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    June 22, 2014

    Rightbloggers' Impeachment Smorgasbord Has Something for Everyone

    Last week the South Dakota Republican Party called for the impeachment of Barack Obama. Our readers may view this as just another piece of exotic nonsense from a What's-The-Matter-With state. But in the world of rightbloggers, this is serious stuff. While impeachment advocacy was once mainly the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    A Chat With Norm Augustinus, the Guy Holding the "Die de Blasio Die" Banner at Columbus Circle

    The carriage-horse debate has gotten rather heated lately, with animal rights activists and the de Blasio administration saying it's time for the practice to end, and carriage drivers, the Teamsters and Liam Neeson saying a ban on carriage horses will send the drivers into unemployment and the horse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Giuliani's New Ad for Lhota Reuses Lines From His 2008 Presidential Bid

    In a new TV ad, Rudy Giuliani ladles praise on his mayoral disciple. "Joe Lhota is New York," he says, as images flash of Lhota's life as a born-and-raised New Yorker. It's the first official campaign stamp from Lhota's old boss, whom he served as a deputy mayor and liaison to Washington. But the ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2013

    Looking for Votes, Rightbloggers Explore "Conservative Reform," Find Pretty Much Conservatism

    Last week rightbloggers remained occupied with the recent D.C. scandals, which some of them expect to result in the President's impeachment; they even have a March on Washington and a shady poll to give them hope. We expect they will result in some sort of impeachment, if only of certain people's ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Bloomberg Backpedals Ass Comment, Claims 'I Never Said It'

    Earlier this week, we told you about New York magazine's cover story on Christine Quinn, in which writer Jonathan Van Meter reported that Mayor Bloomberg said, "Look at the ass on her," while admiring a party guest. But now, the mayor denies that he said anything of the sort. The Observer reports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Bloomberg Gets in Everybody's Pants This Week

    Today, Bloomberg becomes the first mayor to lay claim to a sixth borough: the supple flesh hidden beneath our pants. Oh yes, there's nothing like a good body part to get our outgoing mayor's juices flowing. A New York magazine feature on his possible replacement, Christine Quinn, was completely ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    Transcript of President Obama's Second Inaugural Address

    Here is President Obama's second inaugural address as prepared for delivery on Jan. 21, 2013.Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Barack and Mitt Will Have Lunch Today; Here's What They Could Talk About

    It has been almost a month now since America went to the polls and re-elected President Obama to another four years of running this whole place. Since then, we've collectively done well in the whole "taking our minds off the election" business. We've had Petraeus, the progress of the Sandy recovery, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Obama Mentioned Gays Three Times Last Night!

    President Obama's speech was strong and confident, not only in the digs at Romney (who's still convinced Russia is our number one enemy, zanily enough), but in its nods to LGBT people, who are usually invisible when it comes to vote-for-me orations. Obama noted that gays aren't responsible for our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Don't Worry, Black America -- Joe Biden Meant Romney Wants To Put Y'all Back In "Shackles," Not "Chains"

    There's good news on the campaign front: Vice President Joe Biden has clarified comments he made yesterday about how Mitt Romney wants to "put y'all back in chains," and has completely (read: not at all) smoothed over any racial insensitivities that may have been suggested in his derp-y comments -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Free Contraception For All! Obamacare Gets Rid of Co-Pay For Birth Control, and Unsuprisingly Pisses Off The Catholic Church

    Today brings free contraception for all (as long as you're one of the millions insured and you don't work for a Catholic organization), under the Affordable Care Act. Effective today, these provisions cover most major preventive services without a co-pay.According to data provided by Planned Parenth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Chris Geidner of Metro Weekly on the Big, Gay Week at the White House [VIDEO]

    There are many culprits who helped push Obama out of the same-sex marriage support closet this week, with Malia and Sasha (who didn't see the difference between their friends' parents who are opposite or same sex), Joe Biden's loose, grandiose, hyperbolic lips, and the (later confirmed) prospect of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Barack Obama, "The Leader Of The Free World," Endorses Same-Sex Marriage; New Yorkers Share Reactions With The Voice

    President Obama has told ABC news that he supports the right for same-sex couples to get legally married. Obama told ABC, in an interview where he appeared relaxed and calm (even if he'd been pushed into this moment due to Joe Biden's loose lips on Sunday, Andrew Cuomo's bro-date yesterday, and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Some Rich Gays Are Stiffing Obama In Protest!

