Collectivists of Convenience

Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly Folks who subsist on greed gotta lie Ca-an’t stop Lovin’ that Rand o’ mine! Of course you know that Rep. Paul D. Ryan is currently the running mate of Gov. Willard “Mitt” Romney, who is contending to be President of the United States, technically considered the highest office in … [more]

Honey Badger doesn’t care!

It’s hardly atypical for politicians in our beautifully constitutional republic to dispense with uncooperative swathes of the electorate, but it’s wildly unusual for a candidate to let as many DGAFs** attract public notice as Gov. Willard “Mitt” Romney has. He’s transformed himself from a pasty, banal, say-nothing flip-flopper into the archetypal Honey Badger, a creature … [more]

Dialing 9-1-1

Some of us are tired of rehashing September 11, 2001.  “It’s been more than a decade,” some say, “why can’t you just let it go?” There are, after all, so many things to be concerned about.  People die every day, and in a country of nearly 300 million souls, even the death of 3,000 at … [more]

Heirloom china

So there’s a meme going around (as memes will do), poking fun at Mitt Romney’s new campaign button.  It apparently reads “Believe in America” on its face, and has “MADE IN CHINA” stamped into the back. I have no idea whether this is true.  So many scurrilous things are mumbled about national candidates these days.  … [more]

What is this worth to you?

Happy Juneteenth, the celebration of my country finding its soul at great cost. The Civil War cost us more lives than any conflict before WWII — and was perhaps the most worthwhile expenditure of American lives and treasure since the Revolutionary War. It was that rarest of things: a war actually fought to ensure the … [more]

Dream Boyz

When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had dreams, they were visions of a better future for all humankind. When I have dreams, they’re just very strange narratives that leave me lying awake, wondering who it is that lives in my head at night. Last night’s entry in the annual Academy Awards for Political Unconciousness went … [more]

Real Americans

Real Americans don’t beat each other down. We help each other up. If someone else needs a beatdown, real Americans stand ready to administer it — and then offer the same hand up that we offer each other. Real Americans don’t break up American companies for a living and call ourselves “job creators.” We found … [more]

“G-D Was Busy”

Here’s a parable that confuses me a bit. You can find it all over the place, not just on Christian web sites and socially conservative blogs but sprinkled around Facebook and MySpace and really, wherever glib ideations go to spawn. It goes like this: A United States Marine was attending some college courses between assignments.  … [more]