The Rude Pundit's Almanack 2012 Edition

sub-heading:
Updated, Infallible, And Cheap

"A tornado of a writer....a child of Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and Hunter S. Thompson."

- Margo Jefferson, The New York Times
$18.00

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  • 238 pages
  • Paperback ISBN 9781935928690
  • E-book ISBN 9781935928706
  • Publication September 2012

about the book

NOW FEATURING PSAs FROM LIZZ WINSTEAD AND JEFF KREISLER AND AN EPIC LIMERICK BY HERMAN CAIN!!!

Lee Papa, the Rude Pundit, wants you to come roaring into the 2012 elections with a new edition of The Rude Pundit's Almanack. What's new? "The Life and Death of Herman Cain's Campaign: A Tale in Dirty Limericks," Ten Dances You Can Do on the Grave of Newt Gingrich's Career, Mitt Romney's Concession Speech, the Bill of Rights Follies, and more stuff that's never been and never will be on the Rude Pundit's blog.

“The Rude Pundit's Almanack is a delicious collection of profane, insightful observations, with some graphs and charts for the stats fans in the audience. He recalls his life in 'the swamps' of Louisiana, and juxtaposes these very funny tales with heartbreaking vignettes about the devastation wrought upon his beloved New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina and human WMD, George Bush. Interspersed throughout are scathing and laugh-out-loud funny analyses of the current group of Republican rodeo clowns hoping to smear the walls of the Oval Office with elephant dung in 2012." - Firedoglake.com

About The Author / Editor

Photo credit: Mark Manne (www.markmanne.com) Lee Papa is the fearless political blogger known as "the Rude Pundit" (rudepundit.blogspot.com) his tens of thousands of weekly readers make him one of the most widely-read left-wing bloggers out there, which, as he says, "is like living in an air-conditioned room in Hell." When not proudly lowering political discourse, he is a regular guest on the nationally-syndicated radio program The Stephanie Miller Show. His one-man shows have sold out to audiences in New York and Canada because filthy stories are big in both places.

Read An Excerpt

Introduction

Lee Papa

This book is unfair, and I am imbalanced. Of course, I have drugs that take care of the latter, the pole for the delicate tightrope walk of chemicals in my brain, although tequila is probably flicking the cable a bit. As for the unfairness? Well, at least I'm honest. I'm not presenting this as the truth (even if it is) or a cor-rective to a mostly conservative media. No, this almanac is a chronicle of our accelerating descent into madness in this America, and it's an attempt to toss out an anchor, put on some brakes, or at least claw the earth with our finger¬nails to try to stop our plunge off the cliff.

The results of the congressional elections of 2010 were a warning sign: if you dance with the capitalist devil, you are going to get burned. The Republican takeover of the House of Representatives and the GOP gains in the Senate, as well as in gubernatorial and state legislative races were the next act in a passion play for our democracy that is being scripted to near-perfection by corporations. This occurred in the wake of the Citizens United decision in the Supreme Court, which said, in essence, corporations can anonymously pour cash into elections because they have the same speech rights as real people.

And the Tea Party and all their teabaggage? That was merely playing the buffoons and yokels for everything they're worth. For what is the end result of their "ideology"? A modified anarchy? A Frito-Lay-sponsored oligarchy? It is that each of us should have the right to squat in our shitpiles of ignorance, isolated from one another, coveting our precious money, fellating our guns and fucking ourselves against our 50-inch LED screens in our multi-mortgaged, soon-to-be foreclosed on hovels, and if the world outside our caves goes to hell, well, that's because people don't understand how wonderful it is to engorge your faces with poisoned food and asthmatically heave your chest through polluted air and travel on shattered roads and bridges while picking your un¬medicated scabs in order to get to work at Wal-Mart for shit wages. If that's the America you want, then give it another couple of years.

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The Rude Pundit's Almanack 2012 Edition

sub-heading:
Updated, Infallible, And Cheap

"A tornado of a writer....a child of Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and Hunter S. Thompson."

- Margo Jefferson, The New York Times
$18.00

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about the book

NOW FEATURING PSAs FROM LIZZ WINSTEAD AND JEFF KREISLER AND AN EPIC LIMERICK BY HERMAN CAIN!!!

Lee Papa, the Rude Pundit, wants you to come roaring into the 2012 elections with a new edition of The Rude Pundit's Almanack. What's new? "The Life and Death of Herman Cain's Campaign: A Tale in Dirty Limericks," Ten Dances You Can Do on the Grave of Newt Gingrich's Career, Mitt Romney's Concession Speech, the Bill of Rights Follies, and more stuff that's never been and never will be on the Rude Pundit's blog.

“The Rude Pundit's Almanack is a delicious collection of profane, insightful observations, with some graphs and charts for the stats fans in the audience. He recalls his life in 'the swamps' of Louisiana, and juxtaposes these very funny tales with heartbreaking vignettes about the devastation wrought upon his beloved New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina and human WMD, George Bush. Interspersed throughout are scathing and laugh-out-loud funny analyses of the current group of Republican rodeo clowns hoping to smear the walls of the Oval Office with elephant dung in 2012." - Firedoglake.com

About The Author / Editor

Photo credit: Mark Manne (www.markmanne.com) Lee Papa is the fearless political blogger known as "the Rude Pundit" (rudepundit.blogspot.com) his tens of thousands of weekly readers make him one of the most widely-read left-wing bloggers out there, which, as he says, "is like living in an air-conditioned room in Hell." When not proudly lowering political discourse, he is a regular guest on the nationally-syndicated radio program The Stephanie Miller Show. His one-man shows have sold out to audiences in New York and Canada because filthy stories are big in both places.

Read An Excerpt

Introduction

Lee Papa

This book is unfair, and I am imbalanced. Of course, I have drugs that take care of the latter, the pole for the delicate tightrope walk of chemicals in my brain, although tequila is probably flicking the cable a bit. As for the unfairness? Well, at least I'm honest. I'm not presenting this as the truth (even if it is) or a cor-rective to a mostly conservative media. No, this almanac is a chronicle of our accelerating descent into madness in this America, and it's an attempt to toss out an anchor, put on some brakes, or at least claw the earth with our finger¬nails to try to stop our plunge off the cliff.

The results of the congressional elections of 2010 were a warning sign: if you dance with the capitalist devil, you are going to get burned. The Republican takeover of the House of Representatives and the GOP gains in the Senate, as well as in gubernatorial and state legislative races were the next act in a passion play for our democracy that is being scripted to near-perfection by corporations. This occurred in the wake of the Citizens United decision in the Supreme Court, which said, in essence, corporations can anonymously pour cash into elections because they have the same speech rights as real people.

And the Tea Party and all their teabaggage? That was merely playing the buffoons and yokels for everything they're worth. For what is the end result of their "ideology"? A modified anarchy? A Frito-Lay-sponsored oligarchy? It is that each of us should have the right to squat in our shitpiles of ignorance, isolated from one another, coveting our precious money, fellating our guns and fucking ourselves against our 50-inch LED screens in our multi-mortgaged, soon-to-be foreclosed on hovels, and if the world outside our caves goes to hell, well, that's because people don't understand how wonderful it is to engorge your faces with poisoned food and asthmatically heave your chest through polluted air and travel on shattered roads and bridges while picking your un¬medicated scabs in order to get to work at Wal-Mart for shit wages. If that's the America you want, then give it another couple of years.

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