Here's a story that combines hot button issues fracking, the US-Mexican border, and drugs in one. It seems that the fracking boom in Texas is enabling a little bit more than the extraction of natural gas from beneath rock:According to a report from the Houston Chronicle, drug traffickers are using the state’s Eagle Ford Shale to move drugs. Cartels have stolen trucks belonging to energy companies, and have bribed truck drivers and contractors who have flooded the area for work. The cartels may also be cloning vehicles to resemble company trucks. This is while new roads sprouting along the oil and gas fields have inadvertently opened new routes around the Border Patrol’s highway checkpoints. Read more
Sound to me, We American have yet another reason to end 'Fracking' once and for all.
While movie and comic book fans on all points of the political spectrum get jazzed up for new Batman installment "The Dark Knight Rises" one conservative commentator is not particularly pleased with the fact that this sequel's primary villain is a guy named Bane. Why the offense at said villain? Because, dontcha see, he's a homophone for Bain, Mitt Romney's former company and current albatross. And clearly this homophone is nefariously planted by lefty Hollywood types who can see into the future and knew that Mitt Romeny would be the nominee the very same long hot summer that their movie swept its dark cape of justice into theaters. Read more
REALITY CHECK-- NEWSFLASH!!!NEWSFLASH!!! Batman Is a Comic Book Character!!!! BATMAN IS NOT A REAL PERSON!!!! BATMAN IS MAKE BELIEVE!!! And Some People Wonder Why The Republican Party has lost so much of it's former credibility?!?!?!?!?!?!
Bane is a fictional character who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. The character's origin was in Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1 (January 1993), and was created by Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench, and Graham Nolan. Bane has been one of Batman's more physically and intellectually powerful foes. He is best known for breaking Batman's back in the "Knightfall" story arc. IGN's list of the Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time ranked Bane as #34.
Bane was portrayed by Robert Swenson in Batman & Robin, directed by Joel Schumacher. Tom Hardy played Bane in the finale of the Christopher Nolan Batman film trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. Henry Silva voiced the character in Batman: The Animated Series.
I Mean get real people--What is the comic book character Batman suppose to do-Battle the Joker, the Riddler and Cat Woman over and over and over and over. In the Comic Books, Batman had many villains and some minor villains.
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Earlier this summer, we wrote about "The Invisible War," the documentary that exposes the deeply entrenched problem of rape in the military and the military establishment's utter failure to come to victims' aid.Now Jezebel's Erin Gloria Ryan reminds us of a current rape scandal at a US Airforce base in Texas that gets worse and worse as more details are uncovered. If you haven't been paying attention to this story, now's the time to do so:Earlier this year, investigators uncovered evidence that there was something rotten in Denmark; in all, 12 of Lackland's 475 instructors had been accused of sexual impropriety with 31 different female recruits. Nine of the men accused of sexual impropriety were in the same squadron. You don't have to be a mathemagician to understand that because 31 is bigger than 12, some of the instructors must have been repeat offenders. And you don't have to be a woman to think: ew. Read more
SORRY, PEOPLE--The GOP is too busy worrying about Batman--the movie about a comic book character-- to worry about anything as unimportant as the Real Life Crime of Rape.