Masters of the Universe

Just as the final miners were being rescued yesterday, angels began appearing in the skies above Manhattan, thanking America for the miracle provided by free-market capitalism.

Hey, makes as much sense as this:

Not long after the first sightings, messages began appearing on Twitter linking to a month-old press release announcing the publication of a book by a retired NORAD officer predicting that UFOs would buzz the earth’s major cities on Oct. 13.

Proof that intelligent life exists in the universe: the UFOs took one look at Earth and got the hell out of here.

Mystery shiny objects floating over Manhattan spark UFO frenzy [Daily News]

[Merit Badger, via Boing Boing/LuxMentis]

How dare we have an opinion about our leaders!

I think that a lot of those people are troublemakers who love to sit in the backseat and complain. They’re not interested in governing this country. They never ran for office, they’re not interested in working for somebody in public office. They get their giggles from sitting in the backseat and bitching.

Dear Tweety,

I am an American citizen. Fuck you.



Matthews: The netroots ‘get their giggles from sitting in the backseat and bitching.’ [ThinkProgress]

Boss Tweed? How retro.Michael Bloomberg may be sitting on a 15-point lead, but he’s not taking it for granted:

How badly does Michael Bloomberg want a third term as mayor of New York? The billionaire is spending $35,000 an hour out of his own pocket.

He could burn through more than $100 million on what is already the most expensive self-financed campaign in American history.

We’ll trust NBC’s research on this one, only noting that if true, Bloomberg is spending more than Ross Perot and Steve Forbes. And aiming low, in comparison.

Bloomberg Is $pending 35K an Hour in Mayoral Campaign [NBC New York, via Raw Story]

Which PayPal link would Jesus click?

Go ahead – send BlueGal some love.

Everyday Low Ethics.

Insatiable in its mission to turn America into a company town, Wal-Mart has cast its Happy Face of Sauron at its next target:

Wal-mart has fake Girl Scout cookies in ‘beta’ distribution, on their way to a national rollout. Because the cookies are ‘reasonable facsimiles’ of the authentic Girl Scout cookies (I sampled them myself at BlogHer ’09 last week) and are being sold at an everyday low price, these cookies are poised to snatch cookie sales right out of the hands of the Girl Scouts themselves.

Thin Mints alone account for 25 percent of Girl Scout cookie income. While similar chewies are already on the market, Wal-Mart appears to be the first to knock off Tagalongs. Thanks to the free market, America will finally have a choice.

Wal-Mart Knocks Off the Girl Scouts [Authentic Organizations, via Sully]

Jane Hamsher annoys me sometimes, but she makes sense in today’s post about replacing my junior senator:

Everyone seems to be salivating because Caroline Kennedy called David Patterson [sic] and is apparently interested in the Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton.

It’s a truly terrible idea.

Her leadership could have been really helpful when the rest of us were trying to keep the progressive lights on and getting the stuffing beaten out of us by a very well-financed right wing for the past eight years.  But when things were tough, she was nowhere to be found.

But what really resonates with me is this:

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