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Lester & Charlie’s Annual Prediction Poll!

Say what you want about 2013. But before you dismiss it, cranky style, for being as lousy as any other year you didn’t get everything you wanted from Santa, try to remember the few good things that happened in the last twelve months. Michele Bachmann announced her retirement from Congress. There was no U.S. presidential … Continue reading

The Rise and Thrall of Paul Ryan

Complete this sentence: Republicans in 2013 were: (a) hijacked once again by the extreme right-wing; (b) getting worse at disguising their racism; (c) hell-bent on destroying the country; or (d) sexier than ever. Wait! Before you choose, allow us to make a case for that last option. After all, consider what 2013 gave us: An … Continue reading

It’s the Far Right, Charlie Brown!

Good grief! It’s the far right, Charlie Brown! As if it weren’t bad enough that conservatives were busy these days hawking amateur “art” depicting President Obama sniffing magic markers and selling oil paintings of “King Obama” trampling the American flag — now they’re going after one of the most iconic and beloved American characters of … 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


This Week’s Poll! All around the planet, people are wigging out! They’re shocked! Shocked to discover how much the U.S. government knows about them. Obama is reading my email! The U.S. is hacking our computers! The cops are collecting my DNA! “Obama is becoming the next Nixon,” breathlessly tweeted actor John Cusack, one of many … Continue reading

Shot by a Follower of Christ!

So there you are, working on a wholesome, Christian project like your church bulletin. You go on the Internet to find just the right image to add to it, typing in an obvious, safe phrase like “pictures of women on their knees” – but you don’t get images of good Christians praising God! Continue reading

John McCain is Sick and Tired of His Outrage!

This Week’s Poll! Wow. Everything, it seems, is outrageous these days. All of it! Not a mouth in D.C. can open up without the sound of outrage spewing. And it’s not just the GOP that’s up in arms, this time. Not since New Coke have we as a nation seen a disaster that both sides … Continue reading

I Am… I Said

This Week’s Poll! Republicans give themselves more reasons to exercise their God-given spin control muscles than Democrats do. Sure, Dems like Anthony Weiner have to tuck their Twitter accounts back in their pants now and then, and some sucker with industrial strength pliers has to shadow Joe Biden and dislodge that foot from his mouth … Continue reading

The $10,000 Pyramid Scheme

This Week’s Poll! The Higgs-boson may be on its way to proving that the universe is inherently unstable, but it seems to us that nothing could be as unstable as the clown car leading the Republican party. Just this week, an email from the Grand Poobah of the Tea Party Patriots went out with the … Continue reading

Where Would Jesus Shop?

This Week’s Poll! Last week, we assured you that your government is anxiously readying to quell an imminent Tea Party armed insurrection. We wondered if — despite threats from loonies like failed Senate candidate Sharron Angle – gearing up for battle with the musket brigade isn’t just a little bit paranoid. Perhaps not. As it … Continue reading

Tea Party Poopers

This Week’s Poll! Gun sales have spiked since Obama’s re-election. Petitions for secession have appeared in all 50 states. Sarah Palin is tweeting like crazy. Citizens with big guns are angry and they’re itching for a fight. Is your government ready? You’ll be glad to know it is! See, a “thought exercise” described in an … Continue reading

Does Anyone Make “It Gets Worse” Videos?

This Week’s Poll! Adieu, 2012. It’s tempting to say good riddance. This wasn’t the year we hoped it would be. Sure, we’re happy Barack Obama got re-elected (and, as always, we worked tirelessly to help him), but then there was all that other stuff. Hurricane Sandy. QEII neglecting to invite us to her Diamond Jubilee. … Continue reading


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