We have only two modes—complacency and panic.
One Damned Thing After Another: Japanese officials say the nuclear fuel rods appear to be melting inside three of the troubled nuclear reactors.
Size Matters: The clever bankers of the world hold about $2.5 trillion in pretty worthless Portuguese, Irish, Greek and Spanish government bonds. Germany alone is holding about $569 billion of the toxic stuff. Remember, if you owe the bank $100, you have a problem. If you owe the bankers $2.5 trillion, they have a problem.
On Wishing: Among the things the Republicans want to cut are the budgets of the National Weather Service (you want tornado warnings, look out the window) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (you want to know if there's a tsunami coming, go down to the beach and look). Be careful what you wish for.
What's the Point? 42% of US millionaires say they don't have enough money, and that $7.5 million is the very least they could get by on. Remember, this wealthiest 4% of Americans have 55% of all the money. And it's not enough.
Crying Over Un-Spilt Milk: The Republicans have been complaining about the EPA applying the containment and cleanup standards for oil spills to milk spills in dairies. Okay. The EPA cannot find any such regulation. Doesn't matter, the lie will get the attention, not the truth. As planned.
Union Scale: Saw another one of those right wing pundits complaining that unions prevent individuals from negotiating their salaries directly with the corporations. With 5 unemployed for every job opening, how do you think those negotiations would go?
Commons Tragedy Part VII: House Republicans have passed an amendment that prohibits the US from trying to prevent the catastrophic depletion of fish stocks. They maintain that if a US fisherman does not catch the last tuna, cod, haddock, snapper or whatever, someone from one of those socialist nations might.
God Will Know His Own: Echoing the Albigensian Crusade, voters in Wisconsin are planning to have recall votes on every Republican holding statewide office, on the general theory that they are all guilty until proven decent.
History Lessened: Michele Bachmann (Nutcase-MN) says that E Pluribus Unum is um-American – never mind that the Founding Fathers incorporated it into the Great Seal of the United States in 1782. She also wants Obama to stop talking about “inalienable rights” unless he acknowledges God's copyright on the phrase.
Clip & Save: The only way Social Security can fail is if Congress votes not to honor the US government bonds held by Social Security. That’s not going to happen. Social Security has been run responsibly and has a surplus; the rest of the government has not. So why are we talking about a Social Security crisis?
Porn O'Graph: Gone, fishing.