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Category Archives: Politics

Love in a Time of Comital Entails

Downton Abbey makes white nerds tweet like Kanye -@morgan_murphy There are primarily three types of people who append Roman numerals to their names: monarchs, popes and Americans.  If there exists an explanation for this incongruity other than vanity, then I have to admit I am ignorant of it.  What I am certain of, though, is [...]

Thomas Friedman

NYT Op Ed: A Long List of Suckers Oh Thomas Friedman, your mad lib-worthy editorials are the stuff of legend. I don’t begrudge his success, but it does bother me that the guy who is arguably the most famous Op Ed writer on the Times’ staff is a pretty lousy writer, all things considered.  He’s [...]

Occupy Wall Street

Declaration of the Occupation of New York City For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past several weeks, a group of malcontents has been camping out in the Financial District’s Zuccotti Park as part of the “Occupy Wall Street” series of public nuisances.  And by “group” I mean thousands of people, raging [...]

Capital Punishment: Troy Davis

On September 21st, 2011, Troy Anthony Davis is going to die.  This has been decided by the Georgia Board of Pardons, who has denied his clemency request at the last minute.  As such, he is going to be executed tomorrow by lethal injection.

Quick Hits

Obama Should Abandon Reelection Campaign Interesting idea – I don’t think Obama has any chance of being reelected.  If he is focused on a Democratic victory next year then he needs to recognize that it probably can’t involve him.  Odds of that happening are slim. Debunking the Cul-de-Sac My suburb was laid out in the [...]

Andrew Klavan @ City Journal

When Hollywood Hit Rock Bottom One of the common conservative refrains of the past ten years is Hollywood’s apparent treachery with respect to depictions of the US military effort.  This apparent forsaking of duty is what Andrew Klavan, author of various mystery novels and young adult thrillers, frequent critic of Hollywood, deems to be Hollywood [...]

Food Stamps

Should food stamps be redeemable at Taco Bell? Yes.  Obviously. Actually no.  But sort of yes.

But if they’re really zombies…

Video Game Allows Players to Slaughter “Tea Party Zombies” To paraphrase future President Camacho, I know s***’s bad right now, with the earthquakes, hurricanes and bitter partisanship in the electorate, but there ought to be one thing we, as Americans, can agree on: if somebody becomes a zombie, you take them out.  Honestly surprised that anyone [...]