The Arguing One

Many moons ago in the blogosphere there was a minor writer with the moniker “Bryan S.” who flew the flag of “Arguing with Signposts.” His politics were vaguely conservative, warblogger, humorist, cynic, libertarian. In short, he screwed all that up. So, you might say this is my attempt to set that stuff straight. The flag is flying again. But we’ve set a course that’s at odds with the haze of the last eight years. Onward!

Guess who’s coming to bobble?

Guess who’s coming to bobble?

I’m a great admirer of the work of Driftglass, a ‘shop genius for political commentary. Consider the above an homage, if you will. I’ll guarantee you that clueless rageaholic failed presidential candidate John McCain will be making the rounds Sunday on the morning bobblehead shows now that Ghaddafi has been killed. He’s on them nearly every [...]

NYT: Clueless and lazy is no way to run a newspaper

NYT: Clueless and lazy is no way to run a newspaper

Mistermix at Balloon Juice points out the front page of today’s New York Times. Thousands of people gather around the world to protest the growing inequality of wealth distribution, and it merits a mention at the bottom of the front page. The same thing happens with the web site. Load the front page and there’s a [...]

Talking Heads (no, not the band)

With apologies to St. Janis of Port Arthur, a reworking of “Mercedes Benz”: Oh Lord, won’t you save me from these talking heads? They’re hurting our nation, it just never ends Tom Friedman, Krauthammer, Bill Kristol and friends, So Lord, won’t you save me from these talking heads? Oh Lord, won’t you take them off of [...]

Campaign Nightmares S1E1: Perry for President

Campaign Nightmares S1E1: Perry for President

INT CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS (NIGHT) GORDON RAMSAY This week, I’m trying to save Rick Perry’s campaign for president. The campaign stops are endless, and the speeches are shocking. I’ll have to deal with possibly the stupidest supporters in the world. A crazy campaign manager, and an a candidate obsessed with deep-fat-fried corn dogs. EXT CAMPAIGN STOP (Candidate Perry comes down [...]

American Exceptionalism

American Exceptionalism

Rick Stantorum speaks to the Faith and Freedom Conference: “Ladies and gentlemen,” Santorum said to applause, “America was a great country before 1965.” Yes America was a great country before 1965.

Will Rogers speaks to the 21st century

The man was wise. “The Potter’s Field are lined with graineries full of grain.”

Depression

I’ve looked into this valley before. I’m saying this because I hope nobody ever has to go through this. It sucks. It tears my soul apart. Don’t misunderstand me. I don’t even wish this on Dick Cheney or Grover Fucking Norquist. Because it sucks. And it’s dark, and I don’t know how to dig myself out [...]

Greg Mankiw

is an asshole: Similarly, when I write a column for the New York Times, I am not good at predicting how much it will get people talking.  As a result, I monitor the subsequent blogosphere commentary to judge if the article is a snore (like most things that get published) or if it is commanding attention.  At the very [...]

Who needs roses

The west coast can keep their over-produced parade of delicate flowers. Who needs them when you’ve got a bunch of guys in drag doing dance routines? If you’re interested in a cross between a Mardi Gras parade and a New Year’s Parade, check out the video coverage at WPHL’s web site. You can see the routines that [...]

Cleanliness is next to …

Cleanliness is next to …

Happy Holidays!

This is not my beautiful house!

Many moons ago in the blogosphere there was a minor writer with the moniker “Bryan S.” who flew the flag of “Arguing with Signposts.” His politics were vaguely conservative, warblogger, humorist, cynic, libertarian. In short, he screwed all that up. So, you might say this is my attempt to set that stuff straight. The flag is flying again. But we’ve set a course that’s at odds with the haze of the last eight years. Onward!

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