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The great nullity at the center of American politics, disallowing all constructive dialog, is actually quite simple. It is the inability of the right, conservatives, libertarians, Republicans, whatever they wish to call themselves to acknowledge the growth of big government was necessary for the growth of big corporations. While the left, liberals, progressive, Democrats, whatever they wish to call themselves today, cannot accept that the growth of big corporations was necessary for the growth of big government. (more…)

Posted on: September 5th, 2012 | Comments (46)

Tony Scott: Now That He’s Dead, His Films are All Great!

Dear General Public, I’ve had to speak to you before about your gruesome reverence for dead celebrities. Every famous person who dies is instantly idolized out of all recognition. The same ugly venal toad of a has-been star or notoriously…

Posted on: August 21st, 2012 | Comments (42)

A KOCH AND A SMILE: Zach Galifianakis is Genetically Inclined to Suck

“The Campaign” is a different kettle of fish puke. There’s a weirdly unfunny flatness permeating the entire film: flat writing, flat jokes, flat directing, and above all, Zach Galifianakis’ non-presence, a flatness so flat it’s like convex comedy…

Posted on: August 13th, 2012 | Comments (56)

Peter Greenaway’s Battle With Visual Illiteracy

Peter Greenaway outdoes his own imbecility by “proving” to art critics that 17th Century Rembrandt painting foretold the appearance of Dutch immigrant-bashing Teabagger Geert Wilders

Posted on: July 7th, 2012 | Comments (29)

Nora Ephron Dies, and People Actually Give a Damn

Am I missing something? Did Nora Ephron do something great once in her seventy-odd years that I never heard about? She cure cancer and I was never told? She make an uncharacteristically watchable movie and hide it in a vault…

Posted on: June 28th, 2012 | Comments (84)

Silent Majority Millennials

There’s a new Boomer vs. Millennial piece over at Esquire making its way across the intertubes. If you hadn’t noticed, wringing one’s hands about Baby Boomers gorging themselves on the syrupy sweet hopes and dreams of the young’ns is the…

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012 | Comments (82)

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Mohammed Merah, Alleged Murderer of Several Muslim French Soldiers and Jews, Is Part of France’s Muslim Extremist-Christian Neo-Nazi Alliance

Mohammed Merah, the alleged murderer of several Muslim French soldiers and Jews, was killed by a sniper with a shot to the head following a 32-hour standoff with police in Toulouse, France. One of the most salient facts about the killer is that he was a member of an outlawed French Salafist group called Forsanne Alizza, which has expressed sympathy for Al Qaida’s cause

Posted on: March 23rd, 2012 | Comments (38)

Absolutely Fabulous, Or Let’s Say You’re a Woman

If you’re a woman—and if you’re reading eXiled you’re probably not—but let’s say you are for the sake of argument—if you’re a woman, life’s already tough enough without the Rush Limbaugh Slutgate saturation media orgy, and right-wing political threats to…

Posted on: March 10th, 2012 | Comments (34)

Revolution From Within: An Office Worker Imagines The Odds

Let me tell you the game I was playing with a kid I love. He’s almost nine and has been into tough guy myths lately. He works out, so he’s extraordinarily strong for his age and thinks he’s safe against…

Posted on: February 13th, 2012 | Comments (61)

Why Does This Pig Jason Barker Have A Job At The New York Fed?!

So let’s return to Barker. He can’t even spell “hippie” correctly. He’s presumably a libertarian (the anti-immigration and “53%” identifiers are tells). Libertarians profess to be against the coercive use of state power, yet Barker eagerly advocates inflicting severe injuries onto protestors with no due process. So he looks to be an authoritarian and a hypocrite.

Posted on: November 29th, 2011 | Comments (15)

To the Crows

To the memory of Ted Hughes, who said it first and best; and Thom Gunn, the only brave man ever to teach at Berkeley. Don’t take Greyhound, and don’t go to that offramp McDonald’s in Bellingham. Wisdom from the road….

