William Temple of Brunswick, GA (leader of the Tea Party Founding Fathers group) is one of the faces of the Tea Party movement due to his cosplay as a Revolutionary War soldier. Temple also claims to be the pastor of a small African-American church in Georgia. But what is odd about Temple’s outfit, is that he doesn’t look like an American Revolutionary War soldier. His outfit looks like the outfits of the Hessian Jaeger troops. You know, the mercenaries hired by the British to fight the Americans! That’s very patriotic of him…or telling…YOU MAKE THE CALL!
And don’t worry, the teabaggers will have their own “jamboree” to determine which Republican these “independents” will vote for
With the band new direct-to-VD Tea Party fan series about colonial life with totally Conservative values! Like un-wed mothers…
The official site for Courage, New Hampshire
Americans need their story!
The bald truth of the matter is that we don’t get enough of it. A handful of major feature films have been made about the American Revolution and very very few about the formative years from Jamestown to Bunker Hill. America, even today, is still very much about those five generations who braved the New World in the fearful decades between Roanoke and Lexington.
They were a sturdy lot of men and women who dreamed of a city built on a hill. Their struggle to create that city and to sustain a republic dedicated to the rare notion of individual freedom and “unalienable rights” has outlived them, but there’s a side of their story we don’t often study: what made them strong enough to fight?
Courage, New Hampshire is the chronicle of a shire town on the western border of New Hampshire. In those days, the inn keeper was often the justice of the peace as well, and neighborly disputes were moderated at the local public house or tavern. Starting with the winter of 1770, we will be telling the seasonal story of the great events of the era, as seen from a country town distant from the colonial capitals. Each new season of this decade, will take the audience on the road to revolution, along with the citizens of “Courage.”
You can help us tell that story by joining the colony.
..Because one or two movies every twenty years isn’t enough! We want a dramatic series — something you can watch every week.
Let’s get started!
Those one or two moves every twenty years are Red Dawn and Red Dawn (remake), btw!
- Clarence Thomas being corrupts as fuck is finally getting a wee bit of traction. Nothing will happen, of course.
- I’m sure having an Obama impersonator tell racial jokes will totally get more minority votes!
- The Best Health Care in the World means robbing a bank for $1 just so you can get health care.
- Two aides to former Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich (R) have been indicted for conspiracy to suppress black votes. See? Jobs created by Republicans thanks to their other racism!
- Scott Adams defends rapists
- What If Jews Had Followed the Palestinian Path?
- Arizona continues to be a wonderful state to live.
- Cartoon of the Day:
CA-36 features Los Angeles Councilwoman Janice Hahn (D) against Teabagger businessman Craig Huey.
- Clarence Thomas is corrupt as fuck, but you’ll never know it because Rep. Anthony Weiner is scummy.
- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gutted their domestic terror group after Wingnuts went insane over the domestic terror report “Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” (pdf) More here
- Conservative group Americans for Prosperity put up fake eviction notices all over a Detroit neighborhood.
- Kill two people? Rich? Welcome to just house arrest!
- Cisco and the US government are teaming up to go after corporate whistleblowers. Go go team Corporate Thugocracy!
- Haiti made an oil deal with Hugo Chavez to save money and the US state department crushed it.
- The US also acted on behalf of Hanes and Levis to keep poor Haitians making slave wages. Go go team Corporate Thugocracy!
- Cartoon of the Day:
I’ve had people requesting me to post more economics-type stuff for a while now and I think it’s time to get to work on it. I’ve had trouble thinking of exactly what would fall under that category as I would define it, but I keep getting more requests, implying I have a definition. The easiest way out of this is to start by taking a look at what we don’t want.
Here is the most interesting part of [Larry] Summers’ long answer: “There is a lot in [Walter] Bagehot that is about the crisis we just went through. There is more in [Hyman] Minsky, and perhaps more still in [Charles] Kindleberger.” That may sound obscure to a non-economist, but it was a devastating indictment….Asked to name where to turn to understand what was going on in 2008, Summers cited three dead men, a book written 33 years ago, and another written the century before last.
