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Archive for the 'politics' Category

Swine Flu Symptom: Public Dorkiness

( hockey andpolitics )

OK, this is one for the books. Caps are on a roll (having dispatched the Pens after TCB with the Rangers) and eveyone on the train home Saturday afternoon was in a great mood. Then these two – father and son, apparently – pushed into the train, which brightened the mood even more. I’m sure […]


Hockey makes me cry. My eyes well up and I choke back my emotions because after all, who cries at the start (or finish) of a hockey game? It’s a hockey game, for Pete’s sake. Big guys on skates slamming around with sticks at 20 MPH , crashing into each other and trying to shove/slap/pound […]

Hillary Hates Me

( politics )

Nick, you might find one of these pictures familiar….

Stupid Question Of The Day

( politics )

Wisconsin Avenue NW, in Friendship Heights, seems to be a favorite place for street pollsters and others to try to corral people to pitch their stuff, but for some reason the hucksters always ask idiotic questions as their come-on. A couple of weeks ago a young rep from some environmental group or other asked, “Are […]


( politics )

I try to stay away from religious discussion here but I’ve decided to make an exception. This story in Der Spiegel made me laugh to tears: a bunch of Muslim thugs in Germany have threatened a legal brothel with violence and damage unless the the brothel removes the Iranian and Saudi flags from a poster […]

Freshman J School Assignment

( politics )

Here’s the lead sentence from the third ‘graf of today’s Washington Post article about DeLay quitting both Congress and his race to be reelected: DeLay, who will turn 59 on Saturday, did not say precisely when he would step down, but under Texas law he must either die, be convicted of a felony, or move […]

Two Photographs

( politics )

…juxtaposed allow John Hinderaker of Power Line to make an exquisite point. I have to wonder what Cynthia McKinney would think, were she to take a moment to reflect on the same two images.

Nagin Retreats, Sort Of

( politics )

It appears that Mr. Mayor of New Orleans, the former cable TV manager Ray Nagin, has been taken to task by more than lil ol’ me for his remarks Monday. On one point Nagin apparently wants to sincerely apologize for is his assertion that God is mad at America or at black people in particular. […]

Waiting For The Outrage

( politics )

The mayor of New Orleans is apparently a racist, not to mention how much he has in common with another unjustly famous whack job, Pat Robertson. Said Mr. Mayor yesterday: “Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it’s destroyed and put stress on this country. Surely he […]

Quote of the Day

( politics )

“The book reads a little like Moby Dick might read if it were written from the point of view of Captain Ahab rather than of Ishmael.” – Scott Johnson, eviscerating Mary Mapes’ book about the 60 Minutes II story which featured fraudulent documents purportedly from the Texas Air National Guard.