American Kakistocracy: Day 728

Congressional Republicans increasingly blame Trump for a potentially deadly government shutdown, but is it enough for them to oppose him? More importantly, will they be able to send some relief to Walmart?

Thanos Is A Republican

Like Republicans, Thanos unleashes unmitigated horrors on the world and retreats to his peaceful country estate. He is comforted and ennobled by the belief that the pain and sacrifices he made inflicting his ideology on the less power ennobles him.

American Kakistocracy: Day 726

Karen Pence doesn’t want to teach your queer kids. Campus PC culture is out of control and conservatism is the new punk rock.

American Kakistocracy, Day 725

Is it any surprise that an addled old man who watches nothing but Fox News overestimated Nancy Pelosi’s unpopularity among House Democrats? Granted, he wouldn’t be the first person to buy into the belief that everyone outside of pinko San Francisco hates the House Speaker with the heat of 10,000 suns. But most people I know who believe Pelosi can’t hold onto the House either thought Jill Stein was a viable alternative to Hillary Clinton or think “Saving Private Ryan” was a masterpiece.

Liberal NYC ♡s Amazon

A few months back I was in a professional class setting and I was asked about my views on Amazon. On one hand, I wanted to be critical of the deal in much in the same way I’ve been historically critical of major city mayors subsidizing sports stadiums for billionaires. But the more pragmatic hand (the side of the brain that remembers this December Quinnipiac poll showing New Yorkers approval of the Amazon move to Long Island City at 60 percent compared to just 26 percent disapproval from local community activists), I didn’t think this was a good hill to die on.

The “Long Realignment” Continues….Part One

It was a #BlueWave … no it was a #BlueRipple … it was a #RainbowWave …. it was a #CamouflageWave … it was none of those things, and all of those things. In the sense that it was none of those things, the 2018 Midterms represented what has traditionally happened in midterms, especially the first…

The Republican Party – Art of the Bad Deal

A Dispatch from Trumpistan — I didn’t know where to start with this one. I’ve been putting this one off for awhile now. The events of the last week regarding President Trump’s (yes folks, he’s our president, just not a particularly good one) saber-rattling with North Korea, a country of 25 billion in GDP, which…

Welcome to Thunderdome

“Ladies and gentlemen. Boys and Girls. Dying Time is Here…” — Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome By Justin Norris As we watch the slowing moving car crash that is the Trump administration, and as we watch the GOP in Congress react to said car crash, it is important to remember a few important points. First, Trump was never…

Very Serious Person Asserts That He Is Very Smart on Internet

A Dispatch from “Publius” in New York, NY– Earlier today on the internet a “very serious person”, self-identified as a member of the alt-right, a species of super human beings who worship a God Emperor got into a conclusive argument with a mere regular human being. Local “very serious person” objectively has the right answers, and…

Waiting for Galt

Who Is John Galt? by Carson Starkey Americans are living through a unique time of political paradox. Elected officials and ideological enthusiasts possess the capacity to blanket media outlets with an endless variety of messages. They can hoist the banners for the War on Christmas, announce the urgent need for English-only or flag burning constitutional…

The Greater Recession: Party’s End and A New Beginning.

New York, NY — (the capital of national Democratic Party incompetence, cluelessness, and cultural excess). The beating heart of America and the state of New York (like every state) is the people. And the people have been betrayed. While the GOP celebrates, and all Americans should be protective of those most vulnerable and commit themselves…

The Greater Recession: Boomers and the 401(k) Cash-In

Months ago during the Presidential primary election, during the peak of this nascent website’s readership (so far, perhaps forever), I wrote about what could be appropriately called the “Greater Recession.” It’s detailed focus was on the millennial generation (those born between circa 1980/81 and 1998 or so) and housing and the role that will play…

Conversations with the Ghost of America’s Future Past

Lost in the madness of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week is that Agreeing Loudly snuck two reporters, Carson Starkey and Troy Olson, through the picket line to give our readers this inside scoop on what things are like on the floor. Here is a snapshot of their interactions throughout the week.  Carson It’s a…