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Super PAC Follows MO of Doomsday Prophets

Yesterday, a shadowy political action committee gave tens of thousands of dollars to a cheesy Washington D.C. political consulting firm called Candidate Command to send letters to large numbers of voters in the first congressional district of Kansas, telling them that U.S. Representative Timothy Huelskamp shouldn’t be re-elected to Congress this year.

Exactly who from [...]

Political Group Reinvents A New Direction For The Second Time

What could be more temporally confused than a political group that calls itself Reinventing A New Direction? A direction, if it is truly new, and not merely rehashed elements from an old direction, cannot be reinvented.

How about a group that calls itself Reinventing A New Direction 2014, which is a successor to an organization [...]

Mixed Metaphor Of Holiday Shopping Time

At the airport today, I came across this catalog from Avon, featuring the front cover message that I am “Just in time for the holiday rush.”

What this means, I think: I have, in the nick of time, gained access to a sacred rite of being in a hurry to get to something else.

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Good Mourning

Memento mori. Do what you can in the time that remains.

Why Celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of A Time Travel Show?

My son and his buddies all got together this weekend to watch The Day Of The Doctor, the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who. I understand that Doctor Who long ago hit upon a formula of appealing to the audience’s instinctual reaction to predatory pursuit, with a touch of warped reality added alongside playful tweaking [...]

Noodle Jingo Time Warp

U.S. Congress Relocates To California

It’s the only explanation I can think of.

Checking this afternoon to see what the U.S. Congress is up to today, I see this notice on the official web site of the Senate:

“Monday, Apr 15, 2013 2:00 p.m.: Convene and begin a period of morning business.”

Morning business at 2:00 PM Eastern Time? Apparently [...]

My Vote For The Most Idiotic Anti-Obama Facebook Page Ever

Readers here know that I am not a big fan of Barack Obama. President Obama has gone too far to the right, repeating too many of the worst mistakes of George W. Bush, to pass my gaze without harsh criticism.

Still, when I see anti-Obama messages from the Republicans, I’m tickled at the unreflective stupidity [...]

It’s National Napping Day, I Think

Do an online search for pictures of napping, and almost all of what you’ll see will be photographs of animals and pre-school children. The rest of us, it seems, are working hard to comply with the admonishment: Don’t let them catch you napping! So much for National Napping Day. [...]

147 Days to First Americans Elect Ballot: No Delegates, No Candidates, No Auditors

According to both Americans Elect’s home page and its draft rules, the 501c4 corporation will hold its first round of voting in 147 days, less than five months from now. The outcome of that vote: a nominee for President of the United States of America. Americans Elect will be on the ballot in all 50 [...]

Democratic Party Excuses In A Bumper Sticker

If I were inclined to design a bumper sticker to appeal to today’s Democrat, I’d make something with another slogan: In the place of Question Authority the sticker would read, Give Authority More Time. [...]