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Dorian Gray Aboard the Straight Talk Express

Friday, September 19th, 2008

John McCain is a changed man. He seems to have gone from scrappy old dude to doddering old dude in the past few weeks. Could it be the addition of Alaska's First Dude and wife to the campaign that kicked off the whole Republican era of Extreme DudatudeTM? Rumors have circulated ...

The Straight Talk Express to Sarah’s Lying Limo Service

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

It's only been a few days since Hurricane Sarah breached the political levees along the Potomac. Within moments of her Minneapolis coronation, many began asking legitimate questions about her qualifications. It's fair to say most found her wanting. While the campaign shopped her around for a sufficiently deferential first interviewer ...

Economy: Sink or Swim Boys!

Monday, September 15th, 2008

You have to give it to the Republicans. They may be skeevy, pencil-necked greedheads, but they sure are an optimistic bunch. A big black suck hole has opened under Wall Street and our largest banking institutions are falling thorough all the way to China - where they'll be mugged. Republican ...

Sarah Palin and Animal Cruelty

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Why does Sarah Palin hate wolves so much she tries to use her office to fund animal cruelty with taxpayer revenues? We’ve been hearing about Sarah Palin’s talents as a hunter and “sportswoman.” Overall the net impact seems to be mainly the novelty factor; a lot of Americans fall on each ...

McCain, Palin: Lay Preachers at Our Lady of the Asshats

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

I was raised Methodist. Not one of those fire-breathing, tongue-speaking, snake-handling Methodists (although my grandparents were a bit loony that way). No, we were more suburban Methodists. We were sticklers for thou shalt not murder and solid behind the whole thou shalt not steal thing, but as far as the ...

Little Man in the Big Spotlight

Monday, September 8th, 2008

John McCain relishes his self-annointed role as a maverick. He mentions it as often as he mentions being a POW and he mentions that as often as Rudy Guiliani mentions 9/11. In his maverick myth, the hero - played poorly by McCain - is a sort of modern day Yosemite ...

Lynn Westmoreland: Everything’s Better When it ‘Sits on a Ritz’

Friday, September 5th, 2008

DOH! Everyone says something stupid sooner or later, it's the curse of the error-prone connection between the human brain and mouth. When the average person tastes gritty shoe leather in their pie hole, they stop, apologize, and everyone moves on. But politicians aren't like you and me. Take the case of Georgia ...

America Has Taken One Too Many Punches to the Head

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Politics used to be a blood sport that caused boxers to blanch at its violence. There were roundhouse punches to the head and every speech left some blood on the mat. Sometimes the wounds were self-inflicted, as when candidates bobbed when they should've weaved. Sometimes their opponents got in a ...

Collateral Damage: Palin Hits Family With Friendly Fire

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Okay, I took my cheap shots at Sarah Palin yesterday. In some ways I'm almost embarrassed by how easy it was, but I like the taste of fresh-shot fish from the barrel slathered in some Matanuska Valley lemon-butter. Now it's time to come back to Earth. The Internets are atwitter about ...

McCain Offshore Oil Drilling Hype

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

I have to say that I’m not to sure that this is such a bad idea given certain conditions. Conditions like our government going nuts in tax breaks for solar research, wind power research, hydrogen and natural gas research as fuels for our nations cars, trucks and busses. If the ...

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