Leave it up to Jack Cafferty to ask the important question of the day. Why does McCain refuse to debate the problems of the country?
The Young Turks are throwing magnificent punches over executive compensation and other "bailouts" from a possible market collapse:
"Last year, as these companies lost $47 billion, they gave their executives $39 billion in bonuses. If you don't think the system is broken, you don't know what the hell you're talking about. They're ripping us off, man"
Paul Krugman says it's 1931 again. We're back to the Great Depression and the whole system is apparently within days of melting down, just so you know.
Tom Friedman describes the latest revolution. This time it's a race for sustainable Energy Technology. In Tom's own words: "Drill, baby, drill is not the solution. Invent, baby, invent is."
Paul Krugman dismantles the Republican economic fata morgana and tries to learn McCain some basic economics.
Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton educate the media on sexism. These kittens are correct. Many pundits are acting like pussies out there. Nerdville needs to toughen up, big time.
I really don't get this. All the time, reporters are telling us to stay safely inside for the storm, blablabla. So then they go outside in the heart of a friggin' storm to report on the hard winds and the debris flying around. Man, we've seen Twister, mkay. We have an idea of what hard winds look like and what they can do. There's no need for you to go about risking your life as to show us. That stuff is for the new season of Jackass, jackass.
Keith Olbermann with a special comment on the branding of 9/11TM by the GOP: a tribute to terror.
This must be the game idea of the century so far.
Above is a short teaser on msnbc, below is a more elaborate presentation on Youtube.
Naomi Klein and the ugly truth behind disaster capitalism after Katrina in New Orleans:
"At first I thought the Green Zone phenomenon was unique to the war in Iraq. Now, after years spent in other disaster zones, I realize that the Green Zone emerges everywhere that the disaster capitalism complex descends, with the same stark partitions between the included and the excluded, the protected and the damned.
It happened in New Orleans. After the flood, an already divided city turned into a battleground between gated green zones and raging red zones--the result not of water damage but of the "free-market solutions" embraced by the president. The Bush administration refused to allow emergency funds to pay public sector salaries, and the City of New Orleans, which lost its tax base, had to fire three thousand workers in the months after Katrina. Among them were sixteen of the city's planning staff--with shades of "de Baathification," laid off at the precise moment when New Orleans was in desperate need of planners. Instead, millions of public dollars went to outside consultants, many of whom were powerful real estate developers. And of course thousands of teachers were also fired, paving the way for the conversion of dozens of public schools into charter schools, just as Friedman had called for.
This picture tells us the messages that Republicans and Democrats gave the public during their conventions. For Democrats the message is clearly: "We need change and McCain is not it." For Republicans the message must be: "We need less taxes and more God."
I don't see how the latter is different from the last eight Bush years. Seems to me even "godly men" like Bush are very capable of genocide, theft, deceit, torture, treason and greed to name a few...
Jon Stewart gives the Obama team a little ammo and takes apart some Republican rhetoric, specifically about their VP Palin.
Crazy NBC reporting going on here. Am I watching the news or Jackass?! And what kind of a hurricane name is Gustav? Is Russia attacking America by weather?