Monthly Archives: February 2008

IRS Draws a Bead on UCC

They’re just doing their job. Right? Right.

The Internal Revenue Service has notified the United Church of Christ’s national offices in Cleveland, Ohio, that the IRS has opened an investigation into U.S. Sen. Barack Obama’s address at the UCC’s 2007 General Synod as the church engaging in “political activities.” Continue reading


One in a Hundred

You are — if you’re in prison. Only in America. Literally. Continue reading

Where Rights Trump Fear

Germany. But first —

The United States had a very, very bad day 2,360 days ago. So bad, that our leaders told us “everything has changed.” And everyone agreed. Even though we have not had a day nearly as bad in the past 2,360 days — our leaders want us so badly to know how much we should remain so very afraid. Continue reading

Lake Effect on State GOP

It wasn’t so long ago this tidbit from The Onion got a¬†laugh: Continue reading

Tell Congressmembers Arcuri and Gillibrand

to ignore this:

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Memo to Rats: Gnaw Your Own Feet

Remember the scene toward the end of the novel (and movie) Ironweed, where a group of local, baseball-bat wielding “reformers” take it upon themselves to drive all the bums out of Albany? Given the stark, albeit twisted, humanity of protagonist Francis Phelan to that point, the bat swingers come off as astoundingly ignorant as they are brutal. Continue reading

Alabama Blackout

One wonders why this happened during 60 Minutes’ story on the trial railroading of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. Continue reading