Author Archives: Ponyboy

Just So I’m Clear on This…

CBS News relies on bad information, runs an undersupported story and apologizes. George Bush relies on bad information, spends $200 billion and a thousand US lives to invade a country, and refuses to apologize. In fact, he’s proud if it. … Continue reading

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Stop Me If You’ve Heard This

As I was walking home this evening, a little girl was riding her bike in the middle of the street. She still had the training wheels on as she wobbled and struggled to peddle. It reminded me of when I … Continue reading

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There Goes My Weekend

It is now officially illegal

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In Which the Political Process Goes Irretrievably Insane

Following a day in which: The Vice President declared that if he and his boss are not re-elected, thousands of people will die. The Administration asked that any judicial review of secret laws be kept secret. The Iraqi invasion claimed … Continue reading

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A Fight for the Nation’s Soul

Every four years, when a presidential election comes lumbering into view, some tiny, precious percentage of the talk that vomits out of the television turns to actual policy. Among the endless blather about personality and character, and amid the steady … Continue reading

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Please Welcome the Mad Emperor– Er, the Vice President

Holy crap. I think I just wet myself. This is the sort of picture you show naughty children, to terrify them into obedience. It’s the sort of picture that’s obviously been retouched, because it doesn’t show the blood that’s normally … Continue reading

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Bumper Stickers for the Bumper Stickerless

Like anybody with at least three-quarters of a functioning brain, I’d rather vote for a bag of sand and gravel than George W. Bush. But that doesn’t mean that I’m part of the MoveOn-donating, “fuggedaboutit!”-shouting, Moore-fellating hoards. I’m a liberal, … Continue reading

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Qualifications: Starred in “The Patriot”… And, Um…

In these troubled times of upheval and national disquiet, it takes the courage, the vision, the forthright determination of one man — one dentist — to point the way to the solution to all our problems: Write-in Mel Gibson for … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With: Burning Man

Oh, good. It’s Burning Man time again. The gathering of many thousand now-thirtysomethings in the desert for their annual mid-life crisis has become a Web tradition, replacing September as a time that everybody who doesn’t find their own palm fascinating … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With: Feed Readers

For all the endless (endless, endless) stink that has been raised about syndication protocols, very little mention has been made of the applications that actually use them. Which is too bad, because each and every feed reader currently available sucks. … Continue reading

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