Populism

NYT: Clueless and lazy is no way to run a newspaper

NYT: Clueless and lazy is no way to run a newspaper

Mistermix at Balloon Juice points out the front page of today’s New York Times. Thousands of people gather around the world to protest the growing inequality of wealth distribution, and it merits a mention at the bottom of the front page. The same thing happens with the web site. Load the front page and there’s a [...]

Talking Heads (no, not the band)

With apologies to St. Janis of Port Arthur, a reworking of “Mercedes Benz”: Oh Lord, won’t you save me from these talking heads? They’re hurting our nation, it just never ends Tom Friedman, Krauthammer, Bill Kristol and friends, So Lord, won’t you save me from these talking heads? Oh Lord, won’t you take them off of [...]

American Exceptionalism

American Exceptionalism

Rick Stantorum speaks to the Faith and Freedom Conference: “Ladies and gentlemen,” Santorum said to applause, “America was a great country before 1965.” Yes America was a great country before 1965.

Will Rogers speaks to the 21st century

The man was wise. “The Potter’s Field are lined with graineries full of grain.”

Greg Mankiw

is an asshole: Similarly, when I write a column for the New York Times, I am not good at predicting how much it will get people talking.  As a result, I monitor the subsequent blogosphere commentary to judge if the article is a snore (like most things that get published) or if it is commanding attention.  At the very [...]

Hey, Ben, here’s a big cup of STFU

Image via Wikipedia Ben Bernanke drops in on the op-ed page of the Washington Post to share his concern: The government’s actions to avoid financial collapse last fall — as distasteful and unfair as some undoubtedly were — were unfortunately necessary to prevent a global economic catastrophe that could have rivaled the Great Depression in length and severity, with profound [...]

And they get paid for this shite?

Tucker Carlson: I love Washington. My wife and all four of my children were born in Northwest. I hope I never leave. But let’s be honest: The city’s not ready for democracy, much less statehood. I can’t believe someone is paying Tucker Carlson to spout this un-American crap. I can’t believe the Washington Post is hosting this [...]

The White Man’s Burden

Check out this New York Times interactive graphic – “The Pay at the Top” – see if you can spot the minorities and women. And people complain about SCOTUS nominee Sonya Sotomayor as an “affirmative action” pick?

Why should you trust a credit card company?

This should piss off quite a few people. From the article: Banks are not required to publicly reveal how much money they make from penalty interest rates and fees, though government officials and industry consultants estimate they constitute a growing portion of revenue. The question is “Why not?” These are publicly-traded companies that took down the entire economy. [...]

Tea Bags – um, yeah

This was just hilarious. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart M – Th 11p / 10c IndigNation! Populist Uprising ’09 – The Enragening comedycentral.com Daily Show Full Episodes Important Things w/ Demetri Martin Political Humor

This is not my beautiful house!

Many moons ago in the blogosphere there was a minor writer with the moniker “Bryan S.” who flew the flag of “Arguing with Signposts.” His politics were vaguely conservative, warblogger, humorist, cynic, libertarian. In short, he screwed all that up. So, you might say this is my attempt to set that stuff straight. The flag is flying again. But we’ve set a course that’s at odds with the haze of the last eight years. Onward!

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