Love Him or Leave Him

I saw a poll among voters who consider President Obama to be the worst president in post-FDR history. They ranked President Reagan as the greatest.  It isn’t hard to dismiss this sort of faux-information as shallow, given the fact that Duck Dynasty and the Bachelorette continue to get high ratings, but I must admit that a wave of dark energy coursed through my veins.… [Read more]

Congress: You Should Have Seen This One Coming

Congress: you should have seen this one coming.

I know you’re busy congratulating yourselves for hauling yourselves out of a self-created mess that was the government shutdown, but in that time did you stop to think about the implications of your pointless turf war? Others around the world certainly have.

How embarrassed would you be, Congress, to find that while you’ve been in your filthy trenches China has provocatively suggested that our time as a leading nation is waning?… [Read more]

Government In the Examining Room: The Conservative Paradox

It’s almost October 1st, and you know what that means: Obamacare is almost officially in action. The conservatives are very upset about the legislation actually making it out into the real world, despite their many, many efforts to stop it in its tracks. What is it that they’re so scared of? Is it the free preventative care, no lifetime limits on insurance coverage, or the removal of the last vestiges of the pre-exisiting conditions clause?… [Read more]

Conservative ‘Idiocracy’

The other day, a guy I know was complaining about the Obamas going on yet another vacation. When I told him that both Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush spent much more time on holiday during the comparable  5-year period in office than President Obama, he told me I must be wrong. I proceeded to show him a graphic indicating the actual number of days George W.… [Read more]

Wrangling the Crazy: The “Clowns” Within Our Political System

Last Saturday at the Missouri State Fair—a state funded, family-oriented, purportedly non-political event—an unexpected guest was invited into the rodeo rink. Once the grounds had been cleared, the announcer, then-Cowboy Association President Mark Ficken, introduced “President Obama:” a rodeo clown wearing a mask of his likeness, parading around like a living parody.

Mr. Ficken went on to taunt the city slicker “President” with these words:

“We’re gonna stomp Obama now…as soon as their bull comes out, Obama don’t you move.… [Read more]

Race for the Virginia Governor’s Office: Choices

Many of us pay attention to national elections and our local political races. It’s often a challenge to get people to pay attention to elections that don’t have impact them directly. One political race, however, is receiving widespread attention: the Virginia governor’s race.

The recent fundraising e-mail sent by the Democratic Governors Association is a reminder of the stakes :

Friends,BREAKING: A new Roanoke College poll on the Virginia governor’s race shows radical Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli beating our Democratic candidate, Terry McAuliffe, 34-29.[Read more]

So This Is Goodbye

“Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine.”

-Patti Smith

Well, the world didn’t end after all. We woke up the morning after the 21st to find that the dust had settled and it was just another day. Life does go on, and aside from the exciting, exasperating highs and lows of political conflicts, social struggles and apocalyptic tall tales, life is mostly pretty boring.… [Read more]

Louie, Louie, oh, no…The Stellar Legislative Career of Louie Gohmert

Just as the 1978 film, National Lampoon’s Animal House had the fun-loving Delta frat give the 1955 Richard Berry hit a new lease on chart life at a Toga party, loony Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) again plays the fool. On the taxpayers’ dime. Despite Election Day losses, old Right-wing fantasies keep popping back up. Modern-day  political fisherman’s tales just involve ever-larger fanciful fish.… [Read more]

Theme of the Week: You Don’t Own Me

Wrapping up this week, we thought we’d post a public service announcement video by singer Lesley Gore, known for several 1960’s classics. This pro-feminist announcement, “You Don’t Own Me,” is more than fitting for today’s social and political climate — especially in light of the GOP’s “crazy uncles” such as Todd Akin and, most recently, Richard ‘Rape babies are “something God intended to happen” Mourdock.… [Read more]

Tell Me Lies…Little Lies

This week’s Say It In Song post is a 1980’s throwback: Little Lies, by Fleetwood Mac.

“If I could turn the page In time then I’d rearrange just a day or two…”

How many of us aren’t feeling that way during this political season? Just ready to turn a page and move on…

There’s work to do, and we’re tired of hearing lies.… [Read more]

Today’s Retro GOP: Hey, Mr. Spaceman

In the 1950s, the science fiction genre was at its highest popularity with movies depicting aliens from other world coming to earth to take over the human population for various reasons ranging from food to slave labor, to the total annihilation of the human race.

My all-time favorite Sci-Fi movie is the classic, Invasion of the Body Snatchers.… [Read more]

Distracted by Conservative Ugliness

Monday night, I knew exactly what I was going to write about:  The third and final presidential debate on foreign policy, with Romney acting a fool and a typical blunderbuss (when, that is, he wasn’t telling the American public that, when it came to President Obama’s foreign policy, he wouldn’t change a thing).  And then there were the post-debate Tweets from conservatives which demonstrated, without question, that right-wingers are in the grip of demonic possession.  … [Read more]

Did Looman Leave Trail of Fear Pee, Escaping Confrontation with Cops?

Courage is an admirable trait. It’s a trait we want in our leaders. We don’t insist that they have served in the military, but if they have we expect that they at least comport themselves with a degree of honor.

Being involved in a Militia Attack on a southern courthouse then cutting and running for home when the cops show up, leaving friends behind to face the law?… [Read more]

Conservative Paranoia

Last weekend my husband and I had the distinct pleasure of attending the wedding of a very old friend of my husband’s family. My husband grew up with the bride and so we were honored to drive the 2+ hours across the state to be the representatives from our family.

We were amongst a group that the bride had known since she was very young, and there were older people — friends of my husband’s dad — who were there that we hadn’t seen in quite a long time.… [Read more]

“Occupy Unmasked” Mostly “Occupy Unwatched”

Did we say “Spring 2012” Whoops!

Well, June 5 is technically still spring, right? But then… um… Who’s to say when one season ends and another begins. This is BREITBART WORLD after all, and practical rules of physics do not apply here. Things ARE what WE say they are! So it will open in JUNE…

Yeah.… [Read more]

Scott Van Duzer’s Bear Hug Highlights the Republican Lockstep Mentality

Florida Big Apple pizza shop owner and tireless blood donor volunteer, Scott Van Duzer, is now the living, breathing (and yes, very appealing) face of all that is wrong with the Republican Party. In a photo that’s gone viral, Van Duzer wrapped President Obama in a bear hug and lifted him off the ground. The backlash against him by the right was swift and predictably terrible.… [Read more]

Errin’ Worthing Finds Own Buttcrack. Everyone Smiles!

“Mommy! I founded it! I founded it!”

“I had to use both o’ me hands to do it,” said noted former lawyer Erring Wortheringtonshireham Walker, “but I found me ass crack!  Aye, it was a long search, but I finally found whar the good lord split me!

There was much celebrating.  “It’s more than we ever expected of the lad,” Mayor Stran Lyinghham said.… [Read more]

Shadows of Intolerance

“You have no idea how loud that is,” a man abruptly stated to a a younger man man listening to music on the train yesterday.

The older speaker continued, standing tall in his neatly pressed suit and well-worn baseball cap, angrily sighing between statements. “You don’t know, do you?  You have no idea how loud and annoying that is.”  He didn’t stop his verbal attack, despite confused looks from innocent bystanders, “It’s really like bees..just buzzing in my ear.”  His tone was condescending and disgusted at best.… [Read more]