What have you done for your community today?
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Fair, balanced, and full of ****
The news today that South Carolina gov. Mark Sanford went AWOL from family and office because of an extramarital affair causes two questions to rattle around in my head:
- When will the American public realize that a Republican officeholder who pounds the "family values" drum is probably having a sex scandal, divorce, or affair?
- Would it have been less harmful for Sanford if the original rumor of his whereabouts—namely, hiking the Appalachian Trail on Naked Hiking Day—had turned out to be true?
Thursday, June 18, 2009
How many "lone" wolves make a pack?
The right says it's not responsible for people shooting up churches, murdering doctors, and shooting everyone from college students to police officers. We on the left say differently: when your policies and propaganda produce monthly terrorism, you can no longer write them off as "lone wolves." Where the left protested against Bush's policies with words, the right is doing it with guns, spurred on by the words of the right-wing media that dominates this country. I strongly recommend you click the link and read the post. (And if you have time, read the one that "follows" it—above it, blogwise—the one that asks the critical question, "Are you deliberately trying to start a civil war?")