By now, anyone who followed the elections heard that there were statistically insignificant occurrences of voter fraud (in terms of those casting their vote) to the point that the justification for creating laws surrounding that issue is entirely baseless. It has been reported here and elsewhere that vote tampering by way of tests, ID checks, gerrymandering, and the like is not a new phenomenon.… [Read more]
We are tempted to say that Ann Coulter‘s legacy is her unflinching support of bigotry.
After Ms. Coulter tweeted that President Obama is a “retard,” Barbara decided to draw a Coulter cartoon and asked our facebook friends for a suggestion. One of them, to whom this Art-itorial is dedicated, replied, “You could draw a [steaming] pile of crap and put long blonde hair on it,” and the result is what you see above.… [Read more]
In case you didn’t know, Plutocracy is a word coined in the seventeenth century to describe oligarchic rule by the wealthy and is a combination of the Greek words “ploutos” (πλοῦτος), meaning “wealth” and “kratos” (κράτος), meaning “domination”.… [Read more]
As the Presidential election draws ever closer, talk concerning how to deal with the economy has intensified. Last week’s 2nd Presidential Debate gave voters the clearest distinction yet between President Obama’s pragmatic plan for economic growth and GOP candidate Mitt Romney’s preposterous ‘vision’ embracing Reagan’s failed trickle down economics.
Political observers on the left rightly point out that President Obama still has a great deal of work to do to remedy the mess the created by 8 years of George W.… [Read more]
We’ve all read that Taggart Romney, whilst being interviewed on the radio, quipped that he’d like to take a swing at President Obama for claiming that his father, Mitt, lied when he, um, lied.
And we all know that Tagg will probably never get the chance, what with the Secret Service and all. But there is something he can do to throw a figurative punch — he could simply buy an electronic voting machine company and rig the vote in his father’s favor.… [Read more]
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]
“Doctor, doctor, glad I’m not sick.”
~ Bob Hope cameo,Spies Like Us, 1985
“Schlotkin! Go work on your putz.”
~ Rick Moranis, Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs, 1987
In a state better served by the produce of Lynchburg, Tennessee, (“Jack Daniels Old No. 7 Brand Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey. Same as our fathers made it.”), than by their Members of Congress, we have another skirt-chasing foible folly fit for a Saturday Night Live Newt Gingrich skit.… [Read more]
Get real. We can’t even say that with a straight face.
Our pick of the week video sums up how many of us feel about why voting for the GOP is not an option.
#Backwards…… [Read more]
Yesterday on national TV, Mitt Romney surrogate, John Sununu, called the President of the United States, ‘not so smart, incompetent and lazy‘. This is not the first time Sununu has used racially charged words to describe Barack Obama, and this is not the first time a Romney surrogate has described the President using a racial euphemism.… [Read more]
Rarely do days go by without some controversial and embarrassing gaffe from Tea Party darling and failed Presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). In her last two wins, she and her network of ultra-conservatives probably thought once near certain polling numbers meant she had the latitude to even run for the G.O.P.’s 2012 Presidential nominee with her congressional duties safely on autopilot.… [Read more]
We’ve all heard that Mitt Romney pronounced at a closed fundraiser that he’s not interested in campaigning to the supposed 47% of Americans who don’t pay income tax and/or are to some extent dependent upon government. Never mind that he was quoting the number for 2010. Of course, these families still pay taxes a-plenty, including state income tax and various local and sales taxes –generally the largest portion of their tax burden and among the most regressive of all taxes.… [Read more]
With 46 days left until Election Day, I don’t know who’s flying the wobbly Romney campaign mothership, but they might just be the ones with a scarf bearing a Rising Sun tied over their forehead.
Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle (R) is running for one of the Aloha State’s Senate seats. Lingle was among the panicking Republicans who have hurriedly left Mittens’ latest in the loo, next to the Ty-D-Bol.… [Read more]
If I were a G.O.P. professional political operative, I would be chugging the Jack Daniels’ bottle in perfect John Belushi ‘Animal House’ Bluto frat form. Political science textbooks will be written with ‘Romney’ becoming synonymous with ‘bumbling campaign skills’ in the same way as ‘Quisling’ became interchangeable with ‘traitor’ in Oslo.
Gordon Gekko meets Thurston Howell III in magic underwear.… [Read more]
We don’t know how it started, or why, but millions, if not gazillions, of people daily are using Google, Bing, Webcrawler, AltaVista and Ask to search for “Mitt Romney is a Unicorn.”… [Read more]
Voters often make their choices based on where they believe they fit in. At times, determining where we fit in can be a challenge but, as a public service, I’m here to help. Fellow occupants of the working class (i.e., ‘the rest of us’) allow me to provide you with the information you need — but I’ll begin with this direct approach for those of you who are firmly planted on the right:
Unless you are part of the ’1%’, voting for the GOP doesn’t make you one of them.… [Read more]
Ralph Reed? Didn’t he slither permanently away through that crack at the bottom of the kitchen baseboard following the scandal when the original version of The Christian Coalition that he founded with Pat Robertson collapsed nearly bankrupt in 1997? Apparently not, as Reed was recently resurrected by a top-secret group of wealthy and powerful individuals to assist Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker fight the bid to recall him from office.… [Read more]
The morning after the President’s speech at the Democratic National Convention showed a drop in the unemployment rate, but fewer than anticipated new hirings. Immediately, the Romney campaign pooh-poohed the report as yet another sign the President’s plan wasn’t working. When it comes to reducing headcount, the Quarter Billion Dollar Man From Bain is the Jedi Master.… [Read more]
For most of us, Chuck Norris is Walker, Texas Ranger and a super-duper black belt in various forms of the martial arts, but he’s much, much more.… [Read more]
At the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, Ann Romney mentioned that she’s the granddaughter of Welsh coal miner David Davies, and the daughter of Edward Roderick Davies. Grandpa brought daddy to this country when the latter was fifteen and, somehow, daddy became an industrialist and mayor of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Her grandfather was an avowed atheist and referred to religion as “hogwash” and “drudgery,” and there’s evidence to the effect that her father had no more use for religion than her grandfather did.… [Read more]
Yes, that’s what the hashtag said: #HugAThug.
During a check of Facebook and the Twittersphere for information about ‘work’ and organised ‘labour unions’ I came across that hashtag. Given that my search was rather specific and timed in advance of Labor Day, when that particular hashtag popped up it caught my attention.
It took a moment before things began to click; it wasn’t referring to a hip-hop album, it was referring to union workers.… [Read more]