So I am reprinting it here, because I can, dammit!
And the silence from The White House is deafening. The debt ceiling "crisis" is a wholly manufactured theatrical trick to give both parties cover as they fail to conduct the business of the American people. On a daily basis we get TV soundbites of these politicians crossing the street, meeting behind closed doors, and then somberly reappearing before the microphones with their usual message: "Everything is on the table."
For all we know, these hacks are having a game of pinochle as the world waits with baited breath. It will play out as it always does: a new Crisis Zero Hour will approach, President Obama will pretend-capitulate to the Republicans and call it a victory, and the slow and steady dismantling of the New Deal will continue its preordained course.
And the corporate media are playing along, deflecting our attention with Sarah's mystery bus tour and Anthony's Weiner, while unemployment reaches critical mass and both Democrats and Republicans do the bidding of their Wall Street masters. We know it, they know we know it, and they do it anyway. One of these days, their cynicism and corruption will backfire on them.... one of these days, right in the kisser!
Okay, on second thought, I am really surprised this got past the censors at all. Anyway, thanks to all the readers who recommended it. I shall never forget.