Love Actually

(Opening Monologue, delivered over shots of actual regular persons greeting one another at airports) “Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It […]

What’s the Matter with Kansas?

There’s an outstanding book about the Red State phenomenon. Consider: the poorest county in America isn’t in West Virginia, “…it’s out on the Great Plains, a region of struggling ranchers and dying farm towns, and in the election of the year 2000, the Republican candidate for President, Mr. George W. Bush, carried that county by […]

World Community Grid

IBM and top scientific research organizations are joining forces in a humanitarian effort to tap the unused power of millions of computers and help solve complex social problems… The massive volunteer project will be unveiled Tuesday by Sam Palmisano, CEO of International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), the world’s largest computer company, along with United Nations […]

The Coming Deluge

Today’s Los Angeles Times has the results of a Walter Reed Army Institute of Research study, which found that “15.6% of Marines and 17.1% of soldiers surveyed after they returned from Iraq suffered major depression, generalized anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder — a debilitating, sometimes lifelong change in the brain’s chemistry that can include flashbacks, […]

The Northeast Liberal Elite Strikes Back!

John pointed me to this short, pointed, obscene, and hilarious rant from a Blue Stater who has had enough. You should really read the whole thing; it is, as mentioned before, quite short. And obscene! Short and obscene. And hilarious. …The next dickwad who says, “It’s your money, not the government’s money” is gonna get […]

Lovely New Zealand

Now that Bush has been reelected and the country can pretty much get on with the important business of going to hell in a handcart, consider emmigrating to beautiful New Zealand — they’re eager for immigrants, whether you’ve got a Master’s in Audiology, a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, or many other skills.

Why We Lost

[The actual reason why we lost is that the election was stolen by the Incredibly Corrupt Ohio Republican Party, as documented in the August 2005 Harper’s Magazine (“None Dare Call It Stolen”). But here’s what I wrote at the time:] Talking with people I know who voted for Bush (most of whom, as the PIPA […]