Category Archives: Eat the Rich

The Ineffable Laziness of Blogging: Eat the Rich Edition

Once again slothfulness has gotten the best of me, so I’m just going to repost this entire righteous screed by Bill Quigley that recently appeared at Common Dreams, since it says everything that I would have said about the subject, … Continue reading

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“Skilled in the art of defending plutocrats”

Earlier I posted about the bailed-out banksters who would very much like to pin the mortgage fraud debacle on people like us, who bought their crappy mortgages and who, in many cases, got foreclosed on even when, with everything collapsing … Continue reading

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You Fucked It Up, cont’d.

Following up on my post from yesterday, I noticed that Digby at Hullabaloo posted a great answer to the rhetorical question, “Why the fuck aren’t any of those motherfuckers in jail?” So I’m listening to Andrea Mitchell and Jim Cramer … Continue reading

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You Fucked It Up

Worries over fast-tracked foreclosures send bank stocks plummeting Stocks of major banks declined sharply Thursday amid concern that widespread corner-cutting in the foreclosure process could saddle the financial system with a costly and paralyzing mess. The sell-off was one of … Continue reading

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Short Cuts – Lost Post Edition

Well, I spent three hours working on a post on Saturday, about the so-called “Enthusiasm Gap” between Republican and Democratic voters leading up to November, and as soon as I was done – with links and everything – and tried … Continue reading

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I Got Your Koch “Facts” Right Here, Buddy

Well, I’ll be.  Apparently Koch Industries has someone on payroll checking the web for negative mentions of their poor little rich boy owners, and they managed to find my meager little offering, and they have let me know I was wrong, … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day

June 26, 1894: During the economic panic of 1893, the Pullman Palace Car Company cut wages as demands for their train cars plummeted and the company’s revenue dropped. A delegation of workers complained of the low wages and twelve-hour workdays, and … Continue reading

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Herbert Hoover to the Rescue

Today’s Wall Street Journal features an opinion piece by someone named Robert Barro, who is “an economics professor at Harvard University and a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution” (one wonders if the Hoover fellows start every morning expressing … Continue reading

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Earth Vs. the Giant Kochtopus

This article by Jane Mayer in the New Yorker gives a really good overview of one of the First Families of the New American Oligarchy, the Koch clan of Wichita, Kansas.  I knew a little bit about them before reading … Continue reading

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The Great Disconnect

Headline in today’s Wall Street Journal: Democratic Seats Vulnerable on Jobs Duh. Michelle Rena Jones cheered when candidates Barack Obama and Joe Biden visited south-central Michigan in 2008. She supported Mr. Obama that November along with a slate of Democrats, … Continue reading

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