Matt Yglesias:

This is an empirical question and I continue to believe that Marx’s belief is wrong. But the fact is that profit margins are high and rising while wages are at best stagnating. My view is that this is a cyclical phenomenon that represents a failure of the technocratic apparatus of macroeconomic stabilization. But to me the striking political fact is that I hear more and more people disagreeing with me about this not only on the left but on the right. Marx’s thought has its origins in the classic economics of Smith and Ricardo, and the growing popularity of neo-Ricardian ideas—ideas that take the form, no this isn’t a massive policy failure it just reflects the inevitable forces of technology/globalization—on the political right ties in to the first point about the apparatus of ideological legitimation.

I have known some pretty good bullshitters over the years. To be honest I have slung quite a bit of mierda de toro myself. But only a pseudo-intellectual can pile it higher and deeper like that.

This is an open thread.

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67 Responses to Huh?

  1. myiq2xu says:

    What’s May Day without a few riots?

    A May Day protest in downtown Seattle turned violent Wednesday night, with police saying they resorted to pepper spray to disperse demonstrators who pelted them with whatever was at hand.

    Seattle Police said the crowd tossed rocks, bottles, metal pipes, fireworks — and even a skateboard.The clashes left eight officers with injuries, and police said they arrested 17 people, on various offenses including property destruction and assault.

  2. elliesmom says:

    More cat sagas – The other day my kitty, Maxine, was at the back door so I let her in. She was all lovey and purry. A little while later I went out the front door to get the mail, and Maxine was on the porch, and she rubbed up against my leg and followed me in. A few minutes later I looked in the living room, and there were two Maxines having a Mexican standoff. Two all black female cats about the same size and each one acting like she owned the place. I had no idea which one actually did. But Ellie knew, and she chased the imposter out of the house. Now every time I let Maxine in, I’m not sure if she’s really my cat until Ellie checks her out.

    • Somebody says:


    • votermom says:

      My mom did that when I was a kid – came home from the market with “our” cat – except our cat was at home.
      So funny.

      • myiq2xu says:

        A buddy of mine accidentally came home from the bar with the wrong wife.

        At least that was his story.

        • votermom says:

          Could happen to anyone 🙄

        • Jadzia says:

          Since I have gone platinum blonde, NOBODY recognizes me. (Not even the landlord.) This morning, X and I went to the “couturiere” (the sewing lady) to get some things fixed. I would not have expected her to recognize me, because I have only been there once before and it was as a brunette. But X has been there several times, and she knows him. When he told her I was his NEW wife, she believed him!


        • Jadzia says:

          Zees ees France. She’d probably assume one of us was the mistress.

  3. Somebody says:

    Myiq I read last night that Martha Stewart has created a profile on She’s looking for a younger man (she’s 71). I thought of you! You could be Martha’s boy toy for a little while. So are you up for the adventure?

  4. HELENK says:

    of schools and journalists

  5. myiq2xu says:

    Sister Toldjah:

    In Depth: The vile nature of militant #prochoice “feminism” – as described by one of their own

    Got the below comment from someone calling themselves “Carla Clark” in the early a.m. hours today and wanted to share it with you. Apparently Ms. Clark was highly upset at a post I wrote last week accurately and bluntly describing the shameful, bloody, pro-abortion legacies of our pro-choice President and his lapdog feminists, and she wanted to let me know just how stupidly wrong I was. Ironically, her hateful, bigoted, callous remarks are a validation of everything I wrote. It’s a shame she and other militant pro-aborts just like her are too hopelessly mindless to see that. Bless her heart.

    I would guesstimate that about 75% of the “feminist” movement is this rabidly, militantly, almost violently pro-choice. The rest are like I used to be when I was a liberal and advocated for abortion – I did so only in the abstract not pausing to think about what abortion really involved from moral, physical, emotional, and spiritual perspectives. Once it hit me, the guilt came on fast and it’s something I still suffer from. I thank God for making me see the light, because me being “on the other side” of this argument at one time in my life gave me the insight to know how to combat the various “rationales” thrown out there by so-called “women’s health advocates” like Carla.