The first problem is asking that question of one of the people most responsible for the present mess and a number of others over the past few decades. Putting that aside for a moment, DeLong gave a strange introduction to one of the three:
Minsky (1919-1996) is best approached not through his collected essays, entitled Can “It” Happen Again?, but rather through the use Kindleberger (1910-2003) made of his work in his 1978 book Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises.
Having read some of Minsky’s work, this caught my attention. I get the sense that he doesn’t want the “non-economist” to get the wrong impression. He goes out of his way to avoid mentioning Minsky’s other works and steers us around the one he will name. Here’s a clue as to why he keeps his distance from Minsky’s Stabilizing an Unstable Economy (don’t worry too much about the technical terms):
The Walrasian input to the neoclassical synthesis starts with a discussion of an abstract exchange (barter) economy: the analogue may be a village fair. Results are obtained by analyzing a model that does not allow for capital-intensive production, capital assets as we know them, and capitalist finance. Using an artificial construction of trading relations, the theory demonstrates that a decentralized market economy achieves a coherent result.
Standard economic theory then goes on to show that the property of coherence also carries through for an economy that produces, but only under heroic assumptions about the nature of capital and time….The theory is set up in such a way that any deviation from the labor supply-labor demand equality will be removed by market interactions; that is, the theory holds that full employment is achieved by means of the internal operations of the economy. The theory does not explain, however, how any initial deviation is brought about: unemployment as the result of economic processes is unexplained.
The neoclassical synthesis (mainly the work of Paul Samuelson) has been the foundation of standard economic theory for over fifty years. It has been modified in various ways, but has retained this same theoretical core. The degree to which it has remained unchanged is striking, as we can see by looking at what Brad DeLong is teaching his students:
We neoclassical economists really do believe that markets are extraordinarily flexible, powerful, and adaptive social institutions. We believe that they recover from shocks. We believe that if something goes wrong with the market system and it finds itself out of equilibrium with substantial excess demands or excess supplies, that it will right itself and crawl its way back to supply-demand equilibrium quickly.
It might not fix itself as quickly as we would wish. We might well want to have the helping hand of the government pushing it back to equilibrium. But the idea is that a period of high unemployment with lots of people who want jobs and could do jobs and do not have jobs not fixing itself–that a period of fifteen months after the downturn ends with no sign of any return toward equilibrium in the labor market–that is very distressing for us neoclassical economists.
No wonder he advised looking elsewhere to “understand” what is wrong with standard economic theory. But I shouldn’t single DeLong out, Paul Krugman has also vigorously (if dishonestly) defended the same thing. Shifting from the media and classrooms to policy advisers, Christina Romer was ahead of the game in obsessing about balanced budgets for their own sake as she celebrated the “great moderation” (an equilibrium concept) right before the crisis hit. Returning to Larry Summers, he was once quoted as saying, “Spread the truth–the laws of economics are like the laws of engineering. One set of laws works everywhere.” He has spent plenty of time in positions of power engineering his surroundings to fit this view. I could go on (and probably will in the future) but it should be clear that this will not do.
There are many alternatives, but some work is inevitably involved if we’re going to get rid of this destructive ideology. L. Randall Wray (one of Minsky’s PhD students) is going to be giving free online classes on his university department’s blog starting soon. You could do worse than following those and David Harvey’s lectures on Marx’s Capital (also free online). The former will cover a number of issues that are currently coming up in the media like government deficits and the financial system and the latter will help you sit back and appreciate a much broader perspective than the term “economics” tends to imply. That should get anyone off to a good start without even having to buy a textbook. Where to go from there should come to you pretty naturally.
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Remember, they don’t believe in your god, but they’re gonna send you to your hell. Somehow!
George W. Bush eventually did give up golf while president, but it was probably because of this scene that showed up in Fahrenheit 9/11 rather than respect for the troops as he claimed in an interview much later:
And, yes, that is President George W. Bush golfing during war, on August 4th, 2002.