Learning the Right Lessons From the Budget Battle

In reading leftie blogs and watching my Twitter feed over the weekend, I’m afraid a lot of progressives are taking the wrong lessons away from the first stage of the budget battle in Washington this year.  The issue isn’t that so many useful programs were cut and that the GOP

Burning the Koran? They’d Better Hope There’s No Such Thing as Karma, Huh?

(You might want to read this whole thing, because there's a great video at the end…) If you haven’t heard, a so-called Christian “Reverend” named Terry Jones plans to hold a Koran burning this coming Saturday in Gainesville, Florida, to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed

Mark Williams: Exhibit One that Teabaggers are Racist.(Part one of a series)

I am sick to death of the Tea Party bullshit. I’ve just plain had it. First of all, I refuse to take them seriously as a "movement." It's not a movement; it's your classic "astroturf." A number of rich crooks are taking advantage of the most ignorant assholes in our society

The United States of America IS Multi-Cultural — Deal With It.

Someone I know – a liberal, no less – posted this article on their Facebook page and praised its main point. I'm thinking she didn't actually read it, because the main premise is "America – Love It or Leave It," or "sieg heil, y'all." Basically, the main premise is that

Why Arizona SB 1070 Is Bad Law, No Matter What You Think

You have to hand it to right wing Republicans. They certainly know how to adopt an issue and get behind a law based on that issue that they know a) will probably be overturned by a court because it's unconstitutional and b) if it's not overturned won't actually fix the

Traitor For Congress, Alabama Second District?

Rick Barber. Remember that name. (And no, this is not the longtime radio talk show host at KOA in Denver. He could never be this stupid.) This asshole is running for Congress. In the United States of America. Yes, last I checked, Alabama was still a state, and had a

The Caribou Barbie is an Idiot Chronicles: The Oil Spill

This blog has been remiss, and I apologize. You see, I often dismiss Caribou Barbie (Sarah Palin) as a crank and an idiot, which is just too easy at times. I sometimes forget that a significant portion of the population actually believes what they think she said (most of it

Wherein We Cut Some Frank Luntz Crapola on Wall Street Reform

You know, while many people look upon Frank Luntz as a political genius, most of the time, he’s little more than a right wing con man. And now, he’s set his sights on the financial services reform that sits in the Senate; you know, the one that Republicans tried to

Limbaugh Finally Admits It: Civil Rights No Big Deal to the Far Right…

You know, sometimes you see something that just makes your jaw come apart and fall to the ground. I had always suspected that the right wing didn't care about an individuals; not really, anyway. Oh, sure, they don't want anyone to mess with their guns. Of course, they don't want

Take the Country Back from the Right Wing Racists

You know, I have to be honest here. I really can't imagine most of the loudest members of the Republican right wing fart machine, like Beck, Limbaugh or Hannity, lynching a black man.  It's unlikely someone like  Tom Tancredo or Representative Joe Wilson (not to be confused with Valerie Plame's