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Republicans Unsettled, Democrats Absent at Maine’s Union Fair 2012

In 2010, Democrats set up a poorly-staffed table in a shed with a few pieces of literature at the Union Fair in Knox County, Maine. Republicans had a prominently-placed tent at which they were selling sweatshop-made promotional material.

In 2011, Knox County Democrats were gone entirely from the Union Fair, while Knox County Republicans sold [...]

What Does God Know About Marriage?

The new president of the Southern Baptist Convention says that everyone should have a mother and a father, but if “God” didn’t have a mother and a father, why does this particular arrangement have to be a requirement for everyone else? [...]

Big Finance Democrats Willing to Throw Obama Under the Bus for irking their Masters

As you may know, the presidential re-election campaign of Barack Obama recently released a campaign advertisement that — correctly, according to PolitiFact — showed how Mitt Romney made himself rich as head of Bain Capital by gutting American industries, kicking Americans out of work and subjecting American workers’ hard-earned pensions to jeopardy.

The facts are [...]

You Can’t Disparage Skreened When Wearing Skreened Shirts. The Lawyers Tell You So.

We use the Ohio-based shop Skreened for printing our sweat-free shirts, but I’ve got to say this part of their User Agreement, applying to everyone using their website, is almost completely assholic:

PUBLIC REPUTATION

You acknowledge and agree that you will not use any product ordered from the Site in a way that would be [...]

What’s The Big Deal About Secret Service Prostitutes?

If it was Barack Obama who hired a prostitute in Colombia, I could understand calling that a scandal, though it wouldn’t really be very political. If the Secret Service agents and American soldiers had passed classified secrets on to the prostitutes, I could understand calling that a scandal. But, there’s nothing of that sort in this story, so what makes it a scandal? [...]

Centrist? Billionaire Michael Bloomberg Says a Living Wage for Workers is Downright Soviet

When groups like Americans Elect refer to the “sensible center” while drawing up lists of names of acceptable presidential contenders — names like Evan Bayh, Erskine Bowles, Tim Pawlenty, Mitch Daniels, David Walker and Michael Bloomberg — they’re appealing to the idea that these are typical people, reasonable, sensible people holding typical ideas, reasonable, sensible [...]

Irregular Times Donations, April 2012: Planned Parenthood and Village Enterprise

We the writers for Irregular Times sell political shirts for three reasons:

1. To pay for the hosting and logistical costs associated with keeping Irregular Times up and running. 2. To help spread messages that we believe in. 3. To help change the world just a little bit.

#3 may seem odd to you; how [...]

What did $1.5 Billion in Lottery Investments Get You? What Could it Have Got You?

Thank you, Noreen Gillespie and Paul Wiseman. Finally, a newspaper article veers from the celebration of a lottery jackpot you didn’t receive to ask where that money might have gone instead:

So what exactly would happen if the country spent that $1.5 billion on something other than a distant dream?

For starters, it could cure [...]

In “Slut” Debacle, Rush Limbaugh Reflects Us

It would be nice to be able to say that Rush Limbaugh is an outlier for shouting “slut!” at a woman who dared to testify regarding contraceptive coverage policy on Capitol Hill. But I don’t think I can honestly say that. I just finished a review of the 1,577 Twitter posts yesterday that contained the [...]

Sad Note on the “This Slut” Meme

Number of Twitter Posts (tweets) featuring the phrase “This Slut” between March 21 and March 25 2012: 356

Number of these tweets uttering the anti-Limbaugh protest meme “This Slut Votes“: 2

Number of these tweets declaring some particular woman or another to be “This Slut”: 354

Was Rush Limbaugh really an aberration? Can someone remind [...]

Why are some people getting so Upset about Discrimination Against Black People?

Why are some people getting so upset?

I mean, isn’t this a color-blind society? Isn’t all that discrimination business a 20th Century thing, all over and done with? Aren’t black people in America just whining while they take all the good jobs away from equally qualified whites?

No.

These are the results of Devah [...]