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The Hypocrisy of the Freedom Rhetoric

Many people have been led to believe that freedom is good and lack of freedom is bad; that the world can be divided into free societies and oppressed societies; that any limits to freedoms, be they through taxes, laws or regulations on corporations or individuals, are inherently evil. Let’s explore some of these, shall we? […]

American Corporatism: An Abridged History

There is an idea that is pervasive in American capitalism that entrepreneurs are the great producers, great men who move the Earth through intelligence, perseverance, and creativity. You can hear it echoed from Ayn Rand to Ted Nugent: the executives are the people who produce and keep the world moving, while the knuckle-draggers shuffling to […]

The Corporate Whipping Boy

As I watch the situation with AIG and Congress unfold, I can’t help but think about the nature of corporations, and what will happen to people like Edward Liddy – the CEO who authorized $4 million bonuses for the executives in charge of the insurance company despite the failure of the corporation. Is it really […]

There’s a village in India missing its idiot

So, I’ve got a secret for you this week. Don’t tell the Republican Party, but Bobby Jindal is a big douche. If you don’t know who Bobby Jindal is, he’s the governor of the shit-tastic state of Louisiana, and also apparently the future of the GOP. The first-generation American from the deep south was chosen […]

BREAKING NEWS: There’s More to the Constitution Than the Military

It’s no wonder I sometimes think that anyone with an (R) after their name is a blithering idiot. As usual, in my daily goal of picking a fight with at least one conservative, I was exposed to the stupidity of some conservatives’ views on government, when I was informed that the only roles of the […]

The American Work Ethic: Destroying Families for Decades

I recently had a discussion with a conservative acquaintance of mine about the nature of public assistance programs – him arguing that they are inherently evil, while I, of course, argued that they are absolutely necessary if a nation is to consider itself civilized. And of course, the issue that came up is what is […]

Food Stamps and Infrastructure Spending More Stimulating than Tax Cuts

It seems that the center and left-leaning media are going bonkers over the following estimates from Moody’s Economy.com: The major implication of this is that infrastructure and food stamps are significantly more effective means of stimulus than tax cuts. Therefore, the stimulus bill should include only infrastructure and food stamps spending, and no tax cuts. […]

The Blagojevich Bait and Switch

Recently, Illinois governor Rod “legohair” Blagojevich was arrested on federal corruption charges for allegedly conspiring to sell a senate seat. Long story short, he was impeached. Enter the bullshit. Legohair went on a TV blitz claiming that his impeachment proceedings was a kangaroo court where he wasn’t allowed to defend himself. Rightfully, he claims that […]

Top 10 Reasons Why Obama will Fail

Barrack Obama seems like a pretty competent guy, and if I were a US citizen, I would have voted for him. But now that his surreal inauguration is over, it’s time for a dose of reality. Much of the US populace have hung their hopes and dreams on this one man’s shoulders, but I can […]

8 Years of Tyranny and Incompetence in 8 minutes

In the following video, Keith Olbermann summarizes the damning historical case against the Bush Administration. Many years from now, museums and history professors my play this tape in memorial to the effects of voting for someone you’d like to have a BBQ with, instead of someone with morals and brains. Only Americans would elect a […]