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Nancy Pelosi, Damn Your Useless Hide

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Nancy Pelosi, damn your useless hide! When you swept to power - well maybe not swept, more like a shuffle really - the democratic hopeful thought you'd be the savior, the leader of the vast left-wing conspiracy's triumphant return to power. The champagne ran like beer at a Crawford picnic as ...

Just a Pitiful Little Screed

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

It's been a long time since my last anger-filled screed. This unexpected development isn't because there are no more topics worthy of long and vicious screeds, it's because I'm feeling a little like a ripple wimpily expending itself on the placid shores of a pond. It's hard to get all ...

New Yorker Cover: When the Joke’s Not on You

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

A Tip O' the Satirical Cap to Station Agent Fill in the blank. A New Yorker magazine cover is to Barak Obama what a National Review cover is to (blank). A geriatric John McCain in a wheelchair! Get it? Now THAT'S funny! But, what about those thousands of Nimrod-in-Chief Hitler caricatures? Funny ...

Truthiness and the Bush Legacy

Monday, July 14th, 2008

When Stephen Colbert coined the term "truthiness", he hit the nail on the head as it applies to our Barney Fife administration. The Great Flip-Flopper sends his PR minions to spin corrections to stories and statements so often, they can "truthifully" claim they did or didn't say something as it ...

Sean M. Gerlich v. US Dept. of Justice

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Amongst the administration's multitudinous scandals and dubious actions is the question of whether the Justice Dept. was too zealous in choosing only employees and interns who were politically Bushonion clones. Now - after Roberto Gonzales has been kicked to the curb and Karl Rove and others have been subpoenaed - ...

Do You Have Faith in Faith-Based Initiatives?

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Evangelicals seem to be odd man out this political season. Their much-vaunted voting block isn't concrete-solid this time around. McCain courts them with little success, even after gratuitously changing his official religion from those darn liberal Episcopalians to the more palatable and conservative Baptists. Obama's working the liberal evangelicals with ...

Wanted: US President, No Experience Required

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Chances are you got your job at least partially by displaying some sort of experience doing it. The experience could come from almost anywhere. You might have been doing the same thing for years with another company. You may have attended a technical college, gotten a university degree, or volunteered ...

Lock and Load Some Common Sense

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

The US Constitution is a wonderfully malleable masterpiece. It's simultaneously steeped in tradition, yet remarkably fresh. That quality usually stands us in good stead, but requires lots of judicial interpretation - much of it extending "meanings" to cover issues the framers could never have imagined. Some call these decisions ...

Mr. Pot, Meet Mr. Kettle

Monday, June 30th, 2008

"The obscene vitriol on the left wing blogs really is mind-blowing. You see virtually none of this on conservative blogs." Marlowe on Skewz "To me, it's straightforward: Conservatives are adults, liberals are adolescences (sic). Conservatives value rational and logical discussion, liberals crave juvenile name calling." oleneo65 on Skewz Politics is a rough neighborhood. Stakes ...

Throwing the Candidate Out With the Bath Water

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Barack Obama's recent decisions to chuck public campaign financing and support the FISA capitulation bill angered many, including me. And, his explanations for both were weak and far short of his promise to change government. I wasn't tremendously offended by his decision on campaign financing. The decision wasn't wrong in the ...

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