Archive for September, 2015

A Little Story About You, the Capitalist. (Capitalism Can’t Be “Less Greedy” – The Greed is Baked In)

A Little Story About You, the Capitalist. (Capitalism Can’t Be “Less Greedy” – The Greed is Baked In)

Skewed News — More people lately are identifying capitalism as the underlying cause of our current global troubles and crises. That’s certainly positive: the first step toward cure is a proper diagnosis. But most of the approaches being offered to treat the problem are placebos, an endless supply of ineffective remedies to “fix” or reform it, to make it “less […]

by · September 30, 2015 · 2 comments · Cartoons, Economy, Editorial
Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Lawyers Need Not Apply for the Presidency

Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Lawyers Need Not Apply for the Presidency

Instead of lawyers in office, what our decaying nation could use is economists, those from George Mason University, The Cato Institute, or anyone who those people would recommend.

by · September 30, 2015 · 2 comments · Economy, Politics
Advice for Donald Trump: Keep Being Your Own Mean Insane Funny Self

Advice for Donald Trump: Keep Being Your Own Mean Insane Funny Self

Skewed News — “I don’t worry about anything,” Donald Trump told a reporter en route to the second Republican debate. If only that were true. Americans don’t analyze political platform planks. They don’t study position papers. Voters in the world’s most influential democracy pick candidates for high office the same way they sort through the choices consumers face: based on […]

by · September 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Politics
Interfaith Services Are Stupid

Interfaith Services Are Stupid

Skewed News —  This morning at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, Pope Francis led an interfaith service. As The Washington Post reports, “the Catholic Church set off massive changes 50 years ago this fall with the Second Vatican Council document called Nostra aetate. That opened in a dramatic way Catholics to other faiths. Because of the size of the church, […]

by · September 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial, Religion
Let VW Face the Same Penalties as Us — or Let Us Go Unpunished Too

Let VW Face the Same Penalties as Us — or Let Us Go Unpunished Too

Skewed News —  If you did it once, you’d be fired. If you did it hundreds of times, you’d go to prison. Why should a corporation worth billions of dollars be treated more leniently than we individuals? “Volkswagen has admitted installing software in 11 million vehicles that was used to provide false results about emissions, though it was not clear […]

by · September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial, Politics
Carly Fiorina’s Surge Was Engineered by the Media

Carly Fiorina’s Surge Was Engineered by the Media

Skewed News — Carly Fiorina, leading some surveys in the Republican presidential race and a clear second in the polls, owes her improved fortunes less to her competent debate performance (never mind her brazen lies) than media manipulation.             Jump into the Way Back When Machine to late August. Remember how the pundit class kept shouting that she deserved a […]

by · September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, Politics
Brian Williams was suspended as anchor of NBC News for making up stories about his experience in Iraq. Now he's back, reporting about the Pope's visit to the United States. What new fibs can we expect?

Oh God, It’s Brian Williams

Skewed News — Brian Williams was suspended as anchor of NBC News for making up stories about his experience in Iraq. Now he’s back, reporting about the Pope’s visit to the United States. What new fibs can we expect? For Skewed News, I’m Ted Rall.

by · September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Cartoons, Media
The United States Military is Making the World Safe for Rapists

The United States Military is Making the World Safe for Rapists

Skewed News — By any objective standard, Sunday’s story about American military policy on bases in U.S.-occupied Afghanistan is so shocking that it ought to blow everything else — Donald Trump, the Pope’s visit, everything — off the front pages and top-of-the-hour broadcast ledes. Because it points the finger at imperialist America’s sainted military class, however, even the fact that […]

by · September 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, War
In a Noble, Laudable Move That Benefits Everyone Everywhere, Scott Walker Drops Out of Race

In a Noble, Laudable Move That Benefits Everyone Everywhere, Scott Walker Drops Out of Race

Skewed News —  In a noble move marked by patriotism and self-sacrifice in service to the American people, Scott Walker is dropping out of the 2016 presidential campaign. Walker, the right-wing Republican who drew national attention by targeting unions representing state workers and surviving a recall campaign mounted by outraged supporters of labor, appears to have undergone a radical political […]

by · September 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Politics
Carly Fiorina’s Sleazy, Revealing Lie About Her Dead “Daughter”

Carly Fiorina’s Sleazy, Revealing Lie About Her Dead “Daughter”

Skewed News — David Brooks, the New York Times columnist and Ur of conventional wisdom in corporate media, says Carly Fiorina came out of Wednesday’s gruelingly long Republican presidential debate as “the most impressive candidate,” though “her spotty record at Hewlett-Packard” makes her a better prospect for vice president. The standout moment in Fiorina’s performance was the revelation that she’d […]

by · September 19, 2015 · 16 comments · Editorial, Politics