Clint is Right on Afghanistan

Now that the Republican National Convention has come and gone like the Obama apparition in the Clint Eastwood chair, all political eyes turn to the Democratic National Convention. Bill Clinton is set to be the Keynote speaker and he’ll try to convince the world that he really doesn’t despise President Obama. Vice President Biden and POTUS Bam will try to woo small business owners, women, gays (people love gays during election cycles) and seniors.… [Read more]

Make The RNC Must See TV!!

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]

Ryan’s Hopeless

Last week, Conservative Nation was basking in the orgasmic afterglow of Paul Ryan. Two Saturdays ago when Ryan was named Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential running mate, I went on The Drudge Report. I do this from time to time. It’s like watching a really bad porn. You keep watching and watching hoping to see something interesting and, yet, nothing actually happens.… [Read more]

Game Change: I’m Smelling a Sequel

 So the pick is Paul Ryan, Ayn Rand’s not so secret lover and author of the budget that would gut several important social programs. I can’t say I’m shocked. For conservatives, it’s a pick to rejoice over. For liberals, it’s a pick to rejoice over. But game-changer? Eh…

As far as game-changing picks go, I think Sarah Palin still has that one covered.… [Read more]

Mitt the Twit…ter Man

Recently, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced that his campaign was poised to pick his running mate. A collective, “OK Whatever” rang out, especially when more and more political pundits and registered voters are becoming increasingly interested in Mitt’s tax returns. Sensing that the running mate selection game was losing steam, if it ever really had any, Team Willard decided to go the way of social boldness by declaring that the next potential Vice President of the U.S.… [Read more]

Seamus the Dog, Tax Controversies, and Magic Underwear – Why None of it Matters

In the wake of the Aurora, Colorado midnight movie tragedy, I’m going to make this brief. After all, sometimes there are more important things in the world than politics. Of course, I have no doubt that this nightmare will turn political in the coming days but for now, for today, I’ll forego my usual Friday column and leave you with this one paragraph from an article I was working on last night:

I often have a hard time with titles.… [Read more]

Big Business Swings and Misses at a New Fan Favorite – A Small Biz Case Study

Big corporate types are always saying how important small businesses are to economic growth. They say this, but do they ever really mean it? Perhaps, as long as the little guy isn’t smarter, craftier or more creative. As long as the little guy isn’t slicing out a piece of the pie. Allow me to introduce Darren Meenan, unfortunately not Meehan.… [Read more]

Now The President’s Social Security Number is Under Attack. Who’s Next, The Family Dog?

A good chunk of my work day is spent managing social media. I scroll through Twitter feeds looking to engage in conversations. It’s fun. It’s also pretty sad. As much as I love Twitter, it really can be the Land of the Stupid. From misspelling of the word “The” to just plain old asinine chatter, Twitter is not a place for the faint of heart.… [Read more]

Oh Ron Paul, You Crazy Old Goat!

Like Kelly Clarkson, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Congressman Ron Paul. I’ve never been one of his staunch supporters but I could respect some of his Libertarian viewpoints, especially his anti-occupation sentiment with regard to the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I also admired that he’s been a true maverick sharing ideas that ruffle the feathers of his party.… [Read more]

June Pop Quiz – What Begins With P and Ends in E?

A funny thing happens every June. It’s akin to a seasonal awakening, a biological imperative. Just as the birds fly south for the winter and the flowers spring to life in May, the gays begin to sprinkle out of their slumber. At first, it starts with a smattering; a gay guy here, a gay girl there.… [Read more]