Geithner did more to contribute to this disaster than we knew. Makes one doubt whether he’s the one to fix things if, you know, fixing doesn’t include reinflating the speculation bubble at the expense of fiscal health. (Joke.)
And Larry Summers clearly has a vested interest in re-inflating the destructive, unproductive speculation bubble. If that last link doesn’t work for you, this one is actually better anyway. So yes, he, too, can clearly be trusted to fix the busted system of mass destruction.
Glenn Greenwald has the details.
Tort reform: A complete rightist canard without any factual support.
Medical malpractice crisis?
The crisis is solely the greed of the malpractice insurers. More about the the thieves here.
And then, the medical profession, pioneering in rightist morality, refuses to confess to its wrongdoing: Being an M.D. means never saying you’re sorry for crippling or killing someone. More about that stuff here.
And where we are now.
And the medical pros apparently practice quackery en masse anyway.
American justice: A lynching’s a lynching, no matter who the victim is. Or how deserving.
Barack Obama: Agent of Satan — the proof.
Cowtowing to Wall Street just like the prior administration: that’s enough proof for me but somehow looks like socialism to the deranged wingnuts.
Much more of the same is here.
Just realized: Bernie’s wasn’t the only Ponzi scheme out there. They all pretty much are. Wonder when Our Leaders will realize it?
Nah, they don’t need to to earn their future payoff from Big Finance.
Resonating poem for the day:
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Oh, look; CNBC can report real news with some depth. You know, real journalism. But on the web, where it can be ignored, instead of on TV, where CNBC must make time for its cabal of crazies.
Good question: Why Republican crazy and not Don Siegelman?
And a corollary to a recent post: That Stevens was lynched, as it were, instead of cleanly convicted, doesn’t mean he didn’t do the crime.
Is this the movie of the millennium?
Find! A naked Republican!
And sometimes, someone’s bad karma gets them deservedly bitten in the ass. Worse should only happen to this louse.
Read this and weep.
To me, this woman is the truly hot governor (even though she’s not a real American by wingnut standards (yeah, yeah, I know, a complete oxymoron)).