Category Archives: Deregulation

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, … Continue reading

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What Ever Could Be Causing Texas’ Historic Drought?

 TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: I, RICK PERRY, Governor of the State of Texas, issued an Emergency Disaster Proclamation on July 5, 2011, certifying that exceptional drought conditions posed a threat of imminent disaster in specified counties … Continue reading

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Someone Call Rick Perry A Waambulance, STAT!

Texas Governor Rick Perry is disgusted, by the following cartoon from Jack Ohman of the Sacramento Bee. Perry wrote a letter to the editor demanding an apology, and his Lieutenant Gov. thinks the Sac Bee should fire Ohman. Thankfully the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Atlas Whined

“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession  with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, … Continue reading

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It’s D-Day in the Class War

“We cannot negotiate with those who say, ‘What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is negotiable.’” –John F. Kennedy On November 6th, 60 million Americans waited in line to yank the monkey wrench from Congress.  We reappointed our Democratic general … Continue reading

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The GOP Needs to Move Further Right and Suppress the Vote Better: A Modest Proposal

It would appear that many of these “voters” gathered the wrong message from our pitch.  As he poured my wine, Reginald observed that Romney, old boy, convinced the commoners he’d had such an illustrious career in the private sector that … Continue reading

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Closing Argument: Humanity vs. Crosses of Gold and Iron

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are the zombies of old discredited brands of conservatism, animated by a new strain of radical absolutism.  In our past, American heroes have exposed their ilk as fraudulent imperialists.  I predict that on Tuesday 60 … Continue reading

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The Romnzi Scheme

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” –George Orwell ThinkProgress reported that Mitt Romney, his son Tagg, his campaign and campaign surrogates all have significant … Continue reading

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Can You Tell Me How to Get to Wall Street

Last night, Romney said in the debate he would cut PBS from the federal budget, even though he likes Big Bird.  Well, kids, Big Bird is a fan of the blog, and he sent me his new lyrics for the … Continue reading

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Live-Blogging The Warren/Brown Debate

Tonight, I’m live-blogging the Massachusetts Senate debate between GOP Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren.  This is one of the closest-fought races in the country, and a very clear choice. And we’re out of the gate.  First question … Continue reading

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