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Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up (feat. Eminem) (by…

March 20th, 2012 by Joshua Skaroff


Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up (feat. Eminem) (by hmatkin)

Bank of America: Too Crooked to Fail – Matt Taibbi

March 19th, 2012 by Joshua Skaroff
Bank of America: Too Crooked to Fail - Matt Taibbi

How The GOP Went Back To The 1950s In Just One Day | TPM2012

February 17th, 2012 by Joshua Skaroff
How The GOP Went Back To The 1950s In Just One Day | TPM2012

“Look, economic policy matters. It matters for real people who suffer real consequences when we get…”

January 3rd, 2012 by Joshua Skaroff
“Look, economic policy matters. It matters for real people who suffer real consequences when we get it wrong. If I believe that the doctrine of expansionary austerity is all wrong, or that the Ryan plan for Medicare would have disastrous effects, or whatever, then my duty, as I see it, is to make my case as best I honestly can — not put on a decorous show of civilized discussion that pretends that there aren’t hired guns posing as analysts, and spares the feelings of people who are not in danger of losing their jobs or their health care. This is not a game.”

- Paul Krugman - The Mendacity of Dopes - NYTimes.com

“Newt Gingrich is the intellectual of the Republican field the way Moe was the intellectual of the…”

December 3rd, 2011 by Joshua Skaroff
“Newt Gingrich is the intellectual of the Republican field the way Moe was the intellectual of the Stooges.”

- A Farewell from Herman Cain « Borowitz Report

Robert Reich: Restore the Basic Bargain

November 29th, 2011 by Joshua Skaroff
Robert Reich: Restore the Basic Bargain:

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We’re in a vicious cycle. The only way out of it is to put more money into the pockets of average Americans. That means extending the payroll tax cut. And extending unemployment benefits.

Don’t stop there. Create a WPA to get the long-term unemployed back to work. And a Civilian Conservation Corp to create jobs for young people.

Hire teachers for classrooms now overcrowded, and pay them enough to attract people who are talented as well as dedicated. Rebuild our pot-holed highways. Create a world-class infrastructure.

Pay for this by hiking taxes on millionaires.

A basic bargain was once at the heart of the American economy. It recognized that average workers are also consumers and that their paychecks keep the economy going.

We can’t have a healthy economy until that bargain is restored.

“By any conventional measure, and entirely through their own fault, the Republicans have produced a…”

November 8th, 2011 by Joshua Skaroff
“By any conventional measure, and entirely through their own fault, the Republicans have produced a field of candidates so utterly comical, so completely devoid of conventional political merit, that the field itself is a strong evidence for the elimination of the Republican party. The frontrunner is a simuloid fake. The leading contender is a horndog as surprised to discover that women did not want him as he was to discover that China had The Bomb. The leading “intellectual” thinks Barack Obama “…is about as candid and accurate as Bernie Madoff in what he tells the American people” and then, of course, decries the incivility that is drowning out the important discussion we need to have about the issues facing This Great Nation. The rest of them are concerned about zygotes, black helicopters, and whatever else is simmering in the Bachmann-Paul-Santorum stewpot. And there is Jon Huntsman, the invisible former governor of Utah, reasonably sentient human, and proven non-horndog. This isn’t a primary campaign field. It’s a condo-board election at the Hell Country Estates.”

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The 2012 Election Field Is an Embarrassment to Democracy - Esquire

Hah! Go read the whole thing.

“Andrews is little more than a few crisscrossed roads in the middle of the desert, wrapped around a…”

October 26th, 2011 by Joshua Skaroff
“Andrews is little more than a few crisscrossed roads in the middle of the desert, wrapped around a couple of gas stations and Mexican restaurants and populated by tough blue-collar workers hunkered down in modest little sun-cooked houses. If you can grasp this little working-class neck of Texas lending a Dallas billionaire $75 million so that he can keep 90 percent of the revenue from a dangerous nuclear-waste dump that runs without any real regulatory oversight, all while paying no school taxes, then you’ve begun to understand what Rick Perry’s America might look like.”

- Rick Perry: The Best Little Whore In Texas | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone

Decades Old Calvin and Hobbes Strip Succinctly Explains Occupy…

October 21st, 2011 by Joshua Skaroff


Decades Old Calvin and Hobbes Strip Succinctly Explains Occupy Wall Street Movement

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“To rid the world of Osama bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki and Moammar Qaddafi within six months: if Obama…”

October 20th, 2011 by Joshua Skaroff
“To rid the world of Osama bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki and Moammar Qaddafi within six months: if Obama were a Republican, he’d be on Mount Rushmore by now.”

- A Tale Of Two Presidents - Andrew Sullivan