    Wait, that sounds a little dirty. How about "Some rich gays are pulling out..."? Nah, that sounds suggestive too. Well, however you phrase it, this is serious stuff. See, Obama's had a pretty good record with regard to LGBT decision making (though he's still "evolving" about same-sex marriage--U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Barack Obama's White House Correspondents' Dinner Speech Runs Wild, Namechecks ODB

    ​On Friday, we talked about how Beyoncé's participation in Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" program showed how the Obamas were interested in including a wider (and younger-skewing) swath of culture in official political life. On Saturday, President Obama's speech to the White House Correspondent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Photos of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Co. Watching Osama Bin Laden Mission

    ​The official White House photographer Pete Souza captured a dramatic series of images yesterday, May 1, 2011, in the Situation Room of the White House as President Barack Obama gathered with Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other national security team members ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2011

    Obama Buries Haters At White House Correspondents Dinner

    Last night at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, President Obama absolutely eviscerated Donald Trump, who sat there stone-faced, his melon-colored hair glinting obscenely as the president leveled zinger after zinger at him. In short, it was awesome. Obama also laid into Michele Bachmann, Tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Mitt Romney Throws His Exploratory Hat Into the Exploratory Ring

    Mitt Romney has taken to YouTube to announce that he has formed an exploratory committee for the 2012 presidential race. He calmly talks about jobs while standing in front of what looks to be a high school football field (because nothing says "America" like adolescent concussions). It is subdued, re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2011

    Government Narrowly Avoids Shutdown

    via Good Men Project​The government was this close to shutting down last night but managed to reach an eleventh-hour (literally) compromise before the midnight deadline. House Speaker John "Smarmy" Boehner presented the laundry list of spending cuts and revisions and got Congress' positive respons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Our Favorite #@&*%ing Swear Words

    A Brooklyn writer took to the New York Times today to bitch about people who "curse" too much. The worst offenders, he says, are "20-somethings whose informal language consists of a liberal use of profanity blended into their OMG-juvenile act." "Is there a cure for this rampant vulgarity?" he a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Joe Biden Feeds the Trolls on Yahoo! Answers

    Yahoo! Answers, tough questions​Yahoo! Answers ranks barely above YouTube comments as the saddest, scummiest place for bizarre questions and offensive anonymous responses on the mainstream internet. So it's a bit strange, but not exactly surprising that President Barack takes to YouTube to con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2011

    Cathie Black Just Can't Catch a Break (Video)

    ​Cathie Black is the new Joe Biden. A birth control joke by the novice Schools Chancellor at a parent-school official meeting, followed in quick succession by a Sophie's Choice allusion, have pissed people off royally. Oh come on! The first one's funny, at least.

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    The 20 Worst Songs of 2010, #16: Lil Wayne, "Paradice"

    F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. ​Lil Wayne's rock album was as "eagerly anticipated" as tax season, a divorce court hearing, or the icy embrace of death itself. Watching the gifted rhymer aimlessly dick around with a guitar was like watching Picass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Morning Links: General McChrystal to Face Obama Today; Nikki Haley Wins Republican Nomination for Governor; USA vs. Algeria

    AP​• General Stanley A. McChrystal, top commander in Afganistan, has submitted his resignation over his critical remarks -- including saying Obama appeared "uncomfortable and intimidated" during their first meeting, and dismissing Vice President Biden as "Bite Me" -- in the latest issue of R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Everybody Loves Hamid Karzai

    ​Afghan leader Hamid Karzai is in Washington, and, in a far cry from last year's visit -- in which he was practically snubbed in favor of his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, and given a whole lot of "tough love" regarding corruption and drug trafficking in his government -- this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2010

    How to Follow the White House Press Correspondents Dinner on Twitter

    Time editor Richard Stengel, Gayle King and MSNBC's Savannah Guthrie​Happy May Day! Or happy White House Press Correspondents Dinner Day, depending how famous you are, how closely you follow the high school side of politics or how much you wish you were famous. Or! How much you wish you were c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Aggregating the Aggregators

    ​Today's hot hot stories, brought to you by the blurb jockeys at America's sexiest news sources! Huffington Post: The 18 Biggest lies of Palin's book. Some Hemingway filly is topless. Levi Johnston's hairy armpit. Teabagger party turns violent. Jessica Alba pats herself on the back. Costco s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    EXCLUSIVE: 6 Hot Excerpts from Sarah Palin's Going Rogue!

    ​It's the hottest of hot news -- Sarah Palin's book Going Rogue: An American Life and the accompanying tour. There've been some teasers, but our contacts in the publishing industry have leaked us six choice excerpts, which we reproduce for you here: 1. On accepting the Vice-Presidential nomin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Now O'Reilly Is After Me Personally!

    Dwindling demagogue Bill O'Reilly has it out for me! The incredibly sensitive feminist-cum-loofa-enthusiast doesn't like the way people like me have been ragging on the semi-nude-modeling boob-implanted moralist known as Carrie Prejean. I don't watch O'Reilly's car wreck of a show, which is famous f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Chrysler Goes Bankrupt?*

    (* Question mark added for plausible deniability.) They've been talking about it for a while, and today Chrysler is expected to announce it's filing for Chapter 11. The company had been trying to work out a deal with its lenders, but they won't take the necessary losses of their own volition, so ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Swine Flu PANIC Lessens Despite Level 5 Upgrade and Joe Biden

