I don’t root for it, by the way. I’d rather the right be relevant, but that won’t happen as long as its major influences are a callous, hypocritical blowhard, a messianic Mormon, an unrepentant nihilist and Sarah Palin. By a wide margin, Americans consider Rush Limbaugh the nation’s most influential conservative voice. Those are the […]Read more "the irrelevance of modern conservatism"
If I have my way this song will figure prominently within the script I’m currently co-writing. INT. Dark, dank living room. John Milch Sr. and his son-in-law, Elton Bonner, watch television in silence. Probably because the volume on the TV is so loud — though not loud enough to overwhelm the din of Milch’s Pollenex […]Read more "inspiration"
Unnamed reprobate Just broke into this house at 2310 Cove Island Drive, looks good 6 hours ago · Comment ·LikeUnlike Unnamed reprobate Ain’t shit here! 5:36 hours ago · Comment ·LikeUnlike Unnamed reprobate Who doesn’t keep mustard in their kitchen? Can you put horseradish sauce on hot dogs? 5:28 hours ago · Comment ·LikeUnlike Unnamed […]Read more "the future of facebook"
Though you would think, with all the coverage of his “accident,” that Tiger Woods is more than just a golfer. Expect a well-choreographed explanation vetted by the various components of Tiger Inc. before the market opens Monday morning.Read more "guess he’s not a robot after all"
From the charming and always subtle John Oxendine: PETA wants UGA to use an “animatronic dog,” or a person in a costume as a replacement for Uga VII. The Roy Barnes liberals at work again about 6 hours ago from Su.prRead more "tweet du jour"
What am I thankful for? So many things, not the least of which is this column. Those people who say dreams don’t come true must have unrealistic dreams. When I was little I wanted to be the next George Lazenby, but that goal was dashed when I started losing my hair at age 15. So […]Read more "sheldon greenbriar’s thanksgiving blurbomat"
She’s been a Palin groupie ever since her husband began advising the Alaska governor. Van Scientologist’s “interview” with Palin included this “question”: When I have gone to these rallies when I was on the campaign trail, people are crazy about you. The enthusiasm is for you — and, of course, President Obama got an enormous […]Read more "tough questions from greta van scientologist"
I would’ve thought twice before inviting Joe Biden to the state dinner for India’s prime minister:Read more "“what’s bengali for slushie?”"
An irrational narcissist and proselytizing victim goes on a killing spree then represents himself in court — Colin Ferguson, meet KSM. The major difference, besides body count: The government was constitutionally bound to grant Ferguson, an American citizen, a trial by jury. It was ugly, but necessary. I’ve yet to hear a sound argument for […]Read more "a preview of the ksm trial"
Progressive Realist Robert Wright’s absurd rationalization receives a well-deserved smackdown from Christopher Hitchens: There isn’t a day goes by without the brutal slaughter of Muslims in both countries by al-Qaida or the Taliban. And that’s not just because most (though not all) civilians in both countries happen to be of the Islamic faith. The terrorists […]Read more "is american foreign policy partly to blame for the fort hood massacre?"
Being a stickler for manners and etiquette, I didn’t have a problem with President Obama bowing before the Japanese emperor. A tad obsequious, perhaps, but not out of line. Having sad that (nod to the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” finale), I’m put off by the leader of the free world’s bow before the Chinese premier. This […]Read more "enough with the obeisance"
A reader on Andrew Sullivan’s blog nails her, so to speak: Sarah Palin is the peppy cheerleader in high school all the boys thought was so sweet but the girls knew was really a vicious shrew. She’s the new girl in the office who wears tight shirts and three-inch heels, is super-friendly to her male […]Read more "deconstructing palin"
More proof that Jersey rednecks, along with sci-fi geeks, have taken over the popular culture. Note the classy pit stains at the 0:13 mark: Speaking of Purgatory, endure this preview of Satan’s latest, featuring man (does Seth Green count?) getting hit by (golf club) in groin:Read more "coming soon to hell tv"
It’s not that big of an issue. Yes, some whites are reflexively supporting Mary Norwood the same way some blacks are inherent Kasim Reed voters. But most Atlantans are backing the candidate they think best represents a change from the current path (unfortunately, I think both sides will be disappointed, but that’s another topic). Those […]Read more "on race and the mayor’s race"