Broadening the Dem’s Big Tent – Attention Liberals: You Blew It.

“In every political community there are varying shades of political opinion. One of the shadiest of these is the liberals. An outspoken group on many subjects. Ten degrees to the left of center in good times. Ten degrees to the right of center if it affects them personally.”

-Phil Ochs

 

As you might recall if you’re not new to my column, I feel so alienated from mainstream liberalism that I was reluctant to even drag my ass to the voting booth.… [Read more]

Liar…

“Nobody believes me  <Liar!> Why don’t they leave me alone?” 

Back-biting, hypocrisy, deceit, evasiveness, arrogance…thanks for the entertainment, Mitt Romney! Here’s one, by Queen, for you.… [Read more]

Slave New World

Leaning back in comfy mechanical beds. Channel-surfing. Gorging on an unlimited supply of free food. Joking around until 4 or 5 in the morning with my friend John in our shared room at a medical research facility, recovering from a mild case of government-induced malaria. This is a highly unlikely scenario any way you slice it, but it’s downright surreal to think that it was under these circumstances that John and I had an epiphany about the harsh realities of globalization, free-market economics and the irreconcilable, inescapable rabbit hole of conflicted interests that it has wrought on the entire human race.… [Read more]

Foiling Peace

Whenever we hear the words, terrorist or bombing our minds immediately revert to Arabs.  The picture that one conjures in his/her mind is usually that of a tan-complexioned man with a turban wrapped around his head. This is the image mainstream media has programmed into the brain computer of the masses, quite effectively. We especially think this when it’s involving the region of the Middle East.… [Read more]

June 10, 2012 – Wrap It Up and Move Forward

Milestones. When we look at things on a week-to-week basis, it may not appear that much has changed, but when we look at the broader picture we realise that baby steps brought us to where we are now. Sometimes, we have to wrap things up neatly, stick a bow on it and move on.… [Read more]

Republican hypocrisy: Guilt by association only applies to Dems

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]

The Holy Uncle Asks (and answers) ‘What ARE Republicans Good At?’

Last week, Pope William I, the Supreme Pontiff of the Church of Self Actualization revealed how he came to possess the sacred text that shows you CAN be a Tea Party Member and STILL call yourself Christian.  In his last encyclical, The Holy Uncle outlined the problem as he sees it.  This week, he begins to share…THE SOLUTION!!![Read more]

Do As I Say

I know I’m probably a douchebag for taking pleasure in seeing Utah’s U.S. Senators make fools of themselves. No, I’m not talking about Orrin Hatch’s singer/song-writer career. I refer to the junior senator from Utah, Mike Lee. Who? Yeah…that’s what I thought.

Mike Lee ousted incumbent Bob Bennett in the 2010 Tea Party wave that washed over Utah (and much of the country).… [Read more]

Enquiring Minds Want to Know

Why on earth would any self-respecting gay person be a Republican?

That’s the question I’d like to ask Richard Grenell. Perhaps you’ve heard of Mr. Grenell? He was recently hired by the Romney campaign as his foreign policy spokesman, a decision heralded in the Atlantic as a “milestone in Republican politics.”

Well, the honeymoon didn’t last long.… [Read more]

Week in Review, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day, everyone! If you’re able to smell clean air and enjoy drinkable water, you may want to take a good look at some of the proposals coming from the right to ensure that those little amenities are a thing of the past. What’s a little toxicity-free soil and oil-free water when compared to the bigger priority of increasing profits for big business?… [Read more]

What’s Said vs. What is Meant…

Who isn’t used to double-talk?  We see/hear it in the news every day; it’s all around us.

I belong to a close-knit group of women; every once in a while we take time to vent our frustrations about what takes place on the job, in relationships, with family, etc.  The following is one of our attempts to turn into a game the things that annoy us and decipher fact from fiction.   … [Read more]

Weiner Is A Wanker…But He Shouldn’t Quit

How’s that for getting straight to the point?  *An alternative title was “Weiner Is A Dick” — but that would have been too easy.*  

Congressman Anthony Weiner (D – NY) has finally admitted to tweeting a ‘lewd’ picture of himself to a college student.  He gave the usual press conference (‘I’m human’…blah, blah, blah…It was destructive…yada yada yada…I accept responsibility…yeah yeah yeah).  … [Read more]