BREAKING: Dr. George Tiller Assassinated

Oh, fuck: George Tiller, the Wichita doctor who became a national lightning rod in the debate over abortion, was shot to death this morning as he walked into church services. Tiller was shot just after 10 a.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church at 7601 E. 13th, where he was a member of the congregation. An...

A Quick Remedial Course In Racist Iconography, Part Two

In part 1, Kyle wrote about why the Obama Monkey sock puppet that came out last year was juuuuust a bit racist.  Thanks to Rupert Murdoch’s pet cartoonist at the New York Post, I have to write part 2.  Here’s the Republicans’ idea of good, clean criticism of Obama: Yup, the solidly...

I Have Had Enough

Justin Gardner is exactly right; waiting for your opponent’s assassination is NOT a viable campaign strategy. I really, really, REALLY tried magnanimity.  I really, really, REALLY, tried to be fair in my criticism, and I turned the other cheek on slights that personally disturbed me.  I have, over the...

What was that noise?

Oh, it was just Mike Huckabee’s ass-hat falling off. Seriously, if that was a joke then it means the people at the NRA convention, including possible Republican V.P. candidate Mike Huckabee and GOP Presidential nominee John McCain, thought it funny in context. Sadly that context was a meeting full of...

Pakistan Update: “This Grotesque Feudal Charade”

The Election Commission has postponed general elections, originally scheduled for January the 8th. Elections are now scheduled to be held on February the 18th, much to the chagrin of opposition leaders: “It is risky,” said one Western diplomat, who would speak only anonymously, following diplomatic...

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