Image of the poster for SliverBack in 1993, I went to see the movie ‘Sliver’ in hopes that Sharon Stone would show her lady taco again. Hollywood is great at riding up to the line of soft core porn and making it seem like art. The movie, which included a pre-born again Billy Baldwin was somewhatRead full post »

Image of the classic lineup of R.E.MOn Wednesday the rock band R.E.M released a statement announcing they would be ending the band after 31 years together. I “met†the band through my college roommate Mike. He played the album “Murmur†for me and I was hooked. “Green†was one of the first CD’s I bought when IRead full post »

As much as the crowd reaction, during the recent CNN Republican Debate, to the hypothetical person without health insurance dying angered me, I wasn’t that surprised. The heartless bastards that make up the Tea Party Republicans and who are in love with Randian Ron Paul have been around for many yeRead full post »

Image of US Rep. Jim Jordan (R-4)Ohio’s 4th Congressional District representative Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) held a town hall meeting at the University of Findlay on Monday September 19th. In the reddest of red areas of Ohio he still had to spar with some unhappy constituents. They peppered him with questions about the failed ReRead full post »

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The Tea Party Death Panel

The last two cheap labor Republican debates have attracted a crowd that is part ugly and douchebaggery in the extreme. In the debate last week the largest cheer was when it was pointed out that Governor Rick Perry oversaw 234 executions. Monday night Ron Paul gotRead full post »

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Supporters of Sharia Law ban
In the 2010 general election, voters in Oklahoma passed a ballot measure that attempts to ban Oklahoma courts from considering Islamic laws in the their decisions. The law was blocked when the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and ACLU sued. They claim thRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 4:31AM

New feature and event: A Live Blog

Generic icon for TV related storiesGoing to try something new to celebrate the new fall TV season. I will be live blogging the premiere episodes of selected new and returning TV shows. The first one will be NBC’s “Parenthood†on Tuesday night 9/13 at 10 PM EDT. Just pop into the Live Blog Room at theRead full post »

Image of WTC before the attack with US Flag in backgroundToday is the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on US soil. The World Trade Center in New York was attacked shortly before 9 AM on a bright and sunny Tuesday in 2001. By the end of the awful day both towers were destroyed, the Pentagon had been hit, andRead full post »

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Megyn Price & David Spade from Rules of Engagement
In a previous post I noted some of the new shows I plan on checking out during the 2011-2012 TV season. This post I will be pointing out the returning shows that I recommend. Your mileage may very – feel free to addRead full post »

Image of scales of justiceIn the case Wirtz v. City of South Bend, a US District court judge ruled that the city of South Bend Indiana couldn’t give away city owned land to a catholic high school. It considered the give away a violation of the first amendment.

U.S. District Judge Robert L. Miller

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Image of emotional House Speaker John BoehnerThe stagnant economy is like a stalled car. You sit there and keep turning the key in hopes that it will luckily turn over but you know you’ll have to call the tow truck. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) doesn’t want to call the tow truck in issuing his jobs planRead full post »

Image of John F KennedyIn 1960 when questions about John F. Kennedy’s religion came up, he gave a speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association. Although given 50 years ago, it still seems it should apply to politics today. I wish it would.

Selection from “Address to the Greater Houston Minister

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Finally the college football season is here. As a treat I present a video clip of the best tradition of them all — the ramp entrance by the Ohio State University Marching Band in Ohio Stadium in Columbus.

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Image of a Shanty in 1930'sAbout ten years ago I was trying to explain to someone on an e-mail list I was a member of that I was poor. My apartment was junky, my car barely ran, I couldn’t afford a cell phone or high speed Internet. He laughed. He said I wasn’t poor because IRead full post »

Image of actual Bill of RightsYou expect anti-knowledge people like “historian” David Barton to mislead the public about US history especially when it concerns religious freedom. You don’t expect an actual historian to mislead the public. I found one yesterday who tried to defend saying prayers during govRead full post »

Long line starts early at Unemployment officeJust hearing the talking points makes me angry so forgive me if I sound angry. Someone will make a comment or bitch about “welfare queens†and about how these lazy poor people have wide-screen TVs and microwaves. If these comments come from friends and family, who should know better, it reRead full post »

AUGUST 27, 2011 12:47PM

Is it time to ban the Holy Bible?

Holy BibleIn July, the Republic Missouri school district voted to ban two books from the school district libraries and from the classrooms. The two books were “Twenty Boy Summer” by Sarah Ockler and “Slaughterhouse Five” by Kurt Vonnegut and they were banned for language, sex, anRead full post »

Tracey K singing with RTÉ Concert OrchestraFound this video clip from 2010 on the web the other night. I didn’t know the singer but I had heard of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. The two get together to put an excellent arrangement to the 2007 Fish Go Deep tune “The Cure & the Causeâ€. If I’m not careful,Read full post »

AUGUST 21, 2011 5:14PM

Look Cato, a Cloo…

Cloo logo used on new channelThis past week the cable channel Sleuth changed its name to Cloo. It was done mainly so that NBCUniversial can trademark the name and get better SEO results on the web. It plans to maintain the crime/mystery programing it has had since it debuted in 2006. It might be something IRead full post »

We Are Ohio No on Issue 2If you see a report on the news of Governor Kasich sitting in almost empty room complaining and blustering about the Unions not showing up to work out a compromise to get state issue 2 off the ballot — it was all great theater — a lie but great theater. HeRead full post »

I saw this Cottonelle brand toilet paper commercial the other day. This is simply an ad for a problem that just doesn’t exist. It has to be the dumbest commercial I’ve seen not only in 2011 but also of all time. It’s displaced the commercial for the penis pump paid byRead full post »

Texas Governor Rick Perry praying he can winTexas Governor Rick Perry, a Republican, announced his intention to run for President of the United States. His overt religious views are a big concern. He recently hosted a prayer event in Houston’s Reliant Stadium that included major religious right groups like the American Family AssoRead full post »

Rep. Paul Ryan has a BS in EconomicsWhat really drives me insane about the debt ceiling debate and discussions about cutting spending when the economy is in the tank is the politicians in DC ignoring the people who actually do economics as a job. Paul Ryan’s budget, Obama’s grand bargain, and the final deal all ignore the ecRead full post »

Tea Party meeting not realityDuring the recent debt ceiling debate the GOP and their right wing propaganda machine harped on the fact that then Senator Obama voted against raising the debt ceiling in 2006. He admitted that his vote was political but wasn’t needed to pass or defeat the raise. I learned today thatRead full post »

Columbus Dispatch HQ in downtown ColumbusThe great Ohio political blog Plunderbund had a great post about some stories appearing in the Columbus Dispatch recently calling for a compromise between the state GOP and labor unions in order to remove Issue 2 from the ballot. Issue 2 is the referendum over Senate Bill 5 that stripped colleRead full post »