Archive for October, 2011

Obama’s Mythical Regulatory Nightmare

You know all that talk from conservatives that Obama has put such onerous rules and regulations on business that they simply can’t create any jobs for fear of falling victim to his socialist interference? Yeah, not so much. Turns out he’s approved fewer regulations than W had at this point. Read more

Cops Love Lawbreaking Cops

The behavior of hundreds of police officers in New York City demonstrates more powerfully than anything else the fact that law enforcement personnel — with some exceptions, I’m sure — really do believe that they should be above the law rather than subject to it. Try not to be appalled while you read this NYT article: Read more

Bigoted NY Clerk Gets a Challenger

Remember that clerk in New York who is refusing to sign marriage certificates for gay couples even though that state has full marriage equality? Well she’s getting a challenger in the next election who is making an issue out of it. Hope he wins.

Pat Buchanan’s Bizarro History

Pat Buchanan appeared on the Diane Rehm show this week and took a break from his usual racial bigotry to go old school and bring back his anti-gay bigotry. And he had some seriously twisted history to justify it: Read more

The Second Coming of Bill Buckingham

Some of you will remember Bill Buckingham, the hapless school board member from Dover, PA who consistently embarrassed himself and weakened the legal defense for the Dover school board by referring to intelligent design as creationism and openly saying things at school board meetings like, “Two thousand years ago someone died on a cross. Can’t someone take a stand for him?” It looks like Mt. Vernon, Ohio may have a budding Buckingham clone soon. Read more