December 2011

How to really waste some money.

Here is an unusually depressing article in the Boston Globe. It is one of those fluffy and airheaded “lifestyle” pieces, the print equivalent of empty calorie junk food and like many such articles it provides a horrifying glimpse into the vacuous nature of the modern American mind. In this particular case, the reporter, who hopefully is affecting rather than spontaneously producing prose redolent of relentless stup

Are China’s underwriting standards for Bond purchases a source of austerity measures?

Are the Republicans acting in accord with the financial wishes of Communist China?

HOLLOW WORDS: Obama’s “Fairness” doesn’t extend to Bernanke’s recent fear induced European bank bailout (currency swap funding rate cut by 50bps).

It was all just another example of socialized losses, this time via devaluation (or fobbing off the risk of loss or actual loss in the form of heightened risk of devaulation) of the US dollar. See New York Post article titled “Fed coordinates Europe bailout, but buck may suffer” at

In yet another spill BP's 2009 Alaska PIPELINE spill may lead to criminal charges.

Let’s just hope any fines are sufficient.

Washington State scrambles to fight massive tree die-offs.

2050 is right around the corner, time to wrap up your family planning

There Once Was a Girl From Nantucket

Seriously, there were many girls from Nantucket.

You have boulder, co in the wrong spot.

Hey, I am watching your 7 pm program, and you have boulder, Colorado in the wrong spot.

Arggghhh. Hey I live icolrorado springs, the wrong spot.

Obama's only talent is knowing what people want to hear and speeches don't fix jack!

Kansas shows he is in campaign mode. If he is re-elected it will be just one big illustration of how people do NOT change their basic character. Speeches don't do jack.

And where are the personnel changes within his administration that support his rhetoric?

Half-time Flushing Advisory

Half-time Flushing Advisory by leighmf, on the half-time choices of those watching this season's Super Bowl

Not super nachos, beer nor pie
compares with her in taste or thigh.
Perhaps this year no half-time flush
through every drain and main will rush.

Will you hold on to see Madonna,
Miami's horny old iguana,
choreograph her pelvic girdle,
kiss something weird, straddling a turtle?

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How Can the GOP Run American Government If They Hate It?

The coal country state of West Virginia is in the middle of a special legislative session to deal with a $270 million budget shortfall, and it's setting the stage for Republicans to completely gut the state's government.

It's the same playbook we've seen the right-wing carry out in Wisconsin, in Kansas, in Michigan, and in Ohio.