Posts Tagged ‘Al Gore’

On The Internet, No One Knows You’re Making a Scene

The internet is a wonderful tool in many ways, but as recent incidents reveal, it leaves the beleaguered victim of lame, indifferent corporations that critical tool of last resort when one has been ripped off, or more commonly, simply told that what they want isn’t available at any price, so they must cough up for [...]

Dick Cheney Channels Daisy Buchanan

One of the more despicable things about the Bush Administration, the most disastrous in modern history, is that they’re all still so proud of themselves, against all evidence.  While the two losing wars they’ve left behind continue to drag us into bankruptcy, impotence, and disrepute, count on ol’ Dick Cheney or one of his hell-spawn [...]

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 [...]

Jowling At The Moon

There are many non-Republicans in congress who are, by any measure, slimy, loathsome, corrupt, and duplicitous, but they need only be mentioned in the same sentence as Joe Lieberman and they suddenly look like honorable statesmen of the first order.  Who can forget, back in 1998, when ol’ Holy Joe emerged from well-deserved obscurity to [...]

Another Temper Tantrum

Probably the dumbest act in American political history was Al Gore’s choosing Holy Joe Lieberman as his running mate in 2000.  If I were Tipper, I would still be withholding sex for that one.  Why, pray tell, would anyone choose a corrupt, midget slimeball for a running mate whose sole qualification was his prim, Defense [...]

Gold Card Teabagging

On Wednesday evening, Al Gore appeared at the Keller Auditorium to promote his new book and raise funds for gubernatorial candidate Bill Bradbury, and I didn’t go, having just attended another event the previous evening, and not thinking it would be particularly newsy.  Well, it was.  The night before, the auditorium was vandalized by teabaggers [...]

LA LA LA LA LA LA!

UPDATED BELOW: It’s certainly no mystery why the GOP and its fanboys at Fox and elsewhere are always on the attack.  Aside from the fact that only 20% of Americans will still reluctantly admit to being Republicans, the other 80% are always susceptible to inconvenient facts slipping into the conversation, which would clearly make an [...]

What a Long Strange Trip

  As one gets older, chunks of time once thought epochal become mere blips; one may start out to say, “But I just…” and then suddenly realizing, add, “well, ten years ago.”  Oops.  Yesterday that definitely wasn’t, it only seemed like it.  Without clear markers, as we settle into middle age we see, and generally [...]