Tagged: capital punishment

One more time

Re a federal government shutdown: the Tea Party House simply delayed its pander party, which will resume in December. The early negative reviews of the Cecile Richard’s roast certainly weren’t encouraging to its cause.

Republicans continue to put Americans at risk with these manufactured pseudo-crises.

“The Incompetent Executioner,” starring Mary Fallin. Next on FX.

Mr Putin provided military support for rebels in Ukraine, a conflict which has ended in stalemate. Now he’s trying his hand at fighting rebels in Syria.

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Americans have always had a contradictory relationship with citizenship. The body politic was originally formed by denying citizenship to Native Americans and enslaved people. Americans assume as a point of pride that everyone in the world wants to be a US citizen while at the same time disparaging those seeking citizenship. When the American right wing comes under criticism, its knee-jerk response is “if you don’t like it here, you can go to [X].”

Emily Blunt should brush off any and all pathological discontent directed at her like cat hair on a dark sweater.

Wicked garden

My mother told me to never trust an anarchist.

Never mix books with framed photos.

“Rush to Kill” is the state motto of Georgia.

To channel Sarah Palin: the Republican Party was in the Pope’s spiritual crosshairs.

The bit on cocaine, meth, and Whitney Houston shows there is hope for Mr Noah’s Daily Show.

Carly Fiorina endorses water-boarding. Of course she does.

If we could just join hands

This is the beginning of the end of American football. Kudos to Chris Borland. When youth leagues and high schools can no longer afford insurance, American football will be extinct.

Ranchers in eastern Oregon are very upset about the presence of 77 wolves who have killed two of their cattle. Why don’t the wolves eat the ranchers. Problem solved.

Yanis Varoufakis has proved to be a Socialist de robe.

Dystopian narratives are the expression of a fundamentally conservative mindset.

Occasionally, the Pope is infallible, such as his opposition to capital punishment.