Watering Hole – Monday August 8, 2011 – Crises of Capitalism

This video is a little more than 11 minutes in length.  It’s an interesting perspective.  Last week was bad news week.  Can it get any worse?

This is our Open Thread today.  My apologies for not having much more to say at this point.  Perhaps you have something to add to the conversation so Speak Up!

Maher on the “birthers”

LA Times, by Bill Maher

Never underestimate the ability of a tiny fringe group of losers to ruin everything.

For the last couple of weeks, we’ve all been laughing heartily at the wacky antics of the “birthers” — the far-right goofballs who claim Barack Obama wasn’t really

Please point and laugh at me...

Please point at me and laugh...

born in Hawaii and therefore the job of president goes to the runner-up, former Miss California Carrie Prejean.

Which raises the question: Why, in this country, is it always the religious right that won’t take anything on faith?

So far, the reaction from Democrats is to laugh this off, and I understand why. If you seriously believe that President Obama is an African sleeper spy, get out of your chat room and have your house tested for lead.

Rest the rest of this article here.

The Right Can Do No Wrong

Imagine this…A major news story is reported that Michelle Obama’s sister was  arrested for breaking into a house, for the second time in one week, to steal money.   Now imagine the right-wing reaction to that story.  No, wait, let’s look at right-wing reaction to a real story; a story about one of their own.

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RedState: Help America Fail

In recent days, we have heard many prominent Republican’s publicaly say that they hope President Obama fails.  Now this via Steve Benen at Washington Monthly:

RedState’s Erick Erickson kept the ball rolling with an item headlined, “I Too Want Barack Obama to Fail,” encouraging other conservatives to rally behind the campaign to undermine the president.

Join the RedState Army of Activists and lets [sic] work to make sure Barack Obama fails at destroying liberty and freedom:I want Barack Obama to fail and I want to help ensure he does.

If Barack Obama is successful in implementing his stated agenda, America will fail and the American dream will die for millions.

We already know Barack Obama’s economic policy will fail, but it will hurt millions of hard working Americans.

I will join the RedState Army of Activists and fight for freedom by working to undermine Barack Obama’s agenda and helping him fail.Thank [sic] you for your interest in the I WANT BARACK OBAMA TO FAIL.

Well, there is nothing quite as stunning coming from the right these days in saying that they not only want Obama, and hence our country, to fail, but they are actively going to do whatever they can to ensure that America fails.

And these right-wing jerks think they are the most patriotic of all Americans. Treasonous, seditious pieces of crap is more like it.

These RedState freaks refuse to see that the failure of the President of the United States of America is a failure of, for, and by America.

These are the same people who continued to support George W. Bush on every America destroying adventure he could think up; not just support, they cheered Bush on – at every step. Now that America is at one of the worst points in our existance – due to the very things they insist we continue doing – these same people want America to fail by actively embracing that every American should sign up to hope for and actively help America fail.

If the GOP and its supporters insist on following the Rush Limbaugh school of thought; that which holds our country hostage to the very ideology and policies which have nearly destroyed us, it is our duty to let every American citizen know that this is what the Republicans want for America…its failure.

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