In Plain Sight: The Hatred of the Right Wing in Texas

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Yesterday, Ted Cruz got a healthy dose of his own medicine on his Facebook page when he posted a tribute to South Africa’s favorite son, Nelson Mandela, who passed away a couple of days ago.  In his post, Cruz said, “Nelson Mandela will live in history as an inspiration for defenders of liberty around the globe. He […]

How Many Consultants Does it Take to Build a Website and Eventually Piss off a Republican?

I’ve had the inestimable pleasure (?) of working on several software implementation projects over the past few years, and the one thing I can tell you with absolute certainty is that no matter how long you think it will take, it will take longer. My most recent assignment involved an implementation that had to reschedule […]

Is This Any Way to Run a Country?

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Uh, no. Remember this photo of Republicans ready to go to conference during the government shutdown? Something Democrats had been trying to get them to do since April? Well sir, the shutdown ended on October 17, the first meeting of the budget conference committee was yesterday, and what was accomplished? They decided to meet again […]

Media Whore

First, some definitions I collected online, in no particular order:  A person who craves media attention; someone who will apparently do anything to remain in the media spotlight. A media figure who will throw their mom under a bus and then sell her soul to get a ratings high. A person who has a psychological […]

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Evidence

Two great examples in this clip from CNN. First, what it looks like when a governor, Democrat Steve Beshear of Kentucky, actually cares enough about the uninsured in his state to set up an exchange so that they can get affordable insurance. Second, life inside the right-wing bubble. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), who, when presented […]

Ted Cruz Political Career Shorter than Mark Fidrych’s?

Everyone older than 50 remembers Mark Fidrych, the goofy rookie pitcher for Detroit who went 19-9 in his first season, even beating the Yankees 5-1 in that year.  Dubbed “the Bird”, Fidrych was well known for talking to the ball, grooming the mound with his bare hands, and generally acting like a screwball.  After winning […]

Keep the Cameras Rolling

I have but one request of the organizers and leaders of stunts like the Couple of Hundred Million Vets March in Washington yesterday, and one request of the media in regards to coverage of any and all related Tea Party-led and inspired protests in the future. Keep the protests coming and keep the cameras rolling. […]

The Cult of Opinion

As we move through the first week of the government shutdown I can’t help but think that the so-called mass media has a lot to do with the problems we have been facing. Of course, we have the now famous problems with Chuck Todd and David Gregory, but that really is the tip of the […]

One Million Vets

There’s a new group that is forming, calling itself Million Vet March on the Memorials.  It’s yet another well-meaning, but misguided attempt to help during this completely unnecessary government shutdown caused by hostage taking in the House of Representatives.  It was born out of the orchestrated storming of the barricades at the World War II […]