the new newt math?

OK, so Romney beat Gingrich in Florida (and by a wide margin). Rather than supplement my last tired post about the election with another equally tired update that few will see, I thought this called for a new post amplifying on my theme about the pointless damage caused by double negative campaigning. As the Republicans […]

Mutual negative campaigning leads to a negative result

While I make no bones about my opposition to Newt Gingrich, the unprecedented animosity (in the form of the nastiest possible mutual negative campaigning) between him and Mitt Romney is causing two things to happen among Republicans: 1. Gingrich’s supporters are hating Romney more than ever. 2. Romney’s supporters are hating Gingrich more than ever. […]

Collaboration in the war against nature

In my continuing struggle against the Laws of Nature (and, I suppose, Nature’s God, for those who are inclined that way), my ability to watch television has been severely impacted by seemingly inexplicable DirecTV outages. Two technicians have had to be sent out. The first one replaced a coupling but that only fixed things temporarily. […]

Finally! An interesting case for Gingrich

This is interesting. Red State’s Erick Erickson (a Gingrich supporter) predicts that Obama will win the election. The fix is in for Romney, which just means when he is crushed by Barack Obama a lot of Republicans will have a lot of explaining to do. Newt may not be able to win. But Romney sure […]

Economic Cannibalism 101?

In his lecture to students in my hood yesterday, President Obama tried to present himself as a champion of the rights of the downtrodden by contrasting the tax rates of millionaires with those of their employees. The example he used was Warren Buffett and his secretary: Obama: That’s not fair. A quarter of all millionaires […]

When I was young I lacked perspective

Via Glenn’s link I was reminded of an unfortunate tendency: It is the human condition that the oldest generation despairs of the youngest. I was thinking along such lines for much of the day after watching Barack Obama’s speech in its entirety. I’ll spare the (misleading) details of how billionaires like Warren Buffet pay less […]

Reinventing Obamamania, while Republicans feud

As the Republican candidates beat each other to death in a bitter contest to see which bloodied and broken combatant emerges as the “winner” (in quotes because I think whoever it is will still be at war with a major segment of the GOP), I thought it might worth reminding everyone that the Democrats have […]

But for “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein,” there’d have probably been no Grateful Dead.

In a very odd coincidence, while looking for something else I stumbled onto a marvelous interview with Jerry Garcia about “The Movie that Changed My Life.” What’s odd about this is that the film — Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (a 1948 classic starring Bela Lugosi as Dracula and Lon Chaney, Jr. as the Wolf […]

I think I was washing with a beer rinse

I love this part of the comment that Glenn linked: I didn’t watch the SOTU because I was washing my hair. I didn’t watch it because I was drinking a beer at the time, and I can’t multitask as well as the rest of the watching-Obama-under-the-influence crowd. Perhaps I am not getting the rerun.

This is the United States of America?

I have to write about something and I don’t want to. I don’t want to because I am dead tired, and need sleep, so blogging about anything is a supreme pain in the ass. (Yeah, I just updated an earlier post about Gingrich, as if I can stop him and his police state advocacy…) But […]

Fool them twice

Newt Gingrich’s former couch buddy Nancy Pelosi can’t leave the Florida primary well enough alone. And I can’t leave Nancy alone. On top of ABC’s antics in perfectly timing the ex-wife smear so that it would inflame the red meat base, now is the time that Pelosi has chosen to let loose with a double […]

SPK – Wars Of Islam

A psychotic bit of 1980s nostalgia which could never pass muster today.   And if you liked that, you’ll just love “Hitler Was a Vegetarian”   Ah, the nostalgia of my misspent, um, “youth”!   And it goes without saying that no war is at least as bad as war!   […]

Toxicity to rats means toxicity to rights?

In news that will probably suck for social conservatives, it’s looking as if abortion is safer than pregnancy. Much safer: (Reuters Health) – Getting a legal abortion is much safer than giving birth, suggests a new U.S. study published Monday. Researchers found that women were about 14 times more likely to die during or after […]

Punch I will not drink

Getting an email like this only adds insult to injury. Over the last few days, we’ve seen conservatives in South Carolina – and across the country – unify behind our bold campaign of ideas. With support from great conservatives like Rick Perry, Sarah Palin, Michael Reagan, 100 Tea Party leaders, and millions of proud Americans […]

Well, at least the Republican Party has a wide range of views…

A Ron Paul guy I am not. But I certainly agree with what he said today after the TSA detained his son Rand who had refused a patdown search: Republican presidential candidate and Texas Rep. Ron Paul issued a sharply-worded statement in reaction to the detention of his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, by Transportation […]

Fighting The Culture War And Losing

It looks like the Iranians are having no more luck fighting the culture wars than American Conservatives are having fighting theirs. When American businesswoman Ruth Handler first launched Barbie back in 1959, she probably didn’t expect the dolls to become as controversial as they are popular. In an apparent effort to shut out Western culture, […]

How’s that loyal Republican stuff working out for me?

I’m in a bad place right now and I am taking things too hard. Last night I was apoplectic over the apparent inevitability of Newt Gingrich’s candidacy, and it really, really hurts. That’s because I am a Republican, and even though I am a libertarian Republican, I think of myself as a loyal person. For […]

Late night humor

Better than wiping! (Whether it’s as good as melting. or just another meltdown format, who knows?)


A few days ago I predicted that the ABC smear via the ex would “backfire,” and it has. Gingrich trailed Romney by double digits just days ago. But that changed quickly after Gingrich’s performance in Thursday’s night CNN Southern Republican debate. The former House speaker was able to turn his biggest liability — accusations by […]

You Paid For It – They Bought It

Commenter Filbert left this link in a comment. From it I gleaned this interesting tit (British English) bit. This is in reference to the so called anti-piracy bill and how Hollywood feels about being dropped like a hot potatoe (Dan Quail spelling). Several moguls, in response, ”sent back word saying ‘Fuck You’ basically,” one insider […]