Primary and Trusted Sources

Sometimes you take a punch to the gut when you realize just how astonishingly manipulative and brazenly dishonest people can be, especially when the stakes are high and massive amounts of money are at stake. An Example: Liars Lie My sister told me today in a phone call that she was really shocked to learn that even President Obama has… Continue reading

Fair and Balanced

Let’s talk fair and balanced for a minute, because fair and balanced can’t exist right now. When you see a large bully beating the living hell out of a small kid who has reached the point of being incapable of defending himself, you don’t run up to the fight and ask each side to present their case in any effort… Continue reading

The War on Christmas

This whole article by Mark Sandlin on “The War on Christmas“ is brilliant and needs to be shared! I encourage you to take the time to read it. But today, our stories [of Christmas] are told from places and positions of power. Today, Christianity is the dominant culture.  So, instead of story of a olive skinned middle-eastern, unwed, pregnant mother,… Continue reading

We Are All Cyborgs Now

TED has always provided an alternate view of the reflection the United States sees in the mirror when watching main stream media. Instead of the constant lunatic, doomsday rantings of a Glenn Beck*, the police blotter that CNN has become, the McNews of USAToday, and the general anesthetic quality of most TV programs, the smart and insightful people who present… Continue reading

Tragically True

Image via CrunchBase This tragic, yet true tweet has been circulating: The Tea Party – thousands of hard-working middle-class FOX viewers fighting to make sure the rich pay less in taxes. What’s with people that watch FOX?  Rupert Murdock, whose company owns FOX, isn’t even an American, and he’s getting filthy rich (current net worth is $6.3 billion–with a “b”)… Continue reading

Sincerely Sad

These folks don’t seem to understand what’s gone wrong in America. They just know something has gone really wrong. They are trying to make sense of it. I suspect that we all are. I guess Glenn Beck offers some bizarre and simplistic way for them to vent that frustration and to have hope that things will get better if they… Continue reading

Oh Dear! FAUX News At It Again…

The hyper, militant, radical, evil, ultra-conservative, Republican noise machine has reached a new level of shill: stop beating up poor little innocent BP. [Insert a string of vile profanities of your own choosing here.] Listen to these idiots. At the very least, BP should go out of business. Frankly, I favor the US nationalizing all of their assets. Just please… Continue reading

Andy Borowitz Outdoes Himself

Two hysterical important press releases from the Borowitz Report: NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) – One day after announcing that she would be a commentator on the Fox News Channel, the network revealed that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin‘s appearances would be simulcast in English. “We are delighted that Gov. Palin will, for the first time, be understandable to the… Continue reading

The Palin Problem

We all know Sarah is now an employee of Rupert Murdoch. What we didn’t know, until the book and the recent 60 Minutes episode, was the astounding level of her lack of qualification for being being a heartbeat away from the presidency. But that didn’t matter to her at all, because “It was God‘s will” for her to be the… Continue reading

Too Hysterical!

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – With the establishment of government-mandated death panels just days away, grandmothers began fleeing the United States in record numbers today, reports Fox News. “I am never one to yell ‘Fire’ in a crowded theater,” said Fox News host Glenn Beck. “But run for your lives!” Across the country, slow-moving caravans of 1980s-era Cadillacs with turn… Continue reading