Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Where Art Thou?

Tom Tomorrow

Where is the crazy right wing when it comes to the surveillance state?


 from here

When the rhetoric of a plutocracy no longer masks its real purpose—to make most of us poor—people become less risk averse.


Beyond the nascent Occupy movement (now quiet), where are our student protests over college costs and crushing loan debt?

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Death Rattle(rs)

                h/t DownWithTyranny

Howie Klein included this video at the end of a longer post on religious extremism to remind us all that extremists are organized, and they vote.
                   ...they vote their hatred and hypocrisy.

Friday, May 25, 2012


Tom Tomorrow

...Wall Street’s self-centered, self-absorbed behavior has been kind of funny. But while this behavior may be funny, it is also deeply immoral.
Think about where we are right now, in the fifth year of a slump brought on by irresponsible bankers. The bankers themselves have been bailed out, but the rest of the nation continues to suffer terribly, with long-term unemployment still at levels not seen since the Great Depression, with a whole cohort of young Americans graduating into an abysmal job market.
And in the midst of this national nightmare, all too many members of the economic elite seem mainly concerned with the way the president apparently hurt their feelings. That isn’t funny. It’s shameful.
from here

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Queen Of The Lost Cause

Republican Starlet

I can't believe she's still on TV.

...but ratfuckers have to ratfuck.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday Soundtrack

  Greer McGettrick
photo from here

Paul Krugman Gets It...

Tom Tomorrow

I think there’s a process going on here, in which wealth and power creates a bubble in which people are so eager to please the paymasters that they lose any sense of what it sounds like to those not already answering to the same paymasters.
Godwin's Law—given enough time, in any online discussion—regardless of topic or scope—someone inevitably criticizes some point made in the discussion by comparing it to beliefs held by Hitler and the Nazis.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sunday Soundtrack

                               (for Phyllis)

Death Rattle (5)

Eagle Forum founder and asshole, Phyllis Schlafly

The immigrants do not share American values, so it is a good bet that they will not be voting Republican when they start voting in large numbers. [...]
Instead, the USA is being transformed by immigrants who do not share those values, and who have high rates of illiteracy, illegitimacy, and gang crime, and they will vote Democrat when the Democrats promise them more food stamps.

Death Rattle (1)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Art Break

William Powhida    Why Are Artists Poor, 2012    (click to enlarge)
More high resolution images at the site

William Powhida    Griftopia, 2011    (high resolution)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

No Thanks

...Allen Quist, a 67-year-old soybean farmer and onetime anti-sodomy crusader who believes that humans and dinosaurs may have coexisted in Southeast Asia as late as the 11th century.
from here

Death Rattle (4)

For some mysterious reason, there are fewer white people being manufactured in the United States.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Stone Of Cruelty

...I can only wonder what kind of person I'd be if instead of confronting the past I tried to forget it or, worse, tried to say it wasn't really that bad. I can only wonder what kind of person I'd be if the stone of cruelty in my heart was subject not to the slow trickle of conscience but rather to my sense of ambition and entitlement — to those jewelers of the self who, beholding the stone, declared it a gem, precious and hard, of inestimable worth in the bazaars of business and politics, and set it for my presidential ring.
And here’s the thing: I thank God I don't know. Long ago, I made an innocent kid suffer; one of the great gifts of my life is that I suffered in return. Mitt Romney doesn't appear to have suffered at all for the suffering he inflicted; but as one lucky enough to have broken the mean bone in my body and to have worn it in a sling, I can tell him that what he's accused of doing to the boy whose hair and existence was such an affront to him was not a prank; it was a punishment, to both the victim and the perpetrators. The victim almost certainly remembered it to the day he died; the least the perpetrator can do, if only for himself, is to try and do the same.
Charles Pierce

Paul Krugman Gets It...URRK!

Tom Tomorrow

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Soundtrack

                            Neil Young, Cortez The Killer

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day


 She hated to be photographed.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Objectivist Whiner Makes Shit Up

This is a pure con, aimed at a bunch of suckers in storm cellars listening to the shortwave, or to the fillings in their teeth. And a United States senator, a member of the World's Greatest Deliberative Body, is working as the carny shill for this peculiar piece of bunco.
 If the price of Ron Paul's support is that any thinking American has to stop laughing at his dimwitted spalpeen, the price to our democracy is too high.
Charles Pierce

What a fucking asshole.


The lie of the ad is more important than rifle's placement.

Flop the rifle, keep the lie.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Have A Nice Day

 from Billy Childish

Death Rattle (3)

In general, one might think that it's unwise for a shrinking ethnic majority to support putting minority rights (of any kind) to a popular vote.

Maybe the "Restore America" humpers haven't thought this through.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Derp, With A Side Of Evil

American Front assholes

from here

Fucking Wow!

Update: These guys were active in Florida—the home of conceal carry and stand your ground —a disaster in the making.

Wednesday Soundtrack

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Fatigue (and busy)

Son of Frankenstein, 1939

Currently I'm blasted at work, but also really diminished by the awfulness of our politics.

 Dystopic nonsense.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Friday, May 04, 2012


Adam Yauch

May 4, 1970

Fucking Wow!

Bill Nye, the harmless children's edu-tainer known as "The Science Guy," managed to offend a select group of adults in Waco, Texas at a presentation, when he suggested that the moon does not emit light, but instead reflects the light of the sun.
As even most elementary-school graduates know, the moon reflects the light of the sun but produces no light of its own.
But don't tell that to the good people of Waco, who were "visibly angered by what some perceived as irreverence," according to the Waco Tribune.
from here

Let's see, are these assholes more likely to be Democrats or Republicans?

Friday Soundtrack

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Racing To The Top By Pushing Everyone Else To The Bottom

...I recently met Edward Conard on 57th Street and Madison Avenue, just outside his office at Bain Capital, the private-equity firm he helped build into a multibillion-dollar business by buying, fixing up and selling off companies at a profit.
                       .                    .                    .
Society benefits if the successful risk takers get a lot of money. For proof, he looks to the market. At a nearby table we saw three young people with plaid shirts and floppy hair. For all we know, they may have been plotting the next generation’s Twitter, but Conard felt sure they were merely lounging on the sidelines. “What are they doing, sitting here, having a coffee at 2:30?” he asked. “I’m sure those guys are college-educated.” Conard, who occasionally flashed a mean streak during our talks, started calling the group “art-history majors,” his derisive term for pretty much anyone who was lucky enough to be born with the talent and opportunity to join the risk-taking, innovation-hunting mechanism but who chose instead a less competitive life.
from The Purpose of Spectacular Wealth, According to a Spectacularly Wealthy Guy

The callous dipshits who were once labeled college republicans—they grew up.

h/t Digby

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Unhappy May Day

Nationally, strikes of any kind are at an all time low.

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