You can tell it’s time for the midterms. The GOP has ramped up the “patriotic” banter, the flag-waving, and the notion that we’re supposed to be celebrating America’s great commitment to freedom for all. The July 4th holiday provides the… Read More ›
It’s 2021, and America Has Entered The Danger Zone
I have long admitted that we, as a group, were remiss in understanding just how dangerous Donald Trump was and in denial about the damage he could inflict on our nation. It is abundantly clear to us right now just… Read More ›
Oh, the Humanity! I Mean WTF?
I could have made this another The Good. The Bad. And the Ugly. post, but I can’t find any good right now. These are all pretty ugly, and I don’t want to start yet another recurring post. People who know… Read More ›
The Good. The Bad. And the Ugly.
Or the column formerly called “The Weekly Ying and Yang.” I’ve decided to take a different approach, primarily because I no longer write that column weekly. And also because there’s far more “yang” than “ying.” Therefore, I believe that the… Read More ›
America the Immoral, Part Two
Part Two of America the Immoral took me longer than I anticipated to put together. Better late than never. Here you have it. The continued war on women is immoral at its very core. Apparently the GOP didn’t get the… Read More ›
Same Shit. Different Day.
Yeah, I know. That’s an overused phrase. I was thinking of using The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same, but that’s overused too. And, frankly, I feel as though I sound like a broken record. However, there’s… Read More ›
An Open Letter to the GOP and Its Supporters
Before I finish my post-election article, I am putting the text of an open letter to the GOP here. Please feel free to use portions of this letter to write to your GOP elected officials no matter where you are…. Read More ›
Will We Breathe a Sigh of Relief Tomorrow, or Will We Be Scared Shitless?
Okay, folks. I know you’re probably pretty tired of this stuff, but I have to do this one more time before D-Day. In the event that you are considering Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for the next four painful years,… Read More ›
The 2012 Election Goal: Keep Romney-Ryan Out of the White House. Period.
Over the last several days, the GOP has proved once again that it and its supporters are totally irrelevant, beginning with Donald Trump’s supposedly election-changing revelation about Barack Obama and ending with yet another GOP prospective lawmaker weighing in on… Read More ›
Twenty-Three Days and Counting
I, for one, will be happy when this damned election is over. I haven’t been this stressed out over an election since the days of Richard Nixon. Before I begin in earnest with this article, let me tell you something… Read More ›
Toot! Toot! All Aboard the GOP Train Wreck!
I’m definitely not gloating here. It’s waaaaay too soon to gloat. There’s plenty of time left before election day, and the times are decidedly weird. How anybody in this country (who isn’t millionaire status) could even be considering voting for… Read More ›
Ox-y-mo-ron: A figure of speech in which incongruous or contradictory terms appear side by side. [e.g., Gay Republican; Republican Women]. I apologize for not being vocal of late. Frankly, I’ve been on vacation taking a break from the political world… Read More ›
Asshats and Weasels and Liars! Oh My! (Or, Dispatches From CrazyTown)
So, yesterday was a banner day in CrazyTown, USA (formerly known as Tampa, Florida). Hurricane Isaac saw the GOP coming and got the hell out of town. He got out just in the nick of time, it turns out, because… Read More ›
CrazyTown (formerly known as Tampa, Florida) is Now Officially Open for Business
The GOP NutCake Bandwagon has officially pulled into CrazyTown, formerly known as Tampa, Florida, towing behind it the most vicious and extreme GOP Platform in the history of the party. I’m pretty sure Dwight D. Eisenhower must be turning over… Read More ›
Todd Akin is NOT a GOP Anomaly
“It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” Mr. Akin said of pregnancies from rape. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s… Read More ›
Romney-Ryan 2012: The One Percent Ticket is Now Complete
Nobody should be surprised that Mitt Romney has chosen Paul Ryan as his running mate. The consummate candidate of the one percent had to fill out his ticket with the appropriate sidekick. If elected, you can be sure of the… Read More ›
A Little Trip to La La Land With Pat Buchanan
There are so many crazies in and around the GOP that it’s hard to pick the craziest, but Pat Buchanan is certainly up there with the craziest of them. In a piece published on Town Hall, Buchanan has declared that… Read More ›
Is Anybody REALLY Excited About This Election?
