02 Oct 2011

Koch caught making illicit payments to win contracts, trading with a Muslim terrorist state, and fixing prices

According to an upcoming expose in November’s Bloomberg Markets magazine, political blog politicalgates has leaked that Koch Industries will be accused of various sins: – Koch Industries used the European offices of their subsidiary Koch-Glitsch to sell millions of dollars of petrochemical equipment to Iran in an apparent violation of the

24 Sep 2011

Obama to CBC: “Stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying.”

WaPo: Congressional Black Caucus officials say they are suddenly being showered with attention from the White House — even receiving a fact sheet after the president’s recent jobs speech calling the black unemployment rate “unacceptably high” and listing “targeted” help in the jobs plan, such as aid that would help

24 Sep 2011

#occupydc: October 6, 2011

You will not be able to stay home, brother. You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out. You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip out for beer during commercials, Because the revolution will not be televised. The revolution will not

21 Sep 2011

Cenk & TYT are now on Current TV

MSNBC & Phil Griffin are shooting themselves in the foot again. I’m not quite sure what to make of this, but I don’t think it’s a bad thing. http://current.com/blog/93457106_watch-cenk-uygur-interview-al-gore-on-the-young-turks.htm

18 Sep 2011

Donate here for #OccupyWallStreet generator at Zucotti Park

Apparently there’s no power at the park, which is needed for various things including the Livestream feed.   Donate here   Or if you’re in the area and can donate one for awhile, that might be helpful too.   h/t Athena1 & her great coverage

10 Sep 2011

CNN: Right Wing Extremists are the Fastest Growing Terrorist Threat to the US

I’m disgusted as much as you are with the so-called “remembrances” of you know what. The media has done what they do best: turn an incredible tragedy into a circus devoid of all meaning; it’s been strip mined in order to sandwich advertising of reality TV, junk food, and iPad

04 Sep 2011

The Pathetic Joke that is the Congressional Black Caucus

  The Congressional Black Caucus has always described itself as the conscience of the Congress. This is an apropos statement, but for all the wrong reasons, given how broken the United States Congress is. Given the unprecedented moves to the right in congress, more than a few commentators have made

01 Sep 2011

If Obama caves to the left now, progressives will still lose

OK, it’s pretty obvious by now that Obama, Plouffe, Axelrod, Jarrett, Sperling, and the rest of the Keystone Kops are scared shitless. Understandably so. Even the ‘bots can’t justify the latest screw up. The latest “pivot” to a jobs focus should have been a boon to a more progressive fight

29 Aug 2011

It’s Official: Clarence Thomas Is A Psychopath

There is a great, if not frightening, new piece at the New Yorker about Uncle Thomas. The entire thing is worth a read, but this little snippet was pretty eye-opening: His views on the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment remain so eccentric, even bizarre, that they have

23 Aug 2011

President Obama: ‘I’m a Blue Dog Democrat’

Obamabots, can we finally drown this myth in the bathtub? This little nugget was dug up from President Obama: ‘I’m a Blue Dog Democrat’ which links to an old Matt Bai piece written shortly after the “shellacking.” From the original Matt Bai piece: Privately, Mr. Obama has described himself, at