Fred Branfman, Noam Chomsky and the Communist Two-Step


Fred Branfman, author, blogger and early contributor to the current California economic miracle under Governor Jerry Brown, has written a very long apologetic about Noam Chomsky, or more accurately a standard screed against US imperialism and capitalism using Chomsky as a prop. Presumably he thought that invoking the grand old man’s name would somehow spur [...]

Pelosi Faithful Fail to Lower Their Voices


Gee Nancy, perhaps this is the kind of shrill rhetoric you remember so tearfully from the old days in San Francisco.
Pelosi may have been pining for the relative civility of the Tea Partiers as she attempted to deal with Code Pink and anti-Israel protestors at the America’s Future Now conference earlier today. As the room [...]

Obama: Pinko and the Brain – Narf!


Everything you need to understand about Barack Obama can be gleaned from watching any episode of Pinky and The Brain. All the elements are there, the quest for world domination, the Byzantine plots, a brilliant and dreadfully persistent mind hatching schemes of impossible complexity on a daily basis.
The punchline of course is that President Obama [...]

This Country Needs a Few Good Communists—Full Marx to Chris Hedges


In an era when the budding Van Joneses of this world are “dropping the radical pose” and concealing their truly dreadful, intellectually bankrupt ideas beneath layers of hopey-changey gauze it is refreshing to read a lefty who actually says what he means.
Thus, Chris Hedges and his post This Country Needs a Few Good Communists, a [...]

US Supports UN Resolution Against Israel – Middle East Peace in Our Time!


If anyone had any lingering doubts as to this administration’s position towards Israel — and it would take a narcoleptic not to have figured it out at this point — it was made painfully obvious a few days ago in, of all places, the UN.
On Friday the United Nations adopted a resolution for a nuclear [...]

Glenn Beck and Goldline, the Weiner Link: Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 49


Just to prove to David Swindle that I take his injunctions against time-wasting debates seriously, I am going to open with a skill-testing question.
I walk into Tiffany’s—flush with blogging income–and purchase their very reasonable 18k Gold Paloma’s Marrakesh Bangle (inspired by the intriguing patterns of Morocco) for $4,950. Later I discover to my horror that [...]

Fact-Checking Made Easy, Just Don’t: Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 48


Is it just me or does Olbermann increasingly resemble the dweeb at the back of health class making phlegmy snickering noises during the sex ed movie? This seems particularly pronounced when he attempts (and the operative word here is “attempts”) to stick needles of knee-slapping satire into his favorite voodoo dolls. Monday night it was [...]

Chris Christie on His “Confrontational Nature” — Turn Down the Lights for This One


I don’t yet know if New Jersey’s new governor Chris Christie is “The One” Glenn Beck and a few million of his closest friends are looking for–i.e. a latter day George Washington – but I’m definitely  liking what I’ve seen so far. The clip below is from a recent press conference in which Christie utterly [...]

Don’t Wake Up Keith, I’ve Got a Bet on You — Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 46


When not enlightening the world one post at a time (or working on my humility)  I am a business intelligence guy. I will spare you the long explanation of what a “business intelligence guy” does for a living, because your eyes would soon roll back in your head and that’s never fun unless accompanied by [...]

Keith, Stick with the Hooker Jokes, I’m a Friend – Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 45


I used to think the subtitle of this series should be “We watch Olbermann so you don’t have to,” except, as the numbers demonstrate, you’re not going to watch him no matter what we do. Let me go a step further and postulate that if you eliminated all the people like me who trawl through [...]