Now playing in my personal Hell

A Christian Jim Carrey impersonator. Ack! “You’re not making Christianity any better you’re just making comedy worse.” HRH (slightly paraphrased) (via Christian Nightmares)

Grifters never change (cont’d)

First came the kickbacks. Now, the patronage. Gov. Nathan Deal’s choice to be the state’s mental health ombudsman is dating the governor’s chief spokesman and was chosen without following procedures outlined in state law, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned. Deal named Corinna Magelund to the position earlier this month at a salary $25,000 above what her … Continue reading Grifters never change (cont’d)

Shirley Franklin hates the media (cont’d)

According to a colleague, Atlanta’s former mayor was on the radio this morning blaming the media for the resignation of the city’s scandal-plagued schools superintendent, Beverly Hall. Franklin and Hall have a lot in common. Their tenures as mayor and superintendent, respectively, started strong but ended poorly. It’s the media’s fault.

Kucinich the shameless stooge

There’s no rationalizing the Ohio congressman’s spirited defense of dictator Bashar al-Assad who, according to Kucinich, is “highly loved and appreciated by the Syrians.” Nearly 1,000 Syrians killed by al-Assad’s thugs in a little more than two months of opposition protests beg to differ.

Junior Samples would’ve been 85 this year

The 20th Century’s most overrated figure (she actually touched poor people and once hugged someone with AIDS!) gets the 50th birthday treatment from Newsweek. It’s the UK’s most embarrassing fetish, as illustrated by Newsweek editor Tina Brown’s vacuous profile of the late princess: “Diana would have been 50 this month,” she writes. “What would she … Continue reading Junior Samples would’ve been 85 this year

Immoral equivalence

Comparing gay marriage advocates to the likes of Bull Connor and Kim Jong-il reaffirms a time-tested maxim: The greater the hyperbole, the weaker the rebuttal. It doesn’t get any weaker than these dispatches from World Net Falwell National Review Online. To dismiss the N. Korea analogy as beyond the pale is to deny the rational … Continue reading Immoral equivalence

The sexism canard and the cult of GOP victimhood

Chris Wallace was wrong to ask Michele Bachmann if she is flaky. He should’ve asked if she’s conspiratorial whack job — a rhetorical question, yes, but more appropriate. This is the candidate, after all, who wouldn’t fill out a Census form because she feared some Obama/ACORN conspiracy to pilfer precious bodily fluids. Regardless, can we … Continue reading The sexism canard and the cult of GOP victimhood

Corporate-speak, FTW

Overheard (second-hand, thank God) at a international conglomerate’s mobile summit: “We are curating serendipity.” So they’re overseeing or organizing fortunate discoveries by accident? Unfortunately, he wasn’t laughed out of the room. Also, authenticity is the new buzzword, apparently, replacing pivot. So now you know. (FTW = For the win, I’m told.)

A single man wonders

Do couples have fights if one doesn’t update their Facebook status to reflect they are “in a relationship?” At what point is the declaration made? Obligation, or point of pride? Just curious, and bemused.

‘Six-time local Emmy award-winning weatherman, bearish top, Boy Scout leader’

Andrew Sullivan asks, “When did you lose your Internet cherry?” My story: I was the first of my friends to purchase a PC, a massive Compaq that set me back nearly $2,000. I was freelancing at the time, typing stories on a word processor, which I would save to a floppy disc then drive to … Continue reading ‘Six-time local Emmy award-winning weatherman, bearish top, Boy Scout leader’