Category: The Social Issues

Politicization? We’re Soaking In It!

Politicization? We’re Soaking In It!

| December 29, 2009 | 1 Reply

It’s becoming increasingly more difficult to see Eric Holder’s Justice Department as anything but a purely political entity, not at all interested in applying the law equally. I hate thinking that but how else am I supposed to interpret what the DOJ has done with the case of the New Black Panthers? You might remember […]

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The Reality-Based Community (“Reality” Being a Variable)

The Reality-Based Community (“Reality” Being a Variable)

| December 14, 2009 | Reply

Presented without comment. The temptation to make cheap jokes is far too strong. A new poll says that 22 percent of Republicans and 36 percent of Democrats have been in touch with the dearly departed. Nine percent of the Grand Old Party have consulted a fortuneteller, compared to 22 percent of the Democrats. And 15 […]

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Why is Mike Huckabee’s Political Career Like the Christmas Goose?

Why is Mike Huckabee’s Political Career Like the Christmas Goose?

| December 3, 2009 | Reply

I think it’s safe at this point to call Mike Huckabee’s political career, at least on the national level, completely cooked. I’ve not touched on the story of Maurice Clemmons and the clemency granted to him by then-Governor Huckabee (though Stacy McCain has written several pretty comprehensive posts on it and I encourage you to […]

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There’s Water on That Thar Rock!

There’s Water on That Thar Rock!

| November 16, 2009 | 2 Replies

I didn’t get much time last week to talk about water on the moon, but I think the story is a big deal, for a couple reasons. First, though, the really big news isn’t that the moon has water, but that it has a lot more water than we thought. When I say “water”, by […]

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The Good News About that Sex Tape? It’s Carrie Prejean, Not Nancy Pelosi.

The Good News About that Sex Tape? It’s Carrie Prejean, Not Nancy Pelosi.

| November 10, 2009 | 6 Replies

Stop the presses, call all the anchors in from vacation, and cancel prime time, folks. There’s big news afoot. The muckraking website TMZ has allegedly unearthed a Carrie Prejean sex video. Now, if you’re one of the bazillions of people who don’t know who Carrie Prejean is and couldn’t care less about the presence of a […]

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Attention Gay Activists. Gay Activists, Please Report to Under Barack Obama’s Bus.

Attention Gay Activists. Gay Activists, Please Report to Under Barack Obama’s Bus.

| October 4, 2009 | 3 Replies

If you were one of those folks who thought that President Obama was going to roll back the military’s “don’t ask; don’t tell” policy, rest assured that he’s going to get right on that. In a while. You know, whenever he works his way down to it. President Obama will focus “at the right time” […]

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Hollywood Pouts Because We Won’t Applaud It

Hollywood Pouts Because We Won’t Applaud It

| October 1, 2009 | Reply

Here, folks, is your quote of the day. In an interview, ]Movie mogul Harvey] Weinstein said that people generally misunderstand what happened to Polanski at sentencing. He’s not convinced public opinion is running against the filmmaker and dismisses the categorization of Hollywood as amoral. “Hollywood has the best moral compass, because it has compassion,” Weinstein […]

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A Thousand Dollars for an Aborted Brain

A Thousand Dollars for an Aborted Brain

| September 27, 2009 | 4 Replies

We humans are a deeply depraved lot. We really are. What isn’t included in this trailer, although plenty of disturbing things are, is the baby-parts market. Yeah, you read that correctly. There is a market out there for baby parts from the babies that are aborted. So, in addition to the financial incentive for places […]

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D-E-S-E-N-C…Oh, What Do I Care? I’m Rich!

D-E-S-E-N-C…Oh, What Do I Care? I’m Rich!

| August 31, 2009 | 1 Reply

If you’re raising a daughter these days and you haven’t taken a baseball bat to someone or something today, I commend you for your heroic restraint. If toy marketers aren’t trying to teach your daughter how to be a stripper, then it’s clothing makers trying to put her on the pole. Of course, there’s the […]

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Terror at Zero Feet

Terror at Zero Feet

| August 9, 2009 | 12 Replies

How did these people not riot at about 3 AM? When Link Christin boarded a Continental Airlines flight from Houston to the Twin Cities on Friday night, he expected to be on the ground in about three hours and ready for a comfy bed. Instead, he was among 47 passengers who spent the night trapped […]

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