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Free Texas! And If They Won’t Go, Give 'em a Kick (Backstabber Version)

(This post was published on Playboy.com) There’s word out this week that the governor of Texas, Rick Perry, has thrown his support behind a bill that would declare sovereignty for the state of Texas. The bill is called HCR 50, and it’s…

Posted on: April 17th, 2009 | Comments (35)

Sylvia Plath's Son?

Most Recent Photograph of That Guy That Plath Popped Out (bottom right; circa 1962) Sylvia Plath’s son died yesterday. That’s how it was reported, even by the BBC. The dead man’s name was Nicholas Hughes, not Plath, but in death…

Posted on: March 24th, 2009 | Comments (32)

God Awful Morning: James Frey Is Killing My Toe

I got out of bed this morning and told Katherine, “Hey, I think my foot is bet-” At which point my gouty big toe slammed into the table leg. When I finished howling and bouncing around on the other leg,…

Posted on: March 19th, 2009 | Comments (26)

He Stole It All from A Cockroach: A Lesson In Why You Shouldn't Become A Poet

Robert Creeley: Great Poet or One-Eyed Interspecies Plagiarist? Here are two pieces of twentieth-century verse. One has been called “…the most often quoted, even the most widely known, short poem” of the 1960s; the other is from a long-forgotten collection…

Posted on: March 17th, 2009 | Comments (3)

Raising Bristol: Freepers Deal With The Bastard Palin

“It is not their love for us but their lack of faith that prevents today’s Christians from burning us.” —Nietzsche For sheer gloating pleasure, you can’t beat the lunkheads on Free Republic trying to deal with the news that Palin’s…

Posted on: March 12th, 2009 | Comments (29)

Jim Cramer Destroyed CNBC Viewers' Wealth In Just 4 Days

CNBC’s Jim Cramer has positioned himself as yet another champion of the people against the evil government. A couple of days ago, the method-actor/ CNBC host of “Mad Money” stirred up a hullabaloo when he pretended to be angry and…

Posted on: March 5th, 2009 | Comments (42)

America's Imperial Economy: What The Republicans Are Too Squeamish To Admit

In the great debate about the stimulus package — which, underneath all the cant is really nothing more than a debate about how America’s scarce wealth should be divided —  one of the right wing’s favorite mantras was their claim…

Posted on: February 25th, 2009 | Comments (44)