Another favorite #MaddowMoment -- the Rachel Maddow, Lesbian Vampire segment that started with Boston comedian Paul Day's YouTube clip. (Bonus points for anyone else who identified that tiny snippet of 1980s weird music about halfway through.)
Also, the cat ears thing.
Is this cheating? Abstract heckling? Breakfast mimes? We've reviewed the tape, but we're still not sure how to classify it. If you're a hockey fan or an interpretive dance aficionado or if this just makes sense to you, we appreciate your insights.
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After the jump, my best guess:
They're Waffle Ninjas!!
Scott County, Mississippi, I think. Photo by Sarah Goodyear
Mississippi just hunts you down sometimes. It so happens that I share a home state with Haley Barbour, the governor who has spent the past week trying to explain why he first praised the white Citizens Council for promoting peaceful integration and then blasted it as "totally indefensible."
The comic novel Luthor offers a fresh perspective on an old relationship, one you've likely figured out by now -- that of a hard-working, civic-minded Metropolis industrialist desperate to protect humanity from this so-called "Superman," an all-powerful alien who will not share his power and symbolizes the end of human aspiration. Oh, that's not exactly the narrative you had in mind?
Full disclosure: beyond Terrapin Station and Box of Rain, I don't see much use in the Grateful Dead. Fuller disclosure: This puts me in the same box of rain with Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma), who has decided to make a point about public funding for a Grateful Dead archive.
In the text of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's historic "I Have a Dream" speech, the word "homosexual" does not appear once. Neither do the more colloquial terms "gay" and "lesbian." Yet words from that speech were what first leapt into my mind Saturday afternoon as I watched the Senate vote to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".
The public skepticism about Chernobyl as a tourist destination can be blamed on only one thing: bad marketing.
But the way I see it, the post-nuclear-explosion tourist industry lies virtually untapped - a tabula rasa just waiting for a visionary with a ruble and a dream.
So I've been working on some more effective slogans to help motivate the marketplace. We need something scintillating to stoke in the traveling class a burning desire to give fallout-tourism a try.
Chernobyl--Where the 80's Live On
Visit Chernobyl: Feel better about where "you" live
We're about to get perhaps the most emotional politician in modern American history taking on a very visible role, third in line to the presidency, Rachel Maddow said on the show last night. "We're going to have to figure out how to keep paying attention to what John Boehner is saying even if he is crying while he is saying it," she said.
Since last week -- as in the clip above -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) has been at 11 over the Republicans' insistence on tax cuts for the rich. This morning at 10:25, he launched a filibuster over it, and seriously, give that guy a foot rub after this. A couple of hours in, Dave Weigel reports:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) are trading off time, which looked very necessary after two hours of speaking from Sanders left him visibly more tired.
Rachel Maddow interviews David Bahati, the Ugandan Parliament member who has been advocating for a bill that classifies homosexuality as a capital offense. This is the full, uncut video of the interview including some parts that were not shown on the 12/8 TRMS.
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UPDATE: Sen. Joe Lieberman is tweeting his thumbs sore over Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Since cloture failed this afternoon, he has written that he and Sen. Susan Collins are introducing a free-standing measure that repeals DADT and that they have the votes to pass it.
The White House and Senate Republicans have brokered a deal to extend unemployment benefits to the record numbers of people who can't seem to find jobs no matter what (minus the 99ers, who are still out of luck), and to offer tax breaks and incentives for spending to the middle and working classes and to businesses. The deal also hands over tax breaks to the richest one percent of Americans.