On Sunday President Obama spoke at Notre Dame University, where he had been invited to address graduates of the Catholic school. As the President is pro-choice, this raised some controversy among Catholics. And, to paraphrase Jesus, where two or three are gathered to oppose Obama, there also are ... More >>
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 ... More >>
Douglas Emlen, an entomologist at the University of Montana, has sparked some debate over his comments in an NPR broadcast about the dung beetle. During the segment, Emlen said that he avoids ground coffee because it's full of ground up cockroaches. [NPR] Robyn O'Brien, known as the Erin Brockovich ... More >>
The Post really gets a kick out of portraying people they don't like as animals. Taking a page from their famous "Axis of Weasels" cover showing French and German U.N. ambassadors as the aforementioned slippery mammals, they today portray Joe Biden as a pig, owing to his remarks on the risk of swin ... More >>
Swine is the word! It started out as a mere public health emergency. Some kids got sick in Queens and they closed their school. Then it went viral, so to speak, becoming the new thing everyone's enemies caused. Another Queens school closed. A kid died in Texas. Two Brooklyn schools closed. The Isr ... More >>
(* 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 >>
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 >>
Mayor Bloomberg rode the subway today and said he felt "perfectly safe." Of course he does -- he's surrounded by bodyguards and, if attacked, can shoot deadly streams of money from his sleeves. But he meant from swine flu contamination -- the trip, broadcast on local TV news, was evidently meant to ... More >>
Minnesota GOP Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann says Obama's expansion of the AmeriCorps volunteer program establishes "re-education camps." ObamaHitler y'all! Defacements of Wikipedia pages are usually just crudely funny, but the altered Wiki page on Welsh village Gilfach Goch is a work of comic ar ... More >>
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 li ... More >>
Those scamps at Right Wing Video offer a parody clip on the stimulus package. It's supposed to be a porno (stiffly acted but, sadly, without nudity) in which a badass dude called Barack Obama (pictured) encounters a chick named Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who submits to his "package." He trie ... More >>
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 conserv ... More >>
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 ba ... More >>
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 ... More >>
Screw the public. We need you to bail out the press by staying in office.
The Rainbow Room in better timesAnother victim of the bad economy: The Rainbow Room will close on January 12th, but its bar, banquet space and weekend dinner-dancing will stay in business, moving to the 65th floor of the building. [AP]The holidays are over, time for inauguration fever. Asia Nine, a ... More >>
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