Archive for August, 2015

Robots, Step Aside: The Gravediggers of Capitalism are Still Flesh and Blood Workers

Robots, Step Aside: The Gravediggers of Capitalism are Still Flesh and Blood Workers

Skewed News —When they’re not terrifyingly militarized Terminator-style, robots are marketed as amazing and cool, even cute and cuddly. The prevailing myth was that they’d perform tasks and chores we don’t enjoy while we’d sit by the pool sipping margaritas. But what no one told us was that our lives of leisure would be spent without any money to pay […]

by · August 31, 2015 · 1 comment · Cartoons, Economy, Editorial
U.S. Workers: Don’t Be Anti-Immigrant Chumps for Capitalists

U.S. Workers: Don’t Be Anti-Immigrant Chumps for Capitalists

Skewed News —“There should be a law…to keep all them I-talians from comin’ in and takin’ the bread out of the mouths of honest people.” – Irish woman in the US, 1892. “We just don’t like you illegal bitches coming to our home trying to fuck it up like you did Mexico.” – Facebook comment by a scaffold builder in […]

The Capitalist Pincer Strategy: Smothering the Working Class Between Two Butt-Cheeks in the Same Rotten Pair of Pants

The Capitalist Pincer Strategy: Smothering the Working Class Between Two Butt-Cheeks in the Same Rotten Pair of Pants

Skewed News — The stagnation of the global economy isn’t a passing phase. It’s structural. Everything capitalists do to try to overcome it just makes it worse. From Greece to Puerto Rico to China to the US to many other places, its weakness is spreading. Easing credit has failed to spur growth, as has the lowering of interest rates to […]

by · August 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Cartoons, Editorial, Politics
The LAPD Told the LA Times to Fire Me. Here’s How It Went.

The LAPD Told the LA Times to Fire Me. Here’s How It Went.

The LAPD likes to brutalize civilians. But it doesn’t like cartoons that call them out. So it had the LA Times fire me.

by · August 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Cartoons, Media
Violent Extremists in the US Kill 150 People Every Day! For Capitalists, Workers’ Lives Don’t Matter

Violent Extremists in the US Kill 150 People Every Day! For Capitalists, Workers’ Lives Don’t Matter

Skewed News — Every year, domestic terrorists of various reactionary ideological stripes kill an average of about five people. Cops kill many more than that: at the rate they’re going, 1,100 people will die at their hands this year alone. But there is another group of despicable and ruthless killers in the United States that no one ever talks about: […]

by · August 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial, Politics

Film Critic Cole Smithey Tells You: 10 Tells a Movie Will Suck

SKEWED NEWS PRESENTS ColeSmithey.com

by · August 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, Movies
Unions Seek Lower Pay for Workers — WTF?

Unions Seek Lower Pay for Workers — WTF?

Skewed News — The entire purpose of a union is to assert and defend the interests of its members. The reason that workers organized themselves into unions in the first place was because we can assert more social power collectively than individually. Historically, unionized workers have fought heroically and righteously for the 8-hour (as opposed to the previous 16-hour norm) […]

by · August 5, 2015 · 1 comment · Cartoons, Editorial, Politics