Monthly Archives: September 2009

Snap Back to Reality

by matttbastard Hey, remember when US VP Joe Biden was counted among the leading Democratic voices that supported militaristic nation-building in the Middle East/Central-South Asia back in the day? Good times. Now? Well, not so much, thanks to the corruption-laden … Continue reading

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Anything, Anything

by matttbastard As extremism’s transition from vice to virtue seemingly reaches its apotheosis, Republican Sen. Jim DeMint upped the ante yesterday in the GOP Tourette’s strategy to fight Democratic health reform legislation: DEMINT: The problem is, the war in Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Don’t call it a comeback (well, OK, if you must…)

by matttbastard Don’t worry, I’m not gonna put forth a sorry Nikki Finke-style excuse for my lack of productivity this summer. All responsibility for low creative yield is entirely mine and mine alone (FYI, the dog ate my motivation). Ok, … Continue reading

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“Oh, you know, we’re heading into nut country today.”

by matttbastard Glenn Greenwald sees something all-too-familiar in the vicious, reality-averse wingnut invective directed towards President Obama: In 1994, Jesse Helms, then-Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, claimed that “just about every military man” believes Clinton is unqualified to be Commander-in-Chief … Continue reading

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Red Red Meat (Or, Why Are Democrats Afraid of Getting Their Hands Bloody?)

by matttbastard Following a long summer recess spent navigating heavily astro-turfed town halls and trying to bring yappy Blue Dogs to heel, President Obama finds himself  barely clinging to a piss-poor public option on health insurance (after preemptively tossing single-payer … Continue reading

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Van Jones Gets Lani Guiniered by the Racist Right

by matttbastard Geez. Not five minutes after I had gone to bed, besieged White House green jobs adviser (and radical communist-anarchist!!1one) Van Jones finally became a martyr in the GOP’s increasingly ugly race war against the uppity Usurper-in-Chief: I am … Continue reading

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