Monthly Archives: July 2012

Crime of Color

It’s bad enough CNN gave him the sack,
From which he has not made a comeback.
But when TJ Holmes got stopped
By Atlanta’s finest white cops,
His only crime was “driving while black.”

Mexicans Drink Most Coca-Cola Products


Number of eight-ounce servings of beverages made by the Coca-Cola Company consumed per person in 2011 in Mexico, according to the Wall Street Journal. The U.S. was second at 403, followed by Spain (287) and Germany (190). Coke beverages are unavailable in only two countries: North Korea and Cuba.

Liz Cheney Panders to Half Wits on Twitter

Rarely do I disagree with the best VP ever but @SarahPalinUSA more qualified than Obama and Biden combined. Huge respect 4 all she’s done 4 GOP.

Prospective Wyoming U.S. Senate candidate (and Maryland resident) Liz Cheney, daring to disagree with her father’s correct assessment that John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008 was a “mistake.” Liz is either pandering to Palin’s half-wit followers or she’s off her meds.

Large Majority of Dems Support Marriage Equality


Of Democrats support gay marriage, according to a new Pew Research survey — more than double the percentage that is opposed (29%). In 2008, only 50% of Democrats favored allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, while 42% were opposed.

Can a Policy-Free Campaign Succeed?

President Obama’s proposals are small and medium-size retreads, while Mitt Romney has run the closest thing to a policy-free race as any candidate in my lifetime. Republicans spend their days fleshing out proposals, which Romney decides not to champion.

— David Brooks, writing in the New York Times.

Bush’s New Economics Book Boggles the Mind

You gotta hand it to Bush. Either he was born without the moral compass that engenders humility or he has one sick sense of humor. To start with, let the record show that George W. Bush was in fact president of the United States for eight years. And for those eight years economic growth averaged not four percent, but 2.04 percent. For Bush to attach his name to a book claiming to be a recipe for economic growth is what we Texans call chutzpah. What’s next? Charlie Sheen as spokesperson for Just Say No? Chris Christie’s fitness video? Kim Kardashian’s tips for a long and happy marriage? The mind boggles.

— Paul Begala, reviewing former President George W. Bush’s new book, “The 4% Solution.”

Most Americans Don’t Know Number of Justices on Supreme Court


Of Americans know that there are nine justices on the U.S. Supreme Court according to a new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll finds. Among college graduates, 52% answered correctly while 40% got it wrong and 8% say they don’t know. Of those without a college degree, 35% got it right, while 52% answered incorrectly and 13% said they don’t know.

Romney Press Secretary to Traveling Press Corps in Poland: ‘Kiss My Ass,’ ‘Shove It’

The gaffes just keep on coming from the Romney campaign team — from campaign honcho Eric Ferhnstrom’s “Etch-A-Sketch” snafu in May to Romney’s advisers anonymous telling a British reporter Romney’s team is “part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage” (read: “white”) unlike Pres. Obama (even though Obama’s father was a British citizen and Romney’s father was born in Mexico) to Romney’s lecturing the London Olympics on security while expressing doubts about the enthusiasm of the British people for the games — to this latest incident involving Romney press secretary Rick Gorka that occurred in Poland yesterday:

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For the Birds

The First Amendment guarantees their right to say what they say.
And they’re free to believe that the Bible is anti-gay.
But when it comes to the yardbird,
This is our final word —
We sure won’t be eatin’ chicken at Chick-Fil-A!

Florida Gov. Rick Scott a Liability for GOP at Tampa Convention


Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) dismal approval rating, which could be a liability for Republicans as they descend on the state for their national convention, asserts Businessweek.