Archive for October 2012

Pride?

Over at Thinkprogress, they have a chart up that makes me weep bitter tears for our democracy; they are bragging about the stratospheric profits bloated and insatiable US corporations are enjoying lately at everyone else’s expense; you really have to see it to believe it: That’s right.  A purportedly “liberal” blog is falling all over [...]

The Stale, Pale, Males

  Mike Papantonio, who’s been subbing a lot for Thom Hartmann and Ed Schultz lately on their radio shows, calls today’s Republicans (among other things), “the stale, pale, males.”  This admittedly juvenile moniker, unfortunately, gets more accurate each day.  If anything, it’s a bit of an understatement.  Yesterday we were treated to yet another Republican [...]

Freedom of the Press

    In the Guardian Saturday, the alert reader might have spotted this, buried in a deceptively bland story about Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp buying the LA Times and Chicago Tribune out of bankruptcy for a song: The paper said a deal might require a waiver of federal laws that block ownership of newspapers and [...]

Babs Weighs In

Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t ordinarily get emails from Barbra Streisand; we’ve drifted apart in the years since “A Star is Born,” but she is nonetheless keeping in touch at election time.  Seems she favors the Kenyan Socialist over the conniving Empty, yet expensive, Suit.  Color me surprised. In an [...]

Cardboard Cutouts

  Ever since Reagan, Republicans have chosen Presidential candidates the same way an ad agency might cast a beer commercial.  Literally.  Remember all the talk about who voters would want to “have a beer with” when attempting to sell a slow-witted, overprivileged ne’er-do-well who didn’t even drink, back in 2000?  They never bother to find [...]

The Private Sector

Perhaps one of the most loathsome disasters left to us by Dick Cheney (and there are a lot of them) is the elevation of the criminally incompetent Halliburton he once led to the cash-soaked tippy-top of the Military Industrial Complex.   Flush with no-bid contracts even before the bonanza of the Iraq War Cheney so coveted, [...]

Invite This Man to the Next American Presidential Debate; Send a Lear Jet; Get Him a Work Visa and Into the Ring

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/former-italian-premier-silvio-berlusconi-charms-supporters-on-cruise-a-859015.html ( Don’t know what’s up with this link; check comments)  

Failing Up

  It would be nice to be an oil company; every time you utterly fail to do whatever it is you’re supposed to do when not busy buying politicians, your epic fuckup simply boosts your profits.  At the moment, gas prices are approaching $5 in California, due largely to the fact that the oil companies [...]