Robert's Virtual Soapbox
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- February 29
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MY RECENT POSTS
- Chait got it mostly right on
toxic identity politics
January 31, 2015 03:38PM
- Contexte est tout
January 11, 2015 04:10PM
- I am NOT Charlie Hebdo
January 08, 2015 11:52PM
- Time to turn our backs to the
January 04, 2015 03:17PM
- Thug-cops (and those who love
them) get other cops killed
December 21, 2014 05:59PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Hmmm. Let's not compare
9/11 to the Charlie Hebdo
if that's what
January 12, 2015 07:52PM
- “Please take your
e-fights elsewhere, folks.
They're off topic
January 12, 2015 01:16PM
- “vzn: Actually, this many
comments on a blog post is a
January 10, 2015 05:58PM
- “How quickly we forget
the bogus Vietraq War -- which
to the American
January 09, 2015 11:13PM
- “My experience mirrors
yours. The Muslims with whom I
interacted have been
January 09, 2015 03:29PM
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I hadn’t planned to write more about his lies about this past weekend’s special election in Hawaii, but then today I got a fundraising e-mail in his name regarding Hawaii’s special election results, an… Read full post »
Associated Press photo
Neither Democrat Colleen Hanabusa, left, nor Democrat Ed Case, center, would drop out of the special election for one of the two U.S. House of Representatives seats for Hawaii won yesterday by Repugnican Charles Djou, right, by a plurality. Hana… Read full post »
I have to agree with The Advocate’s assessment of MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, whom I think of as a modern-day Edward R. Murrow (pictured below).
Professional television network journalism in the United States of America died no later than in 2003, when the corporately owned and… Read full post »
Voters are suckers.
Even though Barack Obama has failed miserably to deliver upon his campaign promises of “hope” and “change,” voters still believe that there are political candidates out there who are going to change the status quo.
But corporations and the corporatocrats th… Read full post »
Mirror, mirror on the wall: First runner-up Miss Oklahoma Morgan Elizabeth Woolard, left, surely is happy for Miss Michigan Rima Fakih, right, who was crowned Miss USA in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Predictably, wingnuts are asserting that Woolard should have won.
I just read about an apparent new trend -- how widespread it is, I'm not sure -- in which individuals are creating Facebook pages for their local homeless people. No, not charitably or humanitarianly (is that a word?), but as in turning the homeless into online local "celebrities," as objects of… Read full post »
Miss Oklahoma Morgan Elizabeth Woolard, left, and Miss Michigan Rima Fakih, right, wait in suspense to discover which one of them would be made Miss USA last night in Las Vegas.
Probably especially because I’m a gay man, I don’t pay much attention to women’s be… Read full post »
Associated Press and Reuters photos
The 46-year-old Sarah Palin-Quayle pontificates in front of the National Rifle Association’s annual convention yesterday just before its cross-burning ceremony. Palin-Quayle’s juvenile, Valley-girl-like word choice, intonation an… Read full post »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will assimilate you.
So I’m thinking of Repugnican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer as something like the Borg Queen, telling Arizonans: “You will be assimilated! Resistance is futile!”
I mean: WTF?
Arizona is out-Texasing Texas.
“So is she gay?” — asks gay pundit Andrew Sullivan of Elena Kagan.
“Elena Kagan is not gay,” answers gay pundit Richard Kim of The Nation. (Um, I think he’s gay, that is. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!)
Sullivan and Kim exemplify the two camps on… Read full post »
“Don’t be too proud of this technological terror that you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.”
– Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith
President Barack Obama has taken some heat from tech-lovers for
On WordPress, I can see what search terms people use to find my blog. My WordPress blog has had more hits on each of the past two days than it has had on any other day in more than a month, and by far, the piece that I posted last month on U.S.… Read full post »
This book sucks ass, as does its author. I did my best, but I was able to get only to page 18.
Trying to buck the criticism that those of us on the left never expose ourselves to views on the right (and vice-versa), I recently bought a copy of John… Read full post »
The oil slick caused by British Petroleum’s failed offshore drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico (pictured above) is now roughly the size of Puerto Rico, according to The Associated Press. Conventional American “wisdom,” however, has been that offshore… Read full post »
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Fire boats battle the blazing offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico off of the Lousiana coast on April 21. No one is sure how much crude oil the ruptured oil well, operated by British Petroleum and located a… Read full post »
Wanting to get away from it all, I decided to see a couple of mindless movies — “Kick-Ass” and “Death at a Funeral” – this past week. Here’s how it turned out:
‘Kick-Ass’: ‘Batman’ meets ‘Kill Bill’
%IMAGE… Read full post »
Associated Press photo
A sign, photographed at the state Capitol in Phoenix today, urges a boycott of Arizona in light of Arizona’s white Repugnican governor having signed a law that enables mostly white law enforcement officers to make those who appear to possibly… Read full post »
Finally, a brilliant move by the Democrats
Apparently the Democrats are planning to make the Repugnicans’ refusal to go along with Wall Street reform a centerpiece of their November election strategy.
It’s a brilliant move.
Perhaps spurred on by the attention that Michael Moore broug… Read full post »
Blogger’s note: I usually don’t write things like this — I suppose that with my background in journalism, I find these things to be a bit too fluffy — but fuck it; I thought that I’d give it a try…
An illustration of cliff swallows in the wild (click… Read full post »
Associated Press photo
Former online auction eBay CEO Megalomaniac Whitman, a billionaire Repugnican, apparently thinks that everything in life goes to the highest bidder. Thus far she has bid $59 million on the governor’s seat of California.
Former California governor a… Read full post »
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Quick! Is that a woman or a man in drag?
Looks more like a man than a woman to me. But it’s U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan, said to be a possible nominee to replace the retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
Why is it that some issues that widely were considered to be no-brainers when George W. Bush was “president” now widely are considered to be question marks, gray area, under President Barack Obama?
Posted April 12, 2010
Majority of Americans trust the ‘community organizer’ on nukes
According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll that was taken within the past few days, a whopping 70 percent of the 1,000-plus Americans polled believe that the U.S. Senate should ratify… Read full post »
I love the Internet. I still believe that the Internet is the best way for the average citizen to get his or her voice heard. True, the sheer volume of citizen content on the Internet — and, of course, the huge corporate presence on the Internet — make it incredibly difficult… Read full post »
Trifecta! Repugnican Sarah Palin-Quayle delivering the keynote address at a “tea party” convention covered by Fox “News” in February. If this isn’t a sign of the end times, I don’t know what is.
In my last post I invented the “Unh… Read full post »