mamazboy

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  • mamazboy commented on the diary post Holder’s DoJ Must Focus on Real Criminals Now by Teddy Partridge.

    2012-06-18 18:50:02View | Delete

    Very well said, Teddy. But Holder is bought and paid for. Like Obama, he lives to serve his masters, and is happy to put lots of time, energy, and money into the show trials you mention as crucial distractions from the real horrors going on in so many errors. Though with Edwards, I think there [...]

  • mamazboy commented on the blog post Newsweek’s Manipulative Propaganda on Drones

    2012-06-09 12:22:00View | Delete

    Newsweek is falling into line, as this post and Greenwald’s point out, as yet another propaganda organ for this administrations’s war crimes. The drone program is wrong in so many ways, not least in the truly sickening “follow-ups” — bombing relatives and rescuers who respond to the dying or the dead at this strike sites. Obama defenders, remind me again why I HAVE to vote for your candidate because the Republicans are, you know, so evil and all. Never!

  • Somebody remind me again of why I *have* to vote for Obama?

  • mamazboy commented on the blog post Andrew Breitbart Dead

    2012-03-01 11:51:39View | Delete

    I can’t pretend to care about the death of a vicious sociopath who brought down a worthy organization like Acorn and tried to destroy Shirley Sherrod, among his other crimes. I get so sick of people sending their “thoughts and prayers” and hand-wringing about the demise of a monster like this. I don’t believe our moral bona fides require such a reaction. If somebody is doing major damage to society, I say fuck him.

  • I mean to attach my comment to #150 – whoops. Love your last line about the future. I’m very encouraged also by OWS and believe a surprisingly broad coalition will form that will include even the wayward, Koch-bankrolled tea partiers… not to mention all the libertarians. Onward!

  • Very well said, defogger!

    and to those commenting on the horrors of Ed & Rachel, try listening to Stephanie Miller and her gang on the radio. They’re no different than the pinheads on Fox except for posing as progressives – the same endless lame jokes, maddening crosstalk, smugness, and LOTS of Obama defending – still! I rarely bother with MSNBC OR radio windbags like Randi Rhodes & Thom Hartman who mainly like the sound of their own voices; best to read the blogs to find out what’s really happening and get some useful ideas.

  • mamazboy commented on the blog post Dylan Ratigan’s Righteous Rant

    2011-08-10 16:44:26View | Delete

    Dylan’s righteousness is indeed welcome, but don’t be surprised if Phil the Asshole of MSNBC fires him. Truth is just not welcome in the “polite” discourse of mainstream political talk, even when the ship is sinking.

  • mamazboy commented on the blog post Biden’s Admission on the 14th Amendment Actually a BFD

    2011-08-02 16:47:11View | Delete

    And surely those Dems who voted in favor of this disaster knew Obama would never invoke the 14th Amendment and voted accordingly.

  • mamazboy commented on the blog post Biden’s Admission on the 14th Amendment Actually a BFD

    2011-08-02 16:45:34View | Delete

    I don’t believe Biden for a second. There is NO reason, given Obama’s history, to think that he was prepared to invoke the 14th Amendment. He is on record as saying he didn’t think it was “legal.” (Like that ever stopped any president, including him.) This was a case of pandering to his base, acting all progressive when it’s too late to do anything about it. A cheap shot and incredibly insulting behavior from the WH, as usual.

    It no longer matters to me whether Obama is sincere (“his heart’s in the right place” according to Kos and others) or craven and calculating and corporatist. The result is the same bitter pill we’re all busy swallowing.

  • mamazboy commented on the diary post President Gives Up On Senate by masaccio.

    2010-12-10 21:27:16View | Delete

    Please resist reiterating the canard that Newt Gringrich has “brains.” He’s just as dumb as the rest of the bunch (and more cynical than many); his glibness and provocateur pose aren’t evidence of intelligence just ambition and narcissism.

  • mamazboy commented on the diary post President Gives Up On Senate by masaccio.

    2010-12-10 21:24:57View | Delete

    Every time I think we’ve gone down another level in the rabbit hole, something else happens to make me think we’re actually in free fall at this point. Some prescient folk warned that Obama might not be the saviour he and his backers presented himself as, but did any of us realize how intensely he’d [...]

  • mamazboy commented on the blog post Correlation Does Not Equal KochNation

    2010-11-25 21:58:56View | Delete

    Well said. Reminds me of being at Newart Airport a couple of years ago when they confiscated a sealed 12 oz. bottle of juice I had in my carry-on. I asked them what they were going to do with and the guy laughed and said they give confiscated stuff like that to the homeless. One minute it’s potentially lethal; the next it’s handed to the homeless. No chemical test done. It’s all so stupid.

  • mamazboy commented on the blog post Correlation Does Not Equal KochNation

    2010-11-25 21:55:57View | Delete

    The authoritarian mindset — which seems to be the one that Ames and Levine embrace whether they know it or not — will not admit failure or apologize for a mistake. It won’t matter to them that their wretched Nation piece (which is doing some serious damage to the reputation of an otherwise respected and helpful publication) is being dismantled by multiple sources, and universally denounced for the irresponsible, unethical, and generally clueless hit piece it is. They obviously cannot back down from what they’ve written because they’re incapable of admitting they were wrong. Or perhaps they’ll take the coward-apologist’s way out: “If anyone [e.g., Tyner] was offended by what we wrote, we apologize.” But no, they won’t even do that. If The Nation cares about its brand, these two boobs will be canned.

  • mamazboy commented on the blog post Obama: “Heckuva Job” Summers = 9.6% Unemployment

    2010-10-28 17:46:32View | Delete

    Well said, buzz.

  • mamazboy commented on the blog post Obama: “Heckuva Job” Summers = 9.6% Unemployment

    2010-10-28 17:44:18View | Delete

    West isn’t stupid; he sees what’s happening, and is rightly appalled. Just as I and many others are appalled at Obama’s petulance and bitchiness when confronted with what his policies tell us about him. I’m glad West confronted him and hope others will do it, though I doubt a narcissist like this can be reached.

  • mamazboy commented on the blog post Obama: “Heckuva Job” Summers = 9.6% Unemployment

    2010-10-28 17:42:34View | Delete

    You do kind of wonder if there’s something like that going on. He *seems* intelligent, but that’s probably just the much-vaunted “rhetorical gift” at work — which does not necessarily equate with intelligence. The more I see him and see what he says and does, the more perplexed I am. One thing’s clear, though: he’s been an absolute disaster as president of the people and shows no sign of “course-correcting” that.

  • mamazboy commented on the blog post Obama: “Heckuva Job” Summers = 9.6% Unemployment

    2010-10-28 17:39:30View | Delete

    I think of the pivotal moment in Clint Eastwood’s movie Play Misty for Me when Jessica Walters says “God, you’re dumb.” Oh, but wait, I forgot the “eleven-dimensional chess” thing. Does anybody still take that idea seriously?