Giggling, the Chairperson of the Republican Party could barely contain himself when he learned a major hurricane was headed for the east coast of the United States. “Can anyone tell me if it’ll hit any blue states hard? We can always use some extra help I guess, but with ISIS and ebola, maybe that would be piling on. We live in great times.”
|By: TBogg Sunday November 4, 2012 7:05 pm|
Multiple Pulitzer Prize finalist and banjo-playing fool Joe Newby reports that the blahs are threatening to get all up in America’s grill if President Afrika “Barry” Obambatta is not not given another four years to turn America into a Muslim Boogaloo Wonderland of Miscegenation & Hip Hop Barbeques. How do we know this is true? Because plans are being posted on the supersecret Underground Railroad New Black Panthers Pan-African Black Jesus Tupac Twitter machine.
|By: Jeffrey Feldman Sunday January 8, 2012 1:59 pm|
As historian Jay Feldman describes in his brilliantly researched and artfully written new book, Manufacturing Hysteria: A History of Scapegoating, Surveillance, and Secrecy in Modern America, there have indeed been a great many things wrong with this country specifically with respect to government attacks on civil liberties. Feldman pulls together a jaw-dropping historical catalogue of 20th Century examples where the United States government not only trampled the Bill of Rights, but did so while whipping up class warfare, xenophobic hysteria, and political mob violence, all on the pretext that war or the threat of war necessitated the abrogation of liberty.
|By: Scarecrow Wednesday January 26, 2011 6:01 am|
But after listening to and reading his speech, I’m struck by how disconnected that speech is from the harsh realities facing the country. To be sure, the President notes that in some areas, America is falling behind China or India and is ranked 9th, or umpteenth, or something other than “we’re number one!” So what? Is that really the problem we should worry about?