Tea Baggers and Tories

The “Tea Baggers” made LEO’s “list of the 50 grandest, most brain-bending and spirit-crushing gaffes, foibles and malicious undertakings” of 2009. LEO is short for Louisville Eccentric Observer, an alternative newsweekly — print and online — in Kentucky’s largest city. “…Folks and organizations qualify for our infamous awards because, generally … Continue reading

The Courage of Michael Vick

The Philadelphia Eagles honored reserve quarterback and admitted dog-killer Michael Vick with an award for courage. Yes, you read that right. “Michael Vick” and “courage” are in the same sentence. Each of the 32 NFL teams annually honors one of its own with an Ed Block award, named for the … Continue reading

Kerry: Big Step Towards Affordable Accessible Health Care

Senator John Kerry released the following statement today after the Senate’s historic, Christmas Eve passage of comprehensive health care reform: “This is a big step towards finally making affordable accessible health care a reality for every American,” said Sen. Kerry.  “It took 60 votes, it took the commitment of a Senate willing … Continue reading

Ripped from the Headlines: Greed, Corruption, and Racism in NE Pennsylvania

Dick Wolf, who created “Law & Order” and its two successful spin-offs, “Law & Order: SVU” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” should probably consider establishing a branch office in Pennsylvania. It seems that whenever any of the New York City cops take a road trip to find a fugitive … Continue reading

Cato Astroturfs the World to Deny AGW

It really doesn’t get any better than this: Cato Board Member’s (Howie Rich) astroturf group (ALG) quotes a Cato “fellow” who, it is NEVER MENTIONED, founded the group [“Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA)”] … They run the report through a British paper’s Libertarian contrarian and then quote it as “news” analyzed by the Institute’s FOUNDER — a global warming denier from way back… Continue reading

Scared turtles

It is the great unmentionable in the health care debate. It is an attitude apparently shared by many voters.  The Democrats keep quiet about it because they don’t want to make voters mad. The same attitude is helping the Republicans thwart reform. But they won’t acknowledge it publicly for fear of looking bad. B. Smith isn’t scared … Continue reading

Chairman Kerry Statement On President’s West Point Speech

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry released the following statement this evening following President Obama’s speech on Afghanistan: “I believe that the President defined a narrower mission tonight, not an open-ended nation-building exercise. A key component of that mission is providing that the troops will only clear and hold … Continue reading