    The World Health Organization upgraded the worldwide swine flu panic to Level 5, but out our way people are still walking around as if nothing much were happening, though another local school, Bishop Kearney in Bensonhurst, has been closed. Twitterers are getting sick, not from swine flu but of it: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Pols, Press Party with Sharpton and His Corrupt Network

    The governor of New York is having lunch today with a tax dodger who owes the state nearly a million dollars. The mayor is chowing down, too. Tomorrow the vice president will wrap his arms around the same celebrity cheat who stiffed the IRS for nearly $2 million. David Paterson, Mike Bloomberg and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    After NY-20 Election, Spin War Begins

    We'll have to wait a few weeks for the absentee ballots and inevitable court challenges to tell us who won last night's Tedisco-Murphy special election in New York's 20th Congressional District. But with national attention focused on the race, operatives are struggling to paint the tie in a good lig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Ready on Day One: Rightbloggers at the Inauguration

    This week rightblogger Robert Stacy McCain said: "So far as I can tell, conservatives aren't going through anything like the grief/angst/outrage that Democrats went through after the 2000 and 2004 elections. There may be activists who would like to generate that kind of reaction, but most conservati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Obama Staff Party: "The Happiest People That Just Lost Their Jobs"

    photo via Brooklyn Vegan Tuesday's swearing-in transformed Obama the candidate into Obama the President. But his two-year-long campaign didn't really end until late last night, when the new President hosted the last inauguration event of the week: The send-off ball for the campaign staff. The ball ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    New Inaugural Balls Added to Tonight's Program

    I-minus zero! Today, in addition to the swearing-in and speechifying, it is announced Obama will attend 10 inaugural balls: five for regions of the country, one apiece for the Obama and Biden home states, a Youth Ball, and the Commander-in-Chief's Ball with the military. But we are told there has b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Bloggerdammerung: On Election's Eve, Rightbloggers Empty Their Guns on Obama, Voters, Comedians, Waiters, Etc.

    The news in the final days of the campaign offers scant hope for rightbloggers. Still, most are rooting like mad for the home team. That's a normal American response to any competitive event, and relatively healthy. What's less normal and healthy -- by conventional standards -- is a wounded defeati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    The Obamamercial: A Review

    Keywords: Family, America, paycheck, health care, prescription drugs, personal responsibility, "rocket fuel," "this guy's good." Components in ascending order of importance: 1.) Obama rattling off his policies; 2.) Cheerful Democratic supernumeraries (Tim Kaine, Bill Richardson, et alia) telling us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Ted Nugent Says, "Fuck You"

    "I can't wait to hear how you translate this in the Village Voice, cause them motherfuckers need this." Over the course of a 40 minute phone conversation rock legend and conservative firebrand Ted Nugent discussed his new book, Ted, White and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto, his charity work, the state ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Bronx Pol Calls Palin Winner, Biden Ali, Himself a "Patsy"

    Bronx State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz -- pro-life, anti-gay marriage -- is something of an anomaly in his party, so much so that the hot summer rumor had him caucusing with Senate Republicans in January should they lose control of that house. All because his fellow Dems might allow same-sex marriage. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Spin Cycle: Bronx Rebels Sort Things Out in Former Laundromat

    Photo by Candice M. Giove The banner of the new Bronx Democratic County Committee headquarters hung over the awning of a South Bronx laundromat –- a symbol, perhaps, of the political clean-up planned by the occupying Rainbow Rebels. "We decided to start fresh and open a new headquarters because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    Rightbloggers Express Dark Suspicions About Ifill

    We noticed a late flare-up of interest in our September 5 item, "Gwen Ifill's Face Accused of Media Bias." A few recent visitors dropped comments, some of the racist-doucebag variety ("AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POSTER CHILD," "reminds me of King Kong," etc). We expect this is because the PBS anchor is mode ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2008

    Obama Speech No Good, Palin a "Doer," Gustav a Blessing, Say Rightbloggers

    [Our weekly feature on conservative blogs' recent offenses to reason; archive here.] Barack Obama's acceptance speech at INVESCO Field in Denver was watched by a record-breaking 38.4 million television viewers. Between them and the 80,000 people who were on the scene, the chances of spinning his st ... More >>

  • News

    December 18, 2007

    Trail of Torture Tapes

    What did Bush know and when did he know it? Will the next president pardon him?

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2007

    Hillary Clinton is My MySpace Friend

    A writer for the Denver Westword befriended presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton, Bill Richardson, Dennis Kucinich, Mike Gravel, Chris Dodd and Barack Obama through MySpace. John Edwards and Joe Biden weren't so friendly. From the Westword:

  • NYC Life

    February 27, 2007

    Skirting the Issues

    Will Hillary Clinton beat Barack Obama in the clothes horse race?

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    January 24, 2006
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    July 5, 2005
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    September 7, 2004

    Advice to the Lovelorn

    Memo to a candidate's new aides: just go ahead and let Kerry be Kerry

  • News

    March 2, 2004

    The Ecstasy Factor

    Bad Science Slandered a Generation's Favorite Drug. Now a New Study Aims to Undo the Damage.

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