Hillary Clinton retires with 69 percent job approval
Clinton has 69 percent job approval, which includes 92 percent of Democrats, 64 percent of self-identified Independents, and 41 percent Republicans, according to the poll from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal.
Some R on tumblr during the election was trying to say that Hill-dog was a failure of a Secretary of State.
NOPE.

Hillary Clinton retires with 69 percent job approval

Clinton has 69 percent job approval, which includes 92 percent of Democrats, 64 percent of self-identified Independents, and 41 percent Republicans, according to the poll from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal.

Some R on tumblr during the election was trying to say that Hill-dog was a failure of a Secretary of State.

NOPE.

Oil ship runs aground in Alaska

Oil ship runs aground in Alaska

Not that we ever said Shell’s ships were unfit for the water and that this was going to happen or anything…

A large drill ship belonging to the oil company Shell ran aground off Alaska on Monday night after drifting in stormy weather, company and government officials said.

The ship, the Kulluk, broke away from one of its tow lines on Monday afternoon and was driven, within hours, to rocks just off Kodiak Island, where it grounded at about 9pm Alaska time, officials said.

The 18-member crew had been evacuated by the coastguard late on Saturday because of risks from the ongoing storm.

With winds reported as reaching 60 miles an hour and Gulf of Alaska seas of up to 12 metres, responders were unable to keep the ship from grounding, said coastguard commander Shane Montoya, the leader of the incident command team.

“We are now entering into the salvage and possible spill-response phase of this event,” Montoya told a news conference late on Monday night in Anchorage.

There was no known spill and no reports of damage, but the Kulluk had about 155,000 gallons of fuel on board, Montoya said.

The grounding of the Kulluk, a conical, Arctic-class drill ship weighing nearly 28,000 gross tonnes, is a blow to Shell’s $4.5bn (£2.8bn) offshore programme in Alaska.

Shell’s plan to convert the area into a major new oil frontier has alarmed environmentalists and many Alaska Natives but excited industry supporters.

Environmentalists and Native opponents say the drilling programme threatens a fragile region that is already being battered by rapid climate change.

The Biggest Republican Miscalculations Of 2012
Romney can still win.
Romney would win in an ‘unskewed’ landslide.
Latinos would vote for Romney.
Marriage equality would be defeated.
Obama juiced the jobs numbers.

The Biggest Republican Miscalculations Of 2012

  1. Romney can still win.
  2. Romney would win in an ‘unskewed’ landslide.
  3. Latinos would vote for Romney.
  4. Marriage equality would be defeated.
  5. Obama juiced the jobs numbers.

Big Agriculture's Gifts for 2012

As the year comes to an end it’s time once again to give some gratitude to Big Ag for the many ‘gifts’ they’ve given us throughout the year that we didn’t really want, need or — in some cases — didn’t even know about. Here’s the top 10 for 2012:

  • #10 - Undermining Organic With Industrial Practices
  • #9 - “Ag Gag” Bills Make Law
  • #8 - A Small Matter of $46 Million to Prevent Freedom of Choice
  • #7 - GE Crops: Big Ag’s Silver Bullet Continues to Misfire
  • #6 - Colony Collapse Disorder: Are Insecticides to Blame?
  • #5 - Polluting Our Back Yard to Feed China
  • #4 - Malign Myths to Undermine Pasture-Raised Beef
  • #3 - “Voluntary” Action on Farm Antibiotics
  • #2 - Hidden Ingredients in Our Meat: Tylenol and Ractopamine
  • #1 - It’s Beef. Well, Almost…
2012: A Year Of Gas Price Fibs On Fox
In 2012, like most years, U.S. gasoline prices fluctuated according to global market conditions, seasonal changes in demand and several other factors. Fox News fluctuated too, finding bad — often contradictory — news in the ups and downs alike. No matter which way gas prices went, the network always found a way to forecast doom for the economy and pin it on Obama. But experts agree that no president can control gas prices.
As Gas Prices Rise, Fox News Launches Relentless Campaign To Falsely Blame Obama 
As Gas Prices Fall, Fox Asks: Are Low Gas Prices A Bad Thing?
Fox News Portrays Romney As The Solution To High Prices
When Romney Loses, Fox News Asks: "How Do You Explain That?"

