Category: Sundry Punditry

What The Fuck Are The Tea Baggers Thinking? 0

What The Fuck Are The Tea Baggers Thinking?

Irrational actions like we’ve seen from the Republicans during the past few weeks lead to questions about how low they’ll stoop. My answer to that question is another question: is bringing down the country low enough? When someone or a group of someones acts irrationally but in a calculated manner, it’s a sure sign of a secret agenda

Busting the Greenspan Myth 0

Busting the Greenspan Myth

Greenspan asserts that self-preservation keeps markets in check, and his invisible hand approach is based on the presumption that getting wiped out of financial existence is enough of a deterrent. But he is wrong for two reasons: Some banks these days are “too big to fail” and backed by their sugar daddy, the U.S. Treasury, so they’re free to bet the pot — which is what led to the 2008 crash. And two: he misreads the human nature to game the system. The more money involved, the more — not less — likely people are to lie, cheat and steal.

Naughty Newt's Whopper: Passion for Country Led to Affair 2

Naughty Newt's Whopper: Passion for Country Led to Affair

The Lamest Excuse for an Adulterous Affair Award goes to Newt “Red, White and Screw” Gingrich, who claimed he slept with a woman other than his wife because he was busy serving his country and apparently didn’t have time to service the folks back home.

Fours Years and C-Ya: Why Obama Could Be a One-Term President 2

Fours Years and C-Ya: Why Obama Could Be a One-Term President

Barack Obama’s recent successes – health care reform, ABM treaty, improving economy – make 2010 look brighter for the Dems and 2012 look winnable for reelection by Mr. Obama. But I don’t think that he wants to run again, and...

China Going Rogue 0

China Going Rogue

Quick: Name one way that China is like Sarah Palin? Some people might say that Palin is a dragon in disguise, but with China launching cyber espionage against Western companies and governments, scuttling the Copenhagen summit and ignoring international norms...

When a liberal doctor opposes the Senate version of health care reform, maybe it really should die 0

When a liberal doctor opposes the Senate version of health care reform, maybe it really should die

Howard Dean, a physician before he became a governor then the Democrat Party leader, is speaking out against the Senate version of health reform? Read here why, but I agree: this dog should have its day. The average person will...

Loser elf causes panic at mall 0

Loser elf causes panic at mall

Meet Bill Caldwell. Dressed as an elf, and about as tall as one, he waited in Santa’s line until he got to the front and told the poor guy hearing wishes that he had dynamite in his bag.

Bush Values: an Oxymoron 2

Bush Values: an Oxymoron

One of the questions hanging over the Bush presidency, recently raised by his speech claiming that he “returned to Texas with (his) values intact,” is exactly what were the values of George W., and did he live up to them?...

An open letter to GW Bush 3

An open letter to GW Bush

Some war president. Instead of rising to the challenge of the job, you shrunk down the definition. Don’t judge you as the steward of the national budget and economy, the carrier of our international respect, the spokesperson for our collective interests, the equalizer between all of the competing Washington interests, or as the one person we could turn to in an emergency. After you used 9/11 as a cover for an extreme domestic agenda, then to launch an unnecessary war in Iraq, all trust was lost. Took people a while to figure out who you really are—or, thank God, were, now that you’re back in Texas enjoying the perks.

Genius or Fumble? What McCain was thinking choosing Palin as running mate 0

Genius or Fumble? What McCain was thinking choosing Palin as running mate

The McCain campaign either pulled a masterstroke or just lost the 2008 election by choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate. I can see the long nights of work ahead, the war hero and his new beauty queen, his old...