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War Nerd 9/13: Ten Years On and A Long Way Down

Well, it’s ten years and a couple of days since 9/11. The reason I’m two days late doing a look back is that 9/11 is boring. I’m sick of it. And the ten years since are just depressing, at least if you’re an American.

Sep 13, 2011 | Comments (133)

Contagion, Or Curse You, Steven Soderbergh

Well, shoulda gone to see Warrior. It was a toss-up between Contagion and Warrior this weekend. Warrior‘s about the mixed martial-arts fighter with father issues—they say it has grown men sobbing into their popcorn. So, y’know, it might be good….

Sep 11, 2011 | Comments (28)

“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”

Sep 11, 2011 | Comments (20)

The eXiled’s Mark Ames Talks About USA’s Ruling Oligarchy On RT’s “The Alyona Show”

Exiled editor Mark Ames went on RT’s “The Alyona Show” on Wednesday to spread his message of hopelessness, so long as America remains in the grip of a failed oligarchy and their failed free-market ideology. Watch the clip here:

Sep 9, 2011 | Comments (22)

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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!

Sep 9, 2011 | Comments (43)

Tourists, Raus! Berlin Rebels Ignite “A Bonfire Of Automobiles”

These days, tourism is worth about $15 billion and 230,000 jobs to Berlin, Germany, and with 20 million annual hotel stays the city jumped past Rome last year to become the third most visited European city, trailing only Paris and…

Sep 8, 2011 | Comments (27)

When It Comes To Koch Apologists, Slate’s David Weigel Is “Chairman Of The Bored”

Slate’s David Weigel is one of the few libertarian media figures who at least has had the courtesy to disclose, on occasion, his past relationships with Koch-funded outfits (Institute for Humane Studies, Reason Magazine…). But half-disclosures can be deceiving. The…

Sep 7, 2011 | Comments (44)

Breitbart Hijinx Update! Ace Reporter Joel B. Pollak Knows What A “Proxy” Is!

Urgent update, folks! Andrew Breitbart’s Koch-monkey, Joel B. Pollak, just outdid himself as the top ace gumshoe reporter of the retarded-right. Yes folks, Joel. B. Pollak, peddler of the “Johnny Chen Conspiracy Theory” that changed the face of journalism as we know it, now has another shocking scoop about eXiled editor Mark Ames–and to get the scoop, he even used what hi-tech futuristic types call a “proxy.”

Sep 5, 2011 | Comments (79)

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…

Sep 5, 2011 | Comments (44)

Green March on Golan

While everybody was distracted with Libya, something interesting happened on the Golan Heights. The Palestinians, with a lot of pushing from the Assad people, staged their own version of the Green March. And it failed.

Sep 2, 2011 | Comments (63)

Dude on the right look local?

Dude on the right look local? A sharp-eyed reader named Pete S. sent me a picture off an Al Jazeera blog on Libya with what Pete thinks might be an SAS operator taking in the parade. This is the guy…

Aug 31, 2011 | Comments (60)

ANDREW BREITBART ATTACKS EXILED EDITOR MARK AMES!…Hires Failed Teabag Republican To Investigate The Great “Who Is Johnny Chen?” Conspiracy

Welp folks, I’m now a Made Man in the depraved and hilarious world of American Pop Culture–the only World that really matters in this country. Andrew Breitbart, the Brentwood-born West Hollywood princeling, has officially anointed me “Important Enough To Hate.”…

Aug 30, 2011 | Comments (94)

The mask is cuz he's gonna be a banker soon.

A little secret you won’t hear much about: Libya under Qaddafi wasn’t that bad for most people. And that’s according to the CIA. Take a look at the CIA factbook on Libya under Qaddafi and you’re in for a shock.
Subsidized medical care, subsidized education, one of the highest average incomes in Africa, a life expectancy of 77 point something, and rankings in the 90s, pretty low, on most of the bad stuff like infant mortality.

Aug 30, 2011 | Comments (45)

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…

Aug 29, 2011 | Comments (27)

The War Nerd: So Who Killed Younes?

