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While the Super Bowl Churns On, Tweeters Identify Real Struggle

“This year’s game pits Peyton Manning and his Denver Broncos squad against the young Seattle Seahawks team in what is sure to be an epic battle.” — Fox Sports, before the game “Squirrel!” — Fox Sports, after the game

If I have to hear the the Super Bowl characterized as an “epic battle” one more [...]

Visual Metaphor For Our Constitutional Rights

I choose this as a visual metaphor for the condition of our constitutional rights in the United States of America: An old window sill, left uncared for, with flaking paint and glazing that has fallen away.

What image would you choose?

The Bloody Trees of Benny Tate

If anyone can show me how the wisdom of Benny Tate’s prayer became manifest in the work of Congress yesterday, I’d appreciate it. Even more, this weird prayer has me wondering what kind of bizarre religious rituals are they doing down there at Tate’s church. [...]

It's In Their DNA: Environmentalist Borg Salesmen from Maine

While trying to find conference reports, presentations or minutes from this week’s Energy Ocean 2009 Conference on renewable tidal, wind and wave energies, I came across this piece of copy advocating for Maine coastal energy initiatives. “It’s In Our DNA?” State funding for technology research is in the DNA of the residents and politicians of [...]

I Want Obama to Tackle the Economy from the Side

“Obama to tackle economy head-on”, reads tonight’s BBC headline. Obama made the commitment today.

This is not a good idea. Someone needs to tell Barack Obama how big the economy is. Our annual gross domestic product is about 13 Trillion Dollars. A dollar weighs one gram, so this is a 13 Trillion Gram economy we’re [...]

Who Is Sarah Palin's Economic Enemy?

What the heck is Sarah Palin talking about when she says that she is going to wage an economic war? [...]

Is McCain Tylenol? Is Obama a Stem Cell Injection?

Abarafi suggests a metaphor for the 2008 presidential election:

It is more than just a case of the devil you know versus the one you don’t. It’s more like having terminal cancer and one doctor says “you’re dying here’s some pain killers” and the other saying “you’re dying now but there’s this experimental medicine that [...]