Susan Rice to advise on national security?
I’ve long contended that the Obama administration, at times, is really just trying to troll the absolute hell out of Republicans. In a move that surprises people (but shouldn’t), he reportedly intends to put someone we all agree is not very smart in a very nice spot. Reports began coming out as recently as yesterday that the Obama administration was hoping to promote Susan Rice | Read More »
Where are the ads?
I had three television shows Wednesday night I just could not miss. The season finale of Arrow (which, if you’re a comic book nerd and haven’t seen it, you’re missing out), Law and Order: SVU and Psych. Judge my taste in shows all you want, but it’s somewhat irrelevant. All that was over at 10 p.m. central standard time. I began writing this post at | Read More »
Professional wrestler calls out politician on Internet sales tax
That is by far the greatest headline I have ever written. You may not know the name “Glenn Jacobs.” He is very libertarian, having spoken on Lew Rockwell’s show a couple of times. Again, a name you may not know all that well, but that’s okay. If, however, you watch World Wrestling Entertainment, you are aware of the tag team champions, Team Hell No. Glenn | Read More »
Louisiana teacher’s union also thinks your kids aren’t yours
You remember that lovely little MSNBC promo that features the woman with too many last names? You don’t? Well, YouTube is here to remind us all.The basic gist: Your kids are all of ours*. Let’s head down to Louisiana now, my home state, the land that birthed Mr. Erickson (It’s true. The ground just opened up and he walked out with a coat and no | Read More »
Sen. Landrieu switches positions on gay marriage?
Mary Landrieu is one of a handful of Democrat senators towing the line as best as possible in order to remain in power in her red state senate seat. As such: Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is part of a diminishing number of Senate Democrats who have not endorsed same-sex marriage. That number is down to just nine among the Senate’s 53 Democrats and two independents who | Read More »
EDIT: I should have been a little more clear when I discussed compromise. As Bill S. says in the comments, more often than not, it boils down to libertarians and liberals calling for social conservatives to go their way, rather than vice versa. Compromise is a two-way street. Over the past several days, we’ve watched our country devolve into arguments over a social issue that | Read More »
The “right” to “marry”
In coming up with this post, my first goal was to explore the meaning of words and how we interpret, or sometimes misinterpret, words in the context of political debate. It seems odd, but the meaning of a word often determines court cases in the real world. My second goal when coming up with this post was to upset someone. If I don’t by the | Read More »
250 clergymen can be wrong
In the latest effort to make Jindal feel really bad about his tax swap proposal, 250 clergymen sent a letter to his office. A handful of ministers delivered the letter to the governor’s office at the State Capitol Monday morning. Jindal wants to eliminate the state’s personal income and corporate taxes in favor of increasing the state sales tax by 47 percent and taxing services such | Read More »
Respecting the Office
As a Catholic and a news junkie, I’d been keeping up with the goings on of the Church for a while. And the last several days have been exciting. Now that the Church has a new leader in Pope Francis (not Francis I, since there is no Francis II), we can sit back, relax and let things return to a sense of normalcy, right? Ha | Read More »
There’s Something About Mary Landrieu
You remember Mary. Even if you don’t live in Louisiana, you remember Mary. Well, dear Mary is up for re-election for the U.S. Senate in 2014 here in Louisiana, a state that has surged red to the point where an incredible amount of Democrats switched parties just to stay alive in the state political system (but that’s a different story entirely and in some cases, | Read More »