Category: politics

Exceptional ignorance

Sarah Palin has made the news again, this time for joining Fox “News” (the only television Dick Cheney wants to watch). I keep thinking she will eventually recede from public view, since she has...

How safe are we, really?

The Christmas Day attempt to destroy an airplane failed, thankfully. That effort, however, did yield some things. The TSA immediately ramped up security theatre. People began to plot attacks on Yemen, where the plan...

Security theatre of the absurd

I have written before about the ridiculous state of aviation security (and general anti-terrorism measures) in the US. The short version is that our security stinks. It’s ineffective whilst also being inconvenient. I would...

Supply side Jesus

When George W. Bush said his favorite philosopher was Jesus, I was floored. How could this be, given Bush’s views? Well, now I am enlightened. He was obviously talking about “Supply side Jesus” —...

Remember Afghanistan

Remember Afghanistan? That’s the place where we started a war in order to catch the perpetrators of the terrorist attacks of September 11. That’s not the place where we decided to invade a country...

Don’t change American health care!

You know the old saying: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” As this video shows, American health care is just fine the way it is. Why change what’s working? (Irony alert!) Tip of...