Questions for the Candidates

It turns out that I’m not a credentialed journalist, or a journalist of any sort, or even a real person at all. That being the case, I’m not likely to be allowed the opportunity to ask the four remaining candidates any questions. That won’t stop me from formulating what I would ask them given the […]

Forgetting the Lessons of the Algerian War…Again

There’s a useful piece up on Salon about the reaction of the American right to the terror attacks in Belgium. The gist, and I’m paraphrasing, is that the goal of the attacks is not to harm the enemies of ISIS, it’s to drive a wedge between westerners and Muslims. By reacting to the attacks by […]

Carl’s Jr., Meet Idiocracy

Andy Pudzer, CEO of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, doesn’t want employees to earn a living wage. So, if the government requires that he pay his employees decently, he’s going to consider getting rid of all of them. After visiting a fully-automated restaurant, he had this to say: “I want to try it,” CEO Andy Puzder […]

I Get Mail! (Deep in the Heart of Texas edition)

John Cornyn (R-Tex) is one of those senators whose job is so safe he gets to say the really nutty stuff that politicians who have to actually run for re-election can’t get away with. This morning, he sent me this marvelous bit of fundraising duplicity: Having served as Texas’ Attorney General, I have a unique […]

A Tale of Two Attack Ads

Now that the primary season is likely over, it’s time for the two presumptive nominees to start taking shots at each other. Let’s take a quick look at the opening salvos, shall we? We’ll start with the anti-Trump ad: Above: An anti-Trump ad that won’t win over the hearts of misogynists. The content is solid, […]

You Broke It, You Bought It (The Joy of Trump)

It’s looking like Trump is going to be the GOP candidate for President this year, isn’t it? Oh, are we ever going to have some fun with this! The way I see it, he has exactly three cards in his deck: Pandering Bullying The aura of a “winner” As it turns out, that’s a very […]

I Hope President Obama Doesn’t Understand How Encryption Works

…because otherwise, he’s on the wrong side of the fence on this one. The President appears to want there to be “strong encryption” that isn’t so strong that the government can’t break it. People have rightly pointed out that if the government has the keys, it isn’t “strong encryption.” And, let’s be honest here: If […]

A Great Reason To See ‘Where To Invade Next’

The Wall Street Journal hates it! Well, color me sold. The WSJ is one of the more obvious Murdoch sock-puppets, making Fox News look “Fair and Balanced” in comparison. Seriously, it’s probably Moore’s best film. It’s easily his least-negative and most upbeat. Instead of concentrating on what’s wrong, Moore focuses on what can be done […]

It’s better than three-fifths!

In Florida and Alabama, 31% of all black men are ineligible to vote. 69/100 > 3/5, so I guess that’s progress… Remember that the next time Florida’s electoral votes are allocated in a general election. P.S. No, it’s not because black people are more likely to be, say, drug users. Try again.