Category Archives: Corruption

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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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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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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Quote of the Day: Torture Evidence Didn’t Get Bin Laden

“The bottom line is this: If we had some kind of smoking-gun intelligence from waterboarding in 2003, we would have taken out Osama bin Laden in 2003,” said Tommy Vietor, spokesman for the National Security Council. “It took years of … Continue reading

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Agreed. Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is Corrupt and Wrong

What… Balieri (Issa’s aide) said there is a growing voice from “members on both sides of the aisle, Democrats and Republicans, recognizing that the cumulative burden of regulation is a real problem and if we want to create more jobs … Continue reading

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Even One Incident Like This is a Disgrace

Near Halloween 2008, work crews (from a Bank of America foreclosure team) broke in and cleaned out the place, taking Persian rugs, china, furniture bought on a trip in Peru, skis, photos of her marriage and childhood in Iran. Her … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy Watch: Politicians Trash Stimulus, Then Ask for Its Money

These people can go fuck themselves, but they should resign first. Haha, but that would require dignity. Both to not fuck themselves (they’ll do that anyway) and to resign. The Center for Public Integrity tracked which politicians requested stimulus money … Continue reading

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Marxism in American Politics?

“When well-off people strongly supported a policy change, it had almost three times the chance of becoming law as when they strongly opposed it. When median-income people strongly supported a policy change, it had hardly any greater chance of becoming … Continue reading

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Arizona Councilman Forces School To Whitewash Mural…of Attending Students (they are DARKIES, people!)

Policymakers in Arizona have gone to enacting racist policies full-throttle. The city of Prescott, Arizona was funding a school mural that promoted children to ‘Go on Green.’ The children on the mural, depicted in various states of having fun for … Continue reading

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Oleaginous Question of the Day

Ingesting some facts from Ravi Somaiya’s short article What Not To Say When Your Company is Ruining the World. The article’s a discourse analysis of BP CEO Tony Hayward’s recent clueless and bizarre comments on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, … Continue reading

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