I’m not. I’ve been a political junkie ever since I can remember. I had an FBI file when I was very young. I used to go around to colleges in the Boston area and talk about the killings at Kent… Read More ›
A Bonafide Mitt-Witt Mashup
I suppose everything that can be said about Mitt Romney has been said about Mitt Romney by now, but I just cannot resist the urge to reiterate what I think are the key issues with the 2012 presumptive GOP presidential… Read More ›
Vaginagate and the Assault on Women’s Free Speech
Va-gi-na: The passage leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus in female mammals. Vagina. It’s a word that appears in the dictionary, and it is defined as above. It also appears in the medical dictionary… Read More ›
Are Women Awake or Asleep at the Switch?
This is the question of the 2012 elections – from the local to the national level. Scott Walker managed to get himself reelected in Wisconsin because he outspent his Democratic rival by a margin of 7 to 1 (see graphic)…. Read More ›
The Amazing GOP Imaginarium (or There is No War on Women), Part 2
Here is Part 2 of the article about the supposedly imaginary War on Women. As I said earlier, the GOP thinks we’re stupid. In fact, the GOP is stupid. Watch Rachel Maddow make a total mockery of Mitch McConnell’s assertion… Read More ›
The Amazing GOP Imaginarium (or There is No War on Women), Part 1
This is the first part of a two-part article on the GOP War on Women which, by the way, is not a figment of our imaginations and is actually quite real. I don’t know how you feel about it, but… Read More ›
The Separation of Church and State: a Vital Principle of American Democracy
“The single greatest threat to church-state separation in America is the movement known as the Religious Right. Organizations and leaders representing this religio-political crusade seek to impose a fundamentalist Christian viewpoint on all Americans through government action.” –Americans United for… Read More ›
The Weekly Ying and Yang: March 19, 2012
Well, it’s been another couple of weeks of interesting events. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, I see (and hear) crap that’s hard to believe. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to figure out if I’m really experiencing… Read More ›
Kucinich gets the boot and another progressive voice is lost
I know there were a bunch of GOP primaries yesterday, but I hold no hope for those bunch of misfits. I was focused on a Democratic primary in Ohio where, I believe, the GOP targeted Dennis Kucinich for removal from… Read More ›
Hello, Darling, dinner is ready and, by the way, I’m pregnant…again. Yay!
I may be a political junkie, but I confess there are times when I sit at my computer and pinch myself just to make sure I’m actually awake and not in the middle of some GOP-induced nightmare. (Okay, so I… Read More ›
The Weekly Ying and Yang
Oh, it’s been a banner week for sure, and I’ve got plenty to say. There’s (mostly) good news on marriage equality. We had CPAC. And she’s baaaaack (yes, Ann Coulter). So, without further bullshit, let’s begin. The Spin Doctor is… Read More ›
Catholics, Contraception and the Heretical 98%
JONATHAN TURLEY By Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger Last Sunday, most U.S. Catholics heard a letter read from the pulpit imploring them to oppose the Obamacare provision requiring most healthcare plans to cover contraceptive services for women. The reason given was that Catholic hospitals… Read More ›
I hate to put a damper on the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s ‘reversal,’ but…
I was at work when I opened my email and saw that the Komen Foundation has ‘reversed’ its decision on Planned Parenthood funding. I could scarcely believe my eyes. Then I read the statement by CEO and Founder Nancy G…. Read More ›
Susan G. Komen for the Cure crosses the line and puts right-wing politics ahead of women’s health
There are a lot of things that piss me off about what’s going on in this country. But few have pissed me off as much as Susan G. Komen for the Cure with its de-funding of Planned Parenthood. The Komen foundation… Read More ›
The Weekly Ying and Yang
Welcome to the weekly Ying and Yang, a weekly roundup of events that may not require a full post but are certainly noteworthy in their own right. Some of the news is good. Some of it’s bad. But I try… Read More ›
Mitt Romney a progressive? You must be joking.
In case you hadn’t heard, Mitt Romney is a moderate with progressive views. He’s also not partisan. At least that’s what he told us in 2002. I don’t know about you, but I completely missed that about him even then…. Read More ›