Category: U.S. Politics

  • Shining Shithole on the Hill

    The good thing about being an INFJ is you see patterns in everything all the time but stay quiet and introverted enough that you pack down your suspicions labeled as paranoia. I don’t blog much lately because everything I’m feeling is so hopeless. I guess that is a bit extreme. Things locally are wonderful. Ron […]

  • Supreme Court Justice Thomas Hasn't Asked a Question in 2 Years

    Heckuva job: Two years and 142 cases have passed since Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas last spoke up at oral arguments. It is a period of unbroken silence that contrasts with the rest of the court’s unceasing inquiries.

  • George Bush and 50 Cent: Hip Hop Reflects Culture

    Poet Saul Williams writes an open letter to Oprah: Hip Hop is simply a reflection of the society that birthed it. Our love affair with gangsterism and the denigration of women is not rooted in Hip Hop; rather it is rooted in the very core of our personal faith and religions. The gangsters that rule […]

  • Do Your Taxes in 30 Seconds

    Ezra Klein: Republicans Wish You A Painful Tax Da So here’s a pretty nice policy idea from John Edwards: if the IRS already has all the information it needs to do your taxes, as it does for about 50 million Americans, why don’t we spare you the trouble and have the IRS do your taxes […]

  • Bush Approval Ratings Stuck at 40% for 7 Months Now

    Since the advent of modern polling, only two presidents have suffered longer strings of such low ratings. One was Harry Truman, whose popularity sank during the final 26 months of his tenure as the Korean War stalemated. The other was Richard Nixon during the 13 months leading up to his resignation amid the Watergate scandal.

  • CNN's Glenn Beck Says Faggot Isn't a Dirty Word

    CNN douchelord and Good Morning America pundit Glenn Beck was babbling about the recent dust-up on the set of Grey’s Anatomy where the black actor called the closeted white actor a faggot on set. Glenn says this slur is only a ‘naughty name.’

  • What Books Changed Your Mind in 2006?

    I chronicled my favorite business-y books of 2006 on my business-y blog. Here’s the political books: Whose Freedom?: The Battle for America’s Most Important Idea by George Lakoff. Lakoff is a Berkeley linguist best known for introducing the concept of ‘framing’ into political discussion. You also know it as ‘marketing’. His most accessible book is […]

  • Glenn Beck Fucks Dogs

    To welcome our first-ever Muslim Congressman Glenn Beck said: With that being said, you are a Democrat. You are saying, "Let’s cut and run." And I have to tell you, I have been nervous about this interview with you, because what I feel like saying is, "Sir, prove to me that you are not working […]

  • Rahm Emanuel on the Democrats

    Snippet from the profile from Sunday’s Trib: "You’ve got to have a thirst for winning," he said. "You know what our party thinks? `We’re good people with good ideas. That’s just enough, isn’t it?’ Being tough enough, mean enough and vicious enough is just not what they want. . . . They just want to […]

  • HR 5122 Allows President to Station Troops Within US to Suppress Public Disorder Without Consent of Governors

    You thought that torture bill was bad – that same day this got signed: President Bush has signed into law a provision which, according to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), will actually encourage the President to declare federal martial law. It does so by revising the Insurrection Act, a set of laws that limits the President’s […]