Posts Tagged ‘George W. Bush’

A Very Bad Day

The morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was getting ready to go work on my Mom’s condo; she was about to sell it, and although it had quite recently been redecorated top to bottom, I had a lot of spit-polishing to do, even after laboring over it the previous weekend.  Oddly for that hour, I [...]

Stupid White People

It was obvious that Mitt Romney would face something of a hostile audience at the NAACP convention today,  given that Nixon’s comparatively subtle Southern Strategy has blossomed in the Obama era from coded dog whistles to 76 trombones blasting “Dixie,” but I’m a tad disappointed he only got booed the once.  His undoubtedly carefully crafted [...]

Andrew Sullivan Loves Hippies, Belatedly

I’ve always had a particular loathing for Andrew Sullivan, at least partly because he reminded me, with everything he said,  of all the self-hating gay Republicans (and they were shockingly and disappointingly numerous) I met and summarily dumped during my peak tart years.  I’ve heard each such drearily unthinking arguments countless times before from someone [...]

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 [...]

Delusions of Gipperhood

When I finally stopped laughing, spraying booze all over, and dumbfoundedly slapping my forehead over Wisconsin Governor (!) Scott Walker’s fawning and delusional 20-minute kiss-up to an anonymous caller unconvincingly posing as uber-oligarch David Koch captured on tape, I got to thinking.  What, in heaven’s name, could make a person so gloriously, blindly lacking in [...]

How Fussy Are You About Torture?

At long last, George Bush is receiving some comeuppance, albeit a rather mild one, for torture, the worst of his many crimes; as of now, not only will he perhaps die having never heard yodeling in its natural habitat, he’ll even continue to have to have his bankers come to him to do business.  You [...]

Don’t Let The Door Hit You, Holy Joe

To no one’s surprise, Holy Joe Lieberman’s “Joementum”  has turned out, once and for all, to be a wet firecracker; the universally despised “Independent” has, somewhat belatedly, decided to pull the curtain on his embarrassing “career,” by, naturally, leaking the news of his retirement while denying it.  Of course, few of his constituents will miss [...]

Whine and Roses

Sometimes I wonder why our politics, screwy and baffling as they may be, all seem to end up in the same place, but I’d like to thank that mummified Stretch Armstrong, ex-Governor of California Arnold Schwarznegger, for clearing it up for me.  (h/t TPM) Poor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Fresh off the end of his last term [...]

Hit the Road, Jack

As we approach another Thanksgiving here at CHNN, I was feeling pretty cheated on my list of things to be thankful for.  Both wars still rage, with more offered up every few months, Obama has continued to be a horrible disappointment on civil liberties, the economy, and on and on, and the Republican party has [...]

Murphy’s Law

I was pretty young when first I heard about Murphy’s Law, but a lifetime of experience has shown me that it is as inescapable as, say, gravity, and the only way one can ever manage complex tasks is to always plan for the worst case scenario; it’s one’s only hope that it might not occur. [...]