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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Palin Seeks Rapture Lane


Vice Presidential Candidate Sara Palin has proposed the addition of ”Rapture Lanes” to America’s interstate highways. “Its something we should be thinking about,” Palin told the New Jesus Times in an exclusive interview yesterday. “I mean I don’t mean everyplace,” she continued, “just those places where you know, they have a lot of traffic and […]

It's Not A Gaffe, and It's No Surprise


gaffe also gaff (gf) n. 1. A clumsy social error; a faux pas: “The excursion had in his eyes been a monstrous gaffe, a breach of sensibility and good taste” Mary McCarthy. 2. A blatant mistake or misjudgment. Words often become so misused and bent out of shape that they lose the originally intended meaning. […]

Leftblogistan. Dot-Com.


As a true Web nerd, I am by avocation and by vocation as well a collector of domain names. I could not begin to tell you how many I own. Let’s just say that I am utterly grateful for the existence of Go Daddy. In September 2006, I had noticed that the “left” blogosphere had […]



The most succinct analysis of Friday’s debates that I heard came from a little AAR radio program called “Seven Days in America.” From my own and that panel’s observations, I have concluded that, even despite my own bias, the winner of the debate was, indeed, Barack Obama. Simply put: Each candidate needed to achieve two […]

Media Sunday


Meet The Press was good today. During the “senatorial debate” segment, Sen. Udall of Colorado said what needs said about “The Surge,” that post hoc is NOT ergo proctor hoc, goddammit. Were only that a certain presidential candidate with a funny name able to say the same rather than to feel pressured to call “The […]

What Barack should say


Barack should explain to the people that it is not his business to solve the financial crisis at this moment. Neither is it, by implication, John McCaine’s. Here is how Barack should frame it: As a member of the Senate, and not a member of the Financial Services Committee, it is Obama’s job to know […]

The 'Homeownership Gap'


On Oct. 15, 2002, That Moron George Busch gave a speech. It is a speech worth revisiting in these times. As prologue, may I point out to The White House-dot-gov that “homeownership” is not a word. It’s no wonder these assholes have no respect for the law. Respect for language precedes such a thing. Assholes. […]

Outrage Worth Sharing


Garrison Keillor had this to say in Salon: Confident men took leave of common sense and bet on the idea of perpetual profit in the real estate market and crashed. But it wasn’t their money. It was your money they were messing with. And that’s why you need government regulators. Gimlet-eyed men with steel-rim glasses […]

The Cornered Rabid Elephant


Here’s what I think, as I ponder the news of the last few days up until the very last few miliseconds, as I hear that John McWeirdsmile says he now does not want to debate on Friday due to the “economic” “crisis.” I think you are witnessing a political aparatus with its back to the […]

Two Administrative Notes


I have recovered the old comments. And, I have moved each post’s listed categories to the bottom of each post. I tend to categorize the hell out of posts, so I did not want them to overwhelm the post content at the top of the page.