It is possible, even from the great distance of Maine, to hear the DC press corps exhale with a collective “OMiGod” at the remarkably ignorant declaration of Republican Congressman Trent Franks, who [...]
It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection. These are the times when maps fade, old landmarks crumble and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread. Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
The House Chaplain is the kind of position that serves no practical legitimate public function. It only creates inequality, with the divisive impression that the U.S. Congress is an institution only for Christians. [...]
I loved reading the anarchist CWC’s treatise on why adultery is OK. Such choice entertainment! What’s my favorite bit? Well, gosh, it’s so hard to pick. The bit comparing monogamy to the exploitation of migrant workers is unforgettable. But really, the cherry on the sundae is the exclusive use of masculine gender (he, him, his) [...]
At a news conference yesterday, Barack Obama defended his decision to bring White Supremacist David Duke to invoke his presidency at the Inauguration. David Duke opposed the election of this Black man as president because “Obama is not a person who would defend the rights and heritage of the European-American people.” Regardless, Barack Obama reasserted [...]
While the McCain campaign complains that Americans asking questions are not treating Sarah Palin in the regal manner a Queen deserves, consider how the McCain campaign itself thinks of Sarah Palin. John McCain’s senior adviser Charles Black described her relationship to John McCain in this way:
She’s going to learn national security at the foot [...]
“I think Obama was terribly sexist.” – Geraldine Ferraro, prominent Hillary Clinton supporter.
Help me out here. What has Barack Obama done that is “terribly sexist”?
I’m not talking about some Barack Obama supporter somewhere. I’m talking about Barack Obama, because Geraldine Ferraro is talking about Barack Obama. Geraldine Ferraro just called Barack Obama — [...]
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