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From Album 5 So, it was 20 40 Years Ago Today This Week when Dick, the Tricky One (as opposed to just plain-old- mean-ugly-Dick-father-of-Liz Cheney) finally saw the writing on the wall and opted for, as the video link below... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 That's Rick Perlstein's description of Ronaldus Magnus, and looks like I'll be adding his latest book to a reading list that's expanding almost as fast as my midsection. I'm just old enough to remember the man Steve... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 Some time back -- and probably influenced by the Bill Hicks line about greeting Jackie Kennedy while wearing a rifle pendant -- I described something foolish, stupid, and/or inane to a friend, and (paraphrasing here) said it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 So Rep. Renee Ellmers recently insisted that the way to a woman's voting heart certainly wasn't through her purty little head, because that might give her a great big old headache Men do tend to talk about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 So, Tucker got played like a cheap fiddle (maybe because he is a cheap fiddle) and not even by a real Johnny Ola, but apparently a Cuban agent with a sense of irony. Carlson then reacted by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 The new Georgia legally-wear-your-strap-on-pretty-much-anywhere is working out about as well as you'd expect: Around 3:00 p.m., a customer entered the Enmark store on Park Avenue with a gun holstered to his hip. Another customer, who was also... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 First, Billmon is right -- about the only thing missing from Chris McDaniel's non-concession screed was a schoolhouse door. And at least some are apparently flirting with the idea of turning the Teahadists into the Dixiecrats of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 Pun intentional, the body politic suffered another outbreak of Cheney simplex in the form of Dick 'n Liz's series of squawks and screeds. Unfortunately, there's no real cure -- for every Dick 'n Liz rightly shunted off... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 In non-Eric Cantor news, welcome to Iraq 2.0, Beta Version -- not exactly a model of stability. While the Obama Administration so far has turned down Iraqi requests for air strikes, it underscores the weakness of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
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From Album 5 Just about the very last person you'd look to for an opinion on the Bergdahl release -- it's like asking Hannibal Lecter for dining tips -- which might explain why Newsmax, Sean Hannity, and J.D. Hayworth all... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 Or to the grieving families, the spouses or other family members stressed to the breaking point during deployments, the "collateral damage" among people Haitt was allegedly concerned for -- but who were actually just props in his... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 They aren't even bothering to hide it: I'm not sure why this isn't a bigger deal. I hadn't heard about it other than in this brief passage tucked away in a Politico article about the House GOP... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 So, wacko festival season ends this year with what reactionaries are promising will be some sort of cross between lunatic fringe Coachella and the Minutement at Lexington and Concord...well, plus layer after layer of beer gut from... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 There's a reason why Thom Tillis sounds a lot like Mitt Romney in asserting that nearly half of us are lazy moochers. It's because that's all they've got. For a generation or more, the lazy moocher lie... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 In addition to what Athenae and Adrastos said, I'm always amazed-and-not-in-a-good-way when, after a terribly botched event like what happened Tuesday, you get the inevitable justification of, "well, it's not as bad as what happened to the... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 But it doesn't hurt. No, really: Show Me State wingers are holding impeachment hearings against Democratic Governor Jay Nixon, with one charge being he apparently thinks "certified crazy" is sufficient grounds to deny the "right" to pack... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 Who wouldn't think "Gandhi" when considering the Bundy Ranch standoff? As others point out, you've got, um, cows (sacred vs. slaughter, amirite?), women as human shields, Tea Party Patriots armed to the teeth -- and Attaturk notes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album4 And, you know, deep down, it actually makes perfect sense...provided you're a stark raving, crazed lunatic. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 I guess in the present scheme of things this is really more icing on the cake -- individuals and/or corporations can already shovel (shovel? What am I saying? They don't actually work), anyway, they can already endow... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 Though not really something front and center on my radar screen (as I get older and more brittle, football is something I'm less interested in), this caught my attention, not the least reason being it's more exposure... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 So, once again we've got one of our mighty corporate big shots going all Godwin -- funny how our sensitive they can be, considering they're supposedly forever fighting cutthroat competition -- anyway, maybe Ken Langone just doesn't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 The hand wringing and pearl clutching of some chattering class members is instructive -- though more as to their own bizarre fetishes than anything about Obama, Lincoln, or the office of the presidency. These are the same... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 Emphasis on "Flake." Noted chutzpah pronunciation expert Michele Bachmann has some more advice for "the Jewish community:" The Jewish community gave him their votes, their support, their financial support and as recently as last week, forty-eight Jewish... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 David Cay Johnson points to this database compiled by Good Jobs First, which tracks how tax dollars funnel not to the poor, who barely scrape by (particularly if they don't have children), but the rich, who benefit... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
From Album 5 What really struck me about this revelation of what the one percenters do in their leisure time was...how ordinary and even common they are. Nothing you wouldn't see at a workplace party or even your average business... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT