Politics

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 [...]

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 [...]

Meacham Analogy Fail: Two of these things are not like each other

Meacham Analogy Fail: Two of these things are not like each other

When he’s not steering an American newsweekly into the path of an iceberg (as he did as editor of Newsweek), or playing the jester to Morning Ho Scarborough, Jon Meacham fancies himself something of a quasi-theologian/political pundit. So it is not surprising, and yet totally infuriating, that Meacham convinces the editors of the New York [...]

Pot, kettle – you know the drill

Jonah F-ing Goldberg: Frankly, I find Tim Noah to be a bore and a fairly nasty and humorless fellow. And he’s been whining about me ever since I called him a journalistic hall monitor years ago. Coming from the guy who wrote “Liberal Fascism,” that’s a little rich, but nobody accused rabid conservatives of self-awareness. via Roy Edroso

Strike a blow!

Strike a blow!

Politically astute blog readers will know about tonight’s debate in Delaware between U.S. Senate candidate Chris Coons and certifiably insane anti-masturbation activist Christine O’Donnell. (see Wonkette liveblog here) I am urging all concerned citizens of Delaware to vote for Coons. To stand up for their rights. To strike a blow against creeping (creepy?) nanny-state government. And [...]

M to the O to the U to the Stache of Understandin’, Dawg

Myspace Glitter Graphics Anne Laurie at Balloon Juice highlights a smackdown of MC T Friedman (aka The Moustache of Understanding ™ ) and his “Radical Center” party by Tom Scocca at Slate. How did we get stuck with a suboptimal product like this? Clearly, it was because our corrupt duopoly refused to honor the desires of the [...]

Really? The Radical Center Party?

DougJ at Balloon Juice points out this latest absurdity from The Moustache of Understanding ™ about the prospects for a “Radical Center” third-party. Personally, I won’t be convinced until I see a party logo, with animal. I’m suggesting the following: Personalized Glitter Graphics

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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