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Rise of the Planet of the Apes: Hail Caesar

First, ask yourself the question, do you want to see a movie in which apes revolt against humanity? If the answer’s No, ask yourself these follow-up questions: 1) Why the hell not?, and 2) What’s WRONG with you?

Aug 7, 2011 | Comments (46)

Cowboys and Aliens: Just Look at the Gorgeous Animals

Cowboys and Aliens is a big mess, sure, but I don’t know what everybody’s screaming about, it’s still better than most of the other maggoty offal they’ve been serving at the multiplex all year long. Apparently critics exhausted themselves praising…

Jul 31, 2011 | Comments (23)

The War Nerd Vs. Neocon Knucklehead Victor Davis Hanson: A War Nerd Classic

For your reading pleasure, The eXiled is reposting one of the War Nerd’s most famous–and hilarious–episodes: The epic battle pitting Gary Brecher against neocon historian Victor Davis Hanson, guru to Dick Cheney and “Scooter” Libby. Like Bull Run, this battle…

Jul 29, 2011 | Comments (39)

Caterpillar CEO’s Business Strategy: “Bluster While You Plunder”

They grow some giant hogs back there in Illinois, but the CEO of Caterpillar, HQ’d in Illinois, represents a whole new subspecies of giant pork-fat-based fauna, a species that has developed the ability to lecture America and about the evils of taxing poor multinational corporations like Caterpillar, while simultaneously stuffing embezzled tax money into his pork-fattened coffers.

Jul 26, 2011 | Comments (9)

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Get Ready For TARP 2.0!

This article by Yves Smith is cross-posted from Naked Capitalism. Washington DC appears to be readying itself for a repeat of the TARP, namely, the passage of unpopular legislation to appease the Market Gods (and transfer even more income from…

Jul 25, 2011 | Comments (18)

Khloe Kardashian’s Army: Meet The C-List Celebrity Martyrs To TSA “Tyranny”

Khloe Kardashian, Donna D’Errico of Baywatch, former Miss USA Susie Castillo, Playboy nude-model Tammy Banovac, Jesse Ventura and Alex Jones: to most Americans, a list of names like that sounds like the punch-line to an elaborate pop culture comedy routine….

Jul 24, 2011 | Comments (33)

Black Metal Nation: How Norway Spawned The World’s Most Violent Rightwing Metalheads

My idea of a Norwegian was always some cheerless Social Democrat in a knit sweater whose greatest joy in life was comparing the price of beer in Prague (cheap) to the price of beer in Krakow (even cheaper). Then I…

Jul 23, 2011 | Comments (90)

How An Australian Oligarch Is Using Dirty Tricks And Libertarian Lies To Fleece Aborigines Out Of Billions

My blood’s boiling as I write this: Roebourne (the town where I grew up) is under attack by Australia’s richest man, a West Australian oligarch named Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest.

The reason why this vampire-billionaire wants my hometown: Roebourne’s resident Aborigines, the Yindjibarndi people, are sitting on $280 billion dollars worth of iron ore deposits. And Forrest’s mining company, Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), wants what the Yindjibarndi have.

Jul 20, 2011 | Comments (32)

FOC The RATS! Bring Back Ike’s Tax Rate On The Rich

The eXiled has set up an emergency “deficit crisis” website calling on America to restore President Eisenhower’s top tax rate on the wealthiest 0.1% Americans: RATFOCR. Everyone agrees that the Golden Age for America’s middle-class was under President Eisenhower, when…

Jul 18, 2011 | Comments (27)

Conspirators Unmasked in the Strauss-Kahn Drama: New DSK Charge: Attempted Rape of His Daughter’s 23-Year-Old Friend

This article was first published in Counterpunch. The political theorists in France and Russia may be correct: Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have enemies that want to end his political career for nefarious agendas. If that is the case, it will certainly…

Jul 17, 2011 | Comments (6)

Never Mind Grover Norquist, Mark Ames Unveils The RATFOCR Revolution On MSNBC’S Dylan Ratigan Show!

Ames goes on Dylan Ratigan’s show to “FOC the RATrS!” General Eisenhower-style. Folks, if America wants to be great, we must tax great!

Jul 14, 2011 | Comments (35)

Freedom’s Just Another Word For Fascism

This article was published in The eXile on December 28, 2005. The Putin regime’s latest moves to tighten controls over foreign NGOs are being portrayed in the West as yet more proof of Russia’s savage authoritarianism and anti-Western paranoia. While…

Jul 13, 2011 | Comments (7)

Burmese Daze: Making Sense Of Myanmar’s Mess

So what does Myanmar’s population look like? Its last baby boom happened in the 80s, when the fertility rate was 4.0 to 4.7 – that’s four or five kids per mother. Today it’s just over two kids. This means people born before the mid-90s pose more danger to the regime than any generation after them.

