Archive for September 2010

No Class

For years I’ve gotten used to the deep character flaws that plague the right: mainly duplicity, dishonesty, self-dealing, and lack of empathy, but seldom does one story encapsulate the whole enchilada (no pun intended…) in all its glory like this one.  It seems that the ol’ cocktailhag who has so far spent $120 million or [...]

High Comedy from Jonah Goldberg

So it seems the author of that staid, factual work of history, “Liberal Fascism,” has a bone to pick with potty-mouthed comedians who cheapen our politics with smears and theater.  No, really. The blubbery Babel of Bullshit took to the LATimes to type the following: Stephen Colbert’s “testimony” before Congress last week was a clear [...]

Holy Cow

I’ve long been a skeptic of the purported “wave” election coming up, wherein the “overreaching” Democrats are steamrollered by a stampede of righteous elephants, no matter how cuckoo and/or substance-free their candidates are.  Although most of the craziest ones have shunned all but their own mouthpieces on Fox and talk radio, they still, once in [...]

And if You Believe That

In this astonishing video, multimillionaire radio and TV Huckster Glenn Beck speaks, solemnly and with laughably faked empathy, to a bunch of rubes about how “we” are going to have to make deep sacrifices to pay off the Republican debt that faces the country.  ”We” might lose our pensions.  ”We” might lose our jobs.  ”We” [...]

Beats Working

So it seems that the bubbly but bonkers Delaware Senate (!) candidate Christine O’Donnell helped herself to about twenty grand of her many campaign funds over the years, and now that mean ol’ Melanie Sloan at CREW is getting all schoolmarmish about it.  The humanity!  Everybody knows at this point that all folks who are [...]

Before There Was Fox

There was Jessica Savitch.  The video above shows the last, drug-addled broadcast of a grasping, narcissistic and damaged young woman whose relentless pursuit of fame landed her, days thereafter, in a watery grave at 34….  Having been a key figure who heralded a new era of profit-driven infotainment in TV News, Savitch was the first [...]

Chris Wallace, Hippie

I’m sure that once Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes see this video, they’re both going to have stool in their blood.  You see, right-wing automatons like this numbskull from Alaska only go on Fox to be worshipped, never questioned, and when a normally housebroken Republican poodle like Chris Wallace accidentally commits a wee bit of [...]

A Whale of a Theory

Well, ol’ Jonah Goldberg, “author” of something called “Liberal Fascism,” has another history lesson for us all, and it’s a doozy.  Our favorite chubby underachiever was apparently feeling like the dunce in the room before Glenn Beck’s chalkboard, since the real smarties like Dinesh D’Souza and had just come out with newer, even more awesome [...]

Corn Sugar from the GOP

You always know somebody’s headed for a deeply satisfying fall when they resort to engaging in a loud, sudden, and stunningly counterfactual rebranding of themselves, seemingly overnight.  Actual behavioral changes are never required for this spectacle, though; it’s supposed to be enough to simply rename shit, searchlights blaring, “Shinola” and call it a day.  At [...]

The Party of Chicken Little

For as long as I can remember, Republicans of various stripes have been telling me and the world that the sky was falling, and yet, so far it hasn’t…  Oughtn’t they catch a clue by now that, well, they’ve been so wrong before, and so often, that to believe anything they say requires a suspension [...]