2012: A Year Of Gas Price Fibs On Fox

In 2012, like most years, U.S. gasoline prices fluctuated according to global market conditions, seasonal changes in demand and several other factors. Fox News fluctuated too, finding bad — often contradictory — news in the ups and downs alike. No matter which way gas prices went, the network always found a way to forecast doom for the economy and pin it on Obama. But experts agree that no president can control gas prices.

  • As Gas Prices Rise, Fox News Launches Relentless Campaign To Falsely Blame Obama 
  • As Gas Prices Fall, Fox Asks: Are Low Gas Prices A Bad Thing?
  • Fox News Portrays Romney As The Solution To High Prices
  • When Romney Loses, Fox News Asks: "How Do You Explain That?"

The 12 Months of Crazy: Rightbloggers' Greatest Hits of 2012

It’s been a hell of a year for conservatives, so naturally it’s been a flaming, bloody hell of a year for our subjects the rightbloggers.

If this is the sort of thing that gladdens your heart, then sit by the fire and let us brighten your holiday season by reviewing, month by month, the rightblogger calendar of failure in 2012:

  • January: Charles Murray gives proletariat lessons
  • February: The Ft. Sumter of the War on Women
  • March: Trayvon Martin revives the old Ooga-Booga
  • April: Obama eats dogs!
  • May: Obama backs gay marriage
  • June: Supreme Court upholds Obamacare
  • July: Aurora, the other gun massacre that meant don’t do anything about guns ever
  • August: The battle of Chick-fil-A
  • September: Benghazi, the game changer that wasn’t
  • October: Unskewed polls show Romney rout
  • November: Oops
  • December: More of the same
Mass shootings in the US are on the rise—and ordinary citizens with gunsdon’t stop them.

Mass shootings in the US are on the rise—and ordinary citizens with gunsdon’t stop them.

The three branches of Government: Judicial Executive & Lethargic

The three branches of Government: Judicial Executive & Lethargic

Ordinary folks, they do their jobs. They meet deadlines. They sit down and discuss things and then things happen. If there are disagreements they sort through the disagreements. The notion that our elected leadership can’t do the same thing is mind boggling to them. It needs to stop. So, I’m modestly optimistic that a agreement can be achieved. Nobody’s going to a hundred percent of what they want, but let’s make sure that middle class families and the American economy and in fact the world economy aren’t adversely impacted because people can’t do their jobs.
President Obama (via kileyrae)
TODAY’S REPUBLICANS ARE AMERICA’S ENEMY WITHIN

Republicans ARE practicing seditious DEMAGOGUERY and anti-democracy OBSTRUCTIONISM intended to destabilize our economy for purposes of political exploitation.

Republicans AREN’T making a sincere effort to STOP the bleeding THEIR incompetent leadership and failed policies created. Instead, they’re using inflammatory lies and accusations as a smokescreen to conceal their subversive agenda, which is to cause President Obama and America to fail so they can blame Democrats for the consequences of THEIR calamitous mismanagement.

Republicans ARE preposterously professing that THEIR disgraceful political WHORING had no thing to do with the banking, real estate, stock market and employment catastrophes that resulted.

Republicans ARE trying to hamstring “government” to prevent Democrats from repairing the damage caused during a Republican presidency that was irresponsibly enabled by Republican Senators and Representatives.

Republicans ARE offering ridiculous arguments meant solely to disrupt and prevent government “effectiveness”. They’d rather divide America and create political gridlock than endure the political consequences of “effective” governance.

Republicans AREN’T the LOYAL OPPOSITION; they ARE the ENEMY WITHIN whose mercenary priorities have eroded their moral and ethical standards to the point that duplicity and betrayal have become their preferred modus operandi.

It’s one thing to advocate their conservative beliefs; it’s another thing entirely to willfully sabotage America’s government because a successful Democratic presidency would not be vulnerable to the greed, fears and hatreds that have produced and sustained the despicable Republican anti-government corporatism and anti-Christian faux theocracies that are poisoning and crippling American society.
Truth bullets form Al

Truth bullets form Al

AP nixes 'homophobia', and other '-phobia' words, 'ethnic cleansing'

advicefromyoungjournalists:

Short version: Phobia is a psychological disorder. Anti-gay, Anti-Mulsim, etc. will be used in its place.

“Ethnic cleansing” is a euphemism. Specifically state what happened. i.e. “The Holocaust is an example of ethnically-motivated genocide.”

(Side note: Per usual, don’t read the comments. Most of them didn’t actually read past the headline and the word “Orwellian” is used injudiciously.)