The truth is, it was no surprise Younes got shot. He was an old Qaddafi enforcer who’d made a lot of enemies, and he did one of the most dangerous things a general can do: Change sides in the middle of a civil war.

Aug 28, 2011 | Comments (40)

Burke & Hare: Where Ealing Comedies Went to Die, Again

There’s a British movie directed by John Landis called Burke and Hare coming out soon in America that’s pretty terrible. September 9th it comes out, and it’ll sink without a ripple. Even the publicity images are so lame, they seem…

Aug 27, 2011 | Comments (24)

The War Nerd: Libya: The Berb-Burb Alliance

Well, that was a quick takedown. One of the strange things about Libya was the pacing. It needed a good editor, because it started fast, then bogged down, and then just when everybody’d given up and gone to get some caramel corn, the credits started rolling.

Aug 23, 2011 | Comments (89)

Fright Night, Or An Evening With Colin Farrell

  Fright Night is a nice little genre film. I was pleasantly surprised. It’s getting pretty good reviews, but you know how you can’t believe those people. You have to go see for yourself. So I did, and sure enough,…

Aug 20, 2011 | Comments (9)

The War Nerd Vs. Darrell Issa’s Goldman Sachs Staffer: A Brief History Of Hungarian Fascism Made Simple For Lying Scum

Rep. Darrell Issa got busted hiring a Goldman Sachs VP, Peter Simonyi/Heller, who changed his last name to hide his Goldman Sachs past in favor of his fascist Hungarian grandfather’s past…The War Nerd explains why Simonyi should be much more embarrassed about Grandpa Heller…

Aug 19, 2011 | Comments (97)

Serfin’ USA! Teenaged Russkies Duped Into Taking Low-Wage Summer Jobs From American Minorities

The New York Times finally got around to writing about exploitation of East European student-labor by US corporations–8 years after The eXile’s Jake Rudnitsky went under deep cover with a bunch of Russian and Ukrainian teenaged serfs working in Pennsylvania. Here is The eXile’s original article…

Aug 19, 2011 | Comments (22)

Teabagger Dundee: America Exports Libertarian Revolution To Australia

After two years of preparation, Australian Teabaggers are finally out in force and they look positively gruesome over here, though they’ll look familiar to American readers. Climate-denying factory farmers? Check. Friends of convicted child-killers? Got em. A Pinochet-style fascist who wants to “inflict maximum pain” on the Australian economy by causing artificial famines? Yes, Sir! – ¡VIVA EL GENERALISSIMO!

Aug 18, 2011 | Comments (28)

War Nerd: What’s Holdin’ You Up, Muammar?

I’m back, thanks to the don’t-call-it-a-depression. Thanks to this brief correction in the US economy, then. My new job lasted three months. I did all the right things, too, even smiled. Didn’t matter. I was the last hired, and you…

Aug 17, 2011 | Comments (78)

Failure to Launch: Helping James O’Keefe Leave His Mommy And Daddy’s House For Once In His Life

Last month, the New York Times magazine published a fluffer-friendly profile of James O’Keefe, the rightwing activist who specializes in bashing the poor and the vulnerable with a series of “pranks” against organizations like Medicaid and ACORN. One of the…

Aug 16, 2011 | Comments (23)

From Russia With Shame: Mark Ames Responds To Vladimir Putin’s Latest Smackdown On MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show

Update: You MUST watch today’s Ratigan performance. If we’re not going to riot against all this crap like the rest of the world is doing, Ratigan will riot for us. [Video below] Exiled Online editor Mark Ames went on MSNBC’s Dylan…

Aug 9, 2011 | Comments (38)

Malcolm Gladwell: Tobacco Industry Shill?

Malcolm Gladwell has described himself as a “conversation starter” who likes to “ask questions.” Well, here’s a question for Malcolm Gladwell: When you wrote all those pro-tobacco articles and the tobacco industry executives sang your praises, were they paying you to be their shill? Or did you just volunteer to write tobacco-friendly propaganda, out of a sincere belief in the righteousness of their cause?

Aug 8, 2011 | Comments (48)