I’m almost certain that I caught
State Senator Dianne Wilkerson doing something slimy earlier today. The only problem
is that I’m too lazy to pursue the mundane dirty work required to weave my
hunch into a credible story. The truth is, despite living in the Second Suffolk
Senate District, I could care less about who wins this race.
Fresh off his appearance in the neo-Conservative David Zucker film An American Carol, Dennis Hopper announced today that he's not just voting Obama, he's "praying for an Obama victory."
We're awaiting a response from the rest of Hollywood's Republican consortium, which right about now is down to James Woods, Jon Voight, Robert Duvall, Ron Silver, and (we think) Larry the Cable Guy.
As usual, former NY Press editor and current AlterNet contributor Alex Zaitchik has weighed in on a topic like no one else has (at least that I know of). This time it's about what a joke this financial crisis is to those of us who don't own a damn thing and who see this so-called economic meltdown as little more than an excuse to stop paying bills.
(Photo by Robert Stolarik for the New York Times.)
News about the famed, mysterious, prolific, trend-setting, point-making, globe-trotting street artist Banksy has been abundant in the past few months. In July, the Mail on Sunday published an annoyingly smug article, outing the artist as Robin Gunningham, "perhaps all too predictably, a former public schoolboy brought up in [the] middle-class suburbia" of Bristol, in the United Kingdom.
Despite her being the prettiest vice-presidential
candidate in American history since John Edwards, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
has yet to win affection from the lesbian community. And here’s the real
surprise: she doesn’t care much for them either.
According to a press release from
Alaskans Together for Equality, gay rights advocates were “heartened” that, in
this past week’s vice-presidential debate, Palin called for tolerance regarding
“adults in America
choosing their partners [and] choosing relationships that they deem best for
Thank Satan that those
scum-sucking liberals run Hollywood.
If creative feats were left to righties, then there might be more flicks like An
American Carol, which I saw last night. You might ask why I would endure such
pain – especially since The Phoenix already reviewed the unanimously (although
conspiratorially) panned conservative comedy.
There are some stories that no reporter should ever have to cover objectively, and yesterday's rift between off-duty police officers and civilian flaggers is definitely one of them. I give props to the Globe and Herald for trying, though, as it must have been difficult to avoid mocking police officers who for years pocketed extraordinary amounts of detail dough to talk on cell phones were ironically interfering with traffic and harassing people while hollering that Governor Patrick doesn't care about safety.
With Sarah Palin constantly
setting up tug and blow job jokes with lines about removing gloves and applying
lipstick, only one diversion can lasso my comic attention: John McCain’s age. I
wasn’t going to exploit for political purposes Barack Obama’s opponent’s
senility and malfeasance, but, after last night’s debate, I’m compelled to
graduate from sexism to ageism.
It's been done before by others, but nowhere yet (that I can find) for tonight's debate. So here you go - employing the efforts of Wordle on the debate transcript (using CNN's near-real-time one)
There’s an important use for the Obama campaign’s text-message database
that’s not being discussed, and it’s a way to help prevent the Republicans from
stealing the election.
We know that Barack Obama’s campaign has done a much better
job at getting people’s cell-phone numbers, from his various text-message
initiatives (including the contest at the DNC to see which state would send in
the most text
As found here.
A TRULY TERRIBLE HAND
5 years ago
October 3, 2003 | Mocking the Defense Department’s method of educating soldiers about Sadam Hussein’s minions with a deck of cards, North Shore illustrator John Doherty teamed up with media critic Arthur E. Rowse to create their own set, except this one was devoted to Bush and his minions.
I’m glad that we
– meaning those of us who are intelligent enough to dismiss today’s New York
Times nonsense that Sarah Palin delivered an honorable performance in last
night’s debate – have finally arrived at the moment when I can spit trash about
Alaska’s shameful governor without being labeled a complete misogynist. For
real – fuck this bitch if she has beef with my debt; I hope her son gets filled
with shrapnel in this war that she supports so ardently (you thought it – I
We're not totally sure who is responsible for this, but it's brilliant.
Here's a sample:
"Gosh." Amazing.Get your own cards here: http://palinbingo.com/
Feel free to join us in the comments section to play along with the debate as it's happening -- we'll be in there as well. Ready? Annnnnnnnd . . . . we're off!
If you have beef with harsh immigration policies, so-called Wall Street bailouts, or right wing goon supreme Antonin Scalia, then downtown Boston was your liberal Disneyland Wednesday afternoon. From the 4pm Massachusetts Jobs with Justice rally against the bailout plan to the 5pm Moral Voices for Immigration Reform event, there was nary a southpaw cause that went unrepresented.