Posted on: November 2nd, 2011 | Comments (63)

Conscience of a Radical: Corey Robin’s “The Reactionary Mind”

The first rule of debate: Never accept your opponent’s characterization of his own position. But for decades, liberals–in their perpetual Nerf-war against conservatives–have done just the opposite. While conservatives bloviate about traditionalism (Buckley), skepticism (Burke), sobriety (Taft), and order (Mill),…

Posted on: November 1st, 2011 | Comments (95)

Bosniak Terror, Not Bosnian: eXiled Reader In Sarajevo Reminds Us “The Terrorist Was Serbian!”

Thanks to an eXiled reader from Sarajevo, Jesenjin, comes this twist: The Wahhabi terrorist who shot at the US Embassy in Sarajevo wasn’t a Bosnian Wahhabi, but rather a Serbian Wahhabi. That’s because within Serbian proper (excluding Kosovo) there is…

Posted on: October 28th, 2011 | Comments (9)

“Still Too Soon!” The eXiled Presents A Very Somber Chris Morris 9/11-Day Special!

“President Bush reacts with horror to the news that Enron has gone bankrupt”

Posted on: September 11th, 2011 | Comments (20)

Last Gasp For The Generation Of Swine

The three year bad joke that is the Obama administration delivered its punchline last night, and as expected, it just wasn’t very funny. So, for the last time I will tell you progressives, liberals, Democrats whatever it is you ascribe to: This president will not be reelected. Your president is d-u-n-n, dunn!

Posted on: September 9th, 2011 | Comments (43)

Rat Bastard Jesse James and a New Film Genre, “The Southern”

It’s Jesse James’ birthday today, September 5th. I mean the famous “frontier outlaw,” sometimes referred to as “America’s Robin Hood,” but actually an obnoxious Missouri sumbitch still venerated and romanticized by an addled public. In movies he tends to get…

Posted on: September 5th, 2011 | Comments (44)

Obama Picks Larry Summers’ Favorite Tennis Partner As His New Economic Chief

Great news about Obama’s new pick to head the CEA, Alan Krueger, the so-called “labor economist.” Yeah, he labors all right: He labors hard to be Larry Summers’ tennis partner. And believe you me, being Larry Summers’ tennis partner is like…

Posted on: August 29th, 2011 | Comments (27)

Sam Kinison Explains Why The Discovery Of Jesus’ Nails Won’t Necessarily Make The Savior Jump For Joy

  Some huckster in Israel claims to have found two old, corroded nails that were used to pin Jesus Christ on the crucifix 2,000 years ago. The huckster, a documentary filmmaker named Simcha Jacobovici, is using his “discovery” of Jesus’…

Posted on: April 13th, 2011 | Comments (20)

[SIC] OF GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY: AN EXILED READER OFFERS MORE REASONS TO HATE THE KOCH BROTHERS

  The following is an email sent to us by an anonymous eXiled reader: George Mason University is nothing but a farm team for the Koch bros. Starting at George Mason, the Kochs groom their little recruits as foot-soldiers ready…

Posted on: March 23rd, 2011 | Comments (27)

Snubbed In Budapest!

They think that things are all right/For the deer and the dachshund are one. – Wallace Stevens I just came back from two days of snubbery at a conference in Budapest, and I’m here to tell you that even in…

Posted on: March 12th, 2011 | Comments (52)

Wanted: More and Better Protesters

You know things are dire when I go to a protest rally. It’s one of the signs of the apocalypse, the one right before the seas turn to blood. I hate rallies. You stand out there feeling like a complete…

Posted on: February 27th, 2011 | Comments (75)

After Cairo, Twitter Still Sucks

Two years ago, I wrote an article for AlterNet about Twitter, then in its boost phase. As usual, I had been slow on the social media draw, and had no idea what people were talking about in 2008 when they…

Posted on: February 11th, 2011 | Comments (29)

Reagan’s Cheshire Snarl

“I know these people in my goddamn blood!” –Hunter S. Thompson’s Attorney I’ve had Reagan all my life. In 1967, 13 years before the rest of you got President Reagan, he became governor of California. It was the terrarium in…

Posted on: February 5th, 2011 | Comments (78)

Charlie Sheen and the Pursuit of Happiness

Charlie Sheen is in the news a lot lately because he can’t handle his liquor. Or his drugs. Or his porn stars. He’s a problem-partier; you know how there’s always one who freaks out on illicit substances, and cries, or…

Posted on: January 29th, 2011 | Comments (53)