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Paul Krugman wins Nobel Prize for Economics.

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Krugman is an unapologetic liberal so we can all be proud of Mr. Krugman, a frequent guest on Olbermann's Countdown show. From the MSNBC writeup: Paul Krugman, the Princeton University scholar and New York Times columnist, won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for his analysis of how economies of scale ...

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 Evolution Of Elections - Intelligent Design Debunked

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

As we move closer to the election, I've witnessed a phenomena that has only recently begun to make sense to me (by the fact that it doesn't make sense). First, I have to hand it to my Republican friends...their tenacity in creating tangible talking points out of thin air is ...

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 ...

It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad Country We Live In

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

There are times when I'm sure the United States won't survive the remaining days until we elect our next president...let alone the day after. As I watch the McCain campaign succumb to increasingly divisive acts of desperation...fomenting fear and animosity by directing innuendo at ignorance...I can't help but question the ...

Marie Antoinette is Alive and Well on Wall Street

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

And we all know what happened to her. Public fear and anger are reaching a boiling point. Don’t think it couldn’t happen again. Yesterday’s congressional hearing uncovered some unbelievable sociopathic attitudes that are just begging for another guillotine (or maybe something else that isn't as quick). Lehman Brothers CEO Richard S. ...

George W. Bush- The Corporate Bail-Out King

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

If George W. Bush is looking for a legacy (or maybe just a place in the Guiness Book of World Records) he should lobby hard for his place as America's Bail-Out King, because he is far and away Numero Uno in this hardly coveted category. A look at his financial accomplishments: Airline ...

The Sinking of the USS Lehman

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Lehman Brothers' Chief Executive Crapweasel, Richard S. Fuld, testified to Congress today about the sinking of the USS Lehman while under his command. It wasn't a pretty tale, it never is when corporate giants go down and leave everyone thrashing about in the financial flotsam that surfaces. The testimony covered ...

John McCain’s New Motto: “It’s NOT the Economy, Stupid!”

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

“We can't win on the issues. If America’s voters are smart enough to notice the collapsing economy, we’re fucked. Our only chance is to distract the voters with shitsmears and Swiftboat attacks. It’s not my fault; I'm a sleazebucket and that’s what sleazebuckets do.” The above isn't an exact quote, but ...

How to Coddle a Downtrodden CEO

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

This sure is a tough time to be a CEO. Every time you open a newspaper, all you get is “Waaaaaahhhh!!! I lost my job.” “Booooohoohoohoooo, my home is being foreclosed.” Goddammit, the world doesn’t revolve around the riffraff. Senior executives have expenses too. Your golden parachute and bonus package might ...

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