in defense of hillary — no, really

My anti-Hillary bona fides are well-established, but I’m not going to pick on her for crying today, although the timing is convenient.

While her tears on the eve of the New Hampshire primary seemed manufactured, I can’t blame her for getting choked up upon hearing the praise of an old professor.

Honest feminists should question her reliance on her husband to win votes, but shedding tears has nothing to do with being a strong (or weak) woman (or leader), as some pundits contend.

It’s her lack of humanity, not her rare demonstrations of it, that concern me.

*Speaking of crocodile tears, here’s classic footage of Bill tearing up for the cameras.

in defense of hillary — no, really

My anti-Hillary bona fides are well-established, but I’m not going to pick on her for crying today, although the timing is convenient.

While her tears on the eve of the New Hampshire primary seemed manufactured, I can’t blame her for getting choked up upon hearing the praise of an old professor.

Honest feminists should question her reliance on her husband to win votes, but shedding tears has nothing to do with being a strong (or weak) woman (or leader), as some pundits contend.

It’s her lack of humanity, not her rare demonstrations of it, that concern me.

*Speaking of crocodile tears, here’s classic footage of Bill tearing up for the cameras.

gun nuts exploit meredith emerson

The same lobby that thinks it’s a good idea to arm drunken frat boys has succeeded in getting the Georgia House to pass legislation that would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons into churches, restaurants (including those that serve alcohol) and parks.

NRA lackeys shamelessly invoked the name of slain hiker Meredith Emerson in rallying support for the bill.

“Is it not true also that if she chose on her own free will to arm herself,” Reese asked, “possibly with a handgun, at that time being by herself in the woods, that she may very well be alive today?”

Bearden replied: “As a law-abiding citizen, she was forced to disarm, just like anyone else who would be forced to disarm, if they want to go for a hike.”

cracking down on flatulence

While generally opposing the nanny state mentality, I’m squarely behind this Maine school district:

According to this week’s Fire Cracker school newsletter though, the joke’s on the boys as the penalty for “intentional farting” is now a detention.

“Strange, but true, thanks to a bunch of 8th grade boys, intentional farting has been banned from CRMS,” the newsletter said. “It started out as a funny joke and eventually turned into a game. This is the first rule at CRMS that prevents the use of natural bodily functions. The penalty for intentional farting is a detention, so keep it to yourself!”

the party of small-minded ideologues

I listen to talk radio so you don’t have to. Besides, I enjoy getting mad.

Today I heard Sean Hannity crowing about an alleged Romney surge following his endorsement last week. And F*Hugh credits “the leadership of talk radio” for The Anchorman’s improving poll numbers in California and Georgia.

Super Tuesday will tell us much about the influence of conservative idiot-logues.

the party of small-minded ideologues

I listen to talk radio so you don’t have to. Besides, I enjoy getting mad.

Today I heard Sean Hannity crowing about an alleged Romney surge following his endorsement last week. And F*Hugh credits “the leadership of talk radio” for The Anchorman’s improving poll numbers in California and Georgia.

Super Tuesday will tell us much about the influence of conservative idiot-logues.