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Category Archives: President-Elect Barack Obama

Admit It, Peter Beinart: Your Column Didn't Work


There’s a funny sound one makes with one’s mouth when somebody says something unbelievable, sort of a verbal double-take that sounds something between “wha?” and “hey!” so it sort of comes out as “whaaayy?” Get ready, because you’re about to make that sound right now. Here it comes, from Peter Beinart’s column in The Washington […]

The Upside of Taxation Without Representation


I often think it would be nice to live in Washington, D.C. proper. However, as a longtime civics nerd, I could never stand for it. I prefer to actually be represented in the United States Congress. So, for that among other reasons, I live on this side. However, D.C. residents will have quite an advantage […]



I have previously mentioned my Uncle Bonk who used to be my Auntie. He is married to a lovely young woman the family adores, and they make their home in the handsome midwest. I always love to watch straight and uninitiated people try to figure that shit out. “But wait,” they say, wrinkling their noses. […]



Kucinich 2012


We here at the Serious Poo-Poo Institute of Technology have wondered for some time what the hell a guy’s gotta do around here to get impeached. Now, we know. An Illinois legislative impeachment panel started work on an unprecedented impeachment process Tuesday, taking the first steps toward removing Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office. The embattled […]

The Little House I Used To Live In


From my keyboard, it is difficult to blog here about politics and policy right now. President-Elect Obama is working in suspended animation; all he can really do right now is march out his cabinet picks and tell people that everything is going to be all right. So, what more is there to analyze at this […]

Competence Astonishes


Did you hear the one about the Republigoat Congresswoman who got a telephone call from the President-Elect and was so incredulous that it was him that she hung up on him? TWICE? This was Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who by the way is actually an interesting politician. The Sally Jessy Raphael doppelgänger appeared on the season finale […]

Peace Sells, But Who's Buying?


There is a brouhaha in Leftblogistan regarding the President-Elect’s recent personnel decisions. A blogger I read frequently, Godless Liberal Homo, expressed it in comments here at KIAV. On a post in which I praised the Clinton pick, he wrote: “The idea of a bloodthirsty war monger like Clinton as Secretary of State is really frightening.” […]

Don't Worry, America! You're Still A Nation of Bigots and Superstitious Shitheads!


Cross burnings. Schoolchildren chanting “Assassinate Obama.” Black figures hung from nooses. Racial epithets scrawled on homes and cars. Incidents around the country referring to President-elect Barack Obama are dampening the postelection glow of racial progress and harmony, highlighting the stubborn racism that remains in America. From California to Maine, police have documented a range of […]

Secretary of State Clinton


President-Elect Obama has a knack for personnel in the exact same way that The Current President doesn’t. He is making personnel decisions that seem not just good, not just right, but downright inspired. When I heard the name “Rahm Emanuel” as COS, I immediately thought, “Eureka!” and bolted out of the tub. A coworker I […]