I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. — Pablo Picasso
It’s like they eat their young: Modern conservatives attack their old-time conservatives. Why can’t we just admit that the corporatists have successfully completely corrupted our leaders of both parties and we now live in a post-democracy where all that “Of the People” stuff is just irrelevant history?
And see? Obama’s really no better than the other party. He hates freedom and law too.
Big Media fails us again — this time the Washington Post — so why shouldn’t we fail them? To keep inept reporters employed? They’re clearly not interested in being reporters otherwise they wouldn’t crank out so much dishonest crap. To spend money to be kept ignorant? Ignorance can be had for free. The dementia of a small town paper can be seen here. Simply, who needs a corrupt media? And here’s the quality of average journalism, in this case from Reuters: inept.
The 15 Wall Street employees—20- and 30-something bankers, traders, and former Goldman employees—whom NEWSWEEK interviewed for this piece say they admire the way Tourre foresaw the collapse in the housing market and structured a lucrative deal for his client, hedge-fund impresario John Paulson. Goldman Sachs refused to comment or to pass along Tourre’s contact information. “Everyone thinks he has a bit of swagger,” says former investment banker and Columbia Business School professor David Beim. “Everyone is cheering for him.” (Link.)
Alexander Cockburn with almost all you need to know about the oil spill: it happens and it’s allowed to happen as disastrously as possible.
Good news: The gumint just put Hollywood in charge of allowing what you watch. A little more freedom lost….
Obit: The American experiment in democracy. Not at all a joke.
Remember her; someone who actually did a little real good.
Gen. David Petraeus, the man who oversees America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, told the Associated Press today he believes the Times Square bombing suspect operated as a “lone wolf” and did not work with other terrorists or terrorist organizations. If that’s true, an entire week’s worth of “terrorism experts” on TV were totally full of shit. Oh wait, that’s business as usual.
Bedbugs on the east side? (Stones; “Shattered”.)
Cannot sign off for the nonce without directing the readers to this piece of Christian crap.