Category Politics

Same-Sex Marriage and Sandy – Linked? (No.)

The big news today is Hurricane Sandy, which is already sending rain and wind onto much of the Eastern Seaboard.  Already, tens of thousands are without power, and states and cities are preparing for the worst.  The storm, which forecasters are saying is nearly unprecedented in size, combines a mix of tropical air from the […]

Corporal Punishment – A Capital Idea?

We’ve heard a lot of crazy stuff in this election.  Comments about “legitimate rape,” a claim that nearly half of the country are just a bunch of lazy bums, the Vice President maybe, possibly accusing Republicans of being closet slavery fans (that one is a little more complicated than the other two, it should be noted). […]

Beware The Fake Voters!

One of the more interesting issues in the 2012 election is the question of voter ID laws.  Ever since one elected official let it slip that, maybe, possibly, there might be some political motivations behind asking people to show a government-issued ID in order to vote, there’s been a lot of hubbub over whether this is […]

“Replacement-Gate”: Wisconsin Fights Back

The big story in the news today has nothing to do with politics.  Well, almost nothing, but we’ll get to that in a minute.  The big story today is the ending to last night’s NFL game between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers.  Seattle won the game, 14-12, but there’s considerable controversy as to […]

If You Are Reading This, You Are Lazy

This has been a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad week for Mitt Romney.  Last week, around this time, he jumped the gun on the embassy attacks in the Middle East, releasing a statement attacking President Obama for supposedly apologizing – even as the US consulate in Benghazi was under attack.  So far, he appears to […]

Obama Gets A Boost! (And his poll numbers go up too!)

Without a doubt, that is the best picture you will get out of this campaign, period.  I mean, that’s it.  That’s the kind of photo a caption contest is made from.  But in case you somehow haven’t heard about it yet, here’s a little background (courtesy of the Huffington Post): In Florida for his bus […]

Are You Ready For Some Politics?

Remember Hank Williams, Jr.?  Well, if you’ve ever watched a football game on Monday night, you probably should, since this used to precede every game.  (Don’t ask me about the military stuff, because that’s new to me.)  Then, last year, Hank Jr. said some things he probably shouldn’t have – stuff about Obama somehow, potentially, being a […]