Sure, he got kicked off the
air for making the somewhat obvious observation that flying planes into buildings was not, in fact, "cowardly"... but now
he's on PAY CABLE!
Click here for Bill Maher's official site
We are all created sort of equal! Except the very very rich, who are even more equal:
The United States of Inequality
Surprise! Hard work and fancy educations don't make you rich, big government policies do:
Frank Rich on Standing Up To The Super Rich
Lost decade discovered! (Now, if only I could locate my missing sock.)
Working Class Zero
Now you too can cherry-pick your theology on poverty just like
a Compassionate Conservative! "Lazy hands make a man poor, but
diligent hands bring wealth." (Yea!) "He who loves pleasure
will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich." (Nay!) See how easy?
Having their cake and eating
it too, the New York Times gets all indignant about the “Income Gap,” and also celebrates the new “Gilded
Age.” Hey, who doesn’t like having it both ways...?
Fed up with the poor, tired,
huddled masses yearning to breathe free, especially when it’s YOUR oxygen? Turnabout is fair play! Plan your next
vacation around a “Poor Tour,” and see how the wretched half lives:
She’s smart! She’s sassy! And for all you haters,
her last name has “Reich” in it! Check out Barbara Ehrenreich’s scathingly amusing thoughts on our nutty
class warfare. Search her blog for these gems:
EASY BEING ULTRA-RICH
COULD YOU AFFORD TO BE POOR?
BANISH THE BLOATED OVERCLASS
CEOS VS. SLAVES
MINIMUM WAGE RISES, SKY
DOES NOT FALL
WRETCHEDNESS AND EXCESS
ARE YOU TOO STUPID TO ENJOY THE ECONOMY?
Click here: Barbara Ehrenreich
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders wonders what Union our president was talking about...? Share the confusion!
Click here to read about our altered State of the Union
Like we told you months ago: John Edwards didn’t want
your vote! Now he’s gone and the issue of “poverty” is officially off the table. Back to your hovels,
poor folk! When the next president has a crumb for you, he’ll let you know! But don’t hold your collective breath.
Click here for a Huffington post eulogy on Edwards' withdrawal
Bernie Sanders may be rich, but he’s just crazy enough
to bite the hand that feeds him. Way back in November of 2006 -- long before the bottom dropped out -- the senator from Vermont
knew it was coming: “Let’s end this stupid discussion about how great the American economy is. The economy is
a disaster.” Lots more unexpected hand-wringing about the status quo from a beltway insider:
Every Labor Day those white
shoes go back in the closet and newspaper columnists and
bloggers across America unite in support of the worker! Then Tuesday, they get back to the business of ignoring them.
The War on Working Americans
- Part II. Yes, I know that's backwards... but just like the Godfather films, Part II is better than Part I, which features
a lot of talk of Grover Cleveland and World War I and the Great Depression (Steve's blog, not "The Godfather"). But you can
always click back to Part I if you're linear. (While we're on the subject, you should never, ever, watch the chronologically-ordered "The Godfather Saga." Ditto "Once Upon A Time In
More whining about CEO pay,
income gaps, and “super-earners” (who presumably date only supermodels):
Equal time for the defense of
the status quo: The Wall Street Journal writes that having more money wouldn’t make the poor any happier. (How can
you argue with an editorial that breaks out scientific “data” like “average happiness levels”?) As
good an argument as any to stop lending those helping hands, people! Back off and leave their happiness levels alone!
As if your entire adult life
hasn’t been disappointing enough, new data shows you’re not even earning as much as your old man.
This just in from The Heritage Foundation: the poor's "real
material hardship" is "limited in scope and severity." Turns out, the poor aren't really so poor. Whew! What a relief!
Not so fast: Common Dreams debunks
The Heritage Foundation's "phony study." Can't we come up with a decent playoff system, like the BCS, to pit these guys against
one another for a definitive victor on the issues?
It's easy to see why America's
top 1% are giddy, receiving as they have the largest share of national income since 1928! Which, as anyone who suffered through
grade school history knows, immediately preceded The Great Depression. Wow, that IS depressing!
The World Bank discovers the
power of "intangible wealth"! Now even Godless capitalists can believe in something they can't see or touch!
Click here: The Secrets of Intangible Wealth
Need a laugh to stop from crying? Try HUMORTIMES.COM, it's
like Mad Magazine when you were a kid, except your
teacher can't take it away from you and tear it in half in front of the whole class!
Click here for Times of a Humorous nature!
Four Loko? Try 8 Sisters... It's like an energy drink, only for your brain, and without the sugar/caffeine/alcohol.
Oh, and you will learn cool stuff about Green energy in amusing fashion: