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How Dare Jack Layton Make Canadians Feel Hopeful Again!

by matttbastard David J. Climenhaga, responding to National Post columnist Christie Blatchford’s now-infamous cranky, contrarian reaction to Canada’s outpouring of love and admiration for Socialist cur Taliban Jack Layton (HISSSSSSS!): [T]he offending column is far from the worst piece Blatchford has written, … Continue reading

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Choosy Moms Choose Teleprompter

by matttbastard Much like wealth redistribution, she was for it before she was against it. (Read Katrina vanden Heuvel on ‘Palinland’, and then try your goddamndest to not give Palin’s latest scorchingly stupid [yet unfortunately all-too-effective] PR offensive any more … Continue reading

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F*ck Me with a Freshly Sharpened Pitchfork.

by matttbastard Update 03/23: Make sure to check out Sarah’s post on Spitzer, populism, and The Experts. On today’s episode of Fareed Zakaria GPS, an ‘expert panel’ was convened to discuss ‘populist’ outrage in the wake of AIG and other … Continue reading

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Colin Powell Calls Out Sarah Palin and the GOP Over “Small Town Values”

by matttbastard I’m sure by now you’re all overwhelmed with nostalgia for the 2008 presidential campaign (you betcha!) I mean, it’s been, what, just over a month since the election, right?  So, to help satisfy your endless electioneering jones, check … Continue reading

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Re: Online Publication of BNP Membership List (OH NOES!)

by matttbastard What Voltaire’s Priest said: Do you people not get it? This isn’t some bastardised version of Pastor Niemoller’s famous speech, which as I recall did not in fact begin “first they came for the fascists”! The people whose … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin: Marxism For Me, But Not For Thee

by matttbastard Hendrik Hertzberg in this week’s New Yorker: For her part, Sarah Palin, who has lately taken to calling Obama “Barack the Wealth Spreader,” seems to be something of a suspect character herself. She is, at the very least, … Continue reading

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Joe Sixpack in Vegas

by matttbastard As Pod-Parker (h/t Betty Cracker) said recently regarding the McCain-Palin Campaign’s pro-American outreach effort: “Palling around with terrorists,” as Sarah Palin said of Obama, gets to an underlying xenophobic, anti-Muslim sentiment. Using surrogates who strategically use Obama’s middle … Continue reading

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Joe Sixpack in Denver

by matttbastard Progress Now Action: Take special note of the children acting like monkeys and calling Obama the “monkey president”. The cursing man with the baby was also a special treat: Family is chanting NoBama over and over. Man #1: … Continue reading

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“Real” and “Unreal” Americans

by matttbastard Well, looks like we’ve finally established where one of those anti-American domestic strongholds that Palin mentioned the other day are located: the Obamabot enclaves of Northern Virginia! Think Progress: On MSNBC this morning, McCain adviser Nancy Pfotenhauer asserted … Continue reading

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Chris Floyd: “[T]he money to maintain, secure and improve the lives of their families and communities was always there”

by matttbastard Chris Floyd on the destructive legacy of doctrinaire market fundamentalism and neoliberal dogma as we enter the post-capitalist era: Beginning with Margaret Thatcher’s election in 1979, government after government — and party after party — fell to the … Continue reading

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