The Word of the Month Club…

Dear Republicans,

Vagina. Vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina.Vagina! Vagina, vagina; vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina. Vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina. Vagina? Vagina?!? Vagina!! Vagina. Vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina. Vagina! Vagina, vagina; vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina. Vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina. Vagina? … [Read more]

America The Broken

I hate what our America has become under the GOP.

Our America has become a swaggering, imperialistic, bullying Billionaire Boys Club, drawing a line in our planetary dust and daring anyone to step over it.

An America where if you fall out of lockstep with the obstructionist right-wing House majority – the folks who are truly running things these days, whether you’re gay, you support a woman’s choice, you’re a Muslim, a liberal – or you simply believe that a person’s religion or sexual orientation shouldn’t be an issue…no, if you fall out of the lockstep, that marching FOX-watching army of wingnut zombies will simply march right over you – and either haul you up back into lockstep with duct tape over your mouth, or they’ll silence you a different way, with vituperation and blistering scorn, calling you “anti-American“.… [Read more]

Now IS The Time

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. 

I don’t know how many of you are old enough to remember that phrase from your high school typing class. I remember it, along with the alphabet drill “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.”

But I’m not writing a story about typing.… [Read more]

Bashing Smokers

Yep. I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna bash cigarette smokers.

Now, what brought this on is an exchange I had with someone on Twitter. I tweeted something to the effect that if the big tobacco companies were against California’s Proposition 29, then I’m for it. I’ve been seeing tons of anti-Prop. 29 ads on the teevee, all of which use rightwing buzzwords like “taxes” and “out-of-control-spending” and “doesn’t create jobs” etc.… [Read more]

Madame Lazonga Speaks

Prediction is a hazardous occupation. The past is littered with the mangled corpses of dead predictions – some accurate, but most not. Wildly wrong, even (I’m thinking about the Rapture…). So why would anyone want to try to predict anything at all? I think there’s something hard-wired into our DNA, something that makes us want to control the world around us, both the present and the future.… [Read more]

The Bargain – A Cautionary Fable for Our Times

Once upon a time, there was a scholar named Faust. He was a professor and teacher, reasonably successful, intelligent, maybe even could be considered handsome, who lived in snug – but small – stone house in a little village in Germany. Over the years, Herr Professor Faust grew more and more dissatisfied with his life, his tiny house, his increasingly shabby clothing and frayed cuffs.… [Read more]

What’s So Funny, Mitt?

The news came out yesterday that in high school, Mitt Romney was a bully. He was outed by five of his former prep school buddies, who painted a horrifying picture of young Willard terrorizing at least two underclassmen, both of whom were closeted homosexuals. One of the boys had bleached his hair blonde, which offended young Willard, so he and his posse chased down and tackled the student.… [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]

Mitt Romney’s Awesome Second Great Depression American Pie

7,700,000 American seniors living in poverty 16,200,000 American children living in poverty 21,600,000 Americans living in poverty 45,800,000 Americans receiving food stamps 49,900,000 Americans with no health insurance 12,580,000 unemployed Americans 14,000 Americans controlling 40% of America’s wealth

To the above, fold in Paul Ryan’s budget, cuts to Medicare, food stamps, unemployment insurance, welfare and Social Security benefits.… [Read more]

The Ass and His Purchaser

A Fable by Aesop

A man wished to purchase an ass, and agreed with its owner that he should try him before he bought him.  He took the ass home, and put him in the straw-yard with his other asses, upon which he left all the others, and joined himself at once to the most idle and the greatest eater of them all. [Read more]