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About Me:
NYC-based aquatic feline that likes long walks on the beach, illuminating the hypocrisies of "family values" Republicans, and engaging in snarling snarkitude.
 
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About Me:
NYC-based aquatic feline that likes long walks on the beach, illuminating the hypocrisies of "family values" Republicans, and engaging in snarling snarkitude.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Chad Nackers and Alex Blechman, The President of Vice: The Autobiography of Joe Biden (The Onion)

By: Sunday February 24, 2013 1:59 pm

We all know Vice President Joe Biden as the street smart, wisecracking, blue-collared right hand of President Barack Obama. We all know the well-worn public persona: the dedicated family man who spent four hours a day during his Senate tenure shlepping to and from Wilmington, Delaware to be with his offspring, instead of shacking up with a group of fellow politicos in a deluxe Georgetown brownstone, going home on alternate weekends to gladhand with campaign donors. And yes, we all know Joe Biden as the GILF fantasy of women from Bangor to Bangalore, and probably in Europe, too. He’s approachable, he’s funny, he’s smart, he drives a white Trans Am, and he’s dead sexy. He’s Joe Biden.

But there’s so much we didn’t know about the current Veep…until now.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Greg Palast and Ted Rall, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps

By: Sunday September 9, 2012 1:59 pm

Because Americans aren’t anxious enough forced to digest anemic monthly jobs numbers, an economy teetering on the precipice, the steady stream of illegal home foreclosures, a Democratic President poised to shiv Social Security and Medicare, and the country’s insidious metamorphosis into a security state, they also have to worry about something so basic as the right to vote. That’s because über-bully Karl Rove, not content to have put the Dauphin of Dumbfuckistan in the White House, decided that controlling the Executive Branch wasn’t enough. Like his Machiavellian comrade and patron, Charles Koch, he “want[ed] his fair share–and that’s all of it.” Hey, if that means depriving American citizens of their civil rights, well, so be it. There are always going to be winners and losers, amirite? Whaddya gonna do about it?

Enter Greg Palast and Ted Rall.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ted Rall, The Book of O(bama): From Hope and Change to the Age of Revolt

By: Sunday July 1, 2012 1:59 pm

It’s July 1, 2012. We’re rapidly approaching the fourth anniversary of the murder of the American middle class, the Dark Times when our corporate-controlled government, draped in the disguise of democracy, announced in (allegedly) Willie Sutton fashion, that the only way to save the country from financial ruin was to transfer all of our life savings into the offshore bank accounts of the 1%-ers like Jamie “Diamonds” Dimon, Lloyd “Blank Check” Blankfein, Vikram “the Bandit” Pandit, and Ken “Platinum Parachute” Lewis. Distracted by the presidential election circus of 2008, the American citizenry sat passively by as BushCo, having already looted the U.S. Treasury to pay for the administration’s Iraq Follies, decided now that they had gotten theirs, it was the banksters’ turn. The country was forced to watch, locked out of their bank-foreclosed homes as the government rehabilitated these murderers, this time by robbing from the private sector.

Two months later, Barack Obama, the one-term Senator from Illinois whose rhetoric soared (but whose resume was a bit thin on the ground), won the Presidency, beating out the cranky old man who shook his fist at the clouds. Hope and change were in the air.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Lee Papa, The Rude Pundit’s Almanack

By: Saturday April 9, 2011 1:59 pm

Welcome Lee Papa, and Host, Watertiger. [As a courtesy to our guests, please keep comments to the book. Please take other conversations to a previous thread. - bev] The Rude Pundit’s Almanack Watertiger, Host: On September 29, 2003, several months after the launch of the Idiot King’s Great Debacle, a fresh, loud and rather impudent [...]

Liveblogging The WGA Awards

By: Saturday February 5, 2011 5:43 pm

Hey, kids. I’m representing FDL at the WGAE Awards tonight. Very exciting.

Late Night: Gory, Gory, Hallelujah?

By: Monday January 17, 2011 8:00 pm

Sarah Palin fans with video cameras: this is why Youtube is the Devil.

Late Night: Not the Best Day to Be Sarah Palin

By: Monday January 10, 2011 8:00 pm

Sarah Palin’s political value isn’t as shiny as it was three days ago.

Late Night: Bad Dog, America! Look What You’ve Done.

By: Monday December 13, 2010 8:00 pm

Kate Gosselin for President 2020?

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