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Category Archives: Crazies

Temporary birther

Seems that Ted Cruz has a bit of a problem. He wants to be president, but according to many of the people to whom he’s catered for the last several years, he’s not eligible. He was born in the People’s Republic of Canada, and if the birthers are consistent, they will have no choice but […]

Just when you think.

…they can’t find anyone crazier than the last crazy person they’ve nominated for, or elected to, some office, the Republicans outdo themselves. The folks at TPM ask how hard do you have to look to find an African-American candidate who thinks the three-fifths clause in the constitution was a good thing. Well, the Virginia Republicans […]


Well, [according to the Beltway pundits](, Obama has himself three scandals. Amazingly enough, one of them, about which the Republicans will take the least umbrage, actually does involve an abuse of power by people for whose actions Obama is responsible. I refer to his Nixon like pursuit of information about members of the press. Charlie […]

The Hispanic “Race” and other thoughts

Jim DeMint’s Heritage Foundation is catching flack for publishing the ravings of a white supremacist, though why that should be a surprise, I do not know. Prominent Republican lawmakers such as Marco Rubio has questioned the accuracy of the $6.3 trillion price tag. Then there are the revelations that the co-author of the study, Jason […]

A way of life

It seems that the folks in Burkesville, Kentucky feel unfairly put upon. Some people don’t understand why they feel perfectly comfortable giving real guns to five year olds, or why they can’t see how a parent that leaves such a loaded gun available for said five year old to shoot his 2 year old sister […]


Unbelievable. Well, unfortunately, not unbelievable: BURKESVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in southern Kentucky say a 2-year-old girl has been accidentally shot and killed by her 5-year-old brother, who was playing with a .22-caliber rifle he received as a gift. Kentucky State Police said the toddler was shot just after 1 p.m. CDT Tuesday in Cumberland […]

Yet one more modest proposal

In all seriousness I submit that President Obama should send the following letter, or one like it, to the person was was recently elected to the Senate from Texas: Dear Senator Cruz: I am in receipt of your request for federal funds to help the victims of the recent explosion that took place in your […]

Statistical questions

Apparently, Wayne LaPierre said this yesterday. “The one thing a violent rapist deserves to face is a good woman with a gun,” he said. (via Washington Post) It would be interesting to know the following statistics: How many rapes are foiled on a weekly basis by good women with guns. (I am having a bit […]

Can’t make this stuff up

A few days ago, while writing about a local proposal to allow non-resident taxpayers to vote in local referenda, I engaged in a bit of slippery slope argumentation, wondering among other things, if corporate taxpayers would also get to vote and wondering if perhaps votes should be weighted: the greater the property, the greater the […]

Republicans revenge comes up short

I didn’t realize it was Karl Marx that said “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce”, but apparently it was. But being liberals here, we won’t reject the aphorism on that account. But what happens when history begins as farce? Well, it turns out that when Republicans are at work, it returns as […]