Entries from December 2011

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Faux News, “War on Christmas”

‘Tis the season for Faux News to crank up its annual “Secularists War Against Christmas.” Since Republicons are usually hysterians rather than historians, this page from our Puritan founder William Bradford (1590-1657) might be instructive: “On the day called Christmas-day, the Governor called them out to work, (as was used) but the most of this […]

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Republi-cons’ New Family Values

The 2012 Republicon presidential primary campaign debuts Republicons’ new family values: Marrying the mistress with whom you were unfaithful to your previous wife. Pictured here, serial adulterer Newt and his latest wife Callista Gingrich. (Is that necklace from Tiffany’s?)

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Guber Alles: A hot, wet, steamy pool of brownback

Twenty years ago I drew the ire of the governor of Virginia. I was an instructor at a public community college (the second lowest genus on the higher education food chain), and L. Douglas Wilder was the governor. Virginia’s economy had slipped into recession, and the US was in the midst of a presidential primary […]