we still remember mitch hedberg

A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

Oct 3rd 2010

Religion Questions Stump Many Americans, Including NYT Reporters and Editors

One NYT reporter writes, commenting on a poll by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life:

Americans are by all measures a deeply religious people, but they are also deeply ignorant about religion.
Researchers from the independent Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life phoned more than 3,400 Americans and asked them 32 questions about […]

Sep 18th 2010

Mort Kondracke Achieves Complete and Total Beclownment

I assume Mort’s rantings are representative of the entire Washington Republican establishment (a la McConnell and McCain), which appears to be collectively crapping its pants over the election of candidates who believe in the constitution.
I borrowed the title of this post from this old post of Doug’s.

Sep 9th 2010

Is There Nothing that Will Not Cause Them to Riot?

CNN, 9-9-2010: “Obama says Quran burning is ‘recruitment bonanza’ for al Qaeda”
New York Times, 9-8-2010: “Imam Says Moving Center Could Spur Radicals”
I propose we run everything by a mob of people with gasoline, matches, and American flags in Ramallah so as to avoid such scenarios in the future.

“Associated Press: Pakistani lawyers burn a U.S. flag […]

Sep 8th 2010

Quran-Burning First Amendment Flip-Flop

In response to Gen David Petraeus’ denunciation of Florida pastor Terry Jones’ right to engage in a symbolic protest of the 9/11 attacks by burning copies of the Quran this Sept. 11, President Obama said: “Let me be clear: As a citizen, and as president, I believe that members of the Dove World Outreach Center […]

Aug 26th 2010

Was Kentucky educated in a nativist madrassa as a child?

Howard Fineman of Newsweek accused the entire state of Kentucky of bigotry [based on some recent comments by Mitch McConnell].
Kentucky, Fineman said, is “a state where the nativist appeal outside of Louisville really works big-time.” The Republicans, he said, are “going to use whatever fear message they can. It’s aimed at Kentucky, for sure.” […]

Aug 25th 2010

Obama Will Not Rest!*

*Results may vary. See store for details.
President Obama has taken a lot of vacations. One blogger points out:

Obama spent nearly four years trying to convince the public that he not only was qualified for the job, but that he actually wanted it. And enough people bought into his hope and change to give it to […]

Aug 19th 2010

How to Fix the Beautiful Game of Soccer

This week, it was reported that FIFA may do away with ties in the group stage at the world cup to make the games more exciting. That change sounds interesting, but I have (what I think are) several better ideas. After the problems with officiating at this year’s tournament, someone suggested we all write Sepp […]

Aug 17th 2010

Ronald Reagan on the expansion of government under Barack Obama

I mean, can we harvest the man’s DNA and raise up his clone to govern us?
Why can’t a living elected official explain the problems with the current path our nation is on as clearly as old quotations from Ronald Reagan can?

Aug 16th 2010

“There is a distinctly Titanic-like feel to the Obama presidency”

The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown

Aug 15th 2010

Obama Walks Back Mosque Comments


How do you throw a mosque under a bus anyhow? That bus is going to snap an axle pretty soon. — Palladian