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Bill Maher: Abolish Earth Day.  Make every day Earth Day.

Bill Maher: Abolish Earth Day. Make every day Earth Day.

Bill Maher hits the nail on the head–again: Last week I asked: If it solved global warming, would you give up the TV remote and go back to carting your fat ass over to the television set every time you wanted to change the channel. If that was the case in America, I think Americans […]

April 22, 2007 | By | 2 Replies More
Killer High Heels

Killer High Heels

Today’s topic is high heeled shoes.  Why do women wear the damned things, I sometimes wonder.  Those women wobble around, they take longer to get from here to there, they often trip on small sidewalk imperfections, and they regularly fall and get hurt. I will confess: my gut reaction is that a woman’s IQ relates inversely […]

April 22, 2007 | By | 63 Replies More
Iraq is only the beginning

Iraq is only the beginning

Do you ever wonder what happens to neo-cons after they leave the corrupt, nepotism-ridden Bush Administration?  Some, like Paul Wolfowitz (George W.’s former Deputy Secretary of Defense), go on to create their own corrupt, nepotism-ridden administrations. While investigating Wolfowitz’s resume, I came upon a particularly frightening neo-con organization called the “Project for the New American Century,” which counts Wolfowitz among its […]

April 20, 2007 | By | 12 Replies More
Why aren’t flags flown at half-staff every day?

Why aren’t flags flown at half-staff every day?

President Bush has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the 33 people killed this week at Virginia Tech.  So, here’s my question:  why hasn’t he ordered flags to be flown at half-staff every day, in honor of the U.S. (and coalition) soldiers who die every day in Iraq?

April 19, 2007 | By | 55 Replies More
Are there bathtubs in heaven?

Are there bathtubs in heaven?

In an earlier post, I wondered how God is going to entertain his followers up in heaven for all eternity, especially those who enjoy the less ethereal forms of entertainment (like jet skis).  Now, my question is about hygiene.  I occasionally look after my neighbor’s two dogs.  Recently, after walking the dogs for about an […]

April 19, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Attention Sickness

Attention Sickness

Marty Kaplan describes the symptoms and gives a name to “the very real nausea that culture (to use a kind word for it) can cause”:  Attention Sickness.  First the BIG THING was ANNA NICOLE. Then it was WAR FUNDING. Then it was SANJAYA, and vote-for-the-worst sadism. Then it was CANCER, and our national debate about parental […]

April 18, 2007 | By | 5 Replies More
Book Review: The End of Iraq

Book Review: The End of Iraq

Summary: A scathing, informative chronicle of the Bush administration’s failures in Iraq, yet one that speaks with compelling plausibility of all the missed opportunities to turn things around. Former U.S. diplomat and ambassador Peter Galbraith has been deeply and personally involved with the affairs of Iraq for over twenty years. In his new book The […]

April 18, 2007 | By | 7 Replies More
Americans’ dietary laziness just got lazier.

Americans’ dietary laziness just got lazier.

American culture celebrates the quick fix. Diet pills like Trimspa and Ephedra enjoyed massive popularity despite their health risks because many people want to look healthy without actually living healthfully. Take a diet pill, pop a multivitamin instead of getting nutrients through food, starve yourself- it doesn’t matter how you get trim and slim, just […]

April 18, 2007 | By | 2 Replies More
Lose your religion for tax purposes

Lose your religion for tax purposes

A Jesuit college in St. Louis just won a Missouri Supreme Court case allowing them to get public money, $8 million of it, for their college.  Not being one that believes public money should be spent in support of religion, I was aghast.  “How could that possibly happen?” you might say.  The answer is rather interesting.  The Jesuits […]

April 18, 2007 | By | 3 Replies More