I’ll admit to not having pored over the data about the alleged benefits of the Atlanta streetcar. To me, it seems like another bad idea for downtown aimed at our city’s favorite demographic — tourists. How many Atlantans traverse between the King Center and Centennial Park? About as many who visit such downtown institutions as the … Continue reading Yes on public transport, no on Atlanta streetcar
More proof : Three women identified by their lawyers as lesbians were arraigned yesterday on a hate crime charge for allegedly beating a gay man at the Forest Hills T station in an unusual case that experts say exposes the law’s flawed logic. “My guess is that no sane jury would convict them under those circumstances, but … Continue reading The folly of hate crimes legislation
The random accusations are disturbing, of course (child molester, wife beater, etc.), but the Hubbard lexicon never fails to amuse — 4:23 mark. 1. interbulate A word which was made up by the late L. Ron Hubbard (the former leader of a crazy cult called Scientology), and the word does NOT exist in ANY real … Continue reading Stop interbulating!
Which Candidate Would You Rather Have a Beer With? We hear this question every election, though, for me, there’s never been an obvious answer (save for Bob Dole). I dare you to find one person who’d choose to down a cold one with Romney or Santorum. The Anchorman would try to assure you that, even … Continue reading The question the GOP fears most
“Who among us doesn’t like NASCAR.” John Kerry, 2004 (though that’s not exactly what he said, it’s not far off) Asked by the AP reporter if he follows NASCAR, Romney responded, “Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans. But I have some great friends who are NASCAR team owners.” The first candidate … Continue reading It’s a Brahmin thing, we wouldn’t understand
Masochist that I am, I have nonetheless managed to avoid “Glee.” A troublemaking friend, mindful of my disdain for musicals and gay cliches, directed me to this clip just to get my reaction. Expletives deleted. I’m embarrassed for us all.
Newt reminds a sanctuary full of affluent white Christians who the real victims are. “You have radical Islamists who want to kill us, and the secular left who want to coerce us,” he said.
Georgia’s worst governor ever? Hard to say, but Sonny Perdue was definitely the worst in my lifetime. It turns out even the most conservative attendance prediction for the Go Fish Georgia Education Center in Perry was too ambitious. The Telegraph of Macon reports the center drew only 15,000 visitors in its first 12 months of … Continue reading Georgia’s greatest scam revisited
Father Santorum plays to the crowd. Rick Santorum took a swipe at the president’s higher education push on Saturday. “President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college,” Santorum said. “What a snob.” The GOP candidate was speaking to a crowd of Tea Party activists in Troy, Michigan.
He’s quite fond of comparing political opponents to the Third Reich, as Dana Milbank points out: His most famous episode came in 2005, when Democrats criticized Senate Republicans for threatening to do away with the filibuster. “The audacity of some members to stand up and say, ‘How dare you break this rule?’ — it’s the equivalent … Continue reading Rick Santorum and Nazis
The idiot Palin’s response to Rick Santorum’s views on Satan “setting his sights on America” are predictably childish. And for these lame-stream media characters to get all wee-weed up about that, first you have to ask yourself, ‘Have they ever attended a Sunday school class even? Worse, she thinks she’s clever.
ABC News reports that the Mitt Romney campaign is deploying Donald Trump as a surrogate in radio interviews in Michigan.
For years the GOP has placated the religious right, even as Christian fundamentalists have steered the movement to the fringe. On a national level, at least, that constituency has been heard but not seen. Sure, George W. Bush spoke openly of his faith and helped secure a second term behind the gay marriage boogeyman, but … Continue reading The problem with constituencies
The trees in Michigan “are the right height” and other random musings as Romneytron scans his checklist.