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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 Georgia Department of Transportation will receive at least $2 billion. … Continue reading No more excuses
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.
(This observation should’ve been already made, so I take no credit, or admit to no plagiarism.) Quirkiness in a bubble isn’t quirky. It’s conventional.
Atlanta City Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd, who is co-sponsoring a ban on smoking in public parks, said she was swayed to push the legislation after noticing “widespread smoking” during the Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park, among other locales. “I’m amazed that people will smoke around children and not think twice about it.” I’m amazed that parents … Continue reading Won’t someone please think about the helpless little brats?
So Paul Broun is not the most contemptible man in Congress. Meet Joe Walsh.
The best: (loose interpretation here) The worst: (had to get a Phil Collins/Genesis song in here)
Fresh Loaf notes how some white critics are reluctant to criticize Tyler Perry. That’s weak. Crap is crap, as an old professor of mine at USC notes: TP makes an empire by reviving some of the same stereotypes that were once used to justify the subjugation of black people and his fans act like he … Continue reading A colorblind review of Tyler Perry’s ‘garbage’
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 said. “Now I’m running against a woman who, I mean, … Continue reading Another disrespectful Tea Party pussy
Condolences to @kathygriffin on the death of her father Andy. I wonder whereKathy and her brother Ron Howard got the red hair from? — Black Larry King (@BlackLarryKing) July 3, 2012
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 compromise. All that is anathema to today’s Tea Party Republicans, … Continue reading Missing Bob Dole
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. Murrow, but he’s a much better role model than the … Continue reading A coming out worth noting
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 learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose … Continue reading Onward Christian robots
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 it. Like many “Bronies” — boys and men who like … Continue reading See ya at Strawberry Shortcake-con
I think it’s safe to assume Katie Holmes isn’t a very smart gal. Katie Holmes believes Scientology now views her as a threat to the organization and has put a team on her tail … sources close to the actress tell TMZ. Hard to have sympathy for someone who either knew she was marrying a gay … Continue reading Hey idiot, they’ve been following you for 7 years