As lies mount, Cain’s hubris grows

Herman Cain plays the victim card — didn’t see that coming. WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — His campaign rocked anew, a feisty Herman Cain claimed a “groundswell of positive support” from backers on Wednesday and accused critics of trying to derail his White House bid as he worked to stem the fallout from allegations of a 13-year extramarital affair. “They’re attacking my character, my reputation and my name in order to try to bring me down,” a feisty Cain told a friendly crowd without naming his critics. “But, you see, I don’t believe that America is going to let that happen.”

Let this be my last post about disingenuous buffoon Herman Cain

It’s sad that the failure of Herman Cain’s campaign will be blamed on his sexual peccadilloes. I would’ve preferred the embodiment of talk radio’s wet dream been disqualified due to his uncomfortably long embrace of stupidity. “We need a leader, not a reader.” Damn elitist multi-taskers! Earlier tonight Cain delivered what was to be a “formalization” of the candidate’s views on foreign policy. He would’ve been better off taking questions from reporters about his affair (including “alleged” would be an insult to your intelligence, like saying you phone women at 4:30 in the morning to offer them financial advice). A sampling: “Without…

I’m not always cynical

Just in time for the holidays, Elvis Costello has a new $225 box set for sale — and he’s telling fans NOT to buy it. … “Unfortunately, we at http://www.elviscostello.com find ourselves unable to recommend this lovely item to you as the price appears to be either a misprint or a satire,” Costello wrote on his website. Costello tried to get the record company to knock the price down, but was unsuccessful. So he is recommending buying the work of another legendary artist. Not everyone is buying Costello’s mea culpa. He’s pandering to the Occupy crowd. “Oh, I’m sorry; I wasn’t trying to…

How NOT to cure a homophobe

Before she was expelled from a school counselor program at Augusta State University due to her anti-gay beliefs, grad student Jennifer Keeton was asked to attend diversity sensitivity workshops and the city’s gay pride parade. Might as well inject her with a nausea-inducing drug and force her to watch hardcore gay porn to a soundtrack featuring Lady Gaga and the Weather Girls.

Judge Tea Party by the candidates they support

At various points the Tea Party has vaulted Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain into front-runner status. Not a very good batting average. There’s a price to be paid when you confuse talk show hosts with leaders. Each of the aforementioned candidates was “legitimized” by talk radio and each, to varying degrees, represents the superficial, antagonistic zealotry that has consumed much of the conservative movement. Their influence also led sober-minded, experienced candidates like Mitch Daniels and John Thune to sit out this election. They were too reasonable for the Tea Party and they knew it. Look no further than…

The pedophile Syracuse basketball coach and his pervy wife

The other college sports molestation scandal is all but confirmed by this disgusting exchange between the alleged victim and the predator’s wife. “When he gave you the money, what does he want for that? He wants you to grab him or he wanted to do you?” she asked. “He wanted to do me. He wanted me to touch him, too. He tried to make me touch him a couple of times. He’d grab my hand, and then I’d pull away, and then he’d put me in your bed, and then you know, put me down, and I’d try to go away, and…

Why are gays so gullible?

Accidentally caught a little bit of the Lady Gaga Thanksgiving special at a friend’s house tonight. Unplanned, but we couldn’t turn away. Especially when she shared her tale of bullying. Apparently Stefani Germanotta wasn’t allowed to sit at the popular table in the prep school cafeteria. Bravely, she soldiered on. She should be grateful. Everyone knows the inhabitants of the popular table end up unhappily married living in the same town they grew up in. And if that’s the worst “bullying” she could summon then I hardly relate. Of course Lady Gaga is a hero in the gay community because she speaks…