Archive for August 2012

Et Tu, Tweety?

On Morning Joe this morning,  MSNBC’s Chris Matthews became one of the first major media figures to actually state the blindingly obvious:  that Mitt Romney and the Republicans are running a campaign so openly racist it would make Lee Atwater blush.  I’m not sure whether Tweety drank some of that potion or what, but this [...]

Down Below

Well, work and my hooker business on the side have been more than usually taxing here lately, and since I have to write something worthwhile at FDL tomorrow, it seemed highly unlikely that I would do much typing, much less the pesky thinking that goes with it, before then. To make up for my lassitude, [...]

Dark Days

Watching this speech, I realized two things:  1) Why insecure and compromised Western governments can’t not go after Julian Assange, and 2)  Why those Swedish tarts wanted to get naked with him.   Heck, by 1:08 or so I wanted to have his baby.  I know the speech is long, but I heartily encourage everyone to [...]

Anger, and its Discontents

I suppose it was inevitable that Romney would start calling President Obama “angry,” simply because it sounds so nice with “….black man” to the Archie Bunker base, but the term is accidentally more deeply revealing than that. I have repeatedly seen the use of this clever dodge; in my experience, it reflects the often mistaken [...]

Fever Dreams

Well, then. Vice President Paul Ryan.  Just let that one roll off your tongue, and suddenly you realize something even more deeply dysfunctional than previously expected has happened to America.  Although the Village press, with David Gregory the most nauseating among them but hardly unique, has fallen into a collective swoon for the “young,” “bold,” [...]

Dunces of the Confederacy, Cont.

There are a lot of advantages, politically, for a plutocratic, authoritarian party like the Republicans to court the stupid.  For one thing, they’ll believe anything, even against all available evidence.  For another, they’re easily distracted from the real business at hand, which is of course looting the treasury.  When things are going well, a little [...]

One Boy?

Now, I ordinarily do my level best to ignore Sarah Palin so long after her sell date, but sometimes Caribou Barbie still manages to say something so eye-poppingly dense, and more importantly, funny, that I simply let her inimitable charms get the best of me.  Fortunately or not, today turned out to be one of [...]