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Monday, December 19, 2011

Ho-Ho-Condo

Nothing like some carbon-based fuel industry-funded denial to ruin our global environment and our favorite holiday. Not that they really care, but the flat-earther, creationist, gun-lovin', tin foil hat wearin', gas guzzlin', SUV-drivin' knuckle draggers are only a few decades a way from forcing ol' Sanit Nic into retirement. I guess he'll RIF all the elves, outsource toy production to a sweatshop in Southeast Asia, and then live the life of leisure on Calle Ocho.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Cave-In

Is it any surprise that the Obama Administration has once again talked the talk but then walked away from doing the right thing? Evidently the investigation into the Upper Big Branch mine disaster was thorough, balanced and set up a criminal case against Massey Energy that was, to use the immortal words of George Tenet, a slam dunk for the Justice Department's prosecution. But it was not meant to be. It was all much too scary for the weak-kneed "centrist" Obama administration, facing a stiff re-election campaign, so justice for the dead miners and their grieving families will have to wait for...oh never mind. Don't bother waiting. It ain't gonna happen, not under the administration of what Cornell West has rightly labeled the "Black Mascot for Corporate America."

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Stocking Sucker

Last week, the Newt rolled out his next big idea on urban development and poverty alleviation: undo over a century of progress and reform by doing away with child labor laws and putting poor kids to work. Brilliant! And just to make it cost-efficient, we can put them to work in their very own (soon-to-be privatized, I'm sure) schools as janitors. Why didn't I think of that? I'd write more...but I need to call my kids' school principal now and pass on this gem of an "innovation."