Archive for September 2011

Barry MCCaffrey and What’s Wrong With America

  It seems that war profiteer and Pentagon shill Barry McCaffrey slithered into Little Beirut the other day, to talk about some things near and dear to his heart, like, well, war profits, and their indefinite continuation.  The Oregonian’s jaw-droppingly credulous and fawning interview  with this flagrant criminal contained some of the most blatantly authoritarian [...]

The New Cuban Missile Crisis

For some reason, a lot of Republican broads never learned much about the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Is it because they’re too busy being taught to hate the Kennedys?  Is it because no Freedom Bombs got dropped?  Dana Perino was probably the best, having never even heard of such a thing, but Michele Bachmann takes the [...]

For What It’s Worth

Well, it’s been finally settled, what ails America.  You see, the richly overpaid media stars who spout errant nonsense to us each day disguised as news seem to agree with the plutocrats that even words that might hurt that the delicate feelings of those who make, say $50,000 per hour, must be censored at all [...]

Warren for Pres…Oops, Senate

“We have always known that Scott would be the underdog against whichever candidate wins the Democratic primary next September,” Reed told Talking Points Memo. “But Scott has been an underdog his entire life, and has always come back to win against all odds. This campaign will be no different.” Here he is back in his [...]

Let The (Faux) Class Warfare Begin

  It seems as though President Obama has belatedly discovered that aping both the rhetoric and behavior of his nominal political opponents for years doesn’t play so well with those of his own party, but more significantly, it also doesn’t play with the elusive but desirable “Independents,” either. Quelle surprise. I’m so glad I didn’t [...]

Et Tu, Megyn?

Kelly told him (righty hatemonger “Doctor” Keith Ablow), “There’s so much hate out there. There’s so much hate for gays and lesbians and transgendered people.” She added, “The thing is, Doc, you seem to be adding to the hate.” Now, I’ve never been a fan of Fox News’ Megyn Kelly; she set the standard for [...]

Straight to the Looney Bin

Last week my crazy grandmother, Etta, would have been 106 had she not done the world an enormous favor by finally tipping over back in 1980.   Much to my chagrin, however, I continuously find that while Etta is safely interred on her hilltop promontory alongside a 1953-modern statue of the Blessed Virgin, what I’ll call [...]

We? You Pregnant?

Andrew Sullivan, in observation of the 9/11 anniversary, has a nauseatingly smarmy mea culpa up at Daily Beast, left-handedly apologizing for his once-maniacal support of the Iraq war.  Throughout, the bearish barebacker uses the the word “we” when what he means, if he were honest and not infected by Village Idiocy, would be “me.”  “We” [...]

What We’re Up Against

Ordinarily, you’d think that an upstart journalistic enterprise calling itself PolitiFact emerging in this era of Cokie’s Law, where whatever utter claptrap some politicians coughed up would nonetheless become widely believed despite its jaw-dropping falsity, would be a good thing.  And sometimes it is, especially when it eviscerates serial liars like, well, all the Republicans.  [...]