I Told You So

I hate being a dirty hippie blogger with nothing left to say except, “I told you so,” I started “telling you so” in 2004, Jeeze. These stupid, incompetent, ideologically insane, hateful, arrogant, cultish, corrupt, right-wing, ignorant CLUCKS got duped, sold … Continue reading

Filibuster: Hate To Say It But We Told You So

Many of us fought hard to reform the filibuster and fight the Republican obstruction that is blocking everything the country needs to get done. And I do mean everything. We said please just “make them talk,” which is what the … Continue reading

Congratulations Corporations, The Next President Will Be Your Business Partner (Updated)

This post first appeared at Government Cheese – Chronicling the collapse of democracy It hasn’t sunk in yet but yesterday’s vote to allow Republican election-rigging and keep the filibuster marks the end of democracy. From here on out the fight … Continue reading

What Do You Mean ‘Sanders Might Be Another George McGovern’?

George McGovern was the Democratic nominee against incumbent Richard Nixon in the 1972 election. He lost in a landslide. Were the right lessons learned from that campaign? Continue reading

Sanders’ Socialism Speech: America Is For All Of Us, Not Just Wealthy

Public polling shows that the things Sanders talked about in his speech are things that most Americans agree with and approve of. They are, as Sanders worded it, “wildly popular.” Continue reading

Obama Says Warren On Trade Sounds Like Palin Touting Death Panels

President Obama said that people who have concerns about Fast Track and TPP “don’t know what they’re talking about,” and compared them to conservatives like Sarah Palin talking about “death panels.” Continue reading

The Privatization Scam: 5 Horror Stories of Gov’t Outsourcing to Greedy Private Companies

I have this up at AlterNet: The Privatization Scam: 5 Horror Stories of Gov’t Outsourcing to Greedy Private Companies, For decades we’ve been subjected to constant propaganda that government is inefficient, bureaucratic and expensive. We’re told that the answer is … Continue reading

So Why DID We Invade Iraq?

So why DID we invade iraq, anyway? We know for a fact it had nothing to do with “WMD.” We went through this huge sell-job, the “run-up.” The whole country was whipped into a terrified frenzy. Do you remember being … Continue reading

Here’s A Fresh, New Idea: Hire Some People To Fix Infrastructure!

Ever since the Reagan tax cuts the country has been deferring essential maintenance. Everyone said, “If you do this, later you’ll be sorry.” Now it’s later, and we’re really sorry. Continue reading