Ask Mrs Vera: How will we survive without Michele Bachmann in Congress?

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Dear Mrs. Vera,

How will we ever do without Michele Bachmann in Congress? Does her time there really need to end? Fondest regards…  and PS: you are my favorite Autumn! I can totally see you in this pale persimmon silk blouse with cream-colored Peter Pan collar under a pale, not too minty green/nut-brown pin-striped pencil skirt business suit ensemble, and I’m thinking: Jimmy Choos for you, I am!… [Read more]

The Year of the GOP Snake

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“Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?” -Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

By the Chinese calendar, 2013 ought to have been a banner year for conservatives. As crestfallen Ann Romney soaks up tears with Kleenex bought by the carload at Costco, and Karl Rove squirms at megadonor angst over Crossroads GPS’ lame  batting average in November’s election, Republican delusions of a 2010 redux string of victories evaporated almost as quickly as Sarah Palin’s and Dick Morris’ fat Fox News paychecks.… [Read more]

A Little More Schadenfreude: Still Life With The Donald

Still Life With The Donald.

Following a hard-fought battle, such as the recent Presidential election, the winners are inclined to indulge in a bit of schadenfreude for the losers. In case you haven’t heard, “schadenfreude” is a German word meaning, loosely, glee in the misfortune of others.… [Read more]

Make The RNC Must See TV!!

Hurricane Isaac heads to Tampa, Florida for the RNC

Most assuredly, my partner is going to want to kill me but this week I will be hijacking the flat screen in the living room to watch the hottest band in the country strut its stuff in Tampa, Florida – Hurricane Isaac and the Birther Brigade. There will be several days of birth certificate blundering, Jesus-loving, and personhood pontificating.… [Read more]

What Will The Donald Do?

What Will The Donald Do?

It has long been rumored that Donald Trump had been extremely busy behind the scenes promoting the person he respects most in this world to be the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention, which begins in Tampa in just over a week.

But, no, he was passed over in favor of another over-ripe dough ball, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.… [Read more]

Republican hypocrisy: Guilt by association only applies to Dems

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Gotta love all the practical applications of IOIYAR (It’s Okay If You’re A Republican).

Okay, start here.  Here ya have Mitt Romney, the now-official GOP presidential candidate, pal-ing around with terrorists fund raiser and self-described political powerhouse, Donald Trump, the yin to his yang, and a guy who’s elevated himself to just one very tiny step below the lunacy that is Dr.… [Read more]

Quid pro Quo (or is it Quid pro Ho?)

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“Quid pro Quo” is defined as “This for That” or “Something for Something.” So…is that what’s behind Mitt Romney’s association with Donald “still-on-that-birther-bullshit” Trump? What does Mitt hope to obtain from this dubious alliance — votes? Mitt, you are already your party’s “Rominee,” (or is that ‘R-Money,’ my Republican homie?) and everyone knows extreme, fringe issues like Birtherism aren’t likely to garner independent or undecided votes in the general election.… [Read more]

Another Reality Show?

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Whatever happened to the days when a person could turn on the telly and find a good situation comedy, drama or variety show? Isn’t life full of enough to keep things interesting without having to be a voyeur into someone else’s self-created drama? And, for that matter, if we want to come face to face with drama isn’t there enough of it contained within the constant battle to reshape and redirect the nation without having to add more silliness to the mix?… [Read more]