The Great American Hysteria
There's manufactured make-believe all around us: Music has American Idol. The memoir has James Frey. The sports world has professional wrestling and Barry Bonds. Politics has Rush Limbaugh.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009(6 comments)
The Quick End of Bipartisanship
We are not yet a month into President Obama's first term, and the bipartisan spirit he promised has come to its ultimate demise.
Appeasing The Idiocracy
The right has become a caricature of itself and Thursday's Hardball debate between Chris Matthews and Kevin James -- and the right's defending of James's' performance -- was a shining example of how low they've sunk.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008(2 comments)
Absolute Phony Outrage
Phony Outrage put forth by right wing fringe groups, like their latest attempt to boycott Absolut vodka, is meant to keep us stupid.
Thursday, March 20, 2008(5 comments)
Do We Deserve To Be Treated Like Children?
While Republicans are the ones using buzzwords to describe Democratic priorities as "nanny states" and so forth, it's the Republicans and their media mouthpieces who create these buzzwords in order to dumb down our society to witless obedience. And it's succeeded.
MUST READ: Why Do Phony Outrage Pundits Hate America?
Over the past few weeks, our domestic enemies, in the form of political pundits, have been railing against John McCain, the probable Republican nominee. Normally I'd say, "Hey, they're turning inward. That's a good thing." Unfortunately, our enemies aren't stupid.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008(2 comments)
He Had His Chance (or, My Partial Open Letter to President Clinton)
Here's a newsflash to the Clinton candidacy: Bill Clinton wasn't that good a president. Lots of us like to think of him as a good president now that it's been some years. Truth is, he's good compared to Bush. But then again, so is Nixon. And Johnson. And Carter. And Ford.
Friday, January 18, 2008(1 comments)
Issues? Who Care's About Issues?
Joe Biden was the most qualified in our field to be president. Chris Dodd, he was qualified. So was Richardson. Their problem was they were ugly and talked about issues. They had no non-issues. So the media ignored their messages.