Conservative boogeymen Al Gore and Keith Olbermann may soon be facing off in court after the ex-veep and Current TV exec became the latest suit to fire the former sportscaster. It goes almost without saying that the claims against me implied in Current’s statement are untrue and will be proved so in the legal actions … Continue reading A Republican’s wet dream: Olbermann v. Gore
We should be grateful Larry King has too much time on his hands: I used to be crazy about chocolate easter bunnies. — Larry King(@kingsthings) March 29, 2012 Does anyone use sugar cubes anymore? — Larry King(@kingsthings) March 29, 2012 There is no better vegetable than the red beet. — Larry King(@kingsthings) March 29, 2012
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
As always, a national story has been unnecessarily clouded by ideological bias. Once President Obama opined on the Trayvon Martin the right felt compelled to take a contrarian position, turning an unarmed teenager into a violent thug who got what he deserved. And George Zimmerman is now a freedom-loving protector of liberty trying to make … Continue reading Simplifying the Trayvon Martin case
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.”
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?
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).
Scenes from the macho Jesus movement: (via Christian Nightmares)
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
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
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
I know the right hates Bill Maher but real conservatives — the kind who, before they were Palinized into embracing perpetual indignation, railed against the hypersensitivity brought on by political correctness — should embrace his call for a National Day of No Outrage. I don’t want to live in a country where no one ever … Continue reading Dare to not be offended
Trayvon Martin was tested for drugs and alcohol, post-mortem. The man who shot him, Robert Zimmerman, was not. [P]olice seemed to accept Zimmerman’s account at face value that night and that he was not tested for drugs or alcohol on the night of the shooting, even though it is standard procedure in most homicide investigations. … Continue reading Why test the victim for drugs but not his shooter?
The owner of the company that produces the disquietingly popular anti-Obama bumper sticker — “Don’t Re-Nig in 2012″ — denies any racist implication. Moreover, she claims some of her best friends are black. I’m sure they have the sticker on the back of their pick-ups. Ms. Smith insisted that the bumper sticker is not racist. … Continue reading Someone buy this racist a dictionary