Entries from July 2011

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Tea-party Republicons and the Tea Bagging of America

Denizens of erotic culture and aficionados of American slang will know that “tea bagging” is the term of art for the practice of a man’s inserting his scrotum into the mouth of a sexual partner for the purpose of deriving pleasure. This sexual feat is sometimes performed (and photographically documented) while the passive party is […]

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Irrational Exuberance

James Fallows, writing on the Atlantic Monthly Web site, “Another Chart for Your Debt Ceiling Discussions,” graphically displays our current debt crisis: “. . . the Bush-era tax cuts, extended last year under Obama, were the biggest single policy source of deficit increase over the past ten years. Therefore you can be for reducing deficits, […]

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011


When my credit card debt has gotten uncomfortably high, I have done two things: 1. Taken on part-time work (increased revenues); and 2. Scrutinized my budget to establish more strict management of expenses (cut spending). Why does the Weeper of the House have a hard time understanding this formula?