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3rd 2009
Democratic Dumba$$es: cheap, stupid, or both?

Posted under American history & class & jobs & wankers

nast-donkeyWhat’s with all of the high-profile Obama appointees and erstwhile appointees who have problems either 1) paying income taxes, or 2) hiring documented employees, and/or 3) paying unemployment taxes on said employees, or any combination thereof. 

Now, I’m pretty darned sure that Tom Daschle, Nancy Killefer, and Tim Geithner are all members of the Ruling Class in good stead.  (Let’s just say that it’s guaran-damn-teed that they make more money than your average Associate Professor of the humanities–I think we can all agree on that.)  By most people’s standards, they’re rich, connected, and FOBO (friends of Barack Obama), so why don’t they hire 1) legally employable people, and 2) accountants to do their taxes?  Because it just looks really, really crummy that these Democrats either don’t want to pay U.S. citizens to work for them, what with their American sense of entitlement to health insurance, sick days, and unemployment insurance.  Or, it looks like they’re so cheap that they’re depriving honest, hardworking, and smarter-than-you CPAs and tax attorneys from practicing their love on people’s tax returns.

Come on:  isn’t the Democratic Party the party of putting people back to work?  If so, why not start with nannies and accountants, who with their professional skills do so much to make our households and families function smoothly?  Because for a while this week, it looked like the party of dirtbag employers and tax-amnesty-for-me-but-not-for-thee.



13th 2008
The last Sarah Palin post ever (we hope)

Posted under American history & Gender & women's history

Did you hear the one about how McCain campaign advisers said that Sarah Palin is so dumb that she thinks Africa is a country?  Didja? 

Smell the truthiness (via Rye and Patriotism)!

Which just proves, once again, that one can serve up absolutely any $hit sandwich about Sarah Palin and our misogynistic political culture will swallow it and say, “thanks, that was scrumptious!  May we have another?”  I suppose it’s nice that both the right and left wings in this country agree on something, but I had hoped that the post-partisan unity schtick would involve more than just gynophobia.

The sad thing is that the whole “she thinks Africa is a country” gag is an old gag by the king of the Masshole comics of the 1980s and 1990s, Jimmy Tingle.  I heard Tingle tell that one in a club in Cambridge back in 1996, only it went, “Europe:  excellent country!”  You’d think that the clowns running FOX, MSNBC, and other cable news channels would have checked the source out before running with the story.

Well, we can all look forward to lots of prominent feminist women in key positions in the Obama administration who will change the way we look at women in power.  Just look at the women he’s appointed to manage his transition:  Rahm Emanuel and John Podesta, for example.  And all of the women who have been named as possible Treasury Secretary picks:  Lawrence Summers, Jon Corzine, Robert Rubin, Paul Volcker, and Timoth Geithner.  That’s a bunch of high-powered broads for you!  You show ‘em, girls.


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