Thursday, July 1, 2010

238 presidential scholars: Bush worst president of modern era, fifth worst in US history | Raw Story

238 presidential scholars: Bush worst president of modern era, fifth worst in US history | Raw Story: "Since 1982, the Siena Research Institute has polled presidential scholars on whom they view to be best and worst presidents in American history, based on a variety of issues from “integrity” to economic stewardship. This year’s poll of 238 scholars found that President Franklin Roosevelt was once again ranked on top, joined by Presidents Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington, and Teddy Roosevelt to complete the top five. However, President George W. Bush did not fare well since the last poll was conducted in 2002. He dropped 16 places to 39th, making him the worst president since Warren Harding died in office in 1923, and one of the bottom five of all time, according to the experts:"

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lara Logan, You Suck -- RollingStone.com

Lara Logan, You Suck -- RollingStone.com
"When I first heard her say that, I thought to myself, "That has to be a joke. It's sarcasm, right?" But then I went back and replayed the clip – no sarcasm! She meant it! If I'm hearing Logan correctly, what Hastings is supposed to have done in that situation is interrupt these drunken assholes and say, "Excuse me, fellas, I know we're all having fun and all, but you're saying things that may not be in your best interest! As a reporter, it is my duty to inform you that you may end up looking like insubordinate douche bags in front of two million Rolling Stone readers if you don't shut your mouths this very instant!" I mean, where did Logan go to journalism school – the Burson-Marsteller agency?"

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

OpEdNews - Article: Conservatively Ignorant!

OpEdNews - Article: Conservatively Ignorant!: "I debated on whether or not I should even tell this story, but I decided to go through with it in hopes that I might be able to shed some light on exactly how conservative groups and false prophets are able to stay in business, so pay close attention to the logic in this scenario! And remember, this is a true story that came about based on some people I occasionally bump into around my area. President Obama is arguably the most hated president since Abraham Lincoln, and he is probably the most hated man since Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement!"

Joe Bageant: Live from Planet Norte

Joe Bageant: Live from Planet Norte: "For such a big country, the 'American experience' is extremely narrow and provincial, leaving its people with approximately the same comprehension of the outside world as an oyster bed. Yet there is that relentless busyness of Nortenians. That sort of constant movement that indicates all parties are busy-busy-busy, but offers no clue as to just what they are busy at."