Those people hit twenty during the last decade, and, sure enough, massive protests suddenly broke out in 2007 after 19 years of relative tranquility. Media sources never failed to mention that the protests were “monk-led,” but no one seems to have caught the significance of that.

Jul 13, 2011 | Comments (21)

Horrible Bosses: Straining for Laughs

American movies are dead and I’m attending the funeral. It’ll be a long-running funeral, I expect, with services that go on for years and years and years, and I’ll be there for most of ‘em. My beloved movies! After so…

Jul 10, 2011 | Comments (32)

Radicals, Imbeciles & FBI Stooges: From Jerry Rubin To Rich Fink, We’ve Reached Rock-Bottom, Baby!

  I just came across a massive dump of FBI files on the YIPPIES–the legendary 60′s youth movement led by Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman. They declassified and released over 6,600 pages of FBI surveillance and intel on the Yippies—unfiltered, a…

Jul 6, 2011 | Comments (87)

American Movies Are Dead (So Party Down)

American movies are dead, people. I know I’ve hinted before that American movies, collectively, were unwell, maybe even terminally ill, but that was in the still-hopeful past. Now it’s officially over. We can stop checking its pulse in the form…

Jul 2, 2011 | Comments (51)

Why The American Right Never Liked V.S. Naipaul

I’ve often wondered why the American Right has been so quiet about V.S. Naipaul. He’s easily the most talented reactionary writer in the English language–maybe the only living talent left in the right-wing zombiesphere. The American Right devotes an insane…

Jul 1, 2011 | Comments (93)

Random Opposition: Super 8 vs. Jon Benjamin Has a Van

  It’s just a coincidence that I happened to watch a new cable TV show, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, about the same time I got around to seeing the movie Super 8, so now the two of them are…

Jun 26, 2011 | Comments (25)

Two Things To Say About Ron Paul’s Allegedly Awesome Position On Drugs

Since no one else in the pro-drug camp will say it, allow me: Ron Paul is a drug war asshole. He’s a con artist playing a shell game with our liberties with his slippery proposal that the answer to this savage…

Jun 23, 2011 | Comments (110)

Evidence of Rightwing Regression: USDA Delivers Chicken Infested With Flesh-Eating Bacteria to School Lunch Programs…

The other day I came across a post-WWII government propaganda film called “Meats With Approval” that serves as a great indicator of just how much America’s regressed politically in the past 50 years. This film should be required viewing for…

Jun 22, 2011 | Comments (22)

Phantom Military Advisors And “Fair” Fighting

I just picked up an old paperback copy of a Vietnam War book called SEALs: UDT/SEAL Operations in Vietnam by Tim Bosiljevac. The book chronicles the early history of the Sea, Air and Land Teams, from their founding under President…

Jun 21, 2011 | Comments (32)

Mark Ames Converts To Anarcho-Libertarianism Live On MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show

Folks, we present the new Anarcho-Libertarian Mark Ames, whose motto is: “If you can’t beat ‘em, privatize ‘em, then fuggetaboutem!”

Jun 17, 2011 | Comments (76)

Porn Scanner Propaganda Watch: Texas Anti-TSA Movement Led By Far-Right Christian Fascists…

This anti-TSA protester coming straight outta Waco! On Saturday June 4, a dozen or so anti-TSA protesters marched on the Texas State Capitol, demanding that state legislators and Governor Rick Perry stand up to the federal government and pass a bill…

Jun 8, 2011 | Comments (52)

Pretentious Junkies Down Under: An Introduction to Contemporary Australian Drug Lit

I’ve decided to write a sequel to my piece about DFW and American drug lit, and talk about how five Aussie writers have handled the same topic. But don’t worry, most of these people have been published in the US…

Jun 8, 2011 | Comments (28)

How The Tea Party Gave New Life To Mexican-Hunting Ultra-Right Extremists

When I left his ranch back in 2009, I was sure that Glenn Spencer had reached the end of his line. So it was surprising to learn that Spencer was a big player in the Tea Party scene. Suddenly, no one in Arizona cared about his past associations with white supremacists. Instead, Spencer was hanging out with Arizona state senators, hosting GOP political events, speaking at rallies and rubbing shoulders with the creme de la creme of Arizona’s Tea Party beau monde. He was not only back in the game, he’s bigger than ever.

Jun 7, 2011 | Comments (44)