Archive for December, 2012

Mugsy’s Predictions for 2013. Fight, fight, fight.

Well, as the cliche’ goes: “It’s that time of year again” for my annual “Predictions” edition of Mugsy’s Rap Sheet, when we look back at how well I did last year, a little schadenfreude examining just how badly the so-called “psychics” did, and ending with my own predictions for the coming year. My own record (with all […]


December 31, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Environment, General, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, Jobs, Middle East, Money, Partisanship, Politics, Predictions, Taxes, Unconstitutional, War

The NRA, Rampant Gun Violence, and Scapegoats

On Friday, the head of the largest “lobbying firm for the promotion of gun sales” in the country (otherwise known as the “NRA”), Wayne LaPierre (who henceforth shall be referred to only as “GunNut” in accordance with my policy of not making celebrities out of mass murderers) blamed everyone & everything… EXCEPT guns… for the deaths of 26 people (technically, 28) children & teachers […]


December 24, 2012
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, myth busting, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity

Citizens United now has blood on its hands

My headline might seem like an extreme declaration, but Friday’s massacre in a Connecticut First Grade schoolroom is only the latest in a string of mass murders just this year. As The Nation points out, there have been SIXTEEN mass shootings in 2012 alone accounting for 88 dead men, women & children, and the year isn’t even over with (barely 48 hours […]


December 17, 2012
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity

Fiscal Cliff Divers (or, We’re being held hostage by a bunch of childish morons)

It’s not that I hate being broke. In fact, I kind of enjoy many of the freedoms that come with not being a wage-slave. My needs are few, and I don’t live on Credit beyond my means. If I can’t afford something, I don’t buy it. Period. Not that I’m not smart enough to be rich. Because in […]


December 10, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Election, Healthcare, Jobs, Money, Politics, Taxes

“Fiscal Cliff” Negotiations Preview Importance of Filibuster Reform

As you probably know, the first day of each legislative session (ie: every two years) the House & Senate can set the rules for how that session operates with a simple majority vote. This is the ONLY day such changes can be made. After that, whatever rules are in place, Congress is stuck with for the next two […]


December 3, 2012
Posted in: Economy, fake scandals, Money, Partisanship, Politics, Taxes