Cancer patient in GOP anti-Obamacare commercial would save money on the ACA.

Meet Julie Boonstra: That sounds terrible!  Is the Affordable Care Act really killing this woman?  She did, after all, say that this is serious – not a game. But it does sound a bit fishy.  As one columnist opined: It’s hard to figure out how regulations preventing insurers from charging higher rates to people with [Read More...]

Michele Bachmann is tired of gay people bullying everybody.

Being fed up with gay people bullying everybody makes about as much sense as lamenting how Sarah Palin is just so much smarter than everybody else.  All the same, Bachmann is fed up with gay people not just rolling over when their rights are contested. The Minnesota congresswoman told talk show host Lars Larson in an [Read More...]

Obama appears on Between Two Ferns.

This is the most epic interview I’ve seen in some time.  I have my displeasures with Obama, but I do love his sense of humor. Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama from President Barack Obama [Read more...]

Video of the Brummit vs. Eberhard debate.

Here’s a video of the debate.  If you guys want, I’ll go through and rebut all of Brummit’s stuff in the Q&A. You know, I thought this debate went pretty well for me.  Any time your opponent is in his second rebuttal round saying he’s going to get around to providing evidence for his position [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: first kiss.

Michaelyn forwarded this to me last night and it intrigued me.  A filmmaker rounded up 20 strangers, paired them up, and had them kiss each other for the first time.  I didn’t think I’d be into it that much, but when I watched it I found myself intrigued by the awkwardness, but then the magic [Read More...]

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s office helped write the LGBT discrimination bill she vetoed.

Oh politics…you are a fickle beast.  It turns out that the bill Gov. Brewer vetoed for being “too broadly worded” had wording contributed by her office. Before it attracted any national attention, advisers to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) offered guidance on the anti-gay legislation that she eventually vetoed at the end of February — [Read More...]

Dave Silverman is not anti-choice.

And here we go again. So David Silverman is getting a lot of grief over this statement at CPAC:  “I will admit there is a secular argument against abortion. You can’t deny that it’s there, and it’s maybe not as clean cut as school prayer, right to die, and gay marriage.” He’s right, you can’t [Read More...]

Highlights from CPAC.

I’ll flat out say it: the Tea Party types of the right wing are fucking nuts.  Seriously.  Here are some of the highlights from CPAC that solidify that fact. South Dakota state representative Jenna Haggar pines for the times of covered wagons before we had any of this government helping the people nonsense, and laments [Read More...]

New legislation in Iraq would allow for marrying nine year-old girls.

I have posted before of Islamic societies that allow for the marriage of nine year-old girls in emulation of Muhammad.  There is always someone, who doesn’t keep up to date with what several Islamic governments are doing, who accuses me of picking out a few bad apples – that on the large scale Muslims would [Read More...]

Dad on “Not perfect, just forgiven.”

Father had someone drop the “We’re not perfect, just forgiven” trope on him the other day.  Father was apparently not in the mood. “We’re not perfect, just forgiven.” How often we hear this. We usually hear it from Christians who have been caught doing something despicable. Usually said with smug superiority, it is a cheap [Read More...]

Mayoral candidate in Long Beach uses picture of the wrong city in her mailer.

This has to be one of the more amusing political gaffs in history: The photograph attending a mailer sent out by Bonnie Lowenthal’s campaign earlier this week shows much of what’s good about Long Beach. Above the message/motto “Getting things done in Long Beach” is a city-selling shot of lazy sailboats and other watercraft plying [Read More...]

Colbert gets on O’Reilly for his “There must be downsides to a woman president” episode.

Bill O’Reilly is sure there must be something wrong with having a woman president.  And once he has that conclusion he’s going to go exploring for evidence to support it… Colbert eviscerates him. [Read more...]

Your morning happiness: puppy hanging ten.

I’m back!  The debate went well, easily one of the biggest bloodbaths of my career.  When your opponent is in his second rebuttal round saying “Soon I’m going to give evidence for my position,” it’s usually a good sign that things are going well.  I’ll post the video as soon as it’s up. One of [Read More...]

About to hit the road.

Ok, I need to go grab a haircut and other shiz to get ready to hit the road tomorrow.  The first leg is down to Arkansas to watch the play my mother is directing Friday night followed by a trek up to Springfield on Saturday for my debate.  Will try to sneak a post in [Read More...]