I'm singing and I'm playing but my lips don't have to move "Reflected," Bradly Richards"Reflected (On My Side)," Lone Justice"The Refugee," U2"Regular Guy," Dropkick Murphys"Rehab," Amy Winehouse"Relapse," Adam Again"Relax," Frankie Goes to Hollywood"Release," Aztec Camera"Release," Allison Crowe"Relief Next to Me," Tegan & Sara"Remarks to Mr. McLuhan," Mark Heard"Remarks to Mr. McLuhan," Ramona Silver"Remedy," The Black [Read More...]

Pope Urban Novak II

Michael Novak, without a hint of irony or self-awareness, argues for a willingness to declare pre-emptive war on Iran in order to protect "the Christian Holy Places" in Israel and the West Bank. He seems oblivious to the fact that he is employing the language and the argument of the Crusades. What if the mad [Read More...]

William Gheen loves poultry

William Gheen, the head of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, loves chickens. I mean he really loves them. Obsessively. Carnally. That's why I am officially calling for William Gheen to make his chicken-stuffing lifestyle public knowledge in the interest of political integrity and national security. William Gheen copulates with chickens, and while many people in [Read More...]

Confederate History Month

I find, since reading over the foregoing Narrative, that I have, in several instances, spoken in such a tone and manner, respecting religion, as may possibly lead those unacquainted with my religious views to suppose me an opponent of all religion. To remove the liability of such misapprehension, I deem it proper to append the [Read More...]

Walking the dog

Making the rounds of the neighborhood with the Yorkie-poo, I've met many of our neighbors. The odd thing about meeting in this way is that the humans don't exchange names, just the names of our respective dogs. As a result, I've come to know many people on the block only as "Gumbo's family" or "Hercules' [Read More...]

Which sect, Newt?

There's speculation that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is considering a run for president. Based on his recent speeches and interviews, though, it seems he has a different office in mind. Newt Gingrich wants to be pope. Gingrich's latest slogan is a condemnation of "Obama's secular socialist machine." The word "socialist" there is a deliberate [Read More...]

Not in Our Town has launched a new Web site/resource that's worth exploring and bookmarking so that you can go back to it on those days when you need to be re-minded of stories like this one: "If you bite one, you bite us all." Hearing that story again 15 years later still provokes the [Read More...]

YNATKC, part 3,798

You're not allowed to kill civilians. That's not just a rule or a guideline or a rule of thumb, for God's sake, it's the law. It's U.S. law and it's international law and also, just for good measure, it's international law that has been signed and ratified and appended again onto U.S. law. You're not [Read More...]