- Washington, District of Columbia,
- August 01
- After ten years haunting online political forums and much longer as a disability rights advocate, Jimmy Zuma started the online political journal, Smart v. Stupid. Since then, he has emerged as one of the left’s most direct new voices.
Almost immediately, Jimmy was offered the opportunity to join the political team at Technorati where he writes DC Water Cooler, a weekly feature on what the politicians and pundits are talking about. Most recently, his columns began appearing in the Tucson Sentinel in Tucson Arizona. He is also an occasional contributor to OpEd News.
Jimmy's goal is to return vetting to the marketplace of ideas, by elevating the status of smart ideas and debunking dumb ones.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Thanks for the memories...
July 12, 2012 04:08PM
- Shocking new revelations about
a Darrell Issa conspiracy
June 28, 2012 08:56PM
- Darrell Issa’s Fast and
June 21, 2012 08:47PM
- Raped in the military, then
raped by Congress
June 14, 2012 06:34PM
- The new American politics:
voting with dollars
June 08, 2012 08:05AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “"Aspirational lunacy," a
May 25, 2012 12:37PM
- “You could ask Amy, Tom.
She was directly involved in
effort to recall
May 04, 2012 11:55PM
- “I watched Ann Romney say
that Mitt only put the dog on
roof that one time
April 20, 2012 01:16PM
- “Got a good chuckle out
of this one,
But let's not
go overboard. All we
April 20, 2012 01:11PM
- “Actually, that's not a
wholly accurate read of our
February 10, 2012 11:41AM
Jimmy Zuma's Links
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There is finally a tax cut deal. But not before Republicans started bleeding from the eyeballs. House Speaker John Boehner is in for a good cry. Or six.
Half a year ago, no one could have imagined this newly competitive political landscape. Sure, teabag-terrorist governors like Wisco… Read full post »
There is an old adage in sales, “When the spouse is selling your product for you, smile and nod and be quiet.” Well, “be quiet” is actually the phrase that goes by the initials, STFU. But you get the idea—the best person to make your… Read full post »
Here’s the latest wrap-up of the Republican primary polls.
- Gingrich leads—toping one third of likely “R” voters in several states.
- Tea-partyers break for Gingrich, despite all they’ve advocated up to now.
- Religious intolerance is alive and well.
- More … Read full post »
Quick, what are the top ten performing retail stocks this year?
Number one is Dollar Tree, one of those stores where everything costs a dollar, everything has “China” somewhere on the label, and quality is never the point–of–purchase reason. Number three is Dollar General… Read full post »
Whenever a campaign-killing allegation erupts—Bachmann’s Medicaid billing, Cain’s serial sexual harassment, Ron Paul’s eyebrow falling off, and now Gingrich’s lobbying scandal, the perp is quick to blame a Democratic conspiracy. OK, Ron Paul didn&… Read full post »
Once or twice a year too many political bombshells happen to pick just one. This was one of those weeks. But unlike other news-filled weeks, this one weaves a single narrative, the decline of the tea party. Let’s dig in…
You’d have to be an RNC official to… Read full post »
This generation’s most important legislation is still just a halfway measure
In the coming days, you’ll hear more about legislation unveiled this week by New Mexico’s Senator Tom Udall. It would give Congress and the states the power to regulate campaign contributions.… Read full post »
In just six weeks, Occupy Wall Street protesters have won. They can now rightfully declare victory, having changed the substance of our national conversation. Before OWS, the political narrative centered on made-up notions that taxes are too high and that the rich are paralyzed by oppress%IM… Read full post »
Newt Gingrich does it. Ron Paul does it. Running for president in order to raise expense money isn’t news. But Herman Cain has adopted an entirely new strategy for converting campaign contributions to other uses. Cain’s tactic is a way to convert campaign contributions directly in… Read full post »
Scientists have found new reason to hope for those suffering with a family member who has Conservative Disorder. Conservative Disorder (also commonly called CD) affects some 90 million Americans. Almost eleven percent of our older folks suffer from the most disabling form of the disease, Teabagger… Read full post »
Occupy Wall Street arrived in Washington DC this week. A DC-based Occupy closes the circle around the big money interests who buy government and the elected officials who sell it. In Washington, Occupy DC is really two different groups. One is a small, ongoing protest at McPherson… Read full post »
Chris Christie is no dummy. The bull-necked bully from New Jersey is, I believe, smart enough to know that he has to run. But he’d be a fool to run for president. Even if he enters that race, it’ll be to secure the number two spot.
Traditionally, there… Read full post »
A grown man gave my son the finger today. The man was riding in his car, which was sporting a bunch of anti-Obama bumper stickers. Things like “Obama tortures me,” I’m told. You know the type. So while my wife and son drove by, Jake gave… Read full post »
Can the myth of “certainty” be far behind?
Employers don’t create jobs, customers do. This week, business owners themselves exploded the myth that they are the job creators.
There were clear winners and losers in the latest Republican debate, held at the Reagan Library. But before we score the candidates, it’s worth noting the two über winners. The first was Ronald Reagan. While I remember Reagan as the affable con artist who decided kids were pro… Read full post »
It’s time we stopped America’s most profitable companies from running up the deficit
Would it surprise you to know that $7.5 billion of the taxes you paid were redistributed back to some of America’s largest corporations as “tax refunds?” Would you bel… Read full post »
A great leader finally has the memorial he so richly deserves
“All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
I remember the day the black kids came to Greenbelt Junior High School. This was not the… Read full post »
Des Moines Iowa—Midwestern Iowa might seem like a haven of nutbaggery, especially when viewed through coverage of the Iowa Straw Poll. Iowa is a state of over three million people. But well under one percent of them attended this over-reported event. So this week,… Read full post »
My fellow Americans,
Government is broken. Only you can fix it. Until it is fixed, there is little… Read full post »
If you want to understand Republican obstructionism, look no further than American exceptionalism.
“They’re not even informed enough to know what they don’t know.”
Congressman Jim Moran
As near as I can tell, “exceptionalism” is a made up word only found… Read full post »
Last week, we outlined the admitted (and denied) criminal allegations at News Corp and issued a first-in-the-nation call for an FBI investigation. Since that modest beginning, calls for a U.S. investigation of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire have exploded. And the public outrage sho… Read full post »
Newscorp to close British newspaper after criminal newsgathering scandal
July 6 -- A simmering criminal scandal broke wide open at Newscorp’s British newspaper, The News of the World, last week. Now -- only one day after Newscorp CEO Rupert Murdoch expressed his continued support f… Read full post »
So it has come to this. In another example of the current state of American Exceptionalism, we’ve now become the only first-world nation to need a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) intervention. CGI is organized to “devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the w… Read full post »
President Obama’s recent speech was supposed to be about winding down the Afghan war. But actually it was a signal that permanent war is now our status quo. Every other branch of government -- including the ruling corporate branch – was full-tilt ready to keep the wars… Read full post »
Arizona takes the lead with a smart new public policy idea
Arizona has not—repeat, has not—gone crazy. Not entirely anyway. Sure, Arizona still takes the prize for nuttiest state in this great nation. From deciding to let transplant recipients die, to banning the history of its large… Read full post »