(Welcome To) The Elite’s World

One cannot always be a hero, but one can always be a human. — Goethe

When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. — Edmund Burke

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. — Voltaire

Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago. — Bernard Berenson

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it. — Mary Wilson Little

Essential reading: Matt Taibbi on Obama’s big fail.

Click on the image to see how 21st century America chooses to respect a Freedom of Information request. (Short answer: With a hearty Fuck you.)

Assholes: Monsanto, controllers of the food supply as a means to profit. I’m sure no one is suffereing as a result….

Correction: Banks have in fact been lending: By means of laundering drug money.

I guess we better not screw around with Goldman Sachs anymore because not only are they running the nation, now it looks like besides being dangerous, they’re armed.

I think maybe Ill set up a Oneterma Watch, like this:

Oneterma: Still failing.

The good thing with a GOP takeover of Congress in 2010? Can’t be so much worse than what we have. Really: how much worse is this from what we have?

A great American. Better if he was a great American martyr….

Apparently, we have finally achieved our true victory in Iraq: We bankrupted the country so Big Oil can get ownership of the oil fields.


GOP family values: The sanctity of marriage never applies to them. But of course, the wingnuts and their pols are masters at talking the talk while never walking the walk.

Tough guys: The RIAA, MPAA and U.S. Chamber of Commerce hate blind people and want to screw them good.

Another fail for the Times: Uses AT&T’s paid hacks to blame the iPhone for AT&T’s network problems. In AT&T’s defense, I again repeat that no one saw the data useage of iPhone users company; in early 2007, 3G was nothing big nor did Amuricans seem interested in it. On the other hand, two-plus years may be enough time to correct things. So to me, have AT&T has an excuse, albeit maybe a weak one. The Times, though… having imbecilic, inept publisher and EIC, has no excuse….

The greatest health system in the world turns poor women away from free cancer screenings.

You have to love it: A few weeks ago, it was reported that a bunch of the cream of Goldman Sachs were arming themselves for protection in case of a peasant uprising. The Murdochized Wall Street Journal now reports that it can’t be true ’cause a police source says there hasn’t been an increase in gun permits reflecting the (alleged) purchases. My question: Do guys who operate the way Goldman does — would they really feel obligated to inconvenience themselves by applying for permits, waiting for approval, etc.?? About the only thing clear from the story is what a piece of crap Team Rupert has turned the once pretty excellent WSJ into. (Link.)

Relationship of the decade: Blackwater and the C.I.A.

The pastors of Uganda can go along with this without fear of death? It would be very cool if they could but I’m not sure….

Catch!

And maybe I am a little obsessed with the Lyin’ King. How else to explain linking to this?

When you stop and think about this, it is not funny:

A reminder from the Lyin' King....

The spirit of Al Goldstein lives on?

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