Category Archives: Media Madness

I would so be embarrassed right now…

Sue Owen over PolitiFact has a deeply ignorant post up about a statement Congressman Doggett made regarding the stimulative effects of extending unemployment benefits. She rated the statement ‘mostly false’. We rate her rating ‘altogether stupid and ignorant of macroeconomic … Continue reading

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Money makes compromise soooo much easier

So, The Texas Tribune had a festival last weekend, sponsored by ANGA. If you’ve not seen their really awesome commercials, they’re the people who want you to believe (BELIEVE, DAMN YOU!) that gas from shale rock formations that have been … Continue reading

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The Apologist for The Weakness

Jonathan Chait has been a long time supporter of Democrats like Barack Obama and basically no one else. He’s a senior editor of The New Republic which I didn’t even realize was still a thing. Jonathan doesn’t like so many … Continue reading

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Ezra Klein might just get it one day…

… but today is not that day. If you take the Rogoff/Reinhart thesis seriously — and people should, and increasingly are — what distinguishes crises like this one from typical recessions is household debt. When the financial markets collapsed, household … Continue reading

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When you act like the world’s biggest douchebag

the world will treat you badly, Glenn Beck. Even a third grader can figure that out, moron. Even if this did happen, (I seriously think this is more about the hypersensitive Beck being his hyperemotional, persecuted self) it’s LONG past … Continue reading

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Today’s comedy brought to you by TDA

In some rather funny news, Ag Commissioner Todd Staples has decided to throw his hat in the ring for the R nom for Lite Gov in 2014. Staples joins outrageously bad Comptroller Susan Combs who most recently spent all of … Continue reading

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A word about the media…

As Digby as often pointed out, when the talking heads on TV talk about ‘sacrifice’ and ‘cutbacks’ they’re talking about us, not themselves. They make about ten times the median income, close to $400k per year. It’s not that journo’s … Continue reading

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A word about Wisconsin…

I thought it was interesting that estimates of the respective crowds coming out of the media indicate the numbers are roughly equal. That’s not true. The pro-union crowd outnumbers the Koch Industries/AFP imported crowd by an estimated 50 to 1. … Continue reading

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When laughing turns to crying, or mild brain damage

Some movies just shouldn’t be remade. Or ‘re-imagined’. Or rebooted. No remake can capture the brilliance of movies such as ‘Citizen Kane’, ‘Gone With the Wind’, ‘All About Eve’, or even ‘The Goonies’. Yet, without fail, every couple of years … Continue reading

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False Equivalencies and the idiocy of No Labels

If heroes are defined by their enemies, then what does it say about a person who excitedly proclaims he is in ‘a war’ with an obese, mostly deaf, recovering Oxycontin addict with a penchant for hyperbole? I think it says … Continue reading

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