Monthly Archives: December 2009

Why Does Rep. Pete Hoekstra Hate America?

by matttbastard Shorter Pete Hoekstra: “It’s totally Obama’s fault that unsuccessful terror attack was indeed unsuccessful”: Shame, that. Maybe one day Hoekstra’s vibrant wet dream of death and destruction will actually come true. And then Darth Cheney (who already co-owns a successful terror … Continue reading

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Canadian Libel Reform, Meet Economic Reality

by matttbastard So, you think that recent SCOC ruling will help fight the chilling effects of Canada’s draconian libel laws? Think again, says Ryerson journ prof Jeffrey Dvorkin: While editors are hailing the ruling as a breakthrough for more aggressive … Continue reading

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War is Over (OK, Not *Over*, But…)

by matttbastard Was going to pick up on what BooMan, Jed Lewison & Jeff Fecke had to say re: Jane Hamsher’s unholy alliance with Grover fucking Norquist and the  more-progressive-than-thou campaign to unseat that notorious corporate shill, Bernie Sanders (and … Continue reading

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More on Jane Hamsher’s Nixon-Goes-To-China Epiphany (Now With Less CAPSLOCK)

by matttbastard My esteemed friend Sarah Jaffe takes issue with several of the points I raised in yesterday morning’s post on Jane Hamsher: This combines SEVERAL things I hate into one paragraph. “Ugly Red State mugs” well gee, you know … Continue reading

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Jane Hamsher’s Recycled Capslock Radicalism

by matttbastard You want to know why the (dis)organized left has been a relatively ineffectual force in USian politics over most of the last 40 years? Check out so-called kill-biller netroots activist [sic] Jane Hamsher, who, in the course of … Continue reading

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Cynical Calculations

by matttbastard Cosign with Thomas H. Johnson and M. Chris Mason, who incisively and cooly slice away the bullshit surrounding Obama’s Afghanistan escalation: Obama’s new “strategy” is no strategy at all. It is a cynical and politically motivated rehash of … Continue reading

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From Marc Lepine to Hiram Monserrate

by matttbastard This was the first thing I read today, 20 years after the violent massacre of 14 young women (because they were women): New York State Senator Hiram Monserrate, one of the Democrats who helped “defend traditional marriage” in … Continue reading

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December 6th.

by matttbastard We remember, even if they choose to forget. Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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US Health Care Reform: Made in…Afghanistan?

by matttbastard Stephen M. Walt, commenting on Obama’s recent AfPak escalation and the incongruity of domestic spending initatives vs expensive foreign military endeavours on the part of the US: As I’ve said before, Americans have come to believe that spending … Continue reading

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