Posts Tagged ‘Richard Nixon’

Happy Birthday, Tricky Dick

  Today former President (!) Richard Nixon would have been 100, and I’m sorry the ol’ creep isn’t still around; since he would undoubtedly be in a very bad mood.  You see, his most infamous legal doctrine, “if the President does it, it is not illegal,” once a shockingly outrageous statement, is now comfortably enshrined [...]

Eating Worms

Nobody likes me; everybody hates me. I think I’ll go out and eat some worms. That little childhood ditty rings in my ears as I read about how Republicans are fighting the apocalyptic battle they have set up this fall’s elections to be; through whining, cheating, and dirty tricks, and doing other disgusting things that [...]

Riding the Hate Train

As we approach the 2012 elections, I have to admit grudgingly sympathizing with the poor Republican contenders on  some level; everywhere you look, one (hilarious) presidential aspirant after another has to deal with the fact that large blocs of their party hates them, for one reason or another.  The reasons, to a sane person at [...]

My Future Husband

Well, today I read an interview with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in Der Spiegel, and I think I’m in love.  I know, Glenn Greenwald saw him first, but too bad; he’s mine.  Remember that before reading this, by the way. In a SPIEGEL interview, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, 39, discusses his decision to publish the [...]

Book Saloon: A FOX Look at Watergate

Watergate was undoubtedly the first time I paid attention to politics, mainly because it was suddenly so interesting for a change.  Had it played out on the comics pages, or even Perry Mason, I wouldn’t have believed it.  I was only a kid at the time, but I was utterly fascinated and delighted when our [...]

Journalism, And Its Discontents

There’s a stunning video out of MSNBC’s David Schuster attempting to “interview” bloated righty nutcase Andrew Breitbart about the Teabugger case.  In it, Breitbart plays the broken record, yowling about irrelevant and provably false nonsense so that Schuster can’t get a word in edgewise, repeating phrases over and over in the manner Goebbels helpfully suggested [...]

More Running To Mommy

I touched on this subject Saturday, discussing Carrie Prejean and Sarah Palin, and also wrote about it at some length in an August 31 piece, entitled, “Running to Mommy,” but basically, I’m getting a little tired of the phenomena of Republicans (and I include Joe Lieberman of course….) behaving badly for no other reason than [...]

The Last Brother

The death of Senator Ted Kennedy marks the death of the last of four brothers who all died trying to save their country from wars waged on innocents by the always-imperial and conquering Right.  The first, Joe, was fighting fascism in Europe when he was killed at age 29, John (temporarily) saved us from Richard [...]