We live in Zombie America. There are Zombies on both sides: We have Republican Zombies. These are the people who want to eat the middle class and the poor. The we have Zombies on the other side of the aisle…. Read More ›
The Good. The Bad. And the Ugly.
Or the column formerly called “The Weekly Ying and Yang.” I’ve decided to take a different approach, primarily because I no longer write that column weekly. And also because there’s far more “yang” than “ying.” Therefore, I believe that the… Read More ›
America the Immoral, Part One
Don’t misread the headline. It doesn’t say “America the Immortal.” It does indeed say “America the Immoral.” As a political junkie, I spend a lot of time rooting around, digging up information, and generally keeping myself informed of the day-to-day… Read More ›
Same Shit. Different Day.
Yeah, I know. That’s an overused phrase. I was thinking of using The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same, but that’s overused too. And, frankly, I feel as though I sound like a broken record. However, there’s… Read More ›
Will We Breathe a Sigh of Relief Tomorrow, or Will We Be Scared Shitless?
Okay, folks. I know you’re probably pretty tired of this stuff, but I have to do this one more time before D-Day. In the event that you are considering Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for the next four painful years,… Read More ›
After This Damned Election is Over…
I don’t know how you feel about the election, but I can’t wait until it’s all over. We’ll either be breathing a sign of relief or we’ll be scared shitless. Either way, after this election the American people need to… Read More ›
The 2012 Election Goal: Keep Romney-Ryan Out of the White House. Period.
Over the last several days, the GOP has proved once again that it and its supporters are totally irrelevant, beginning with Donald Trump’s supposedly election-changing revelation about Barack Obama and ending with yet another GOP prospective lawmaker weighing in on… Read More ›
Twenty-Three Days and Counting
I, for one, will be happy when this damned election is over. I haven’t been this stressed out over an election since the days of Richard Nixon. Before I begin in earnest with this article, let me tell you something… Read More ›
Toot! Toot! All Aboard the GOP Train Wreck!
I’m definitely not gloating here. It’s waaaaay too soon to gloat. There’s plenty of time left before election day, and the times are decidedly weird. How anybody in this country (who isn’t millionaire status) could even be considering voting for… Read More ›
Ox-y-mo-ron: A figure of speech in which incongruous or contradictory terms appear side by side. [e.g., Gay Republican; Republican Women]. I apologize for not being vocal of late. Frankly, I’ve been on vacation taking a break from the political world… Read More ›
Asshats and Weasels and Liars! Oh My! (Or, Dispatches From CrazyTown)
So, yesterday was a banner day in CrazyTown, USA (formerly known as Tampa, Florida). Hurricane Isaac saw the GOP coming and got the hell out of town. He got out just in the nick of time, it turns out, because… Read More ›
Romney-Ryan 2012: The One Percent Ticket is Now Complete
Nobody should be surprised that Mitt Romney has chosen Paul Ryan as his running mate. The consummate candidate of the one percent had to fill out his ticket with the appropriate sidekick. If elected, you can be sure of the… Read More ›
A Little Trip to La La Land With Pat Buchanan
There are so many crazies in and around the GOP that it’s hard to pick the craziest, but Pat Buchanan is certainly up there with the craziest of them. In a piece published on Town Hall, Buchanan has declared that… Read More ›
Is Anybody REALLY Excited About This Election?
I’m not. I’ve been a political junkie ever since I can remember. I had an FBI file when I was very young. I used to go around to colleges in the Boston area and talk about the killings at Kent… Read More ›
Mitt-Witt: The Consummate Candidate of the One Percent
I’m continuing on here with my Mitt Romney Rant. I want to get this off my chest and have a good weekend. There’s no question that Mitt Romney is the consummate candidate of the one percent. I’m not going to… Read More ›
A Bonafide Mitt-Witt Mashup
I suppose everything that can be said about Mitt Romney has been said about Mitt Romney by now, but I just cannot resist the urge to reiterate what I think are the key issues with the 2012 presumptive GOP presidential… Read More ›
Are Women Awake or Asleep at the Switch?
This is the question of the 2012 elections – from the local to the national level. Scott Walker managed to get himself reelected in Wisconsin because he outspent his Democratic rival by a margin of 7 to 1 (see graphic)…. Read More ›
Elizabeth Warren Gets the Nomination; Ready to Take Down Scott Brown
Yesterday Elizabeth Warren received 95.77% of the delegate vote at the Massachusetts state primary convention, putting to rest any doubt about her candidacy for the seat the late Ted Kennedy held for 46 years. After receiving the nomination, she commented… Read More ›
The Weekly Ying and Yang: April 22, 2012
It’s been a while since we’ve had one of these. I’ve been busy with fairly big stories and issues over the past few weeks, both here and on Veracity Stew. However, a number of small yet irritating items need to… Read More ›
The Chicken Little Squad Wants to Gut Social Security and Medicare
The Chicken Little Squad is out in force in this election cycle. The latest information on Social Security and Medicare – this time from the Trustees – is that the programs are in worse shape than believed. It’s time for… Read More ›
The Koch Brothers: A Clear and Present Danger to American Democracy
I’ve been following Robert Greenwald and his Brave New Foundation for quite a while, so when I got the email about the Boston premiere of “Koch Brothers Exposed,” I signed up right away to see it at Harvard University. I’ve… Read More ›
A Look at the 2012 Elections: Fun Times With the GOP
Yes, election season is in full swing, and there’s nothing like elections to bring out the asshats in the GOP, including the candidates they’re offering up for the Leader of the Free World. Here’s a presentation that will put it… Read More ›
Will the Democrats Seize the Day?
It’s officially election season, and many people have been wondering out loud if the Democrats can keep their majority in the Senate. They are defending 23 seats in 2012, and the GOP needs only four to take control. The House?… Read More ›
Rick, Mitt and Newt. Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk.
I don’t know about you, but at least when Michele Bachmann was still in the hunt I found some comic relief in the GOP clusterfuck of presidential politics. Not anymore. Now we’re left to endure three of the biggest asshats… Read More ›
The Weekly Ying and Yang
Welcome to the weekly Ying and Yang, a weekly roundup of events that may not require a full post but are certainly noteworthy in their own right. Some of the news is good. Some of it’s bad. But I try… Read More ›
The Weekly Ying and Yang
Welcome to the weekly roundup of good and bad (more bad than good). There are some really hot topics that deserve coverage even though they may not require full posts. Here we go: Rick Perry’s new anti-gay ad If you… Read More ›
More utter bullshit from our elected officials on the confirmation of Richard Cordray
In case you haven’t heard, the Senate fell short of the 60 votes needed to confirm former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as the chief of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The vote was 53-45 along party lines, falling… Read More ›
Why Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin matter
I’ve been talking about how important both Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin are to this country to anyone who will listen for a while now. When people ask me why they are so important, my answer is very simple: They… Read More ›
Who says because I voted for Obama that I can’t criticize him?
I don’t know how many “groups” there are on Facebook, but I know I’m a member of too many groups to keep up with them. I’ve got to tell you there’s a virtual plethora of groups supporting the Democrats. There’s… Read More ›