Twenty Bucks, Same as in Town
Blogwhoring. You do it, I do it, we all do it. What have you been up to?
The Heretik: She nails it. Anyone else catch the new Treasury Secretary's installation of a former Goldman Sachs lobbyist the day after announcing reforms that would prohibit lobbyists from dictating Treasury policy? Just when we started ridding the Treasury Dept. of Hank Paulson's stench of corruption.
OK, Truthout's not a blog and the BBC's Greg Palast, while he may have the snarkiness of one, is not what I'd call a blogger. Having said that, Palast wrote a Truthout exclusive that pretty much dances then pisses on the GOP's grave that was dug a few inches deeper when Obama got his stimulus bill passed in the lower chamber without any help from House Republicans whatsoever.
Ana Marie Cox, the original Wonkette, is pioneering the next phase of blogging. It's a microblogging format called Twitter that restricts one to 140 characters (or the threshhold of a text message). Yet even in this restricted format, Cox makes an interesting observation about Michael Steele's election to RNC chairman. She defines "Palinism" in another post as "Aggressive know-nothingism, pride in ignorance and a belief that there is such a thing as "real America." But will Uncle Tom Steele be able to wean himself off the soured tits of el Rushbo? Not a fucking chance.
It was only a matter of time (meaning minutes) before Windy City native d r i f t g l a s s would pen a screed about Blago getting flushed out of the Illinois state house. But, true to form, Sir Drifty reminds us that Blago wasn't the Be All/End All of Chicago political corruption. The closing image alone is worth clicking on the link. Go on over and put a smmmmmmile on that face!
The Rude Pundit, in writing about the Lilly Ledbetter bill signed into law by President Obama yesterday, touches upon another subject that ought to be examined: How many of us will go soft now that we have an administration that's actually, well, sane and not trying to murder us? Sez the Rude One:
This photo presents some cognitive dissonance for the Rude Pundit. He's used to a president sitting there and smiling as he signs a law that forces children to watch as Halliburton employees slash the throats of puppies or whatever cruel legislation was placed in front of the barely sentient George W. Bush. This Obama fella, he's signing something that is good for average people. Fuckin' weird, man.
So I guess that means we'll see less filthy language from RP and that we'll all start to lose our edge just because we have a badass President who doesn't mortally embarrass us in front of the rest of the world every time he sticks his head out of the White House?
The smart money says no. Don't forget, we have two other branches of government, right wing radio and Fox "News." And they can all suck my throbbing, oozing, rosy red cock either individually or all at once and they'd better make it sloppy, sloppy, dammit!
In the aptly-titled "Incoherence", Digby deconstructs Christie (not to be confused with the English serial killer) as only she can:
Christie had a total meltdown defending Rush Limbaugh against the ads going out in GOP Senators' states, saying that it's a "disgrace" to go after him because he and other talk show hosts represent "tens of millions of Americans who are tired of president Obama and Nancy Pelosi trying to ram a bill through, they are not working in a bipartisan fashion."
Michael Steele may have just won the job of RNC chairman, but we know where the real power in the Republican Party still lies as it has for many years ---with the radio talk show hosts who "represent" tens of millions of people who are sick and tired of president Obama's partisan behavior during the whole ten days he's been in office.
OK, this is a funny caption by Fearguth at Bildungblog. While you're there, click on his banner and see the full page. The other captions ain't so bad, either.