So we go back to square one: A distorted and troubled economy. A population addicted to buying things. A manipulated media. And, many signs of deeper trouble ahead as wars are escalated and extended while the Congress is paralyzed along parochial and partisan lines.
The resurgent Republicans will not be ringing jingle bells but playing Scrooge this year. Many consumers will not be able to shop until they drop this year because they have already dropped to new lows.
Unfortunately, a feast followed by days at the mall will not change any of this, and remember, if you will, the price our first Americans paid so that we could stuff ourselves on the road to national obesity.
OMG! OMG! OMG! The Republicans are going to be bad for us!!!! OMG!!!
I had more respect for Danny when he more respect for himself.
After two years of Democrat control of Congress and the White House, nothing's been done for the poor, nothing's been done for the working poor and move on up the ladder. Barack was bought and paid for by Wall Street -- a fact that Danny has trouble remembering -- and he served his corporate masters like a good slave.
Tariq Ali has Barack's number even if Danny's still living in the dark.
Are we screwed with Republicans controlling one house of Congress?
No more screwed than we were before the mid-terms.
Iraq is a war that continues even if Danny lost interest after he made a documentary that got him attention. He pushed Iraq when he could make money off of it.
Did he even really oppose the war?
That's a question to ask cause I'm not seeing him write about it anymore and the Iraq War continues.
He made money off the war and now he can't even talk about it -- apparently because his Dream Lover Barack is in the White House.
So he'll toss around homophobia and use "tea b**ger" again and again and, when called on it, will insist that the GOP said it first! So it's okay!~
People objecting? We don't give a damn about the GOP's feelings.
We're aware that we live in a homophobic society. We're aware that calling your opponents homophobic names perpetuates homophobia.
It's not about the GOP, it's not about the tea party. It's about saying NO to homophobia.
I'm sorry you can't get that, I'm sorry you refuse to join us in saying NO.
I like Danny still and I link to him on my blogroll (and here's his latest blog) but I miss the Danny Schechter who wasn't owned by the White House and had real independence. This guy wearing the blue jumper, in the Barack Pep Club? He's not the real Danny. No way, no how.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"