Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Link Dump

Harry Reid is a worthless sack of shit. The latest proof.
[h/t Angelos]

Matt Taibbi on the transformation of Glenn Beck from lesser-known, crazy right-wing asshole to...a-list, certifiable, apeshit-crazy, paranoid, crybaby nutjob in a frying pan and on steroids..

I find myself falling neatly between Andrew Sullivan and Glenn Greenwald on the release of the torture memos. Yes, you can, Mr. President.

Daniel Larison pours Krauthammer and others on the right, a big ol' cup.

von, the conservative over at Obsidian Wings, tries to counter Ezra Klein's point about the tax burden of the wealthiest Americans...and fails miserably. The comments are awesome.


Smitty said...

So much red meat here! Reid is a duchebag and is weak at best. Glenn Beck makes me fear for my wife's life. His minions are our next McVeys, willing to blow up government office buildings. I love reading Taibbi.

Bob said...

Taibbi is great in this piece:

"The setup always goes the other way: when the excesses of business interests and their political proteges in Washington leave the regular guy broke and screwed, the response is always for the lower and middle classes to split down the middle and find reasons to get pissed off not at their greedy bosses but at each other. That’s why even people like Beck’s audience, who I’d wager are mostly lower-income people, can’t imagine themselves protesting against the Wall Street barons who in actuality are the ones who fucked them over.Yup. Kinda explains how people tend to be anti-union and how everyone is involved in so much Toyota worship.

steves said...

Taibbi has done it again. I may just have to send him a Christmas card this year.

I am glad that Obama is releasing the torture memos, but it doesn't make up for continued rendition without habeas corpus and expanded wiretapping. No, you shouldn't, Mr. President.