Category Archives: Capitalism

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Good Cop/Bad Cop and Racism

Lead Story ♀ The women of New Horizons’ Pluto flyby Women make up 25 percent of the New Horizons flyby team. Science team leader Fran Bagenal said, “This isn’t remarkable – it’s just how it is.” Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Who’s Behind the Planned Parenthood Sting Video? – Read the full article

HAPPY GREEDY B#$T^RD’$ Day

HAPPY GREEDY B#$T^RD’$ Day aka Black Friday- a day of corporate greed fed by hedonistic consumerism where (after battling countless others) the victor purchases certain items with a reasonable markup;  also known as the day after Thanksgiving- a day where we nationally celebrate the mass murder and genocide of the native Americans. – Read the full article

Just Who Are The Job Creators? Hint: Not Who Republicans Say

Henry Blodget is the CEO of Business Insider, a site that has over 25 million visitors a month. Simply put, Blodget’s resume as a financial analyst, and success in the world of business is impressive. Blodget has written a column for Business Insider that succinctly defines who is and who is not responsible for job creation in the American economy.  – Read the full article

Pope Francis Officially Wins Me Over

“Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system.” Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel, 11/26/2013 In a document described as a roadmap for issues that are likely to define his papacy, Pope Francis took direct aim at the fundamental economic theory of the modern conservative movement. – Read the full article

Angry Republican Donors Give To Democratic GA. Senate Candidate Nunn

Citing anger at Washington Republicans for shutting down the government and threatening to default on the national debt, major donors to Republican causes in Georgia are now donating to Michelle Nunn, daughter of four term Senator Sam Nunn and the favorite to win the Democratic nomination for the seat of retiring Republican Saxby Chambliss. – Read the full article

“I’d Like to Buy the World” (says) KOCH

“Media bias has been a favorite theme of the Right for decades, of course.-“Thomas Frank The political activities of the Koch brothers have been influencing policy for decades.  The grand puppet masters sit atop their corporate throne pulling the strings of their sponsored politicians, while Americans suffer the consequences. – Read the full article

Conservative Studies: Another Case Study In Just Making Stuff Up.

Several days ago I posted  about a George Will quote from last Sunday: “Conservatism begins by facing facts.” Beyond Will’s own record of willfully lying whenever he feels like it the last several weeks have seen the dismantling of two widely cited “studies” supposedly proving conservative points.   – Read the full article

Mr. Obama, Tear Down the Private Profit Prisons

“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of its industrial and coal mining jobs, was sentenced to 3 months in juvenile detention.  – Read the full article

Scarborough Gets It Doubly Wrong

Paul Krugman was a recent guest on Morning Joe.  That appearance led Joe Scarborough to write an opinion piece titled Paul Krugman vs. the world.  Scarborough starts off on a bad note with an attempted bastardization of Krugman’s position on deficit spending:  Mr. – Read the full article

Gerrymandering, Jury-Rigging and Judicial Rewriting Are the Wave of the Future, Conservative Soldiers!

Greetings and salutations, fellow captains of industry and our Republican lapdogs!  I’m wiring you this electronic mail-o-gram from the deck of my mega-yacht Duchess’ Bounty.  What wizardry is this, you may ask, that such a feat is possible from the seas?  – Read the full article

Freedom of Speech vs. Wall Street’s Interests

“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.”  –Henry David Thoreau You know that civil rights are in dire straits when Rage Against the Machine starts to seem eerily prescient. Documents obtained in a Freedom of Information request by The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund reveal that the nationwide violent crackdown on Occupy Wall Street last fall was not only highly organized by the FBI and local police, but was orchestrated by Wall Street itself.  – Read the full article

Atlas Lost Market Share And Stock Value

Atlas carries a tomato, which would have cost an extra cent to add to a pizza at Papa Johns, if not for market forces. Marc’s post “Atlas whined” details how certain of the ultra wealthy in America have proven to be outspoken poor sports about recent political events.   – Read the full article