• http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    if he changes a few names in his story
    like Clinton becomes Woodrow Wilson or Teddy Roosevelt
    and Koch becomes J. P. Morgan
    you would see that the story hasn’t changed much over the last 100 years
    except that the corruption has become more blatant
     

    • Anarchy Pony

      I dunno, it’s hard to imagine that you could be more blatantly corrupt than the gilded age plutocrats, but the sonsabitches today sure seem to be more arrogant about it.

      • Simiantongue

         Arrogant sure but they’re sneakier about it today too. Guys like Ed Bernay’s taught them how to pass a few bucks out in public, shake some hands, donate money to some causes to improve public image. Preach occasionally about principles of doing the public good and they’re free to do as they please. At least in the days of the Robber Barons everyone knew where they stood.

        Beware plutocrats bearing gifts.

        • Anarchy Pony

          Sometimes I really wish there was a hell, specifically so people like Bernays could burn there forever.

    • Nephilim

      Very true and very correct – said the history nut.  Making decisions without knowing and consulting history is like throwing a dart blindfolded.

      And today few of us know any history.  Thank you public education system.  Of course that was intentional too.

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  • Nunzio X

    Some intrepid journalist ought to put a top politician like Obama or Romney in the hot seat and say:

    “We’re going to sit here until I get a straight answer, or until you feel uncomfortable enough to get up and walk away. My question: why are you more committed to gathering money than helping the people of this country who have no money? Why are you squandering your chance to tell these rich cunts that THEY better play ball with US, or they’ll lose everything they have through unceremonious seizure of their assets? Why are you not using your power for bold, innovative forward progress, instead of ‘business as usual, line your pockets’ conformity?”

    It’ll never happen. Everyone’s in bed with everyone else, shoving their tongues up each other’s assholes, searching in desperation for a bit of milk chocolate amongst the shit.

    Fuck the lot of them.

    • Nephilim

      Sounds good but neither campaign would let them use the quote that came from such a grilling, let alone sit still for such a grilling.  Remember what happened to Helen Thomas after she asked W. one question he didn’t like?

    • http://twitter.com/jfqbsh jason quackenbush

      Heck, I can tell you what both of them would say. Obama would say his ability to act is limited by Congress. Romney would say that the Rich Cunts are the job creators and we need to incentivize their work. There’s a grain of truth in Obama’s answer, although it’s only a small part of the story.And Romney is a sociopathic robot man who has never worked a day in his life, and doesn’t understand labor. C’est la vie.

  • Nephilim

    Bravo!

    As my friend Mick the lumberjack likes to say; “Now we’re loggin'”  Much, much, much better.  Gonna be watchin’ for more of your stuff now.   And will actually be looking forward to it.

    Good job!

  • VaudeVillain

    Hey, Ted Olson isn’t 100% evil. More like 99.9% evil.

    He is one of the lead attorneys for the plaintiffs in Perry v. Brown.

    Not that it would rehabilitate him even if he bludgeoned Scalia, Thomas, Alito and Roberts to death with a a decision finding for the plaintiffs, but it might be a start.

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