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MY RECENT POSTS
- Attacks on Warren demonstrate
March 07, 2015 02:22PM
- E-mailgate might give
Elizabeth Warren an opening
March 04, 2015 09:37PM
- Warren fights for us while
Walker calls us terrorists
February 28, 2015 03:44PM
- There is no greater love than
February 14, 2015 05:45PM
- NO ONE is shoving
bacon-wrapped shrimp down your
February 11, 2015 09:28PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Hmmm... I have a hard
time accepting the assertion
plane ever hit the
March 08, 2015 03:34PM
- “P.S. Maybe I
misunderstand your intent. The
March 05, 2015 01:26PM
- “Because we never should
have a female, Democratic
If we must have a
March 05, 2015 01:22PM
- “P.S. Let's not be
hypocrites. There are those
Billary because she
is a w…”
March 05, 2015 12:43PM
- “The beached whale is
much more than two weeks
old... Yes, to
March 05, 2015 12:28PM
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There is plenty about President Barack Obama not to like, but, like him or dislike him, it's a fucking fact that with the right wing the man just can't win.
Lately I’ve seen rather strange news stories about how the White House has been emphatic that Obama has… Read full post »
Comedy Central’s “South Park” has depicted Jesus Christ for years. Now, a group of “Christo”fascists is trying to kill a Comedy Central series about Jesus Christ living in New York City that is in development.
Americans, especially its “Christians,&rdq… Read full post »
In the documentary about the life and the achievements of progressive Ralph Nader, “An Unreasonable Man,” one of Nader’s critics lambasts Nader for believing (or even having said, I’m not certain) that things have to get worse before they can get bette… Read full post »
When British Petroleum announced that it wouldn’t know for a little while whether or not its “top kill” effort would work, I knew that it probably wouldn’t. So I wasn’t exactly shocked when BP announced today that indeed it didn’t work.
The BP debacle is… Read full post »
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Former Arkansas Gov. Billary Clinton pals around with DINO U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln in Little Rock today. Billary hates the democratic process, as evidenced by the fact that he believes that progressive candidates shouldn’t run for office when he doesn’t w
Comparisons of the Obama administration’s slow response to the current crisis created by corporate greed in the Gulf of Mexico to the unelected Bush regime’s slow response to the crisis created by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf of Mexico in 2005 perhaps have been inevitable, but they… Read full post »
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Barack Obama, shown above during his Lincolnesque formal kick-off of his candidacy for president in February 2007 at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois, now finally concedes that with the Repugnican Party, “The day has passed when I expected this… Read full post »
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 »
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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 »
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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 »