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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Base Instincts

We may not have many presidential contenders yet, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t already plenty of irony to go around.

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Lying for Fun and Profit

Katrina vanden Heuvel (editor and publisher of The Nation) has a brilliant opinion piece this week that highlights how little regard the mainstream media has for the truth, and the hypocrisy of a country that claims that people should be held accountable for their actions. Here are some quotes: Last Sunday, ABC’S “This Week” turned […]

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Henpecked

© Tom Tomorrow I find it funny that people (on both the right and the left) are making fun of Obama because the main proponents for action in Libya in his administration are women. I lived in England for a year during the government of Margaret Thatcher, and it comes as absolutely no surprise to […]

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Late Night Political Humor

“Seventeen days after Newt Gingrich insisted President Obama should establish a no-fly zone over Libya, he’s complaining that Obama established a no-fly zone over Libya. It’s the same as Newt’s policy on adultery. He can’t make up his mind.” – Jay Leno “House Speaker John Boehner says President Obama should have clearly outlined his exact […]

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American Exceptionalism?

From Joe Klein, writing in Time magazine: This is my 10th presidential campaign, Lord help me. I have never before seen such a bunch of vile, desperate-to-please, shameless, embarrassing losers coagulated under a single party’s banner. They are the most compelling argument I’ve seen against American exceptionalism. [...] There are those who say, cynically, if […]

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Superhero

© Matt Bors You can see Obama’s speech on Libya here and here. UPDATE: Jon Stewart on Obama’s speech.

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Late Night Political Humor

“Hillary Clinton said that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is engaged in ‘theater.’ Which explains the new strategy to defeat him: casting him as the lead in ‘Spider-Man: the Musical.’” – Jimmy Fallon “No one can agree on how to spell Gadhafi’s name. He’s like the Hanukkah of dictators.” – Jimmy Kimmel “According to reports, Khadafy […]

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Unilateral Flip Flop

Back in 2007, when now VP Joe Biden was campaigning for the presidency, he was asked the following question: QUESTIONER: I have a great fear that say you’re elected as the nominee of the party. Next August sometime during the summer, Dick Cheney and George are going to bomb Iran. BIDEN: Legitimate concern. QUESTIONER: What […]

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Wise Counsel?

© Jen Sorensen How can people who claim to be against the “nanny state” be for anti-abortion counseling? If they are actually trying to protect people, then it would make more sense to require counseling before you order a drink in a bar, but don’t have a designated driver.

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Late Night Political Humor

“We now have wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya. They call it a ‘theater’ of war but this is a multiplex.” – David Letterman “A problem for our military in Libya is that they can’t tell the rebels from Gadhafi’s military. The U.N. has now declared that the war be fought as ‘shirts vs. skins.’” […]

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Murphy Can Has Congress

Ian Murphy, the guy who crank called Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker posing as billionaire conservative activist David Koch, is running for Congress. I’d say “seriously” but even though he is seriously running for Congress (he has filed and everything) there is nothing serious about his campaign video. Personally, I hope he wins.

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General Tax Avoidance

© Jeff Danziger General Electric had profits of over $14 billion in 2010 and yet paid no taxes. In fact, they received a tax benefit of $3.2 billion. Now that’s corporate welfare! How does GE do it? By hiring former treasury officials to work in their tax department, and by aggressive lobbying to get tax […]

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War is Hell

© Matt Wuerker My only issue with this comic is that Obama never said he was anti-war. He said he was against stupid wars. So the question is whether what we are doing in Libya is stupid or not. Time will surely tell.

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Late Night Political Humor

“We’re at war? Again? Don’t we already have two? Wars aren’t like kids, where you don’t have to worry about the youngest one because the other two will take care of it.” – Jon Stewart “Remember when President Obama said we can’t fight two wars and vowed to change our policy? Well, he did. Now […]

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Tanked

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has become something of a celebrity, but he seems to have jumped the shark. What else can explain how a simple arrest of a man suspected of the fowl crime of cockfighting somehow required the use of armored vehicles, including a tank. And the Sheriff had no reason to believe that […]

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