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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

The Week in Politics

IT’S THE McONOMY, STUPID What you’ve suspected all along turns out to be true: America’s robust middle class has become nothing more than a footnote to history. A new study shows that, for the first time since Jesus and his pet dinosaur were prancing through the Garden of Eden and writing the Constitution, America’s middle … Continue reading

Old Words, New Wisdom

R.I.P.  F.D.R. “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much — it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt, January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945 *** ***

The Week in Politics

IT TAKES A VILLAGE This week, Ann Coulter set the record straight (in her mind) when she declared that “I used to think everything was about sex, now I realize everything is about immigration.” FOX News got all literary on us while covering a spelling bee, Louisiana’s legislature (state) wants to make the Bible (church) … Continue reading

VIDEO: Join the Fracking Craze!

“Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception.” ~Sophocles Trying to keep up with the Joneses? All you have to do if you want to be the big family on the block is convince a gas company to frack your back yard. And it’s easier than you think! Click on this week’s video from … Continue reading

Christian Shingles!

Is there anything regular people do that Christians can’t do better? Not to be outdone one-upping Wikipedia with the fact-stripped and fantastic Conservapedia (must be seen to be believed), now they’ve bested social media with a right-wing Twitter aggregation site called Twitchy, which just sold for an undisclosed amount to a Christian radio conglomerate with … Continue reading

McMoney 101

We’re not sure, but we think we’ve found a slight inconsistency in all the hubbub over how stores like Kmart, Target, and Walmart are throwing open their doors this year on Thanksgiving — one of them as early as 6AM Thursday (ouch). Outrage has been lighting up the twittersphere with comments like “Is there no … Continue reading

Robo- Roach to the Rescue

These days, in the wake of the Great Government Shutdown of 2013—surprise, surprise—you actually have to be Anthony Weiner or the Ebola virus to be less liked than the United States Congress. Really. Compare them to dog poop, hemorrhoids or the DMV—Congress loses to just about everything. Even cockroaches. We’re sure you’re shocked. This is all … Continue reading

Soldiers of Fortune Cookies

In these troubled times — the fate of the world economy in the balance, FOX News people running out of oxygen calling insurance exchange Web glitches a “train wreck” — it would seem natural to turn to the world’s most widely-read author for some sage advice. No, we’re not talking about Shakespeare — or Jesus … Continue reading

While You Were Sleeping, the GOP Entered the 21st Century

Calling all true-blue conservatives! In the name of Ayn Rand, won’t you please be more charitable? If you think the statement above makes sense, you either don’t know who Ayn Rand is or you’re already aware of the most supremely ironic story of the week. And it’s all about everyone’s favorite Russian-born Queen of Free … Continue reading

Evil, Thy Name is Chicken

This Week’s Poll! On the off chance you were one of the few Americans paying attention to the news in these waning days of summer, you may be forgiven for concluding that, in America, this was the week of the chicken. Seriously, chicken was everywhere. Allow us to explain: This week, the People for the … Continue reading

Home on the Strange

This Week’s Poll! What seems to be weighing big on the small minds of many politicians here in the U.S. is this pressing question: What to do with all those pesky undesirables who keep cropping up across America? Minorities. The poor. College students. Some of these varmints think they should have a say in their … Continue reading