Monthly Archives: August 2011

Gaddafi to Cheney: Work your magic for me


Dear Dick, My Michael Jacksonian compound was breached, my beautiful Bedouin tent burned to the ground, my Galliano-yellow and iguana-green uniforms desecrated. Worst of all, precious photos of Leezza were stolen and defiled by marauding desert rats who are not … Continue reading

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Straight talk on SS? Sanders stands alone


Bernie Sanders, the independent U.S. Senator from Vermont, makes passionate statements in support of working people then backs them up with legislation such as a bill that would strengthen Social Security without cutting benefits. From Sanders’ website: To keep Social … Continue reading

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The men don’t know, but the little girls…


For you nocturnal types: “Back Door Man” from The Doors (1967) In his own way, for a very different audience, Jim Morrison swaggered almost as convincingly as Howlin’ Wolf. The Doors actually gave credit where it was due on the … Continue reading

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Trumka to Obama: We are not the Tea Party


Richard Trumka is a hulking fellow who often wears a big smile, maybe in order to not look threatening. He wasn’t smiling much today when he blasted Barack Obama for failing to do anything in the way of jobs creation … Continue reading

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Pesky lawyer still on banksters’ case


When it comes to describing the complacency of the Wall Street banksters, their unabashed disregard for the millions of people they defrauded, and the ease with which they continue to push the right buttons in Washington in order to avoid … Continue reading

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‘Drug corners’ story makes a sobering point


I know a talk radio host who has a passion for esoteric list-making — best NFL defensive linemen who are also convicted felons, best rockabilly guitarists who married their first cousins — that sort of thing. He invites listeners to … Continue reading

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Dems, too, are helping to kill labor unions


Thanks to Atrios and Avedon for calling attention to an on-target overview of the contemporary conservative agenda: … Private-sector employers’ fierce attacks on unions since the 1970s contributed significantly to the sharp decline in the number of unionized workers, and … Continue reading

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