Monthly Archives: April 2014

Ducks and Cattle

April 25th, 2014 (No Comments)

I got to thinking about what Cliven Bundy has said on the issue of “the Negro” over the last couple of days. And “bam”, Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame came rushing back into my political head. The similarities between these two asshats are amazing. Both seem to be focused on picking cotton and slavery. Someone […]

Allen West: America’s GOP Stooge

April 8th, 2014 (No Comments)

You know how I like to start columns with the word “so?” So, former GOP Congressman Allen West (FL) has written a new book and he’s out peddling it to the masses. Actually, he didn’t write any of it. He used a ghost writer. Nonetheless, he’s “on tour” trying to sell his tome.  There’s just […]

Today’s GOP: Modern-Day Pharisees

April 7th, 2014 (No Comments)

So this is the definition of a pharisee: a member of an ancient Jewish sect, distinguished by strict observance of the traditional and written law, and commonly held to have pretensions to superior sanctity. Another more, say modern-day definition of a pharisee would be someone who is “a sanctimonius, self-righteous, or hypocritical person” (dictionary.com). I’ve […]

Religious Liberty Disguised as Jim Crow

April 2nd, 2014 (No Comments)

So I’ve been following this whole “religious discrimination” movement going on across the country. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) famously vetoed S.B. 1062, which would’ve allowed any business in Arizona to turn away customers if those customers weren’t up to religious snuff per se. I’ll give Republics (if they insist on calling us the “Democrat […]

Yes, Even Good Progressives Should Retire From Congress

April 1st, 2014 (No Comments)

Back in January, I wrote a piece in usnews.com basically laying out the case that a slew of really really old Members of Congress were probably going to just bag it and retire. Their fundraising was pitiful, they hadn’t paid their party dues and what’s worse, they’re hanging onto every stinking campaign dime in their […]