November 2017 archive

Nov 30

The Russian Connection: Too Much Evidence

In her op-ed at the New York Times Michelle Goldberg wrote Three months ago, The Washington Post reported that even as Donald Trump ran for president, he pursued plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. The next day, The New York Times published excerpts from emails between Felix Sater, a felon with ties to …

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Nov 30

Cut Cut Cut Part 3

  Can that possibly be true? That a roomfull of CEOs gathered by the Wall Street Journal can indicate that this bigly great again economy boosting Republican Tax Cut Cut Cut will have absolutely no effect at all on their decisions to produce more, hire more people, provide better wages? I like to provide context …

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Nov 30

The Breakfast Club (The Circle Game)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:00am (ET) (or …

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Nov 29

The Russian Connection: More Turkey, Please

It was announced yesterday by federal prosecutors in New York that Iranian, Turkish billionaire Reza Zarrab had plead guilty to charges that he had violated US sanctions against Iran and would testify against his co-defendent. Zarrab’s plea deal was unsealed, and he admitted to seven charges listed in a superseding information filed in the case …

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Nov 29

The Breakfast Club (Give Me Peace On Earth)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:00am (ET) (or …

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Nov 28

Being a Nazi is not normal.

Or at least it wasn’t back in the day. What day? How about 1981? That’s when Henry Walton Jones Jr. exploded their heads and melted their faces. Close your eyes Marion, Clio rears. They say every time a Nazi dies an angel gets it’s wings. It’s really not at all hard to understand, they are …

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Nov 28

The Breakfast Club (Saving Grace)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:00am (ET) (or …

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Nov 27

The CBO Score

The reason I hate doing pieces like this is I feel compelled to revisit the counter-intuitive ways that money is not what you think it is and deficits and debts don’t really matter but what you buy does. Money is an artificial construct that facilitates economic transactions. That’s it. It’s only other value is as …

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Nov 27

Bread Substitute And Icky Wax Part 2

Look, this metaphor may be new to my writing but I’ve shared it in real life for years (mostly to uncomprehending stares, you creep me out folks, at least pretend to understand and humor me that way, I got it first time). Roy Moore is a sexual predator posing as a Christian. He’s no different …

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Nov 27

The Breakfast Club (Race Among the Ruins)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:00am (ET) (or …

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Nov 26

Rant of the Week: Seth Meyers – Thanksgiving Night Monologue

Nov 26

The Dead Pool

I talked this morning about sports and while I find them intermittently amusing they are mostly convenient excuses to nap and non-threatening topics of conversation (“How ’bout them Mets?”). The fact is that sports as mass touchstones of common culture are in an inevitable and irreversible state of decline, one has only to look at …

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