Category Archives: Economy

Despite Deep Cuts, Defense Spending Deepens

Many of us watched in disgust the ministrations of our lawmakers as they preened, lied, cried, threatened, insulted one another and worst of all, showed their unbridled contempt for America as conservatives promised to shut down its government. The Tea … Continue reading

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Study: Future World Water Shortage Spells Disaster

If current urbanization and climate trends continue, by 2050 more than one billion city dwellers will suffer as a dearth of water creates global panic. A study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences predicts that by the middle of the century, an estimated 993 million urbanites will have to make do with a daily water ration of roughly a bathtub full (less than 100 liters [26 gallons]. Continue reading

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Teacher v. Private Sector Pay: Don’t Buy the Lie

These bastards (teachers) have it made. For an average minimum six-figure investment in their 6 or so years of education, teachers command a whopping starting salary from $25-53k, depending on location. The average new math teacher makes $38,211. Continue reading

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House Repubs Defund NPR

WASHINGTON- Well, they did it. After threatening for decades, majority House Republicans today passed legislation to deny funds  to National Public Radio (NPR). Convening an emergency committee Wednesday to take advantage of a controversy generated by an ambush interview in … Continue reading

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GM: Back in Black After Bankrputcy

Old news by now but I wasn’t blogging when this appeared and since I wrote on it earlier, thought it worth revisiting. In case you missed it, GM recently reported profits of $4.7bn on new vehicle sales.  As if that … Continue reading

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“There’s a Change in the Weather and There’s a Change in Me”: Mitch McConnell on Quick Decisions

Comparing the Japanese Tsunami, a natural disaster, with the BP Oil Spill (a man-made disaster), McConnell deduces, “I don’t think right after a major environmental catastrophe is a very good time to be making American domestic policy. My, how opinions on the right indeed seem to change “with the weather”. Continue reading

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Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?

Think a million dollars is a lot of money? Well, according to a recent Fidelity Investments survey, forty percent of American millionaires don’t. In fact, prevailing opinion among those surveyed is that one needs $7.5 Million to feel wealthy. Continue reading

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Historically, Geographically Challenged Bachmann Once Again Shows Her Ass

Bachmann made the journey to and settlement in colonial America seem like a bit of a “melting pot Carnival Cruise culminating in a rainbow coalition of unity, with all settlers holding hands, singing “Kumbaya”. Continue reading

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Let NPR Support Itself

Okay, enough is enough.  Today right wing blow-holes like Eric Cantor are bloviating about how their felonious ambush faux journalist James O’Keefe brought down another so-called bastion of the liberal media, PBS as Vivian Schiller, former President and CEO of … Continue reading

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Lazy Fast Food

The Double Down Chicken sandwich was born…a chicken sandwich made by cooks too lazy to actually “sandwich” its payload, for eaters who presumably for “health” reasons want to forgo the starch of a bun by substituting a truckload of fat or perhaps think they can get away with eating this shit pile with one hand. American genius! Continue reading

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