Catching up: Ted Cruz, political mastermind

Ugh. It’s been an ugly couple of months, hasn’t it? The bad news kept piling up and, frankly, it started to get to me. I still can’t get my head around why it’s somehow ok for police officers to kill black people. I just can’t go deal with it right now. So, instead, I’m just […]

Bigmouth (el Rushbo) strikes again

You know, every time you think we’ve already achieved Peak Limbaugh, he manages to top himself. Granted, at this point, it’s sort of like Madonna-in-her-50’s trying to be shocking, but he’s still impressive when he’s in full bluster: “This is not good for the country, what’s happening here, because it isn’t, I don’t think, full-fledged […]

USA FREEDOM reform and the Dance of the Mad Bastards*

In my dotage, I’ve come to recognize that the more “patriotic” a law’s name (or, *cringe*, acronym**), the more Orwellian it will be. Viewed in that light, the USA FREEDOM Act was always going to be a terrifying piece of legislation, wasn’t it? It turns out that it absolutely lived up to my expectations, although […]

Mitch McConnell urges Obama to move to the left?!?

You’ve probably seen one of the many, many articles which list ways in which President Obama has governed to the right of President Reagan. This point of view is a little skewed in that what qualifies as the center in American politics has moved so far to the right over the last 30 years that […]

The Results Are In

I always thought people were essentially bright. Distracted, sure, and weak, and beaten, but never stupid. And then you show them, here’s the two people who want to be president. One is evil, but you can deal with him, because he actually harbors beliefs. The other one will tell any lie, wear any mask, to become president, […]

Obligatory “Spider Jerusalem on Voting” post

(note: If you haven’t read Warren Ellis and Darrick Robertson’s Transmetropolitan, please do so) I’m sure  you’ve all see that one before, but it’s a gift that keeps on giving, isn’t it? I’ve been discussing “Obama’s legacy” with a friend of mine of the last few weeks. Given that the Democrats will likely lose the […]

Ben Stein being Ben Stein

“This president is the most racist president there has ever been in America.” – Ben Stein, former speechwriter for President Richard Nixon, on President Barack Obama “You have to face the fact that the whole problem is really the blacks. The key is to devise a system that recognizes this all while not appearing to.” […]

On the other hand, props where due.

Here’s a fairly spectacular comic explaining what Obamacare is, why it’s that way, what it isn’t, and what it might lead to. I don’t have a lot to add because he’s done a bang-up job of it. All I’ll say is that I stand by my earlier remark on the subject: I hope that Obamacare […]