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Arizona Senator Finally Proves That Nobody Gives a Shit

Some people have a knack for making every problem they find just a little bit worse. Senator John Kavanagh of Arizona has  turned that knack into a science. There’s no problem so big that he can’t make it bigger, from police violence and sexual identity to medicinal marijuana and environmental clutter. Get to know him … Continue reading

In Observance of “National War on Poverty Day, 2016”

    “Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.”  ~James Baldwin                 From Hunger in America: 2015 United States Hunger and Poverty Facts Hunger in the United States Six  years after the onset of the financial and economic crisis, … Continue reading

Lester and Charlie’s Thanksgiving Theater IV:

Shed those turkey day pounds 50s style:     *** *** *** *** While you’re here, check out our new books on Amazon. ***

Bang Bang Update

Thanksgiving weekend seems like a weird time to bring up something morbid, but maybe there’s no better time of the year to memorialize all the Americans who can’t say thanks this year because of guns. Especially after today’s shootings in Colorado. Today’s shootings started at a Planned Parenthood center, and, even though there were armed … Continue reading

Amen

“The church is a sort of hospital for men’s souls and as full of quackery as the hospital for their bodies.” ~Henry David Thoreau, “Walden,” published this day in 1854 ***

Rick Perry, Bang Bang

Rick Perry’s brain said yesterday that the recent movie theater massacre pretty much proves that “no gun zones” are a dangerous thing. We wish the victims of the 204 mass shootings (so far this year) could hear that. Heck, for that matter, all the 7,248 people killed by guns since January. And maybe even the … Continue reading

A Movie Mogul’s Regret

“It’s our fault. We should have given him better parts.” ~Studio chief Jack Warner, on Ronald Reagan’s transition to politics. ***

Warning!

Prediction: Expect all Hell to break loose today as Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month coincides with National Etiquette Week. ***

Stayin’ Alive

  Urban Camouflage, Milwaukee, 2015 Sometimes a picture is worth 1,000 words. Or at least a WTF. (h/t Hannah Sorkin)   ***  

Is the New AP Test Really Too Liberal?

So much talk lately about who or what is patriotic. Mostly because “America’s Mayor” Rudy Giuliani had the nerve this week to say Barack Obama lacked love for America in general and for Giuliani in particular. (As “creepy vs. offensive” stand-offs go, we’re declaring this one a draw.) Giuliani’s statement was at an event run … Continue reading

Are You Prepared for Alabama’s School Safety Plan?

It wasn’t that long ago that we brought you the shocker story from Alabama that school officials there put a 5-year-old girl on suicide and homicide watch after she pointed her crayon at another student and made a small gun noise. Alabama schools want you to be sure that your kids are safe! But it’s … Continue reading

The Holiday Hazard

“What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.” ~Phyllis Diller

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