Posts Tagged ‘Sean Hannity’

Dysfunctional Family Business

I once worked for a successful company headed by its mercurial founder just when the enterprise increasingly became an instrument of personal vendettas, rather than a business, as the owner aged, ungracefully.  The heirs were either deemed unworthy or estranged; so an endless string of managers, chosen not generally for their inherent brilliance but their [...]

Job Creators

Well, it looks as though ol’ Rupert Murdoch found a suitably Galtian solution to his little crime spree as it started to get hot: fire a whole bunch of random people, except, of course, those responsible.  On Sunday, the undoubtedly checkered 168-year history of The News of the World comes to an abrupt and ignominious [...]

Getting Away With Murder

Of course, murder is an ugly word for which our Galtian Overlords have many euphemisms, but come on… 29 in one pop?  Good thing for Don Blankenship he wasn’t some darky gang-banger, few of whom are let off with warnings after the first one.  I believe he got a severance package, rather than Death Row. [...]

Delusions of Gipperhood

When I finally stopped laughing, spraying booze all over, and dumbfoundedly slapping my forehead over Wisconsin Governor (!) Scott Walker’s fawning and delusional 20-minute kiss-up to an anonymous caller unconvincingly posing as uber-oligarch David Koch captured on tape, I got to thinking.  What, in heaven’s name, could make a person so gloriously, blindly lacking in [...]

Believing in Fairies

One of the more annoying things (and there are many…) about Randian Righties is the way they repeatedly announce, against all evidence, that their destructive, rich-coddling economic policies are the One True Way, handed down to us by the God of the Market, and all we need to do is throw another virgin or two [...]

Clicked Off

Ted Koppel, one of the last eminences of the old broadcast news era, weighed in some days ago on the never-ending debate about how things just aren’t as august as they used to be (whenever that was) when it comes to informing the American people (instead of just yelling at them). Koppel targeted Fox News [...]

Quote Of Note From The CHNN B.S. Clean Up Desk

“At the Islamophobia command center, Murdoch’s News Corporation, the hypocrisy is, if anything, thicker.  A recent Wall Street Journal editorial darkly cited unspecified ‘reports’ that Park51 has ‘money coming from Saudi charities or Gulf princes that also fund Wahabi madrassas.’  As Jon Stewart observed, this brand of innuendo could also be applied to News Corp., [...]

With Friends Like These…

Over at Huffpo I stumbled upon one of the most spectacularly asinine pieces of Democratic concern-trolling I’ve ever read, from some manipulative and obtuse nincompoop named Peter Connolly, which amply demonstrates why establishment Democrats only win, occasionally, because their opponents are just slightly more untrustworthy, corrupt, and authoritarian than they are themselves, and they are [...]

After You, Who?

Lord, but have we been hearing a whole lot about “freedom” lately, and how “government” is its enemy. This message which would have been considered by our lately revered but strategically unremembered founders to be something of a slap in the face, but in today’s climate of unabashed corporate ownership of both our “free” press [...]

Cloudcuckooland

UPDATED BELOW: I continue to be haunted by the right-wing BS I encountered at OregonLive yesterday, and the stunning success it represents in recruiting committed followers to some of the most reprehensible and elitist ideas ever conceived, all in the name of a twisted and yes, Hitlerian “populism.”  Reagan may have been a doddering old [...]