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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Let’s Get Out In Front Of This Parade


President Obama has made some mild noises recently in favor of government workers and the right of collective bargaining. Nice. Not that he has done much to hearten the hard working Americans who have been on the picket lines in Wisconsin the last several weeks. Send them a Pizza?? Guess he has more important things […]



Take a moment, if you are so inclined, to listen and watch this always incredible footage of Jimi Hendrix performing our National Anthem at Woodstock in 1969. Just watch this brilliant performance. I appreciate this performance more the older I get. It is simultaneously hyperbolic and yet strangely understated, mostly due to the cool of […]

Today We Are All Wisconsinites


Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. (Abraham Lincoln, from his message to the U.S. Congress of Dec. 3, 1861) Are you aware that […]

Never Say Never


Until today, I have had not much use for the phenomena known as Justin Bieber. Until today. “You guys are evil. Canada’s the best country in the world. We go to the doctor and we don’t need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you’re broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard’s […]

President of the World


If you watch the same general news programming nightly that we do here at the imaginary think-tank Crack Whores for Good Government, you’ve seen the promos for the latest Chris Matthews joint, “President of the World,” a piece that looks like it’s going to be a flattering portrait of one William “J.J.” Jefferson Clinton. It […]

Small Justice for Brisenia


I have been a little more than shocked at the dearth of press coverage of the murder of 9-year old Brisenia Flores by a gang of right wing thugs in her Arizona home. Remember the story, a bunch of Minute Men, part of a right wing militia dedicated to anti-immigrant violence, believed the Flores family […]

Survey Says…


Now try to tell me that your average American ain’t down. Legalize it.

Out In the Truck. Where Do You Want Them?


Shingles sounds like a bitch of a disease. Also known as herpes zoster, it is a “blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox.” You are likely to get it (and one in three are at risk) if you had chickenpox at a young age. The virus has remained dormant […]

The Bizarre Deification of Ronald Wilson Reagan


Well, Papa Bonk has covered a lot of material this morning regarding today’s commemoration of the 100th birthday of one Ronald Reagan. I don’t know about you, but I find the whole thing to be, well, bizarre. Doesn’t it smack a little of “Weekend at Bernie’s” to you? Except that instead, while propping up Bernie’s […]

That Jackass Raygun


Here we are celebrating yet another milestone in the canonization of the Great Traitor Ron Raygun. He was the second most profoundly ignorant man ever to serve in the Oval Office, a traitor to his nation. The puppet of wealthy industrialists, enemy of the environment, working people and good government. The Raygunner would be 100 […]