Category Archives: Politics As Usual

Bush : America :: Water : New Orleans

That look of perpetual surprise on the President’s face isn’t faked: He and his Administration appear incapable of anticipating the sunrise. Condoleeza Rice, May 16, 2002: “I don’t think anybody could have predicted that they would try to use an … Continue reading

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Celebrity Politics

How much do you want to bet the campaign’s slogan ends up being “More cowbell!”

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Don’t call it a comeback

The governator is proving more and more unpopular as a political leader the longer he stays on the job. Perhaps we should have another special election and recall him, too? The most recent poll shows that Arnold’s approval rating is … Continue reading

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Hierarchy of the non-believers

In these times of overwhelming Christian agendas and the rise of the Bible-thumpers, what’s an atheist to do? It seems like the only class of people in the U.S. more detested and misunderstood than us fags are the heathen non-believers. … Continue reading

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Land grab

Imagine a country where you could lose the property you rightfully own just because the government decides to change the rules on you and suddenly, you find yourself homeless. While this may be an overstatement in the U.S. (until, at … Continue reading

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Open Questions

With the question of who leaked Valerie Plame’s status as a CIA agent now resolved (answer: everyone in the Bush Administration), perhaps the Washington press corps would like to use up some of the energy they’ve built up to take … Continue reading

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Schwarzenegger’s double take

California governor and likely steroid abuser Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an $8 Million endorsement deal with the publisher of bodybuilding magazines two days before being sworn into office, and there wouldn’t ordinarily be anything wrong with that — except that the … Continue reading

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Roving reporters

If Newsweek is right, and it appears that they are since no one’s denying anything, then the Minister of Darkness, Karl Rove, is the mouth that spilled the beans to the press about Valerie Plame’s C.I.A. lifestyle. Or one of … Continue reading

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Death race 2005

The party that spent countless news minutes to position itself as the banner holder for a “culture of life” is speeding up the death penalty so the government has less impediments to kill its citizens on death row. Dubbed the … Continue reading

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It’s not the word, it’s the idea

Same-sex marriage foes in the U.S. often say that they’re trying to protect “marriage,” because if “marriage” isn’t a union between one man and one woman, it could mean anything! Those that think the gays are raising a stink over … Continue reading

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