While the U.S. economy is verging on the brink of another recession, unemployment is mired at 9% (the actual rate being much higher), multiple wars are still being waged around the world costing billions of dollars per day, and with a national debt of $14 trillion looming ever more forebodingly over global bond markets, what’s the Congress up to?
Yep, they’re assigning honorary names to local post offices across the country.
That U.S. representatives in Congress spend one iota of their limited time (you know, when not out shamelessly fundraising for their next election campaign) on such frivolous nonsense is completely insane.
Uh oh! Another “bimbo eruption” threatens to derail the Herman Cain Art Project for good this time…
“It’s probably an infinite number of people who could come forward with a story…”
With his poll numbers ebbing in the wake of an inexplicable popular resurgence by the ethically challenged serial adulterer, corrupt lobbyist and direct mail scam artist Newt Gingrich, this is the last thing accused sexual harasser Herman Cain needed to further his book promotion tour bid to be the next leader of the free world.
Here’s another utterly dismal attempt at comedy by right-wing partisans, this time from the ultra-conservative folks at Pajamasmedia with a fake newscast presumably intended to resemble The Onion. Minus anything amusing, witty, or delightful.
Why can’t these right-wing clods simply accept the demonstrably obvious fact that their sense of humour is severely impaired for whatever reason, thereby preventing them from being in the least bit funny? Don’t believe me? Well, here’s a little flashback featuring two of the right-wing’s foremost “comedians” on the short-lived Fox News version of The Daily Show a few years back:
If you were able to endure that without viscerally cringing then you too may be suffering from the same crippling humour-impairment affliction that seems endemic amongst right-wing tools and should perhaps seek professional help.
A retarded Bloggin’ Tory maroon turns his acute sensibilities and keen perceptions of world events to the more demanding task of reviewing various kinds of beer…
For some bizarre reason the unfortunately named Kretin feels the need to preface everything with “Holy shit” and interlace all of his observations with profuse amounts of reflexive profanity (e.g., “Christ, save the bottle… you know, put some flowers in the fuckin’ thing and give to the wife – she’d be right happy I gave her somethin’ fuckin’ nice.”). Our putative “reviewer” also seems intent on informing viewers of how quickly he could down the subject beverage: “Holy shit, I could drink this in two minutes,” he exclaims after taking his first swig of the surprisingly pleasant communist brew.
Sadly, this dim, foul-mouthed idiot’s views on world events are every bit as hapless and inept as are his witless reviews of beer.
A group of military “heroes” in Afghanistan demonstrate their bravery in the field:
There may be some background “context” to this film that could perhaps explain why a group of U.S. Marines elected to kill a bewildered sheep by clubbing it to death with an aluminum baseball bat while laughing and deliriously hooting, but it’s not readily apparent.
According to the AP: “A record number of shoppers could head to stores across the country to take advantage of deals during the kickoff to the holiday shopping weekend.”
Interesting to think that 10,000 rabid consumers lined up outside Macy’s in the dead of night eager to save a few bucks on discounted material crap is about the same number of people that were marching in the streets of New York on OCW’s “Day of Action” protesting corporate greed and malfeasance. Go figure.
The whole notion of “holiday shopping” sickens me. This year, I’m thinking of buying a goat for some family in Africa.
As the last motley vestiges of the OCW protest movement’s defiant encampments are being efficiently (and for the most part, amicably) removed this week by civic authorities across the country, it has to be admitted that this particular tactic of the movement was doomed to fail from the outset. With winter fast approaching, participation dwindling and the few remaining impromptu OCW tent cities having devolved into unseemly chaos, little could be gained from persevering in the insane folly of imagining that “if we camp here, things will change.”
Although the harebrained notion of youthful idealists and fiery activists establishing alternative, egalitarian, anarcho-syndicalist, self-governing communities by illegally squatting in city parks was initially a highly attractive prospect to some nostalgic, woolly-brained liberal media hounds (“Look, they have a library!”), it readily became apparent to more sentient humans that in practice it was all a farcical nonsense.
That said, it was a fantastically successful stunt in terms of drawing a considerable amount of much needed attention to a lot of “inconvenient truth” about the present state of affairs in the Great Recession’s prolonged economic nadir. Egregious levels of wealth disparity, the rising degree of widespread poverty, endemic joblessness, record amounts of personal debt (including student loans), and corrosive subversion of democracy by greedy corporations are just some of the issues that have been made more salient as a result of this protest movement. Not to mention the ostensible target of the protest: the unfettered casino gambling operation colloquially known as “Wall Street” that greatly contributed to effectively crashing the economy… this time not only with complete impunity from criminal prosecution for their malfeasance, but insanely lucrative bonuses for doing so!
As they were being kicked out of their encampments, some departing protesters were reported as saying “you can’t evict an idea”… Indeed. So, what’s next for the OCW movement?