Monthly Archives: September 2011

‘You’re way wrong… I read Erica Jong’


Whither the zipless fuck? I’ll back up… One thing you can count on these days is the bizarre ubiquity of Facebook, which is always “on” and always ready to introduce you to new friends — or, more accurately, to friends … Continue reading

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My dinner with Barack


I received another dispatch from Barack Obama a few days ago, and this time the subject line made me blush: David, can we meet for dinner? The room whirled and I thought for a moment I might need my jacquard … Continue reading

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A bankster prerequisite: Scamming 101


Matt Taibbi explains what triggered Wall Street protests Actually, this long quotation from a February interview of Taibbi explains why it’s accurate to think of crooked investment bankers — banksters — as scam artists as well as degenerate gamblers of … Continue reading

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Times columnist snickers at Wall St. protesters


To my knowledge, only one story regarding the ongoing Wall Street protests appeared last week in The New York Times, and it was the sort of snarky, condescending dispatch you might expect from a Republican legislative staffer, not from a … Continue reading

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Liberal decries DN’s report on police violence… Huh?


Here’s how Nathan Schneider of Democracy Now! responded when police violence — and the documenting of it by amateur videographers — finally forced some mainstream publications to stop pretending Occupy Wall Street isn’t happening: In an article that recounts as … Continue reading

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Meet Blankfein’s buddy, Officer Badass


A young man is pushed and wrestled to the ground by a cop, then handcuffed. His crime? Not immediately retreating as the cop swaggered toward him on the sidewalk. The victim appears to say something to the cop right before … Continue reading

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Facebook’s budding tyrant (like, comment, share)


I was scrambling eggs the other day and in the background on the radio was Mark Zuckerberg, gushing about the wonderful changes taking place on Facebook, and why it’s such a good thing that Facebook is taking over the social-networking … Continue reading

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