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Disney’s "A Christmas Carol" Sucks As Expected, But At Least It's Dark

I’m morbidly devoted to the works of Charles Dickens. It’s a childhood aberration. At a young age I started reading whatever books were on the family shelves and bonded with Dickens and Twain before I had a fully formed cranium,…

Nov 9, 2009 | Comments (8)

How The West Hijacked The Berlin Wall Revolution

One of the great ironies of the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago is that the East German protest leaders who led the uprising did not want unification with West Germany.

Nov 9, 2009 | Comments (54)

Fort Hood Cover-Up: A Dozen Tales of Disinformation

I don’t want to go too deep down the Fort Hood Rabbit Hole Of Weirdness, so I’m just going to get off my chest some of the incredibly weird shit that’s being thrown around in the media to confuse us…

Nov 8, 2009 | Comments (48)

Fort Hood Massacre: A Brief History Of American Violence

This article was first published in Alternet. It’s hard to pinpoint what’s the most shocking thing about Major Malik Nadal Hasan’s shooting rampage in Fort Hood, Texas. I’ll start with this: there’s nothing all that ground-breaking about it. Happens all…

Nov 6, 2009 | Comments (69)


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Casey B. Mulligan Gives More Proof That Chicago School Freemarket Economics Is Nothing More Than Scientology For East Coast Rich Fucks

Ames emailed me a New York Times blog post from last February by one Casey B. Mulligan–which may sound like a fictional baseball player’s name, but no, he’s real all right, just another in a long line of insane econ…

Nov 4, 2009 | Comments (24)

Lord Byron: The eXile's Patron Saint

“Polidori once asked Byron what, besides scribble verses, he could do better than Polidori himself. Byron icily replied: ‘Three things. First, I can hit with a pistol the keyhole of that door. Secondly, I can swim across that river to…

Nov 2, 2009 | Comments (12)

Radio Crossfire:'s Scott Horton Interviews Mark Ames About Libertarians, Socialists, Ayn Rand & Billionaire Parasites Radio’s Scott Horton takes time out from global issues to talk with Mark Ames on the battle on the home front: the American economy. Horton is a Libertarian and Ames definitely isn’t, so some sparks fly before the two…

Nov 2, 2009 | Comments (49)

Radio Interview: Mark Ames Talks With Ian Masters About The Billionaire Plunder In Alabama

Mark Ames talks with Ian Masters of Los Angeles radio station KPFK 90.7 about the billionaires who are plundering Alabama and the rest of America, and what can be done to stop it.

Oct 29, 2009 | Comments (7)

Mexican Drug War: The Narco-Welfare State . . . Drug Cartels Take Care of Their Soldiers Better Than The Government?

MONTERREY, MEXICO — Another day, another shootout. Forget about the tropical storm that hit the Pacific just now, it’s raining bullets in this biatch. It seems that every day there is another firefight in this or that part of the…

Oct 29, 2009 | Comments (15)

Paranormal Activity: Small, Cheap, Good

I finally got around to seeing Paranormal Activity, the low-budget ghost movie that’s making so much money. It’s spinning through the predictable cycle already charted by The Blair Witch Project ten years ago: 1) early fan buzz and glowing reviews,…

Oct 25, 2009 | Comments (20)

As The Billionaires Plunder Alabama, U.S. Troops Occupy Towns...Illegally

This article was first published in Alternet. Editor’s Note: The shocking transfer of public wealth to Wall Street’s pockets is illustrated vividly in Mark Ames’ article below, which covers some very disturbing recent events in Alabama, where billionaires and banks…

Oct 24, 2009 | Comments (44)

Get Sterilized Or Die: Insurance Company Tells Mother Her Fertile Womb Is "A Pre-Existing Condition"

Just when you thought you’d seen all the health-insurance evil possible, now comes another shocker: a UnitedHealth subsidiary in Colorado denied coverage to Peggy Robertson, mother of two, because she wasn’t sterilized after her caesarian-section delivery procedure, according to a…

Oct 22, 2009 | Comments (44)

Exposing the Media Bullshit Behind New York's Supposed Heroin Epidemic

This article was first published in the New York Press. HE WEARS A black hoodie to protect himself from the cold rain. The baby-faced guy is Dominican, probably in his early twenties. He rushes by me at the Graham Avenue…

Oct 21, 2009 | Comments (44)

Koch Family & The Tea Bagger Loonies 1961-2009: JFK Faced Exact Same Crazy Rightwing Billionaire Family As Obama

Gen. Walker in Mississippi trawling for pro-segregationist cock While wasting time yesterday I looked up that bizarro rightwing “patriot” General Edwin A. Walker, who was fired by Kennedy for insubordination, and who was later allegedly nearly shot by Oswald in…

Oct 17, 2009 | Comments (36)

CNN Correspondents Slurp Corporate Ass Juice

A few days back, Jon Stewart had a great segment ridiculing CNN for “playing journalist” by getting tough on an SNL skit for “not getting the facts right,” even though CNN regularly allows health insurance shills to trash healthcare reform…

Oct 16, 2009 | Comments (10)

Watch As Tool-To-The-Billionaires Tom Donohue Gets Raked On Live TV

Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy It’s not often you get to see a sleazy tool like US Chamber of Commerce head Tom Donohue get smacked around on live TV. In part that’s because…

Oct 15, 2009 | Comments (27)

90 Reasons To Hate The 1990s: An eXile Classic

This article was first published in The eXile on December 2, 2005. Everything about Russia in the 90s was cool. We mean everything. America in the 90s, on the other hand, offers plenty to hate to the spleen-endowed eXhole. Problem…

Oct 14, 2009 | Comments (44)

A Serious Film

By now the Coen brothers are so great at filmmaking they’re actually scary. They started out twenty-five years ago with massive cinematic talent and the finest sensibilities in the modern world, and they’ve worked and worked till now they can…

Oct 11, 2009 | Comments (19)

Crime Extravaganza in the High Desert: Murders, Drive-bys and Bank Heists

We had ourselves one hell of a crime-filled summer out here in the greater metropolitan area of Victorville. And it’s only getting hotter as the High Desert transitions into the icy nights and gale-force winds of autumn that are starting…

Oct 9, 2009 | Comments (19)

Ames Talks About "Corporate Communism" On MSNBC's "Morning Meeting" With Dylan Ratigan

Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Your humble eXiled Online correspondent Mark Ames was invited onto Dylan Ratigan’s “Morning Meeting” show this week to talk about the corporate communists who are dragging America down…

Oct 9, 2009 | Comments (34)