It's hard out here for a CEO

Automaker CEO's get punk'd on Capitol Hill. Nice touch from Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA).


Worst precedent from the worst President

The president and his aides seem to be above the law after all, you don't say.


Palin still ignorant on what VP does

Keith Olbermann educates Sarah Palin on what it is the Vice President is supposed to do. Palin looks like Bush with boobies: too stupid to let procreate. As Lewis Black would put it, we're supposed to be getting screwed by the best, certainly not by these mediocre dickwads. I can hear the late George Carlin's echoes: "Can I get pissed damnit!?".

Arresting Karl Rove

An obviously sensible woman tries to arrest Karl Rove for treason. You could probably add election fraude, treasury theft, war crimes and multiple abuses of power to the list, but hey, who's counting, right. What kind of a name is Karl anyway. Sounds a little German if you ask me. Go figure.


Richard Lewis takes over the Daily Show

Richard Lewis starts off a rant against all the insanity in his and our lives. Religion and Republicans have to go.


Privatising public capital and publicizing private debt

Naomi Klein is at it again, even better than I've heard before. This is the true strategy behind the treasury-theft that is called the Bush administration. Ripping the taxpayer clean, putting everyone's children in debt and financing well-off friends while getting fun out of it. Ad nauseam.


Bush couldn't sell snow to Africa

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?


Win billions by running a firm bankrupt

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"

The New Depression

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 on the Energy Technology revolution

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."

Krugman on the fundamentals of the economy

Paul Krugman dismantles the Republican economic fata morgana and tries to learn McCain some basic economics.


Grow some balls or lend Hillary's

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.



Keith Olbermann with a special comment on the branding of 9/11TM by the GOP: a tribute to terror.


How to hi-jack a society

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.

U.S. politics for dummies

wordstheyusedThis 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...