The Lies of “Captain Crazy”

Are wingnuts simply incapable of telling the truth? Glad to see Rachel Maddow call out Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and her good pals at Fox News for outrageously inflating the number of angry white teabaggers at her “house call” yesterday and for making demonstrably false statements about people not being bussed in to the event by astroturf outfits such as the laughably named “FreedomWorks” and “Americans for Prosperity”…

Update: Speaking of flagrant right-wing lies, World Nut Daily wasted no time in cooking up a pack of them in connection with the Fort Hood shooting.

It’s hard to believe the WND site has over 8 million visitors a month…

Life Goes On…

There’s something joyously affirmative about this choreographed prison exercise from the Philippines.

It would be interesting to see the background effort that went into coordinating the performance.

p.s. I can’t listen to Bohemian Rhapsody without thinking somewhat fondly about pointlessly “cruising” around with my friends back in the day…

Saving the Top

Elizabeth Warren, the chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel created to oversee the U.S. bank sector bailout (TARP) discussing how the elite financial echelon has been rescued from their own folly while those workers at the bottom tier of the economy have been mercilessly thrown under the bus…

“The way I think of it is: they say something like ‘Give me your money, investors and I’m going to Las Vegas and put it all on red 22. And if red 22 comes in — Woo! We are RICH! If red 22 doesn’t come in, don’t worry because the taxpayers will pay you back the money you invested.”

Interesting to see Sir Harold Evans popping up here … More about him in due course.

Stay Informed… Stay Upright!

Rick Mercer joins other sentient humans on Planet Earth in mercilessly ridiculing the dynamic “new look” of CBC News presentations.

Good grief, even their business broadcasts such as “Commodities Board” (where people are allowed to sit down) involve a news crawl, weather snippets, constantly shifting background images, a stock ticker, sliding promotions, etc. It’s incredibly annoying. Stop already!

Another Day… Another Shooting Spree

Less than 24 hours after Major Nidal Hasan, an army psychiatrist, shot dead 13 people and wounded 30 others at Fort Hood, a separate shooting incident is unfolding today in Orlando.

The Malkinettes will be disappointed to learn that the gunman in the latest incident wasn’t a Muslim. He is however a Latino… probably a Catholic!

A Simple Question

Dennis Kucinich asks why America has finite resources for healthcare but virtually unlimited money for war?

“Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes … known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” — James Madison, Political Observations, 1795