Monthly Archives: February 2009

People who seriously need to STFU

Who, this week, might it be…to feel the wrath, the wrath of me…and the hand of Mr. T? Read on:1. Scott Fucking Easterling. Where was this oh-so-patriotic questioner of presidential legtimacy when Dubya stole the White House–twice? For that matter, … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging Too: Chavecito phones in

…and recites a poem he wrote to honor his friend and army comrade, Luís Felipe Acosta Carlez, who was ambushed and killed (Chavecito swears it was done by the then-infamous Venezuelan secret police, the DISIP) on March 1, 1989, during … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Because we’re overdue for more Evo

And who doesn’t love Evo?This is yet another of those “just because” pix:Posted just because it’s a nice pic of a man who’s so very fine…and I like it.

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Inevitable fallout from the economic crisis

A woman I know at the Unfiltered News Network forum was recently let go from her job. It’s a story you’re bound to hear ad nauseam from people if you haven’t already, but this one got at least a little … Continue reading

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Economics for Dummies: The Greenspan Effect

Karma also has invisible hands–at least two that I’m aware of. And both have just landed upside this clown’s head.

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More fun, frivolous analysis of the Venezuelan referendum

Popular Venezuelan bloguero Okrim Al Qasal has some interesting insights for us into how last week’s referendum to remove term limits from the Venezuelan constitution went. Let’s follow his bouncing ball (with segments in bold type and indent translated by … Continue reading

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Ashy thoughts for a Wednesday morn…

I’m not Catholic, so this whole penitential post-carnival thing is kind of opaque to me. Rather than atone for sins (actual or imaginary), I prefer to do the right thing in the first place, if I can. Which means I … Continue reading

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Quotable: Jamie Lee Curtis on the credit crisis

“Are we too so drugged as to think that the idea of Corporate greed and avarice and the lies and misdeeds are a new thing? Madoff’s Ponzi worked (longer than most) but it worked because people didn’t ask questions, they … Continue reading

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Rosenmontag!

It’s carnival time around the world! Here she is, folks, the lady you’ve all been waiting for, laid bare. The Chancellor of Germany (and latest Extreme Makeover recipient), Angela Merkel:Der Spiegel explains the meaning of those markings on her nude … Continue reading

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Bad pennies have a habit of coming back…

…in Spain:Yes, that’s an actual fascist salute. This was taken at an anti-immigrant rally. Apparently Bolivian migrant workers in Spain are facing unprecedented amounts of racist abuse as the economy falters and the nativists blame the migrants. Nothing has changed … Continue reading

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