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Santorum’s House of Fear

That dull roar you hear is the sound of All The Internets laughing uproariously at Rick Santorum’s new, desperately dramatic campaign commercial, “Obamaville”, a glimpse at America’s dystopian future under a second Obama term. “Obamaville” is a post-apocalyptic Anytown USA, where religious freedom has been snuffed out like a candle, dead kids’ shoes lie in . . . → Read More: Santorum’s House of Fear

Meanwhile, in Post-Racial America…

Bumper sticker caught earlier this week that’s been making the rounds on Twitter and Facebook: Actually, this thing’s been around for awhile: Maddowblog caught a similar thing last year. Not much to add, except #puke

Submitted without (much) comment

Because sometimes there’s just no comment I could possibly *come* up with that would provide adequate snarkification. From Rick Santorum’s website, what is presumably a money raising promotion with the world’s greatest acronym: It’s still there as of 2:45 Pacific, so the Santorum campaign must be delirious with joy, imagining that the surge of incumming . . . → Read More: Submitted without (much) comment

From the “WTF Is Wrong With People?” file

Speaking of right-wing terrorism, here’s a little item that will reaffirm your faith in the inherent goodness of the human race… NOT. Yesterday the campaign manager for Arkansas Democrat Ken Aden arrived home with his kids to find the family cat dead on the porch, with the word “LIBERAL” scrawled on its side in felt . . . → Read More: From the “WTF Is Wrong With People?” file

Dreams & Schemes & Circus Crowds: On Teh Newticles

I usually find it’s helpful to try and see things from both sides, from left and right, from up and down, from win and lose… and still somehow… … I am utterly baffled and astonished by this: Newt Gingrich pulled off a dramatic upset over Mitt Romney in the South Carolina Republican primary Saturday, reviving . . . → Read More: Dreams & Schemes & Circus Crowds: On Teh Newticles

Karma’s a cold-hearted bitch on wheels

Marianne Gingrich, aka Mrs. Newt Gingrich II, is warped, bitter, twisted and trash-talking at top speed as if the world doesn’t already know what Vile Scum with Snail Slime on Top her ex really is: Marianne Gingrich said she first heard from the former speaker about the divorce request as she was waiting in the . . . → Read More: Karma’s a cold-hearted bitch on wheels

GOP Presidential Primary Field: Now 16.6% Less Sane

Or to put it another way, 83.4% Batshit (and the jury’s still out on Ron Paul). Jon Huntsman, the only thing between the GOP Presidential Primary Field and its own category in the DSM-IV, has left run screaming from the building: Jon M. Huntsman Jr. informed his advisers on Sunday that he intends to drop . . . → Read More: GOP Presidential Primary Field: Now 16.6% Less Sane

Corporate Raiders of the Lost Ark

I feel a little sorry for the Democratic Party’s ad agency. By the time the Republican candidate is chosen and advertising for the presidential election campaign starts in earnest, they’ll be like the Maytag Repairmen of the Marketing World if the GOP keeps supplying moments like this: Woot! Probably not the best sound bite given . . . → Read More: Corporate Raiders of the Lost Ark

Rick Santorum and the Right to be Weird

Make no mistake: the frothy Rick Santorum is weird in ways that go light-years beyond grotesque. But when he obligingly provides so much material for his opponents to work with, I wonder if this aspect of his weirdness is appropriate fodder for televised political debate: During a segment on Fox News Monday, Alan Colmes told . . . → Read More: Rick Santorum and the Right to be Weird


A leftover from the other night that was screaming to get out of the hopper: Who could blame CNN for making this mistake during their coverage of the Iowa Caucus on Tuesday? Bachmann Palin, Palin Bachmann, my daughter my sister, my sister my daughter… Does this prove the Media is Liberal or Conservative? Or just . . . → Read More: EwpsCNN

Who let the dogs in??

The GOP Primary Reality Clown Show has packed up its balloons and clown shoes and fart whistles and red foam noses and is headed for New Hampshire after a terrifying Tuesday night in Iowa. Terrifying to sane humans, for sure, but even more terrifying to dogs. It’s true: dogs everywhere shuddered in horrified unison Tuesday . . . → Read More: Who let the dogs in??

She must have been lonely

…and wanted a visit from some of those hunky Secret Service dudes: Hours after Pennsylvania State Police arrested a 21-year-old Idaho man for allegedly firing a semi-automatic rifle at the White House, the top student official for the College Republicans at the University of Texas tweeted that the idea of assassinating President Obama was “tempting.” . . . → Read More: She must have been lonely

Cain Train derailed

From the “In What Will Come As No Surprise to Anyone” files, GOP presidential primary contender, pizzamonger and inveterate skirt-chaser extraordinaire Herman Cain has left the building: Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain effectively ended his 2012 White House race on Saturday, saying “false and unproved” sexual accusations have made it impossible for him to carry . . . → Read More: Cain Train derailed

Donald Trump still on TV, Contemplations of the Apocalypse

Arrgh. I had planned on writing about something else, but this is bugging me. Short form: Donald Trump, still on TV, why? I wonder if anyone else is as tired as I am of Donald Trump incessantly braying at them from their TV sets. Even as I type this, he’s bellowing about something or other . . . → Read More: Donald Trump still on TV, Contemplations of the Apocalypse

Rick Perry’s brain fart at CNBC debate

“Dumber than Dubya” Rick Perry continued to fortify his reputation as the goofiest candidate on the GOP primary slate last night at the CNBC debate, when he was unable to remember the name of the third of three agencies he planned to cut as… . . . → Read More: Rick Perry’s brain fart at CNBC debate

Comment of the day

The laughfest known as “the Tea Party Republican Debate” continues apace. Candidate Michelle Bachmann was in especially fine form last night, hinting darkly at horrible side effects from the cancer-preventative HPV vaccine; theories which have long since been debunked and dwell on the ragged edge of politics in the murky conspiratorial caverns that house ideas […] . . . → Read More: Comment of the day


I realize this video clip of GOP contender Rick Perry at the candidates’ debate has already gone a bit viral, but it’s so creepy and sick and weird that I couldn’t resist posting it here. (I only wish I had a pukeworthiness rating system so I could rate it as “Triple Projectile Pukeworthy”.) On we […] . . . → Read More: Sicksicksick

Hard-Earned Obscurity vs Panting for Palin

In another post, commenter Terrence links to a demented little screechfest from semi-lucid bigotblogger Pamela Geller. For the fortunately uninitiated, Geller is one of those turds who’s achieved minor notoriety in the fetid corner of Internetland labeled “POLITICAL BLOGGERS” with a routine that she’s been flogging like a pack mule for years: The Voice in […] . . . → Read More: Hard-Earned Obscurity vs Panting for Palin

Scary Perry

The feverish madness of USian politics continues apace, entertaining as usual. If you thought the GOP couldn’t possibly come up with a goofier presidential candidate than CrazyEyes, you’d be wrong. This past weekend their collective delirium spiraled even further out of control when Texas Governor Rick “Goodhair” Perry threw his 10-gallon hat in the ring, […] . . . → Read More: Scary Perry