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Starbucks and the Global Financial Meltdown

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Turns out you don’t need no steenking stockbroker. Let Starbucks be your financial guide. Basically, the greater the concentration of Starbucks’ in a country’s financial capital, the more likely it is that this country is reeling from the financial crisis. Coincidence? In the U.S., Starbucks is hopelessly intertwined with the real estate ...

George W. Bush “Shocked!” by World Hostility toward America

Friday, October 24th, 2008

President George W. Bush has expressed shock and disbelief at America’s deteriorating image around the world. In an unprecedented display of remorse, he said: “Maybe I shouldn’t have invaded Iraq. They weren’t a threat to us. I just made up all that shit about weapons of mass destruction and bringing democracy ...

Al Qaeda Endorses John McCain for President

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

An al Qaeda website wants John McCain to be our next president. Their reasoning is that he's “impetuous” and would be more likely to continue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In other words McCain will keep us in the hole we’re already in by continuing to dig and dig ...

South Africa Watching Election Campaign in Primitive Racist Country

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Things have really come full circle when South Africa views the United States as a bunch of dimwitted rednecks. South Africans of all races are hoping Obama will be the next president. 70% of South Africans are in favor of Obama, according to an international Reader’s Digest poll. South Africa, like most ...

Factory Farms in California

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Most of us are sickened by the treatment of animals at factory farms. And now California — finally — has an initiative on the ballot which will eliminate some of the worst practices. If you'd like to know more about factory farming, this website has a lot of information, including some ...

The “Other” Joe the Plumber

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Separated at birth: Joe the Plumber and Vic Mackey from The Shield.

War on Drugs in Jeopardy?

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

The Wall Street Casino — if you win you get to keep all your profits; if you lose, the taxpayers will bail you out — might not be the only American institution that’s in trouble. With Mexico’s grisly drug-related violence getting worse every day, the Mexican government is about to ...

Lee “Willie Horton” Atwater Comes to Washington State

Monday, October 13th, 2008

He may be dead (rot in Hell scumbag) but his ghost is all over the map. It’s hard to believe that a liberal state like Washington might be sending a Republican to the Governor’s Mansion. The two candidates are running neck and neck. If you live within broadcasting range of Washington, ...

World to America: Go Stand in the Corner

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Go on, scoot over there and just stay out of the way. It’s embarrassing to admit, but globally our country has turned into that ancient doddering relative who graces every family reunion. No longer able or willing to help out with anything, s/he just bores everyone with the same tired ...

The Economic Meltdown and Class Warfare

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Molly Ivins wrote a few years ago that the most lucrative investment you can make — nothing else even comes close — is to purchase your own congressman (or several). How’s this for a Return On Investment? The financial sector has contributed $2 billion to Congress since 1990. Talk about a ...