The top 1 percent have the best houses, the best educations, the best doctors, and the best lifestyles, but there is one thing that money doesn’t seem to have bought: an understanding that their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live. Throughout history, this is something that the top 1 percent eventually do learn. Too late.

This is old, but it’s still funny:

If only there were a large country, maybe adjacent to ours, that was home to a lot of people who wanted to come to the United States to live and work. 


"You don’t have to be a flaming Marxist to see that there’s something askew here.” - Andrew Sullivan

Tags: budget cuts

Yeah, ‘listen to the American people’ is so 2010…

Emboldened by its success in 2010 elections, the Republican right appears to think that breaking government unions and sabotaging the nation’s fragile economic recovery by putting hundreds of thousands of public employees out of work may advance their enduring dream of returning America to the Gilded Age — an era of take-it-or-leave-it labor relations and 300-pound GOP presidents.


A public union employee, a tea party activist, and a CEO are sitting at a table with a plate of a dozen cookies in the middle of it. The CEO takes 11 of the cookies, turns to the tea partier and says, ‘Watch out for that union guy. He wants a piece of your cookie.

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Higher-up with AFL-CIO in Wisconsin confirms to me that Wisc GOP senator Dale schultz not voting for walker bill#wiunionAndrewKrollAndy Krol

“If these politicians don’t get the message, they had better step aside,” said Carter Brough, a retiree from Whitney, Tex. “Right now, I can’t tell the difference between the parties. I’ve chopped my credit cards. I’m watching my spending. This country needs to do the same.”

Great idea!  Maybe we can start with Mr. Carter Brough’s social security check!  I don’t think he’d have a problem with that, do you?

"I have only one superstition: I touch all the bases when I hit a home run."

Babe Ruth (via watchoutchadbites)

I see what you did there, Babe.

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