I love conspiracy action movies, especially with lots of explosions, gun fights, car crashes and a degree of relevance. They Live–so awesome! Conspiracy Theory–effing brilliant, especially the Catcher in the Rye reference. RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous), based on a DC Comics graphic novel, reminds us that just because you are retired doesn’t mean you are are redundant.
|By: watertiger Tuesday September 7, 2010 8:00 pm|
A BP curriculum for environmental science? Really?
|By: Jim White Monday August 16, 2010 8:00 pm|
I was watching the television earlier today, I can’t understand why Markie H. is protecting Mr. O even when Mr. O does bad things. Mr. Cenk talked slowly for Markie H., but Markie H. still thinks the bad things that Mr. O is doing are nice things.
|By: Jim White Thursday August 12, 2010 8:00 pm|
I saw Bobby Gibbs on television yesterday and I don’t understand what he was saying. He was really mad at a lot of people who want to make things better for everyone.
|By: Jim White Friday August 6, 2010 8:00 pm|
Firedoglake.com founder Jane Hamsher appeared on MSNBC this afternoon with host Cenk Uygur. The topic for discussion was the evolving story that Christina Romer’s resignation as head of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers is symptomatic of a larger problem of women not being treated equally within the Obama administration. Hamsher describes how, especially within the White House economic team, women who were right about the economic meltdown are ignored in favor of the men on the team who were “aggressively wrong” in making both the decisions that led to the disaster as well as current decisions that are not improving the situation sufficiently.
|By: Jim White Thursday July 29, 2010 8:00 pm|
Mary Gauthier’s “The Sugar Cane” laments environmental damage to Louisiana from the sugar industry, but could apply equally well to the BP oil spill.
|By: Swopa Friday July 23, 2010 8:00 pm|
Not wanting to hear bad news turns into refusing to hear bad news, which… inevitably, turns into bad news.
|By: Jim White Tuesday July 20, 2010 8:00 pm|
It’s been a couple of days now since we first learned of the surgical implantation of a ventricular assist device to keep former Vice President Dick Cheney alive. Given that his horrendous policies also won’t die, it seems only natural that he should join the undead, too.
How appropriate is it that the same week we learn about Cheney’s pump that keeps him alive without a pulse we also learn of the insatiably growing and definitely never to die network of private contractors playing huge roles in our nation’s intelligence gathering?
|By: Jim White Thursday July 15, 2010 8:00 pm|
Tonight, for the first night in the last 86, there is no oil known to be flowing (as of this writing) from the blown out BP well in the Gulf of Mexico. The valves on the new cap on the well have been closed, and BP and the government are now on a 48 hour watch to see what happens. But there is no guarantee the well will hold. And there’s still all that oil.
Also, Goldman Sachs has settled with the SEC to pay a fine equivalent to two weeks’ worth of their profits. Happy days all around!
|By: Jim White Thursday July 1, 2010 8:00 pm|
The Supreme Court knocked down Chicago’s 1982 ordinance banning handguns in the same week that a Congressional candidate released an ad showing her randomly firing an automatic weapon.