Archive for August 2011

For The Love of Dick

Well, after waiting for the “statutes of limitations to expire,” as Dick himself put it, Cheney has finally set out to have “heads explode all over Washington” with the release of his all-about-me screed against, well, anyone who isn’t as big of a Dick as he.  Predictably, Maureen Dowd, who loves all Republicans except Dick, [...]

Obama’s Protection Racket

Back when Bush was in office, stories like the one below fell like rain on virtually every subject, and always ended the same way; some branch or other of the government would just flatly declare that its past or current actions, no matter how heinous, simply aren’t anybody’s business.  It started with Cheney’s infamous energy [...]

God Hates Fracks

The Washington Monument, National Cathedral, and, for good measure, a fault-straddling nuke plant have all been shut down by the DC earthquake yesterday, even as the media rushes on to the next thing with typical alacrity.  Of course, this is precisely the point; nothing to see here, and certainly no lesson to be learned.  No [...]

Badgers and Weasels

UPDATED BELOW: All eyes, including my own, are on Wisconsin tonight, and for good reason; six Republican state senators who supported Gov. Scott Walker’s Koch-funded Randian Fantasyland are facing recall.  Two of them, the loathsome Randy Hopper (whose recently-dumped wife has joined recall efforts) and Dan Kapanke from LaCrosse, are expected to lose.  A third, [...]

Not Gonna Happen

Now, I’m not sure who will be singing “Happy Birthday” to the President tonight, but I’m willing to bet it won’t be like this.  And it isn’t just sexpots, movie stars, and what have you that don’t feel like singing; heck, it’s Wall Street, too, although I don’t think Lloyd Blankfein would look very good [...]