Media Whore

First, some definitions I collected online, in no particular order:  A person who craves media attention; someone who will apparently do anything to remain in the media spotlight. A media figure who will throw their mom under a bus and then sell her soul to get a ratings high. A person who has a psychological […]

The Cult of Opinion

As we move through the first week of the government shutdown I can’t help but think that the so-called mass media has a lot to do with the problems we have been facing. Of course, we have the now famous problems with Chuck Todd and David Gregory, but that really is the tip of the […]

Promise Kept

Barack Obama, 2009: President-elect Barack Obama addressed some of the most delicate foreign policy issues over the weekend, confirming that he intended to pursue a clear policy of engagement with Iran and to press immediately for peace in the Middle East. …“We are going to have to take a new approach,” he told the program’s […]

Defending Healthcare Reform

Cross Posted from this small planet This week, President Obama sat down with President Clinton to talk about healthcare reform.  The setting was the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, which was founded by Clinton in 2005 to provide a forum for global leaders to tackle the challenges of today.  The annual meeting is […]

If We Had Wanted More War And More Larry Summers, We Would Have Supported Hillary Over Barack In ’08

Dear President Obama–We did want not any more war and any more of that miserable deregulator Larry Summers. Wasn’t this stuff clear enough when we picked you over Hillary Clinton? When can we gut the insular, hyper-networked failed Democratic Party establishment from the municipal level on up and have something hopeful? More and more we see that the […]

Gentlemen, Your Crow is Served

Maybe these clowns in the media should wait a few days before pulling out their tired, old, diatribes about President Obama’s ineffectiveness. Then they wouldn’t look like such damn fools when the president serves them their much-deserved and well-earned plate of crow. On Wednesday Joe Klein wrote this crap in Time: “He willingly jumped into […]

No On Syria Bombing—No To Further Militarization Of Everyday Life

There may well be good reasons to bomb nations that use chemical weapons, but what we also get in America with more war are more huge profits for the war profiteering companies, more spying on us, more militarized police wearing camouflage in our city streets and more militarized borders. We can’t go on like this while basic needs at home […]

Alan Grayson Makes the Strong Case Against Attacking Syria

Alan Grayson of Florida, an un-apologetic progressive voice in Congress, is loudly opposing the President’s plan to attack Syria for using chemical weapons against its own people.  His argument, frankly, makes a lot of sense, and oddly aligns with the libertarians on Capitol Hill who also oppose an attack.  I’ve always like Grayson for his […]