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Archive for the ‘Rightist Media’ Category

“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: [...]

Out of the Billowing Smoke, Emerged Gingrich

January 25th, 2012

Newt’s Revenge Could Kill the GOP Ticket, But My Bro Loves Him Ever since Newt’s South Carolinian putsch last weekend, the GOP race has provided some solid Reality Television. Outcomes have never been less certain. The polls are erratic, the pundits are confused, and the guy who wrote this press release feels like his work on [...]

War Veterans and Occupy Wall Street

November 30th, 2011

“A greater understanding of sacrifice, but…” Sometimes Crazy isn’t entirely nuts. There is a code at the core of his worldview, an emotional patriotism mixed with a system of punishment that’s part Old Testament, part Charles Bronson. He is consistent, indignant, often insensitive, and, like all ideologues, self-righteous. As you might imagine, he is none [...]

The Space Between Us

November 2nd, 2011

How much does the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street really have in common? Earlier this month, the Cato Institute posted this Venn diagram to illustrate the overlapping frustrations of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street: I sent it to my brother, who initially called it an “interesting analysis.” Upon further reflection, which in [...]

“The fact is, liberals are mostly bad people”

October 17th, 2011

My brother turns his ire to the recently deceased This Saturday I went to the funeral of a man I was privileged to know, Lorenzo “Pat” Murphy. We only spoke a handful of times, and I can’t claim that we were close, but he was a man that left an impression. Around the office, we [...]

“A Small, Nice Event”

May 4th, 2011

Can’t Good News Just be Good News? After a day of national unity, when I felt those stirrings of pride and patriotic appreciation, it helps to check in, reality-wise, with my right wing brother. After the news about bin Laden broke, I needled him: “How’s that for a president who sympathizes with the jihadis and wants to [...]

Fools, Bitches and Scum

January 25th, 2011

Is my brother really crazy, or just a jerk? Name-calling is never defensible. So how do I get away with calling my brother crazy? I could say that he started it (and that would be true enough). But honestly, this blog is not about his principled beliefs on (most) issues. Over the years he has [...]

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 [...]

The John McCain of Yore

January 19th, 2011

An embarrassment to true believers everywhere Reading John McCain’s warm appreciation of the President’s Tucson speech in last Sunday’s Washington Post was a throwback to more innocent times. For a moment, we forgot how rigid and cynical the old hero has become. We thought back instead to 1999, a time when McCain seemed like a [...]

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 [...]