Archive for January, 2012

A Mime is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

No, actually, a mime is a terrible thing. Except in margaritas. There has been so much bleakness and divisiveness on this blog lately that I decided it was time to run something we all can agree on: Mimes. We hate ’em! It turns out those sick bastards at Lego actually released a mime figure! That, […]

Obama’s Record

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

(from Boiling Frog) This blog, at its core, has always been about civil liberties. Historically, I have focused on the threat to those liberties by Christian fundamentalists, because I viewed them as the biggest threat to those liberties. I have included politics since the beginning, although I have tried to de-emphasize it where possible. Coverage […]

Why I Won’t Be Voting for Obama

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

The discussion in the Rick Santorum comment thread has veered into whether Obama is worth voting for. He’s not. Not one bit. His civil liberties record is one of the worst in history. George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, writing in the Los Angels Times, wrote: Civil libertarians have long had a dysfunctional relationship […]

Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions

Monday, January 16th, 2012

I thought this image was amusing: (From Wikipedia, via The Paltry Sapien) We helped Iran acquire nuclear technology, strictly for peaceful purposes, you know. Even though: …a 1974 CIA proliferation assessment stated “If [the Shah] is alive in the mid-1980s… and if other countries [particularly India] have proceeded with weapons development we have no doubt […]

Rick Santorum, Iowa, and the Republican Nomination

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Rick Santorum has some very dangerous ideas, but I’m not at all concerned about his strong showing in Iowa. The Republicans have been cycling through all of the non-Romneys. The white Christian Iowa Republicans are so horrified that a Mormon could get their party’s nomination that they’ve been frantically searching for anyone else to vote […]

Insert Joke Here

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Brian just left a comment on my old Rick Santorum article, which was one of the first things ever published on this blog. I’m surprised he found it. I just wrote a serious article about Rick Santorum’s near-win in Iowa, which I’ll be posting immediately after this. I tried very hard to avoid any double-entendres, […]