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The Disgrace Continues - Obama Appoints AIG Crony

In what can only be described as a slap in the face to every American who suffered from the over $9 Trillion dollar loss in homes values due to the financial chicanery of Bankster’s and Friends, Barac O’bama has appointed AIG “consultant” and crony James Cole to the office of Deputy Attorney General.

China and Iran will sink our aircraft carriers

It has long been suggested by opponents of the aircraft carrier that they are sinkable. The myth of the unsinkable aircraft carrier comes from the luck we had in the Pacific in WWII. Unlike the Japanese we lost no aircraft carriers after the Yorktown. It does not take a fancy new missle to knock one out. It only takes a torpedo or 2 from a sub that was hiding on the bottom long enough to get through the destroyer screen. That could probably be done by a non-nuke sub.

Forever Stamps

Your caller was wrong about a replacement of the forever stamps. The Post Office announced this month that all stamps are now forever stamps and 1 and 2 cent stamps will no longer be issued. Note that even some of the recent holiday stamps were also forever stamps.

The Gift of Ass Fault

"Open a new 2011 Cadillac, and give yourself the Gift of Ass Fault," said the commercial announcement on my cable-free television set of unknown manufacture.

People who are writing television script these days don't realize there are those in their audience who hear spoken words entirely in their literal sense. This has the effect of making what they are saying perfect sense in a Divine Comedy of horses asses. Had they been brilliant Madison Avenue ad geniuses, they would have had John Cleese do the voiceover.

Just how "radical gay" is GOProud's agenda anyway?

There's news this week that a number of high-profile conservative groups will be boycotting the annual convention of the Cons

Der Spiegel ?

Yesterday Thom referenced an article by Der Spiegel. I have looked at there website but can't find it. Anyone have a link ?


Hemsley Protest Photos

Bill Clinton: the problem and the solution

If I hear one more person talk about generic job creation, in the abstract, my head's gonna' explode.

Reagan may have launched the process of uploading the wealth and devastating the middle class, but Clinton's second stage booster rockets put those machinations into orbit. He swung the barn doors open wide, allowing US industry to bolt, to seek greener pastures abroad. Leave it to the republicans to fool or coerce a moderate democrat to sign off on their malicious dirty work.

No more progressive radio in Anchorage

So I for one am going to deeply miss the Thom Hartmann show on Anchorage's 1080 AM. As well as other shows like Ed Shultz and Ring of Fire. The (consolidtaed) powers that be have seen fit to get rid of the station all together and now there are 5 or 6 conservative stations and not one even close to the center. The one local progressive, Shannon Moore, has (luckily) remained on the air but is now on one of at least three Fox based stations and is followed by uber-con Lars Larson.

Nice to have a Progressive voice to listen to, Thom.


Last night I watched the "documentary" I.O.U.S.A. another wolf in sheep's clothing very similar to "Waiting for Superman", in which the filmmakers couch their political agenda in messages that set up smoke screens and blame the victims for the woes of this country. In "Superman" the message is that public schools are a mess because of teacher unions and if we get rid of the teachers unions and fire all the teachers who make a living wage, we won't have to have a lottery at charter schools (I am not sure I get the connection). I.O.U.S.A.

This is one "little person" gald to see Larry Summers leaving

If you want to maximize the American Economy why don’t you start by trying maximizing the economic potential of every American Citizen rather than the economic potential of Corporations.

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The GOP war on workers has killed again...

It’s time to stop the conservative's war on working people in America.

Since the birth of our nation, conservatives have always been wary of average working-class Americans having too much political or economic power. John Adams, the second President of the United States and a Federalist (precursor to today’s Republicans), was very wary of the working class, which he referred to as “the rabble.”