Category Archives: class warfare

Claim Chowder is Served: Infrastructure

We’ve been saying since, well, forever, that the big infrastructure plan was going to consist of selling off public commons to private industry, and here we go: “The Trump administration’s infrastructure plan released Monday proposes that the federal government consider … Continue reading

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Soylent Green Is People! And So Are Workers!

I mention Soylent Green only because the American Enterprise Institute is arguing against the $15 minimum wage by offensively comparing working people to packages of ground meat: “Suppose that hamburger sells for $4 per pound and sirloin steak sells for … Continue reading

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The Remora Of Wall Street

Brother Charlie Pierce writing in Esquire tells us today about Clinton and Warren in The Antifreeze Chronicles (“Things in Politico That Make Me Want to Drink Antifreeze”), and while he makes a good point about the horse-race nature of Politico’s … Continue reading

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GOP: Job Creators for Comdey Troupes

What could possibly go wrong (or right?) with an idea like this? The Koch brothers were recently criticized — which they hate — for a series of misleading anti-Obamacare ads, so actors with morals or political qualms probably shouldn’t bother. … Continue reading

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Nothing Could Be Finer…

…than to be fired in North Carolina: CHARLOTTE — An employee at a Myers Park gourmet food store was fired after Gov. Pat McCrory’s security detail complained Sunday about a comment the worker made to the governor. It seems that … Continue reading

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The best thing I’ve read all day…

…is from The Guardian: David Simon: ‘There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show’ The creator of The Wire, David Simon, delivered an impromptu speech about the divide between rich and poor in America at the Festival … Continue reading

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How Much Is That Judge In The Window?

Remember when Howard Dean had his 50 State Strategy? Remember when the G.W. Bush administration was stacking courts with their brand of justices? What happens when you combine the two concepts for nefarious reasons matched with massive amounts of anonymous … Continue reading

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Shorter Jon Kyl:

America is a classless society, and the sooner you people accept that, they better off you will be. (Think Progress)

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Heads The Banks Win, Tails You Lose

Remember that time when the financial industry wanted all that government money but didn’t want any outsiders performing stress tests? Me neither! Anyway, if the current LIBOR talk has you confused, here’s a helpful inforgraphic to explain it all. (Spoiler … Continue reading

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“It’s Chicago, Jake”

Think Progress Leave it to Chicago to fight back against the Occupy Wall Street protesters. (Think Progress)

Posted in Bankster Bastards, CEO Bastards, class warfare | 12 Comments