AS THE SUN SETS SLOWLY IN THE WEST
- alienation, discontent
- September 16
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March 09, 2014 08:20AM
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February 21, 2014 12:26AM
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February 06, 2014 06:25AM
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The end of the economic world as we know it appeared to move up two weeks today when Greece announced that it was not meeting its monthly deficit target, making it inevitable that the cradle of Western civilization will run out of money in mid-October. Previously the drop dead date for… Read full post »
The objective is to cripple the Tea Party as much as possible. How is this to be done? There are a number of steps that can be taken. But preliminary work by onl has found some indications of effective results. Here they are:
1) Attend Tea Party meetings.
Know your enemy. … Read full post »
Barack Obama is maddening. He does a good job of pissing off the left and the right royally, and his time in office represents an extremely mixed record. On health care you have to give Obama credit. He went further in bringing comprehensive health care to every citizen in this country… Read full post »
Usually when these two forces collide, there's an incredible amount of heat, light, and explosive smoke damage. Unfortunately, in the world of economics, things don't operate that fast. So what we're witnessing right now is an extremely slow motion giant car crash that doesn't appear to l… Read full post »
I originally was going to tell you about the latest developments in the European Debt Crisis. I was going to give you an explanation of the negative feedback loops driving the incipient economic disaster, as well as the potential mechanisms for making the euro situation better. But then, I real… Read full post »
Mornin' ladies and germs,
old new lefty is going to channel his inner passive aggressiveness to the max and present salacious material that is designed to offend everyone at some level. So here goes. Let 'er rip.
The world could end on Monday morning, and nobody knows it.
This is tr… Read full post »
granola: a collection of fruits, nuts, and flakes
There isn't one huge, overriding issue facing us right now. Instead, there a little dribs and drabs of porridge sticking together. I don't know how tasty it is, but as always, I reserve the right to make a damn fool of myself by… Read full post »
This was discovered in a mayonaise jar buried in my back yard. It's a time capsule from 1995 when I lived in Los Angeles.
LETTER FROM SO-SO CALIFORNIA --- AN OREGONIAN'S VIEW OF PALM TREES
As usual, Oregon is having a hell of a bad time. What with Ballot Measure… Read full post »
The first clue that something was wrong was when I was watching CCTV, the equivalent of CNBC or MSNBC for China. There was a one minute news item about the housing situation, and the reporter had the news that property values in the PRC are actually declining. This was newsworthy as… Read full post »
Can Obama substantially change his strategy and tactics on the economy and jobs in a timely fashion?
This is the really big question, as it's obvious that he's received an avalanche of bad reviews since his cave-in on the deficit ceiling negotiations. Since then, left, right, and cent… Read full post »
Go to Al Jazeera, and read Marwan Bishara. He gives the best pocket analysis of the situation in Libya, and what it might mean for the future of some Arab countries in the Middle East. Read full post »
The thing about the transmission of ideas is, that in the beginning they are considered lunatic, the insane ramblings of a deeply disturbed human being. Then they become cultish and certainly way outside of the mainstream. Then people begin to take this idea seriously.
So it appears to be with… Read full post »
Predicting is a very difficult thing. Especially when you're talking about the future
If you're alive, you're going to make mistakes. And when you're prognosticating, you're almost certain to predict wrongly. Looking back on what I've said this year, it's time to p… Read full post »
You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows
Art reaches into the alternative universes, pulling things out of nowhere. Three different people from three wildly divergent viewpoints all come up with the same answer, and it's not particularly reassuring for… Read full post »
Sometimes the most wonky policy issues actually hide the biggest scandals. For example, if I were to tell you that Republicans used CAFTA (the proposed Central American Free Trade Agreement) as a bargaining chip in their negotiations with Obama on the debt ceiling fight, I'm sure that your eyes… Read full post »
Whole lotta economic news today, with a whole lotta bad, eh? Standard & Poors downgrades the US credit rating. Stock market fell more than 500 points in one day, and Monday the stocky marky looks like it wants to jump out of the window. So many talking heads, but so little… Read full post »
Today is the day that Barack Obama lost the election for President of the United States. It makes no difference that the election isn't until November, 2012. He lost the election today. In an inspection of the American media, left, right, and center, I see nothing but condemnation f… Read full post »
Well not exactly, but close. Mark Twain said that history doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes. Daniel Ellsberg is off a few years, but Julian Assange and Wikileaks will do just fine as a stand-in. Earth Day was a few years old, but we still have Al Gore. China took Taiwan's… Read full post »
I'm thinking that my predictions have been pretty skanky lately. That's because there's a difference between my cogent analysis and what's actually been going on in the devious minds of the rat bastards and perps who've been scheming to take the loot in the… Read full post »
Very simply, no. However, when President Obama invokes Article 4, Section 14 of the Constitution on August 1st-2nd, expect the wingnuts of the elected Tea Partyers in Congress to immediately call for his impeachment. And what will happen next? Very simply, the death of the Republican Part… Read full post »
I'm from Chicago. I know. That's one of the reasons why I'm such a goddamned cynic, so I suppose it takes one to know one. But this marathon fiasco of the debt limitation fight in Washington, DC is a bit crazy making for the entire world. And let's be blunt here. … Read full post »
The cholestrol clogging the arteries of the news media these days is absolutely staggering. Real world news is going on, only you didn't see it. You were too busy being distracted by the bright shiny objects that the mainstream media has been waving in front of your face, and you totally… Read full post »
The death of the right wing is a painful thing to witness, indeed. Unfortunately, the death of the right wing has repeatedly meant mass death for any of the hated liberal, multicultural, cosmopolitan Other.
You may recall that some time ago, I talked about how right wing extremism was getting more… Read full post »
The spectacle of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation being rapidly engulfed in scandal is almost like an eclipse of the sun. You don't see things like this very often, but when you do, they're absolutely amazing.
The interesting thing about the whole scandal is that everyone in the world has know… Read full post »
A major war in the Middle East between Israel and Iran may be in the cards for September. It is highly possible that Israel will launch a pre-emptive military strike against Iranian nuclear facilities. And if Iran is attacked, it is highly likely to target Saudi oil refineries, ship… Read full post »
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