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The Jackson Memorial
As the Dow steadily tumbled, a rather remarkable show was put on in Los Angeles’s Staples Center. Despite every promise of a mawkish group groan to commemorate the career of Michael Jackson, a group of true professionals presented an event which was, in the main/… Read full post »
Palin Unbound: How Palin’s Resignation Can Become the Best Thing For Her and for Her Country
Regardless of whether Sarah Palin has resigned in personal pique or in long-range presidential pursuit, the resignation has great positive potential for both her and for the United States.&n/…
The latest example of OS's and its favorite contributors' lack of grip on reality is the post of Sheriff Smith suggesting that GOPers are somehow lacking in political maturity.
How this accusation can be hurled in light of Obama and his totally jejeune administration boggles the mind. Obama is… Read full post »
The good governor of South Carolina should resign from all committee memberships, from all governorships, from all lodges, and from the local PTA, and then he should shut the fuck up!
If you put your pee-pee above your political responsibilities, you're toast. In my view, Clinton the great copu… Read full post »
The Relative Unimportance of Democracy
This week’s events in Iran focus attention on some fundamental issues relating to the hallowed concept of democracy. Those who are preoccupied with the legitimacy of the recent election there are, I believe, going off on an unproductive tangen/… Read full post »
We Need a Spokesperson for the Iranian Demonstrators
There’s lots of criticism about Obama’s reaction to the mess in today’s Iran. Too strong (Baby Bear), too tepid (Papa Bear), just right (Mama Bear).
Before deciding how to react to something, one needs to know wh… Read full post »
Obama’s Policies and Philosophy Are the Country’s Biggest Health Problem
Two key elements of Obama’s approach to social problems are redistribution of wealth and the related notion that society’s producers are to be targeted rather than treasured.
Both of these des… Read full post »
Female, Black, and/or Gay: So What!
There seems to be a growing trend to regard minority status, or alleged minority status, as some sort of claim to superiority or special treatment.
Let’s talk about only three: female, black, and gay.
First, I must establish my c… Read full post »
To preempt any claim that he was snubbing the French president's invitation to dinner in Paris, Obama went "off-book" and listed some of the other things he'd like to do in Paris if only he had more time.
My favorite was his desire "to stroll down the Seine." Now, you stroll… Read full post »
Claim: A Michigan professor sent an e-mail telling Muslim students to leave the country. Status: True.
The story begins at Michigan State University with a mechanical engineering professor named Indrek Wichman. Wichm… Read full post »
First, let me state my position on abortion. And, by the way, I'm entitled to one even though personal pregnancy is not in my future. (Some idiot who apparently makes pottery of some ki… Read full post »
Tiller and Kervorkian--The Good Doctors?
Tiller killed those coming in. Kervorkian helped those going out kill themselves. Bad boys both?
A pregnant woman who has allowed herself to be come impregnated (putting rape aside--whole different story there) and who has let nine months go… Read full post »
Whatever entitles the United States, or any other nation for that matter, to tell another nation that they can't develop any weapon they've a mind to develop?
I think the invasion of Iraq, insofar as it was based on the alleged presence of big weapons, was entirely misguided. If Iraq was… Read full post »
Some idiot in the Obama administration is claiming that if we all paint our roofs white, our energy problems will be more or less solved. What a relief!
Yes, let's all go white, starting with dear Stellaa's kitchen and bathroom. Then it's off to the rooftops, streets, and our cars--… Read full post »
Obama's Supreme Court Pick
I don't know the name, but I do know the profile.
Persons of principle and those dominated by pragmatism share predictability as a dominant characteristic. Being a total political pragmatist, Obama will carefully calculate what segment of his base currently need/… Read full post »
Perhaps the reason that Speaker Pelosi is given such a pass on Salon is that she spends so much time in one.
The speaker's cowardly, but immaculately groomed performance at today's press conference raises the question of why we bother with the genre if the featured performers are going to be… Read full post »
And speaking of gibberish, is there a more anthropormophic emblem of the concept than our wonderful press secretary, Robert ah ah ah Gibbs?
Today, he once again said that Obama's decision to close Gitmo was designed to improve the image of America worldwide. Have we lost our mind… Read full post »
Were he not such an arrogant poseur, one might be tempted to sympathize with President Obama these days.
Republican attacks on Obama’s early missteps were to be expected. Obama certainly cooperated by delivering on what his paper-thin resume promised: l/… Read full post »
The drafters of the U.S. Constitution, who for some reason thought that the Speaker of the House of Representatives should be third in line for the presidency, could not have imagined in their wildest dreams the nightmare that is Nancy Pelosi.
The malignant premises which have for some time formed he… Read full post »
Now that we have a Health Secretary who has apparently paid most of her taxes and who also believes in the concept of abortion up until approximately puberty, let's nominate our candidates for retroactive abortion.
I'm going to start by nominating some asshole named see mess who for the last fe… Read full post »
What better way to celebrate one's second day in office than to announce the closing of Gitmo? Worry about the "how" later. As Obama clearly has no plan (or clue generally), it's up to everyone else, it seems, to deal with that thorny problem.
There's been no shortage of tryi… Read full post »
Let's all celebrate cinqo de quarto? (or whatever it was he said) This from a guy who doesn't speak any language other than English but is not above chastising Americans for not being sufficiently multi-lingual. Let no opportunity to disparage America go unseized.
Gibbs' reaction to the q… Read full post »
As the new flu virus is airborne and can live only whilst moist, is it possible that vigorous smoking in closed quarters could supply a measure of protection for collectivists who are forced to gather in busses, subways, planes, and crowded classrooms? As to the last group, it may be necessary… Read full post »
A quick review of S and OS reveals several articles on the flight to Jesus of a member of Congress, but not one bloody word about the fly-over which occurred yesterday when a presidential aircraft flew over Ground Zero in order to have a photo-op with the Statue of Liberty. … Read full post »