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Category Archives: But Do You Have To Be That Stupid?

Reclaiming the Bully Pulpit


I have met J. Danforth Quayle twice. Both times, my fellow liberals acted in a way toward him that made me feel digusted. This is not to say that I have a towering modicum of respect for Quayle himself. I do not—in fact, I find Quayle to have been one of the more repulsive American […]

May Your Shit Come To Life and Kiss You


Were Rep. Barney Frank allowed to use such language in public, he might have used my personal favorite curse in the world, “May your shit come to life and kiss you.” Because it is so special, it is a curse I reserve for very special occassions only. I think he would have been justified in […]