Monthly Archives: October 2012

The whims of Frankenstorm


So I was holding my breath for about 24 hours as Frankenstorm surged and tried to decide where to strike next. Even in my zombie funk I knew that, if the Weather Channel was accurate and the weather gods so … Continue reading

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Banking on ‘low-information’ voters


Has any presidential candidate in history lied more frequently and with as much squeaky-clean earnestness as Mitt Romney? Mainstream reporters would ask this question if they weren’t trained to equate telling the truth with being biased. They don’t ask, or … Continue reading

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Operation Caymans: Seeking Mitt’s buried treasure


A couple of Yes Men agents visit an island paradise to find out exactly where Mitt Romney and other corporate pirates buried their treasure to avoid paying taxes: Support the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act.

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Who’s scarier, Freddie Krueger or Philip Roth?


Reassessing an odd work of fiction, because I need a break from the mainstream media’s “facts”: Novels and movies about ghosts and ghoulies are supposed to be scary but rarely are. If you want to enjoy a Halloween story that … Continue reading

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Binders full of lies


The topic of Paul Krugman’s Friday column was Mitt Romney’s failure to propose a credible jobs plan to bring down the unemployment rate. The upshot of it was that Romney is far less serious about creating jobs than Barack Obama, … Continue reading

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Bound to be a hit


Mitt Romney was describing his efforts to recruit women cabinet members while he was governor of Massachusetts — utter bullshit, of course — when he used the bizarre phrase “binders full of women.” I imagined some kinky Mormon rite taking … Continue reading

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Well played, Barry, but what about jobs?


Standing up to lying scoundrels was never your strong suit, Barry, and you hit a new low in the first debate, so it was a relief to see you kick butt when the Romneybot unleashed a fusillade of new lies … Continue reading

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