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Tag: our flourishing economy

Dow Soars 62% Since Obama Took Office; Do Stocks Have Liberal Bias?

It is time for the not-really-daily Daily Feature, Wonkette's Win of the Afternoon. Today's star comment notes that the Dow Jones Industrial Average has soared an astonishing 62% (sixty-two percent!) since the Kenyan Socialist Barack Obama seized the White...

Dow Jones Index Hits 13,000 For First Time Since Obamacare/Socialism

Back in May of 2008, everything was awesome. George W. Bush was the president, for example, and we were only a few months into the nationwide housing collapse that is still lingering today. And that was the last time...

Canada (Two Teenagers + Lego Man) Takes Over American Space Program

Things have not been going so well for America's space program. We had a sad when we read about how the Obama Administration basically told Barack he could not have any exciting or inspirational "moon shot" programs, because everything...

Mitt Romney On Right-Wing Radio: Economy’s Getting So Much Better Under Obama!

Uhh, okay, we will not argue with you that much, Mittens: INGRAHAM: You’ve also noted that there are signs of improvement on the horizon in the economy. How do you answer the president’s argument that the economy is getting better...

Jobs Report Slightly Less Awful, Democrats About to Beat GOP For Once

NEW YORK—Big news this morning out of the Bureau of Labor Statistics: the unemployment rate dropped! Like, a lot! People without jobs are now at the lowest number they've been at since six months or so after the economy...

Liveblogging the GOP Dingbats Debating This Mysterious World

It's time for the least-informed people in America to debate the whole world, or something! Welcome, happy thanksgiving! We finally have the CNN livefeed working, and now it's time to painstakingly document the Brutal Idiocy we are about to...

Super Committee Flops, Stocks Drop, Newt Glops

NEW YORK — In a surprise to no one who has any sort of functioning memory of Washington over the last decade (i.e. not the Beltway press), the supercommittee has failed. Gird yourselves now for the coming year...

Random Gang Shooting Near Occupy Oakland Causes News Coverage of Random Gang Shooting In Oakland

Did you hear some dude got capped in downtown Oakland the other day, and died? This happens a lot in the poor parts of Oakland, and elsewhere in the United States. But, thanks to the unrelated Occupy protest/camp currently...

Taiwan Animators Freak Out Over NYT Proposal For US To Abandon Taiwan

Those NMA.tv Taiwanese animations were all fun and games when they were about idiot Teabaggers and Sarah Palin being a fat teen-aged stripper or whatever. But now that the New York Times has suggested that Washington "pay off" its...

Elizabeth Warren Hates ‘Job Creation’ For Sympathizing With Jobless

How do you prove you hate "job creation" in America? According to a new GOP commercial attacking Elizabeth Warren, you do this by expressing sympathy and support for the jobless Americans taking part in the Occupy protests nationwide. The...

Foreclosure Mill Law Firm Costume Fun: Dress As Homeless Families

The first reaction most decent people will have when seeing these pictures of last year's Halloween costume party at the foreclosure mill law offices of Steven J. Baum is overwhelming disgust and nausea, followed by an overwhelming desire to...

U.S. Suburbs Now Just Sprawling Hell-Camps For the Poor

The scared white working class used to flee The Poors and The Coloreds by moving to the next new ring of surburbia, which helped create the Architecture of Banal Oppression that defines this ruined country. But now the next...

Both Sides of Congress Want Foreign Drug Lords To Buy U.S. Foreclosures

The serious proposals for fixing "the housing crisis" in this country have so far amounted to a) Alan Greenspan suggesting the federal government burn down the millions of vacant foreclosures across America and b) an actual government program that...

Tea Party Dingbats Vow To Pretend To Stop Hiring Jobseekers

As infamous walking cue-ball "Joe the Plumber" proved in 2008, America is top-loaded with dubiously employed gasbag wingnuts who believe they are the economic equals of the Koch Brothers. Each near-bankrupt sole proprietor of a drywall-hanging home-based business that...

‘I Hate Banks,’ the New National Anthem (From 1986)

People have been speaking to your editor about the prophetic words of the Reverend Mojo Nixon, particularly this song -- recorded live with Skid Roper in a St. Louis club back when Ronald Reagan was still technically alive. So...

Cops Now Hunting Escaped Zoo Monsters

How are things in the American Heartland this morning? Very terrible, according to this video news report from ... a comedy blog? A superhero musical? No, it's from the Associated Press. In other news, the Founders of Democracy over...