Wednesday, September 30, 2009

In a nutshell

What Dougj said:

It’s natural that some will take refuge in the simplistic pretension of neoconservatism.

Let's say it together:


Friday, September 25, 2009


I was gonna write a little blurb on this guy

He has been absolutely smokin' on health care. So some props were in order.
But then I remembered Iraq (aye), Surge (aye), illegal surveillance (aye) and
torture immunization.

Thanks Senator, for the work you have done for the people of West Virginia and
America as a whole.

Maybe you could spend a sec thinking about a little brown baby blown up in Haditha
or a newlywed couple incenerated on their wedding night (with fourty or fifty of their closest friends and family).


Thursday, September 17, 2009


Aravosis Obama racist symbology recap

Somethings old and somethings new.

Thanks John, for swimming through that sewer, so I don't have to.


Monday, September 14, 2009

The best gun post I have ever read.
Especially this,

McArdle would rather not dwell on that ugly fact of guns. They are not toys. They are not megaphones. They do not utter cute or funny or pointed commentary on the state of American polity today. They dispatch useful weights of metal at high speeds across considerable spaces with an accuracy restricted by the quality of the machine and the skill of its operator. Reality matters.

I don't give a shit one way or the other about McMegan. It is only that her shit is so typical of the right/libertarian stream of offal that SMACKDOWN is so appealing.
Reality matters (to some -ed.).


bwo curv3ball

Saturday, September 12, 2009


What Daniel Larison said

The difference between eastern and western European reactions to the Bush administration and its foreign policy decisions could never be found among the actual voters in either part of the continent. What was different in France, Germany and (later on) Spain was that their governments sooner or later represented public discontent with U.S. policies, while the governments of so-called “New Europe” sided with Mr. Bush against their own peoples.

This guy makes me respect the small-c conservative view.
His work is a thing of beauty.


When America Sneezes...

the world catches a cold.

Since the company was floated on the stock exchange in 1997 and then recapitalised by the state for €9bn in 2004, the company has been restructuring on a massive scale and has reassigned many jobs, leading to employees having to change jobs overnight or suddenly move to a new workplace, hundreds of kilometres away. Very difficult when you are in your late 40s and have been doing the same job within the company for 20 or 30 years. According to the unions, some employees have seen their job reassigned 20 times since 2004. Since 1997, the company has shed 60,000 jobs and reassigned 70,000 in a company that today boasts a workforce of 100,000 employees.

We have been moving public utilities to the private sector long enough to know that it is not a more efficient model to follow. See Montana Power.

Monday, September 7, 2009

aimai MOAR

Pretty fucking much.

I agree with the article one hundred percent--rare for me when it comes to the WaPo. That's because I'm one of the activists and fundraisers who worked for Obama and because this is exactly what I didn't vote for. I didn't vote for him and his to f*** around once they got into power. I didn't vote for President Snowe, or President McCain, or President Grassley or President Baucus. I voted for Obama because he was the only viable choice and he was running as a serious Democrat. If he wasn't serious about being a Dem and pushing Dem causes--which to me are synonymous with liberal and progressive causes--he shoudln't have, for example, run on the "public option". We bought him, we own him.

Glad I clicked Read More. Thanks John, and a tip of the old chapeau.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Unbroken Circle

Torture, illegal detention, unconstitutional surveillance,
and now this.
Aiding Torture, is that doctors actively monitored the CIA's interrogation techniques with a view to determining their effectiveness, using detainees as human subjects without their consent. The report concludes that such data-gathering was "a practice that approaches unlawful experimentation".

I wonder if we detained any twins.