Posts Tagged ‘Democrats’

The Stage Is Set For The Duration

Recent items in the news: The commandant of the marine corps said a few days ago U.S. forces will likely be at the “war on terror,” or whatever it’s called now, for a bit longer, maybe another decade.  Or more. The marine leader’s remarks echo those by an obscure defense official overseeing undercover doo doo.  [...]

Bitch Slap

In this rather unbelievable clip, teenage moron and legacy hire Luke Russert asks Nancy Pelosi if she isn’t too much of an old hag (eight years younger than Mitch McConnell) to lead her party.  She starts, quite appropriately, by laughing at him, and calls for the next question.  But then a great thing happens, and [...]

The Sky That Didn’t Fall

Rupert Murdoch  ✔ @rupertmurdoch Thanks Bloomberg right decision.@now Christie, while thanking O, must re- declare for Romney, or take blame for next four dire years. 2 Nov 12   Reply Retweet Favorite   There are several reasons Republicans are currently snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, but by far the most significant one is [...]

Babs Weighs In

Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t ordinarily get emails from Barbra Streisand; we’ve drifted apart in the years since “A Star is Born,” but she is nonetheless keeping in touch at election time.  Seems she favors the Kenyan Socialist over the conniving Empty, yet expensive, Suit.  Color me surprised. In an [...]

The Fix Is In

In about the least surprising development one could possibly imagine, cardboard cutout Mitt Romney “won” Florida, or more accurately, “bought” Florida.  Turns out that fetid swampland is more expensive than you’d think; Romney’s completely unrelated and totally coincidental Super PAC ponied up the cash for 13,000 television ads to battle Newt’s, uh, 200.  96% percent [...]

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 [...]

Birthday Boy

Today, when I wasn’t really planning to write anything, I got an invitation to a birthday house party by the Obama campaign.  My first thought was, “Wait a minute, these guys know it’s my birthday?  That NSA spying has gotten really out of hand….”  Unfortunately, the truth is even worse: I’m invited to a “house” [...]

Education, Politico Style

Whenever I find myself in a good mood, and yet with a blog to write, I’m forced to go over to Politico to find something that will annoy me enough to drive me to drink, which usually leads to writing.  In a sense, I kind of owe them.  The worst, of course, are the little [...]

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall

At the opening of Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell describes Scarlett O’Hara thusly: “…she wasn’t beautiful, but everyone thought she was.” Now, before you start thinking I’m going to bring up the battle axe of the borealis, I’m not, because my argument isn’t really about beauty (or lack thereof).  It’s about the deep and [...]