidential, and highly fake, directive to its conservative minions:  read more

Nazis punked, washed off

Nazis punked, washed off

08/15/11 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow reports on a clever trick played on German Nazi skinheads using t-shirts that change their printed message after they're washed. watch

Obama's challenge

Obama's challenge

08/15/11 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow notes the difficulty President Barack Obama faces in trying to preach the virtues of compromise while seeming uncompromising; attacking... watch

Ahead on the 8/16 Maddow show

08/15/11 05:52PM

Tonight's guests include:Howard Dean, former Vermont governor and chairman of the DNC   Ed Rendell, NBC News political analyst and former Pennsylvania governor Here's executive producer Bill Wolff with a look at tonight's show: read more

What is behind this door?

A world of pure imagination

08/15/11 05:42PM

30 Rock is a big building, full of television production magic and mysteries. Walking through the building today, I came accross this sign on a door. I have no idea what is behind this door- what is in the "Imagination Room," but I do have two guesses.It is either the Room of Requirement from Harry Potter, or the room with the chocolate waterfall from from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Your guesses?   read more

Seen in #California: 'Is there any right to the liberal "left"?'

Seen in #California: 'Is there any right to the liberal "left"?'

08/15/11 03:11PM

I saw these bumper stickers on an RV in the parking lot at a California state beach just south of Mendocino. The place was filled with families skin diving for abalone. A bunch of them were cooking their catch right in the parking lot, one over what smelled like -- but surely couldn't have been -- a fire made of cannabis. In the middle of all that grooviness, these bumper stickers from Oregon couldn't help standing out. read more

Best noon thing

08/15/11 12:17PM

This one's a little more political than my usual picks, but here it is: a woman who claims to be from Alaska confronts Todd Palin at the Iowa State Fair. Raw story transcribes it:“We’re from Alaska,” the woman told him. “We were sick when she quit.”“What would you recommend doing when you got $600,000, $700,000 of debt hanging over your head, and you still have all these people filing complaints against you?” Todd Palin asked. “What would you do?”“Well, you go for the money obviously. That’s what she did. read more

Romney welcomes Obama's 'Magical Misery' tour

08/15/11 10:36AM

 Republican candidate Mitt Romney has been going out of his way to bash organized labor, while on the other suggesting that ordinary people don't trust President Obama to run things or even to listen to them. From the press stuff for Mr. Romney's new ad:"During his Magical Misery bus tour this week, it is unlikely President Obama will speak with unemployed Americans, to near-bankrupt business owners, or to families struggling to survive in this economy. He is more interested in campaigning in swing states than working to solve the economic crisis that is crushing the middle class. read more

Morning Maddow: August 15

Morning Maddow: August 15

08/15/11 07:55AM

Tim Pawlenty drops out of the GOP race for President.Rick Perry brings a Chinese company deemed a national security risk to Texas.Ron Paul doesn't sound very libertarian on abortion.Warren Buffett: Stop coddling the super-rich.Some trade unions are skipping the Democratic National Convention in protest.Report: Pakistan let China take a close look at the helicopter that crashed during the raid to kill Osama bin Laden. read more

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