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Banking Porn: The Blowjob Market

One of the things Wall Street does best is confuse people. They are brilliant at it, making simple things seem complex. So today we’re going to go over one of the things they’re trying to make obscure and make them…

Mar 12, 2009 | Comments (23)

Alabama Shootings: Just Another Battle In America’s Thirty Years’ Class War

Whenever I hear about a rampage massacre like the one that just took place in southern Alabama a few hours ago, so far leaving 11 dead and untold wounded (casualty numbers seem to tick up every hour), the first thing…

Mar 11, 2009 | Comments (58)

War Nerd: Apocalypse Never

Sorry about the long break. I had to deal with my real job, even picked up some extra hours. Once I would have bitched non-stop about that, but I’ve noticed that everybody’s gotten real flexible about their schedules, now that…

Mar 10, 2009 | Comments (89)

WHO’LL WATCH THE WATCHMEN? EVERYBODY

Watchmen is one of those movies that is so thoroughly slimed with promos and recycled opinions by the time it opens, you’re already sick of it. The film industry term for this is “a saturation release,” meaning a liquid shitstorm…

Mar 9, 2009 | Comments (27)

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Class War Survival Tips: Gun Shopping Guide

Deep in your heart of hearts you know this day will come. It may come tomorrow or 10 years from now, but its coming is as inevitable as your funeral. The TV will go silent, the Internet will cease with…

Mar 8, 2009 | Comments (69)

Did Republican Greg Ball Stage His Own Dead Goat “Threat”?

Headlines today are filled with stories about how a slaughtered goat was found in front of New York Assemblyman Greg Ball’s house, with a sign around its neck claiming it was the work of the MS-13 gang, a vicious Central…

Mar 7, 2009 | Comments (22)

Mobile Execution Bus Fleets: The Solution To America’s Banker Problem

“So many corrupt bankers, so few lethal-injection tables.” How many times have you heard that lately? Yes, it’s a common complaint in America today. In these difficult economic times, we have a lot of justice to mete out to the…

Mar 6, 2009 | Comments (36)

Showdown in Monterrey: La Familia Vs. Los Zetas

It’s getting hot here in Monterrey, and if you’ve been reading my column lately, you know I’m not talking about the weather. Remember about the surge of military presence in the state I wrote about? Well I got to witness…

Mar 6, 2009 | Comments (49)

VICTORY GLOAT: AMES & LEVINE SERVE UP SANTELLI’S HEAD TO THE DAILY SHOW

Thanks to the slam dunk investigative piece by your humble correspondents, Rick Santelli was forced to cancel his appearance on the Daily Show last night, leading to this massively-blogged segment ripping Santelli and CNBC a gigantic bleeding asshole. If words…

Mar 5, 2009 | Comments (16)

Jim Cramer Destroyed CNBC Viewers’ Wealth In Just 4 Days

CNBC’s Jim Cramer has positioned himself as yet another champion of the people against the evil government. A couple of days ago, the method-actor/ CNBC host of “Mad Money” stirred up a hullabaloo when he pretended to be angry and…

Mar 5, 2009 | Comments (42)

Run Over by A VW Van

That was how he died, Professor Robert Beloof, my first mentor: crushed by a hippie van. In Portland, yet. It was a ridiculous way to die, and Beloof was, let’s face it, a ridiculous man. But it was also a…

Mar 4, 2009 | Comments (27)

Class War Hero: Rebel Blows Off Fingers Fighting the Man

Juan Jose Luna was an early contender for to the “Class War Hero” category. Judging by the mug shot, the Ivy Leaguers would have nothing to do with him, but he was smart enough to see the crash coming way…

Mar 4, 2009 | Comments (7)

“Slick Rick” Santelli Is A Bailout Queen

If you’re wondering why disgraced pseudo-rebel Rick Santelli and his pals at CNBC kept strangely quiet about the hundreds of billions in bailouts right up until a couple weeks ago, when the government finally extended its bailout program beyond the…

Mar 3, 2009 | Comments (21)

CNBC Bitch-Slaps Santelli Into Line, FreedomWorks Admits It Organized “Grassroots” Tea Parties, Jon Stewart Cancels Santelli & Megan McArdle Queefs On Our Founding Fathers

