Posts Tagged ‘Rick Perry’

Are We Safer Now?

I’ve been studiously avoiding writing about the Aurora Massacre, because it’s unfolded so predictably I can’t find a remotely funny angle to it.  Joking about such a tired subject is both tasteless and about as original as Henny Youngman.  Of course the NRA-addled right is going to say that the only answer is more guns, [...]

Putting Their Mouths Where Their Money Is

On some level, you have to hand it to to Governors Rick Perry of Texas, Sam Brownback of Kansas, and Terry Branstad of Iowa; this may be the first known incidence of Republicans actually walking the talk, rather than, as usual, letting others do the legwork while they cash in, and eat at Morton’s afterward.  [...]

Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other

One of the presidential candidates came out today to argue for lower corporate tax rates, increased domestic drilling for fossil fuels, and less government regulations on business, following an earlier push to get rid of whole departments of the federal government.  Rick Perry?  Naw, everything was pronounced correctly.  Mitt Romney?  Nope, too straightforward.  Gingrich?  Much [...]

Magic Underwear, Deep Pockets

    “On an occasion of this sort, it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one’s mind.  It becomes a pleasure.” –Gwendolyn Fairfax in The Importance of Being Earnest “Ain’t it delicious, being so pernicious;  fuck those Mormon sons of bishes.” –Ida Richilieu, in The Man Who Fell in Love With the Moon [...]


Well, if this whole 99% thing has accomplished anything worthwhile, it’s shown the world that Republicans are, truly, only on the side of the 1%, and they’re no longer the least bit shy about saying so.  Gone are they days of sending $200 checks to the hoi polloi to soften the blow of such wanton [...]

Straight to the Looney Bin

Last week my crazy grandmother, Etta, would have been 106 had she not done the world an enormous favor by finally tipping over back in 1980.   Much to my chagrin, however, I continuously find that while Etta is safely interred on her hilltop promontory alongside a 1953-modern statue of the Blessed Virgin, what I’ll call [...]

Mind Your Own Business

Overconfident though they may appear on the surface, Republicans tacitly acknowledge that they cannot win on the issues every time they run, when they either lie about their intentions, as Bush once did in that “quaint” era, or simply refuse to discuss them at all, as they are doing now.  This might seem like a [...]