Archive for May 2011

Miss Un-congeniality

It’s a phenomenon that began as soon as George W. Bush was safely installed in office; all that hogwash about “compassionate” conservatism and “humble” foreign policy went right out the window, to be replaced with Bush’s natural “sore winner” pose.  Policies appeared to be designed not for their efficacy, but for their offensiveness to key [...]

It’s the End of the World As We Know It

Posting could be light this weekend if the rapture happens, but I heard a funny about that on Thom Hartmann that I would be remiss not to share: “If you don’t have a good Rapture joke, it’s not the end of the world.” I’m going to a party that night, and I have that one [...]

Getting Away With Murder

Of course, murder is an ugly word for which our Galtian Overlords have many euphemisms, but come on… 29 in one pop?  Good thing for Don Blankenship he wasn’t some darky gang-banger, few of whom are let off with warnings after the first one.  I believe he got a severance package, rather than Death Row. [...]

The Less You Know, The Easier it is To Be Rich Lowry

I don’t claim to be an expert on either economics, aviation, or the labor movement, but reading the following piece of counterfactual nonsense from Rich Lowry of America’s Shittiest Website, courtesy, no less, of the Oregonian, which ran the thing this morning, I was more than usually embarrassed for the lil’ chickenhawk.  Marvel, if you [...]

Eleven Dimensional Chess

Until just lately, I was starting to get a little despondent over the absurd overexposure of Loyal Bushies and the entirely undeserved legitimacy being lavished upon them by the Liberal Media since the 2006 anti-GOP LANDSLIDE election and Obama’s subsequent victory, where they have reliably preformed as a a whiny, petulant government-in-exile.  The Sunday shows [...]

Butt Salad

It’s been dizzying, really, the way Republicans have let their freak flags fly after their corporate-purchased “victory” in 2010.  Under the banner of helping the “job creators” at the expense of everyone else, they  have all simultaneously  just come up with ready-made, lobbyist-vetted “plans” that range from merely venal to outright revolting, and they are [...]

Barbarians R Us

I was just leaving for dinner with friends in Seattle when I peeked at the computer and saw that the devil of the new century had evidently been slain; Osama bin Laden, the Road Runner to Bush’s Wile E. Coyote, the Evildoer in Chief, the guy who managed to change America from one thing to [...]