Monthly Archives: June 2012

Maher on conservative froth over ACA

In Bill Maher’s monlogue last night he made fun of the rabid conservative frothing over the SCOTUS decision. Some clips: “They threw a tantrum, shit in their pants and threw their feces at the White House.” “They took it like … Continue reading

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The Democrats finally grow some balls

With the recent SCOTUS decision upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) conservatives are frothing from all orifices. As usual they lie with obnoxious volume and money and must be counteracted with similar intensity and cash. Instead of their usual MO … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges reviews The Righteous Mind

Some excerpts follow from Hedges’ scathing review of Jonathan Haidt’s book. (Compare with Rifkin’s empathic evolutionary socio-economics.) “He too repeatedly departs from legitimate science, including social science, into the simplification and corruption of science and scientific terms to promote a … Continue reading

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New facts in Fast & Furious expose conservative lies

I realize new facts (or any facts) won’t mean much to the paranoid who don’t deal in reality, but for the rest of us with smaller amygdalas and larger forebrains Ed Shultz reports that Issa has not been able to … Continue reading

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Waxing pataphysical

I like Bryant’s blog post on “remarks toward a theory of writing.” A few juicy excerpts with my comments following: “I have an imp of perversity in me.  I intentionally choose words that I know will provoke.  That provocation is … Continue reading

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Waxing pataphysical

I like Bryant’s blog post on “remarks toward a theory of writing.” A few juicy excerpts with my comments following: “I have an imp of perversity in me.  I intentionally choose words that I know will provoke.  That provocation is … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart: conservative hypocricy on Fast & Furious

That conservatives are hypocrites on this issue is no surprise. But it is fun to catch them at it and no one does it better than Stewart. Last night he noted that because Obama asserted executive privilege then to conservatives … Continue reading

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SCOTUS further enables corporations, further disables Unions

John Nichols reports that the US Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Montana expanded Citizens United to State and local elections. But it did quite a bit more that I have not heard reported anywhere. Corporations, without shareholder votes of approval, … Continue reading

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Wall Street bid-rigging trial

Matt Taibbi reports on the financial corruption case against Carollo et al. I guess we’re no longer surprised by this kind of huge corruption. Nor should we be that those guilty felt they could commit such crimes with impunity.I saw … Continue reading

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Bill Maher: Conservatives are children

Maher’s New Rules last night did a segment on conservative child stars. “If a 14 year-old can deliver you message it’s not because he’s gifted but it’s because intellectually you’re a child.” He showed a video of a 14 year-old … Continue reading

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