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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 »
There's an air of anxiety and defeatism in America lately. You can practically smell it. Even the right wing is getting in on the game in talking about American decline. To be up front with you, there've been plenty of predictions about the decline and fall of the American Empire in… Read full post »
DEBT LIMITATION CRISIS CONTINUES! WORLD ENDS AUGUST 2ND! DC DITHERS AS ECONOMY BURNS!
One of the oldest tricks in the book is for the 24 hour news media to spin out some mindless drivel to capture the eyeballs of the stupid, slack-jawed rubes watching and reading them for the sake of… Read full post »
In looking at the state of things in Syria these days, there is serious cause for concern about the Middle East. Basher Assad, not very much loved dictator of Syria is having some serious problems, and I do mean serious. Every week it looks like another engine goes out on the… Read full post »
American society is pretty polarized lately, and it's not just politically polarized -- it's economically and socially polarized. Class resentment abounds, and anger is lurking just below the surface of what the public opinion polls usually ask questions about. And it seems to me that in… Read full post »
Trust me, I'm not giving the POTUS any slack. I'm still boycotting the love fest by not spending one minute of my time or one dollar of my money for campaign contributions for the Giant Presidential Mud Wrestling Marathon of 2012. However, I think given what's just broken over the wires,… Read full post »
First, I have a confession to make. I consider myself a socialist, and I'm proud of it. So if you want to, you can hate me as much as you want. Not only that, but I've read a lot of Karl Marx (Das Kapital) and a whole bunch of his other… Read full post »
You gotta love conservative outrage. ACORN likes pimps and hos! Welfare queens drive Cadillacs! The welfare mother who paid for a candy bar with a $20 food stamp, and then bought cigarettes and booze with the change! It sure is wonderful that they spend so much time ferreting… Read full post »
Note to all: I've been travelling from Mexico, and my internet service provider (Qwest) was no doubt at that five day convention in the Bahamas, and was too busy to get me connected to the internet by TELEPHONE! I hate Qwest. In any event, I've had time to ponder a few… Read full post »
In foreign as well as domestic affairs, there appears to be a major contradiction between the practical and the legal. We've heard a wide variety of people challenge Obama's actions in Abbottabad on the grounds of violating both the Constitution and international law. Similarly, it… Read full post »
The first thing that I said to the bride and groom at the reception was, "Congratulations for making it this far." Having survived the tortuous wedding ceremony, it was now on to the reception. A thing you have to understand about Mexico is the concept of fiestas. Fiestas are not li… Read full post »
I was going to write something meaningful like how strict constructionism sucks, or Port Wars, or What About Marxism? or something like that, and then I got sucked into attending a wedding at the Eiffel Church in Santa Rosalia. And immediately I started producing my movie with the Coen Brothers… Read full post »
Ha, I fooled you! You probably thought I'd lost my marbles and gone out and predicted that Tim Pawlenty will beat Barack Obama in 2012. Wrong! Tim Pawlenty is a lot like my brother Clyde, a Christian fundamentalist that manages the bad but neat trick of being boring and weird at… Read full post »
On a slow news day, the absolutely most gripping item is Gabriel Sherman's article in the latest issue of New York magazine entitled The Elephant in the Green Room. It's absolutely required reading for anyone who wants to know more about the dilemmas that Fox News and the GOP are currentl… Read full post »
Not too many years ago, Ejido Wonderful (EW) was seen a bunch of stupid bumpkins by the sophisticates living in the city of Cachania down the road. They, after all, were the economic and commercial (not to mention cultural) center of a circle with a hundred mile radius. EW was just… Read full post »
Yesterday was one of those days where my #1 project was getting ready for dinner. Occassionally we host people in a grand style at our house, and it was time to host Jim, a well known conservative who lives down the road. The bottles of Oregon wine we had on hand… Read full post »
There's crazy, there's batshit crazy, and then there's the current crop of Republicans infesting Congress. We can all marvel at the religious fundamentalism of the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan. They and the late great Osama Bin Laden applied the religious principles of peace and en… Read full post »
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