Grover Norquist is Irrelevant

There are all sorts of post war Republican irrelevancies. Think of Reagan’s Trickle Down economics, Nixon’s dirty tricks, small government which always turns out to be a particularly large government, out of control military spending, Bush Jr.’s Weapons of Mass Destruction, The Pet Goat, the entire Bush family, and so on.

And now that many Republican legislators are finally jumping from his ship, irrelevant as well is Grover Norquist, his Americans For Tax Reform and his infamous, so-called Taxpayer Protection Pledge which protects only the wealthiest 2% of taxpayers.… [Read more]

I’m Not a Scientist, Man!

The 2012 presidential election is barely over and Republicans, still in the process of licking their wounds, are casting about for a viable candidate to run in 2016. And, according to rumor, at the top of the list is the Freshman U.S. Senator from Florida, Marco Rubio.

…and Marco Rubio is a member of the Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space!… [Read more]

Racist Road Rage

On the way home from errands in the old home turf of Morristown, NJ, Barbara and Jeffrey were tooling along on I-287 in NJ, just South of the New York Thruway, when they found themselves behind an old, dilapidated pick-up truck with Tennessee plates, plastered with anti-Obama, anti-Tax, anti-IRS, and, in general, anti-thinking bumper stickers.… [Read more]

Final bit of Schadenfreude: Am I Blue?

John Boehner is no longer orange but is now oh, so blue. As you probably know, Mr. Boehner is the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and the legislative body he leads is the only one empowered by The Constitution to initiate bills to raise revenue. Mr. Boehner is blue because his fervent hope that President Obama would have been defeated in his bid for a second term has been dashed.… [Read more]

Even More Schadenfreude: Karl Rove Going Down for the Third Time

Political strategists come and go like football coaches, sliding into obscurity when their team loses, but this guy? Karl Rove? He’s been doing this since the 1970s! In all that time, he’s invented more dirty tricks than Nixon! Hell — he practically coined the phrase, “that’s our story and we’re sticking to it.”… [Read more]

A Little More Schadenfreude: 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]

Taking the Low Road

As an ultra sensitive artist, I take things personally. In the natural course of events, I am sometimes able to purge my anger, and sometimes not. And lately, I’ve had to absorb a lot of crap from the news, and sometimes from people who used to be my friends.… [Read more]

Vote!

Enough said.… [Read more]

A De Facto Endorsement

Until Hurricane Sandy struck, the Keynote Speaker of the 2012 Republican National Convention, New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie, never had a nice thing to say about President Obama or, for that matter, any Democrat on Earth, as far as we know.

Then came Hurricane Sandy. The entire New Jersey coastline was devastated, cities were destroyed, power was out, public services could not be delivered, fires were blazing and here was first-term Governor Christie.… [Read more]

Chaplain John McTernan — A Face Full of Hate

Just when we think we’ve identified all of the end-of-days religious wingnuts, along comes another. This time, it’s self-styled Chaplain John McTernan. Yesterday he went way off the deep end, which would be easy if he were in lower Manhattan, today, when he blamed Hurricane Sandy on the gays.… [Read more]