Fact-Based Beliefs

All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse. — Benjamin Franklin

Broken, yes. Broke, no. Get over the lies.

Goes for me. Wouldn’t say the wingnuts never have anything to offer, it’s just a rare exception when they might, and the signal-to-noise on the right is deadly awful. Professor K.:

I will read anything I’ve been informed about that’s either interesting or revealing; but I don’t know of any economics or politics sites on that side that regularly provide analysis or information I need to take seriously. I know we’re supposed to pretend that both sides always have a point; but the truth is that most of the time they don’t. The parties are not equally irresponsible; Rachel Maddow isn’t Glenn Beck; and a conservative blog, almost by definition, is a blog written by someone who chooses not to notice that asymmetry. And life is short …


Copper is basically about the prospects for world economic growth: strong growth means lots of copper demand. Oil is partly about growth, but also about chaos in the Middle East.

And over the past month, copper is way down, while oil has surged. That’s basically saying that markets see disturbances in the Middle East both raising oil prices and hurting world growth. (Link.)


Sweet dream: Populism reborn.

Hey, look! Scott Walker’s latest, freshest lie!

No other way to put it: Pussy-in-Chief.

My God, I hope someone goes to prison for life for leaking cables demonstrating the debauchery of our beloved Saudi royalty. Bradley Manning’s leak timeline is here.

And the United Arab Emirates need a couple billion dollars of Patriot missiles?

Why wouldn’t a wingnut pol completely full of shit (and of course a serial liar) not be obsessed with shit? (This was not a joke as a click on the link will prove.)

Not funny but a sad comment on the state of America....
Another sad-not-funny.
See above.

Never particularly liked Danny Craig, but respected him career-wise; now respect him a little more for this:


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