Posts Tagged ‘Tom DeLay’

Book Learning

One of the great advantages of having spent an embarrassingly large amount of my disposable income over a quarter century on books is that the darn things just never stop coming in handy.  Although lack of space, blogging, and less travel in the last few years has sharply slowed my acquisition rate, for each Presidency [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Don’t Bet the Farm On It

Today Joe Scarborough emerged, along with Ron Paul, as another lonely Republican opponent of the anti “Ground Zero Mosque” movement, using about the most risible argument I’ve heard so far: (h/t Raw Story) Republicans are going to be embarrassed at the way they’ve opposed a mosque — known as Cordoba House or Park51 — that’s [...]

What’s That You’re Waving?

Newt Gingrich took to the airwaves today to announce what all of the beltway elite have been talking about with dreary repetitiveness for months….  2010 is going to be a “wave” election that sweeps Republicans back into power, whereupon the regrettable accident of Democratic government will be well and truly set aside for good. Michele [...]

The Golden Rulers

Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear a case, Citizens (sic) United vs. Federal Election Commission, in which Chief Justice (!) John “Moonface” Roberts has set his sights on eliminating all restrictions against corporate money in politics, and is clearly wasting no time while he temporarily has enough black-robed wingnuts by his side, to win with [...]