Sunday, October 24, 2010

Quote of the Day

His presidency, one of the worst of all time, is a case-study in rank incompetence, short-sightedness, corruption, and disregard for the Constitution. From allowing the country to be attacked despite warning, to failing capture or kill the attackers, to ruining the budget, to wasting a mountain of blood and treasure on an unnecessary war, to allowing a major city to be completely destroyed, and having it all culminate in a massive economic crash, the Bush presidency should be considered the owner's manual on how not to run a superpower. Therefore, it was only fitting that he be rewarded with a $7 million book deal.

Frankly, these book deals are the way conservative politicians get rich serving corporations and oligarchs. We used to call it bribery but we are much more dishonest than that now.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Whom Do You Support?

Multi-national Corporations or The People of the United States of America?

Rich people or the middle class?

Slash and burn policies that destroy American factories and jobs or social policies that provide a safety net and healthcare for everybody?

Tax policies that promote sending American jobs to foreign companies or tax incentives that would bring factories and jobs back to this country?

Tax breaks for rich people that will add $4 trillion to the deficit, or tax breaks for the other 98 percent of Americans?

Scott DeJarlais or Lincoln Davis?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

"Behold the endless parade of Tea Party dinkbuttons, Nazis and homophobes and God-fearing yoga haters, oh my "

What must it be like to live inside such a tiny, misfiring brain and call yourself the queen of infinite space? It cannot be comfortable in there. It can't feel anything like joy, or fun, or freedom. It's just a million screaming little gnats, fighting over a breadcrumb of significance.

I wish I could write like that

(Thank you, Juanita!)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Quote of the Day

It appears that two hundred million dollars in false advertising will determine the makeup of the 112th Congress.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sunday Reader

As a child I watched President Eisenhower's farewell speech on a little black and white TV with my parents. We were living in a cool old house at 546 East Spraig Street in in Winston Salem, North Carolina. We were Democrats but that didn't matter because everybody who was an American was an American back then. My teacher had told all us kids to watch it. She voted for Kennedy, but like I said, this was an American President being replaced by an American president.

In that speech, "Ike" warned America of it's greatest enemy, which was a surprise to most of us because we thought he was going to talk about the Soviet Union. It was "Enemies Domestic" that he was most worried about. He was right.