Saturday, April 30, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Not Satisfied

"That the birthers aren't satisfied with the release of the long form birth certificate isn't surprising. Birthers aren't satisfied because no matter how many documents Barack Obama releases it will never be enough, because there isn't a document in the world that will turn him white."
Barabara Morrill

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

No Snark

Powerful stuff.
Shame on the sociopaths who flogged this fake issue for the past 2 years.
Racism dressed up as political theater—completely fucked up.

Jack & Jill Politics

Good question for Benanke

Rather than ask about middle-class destroying unemployment, overpaid journalists ask:

"Will the deficit steal my bicycle?"

From Atrios, then Steve Brenen.

Objectivist Turd Polishers...

gleefully fuck nihilist's corpse.

"Nihilists! Fuck me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos."
          Walter Sobchak 
          The Big Lebowski

Work-life Soundtrack

Thursday, April 21, 2011

It's Not Too Late

If you have a child under the age of four—and you really want them to succeed* in this country—start teaching them how to be dickheads.

Raise their allowance for selfishness—stiff them if they do something kind.

The Yes Men

*Success is measured by an obscene accumulation of wealth—Lotto Nation,


I'm joking about turning kids into monsters, I like kids.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Boston inspired soundtrack

Thalia Zedek—Come

And Uzi (noisy fun).

Boston MFA

John Singer Sargent
The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, 1882

Stella, Guston, Nevelson, Calder

Off to spend some time at the new(ish) American wing at the MFA.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Long Gone

I've always thought of a photograph as an ineffective portal from my present to someone else's. An old family photograph carries with it some sense of that person's environment, beliefs, culture—all of which are a projection, a thinly sourced fabrication that I apply to the image.

A found photograph of a stranger is eerily different. I will cobble together a series of notions about the person or place—these are tried out and refined every time I look at the image. A cast-off photo or tintype is entirely ungrounded, there isn't anything to guide one back to its making. Maybe I can pin-down the decade, probably the country—that's it. Yet, the person, the human life represented in the image—always in some state of decline or decay as an object—can only remain a stranger, a photographic phantom.

What's both maddening and beautiful to me is that I know the image/object of this stranger, at one time, had an identity and a place—it belonged to someone who looked at it, thought about it, knew about her.

Or him.

You can digitize the image, zoom in to look at each ragged pixel that forms the face, the hands, a treasured broach or lapel pin—but it never really tells you anything more about the life represented.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saturday soundtrack

Neil always kills.

From The Last Waltz.

Also...once you're gone you can't come back.

Dropped the Farm Aid clip for this one. The video/audio is a bit out of sync—still a blast.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Less Screwed?

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I guess we'll see. I did enjoy watching a Republican from Georgia trying to go head to head with Anthony Weiner in defense of the Ryan plan to "transform" Medicare.

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George Bush once said:
"We're gonna smoke 'em out, get 'em runnin', and bring 'em to justice."

It at least appears that the Republicans are in a slow trot. Again, we'll see.

Work-life Soundtrack


Turn it up.

Objectivist Whiner Polishes Turd

A first-rate adolescent thinker.

Aragorn, Heir of Isildur, would never let himself be forced to use a compact fluorescent.

At the next Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, Senator Equality 7-2521 reveals how badly he wants to fuck Senator Liberty 5-3000.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Really Screwed

Obama and the Democrats have lost badly in this budget showdown, yet they'll insist on calling it a historic victory over the fake deficit crisis.

Because the Democrats are completely unable to fight for the idea of increasing revenue (as opposed to spending cuts), they just took 78.5 billion* out of an already struggling economy.

I fear that every budget battle moving forward will be waged—and lost—in this way. For now, the Republicans are only interested in tanking the economy to win back the White House in 2012.


*Obama's original budget proposal.

David Weigel

Oh Waukesha, Waukesha!

It's kind of funny that the place of my birth—nearly 53 years ago to the day—would figure prominently in a possible vote fraud scandal involving Wisconsin's Scott Walker Republicans.

April, 1958.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Butt-Hurt(ing) continues

Madison DFHs have altered his reality.

This is not really a cause for celebration on the left—the corporate conservatives are playing a long game and we are running low on Gatorade.

Sniff and sniff...

Tuesday, April 05, 2011


Also...what is up with phasing out Medicare?
A voucher system—because the invisible hand loves to hold old people underwater—with their bellies full of Fancy Feast.

Come on! Can we get upset about this now?

Friday, April 01, 2011

Undemocratic Monsters

David Barton

Fucking creepy.

Make no mistake—teabaggers + religious right = GOP

The Tea Party was always, and only, a corporation/billionaire funded rebranding effort for the GOP—a clever way to gull people into thinking that George Bush's GOP is somehow different from John Boehner's. It worked and the media made it happen.

The Black Robe Regiment's graphic designer must be well versed in brand equity.

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