Like others, I was struck by Master Brook’s op ed in the NYTs today, especially the kicker: “It’s not that Egypt doesn’t have a recipe for a democratic transition. It seems to lack even the basic mental ingredients.” It was classic Bobo. Of course Egypt doesn’t have the tools–they’re not white. His column whitesplains why […]
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After reading about Doug’s Twitter travails, I flipped on the teevee to explore options for checking out this evening. I saw the above and marveled at the perfection of the image. Sure, it doesn’t capture the essence of Ayn Rand with the same precision as these 56 words, but I thought it was close. How are you wasting […]
It seems that the weeping orange one is sharing his fears: Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he believes the primary goal of President Obama’s second term is to “annihilate the Republican Party.” “Given what we heard yesterday about the president’s vision for his second term, it’s pretty clear to me that he knows he can’t […]
I think this tweet from Van Jones captures a lot of my feelings this morning: The wails of wingnut rage sound like sweet music as they continue their war against reality. Yes, they are dangerous and they will continue to do great damage, but today I am filled with hope. Hope that these losers are […]
Do you remember that scene from The Untouchables where Sean Connery schools Kevin Costner about how to take down Al Capone: Malone: You said you wanted to get Capone. Do you really wanna get him? You see what I’m saying is, what are you prepared to do? Ness: Anything within the law. Malone: And *then* what are […]
The fiscal cliff curb has been stepped over. And now the chatter is focused on the coming trio of Wingnut-manufactured points of doom: the Debt Ceiling, the Sequester and keeping the Federal Government funded. Of the three, two have firm deadlines for action. Without new legislation, the Federal Government will need to shut down after March 27, 2013 and the automatic […]
I don’t shop at Walmart. I made that choice back in the 1980s when the company’s growth model called for it to sweep into small towns and destroy the local mom & pop businesses to make shopping at Walmart the only game in town and/or county. I liked the diversity of small businesses in rural […]