Digby digs what I’m saying about the invisible cop meme. This post is about an undercover “Homeland Security” officer mistaking a family outing for something furtive. [O]nce again we see this authoritarian mentality encroaching on daily life in America wherein we see police everywhere, in various guises, looking over our shoulders, asserting their authority, making […]

A massive wall of cumulonimbus clouds tower above the northern horizon. To a lesser extent on the west. Smaller bands of cumulus clouds pass across the feet of these giants. There is a notable difference in texture between the mountains and the foothills. The stray bands of cumulus clouds at the lower altitude have frayed […]

Another jay walking tragedy  Hullabaloo by digby Well, no actually. In fact, this story is about an armed, belligerent jay-walker cursing police and daring them to shoot him. And guess what? They didn’t. In fact, they were patient and respectful and used psychology to talk him down. Of course, he was a middle aged white man. […]

By: Kevin Gosztola The National Lawyers Guild had legal observers on the ground in Ferguson to monitor protests against the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by a Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. They were also present to help with jail support for community residents. But, while working, four of the NLG’s observers fell […]

  UFO Sightings In Ancient Egypt, Rome, And The Middle Ages From Frances Fontaine <netseeker2@sprint.ca>1-26-01 Excerpted from Reader’s Digest “Mysteries of the Unexplained”Pages 207-209. One of the first written accounts of a UFO sighting – a fleet of flying saucers, perhaps – is the following excerpt from an Egyptian papyrus – part of the annals of […]

Liberals’ darling Elizabeth Warren defends Israeli attacks on Gaza schools and hospitals Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) (Reuters / Joshua Roberts) Israel has the right to shell Palestinian hospitals and schools out of self defense as long as Hamas stores rocket launchers next to them, US Sen. Elizabeth Warren said during a town hall meeting in […]


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