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  •  matt taibbi classic take on tea party: (5+ / 0-)

    The Tea Party is many things at once, but one way or another, it almost always comes back to a campaign against that unsafe urban hellscape of godless liberalism we call our modern world. Paul's platform is ultimately about turning back the clock, returning America to the moment of her constitutional creation, when the federal bureaucracy was nonexistent and men were free to roam the Midwestern plains strip-mining coal and erecting office buildings without wheelchair access.

    we were chatting about taibbi the other day, so i got online just now and was reading his classic take on tea party again that he wrote a couple months ago.

    I like this as well from another kossack:

    aibbi wrote the best metaphor of 2010 (18+ / 0-)

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    From the first paragraph of this Rolling Stone article: The Great American Bubble Machine.

    "relentlessly jamming its blood funnel..."

    I just love that line.

       The first thing you need to know about Goldman Sachs is that it's everywhere. The world's most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money. In fact, the history of the recent financial crisis, which doubles as a history of the rapid decline and fall of the suddenly swindled dry American empire, reads like a Who's Who of Goldman Sachs graduates.

    I dearly wish I could write like that.

    "One man's Mede is another man's Persian." - George S. Kaufman

    by Dbug on Tue Dec 21, 2010 at 02:53:55 AM PST

    witness the GOPRANOS.. rethugs: "If they fuck with me or Shaha, I have enough on them to fuck them too." -Paul Wolfowitz, quoted by the UK's Guardian

    by change the Be on Thu Dec 23, 2010 at 10:30:26 PM PST

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