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Last Build Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2012 16:49:06 -0400


Everything’s Coming Up Roses!

Sat, 13 Oct 2012 16:49:06 -0400

From the Desk of Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan’s Big Chief in Charge of Bragging, Boasting, & Corporate Victimization: Hey, kids! Well, our policies may be hurting the country and 99% of the people in it but we’re doing GREAT!!! We...

Mo-Do Dodo

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:09:52 -0400

You know that it’s all unraveling when even Maureen Dowd is figuring out that the Democrats are just Republicans with less money. W.’s administration played up Al Qaeda ties, exploiting 9/11 to invade Iraq, which the neocons had wanted to...

Where Have We Seen This Before?

Tue, 17 May 2011 08:33:57 -0400

I must admit that I'm having difficulty with this Dominique Whosis thing. On one hand, it does the heart good to see the head of the often-criminal IMF perp-walked in handcuffs and denied bail. 'Bout time somebody in the predatory...

Candidate Gingrich Wants a "Conversation" About Medicare

Mon, 16 May 2011 08:36:08 -0400

Is Newtie Gangrene actually running for president this time instead of pretending he is as a way of boosting his new book or his lecture fees (which has always before turned out to be his real agenda)? Seems it may...

The Rich Win. Always

Sat, 26 Mar 2011 17:11:38 -0400

It occurred to me when I was reading a book on the beginning of the Civil War that we, us ordinary shlubs, have been under the thumbs of the rich since the beginning of what we are foolishly pleased to...

Socialism - It's Not Just For Crackpots Any More

Sat, 19 Mar 2011 15:57:57 -0400

Socialism. It's scary just to say it, ain't it? You might think that's a Bad Thing. I mean, hasn't everybody been shying away from terms like "liberal" and "progressive" and "socialist" because we've been taught they represent frightening, evil people...


Tue, 15 Mar 2011 17:13:45 -0400

As we are all now well aware, there is a split in the nation's system of law and morality: if you're a conservative Republican , committing fraud is a standard business practice and adultery is justified by your patriotism; if,...

Our Plutocracy

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 13:22:40 -0500

In case you had any doubts, this is a plutocracy (Via Avedon): The financial world is tres concerned that after 30 yrs of outsourcing, globalizing, union destroying, automation, and stock-friendly lay-offs, there isn't much left in the way of employees....

Fantasy Politics

Sat, 05 Mar 2011 13:50:51 -0500

I don't suppose I need to ask how this qualifies as "moving to the center". Especially when you consider the latest poll results. It doesn't, of course, except on Wall Street and inside the Village Bubble where life is beautiful...

S Dak Elimination Solution & Probable Blue Dog Compromise

Fri, 18 Feb 2011 14:46:44 -0500

The Brilliant Minds in S Dak have come up with plan to eliminate all abortions that is breathtaking in its simplicity, almost elegant. Make it legal to kill the doctors who perform them. A law under consideration in South Dakota...

Randian Libertardianism and Traffic Lights

Tue, 15 Feb 2011 14:46:47 -0500

Since none of us get anywhere these days espousing intelligent, workable, rational solutions to our deadly problems, and seeing as how the Randian views of the batshit crazy Right (BCR) are so much easier to pursue what with their not...

Business First. Also Second, Third, Fourth....

Tue, 18 Jan 2011 14:29:22 -0500

President Barry O, continuing confused on his role wherein he apparently thinks he's president not of a nation but of a corporation that helps other corporations to screw consumers, has decided that with the economy everywhere but Wall Street in...

The Myth of Christmas

Thu, 23 Dec 2010 15:41:40 -0500

Reprinted from 12.24.06 – And it will continue to be printed every year until the O’Reilly-originated “War on Christmas” BS ends. There’s no antidote to lies except truth. This would be the time, if ever there was one, to reflect...

Panic on Wall Street

Mon, 20 Dec 2010 13:52:40 -0500

The Masters of the Universe on Wall Street are shivering with fear, something M's of the U rarely experience, certainly not more than 3 or 4 times per each 4-hr day. Is this because: They have finally realized that the...

The Culture of the Rich

Tue, 07 Dec 2010 11:39:53 -0500

So our democracy is finally dead after 235 yrs, replaced by the corporatist plutocracy the rich have always wanted. Our old level-seeking, middle-class-directed economy is no more, replaced by a plutonomy aimed at filling the needs of the rich and...

Liberal Ideas Aren't "Fringe"

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 15:31:43 -0500

In 1964, Lyndon Baines Johnson, not the most liberal of liberal FDR Dems, fought the right-wing poor-bashers by saying stuff like this in speeches all over the country (this excerpt comes from a speech he made in North Carolina on...

Third Parties: Not Just for Fun Any More

Sun, 26 Sep 2010 15:52:31 -0400

At Norwegianity, Mark Gisleson thinks we have to vote Democrat. The argument he makes is weak but it's the only one there is. They [Republicans] want us tired. They want to create outrage fatigue so we'll stay home on November...

The Rich Need Our Help - $$$ Addiction

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 17:08:54 -0400

No, this isn't another one of those tongue-in-cheek attacks on the rich that have become so fashionable lately, what with them making such horse's asses of themselves. (Via Mark G) I actually have come to believe that rich people really...

New Liberals = Old Conservatives

Sat, 11 Sep 2010 17:17:42 -0400

David Sirota is having a little difficulty telling the difference between Neoliberal economic policies and the kind the GOP has been pushing for decades. (Via Norwegianity) In simplistic, Lexus-and-Olive-Tree terms, the neoliberal economic argument goes like this: Tariff-free trade policies...

Obama's Labor Day Kabuki

Tue, 07 Sep 2010 19:29:24 -0400

Everybody, it seems, wants to believe Obama isn't a corporate puppet sell-out. Bob Herbert, who has been very tough on Obama's willingness to give Wall Street anything it wants while refusing Main Street more than the absolute minimum of what...