And no, I am not making this up. It just comes with a cutesy name typical of DCSpeak - "Congressional Unmanned systems caucus".
Vintage Alan Grayson, when P.J.O'Rourke shows the typical punditocracy attitude towards OWS and mocks him as their spokesman.
Gem of a message connecting #OccupyWallStreet and the #Climate Movement.
Classy. Cenk really sticks it to the condescending, sneering, elitist mockupier Erin Burnett.
What do I say? Just a comic relief after the terrorist attack before we move into the next insanity courtesy the ruling class in D.C.
This from Naomi klein's excellent book "Shock Doctrine: the rise of disaster capitalism".
h/t to Dave Johnson at Campaign for America's Future , for the text from Klein's book (so I didn't have to type :-))
(Note : he blogs here as davej and has posted quite a few excellent diaries)
The rating agencies S&P and Moody's have been threatening to downgrade US government bond ratings because of "runaway" debt , at least since 2010. And they issued threats again last week amid the ongoing debt ceiling drama.
In which Ezra Klein suggests a "kinder,gentler" version of media darling Paul Ryan's Medicare killing plan.....
This in response to Duncan's dishonest , concern-trolling ("Oh, I feel your pain") trash of a letter he wrote during the National Teacher
Depreciation Appreciation week.
h/t Diane Ravitch
This is priceless . Way to go, Teacher Sabrina.
It is National Teacher Appreciation Week.And Arne Duncan, the "education" secretary pens an open letter to the teachers , full of platitudes. Considering the wide gap between his rhetoric and actions (enough to drive a truck through), no surprise it came off as dishonest , to say the least. And Teacher Sabrina pens an open letter in reply.
This is priceless, perfectly capturing (Ayn) Randian devotee, plutocrat and media darling - the "telegenic" Paul Ryan's worldview and the Villagers' fascination with him. h/t : Corrente
Yes, that Michelle Rhee. You know, the diva of education deform movement and media darling.
H/t Valerie Strauss at WaPo.
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