Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Very good data about a very bad thing.

The bright side???

Probably the demise of the worst part of the Republican Party, much like what occurred during the depression. Meanwhile, Shanghai is looking good. Enjoy!

Roubini Global Economics (RGE) Monitor

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Forty acres..but no mule

Sirotablog: Billionaire Scion Tom Friedman

As the July edition of the Washingtonian Magazine notes, Friedman lives in "a palatial 11,400-square-foot house, now valued at $9.3 million, on a 7½-acre parcel just blocks from I-495 and Bethesda Country Club." He "married into one of the 100 richest families in the country" - the Bucksbaums, whose real-estate Empire is valued at $2.7 billion.

Is there any better evidence that this country's Fourth Estate, and it's government as a whole, has descended into some great redux of the intrigues that plagued the court of Louis XIV? Are Friedman and his compatriots not the very definition of the term bourgeosie that Marx put to such accurate use? The pity is that most of middle class America believes it belongs to Friedman's and Katie Couric's and Matt Lauer's and Rush Limbaugh's and, bestest of all, George Bush's socio-economic milieu. It's so Weimar, it's scary.

Anybody who pays ANY attention to 99% of the corporate "news" in this country is merely reading the Style section of their local newspaper. Anybody who believes one iota of the "free trade globalism" this guy spouts is certifiable. There will one day be a very nasty surprise for the majority of Americans. We wait to see what their response will be.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


I knew there'd be some precedent that echoed Nuremburg...Billmon finds it..

Whiskey Bar: No Respect for the Struggling Artist

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Monday, June 12, 2006

Dr. Stupidlove

ArmsControlWonk | an arms control weblog: Bombs From Space
via Agonist
Whenever anybody brings up "space based weaponry", rest assured they got their science training from watching the Road Runner.

What a bunch of idiots.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

My Asymmetric

Truthdig - Ear to the Ground - U.S. Military: Gitmo Suicides Acts of 'Warfare'

"They are smart, they are creative, they are committed," Admiral Harris said. "They have no regard for life, neither ours nor their own. I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of asymmetrical warfare waged against us." NYTimes

Other examples of Asymmetric Warfare -

And just the other day, somebody turned their cheek right into my fist.

Suicide is terrorism. My guess? Amerika is just that stupid.