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