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Garrison Keillor comments on “The Chosen President”

Garrison Keillor comments on “The Chosen President”

Garrison Keillor has written a Salon.com article titled “The chosen president: For the Current Occupant, it’s enough to believe that he’s been ordained by God. What does it matter what anyone else thinks?”  Here’s an excerpt: Clearly the Current Occupant sees himself as a chosen president, though his theology is simpler than Calvin’s: really just […]

April 24, 2007 | By | 2 Replies More
Subsidized Twinkies

Subsidized Twinkies

To see why Twinkies are cheap and fresh produce is expensive,”you need look no farther than the farm bill,” according to this article in the New York Times: This resolutely unglamorous and head-hurtingly complicated piece of legislation, which comes around roughly every five years and is about to do so again, sets the rules for […]

April 23, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Bill O’Reilly is an abject coward

Bill O’Reilly is an abject coward

Why? Because he’s afraid to allow Richard Dawkins a chance to talk. Here’s the proof: Next time, O’Reilly could save Dawkins the trouble of showing up. O’Reilly could simply place a cardboard facade of Dawkins opposite O’Reilly’s desk and just talk at the facade, for hours, if he’d like.

April 23, 2007 | By | 3 Replies More
Onion News Network reports on panda’s request for an abortion

Onion News Network reports on panda’s request for an abortion

Such twisted hysterical people!  Or consider the other new stories now available on the Onion News Network.  Check out this story that something is happening in Haiti or this report that having a friend with cancer is good for one’s health.

April 23, 2007 | By | Reply More
The Catholic Church abolishes Limbo

The Catholic Church abolishes Limbo

Dead unbaptised infants throughout the universe are undoubtedly breathing a sigh of relief at this breaking news from the Vatican (as reported by Reuters): The Roman Catholic Church has effectively buried the concept of limbo, the place where centuries of tradition and teaching held that babies who die without baptism went. In a long-awaited document, […]

April 22, 2007 | By | 9 Replies More
“Spin” – Award-winning video.

“Spin” – Award-winning video.

I found this eight-minute video on reddit.com tonight. It was “Penned, Shot, chopped, and Scored by Jamin Winans.” I enjoyed it for it’s clean execution and thoughtfulness. According to this site, Spin has been the “winner of 35 film festival awards worldwide.” While watching this video, I couldn’t help but think of chaos theory: chaos […]

April 22, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
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