    I read disturbing opinions like Carla’s all the time at “feminist” blogs, on social media, magazines, watch them on TV, etc. Have written about them here some. So for anyone who believes Carla is the “exception” the rule when it comes to militant pro-abortion “feminists” and their appalling cold-blooded nature when it comes to the unborn, and when it comes to women (and men) who dare to stray from self-righteous feminist dogma, let me warn you. She’s not an “exception.” She is the norm.

    You gotta make the jump to read the rest.

    • myiq2xu says:

      BTW – I have read posts and comments written by more than a few conservative women, and none of them are shrinking violets who think they need a man to run their life.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Most of the top (politics and media) conservative women are also happily married with children.

      • elliesmom says:

        Women like Carla do more to hurt their own cause than the opposition movement ever could. I have always been tepid in my support for abortion rights, but lately I feel like a parent who has to take the car keys away from my teenager because she can’t handle the responsibility of driving my car. It isn’t that I don’t see the need for her to drive. I just don’t think she’s mature enough for it.

        • Jadzia says:

          Seriously. If the feminist establishment (I’m looking at you, NOW) put in 10% of the time, energy, and money into things like workplace equality, paid parental leave (which exists in pretty much every other country in the civilized world–Sweden, which I know is very dissimilar to the US but hear me out, even requires that the father take a significant portion of the parental leave, which is allotted per couple, so that mothers are not disproportionately penalized in the workplace), affordable and available child care for women who need it (particularly working-class women who work non-standard shifts), and similar issues that would allow women (and men) to have REAL choices about balancing motherhood and work, I would still be on that bus.

        • Jadzia says:

          By “you, NOW,” I of course mean the National Organization for Women — not the posters in this community!

    • HELENK says:

      I saw that and wondered about the timing. news comes out about Saudi letter warning about bombers and suddenly embassy raid.
      was going to buy a tinfoil hat

      • Jadzia says:

        Keep it classy, Saudi Arabia. I’m sure NOW and the Democratic Women’s Caucus will be all over this, right? (Not that I expect to hear much from the Republicans either.)

    • DandyTiger says:

      “What difference does it make” 🙂

  6. HELENK says:

    just what is taught at many mosques. it does not conform with freedom

  7. HELENK says:

    watching the outcry about the Koch Brothers thinking about buying a newspaper is interesting.
    can remember back in the dark ages when there were newspapers with different points of view

  8. yttik says:

    I watched the May Day riots on Tv

  9. lyn5 says:

    Wow …

    • DeniseVB says:

      Isn’t she one of his biggest bundlers ? He takes good care of his “friends”.

      I think I read about her buying him a 35 million dollar house in Hawaii on Hillbuzz, was it ever proven? Kevin’s disappeared again and the last post over there is 2 months ago ?

    • She/her family’s bank only still owe millions in back taxes, right?

    • insanelysane says:

      Per the LA Times:
      “She could also face scrutiny over the collapse of Superior Bank, which was co-owned by her family. The bank, based in Hinsdale, Ill., was involved in subprime mortgage lending, and its failure in 2001 stirred charges of fraud and mismanagement. “

  10. HELENK says:

    I saw Mr Gomez on Greta last night and was impressed. He will have an uphill climb to win in Mass

  11. fif says:

    Ha ha. You know what I hear when I read that? “I’m desperately insecure and will do and say anything to prove I have value – please please please see how smart I am and love me!”

    Poor guy. What a pile of crap that is – makes my brain hurt in the morning.

  12. DeniseVB says:

    As Treacher says, Mourning Joe 😀 I used to never miss this show….before 2008.

  13. Lulu says:

    Harry Reid says more money is needed to prevent Obamacare from becoming a train wreck. We all know that giving Obama more money makes everything better and prevents train wrecks. All they got left is throwing money at it and claiming Republicans underfunded it although it was supposed to save trillions. Hysteria should set in by this fall when the full extent of the fuck up is apparent.

  14. DandyTiger says:

    I think Matt is referring to Groucho Marx.

  15. HELENK says:

    we rebuild taller

    • DandyTiger says:

      Stunningly stupid move to get political like that. That’s what happens when you live in a bubble and really think everyone else has the same feelings and opinions. See for example, gun control.

  16. Anthony says:

    Another “Huh?”moment:

    POTUS says “Jason Collins can bang with Shaq”?!

  17. Lulu says:

    I’ve said over and over all Bronco does is sit around and watch ESPN and shoot his mouth off about sports because that is all he is interested in.

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