Monthly Archives: February 2012

Santorum throws up on himself

From The Raw Story: Rick Santorum wished Tuesday morning that he could rescind his statement of wanting to “throw up” after hearing former President John F. Kennedy’s 1960 speech on the separation of church and state. Appearing on the Laura … Continue reading

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Class warfare? It’s only just begun

I should change my name to Ed Anger. Or Joe Jeremiad. I’m disgusted that the robber barons who rule the GOP were able, with much help from the corporate media, to push into the language the catchphrase “right to work,” … Continue reading

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Obama: Love me, I’m a liberal

Once I was young and impulsive I wore every conceivable pin Even went to the socialist meetings Learned all the old union hymns But I’ve grown older and wiser And that’s why I’m turning you in So love me, love … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday blues

A butcher friend of mine on Ninth Street said hello today, and I couldn’t help but notice the thin black cross on his forehead. I realized this was the first day of Lent and the cross was ash rubbed into … Continue reading

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Serfin’ USA (the new feudalism)

Did Cameron Diaz go under the knife? Will the stars of Hangover 3 score big pay increases? These are the questions that try journalists’ souls. Meanwhile, in another world, in a piece called “Is Market Capitalism Dead?,” Columbia Prof. Thomas … Continue reading

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My birthday in outer space

I love the past, which doesn’t exist/until I summon it, or make it up,/and I love how you believe/and certify me by your belief,/whoever you are, a fiction too,/held together by what? Personality?/Voice…? — from “Loves,” by Stephen Dunn **** … Continue reading

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GOP gets medieval on our ass

My two favorite Catholics recently weighed in regarding American bishops opposed to the use of contraceptives. First comedian Stephen Colbert warned that American Catholic women who are unopposed — i.e., the majority of those who are sexually active — are … Continue reading

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The evil-of-two-lessers argument

Do progressives need reminding that the current crop of Republicans are intent on scuttling New Deal legislation and pushing the country further to the right than Mussolini’s Italy? Of course not, but this doesn’t stop “centrists” from scolding those of … Continue reading

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Thou shalt not cock-block the Lord

Stephen Colbert recently explained the theological underpinnings of the Church’s opposition to contraception, and warned birth control users that their sin is a grave one: The transmission of human life is a most serious role in which married people collaborate … Continue reading

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Caterpillar calls the shots

With the election approaching, President Obama says he’s working hard to come up with incentives that will encourage American companies to bring home jobs that have been outsourced. However, an item in Reader Supported News sheds light on how badly … Continue reading

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