Given all the respect they deserve

One lesson I learned early on in life is really quite simple: respect is earned.  There’s a flipside to this lesson though that many people, particularly caring, empathetic, or inherently good-hearted people often miss out on.  Contempt, like respect, can be earned. Apparently the good folks over at...

The Mail is Here! The Mail is Here!

I hate the mail, but it has not always been that way. If it were up to me, I would take every piece of mail that comes into my box (other than my weekly copy of The Nation and Newsweek) and pile it up in a corner, shred it or burn it. This hatred of the mail began somewhere around my last year at university...

Is Leach the Canary in the GOP Coal Mine?

Living in Canuckistan has it’s down sides, one of which is the lack of US news coverage in the evening pacific time. I had only two televised choices to catch up on the goings-on at the Democratic National Convention last night, MSNBC’s replay of the events or CNN’s whatever the hell it is...

The Beltway as Bret Michaels

In 17 words, Gabriel Sherman unwittingly sums up precisely what is wrong with American campaign journalism: [T]he press wants to put its love somewhere, and, right now, that love is up for grabs. Fuck the public interest–it’s all about who’s ready to rock Adam Nagourney’s world! h/t...

Dark Humor and Talking Points

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiQJ9Xp0xxU[/youtube] Why bother coming up with canned “liberal talking points” when the GOP’s been so successful at giving us so many?  And the best part, all we have to do is repeat the GOP bottom-line.  It’s almost not fair… h/t: Queen...

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