Monthly Archives: August 2011

Come and Get Your Free Shit from Homeland Security

Come get your free shit Free random bits of crap will help keep you safe. We spend $75 billion a year on stupid shit, like giving DreamWorks an armored vehicle to protect its facility (I guess against a jihadist assault … Continue reading

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How Many More No. 2’s Can There Be?

We got Al-Qaeda’s no. 2! Now all we have to do is go get the new one. One more leader and I’m sure we’ll win. This one is extra significant you guys, much more significant than the others since 2002. … Continue reading

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The Marketing Success of Oligarchs, Bigger Even Than Bud Light Lime

As the talk show host Tavis Smiley and I have said in our national tour against poverty, the recent budget deal is only the latest phase of a 30-year, top-down, one-sided war against the poor and working people in the … Continue reading

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92% of Bank Managers From 10 Years Ago Still Run the Same Companies

If your company needed a bailout for your management mistakes, you would probably be fired. Our financial oligarchs are all still there, making the same mistakes as before. This is a fucking large failure of political economy.

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Where Is the Mortgage Bailout? If Only the Banks Needed It

It recently came to light that the Federal Reserve gave secret loans of more than $1.2 trillion to more than 300 financial institutions to keep them from collapse. Add on another $700 billion from TARP, and that was $2 trillion … Continue reading

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Literally the Stupidest Thing You’ll Hear All Day

It might not be the craziest thing, but I guarantee it’s the stupidest. “You can’t tell me the system is better now than it was before Medicare,” he said. Coburn agreed that some people received poor care – or no … Continue reading

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The Tea Party Has Never Been Independent from the Republican Party

It’s just full of the baseline crazies of the Republican Party. A study tracked 3,000 Americans, aiming to compare the self-identified Tea Partiers from other American groups, starting from 2006 on. The results? Past affiliation with the Republican Party is … Continue reading

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Every Metric Is Bigger in Texas. Part 1

It’s probably going to take until November 7th, 2012 for a majority of the nation to realize every positive statistic cited by Rick Perry and his punditry is entirely based on booming population growth, and not any good governance action … Continue reading

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I Guess A Grand Bargain Is Not Possible

But I only realized it when Thomas Friedman tried to show just how possible it was in his fantasy writings on the op ed board of the world’s most respected daily newspaper. My favorite part: Everything will be on the … Continue reading

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Amazing, the Markets Recover Somewhat After the Fed Keeps Rates At Zero

It’s almost like the economy is, in fact, doing poorly and actions by the the government to do something about it is reassuring to investors. Who knew.

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