Year: 2012


No more excuses

Atlanta has some of the worst surface streets in the nation (along with its unsynchronized traffic lights), creating an urban clusterfuck with few peers. If city leaders are ever going to fix them, now’s the time. Don’t hold your breath. Under the new law, the […]


Contesting a myth

The funny fat guy stereotype is being challenged by SNL’s resident fat guy, Bobby Moynihan, who is neither a talented mimic or funny. He’s so lame he can’t win a battle of wits with Victoria Jackson, or someone who sounds like her.

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Another disrespectful Tea Party pussy

Illinois Republican Rep. Joe Walsh came under Democratic fire Tuesday over remarks that appeared to question whether challenger Tammy Duckworth, a Black Hawk helicopter pilot who lost her legs in combat in Iraq, was a “true hero.” “That’s what’s so noble about our heroes,” Walsh […]

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Missing Bob Dole

Nice article in GQ on 88-year-old Bob Dole, one of my favorites. I appreciated his biting humor — at a reunion of former presidents  Carter, Ford and Nixon,  Dole dubbed them “See no evil, hear no evil and evil” — along with his openness to […]

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A coming out worth noting

Usually the celebrities who emerge from the closet do so to jump start a flagging career. On Monday, a person of some substance came out and didn’t require a magazine cover to announce it . I’m not going to equate Anderson Cooper with Edward R. […]

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Onward Christian robots

The Republican Party of Texas seeks a ban on critical thinking. You can’t make this stuff up. We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery […]

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See ya at Strawberry Shortcake-con

Adults, regardless of gender, who attend a convention dedicated to “My Little Pony” are indeed creepy. SECAUCUS, N.J. — Dale Fjordbotten is a proud “My Little Pony” fan, with the shiny blue body suit and yellow lightning bolt, blue wings and blue tail to prove […]

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