Friday, September 24, 2010

Bravissimo: Steven Colbert Testifies To Congress

This is exactly the audience which needs to hear, and be reminded by, this kind of coruscating sarcasm. Here, as in his gig at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, the targets of his thinly veiled scorn and contempt are right there. When he's this good, it just magnifies how hard to do it even four nights a week must be, and why that so seldom actually approaches this. This is pure BRILLIANCE!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

It's a Left Jab To the Boner

Via Digby:
Left Jab Video Of The Day
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I don't know if you've noticed, but John Boehner is very,very, touchy. He doesn't like being mocked and he doesn't like his nefarious deeds being exposed for all the world to see.

Too bad:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Eau d'Chthulu

"Ladies, do you look on the threshold of a shuttered room, dreaming in the darkness of a god so terrifying and awe-inspiring that he can drive you insane with his six-pack abs?"

After seeing the success of the Old Spice commercials the mighty and terrible Cthulhu decided to sell his own scented products. A huge thank you to Jace Mills of Mellow Groove Media and Jack Shen ( Remember to read more Gods Playing Poker (!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

TDSWJS Unpacks The Fucktard Media's "Lying" Bags

It is this kind of rancor, this kind of ire, this kind of barely contained fury that is the program's most redeeming feature. It has become too rare.

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Max Keiser, # 75: On Markets, Finance, & Scandal

This week Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandals of "the weather in healthcare", virtual girlfriends and illegal immigrants giving up on the US economy. In the second half of the show, Max talks to independent journalist Mark "Bicyclemark" Fonseca Rendeiro, who is in Kabul to assist with the elections.

Funny, innit, how RT (Russian Television--formerly Pravda) and Al Jazeera (the house-organ of Islam) are better at telling us 'truth' than are our own media?

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

If You Control The Food, You Control The Mob

I'll bet Cicero, or one of those guys said it first, in Latin, back in the 'bread & circuses' times.

This is one of those issues that shouldn't be ignored, but sounds so extreme that it evokes images of "conspiracy." But tyrants through history have know that if you control the food, you control the mob.
Dr Rima Laibow MD tells how massive public PUSH BACK has held of the forced industrialization of food bill, S.510 in the US Senate, since last November. Now the PUSH BACK must continue or we risk the bill being rushed through in September as a "noncontroversial" unanimous consent bill. Action Item at to educate decision makers.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

"Les Mots et les Choses": Call a thing by its right name

Think about it.

We 'big-brained' humans have been around just a skoche over 250,000 years; a mere geological eye-blink. Given what we've done to the planet, to each other, and to other species in the interim, it just might be that big-brained humans, such as ourselves, are nothing more than just the next evolutionary dead-end.

We're sure acting like it, with America calling the tunes; the tunes of racial supremacy/superiority, patriarchy and predatory capitalism.

The practitioners of those systems, the owners and proprietors, create injury, injustice, and unsustainabilty. It may not be possible to defeat them, ever; but ya gotta try; ya gotta raise your fist. Bob Jensen, whom I've met on occasion and chatted, explains:

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Facing Foreclosure? It MIGHT Not Be As Bad As You THink

If yours was one of the securitized mortgages which was bundled and sold as part of the recent wave of Wall Street-led real estate swindles, there is a chance that you might catch a really neat break.

Because, from what I've read for more than a year now, if the bank wants to foreclose, but it cannot deliver your original mortgage to the sheriff/bank, who cannot then present it to you--in exchange for the property you are being forced to vacate--in the original, with your original signature, when they come to evict you, you can refuse to move until they produce it.

Which, as the article I link to below, is not always as easy as you'd think:
Over 62 million mortgages are now held in the name of MERS, an electronic recording system devised by and for the convenience of the mortgage industry. A California bankruptcy court, following landmark cases in other jurisdictions, recently held that this electronic shortcut makes it impossible for banks to establish their ownership of property titles—and therefore to foreclose on mortgaged properties. The logical result could be 62 million homes that are foreclosure-proof.

No, really!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Obama: A Big--And Bad--Gamble in Arizona?

Goddard should be a lock in the Arizona Governor's race. Especially after this (vid, below). He kicks Brewer's ass, and she doesn't seem to see the damage she's doing to her credibility. This should be a death blow to her candidacy.

But that ain't the way it is. She's polling at 65%.


For one thing, the hundreds of thousands of snowbirds who'll be voting for Brewer in November are still back up in the midwest and elsewhere...they won't have heard about it, and if they did, they'd VALORIZE the behavior" "She didn't let those smart-ass media bullies push her around!"

Another thing is: Throw out logic, rationality and reason. They do not apply. If logic mattered, if rationality were an issue, if reason were in fucking use, Goddard should kick her saggy, satchel ass.

Like he does in the vid below.

But this election is not about, nor is the vocabulary situated in, anything like a reasoned, rational, logical universe. It's about seething class and ethnic resentments, deep antagonisms, racial superiority (and consequent inferiority): about who/what is "American." Those issues are closer to the surface in Arizona this year than anywhere in the last 50 years, since the days of Wallace and Maddox and Thurmond.

To make matters worse, St. Barry seems to have managed to make Arizona a referendum on himself. His posture on the SB 1070 matter could be read, if one were so inclined, as a direct challenge to Gov. Brewer, and to Arizona's (nominal) "sovereignty."

It's one hell of a gamble, and I think it loses...

Hope I'm wrong...Doubt it...

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