October, 2008

The basics of training dogs (and Democrats)

By · Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 · 62 Comments »

If you want to teach your dog not to jump on the couch, you have to say “no!” as soon as she does it. You can’t wait a few hours or until the next day and say, “oh, hey, remember when you jumped on the couch? That was a no-no.” Doesn’t work. Doesn’t work with […]

Why didn’t she just sew herself a dress from old window curtains?

By · Friday, October 24th, 2008 · 50 Comments »

Commenter “Seriously” nails it at The Confluence: News of the purchases of designer clothes, largely from upscale Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, contrasts with the image Palin has crafted as a typical “hockey mom.” Yeah, sure it does, and if she showed up with her own clothes they’d say she’s a frumpy backwater cracker […]

Desperately needed comic relief

By · Friday, October 24th, 2008 · 12 Comments »

I love Will Ferrell:

Who’s the dumbest Vice-Presidential candidate?

By · Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 · 19 Comments »

It’s not Sarah Palin: Actually, a friend in Democratic circles assures me that Joe Biden isn’t really stupid; he’s just drunk. Either way, the dude’s speech on the coming doom that will grip the Obama administration gave me one of the few belly laughs I’ve had recently. Go out and win those votes, Joe!

Unintentionally terrifying email from Hillary Clinton

By · Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 · 13 Comments »

Email from Hillary Clinton: Dear Violet, Sixty is the magic number. If we reach 60 Democrats in the Senate, then the days of Republican obstruction are over. With Barack Obama and Joe Biden in the White House and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish. Holy shit. Because this is what […]

McCain is a moron

By · Sunday, October 19th, 2008 · 33 Comments »

This is so stupid I’m having trouble believing he really said it. It’s on CNN, so I guess he did, but Jesus Horatio Christ: “She has excited and energized our base. She is a direct counterpoint to the liberal feminist agenda for America. She has a wonderful family. She’s a reformer. She’s a conservative. She’s […]

“Stone her”

By · Friday, October 17th, 2008 · 86 Comments »

That was the cry when Sarah Palin appeared at a campaign stop in Philadelphia. “Let’s stone her, old school!” yelled a man in the crowd. Maybe that’s next. Over at The New Agenda, Amy Siskind raises the spectre of Kitty Genovese and asks, “Are Democratic women the new bystanders?” What started as “MILF” has taken […]

Obama’s voter fraud

By · Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 · 47 Comments »

A few months ago I became involved in the investigation of the caucus fraud committed by the Obama campaign during the primaries. When I started, I had no pre-conceived ideas about what had happened. The notion of a major, concerted fraud operation frankly struck me as unlikely. Then I began working with the material. It’s […]

Women’s equality under the law: nice while it lasted

By · Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 · 37 Comments »

People tend to think that the world they’re born into is normal, even immutable. That’s a big reason why young people in the West take women’s rights for granted. How could it be any different? I’m just old enough to have experienced the world before women’s equality under the law was in place. I’m also […]

Larry Summers is advising Obama

By · Sunday, October 12th, 2008 · 21 Comments »

Larry Summers. Larry Summers. Yep, that guy. Mr. “Mommy Truck and Daddy Truck.” The former President of Harvard who was fired after saying that women are intrinsically inferior to men in math and science skills (a statement he made, by the way, to an audience of women scientists). And lo and behold if this clown […]