Believing something doesn't make it true.
Cover: The GOP is proud to support Chis O'Donnell's doomed campaign because it lets them pretend to support the Tea Party wing. Palin 2.0 a young lady who lies readily, doesn't pay her taxes, can't figure out who she is... she is the neighbor girl who ends up busing tables at a truck stop and magically, she's a candidate! She is, in fact, us. And the GOP wants her glow to hide their big-business-as-usual intentions.
Danger Zone: A lot of $85 a barrel oil price forecasts are surfacing for 2011. None of them suggest that $85 may be the magic number that puts the breaks on any recovery.
Big Dogs: The oil companies that are California's largest polluters are pouring tens of millions of dollars into an effort to pass Proposition 23, which would delay enforcement of environmental regulations until the state's unemployment drops below 5.5%. Clever, but it doesn't fool The Governor, who asks "Does anybody really believe that these companies, out of the goodness of their black oil hearts, are spending millions and millions of dollars to protect jobs? This is like Eva Braun writing a kosher cookbook.”
Impartiality: Now the US has started using Predator drones to kill German citizens. Don't see why they should be treated any better than US citizens.
Groupthink: The cancellation of a TV show - 'Lone Star' in this instance - after just two episodes makes one question the entire decision making process that lay behind airing the show in the first place. Several highly paid individuals had to be convinced, as did several highly paid groups of 'knowledgeable insiders'. The pilot scripts were shown to a variety of test groups and polls taken. And after all this selection, development and promotion another 'sure thing' fails. Sounds just like politics, doesn't it?
Explication: Could someone explain to me how Apple can be more valuable than Exxon?
Explanation: The US has the greatest inequality of income and wealth among western nations. For some reason Americans do not grasp this. For some reason they accept it as just the way things are and pretend that things are a lot more equal than they are. The reason is that the rich have brainwashed the rest of 'em.
Quoted: “Modern American conservatism is, in large part, a movement shaped by billionaires and their bank accounts.”
Sophistry: Michigan is auctioning off natural gas drilling rights on 452,000 acres of state lands across the Lower Peninsula. The gas will be extracted via fracking, a technique that has not been warmly received in other places. But Michigan says whatever the damage may be it'll be all right because the state's profits will go the the Natural Resources Trust Fund. Macabre.
Wishes: The electorate should be careful what they wish for – because they don't really understand what the 2010 Republican Party (and/or the Tea Party subdivision) really intend to do if they get a congressional majority. Voters will be appalled when they discover just how far to the right this bunch really is.