Friday, August 31, 2012

Votes, Bees & Watermelon

When South Carolina legislator Alan Clemmons saw an email comparing poor and black voters to "bees going after a watermelon" - and answered "Amen!" - he didn't just tell the world how stupid he is.  He didn't just let on that he's a bigot.  He didn't just reinforce all the old stereotypes of racist white Southerners (as if THAT needed any more reinforcing!  More on that later - whew!).  Clemmons also let the cat out of the bag about what these voter ID laws are really all about: keeping poor folks from voting.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Scrooge McDuck Goes to Washington - Again

Have you ever noticed how the ones who are crying the loudest for more money are the same ones who aren't gonna spend it anyway, not because they're scraping by, mind you, but because they're FILTHY RICH?

Friday, August 3, 2012


Alex Cockburn is dead.  Now I can finally subscribe to The Nation.

But will I be sorry when I read it after he's gone?