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Trump ~ The Politics of ‘Irritainment’ and Reality Star vs Reality (Video)
Politics

Trump ~ The Politics of ‘Irritainment’ and Reality Star vs Reality (Video)

Whew!  Wall to padded wall media coverage of The Donald and his kooky campaign induces some strange hypnotic state – an admixture of entertainment and irritation. Trump may have inadvertently created a whole new genre for our viewing displeasure.  Call it, irritainment. You’ll be vaguely pissed off and captivated at once. His candidacy, a spectacle of the three-ring variety, … Continue reading

In the Treacherous Middle of Travon’s Death
Culture / Politics

In the Treacherous Middle of Travon’s Death

by brian boru They’d staked out their positions early on, liberals with Travon and conservatives with Zimmerman. We go to our corners so quickly – reflexively. Everything is political, everything partisan. This retreat to political camps even from journalists whose work speaks to scrupulous objectivity – who so distinguish themselves from the rest by being … Continue reading

The Alan Simpson Project – Blood, Hair and Eyeballs
Politics

The Alan Simpson Project – Blood, Hair and Eyeballs

  The Alan Simpson Project was an American progressive Republican coalition, active between 1979 and 1997, consisting of lead man Alan Simpson (R-WY) and backup Bob Dole (R-KN) surrounded by a varying number of session Republicans.  The band retained some relevance even after their active period but faded into obscurity in 2004 with the reelection … Continue reading

Cowardly Lyin’ – Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Politics

Cowardly Lyin’ – Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

Cowardly Lyin’ – from Abu Ghraib to Benghazi – Lindsey Graham’s Partisan Legacy ~ Lindsey Graham, the moderate senator from the Palmetto State. South Carolina, the first state to secede from the Union.  Huzzah!  The birthplace of Grand Bagger Jim Demint, Grand Boner Strom Thurmond and Grand Caner Preston Brooks. Here, here! It’s the birthplace of Jesus … Continue reading

Beware Neocons in Sheeps’ Clothing
Politics

Beware Neocons in Sheeps’ Clothing

With increasing frequency, warmongering neocons rear their unchastened heads.  It is the Benghazi tragedy that inspires this resurgence.  Never let a tragedy go unseized upon! From deputy editorial page editors at the Washington Post to effete, soft spoken South Carolina moderates in the Republican minority, they whisper words of wardom, let it be.  To these shameless incompetents and bed wetters, … Continue reading