Tonight’s reading assignment

Wonkette reviews today’s hippest new mag (that’s shorthand for magazine), “The Conservative Teen”: Although the Constitution vests legislative powers in Congress, the majority of “laws” today are promulgated in the form of “regulations” by bureaucrats (bureaucrat: a person of the government who does everything according to the rules of that government) who are mostly unaccountable … Continue reading Tonight’s reading assignment

Caption du jour

I’m going the tasteless route: “Yes, I could turn water into crack but I’m not going to.” Less sacrilege: “Sorry, Whitney. Loving yourself is not the greatest love of all, it’s self-absorption.”

Why Tebow?

He’s not the first telegenic Christian quarterback. Remember Steve Bartkowski? There’s been plenty more since, and most were much more accomplished than Tim Tebow. So why all the fuss? The guy is totally scripted and not a very good QB. I’m sure he’s a nice guy but really, why is everyone so invested in a … Continue reading Why Tebow?

Gallagher Too is a very happy man today

His brother, who was granted an injunction prohibiting Gallagher Too from smashing watermelons, has retired. Ron Gallagher, now unemployed, was forced to pay Gallagher damages, a dick move that won’t come as a surprise to those of us who’ve had the misfortune of interviewing the famous prop comic (click first link for details).

The real dividers

President Obama has been criticized for rarely engaging the county on matters of race but, seeing the nasty reaction from GOP presidential candidates to his benign comments on the Trayvon Martin case, it’s easy to understand why he tends to abstain. “Is the president suggesting if it had been a white who had been shot, … Continue reading The real dividers

Racism doesn’t kill people — vigilantes with guns often do

Most people, knowing what’s known about the shooting of Trayvon Martin, would like to see George Zimmerman charged with something — me included. But it would be a miscarriage of justice if  Zimmerman was charged with a hate crime, as some experts speculate. Racism, if Zimmerman is guilty of it, is not a crime. Pursuing an … Continue reading Racism doesn’t kill people — vigilantes with guns often do

No Test Score Left Intact

A fairly remarkable piece of journalism by the AJC, which analyzed test results for 69,000 public schools and found “high concentrations of suspect math or reading scores in school systems from coast to coast.” Suspicious test scores in roughly 200 school districts resemble those that entangled Atlanta in the biggest cheating scandal in American history, an … Continue reading No Test Score Left Intact