Hey YOU! Think this is a Great Economy? Are You HIGH?

by Milt Shook Hey you!   Yeah, I’m talking to you!   How do you think the economy’s doing? If you think it’s going great, raise your hands!   Wow, that’s a lot of hands… guess it’s going really well, then, huh? I guess, because the government tell you how

FCC Doesn’t Understand its Purpose

Seriously, folks, how clueless is this government when the Chairman of the agency charged with overseeing the public airwaves has such a dismissive attitude toward the concept that everyone in the community owns the airwaves. From: Print Story: FCC chair: Fairness Doctrine not needed on Yahoo! News. The Federal Communications

This is What Happens Without Health Insurance

From: 1600: Support a Local Legend. On Sunday, July 29th, a benefit will be held for a much-beloved Washington music hero, Tom Terrell. In addition to his music journalism and photography exploits, Tom turned heads and turntables at both the old 9:30 Club, and host of the Cafe C’est What?

Gonzo Might Need a Commutation, Too

From: Dems Wants Probe of Gonzales for Perjury. Senate Democrats called Thursday for a special counsel to investigate whether Attorney General Alberto Gonzales perjured himself regarding the firings of U.S. attorneys and administration dissent over President Bush’s domestic surveillance program. "It has become apparent that the attorney general has provided

Ford Fakes $750M 2Q Profit – Pretends 37,000 Job Cuts are Revenue Increases…

See, this is the kind of crap I’m talking about, economically speaking. Check out the incredible financial doublespeak in this thing… Link: Ford Posts $750M 2Q Profit: Financial News – Yahoo! Finance. Ford Motor Co. surprised Wall Street Thursday with second-quarter earnings of $750 million, its first profitable quarter in

Tillmans Lose a Son; General Loses a Star for Lying About it?

From: The Raw Story | CNN: Highest ranking general in jeopardy for Tillman cover-up. "A retired three-star general criticized for misleading investigators probing the controversial death of Cpl. Pat Tillman could be stripped of a star and face a decrease in retirement pension," Pentagon officials tell CNN. "Retired Lt. Gen.

Just when you Thought No One Could Be Crazier than Katherine Harris…

I love Minnesota, but you have to wonder what’s in the water in the district that elected this loon… From: Think Progress » Bachmann On Her Trip To Iraq: It’s Like Visiting The ‘Mall Of America’. This month, Bachmann traveled to Iraq, and despite more GOP defections from Bush’s base

Call Your Congressmember NOW!

From: Panel Holds Two Bush Aides in Contempt – New York Times. The House Judiciary Committee voted today to seek contempt of Congress citations against a top aide to President Bush and a former presidential aide over their refusal to cooperate in an inquiry about the firing of federal prosecutors.

The Biggest Non-Issue of this Campaign so far…

Honestly, if this is as "nasty" as it’s going to get this election season, this is going to be a cakewalk for the Democrats, because in this exchange, there is no "there" there… From: CNN.com – CNN Political Ticker. The question at Monday night’s Democratic debate was straight forward: Should

This is a Good Start…

From  2 Bush Aides to Face Contempt Citations – The Huffington Post. Heading toward a separation-of-powers showdown, House Democrats prepared contempt of Congress citations against two White House aides who have refused to comply with subpoenas for information on the abrupt firings of federal prosecutors. The White House has said

Who Didn’t See This One Coming?

From Lender Sees Mortgage Woes for ‘Good’ Risks – New York Times. Countrywide Financial, the nation’s largest mortgage lender, said yesterday that more borrowers with good credit were falling behind on their loans and that the housing market might not begin recovering until 2009 because of a decline in house

At Least One Republican is in Deep Mitt…

Does this one even need comment? Link: Mitt Catches S**t Over Hillary-Bashing Sign – TMZ.com. Not everyone is a fan of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, but comparing them to one of the most dastardly pieces of human excrement of all time — that might be bit much. Especially for

But his Head Was in Too Deep to…

From the AP: 5 Polyps Removed From Bush’s Colon Doctors removed five small growths from President Bush ‘s colon Saturday after he temporarily transferred the powers of his office to Vice President Dick Cheney under the rarely invoked 25th Amendment. The polyps, extra tissue growing inside the large intestine, were

McConnell Inadvertently Confirms Bushies’ Torture Regimen

Seriously, is everyone in the Bush Administration just the dumbest form of human ever created? This is what Bush’s National "Intelligence" Director (an ironic title if there ever was one!) said about the Bushies’ approach to torture: This is from an AP story, Spy Chief McConnell Defends Tactics:. The nation’s

Capitol Police Have a Double Standard…

Capitol Hill Police and the Fraternal Order of Police have demonstrated a double standard when it comes to how they treat Congresspeople who show them disrespect. See, Rep. Chris Shays — one of those chickenshit Republicans who has taken a stand against the Iraq occupation (it’s NOT a war!), but

Senate Prudes Take Action Against…. Bad words?

So,let’s get this straight. These schmucks can’t pass a bill to stop the massive killing of our troops and innocent Iraqi citizens. They can’t pass a bill to address the 12 million immigrants who are here illegally. They can’t find the political will to fix a health care system that’s

You Call Glenn Beck’s Crap CNN Headline NEWS?

On his Thursday night CNN Headline News crapfest, Glenn Beck (ironically, during a segment called "Real Story") brought on some guy whose seeming purpose in life is to shill for the nuclear power industry. (He’s not, which we’ll get to a bit later on…) He started off with the basic