June 2011

Grifters never change (cont’d)

June 30, 2011 // 2 Comments

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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 [...]

Shirley Franklin hates the media (cont’d)

June 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

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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 [...]

Kucinich the shameless stooge

June 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

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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 [...]

Junior Samples would’ve been 85 this year

June 29, 2011 // 1 Comment

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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 [...]

The (allegedly) sexy schoolmarm look

June 29, 2011 // 1 Comment

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Coach Palin originated it and Michele Bachmann is stealing it, claims Palin daughter Roger Clinton. I think she dresses a lot like my mom. But a lot, a lot of women have done that the last few years. I do think it’s odd, you know, seeing people [...]

Immoral equivalence

June 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

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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 [...]

Corporate-speak, FTW

June 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

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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 [...]

A single man wonders

June 25, 2011 // 3 Comments

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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 [...]
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