December 7, 2013 § 1 Comment
It’s a constant theme of conservatism to falsely take credit for the progressive causes of yesteryear while attempting to destroy contemporary ones. It bears repeating: in 1776, a conservative was a Tory. In 1860, a centrist advocated more compromises and a conservative was a Confederate or Confederate sympathizer. In 1880, a conservative was a friend of the robber barons. In 1935, conservatives advocated that the elderly die in the streets rather than receive Social Security. In 1955, a conservative was a McCarthyite red-baiter. In 1965, a conservative was a Beatles-hating, MLK-hating opponent of Medicare, civil rights and birth control. In 1986 conservatives were calling Mandela a terrorist while clandestinely selling arms to Iran to funding fascist Central American death squads. In 1996 conservatives were led by Newt Gingrich and impeached Bill Clinton over sex acts. In 2006 they were committing war crimes in Iraq while trying to private Social Security and subvert the justice department
December 4, 2013 § Leave a Comment
ALEC is evil, and it is having a funding snafu. The IRS is asking about its tax exempt status. ALEC is thinking of getting into gambling legislation to pay its bills. ALEC stands for the American Legislative Council, and it is bad news.
The Trayvon Martin killing was legal, and not a murder and/or manslaughter, because of the ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws. ALEC was the tax exempt lobbying group who pushed packaged legislation to state legislatures, including the stand your ground laws. In other words, ALEC is the reason George Zimmerman can start a fight and blow away someone when he gets scared, as long as . . .
So it is good news that ALEC is having troubles. Go ahead and celebrate by reading some investigative reporting on the subject, in the Guardian, here.
November 23, 2013 § Leave a Comment
taibbi is at it again.
hosting a contest for jpmorgan haikus.
and in the process, encouraging us to see the art in everyday life.
My mom wants to know
How you like her house, her porch,
Her climbing roses.
I am a huge dick
That skull fucks Americans
With their own money
November 14, 2013 § 1 Comment
the example investor in the new ameritrade website tutorial has quite an account.
this leads me to wonder. it’s a rather impressive sum. a billion dollars. is this a lure to get people to think that they too can be mr. buffett if they just sink enough money into the maw of the market? is it irony, to point out that the american fantasy would more likely involve greenbacks instead of sex? is it a typo? we meant to give him/her only the high six figures, oops. our bad.
what could it be???