Tag Archive: ek Politics

Aug 12 2017

The Front Page Poem

  Is there for honest Poverty That hings his head, an’ a’ that; The coward slave-we pass him by, We dare be poor for a’ that! For a’ that, an’ a’ that. Our toils obscure an’ a’ that, The rank is but the guinea’s stamp, The Man’s the gowd for a’ that. What though on …

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Aug 09 2017

Bring out your dead.

  Here’s one. That’ll be ninepence. I’m not dead. What? Nothing. There’s your ninepence. I’m not dead. ‘Ere, he says he’s not dead. Yes he is. I’m not. He isn’t. Well, he will be soon, he’s very ill. I’m getting better. No you’re not, you’ll be stone dead in a moment. Well, I can’t take …

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Aug 08 2017

More Zombie TPP

As have I, Dean Baker has taken note of the recent spate of stories lamenting the abandonment of the Trans Pacific Partnership. Mostly the argument is- Trump Bad, Trump Kill TPP, TPP Good! That is the shallowest, most cynical non-reasoned pleading I’ve heard in a long time. Look, I don’t like Trump but appealing to …

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Aug 07 2017

Marcy, Marcy, Marcy Media Madness!

Is she on a book tour or something? I’d call her a friend of the site except I suspect she hardly remembers we exist. In any event it’s always a genuine pleasure to promote her, here she is talking with The Real News about Robert Mueller and Russiagate. Does Mueller’s Russia Probe Threaten Trump?

Aug 07 2017

Meet The New Boss

Just as James Comey is not the knight in shining armor and beacon of integrity his current propaganda suggests, so too Christopher Wray, his successor as Head of the FBI, is no saint worthy of hagiography. Marcy Wheeler explains on Democracy Now. Wray Confirmed as FBI Director as Questions Swirl over His Past Record & …

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Aug 06 2017

The Stealth Fundamentalist Evangelicals

What do Hillary Clinton, W, and I have in common? We’re all baptized Methodists. It was founded by John Wesley, his younger brother Charles, and George Whitefield. John and Charles had participated in the Holy Club at the University of Oxford. Members took Communion weekly, fasted, abstained from “sinful” pursuits, and practiced charity. They were …

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Aug 05 2017

A Good Walk Spoiled

I might have mentioned I golf. My Grandfather was a fanatic and very good at it. His best gift to me ever, at least from his standpoint, was a set of plastic play clubs which I took to instantly. I, unfortunately for him, am very bad at it. My scorecards are filled with double pars, …

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Aug 04 2017

Honor, Code, Loyalty

We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. Today is the anniversary of the United States Coast Guard (in Lego) but I’m not here to talk about that. Instead I want to discuss heroism. Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, …

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Aug 04 2017

Identity Politics And Litmus Tests

I’m reading a lot of reaction to the push back by Abortion Rights activists against the policy articulated by Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Luján not to withhold financial support from anti-Choice candidates (which I wrote about Monday), most of it from Corporatist Institutional Democrats and their centrist sycophants. Their argument goes something …

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Aug 03 2017

A Rahm Emanuel “Democrat”

Retards eh? A vile slander of the developmentally handicapped. Moron on the other hand is descriptive. West Virginia Governor to Switch from Democrat to Republican By JONATHAN MARTIN and MICHAEL D. SHEAR, The New York Times AUG. 3, 2017 Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia, a Democrat who was elected last year even as President …

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