Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Poll Power

Donald Trump and Jeb Bush are the candidates who are attracting double-digit support among Republican voters. The Donald is still in the low 20s, and Bush is hovering around the 10-12 percent level. Scott Walker seems to be in third place at about 9.5 percent. Everybody else is in low single digits...

By my count, that makes 13 Republican assholes who should admit they're only in the game for the free lunches and quietly disappear. Then we could see Donald, Jeb and Scott going after each other mano a mano and settling the question of which one has the biggest testicles.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Kasich, Part Two

John Kasich is the kind of Republican who makes me nervous: very, very conservative but perceived as a moderate because he isn't as crazy as a shithouse rat. Republicans like that can win presidential elections (see George W. Bush) because they don't scare away moderate independent voters who like the idea of lower taxes and a strong defense.

Kasich is running for the 2016 Republican nomination, but Washington Monthly thinks he may be the next Jon Huntsman.

Huntsman was the last Republican running for president that I might have considered voting for. He lasted about 45 minutes in 2012.

Saturday, June 27, 2015


Considering the hysterical hand-wringing among conservative religious crazies over the SC's marriage equality ruling, I suppose we can assume that if the United States still exists after 72 hours, God isn't as upset about it as they are.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Banning Banners

After the church killings in South Carolina, the Confederate flag is the topic of the day on my Facebook news feeds. Here's what I think:

In the 21st century, anyone who needs to display a Confederate flag anywhere other than in a museum is making a statement. The statement is this: "Fuck yeah, I'm a flamin' asshole. Whatcha gonna do about it?"