Daily Archive: May 10, 2012


Romney the prankster, Obama the politician

You knew it would get ugly, and now it has. Romney’s character is being called into question as his past as a youthful prankster and loud-mouthed homophobe is coming to light. Recalling an incident...


‘The First Law’ Trilogy Is Fantasy At Its Finest

I’ve finished Joe Abercrombie’s First Law trilogy: The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, and Last Argument of Kings. And may I just say that this is some truly wonderful fantasy? Because it is truly wonderful fantasy, easily some of the...


Damn Dirty Apes

Okay, whatever partisan disagreements I have with the House Republicans, their decision to eliminate the American Community Survey is a bridge too damn far. This means war.


Very Well, Say ‘Shibboleth’

~by M.A. Fresh off of reading Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recent op-ed concerning the ever-shrinking GOP tent, I had the occasion to sit around for a while listening to one of the local highly-rated talk radio hosts for...


Summer Movies

The kids and I went to see The Avengers last night. This was the official beginning of the summer movie season for us. The movie itself was a perfect start. It was big. It...


Lugar and Mourdock

~by Sam Wilkinson This was the quote that got me: “If the GOP is going to win elections, it’s going to win them fair and square with real Republicans, not fake ones.” That’s from...


It’s Time to Do This Thing

And now finally, after so many years, maybe we can finally just have it out. For the past decade, the professional right has succeeded in the neat parlor trick of stoking anti-gay sentiment to...