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Americans Elect Leader Douglas Schoen Uses Dubious Poll to Label Pro-Reform Protest as Dangerous, Out of Touch, Radical, Extremist and even Violent

Douglas Schoen has been acting as a spokesman, a pollster, and an openly-declared “leader” of Americans Elect for some time now — that’s the 501c4 corporation with plans to nominate its own candidate for President and Vice President in 2012. While Schoen has been leading Americans Elect, he’s also been making some pretty strong declarations [...]

My Favorite Political Joke

Are you ready for it? Here’s the joke:

“I’m about ready to punch A.J. Higgins.”

Ha ha ha! Ha ha! Ha! Ha!

Isn’t that just hilarious?

No?

No. There’s no joke in it. Jokes juxtapose two ideas in some unexpected way that jolts us and, in the case of a really good joke, makes us [...]

Pale Horse Sickles Built Christian Fantasy of Serial Killing

Hutaree member and murder conspirator Kris Sickles wrote a summary of Dement Incarnate describing it as “a film about a lonely serial killer who enjoys the freedom of killing. His sadistic lust has no end and these unsuspecting townspeople will soon find out!” It’s a cinematic meditation on what could lead a person to become a serial killer. [...]

Interview Transcript: Sarah Palin Won't Call Abortion Clinic Bombers Terrorists

In an interview aired tonight between journalist Brian Williams and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Palin repeatedly refused to define as “terrorists” the people who bombed abortion clinic, firebombed clinics, shot doctors and killed nurses.

When you read this transcript of Palin’s remarks, pay special attention to the way that Sarah Palin relies on [...]

Book Review: Guests of the Nation by Mike Palecek

“President George W. Bush did 9/11. No Shit. Really.”

So says Mike Palecek at the very top of his website. This declaration is a fair summation of his new short novel Guests of the Nation, a novel that Palecek sent to Irregular Times with the request that we write a review. While written in [...]