SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 2:42PM

The Return of the Republican Clown Car

Clown car



Who can forget the last appearance of the Republican Clown Car in 2008?  The car pulled into the circus tent.  Out popped a doddering old man….

“McCain?  McCain?  Seriously?  The guy who supported immigration and campaign finance refor… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 9:30AM

Sarah Palin's Right To A Private Past

I freely admit that the recent revelations about Sarah Palin’s past gave me a certain degree of schadenfreude.  To see someone who so blatantly exploited latent racism among fearful middle class whites exposed as someone with a history of interracial intimacy is certainly satisfying to som… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 3:01PM

No, Obama Is Not Your Abusive Husband

Some people compare politicians in general, and sometimes Obama in particular, to abusive husbands.  They tell us what we want to hear, we fall for their lines over and over again, and eventually we “wise up” and leave them.  It makes for some good blogging material, but it isn&… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 11:16AM

Them Terrorist-fightin' Truckers

Signs such at this are becoming pretty common on the highways.


It’s getting so you can’t drive ten miles without seeing one of these on the back of a commercial truck.  Sometimes they have “My USA” above “Support Our Troops” or other slight wording… Read full post »

Not that the Republican Party has a lot of credibility to lose, but their self-proclaimed identity as the “party of life” was exposed as a fraud in the past two Republican debates.  During the Prostrate Yourself Before Saint Ronald The Martyr Debate in California, a question to RickRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 2:24PM

Thank You, James P. Hoffa

It’s about time someone with some degree of prominence called out the so-called “Tea Party” for what they are:  Sons Of Bitches.  Yes, we need to “take them out”, electorally speaking, of course and not to be confused with Palin’s crosshairs or Angle&rsqu… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 1:06PM

Debate Questions We'd Like To See

Tonight’s debate promises to be a showdown between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry as each claim theirs is bigger- tax cut that is.  Michele Bachmann will show the most leg and the least intellect.  The five dwarves will wait for their limited share of the spotlight and try not to look… Read full post »

AUGUST 31, 2011 2:34PM

The Exploitation Of September 11

Here it comes, the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11.  The television specials have started, the solemn ceremonies are planned, the memorial blogging is underway.  September 11 has become larger than life to a lot of people and exploited by more than a few of us.&nbRead full post »

 On the heels of recent news that the Tea Party is less popular than either atheists or Muslims, new polling indicates that these right wing extremists are indeed less popular than diarrhea, hemorrhoids, and the heartbreak of psoriasis.  What’s even more disheartening for this splinte… Read full post »

AUGUST 18, 2011 3:17PM

The Drone of the Ron Paul Cicadas

It happens every election cycle.  The Ron Paul Four Year Cicadas come out of the underbrush and start their incessant drone.  While noisy, these noxious pests pose little threat to the public.  You’ll find them in the letters to the editor section of your local paper and on inter… Read full post »

The Iowa straw poll, where a minority of wingnuts in a minority party dominated by right wingnuts decide the early dropouts from the presidential race, have decided that Tim “Mr. Dull” Pawlenty is just not loony enough to be the Republican nominee.  The results are in:

Establishme… Read full post »

JUNE 20, 2011 2:33PM

It's Night Time In America

Those of us who are old enough remember the old optimistic Ronald Reagan campaign ads, “It’s Morning In America”.   The mood was optimistic and the future was bright, we had this “can do” attitude.  America was going to be the shining city on the hill, a g… Read full post »

JUNE 14, 2011 10:50AM

Obama Wins GOP Debate

The Republicans on stage in New Hampshire last night spent the evening throwing daggers at Barack Obama and marshmallows at each other.  The theme for the evening seemed to be “Right makes right” as they all tried to out-conservative each other.  The longer they play King of the… Read full post »

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JUNE 3, 2011 11:04AM

For Romney, Freedom Is Just A Loss Away

I can just imagine Mitt Romney in high school- captain of the debate team, president of the Future Undertakers of America.  I can see him asking the perky cheerleader to meet him at noon in the cafeteria so he can ask her to the prom.  He watches her approach down the… Read full post »

They seem to be everywhere- in any internet political message board, on any C-SPAN call-in show, in the local paper letters to the editor.  Libertarians.  At least people who call themselves that.  The trouble is, there are so many creatures that call themselves by that name that it&rs… Read full post »

Kathy Hochul did it.  Or more accurately, Paul Ryan did it.  New York’s 26th district was carried by Bush twice.  It was the only New York district won by McCain in 2008.  In 2010, Chris Lee took 73% of the vote, only to resign in disgrace after trying to hawk his… Read full post »

We’ve got an election coming up in a year and a half.  We know Barack Obama will be on the ballot.  Presumably, the Republicans will field a candidate as well.  This field is the hardest to handicap in my memory, mostly because it is quite handicapped in the first place.  Ev… Read full post »

In Nazi Germany, if you were a Jew, you knew where you stood.  You were openly hated and nobody made any bones about it.  You knew that any and all of your rights and properties were subject to be taken away at a moment’s notice and there wasn’t squat that youRead full post »

The year was 2009.  The national debate was health care.  The town halls were packed with people dressed in colonial costume, holding signs protesting the non-existent “death panels”.  And those were among the nicer signs.  Many were full of ethnic and racial slurs aga… Read full post »

APRIL 19, 2011 9:36AM

Paul Ryan, Double Agent?

With the Republicas seemingly doing everything they can to alienate everyone who isn't already solidly in their corner, one can't help but wonder if they're being destroyed from within by a mole, someone with power in the party.  (Cue dream sequence)

 Our dream begins in the Oval office....Read full post »

APRIL 14, 2011 10:16AM

I Want A Divorce

No, not from my wife.  Heaven forbid.  That woman is the best person I know.  I mean that I, a Blue American, want a complete, final, and irrevocable divorce from all things Red American.  I don’t understand you and what’s more, I don’t want to understand you.&nbRead full post »

MARCH 25, 2011 11:17AM

At Last, A Valid Reason To Hate Obama

Last night I went out to dinner with my wife and daughter.  At the next table was another couple with their son.  The husband was a rather boisterous fellow with a voice that carried well and it was hard not to follow their conversation.  At one point he got quite animated… Read full post »

MARCH 23, 2011 11:55AM

Libya + Obama ≠ Iraq + Bush

A lot of conservatives are either shedding crocodile tears over the air strikes against Libya or accusing liberals of hypocritically refusing to condemn Obama for being just like Bush. 

There is no shortage of liberals condemning the Libyan air strikes, but I don’t happen to be one.&nbRead full post »

MARCH 12, 2011 11:23AM

The Conservative Spectrum

I try to understand conservatives.   Really I do.  For some time, when I read blogs or listen to people talk, I tend to pigeonhole them based on their statements about certain issues.  I thought it might be interesting to attempt to make a test based on it, so here goes.  Fir… Read full post »

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JANUARY 28, 2011 11:46AM

Right Wing Misreads Obama Rebound

Since the “shellacking” in the November election, President Obama’s poll numbers have been on the rise.  Conservatives, always eager to spin every event into validation of their politics, have come up with some bizarre theories as to why this has happened.

 ConservativeRead full post »