Category Archives: Culture/Politics

The Recklessness of Rob Ford

I would be very curious to see how good Rob Ford is at poker. Really. He doesn’t mind doubling down on stupid. Here is Toronto’s mayor trying to deny he smokes crack. He’s already resorted to some cockamamie story about … Continue reading

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Notes on Rob Ford, Toronto’s Joke of a Mayor

Is it me, or has this man finally gone too far? I well remember when he was elected; I was living there then, and simply could not believe that this obvious buffoon had actually won. His tenure to his point’s … Continue reading

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2 Takes on the IRS Story

1) This is as badly handled a series of cases since Fast & Furious. It should’ve been handled completely differently, as in: upfront. “We are going to do this. Be prepared.” 2) IRS should’ve gone both political ways. Both sides … Continue reading

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A Thought or Two re: the NRA Convention Speeches

This Politico piece is pretty interesting in that it reminds us again how completely batshit crazy this organization has become. Now as its president we meet one James Porter, a barely literate character from the backwoods of Georgia who’s somehow … Continue reading

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What Does James Porter Mean By “Fake President”? Also, A Few Other Questions

OK, I get it. James Porter is that crazy uncle who lives in the attic, never comes downstairs and only ever watches Fox “News.” Here’s a question: WHO THE HELL LET HIM OUT? He’s gone and become the President of … Continue reading

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Jim Porter, New NRA President: Madness on Steroids

Jim Porter is beyond doubt one of the crazier people I’ve ever read about. This TP piece introducing him to the wider world is nothing short of terrifying. It’s as though the Civil War never ended. It did, didn’t it? … Continue reading

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Notes on the Lenny Bruce Rule

I’ve had it. I’m done with Republican intransigence and all its pomps. Never trusted it, never will. Why? Because behind their language we get people like Ken Cuccinelli. Because behind them we get Karl Rove. Because behind them we get … Continue reading

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