Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Mass Killings are American as Apple Pie Redux

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Four months ago in the wake of the Aurora, Colorado movie theater tragedy I wrote about gun killings in America.  I thought after that atrocity that discussion about gun control might be put on the table during the Presidential election.

It wasn’t.

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Look forward in anger

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Rob Ford’s excellent vacation (more…)

Five Ways the Democrats Can Avoid a Catastrophe and Pull Off the Mother of All Upsets

Friday, October 1st, 2010

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Waking up to history…

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Last night was a night of firsts…  (more…)

High Anxiety…

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Barack Obama John McCainIt is now less than a week before Americans go to the polls to pick the next President.  The declarations, the primaries, the conventions and the campaigns are almost over.  A vast majority of the polls show Barack Obama out ahead (in some cases with a double digit lead) and many Republican stalwarts looking like they are going down in flames (like one of John McCain’s jet fighters).  (more…)

John McCain comments on the state of the race…

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

John McCain in love.This says it all.   Click the picture to make it bigger.

The distracted and the dumb…

Monday, October 20th, 2008

With just over two weeks to go in the U.S. Presidential election the momentum is definitely swinging toward Barack Obama.  He has sizable leads in most of the swing states and is making gains in states that were once considered safe Republican strongholds. (more…)

Elections in two worlds…

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

With all of the attention being focused on the U.S. election it is hard to believe that there is actually an election going on north of the border.  Up here in the great white north we like to have our elections like we like to have our sex – quick. (more…)

May we live in interesting times…

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Honey I shrunk the economy!The house of cards that once was the American financial system is falling faster than Sarah Palin’s poll numbers. 

Yesterday saw the single greatest drop on the New York Stock Exchange in history.  (more…)

Frankenberry and Count Chocula address the RNC…

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Fred Thompson addresses the RNCThe contrast is in the shots of the crowd.  I’ve been watching pundit free coverage on CSPAN of the RNC and everytime they go to a shot of the crowd the faces are always the same – white, well-fed and wrinkly. (more…)

Watch out for flying monkeys at the RNC…

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

A typical RNC delegateWhile the hurricane tore across the Gulf of Mexico toward New Orleans Republicans danced the night away to the rock group ‘Hookers and Blow’ at a party thrown by the National Rifle Association.

It had to set the tone for the rest of the week as those wacky elephant men get together for an old fashioned John McCain clusterf**k.  (more…)

Rocky mountain high, DNC Day Two

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

DNC day 2Several months ago, in a posting I said that Hillary Clinton would rise up and do the right thing.

Last night she did.  To a crowd of wildly enthusiastic supporters she addressed the convention. (more…)

The mile high club, DNC day one…

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

DNC Denver LogoIt’s all about the sizzle. 

Over the next few days the Democrats are meeting in Denver to nominate Barak Obama as their choice for President.  (more…)

Jesse Helms joins the great klan meeting in the sky…

Friday, July 4th, 2008

I'm a Dixie Doodle Dandy!Proving once again that he is a Dixie Doodle Dandy, former Republican Senator and renowned racist Jesse Helms died on the 4th of July.

This news truly makes it a happy Independence Day. (more…)

The virus that crawled from the right…

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Barak Obama may have mastered internet fundraising, but the right wingnuts have certainly mastered the art of the viral message.

In the past couple of weeks I have had several of the most recent ones forwarded to me so that I can be “outraged” by some injustice or other. (more…)