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“Obama Will Take Away Your Personal Freedoms”

February 3rd, 2012

Specifically, what do you mean? Newt Gingrich. Even his name sounds like some hobbit that I will tell my grandkids about. The Gingrich. He’ll steal your cheese while you sleep. The man who lost Florida but didn’t go away. My Lunatic Right Wing Uncle, (new to this blog, but recent emails compel me), chimes in: [...]

Her Crazy Right Wing Sister

January 20th, 2011

A reader writes in I started this blog because I knew that my brother and I are not unique. American politics has (re)arrived at a distressing point, and to those of us who can’t recall the 60s (for whatever reasons), it’s an alien terrain. Our first reader comment, from “Donna from the Mountains,” brings it [...]

I am Become a Liberal Fool, Again

December 23rd, 2010

Were the Democrats playing political games with the 9/11 First Responders bill? Taking note of the near-constant negative press the GOP was absorbing by blocking the bill, I sent my brother, I admit it, an antagonistic message. I guess his reply should have come as no surprise. ME: Do you have any idea how much [...]

The Truth: A Liberal’s Worst Enemy

December 21st, 2010

Blissful in his blinders, my brother assails “worthless” University of Maryland report Did you see this University of Maryland study last week? It made the social media rounds pretty quickly—I saw the usual liberals rejoicing and the conservatives largely ignoring. (The liberals should have read the Times’ report on the study a bit closer; MSNBC [...]

How the Right Wins the News Cycle: Quantity over Quality

December 5th, 2010

My brother outguns me with a barrage of post-Thanksgiving talking points It’s tempting for most liberals to write off Fox News conservatives as uninformed, or just plain dense. But calling the Hannity Fan Club dumb is a cheap shot at best, an empty and meaningless label at worst. It’s no more accurate to say that [...]