As a yank doing his 2nd summer stint of temporary domicile in the humble, quaint nation of Sverige, let me just say this for the record. That Colbert’s contribution to Sweden’s national Twitter account will be invaluable to Sweden’s efforts to further its standing on the world stage. Come on Sweden, “Take a Chance”!
Ok, so many times when I get into political discussions with some of my euro-pals, I get questions about how plutocrat fat-cats like Mitt Romney got so damn rich in the first place. Well for one thing, it surely helps to have a rich dad. Hucksters like Romney, and even the scummiest of them all Donald Trump both did. Mitt was able to parlay his fortune however, by playing the classic money game called “Private Equity Funding”.
It all sounds on the up and up, but don’t be fooled. It’s a classic scam that allows greedy scumbags to make a business of exploiting perfectly good and profitable companies for their own selfish gain. Usually at the expense of their workers, and Joe Taxpayer.
One of the reasons I’m posting this, is to have a convenient link to send friends to when the subject arises, as it inevitably will in this election year. Another reason is because it is by far, one of the clearest, succinct, and factual explanations about the subject I have yet to see. Well done, Dr. Reich.
Brian Williams was given unprecedented access to the White House Situation Room to retell the story of the night that they got Osama Bin Laden. Talk about a harrowing tale. You couldn’t make this shit up. Be sure to watch all the segments!
Think what you want about Pres Obama, he absolutely nailed it on this bit with Jimmy Fallon and the band. I try to picture any other president trying to pull this off. Barring Clinton, can’t see anybody else doing it. Classic.
Being the raving social-media maven that I am, I probably should have jumped on the “Fan Page” bandwagon way back, you know, when FB was still “cool”.
Oddly, though… I didn’t really have a need for one. And I needed another web outlet to manage like I needed another hate email from one of my former catholic high-school classmates.
Anyway, funny thing. Wouldn’t ya know it, I finally did find a purpose for a proper FB fan page, so Voila! I’ll be using it to share FB-only content, and other stuff that I may deem share-worthy to the peoples. It will also serve as a way to beef up this blog’s exposure.
So yeah, if you like any of the stuff I’ve spewed forth on this thing thus far, and if it doesn’t kill ya, give the brother a like, a plus, retweet, or a share.
And if you’re one of those people that I tend to piss off with my rantings against everything you hold dear, just give me one too. That’ll show me.
And not because I agree with it. But rather because it exudes the sheer arrogance, stupidity and the extreme levels of the catholic church’s lack of touch with reality. It’s so RIDICULOUSLY over the top, that it took everything I can muster to keep my head from exploding before the end.
This is just another example of the “desperation marketing” that the catholic church is willing to stoop to. What they are willing to do in their futile effort to regain some kind of foothold or respect in the public arena. To which, for many of us, would be so entertaining if their agenda wasn’t so deadly.
As someone who’s now spent several years in this country, let me say that Panama has everything it takes to develop a truly love-hate relationship with it. And someday, soon, I’m gonna write all about it. But this piece below, produced by AL JAZEERA of all media outlets, accentuates what is wrong with this country, with both a micro and macro view. It is an exceptional piece of journalism.
Panama is one of those countries that likes to hype itself up on all kinds of “smoke and mirror” tactics that it has at its disposal to exploit. The country’s global cheerleaders (who are many, the US included) are quick to tout unverifiable and bogus numbers about its economic growth, GDP, and so on. They are also quick to quell any notion that Panama is anything but a thriving democracy. A “democracy” that in no way harbors and/or supports much of the world’s narco-trafficking activities. Once you cut through that shitscreen, however, the realities are stark, sad, and sobering.
Take the 25 minutes and watch this. And Kudos to Al Jazeera, for doing something that the US and other world news media can’t ever seem to do. Just tell it like it is when it comes to Panama.
Came across this concise, well-conceived clip about the Catholic Church’s longstanding history with pedophilia. Despite claims about this being a “modern” problem for the church, this video shows the far-reaching evidence, back to its beginning. Really well-done…
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