June 30, 2009
In the name of all that is good and holy, Gov. Sanford...
How did that out for the GOP in Minnesota last year?
I mean, I really don't know how many more times I can handle the ministers of the church of "Dissent is the Highest Form of Patriotism" calling me a traitor or a terrorist before I start to believe, seriously, that secession is the only answer.
Republic of Texas, anyone?
June 26, 2009
Yep, we really dodged a bullet with that Palin chick.
June 24, 2009
Ladies and Gentlemen - Barney "Real Man of Genius" Frank!
Back when the housing mania was taking off, Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank famously said he wanted Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to "roll the dice" in the name of affordable housing. That didn't turn out so well, but Mr. Frank has since only accumulated more power. And now he is returning to the scene of the calamity -- with your money. He and New York Representative Anthony Weiner have sent a letter to the heads of Fannie and Freddie exhorting them to lower lending standards for condo buyers.
Yeah, what could possibly go wrong.
June 17, 2009
Oddly enough, Boston's soon-to-be-defunct other paper couldn't find anything funny to say today.
June 15, 2009
June 12, 2009
Mr. Post-Partisan. Right?
Mr. Bring-All-Sides-Together. Right?
The Light-Worker. Right?
Great fucking job, idiots. Feel free to continue to sell us all down the river - it's not like it even matters anymore. You sold us this Unicorn Shit Sandwich, and now we're all gonna chow down.
June 11, 2009
Let us face it - any time the Zero needs a so-called Republican to sandbag any hope the party may have to stop some of the moronic and destructive aspects of his agenda, the dimmer of the two Maine dingbats will only be too happy to pitch in.
Yes, she can.
Seriously, would there be any difference - any functional difference at all - if an actual Democrat held that seat?
Oh, you don't like it? Tough fucking shit - she had it coming.
June 10, 2009
Rates on the 30-year T-bill are up some 90% (4.67%) over their lows of 7-months ago (2.5%). At a time when unemployment is ramping up and predictions of economic recovery are being backed out into 2010.
But I'm sure it will all and well.
Because we have a cool new President - with great pecs.
Normally Paul Krugman, the liberal pundit and Nobel laureate in economics, and Paul Ryan, a conservative Republican congressman from Wisconsin, share little in common except their first names and a scorching passion for views they champion from opposite political poles. So when the two combatants agree on a fundamental threat to the U.S. economy, Americans should heed this alarm as the real thing. What's worrying both Krugman and Ryan is the rapid increase in the federal debt - ... the huge structural deficits that, under all projections, keep building the burden far into the future to unsustainable, ruinous heights.
And both agree that there is one - and only one answer for that - the Value Added Tax, or VAT.
June 09, 2009
Sarah Palin has begun to get on the nerves of Republican senators who say the former GOP vice presidential nominee is taking her own White House aspirations entirely too seriously.
Actually, I think it's because she's manning-up and showing leadership in the face of the Failure of Obamanation while the Beltway GOP is cowering at the rumpside of The Won, but whatever.
But those same senators may have their eye on a 2012 White House run or be friends with senators with presidential ambitions. And Palin, who does not have a lot of Washington connections, energized the party’s grass roots in 2008 while bucking the D.C. establishment, leaving much of the party’s elite grumbling about her appeal to the conservative base.
In other words, Republicam Senators - quick to demonstrate just how ludicrously irrelevant they are - have already picked their fave and Saracuda ain't it.
Color me unsurprised.
President Barack Obama is promising some exciting coming attractions for his stimulus plan. But it turns out they're just summer reruns.
Starting off with snark. I'm liking where this piece is going already.
As to the substance - well, what they've been doing is a total, complete and demonstrable failure. But I suppose if they do it really fast... more...
June 08, 2009
The reality is that the Republican Party has, for at least a decade, been everything contrary to what the “purists” wanted it to be. In fact, it has taken every step the big-tenters claim are necessary to “save” the party from permanent minority status.
This entire piece is a huge freaking A-MEN! Please, do read it all.
President Barack Obama is promising to deliver more than 600,000 jobs through his $787 billion stimulus plan this summer, repackaging a pledge the administration made weeks earlier as the economy continues to lose hundreds of thousands of jobs each month.
Well, running the numbers that comes out to approximately $1.3M per job.
Yep - that's wise use of Other Peoples' Money, there.
Obama's promise to create large numbers of jobs - a vow that Vice President Joe Biden made last month - quickly drew criticism from oponents and economists who have argued his stimulus plan thus far hasn't delivered.
"I think these estimates are overly optimistic," said Arpitha Bykere, a senior analyst with RGE Monitor.
Bykere said it likely will be later this year before any meaningful job creation occurs from stimulus spending.
How dare they question The Unicorn Prince! Off the the re-education camps with them! Poste Haste!!
June 04, 2009
Although consumer confidence may be increasing, it's not showing up at the cash register yet. Many retailers posted disappointing May sales on Thursday, and food and necessities remained high on shoppers' lists.
According a Goldman Sachs/ICSC tally, overallfell 4.6 percent, worse than the 3 percent drop predicted.
Looks like there are soon to be a few more "funemployed" - looking forward to finding their inner layabout. Splendid.
Cindy Sheehan, who drew national attention for camping outside former President George W. Bush's ranch in protest of the Iraq War, is following him to Dallas. Sheehan will lead a demonstration Monday protesting "crimes against humanity."
"We can't allow George Bush's crimes to be forgotten just because he is not in office anymore," she said in an e-mail.
Here's a thought, genius - why don't you go after the current occupant of the White House, who seems to have a habit of, basically, grokking just about everything Chimpy McBushitler did over the last 8-years.
I've said it before - this woman needs therapy, not more public exposure.
June 03, 2009
The U.S. economy's recovery may have stalled after data on Wednesday showed half a million private sector jobs were lost in May and mortgage applications fell last week as rising interest rates frightened away buyers.
The only news to me here was that the so-called recovery had allegedly ever started - which one would think is a prerequisite for stalling.
One ray of hope though came from another report showing planned layoffs at U.S. firms fell for a fourth consecutive month in May, reaching the lowest level in eight months.
Well, hate to cloud-up that ray of hope, but once you've laid-off everyone the pace of lay-offs tends to slow to almost zero.
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