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Mad Midget 2: Matthew Vadum Yaps With A Vengeance

Matthew Vadum, the rightwing butterball savaged in The Daily Show last year for race-baiting, doesn’t like me very much. But he ain’t the type who keeps it to himself. Nuh-uh. America’s favorite little waffendwarf read my last post about him,…

Posted on: August 13th, 2009 | Comments (25)

Megan McArdle's Hypocrisy Exposed: Portrait Of A Libertarian As A Taxpayer-Subsidized Brat

Just when you think you’ve seen so much hypocrisy that nothing can shock you, along comes Megan McArdle. McArdle, who blogs for the Atlantic Monthly, presents herself as a principled libertarian, fiercely denouncing any attempt to provide any sort of government-funded…

Posted on: August 6th, 2009 | Comments (38)

JOURNALISM FACE-OFF: RUSSIAN SHADINESS VS. AMERICAN "OBJECTIVITY"

A few weeks ago, the Daily Mail wrote about a low-ranking British diplomat named James Hudson who was caught on hidden camera by the FSB (formerly the KGB, formerlier the MVD, formerlierer the NKVD, formerliest the Cheka) getting it on with two Russian hookers in…

Posted on: July 28th, 2009 | Comments (15)

People Start to Die

In a world without miracles, death is a miracle. A bad one. It makes no sense at all. This creature, your relative—Hell, your dog—was a constellation, a huge Venn diagram of metonymies, with a middle name and opinions and allergies…

Posted on: July 13th, 2009 | Comments (48)

Mark Sanford’s Twinkie Defense: “I Cheated On My Wife Because Of High Taxes”

He knows his wife knows. So he ups and leaves for five days, doesn’t leave anybody in charge of the state, in case there’s an emergency…This is almost like: I don’t give a damn! Country’s going to hell in a…

Posted on: June 27th, 2009 | Comments (23)

They're Dead, Thank God

I just saw an article headlined, “Michael Jackson Dead Too Soon at 50.” Dead too soon, you sadists? The more fitting headline, if you have any heart at all, is “Michael Jackson Dead Not a Moment Too Soon”! Because if…

Posted on: June 26th, 2009 | Comments (59)

The Ninth Life Of A Berkeley Boomer

He may be dead now, I don’t know. He should have been dead long ago, but these early boomers, born in California, have many lives. From some angles, Alex’s life was clear proof of what spoiled, invincible brats they were,…

Posted on: June 9th, 2009 | Comments (51)