Our article last Friday exposing the familiar old rightwing corporate machine behind the fake “tea party” protests, and Rick Santelli’s highly questionable role as the one-man MC for the protests’ launch event, wound up crashing the tea party’s mojo, and…

Mar 2, 2009 | Comments (46)

Drood: A Humongous Horror Novel

Dan Simmons, a guy best known for his respected sci-fi stuff like the four-book “Hyperion Cantos”, has now produced a horror novel so big and heavy it could knock your head off, if flung. It’s called Drood, and it weighs…

Mar 1, 2009 | Comments (11)

Astroturf Revolution Dispatch: Koch Activists Teabag Media

Koch Industries’ one-man teabag revolution in Santa Monica As soon as Ames and I sent off our Santelli-FreedomWorks connection article to the editors at Playboy, I rushed out the door. I was already 10 minutes late to a tea party…

Feb 27, 2009 | Comments (42)

Exposing The Rightwing PR Machine: Is CNBC’s Rick Santelli Sucking Koch?

This article first appeared on Playboy.com Chris Matthews: “You’re up there with Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity… It’s quite a team.” Rick Santelli (smiling and nodding): “It is quite a team!” Hardball, MSNBC, Feb 20, 2009 Last week, CNBC correspondent…

Feb 27, 2009 | Comments (74)

Sucker Stamp: 58-year-old Disgruntled Wal-Mart Employee Burns Self To Death in Parking Lot

A 58-year-old Wal-Mart employee who said he “couldn’t take it anymore” lit himself on fire outside the Bloomingdale store where he worked late Thursday night and was later pronounced dead at a hospital, authorities said this morning.

Feb 27, 2009 | Comments (19)

Dispatch From Mexico: Calling Bullshit on Gringo Travel Advisories

I saw that the US government posted an “extreme warning” travel advisory about Mexico last week and wanted to weigh in on the bullshit. If you’re traveling to Culiacan or Acapulco, or any major Mexican city for that matter, you…

Feb 26, 2009 | Comments (36)

An Italian Dead Head In Thailand: Close-Up Photos Of Severed Head Found Hanging From Rama VIII Bridge

A “Westerner’s” severed head was found in a plastic bag hanging from a rope from a bridge in Thailand on Monday. Turns out he wasn’t murdered, he was just depressed. And he wasn’t just any ol’ Westerner: he was a 53-year-old…

Feb 26, 2009 | Comments (9)

America’s Imperial Economy: What The Republicans Are Too Squeamish To Admit

In the great debate about the stimulus package — which, underneath all the cant is really nothing more than a debate about how America’s scarce wealth should be divided –  one of the right wing’s favorite mantras was their claim…

Feb 25, 2009 | Comments (44)

CNBC: A Dumb, Perky Cheerleader for the Team That Stole Our Money

There aren’t a huge number of constants in the world of finance. First of all, that word, finance, includes a guy sitting in a cube cold-calling retirees while he’s working at Fidelity. It also includes Larry Fink, the CEO of…

Feb 24, 2009 | Comments (13)

Dispatch From Mexico: Hollywood-Style Gun Battle In Broad Daylight (Video)

This is a video of shootout that happened a few days ago (the same day the international bridge into America was blocked in Reynosa), that Yasha Levine sent along, asking me to decipher what the hell is going on. Well,…

Feb 23, 2009 | Comments (19)

Karina Barbie Update: Watch Russia’s Funniest Slut Practice Her Poledancing Moves At Age 17 (Video)

The reigning czarina of Russian sluts, the ever-ambitious Karina Barbie, released a poorly-edited video of herself practicing her poledancing moves when she was 17. Note that she’s poledancing in her parents’ home, with her babushka walking back and forth sans…

Feb 23, 2009 | Comments (21)

Movie Review: "Friday the 13th" Explained

If you haven’t seen a slasher film lately, Marcus Nisbett’s reboot of Friday the 13th feels paradoxically fresh. That’s probably because the genre is delivering a very specific product, so well-tested in eleven sequels that the only real challenge is…

Feb 22, 2009 | Comments (17)