Red States

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A Must Read on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Each year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we ask you to find time to read this powerful letter that captures a moment of history and still rings true today. Prison Desk Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement … Continue reading

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

Dildos for Texas

Texas became the 28th state this week in 1845! Happy Anniversary, Texas – the one place where it’s against the law to own too many dildos, but you can vote for as many as you want. BONUS TRACK: Molly Ivins’ Dildo Diaries ***

The Week in Politics

WAITING FOR THE THIRD DOT Everything you need to know about last week’s politics for this week’s cocktail party. They say it takes “three points on a graph” to spot a trend. For example, if you spent $2 for a beer yesterday and $5 on a beer today and put that on a graph, it … Continue reading

Are You More Homicidal Than This Alabama 5 Year Old?

“Mommy? Daddy? What is homicide?” This week, school officials in Alabama put a 5-year-old girl on a suicide and homicide watch after she pointed a crayon at a kindergarten classmate and said “pew! pew!” Yes, this is real. The 5-year-old, identified only as Elizabeth, is said to have drawn a picture resembling a gun before … Continue reading

The Week in Politics

TRIGGER WARNING! Everything you need to know about last week’s politics for this week’s cocktail party. To explain this week’s lesson on politics, we first need to address “trigger warnings.” This is when websites warn you that an article you’re about to click on might send you into trauma or a psychotic break because it … Continue reading

The Week in Politics

KNOCK KNOCK Everything you need to know about last week’s politics for this week’s cocktail party. The most important thing we learned about politics last week is that, in Quitman, Georgia, it’s illegal for chickens to cross the road.   *** Get Lester & Charlie’s New Book Today! ***

Bloody Mary

Big business has a big mouth these days, but what comes out isn’t always pleasant. Chick-fil-A hates gays. Hobby Lobby has its panties in a knot over contraception. Taco Bell fires managers for hiring too many Mexicans. It doesn’t seem to end. Then we read about the firestorm surrounding Mary’s Gourmet Diner, a restaurant in … Continue reading

Why the Devil Can’t Go Down on Georgia

We all know that conservatives are obsessed with two things: Sex and the wisdom of the states! That’s why we keep ending up with such titillating local legislation. Down in Mississippi, it’s illegal to even talk about polygamy. Visiting Oklahoma? Don’t even think of having simulated animal sex in a bar. In Ohio, it’s illegal … Continue reading

Sex Cells in Nevada

  A few weeks ago, we told you about the insane things going on in Mississippi schools — where teachers are complying with a law requiring sexual education by teaching girls that “anyone who has sex before marriage is no better than a used piece of chocolate.” Yuck. What could be worse than that? Well, … Continue reading

Porn for Progress

If you’re like millions of other Americans, you’ve been cursing the banks for one reason or another lately. And that puts you in the league of unlikely company: Porn stars! Yes, porn stars. It seems that greater-than-thou banks like JPMorgan Chase have decided that dealing with people in the sex industry — just handling their … Continue reading