50 Most Loathsome People in America 2004
Crimes: An angry conservatives wet dream: an effete
liberal dive artist. As a professional doormat, Colmes only
tasks are to serve as a comforting aggregate of Republican stereotypes
about Democrats and a target for the seething derision of his
psychotic guests. Stands idly by while voracious green-blooded
co-host utilizes Gestapo tactics against centrist Democrats.
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real problem isn't that Bush's vision is vague, or that it signals
an imperialist agenda that has already been in place for years.
It isn't even that he's completely revised his justification for
war in Afghanistan and Iraq for a proudly amnesiac public, or
that he's launching his trial run at Iran. The real problem about
Bush's speech is that it simply isn't true, and doesn't make any
sense. It's 100% manure from start to finish.
in an Ice Blue Dress
always thought that one of Americas best selling points
was that it never had a king. If there is one thing that defines
us as a people, as opposed to all other peoples, it is this fact.
Every other nation in the world has a dozen or so of those embarrassing
chapters from the past to live down. Not us.
Timeline: The Year in Regret
found your magazine online through a link to your '50 Most Loathsome
People' article. Great stuff. However, as a Canadian, I feel the
need to point out a few factual errors in your otherwise insightful
'O Buffalo' article:
was great about Sullivan's "Year of the Insurgents"
column last week was how beautifully it threw the rest of the
"Person of the Year" issue into contrast. Here's Sullivan
bitching about bloggers needing to stay on the margins where they
belong; meanwhile, his "respectable" media company is
joyously prancing back and forth along 190 glossy pages with George
Bush's cock wedged firmly in its mouth.
problem with the left is that our whole model of changing opinionsthat
contrary facts will alter peoples viewsis inherently
flawed. Mundane, oafish Americans, in a national competition to
see how many $3.99 support our troops ribbon magnets
they can fit onto the backs of their Suburbans, simply arent
interested in reality...Lets face it; there is a sizable
chunk of the population who deny the validity of evolutionevolution.
Who are we kidding, thinking we can make them see the errors in
Social Security privatization?
1, Truth 0
December 12th I opened my Sunday edition of the Los Angeles Times
and saw in the obituaries that Gary Webb was dead. More specifically,
I saw that Gary Webb had killed himself. He had, it seems, shot
himself in the head. When movers arrived at his house on Saturday
they found a note on the door that said "Please do not enter.
Call 911 and ask for an ambulance."
I was first invited by Dr. Stephen Smith to speak at Winthrop
University in South Carolina, I was preparing a trip to Haiti
and I didn't give much thought to how I would handle the engagement.
I'd just finished being pole-axed by a bout of Rocky Mountain
Spotted Fever and it was everything I could do to just pull the
Haiti trip together. So I didn't pay much attention to the person
who would appear with me - one Patrick Clawson - to represent
"the other side" in a forum/debate billed as "What
Next in Iraq? A Post-Election Perspective."
Top 10 Hacks of the 2004 Election
- GEORGE WILL, NEWSWEEK: Will uses big words and pompous literary
references to dress up what are basically the brutish and vulgar
thinking patterns of a non-union meat-packing plant owner. He
is a pig in a lace hat.
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4am on a winter night, and I'm parked on a dead end street near
Kaisertown. Its a secluded corner of the city I found by
driving around aimlessly. I'm new to town, and penniless after
buying my van with $700 I squirreled away the last time I got
a paycheck. That was 7 months ago. Over those months, I managed
to live off a few hundred bucks while sleeping in a warehouse
closet and helping some friends make a TV show to try selling
to a network.
wondering what the next phase of the Republicans' invasion of
their country will bring should consider El Aguacate airstrip
in Honduras. In 2001, 185 bodies were dug up there: the victims
were the 'terrorists' and 'enemies of democracy' of the day.
time to face some unpleasant facts, Buffalo. This country may
not be the best place for us anymore. On November 2nd, we all
bore witness to a terrible turning point in our history; a bad
lifestyle choice, if you will. We had the chance to reject the
increasing madness of our nation's leadership, their blind march
to pointless war and craven desire to take advantage of us in
every manner conceivable, and we blew it. America has spoken,
and it said "duh."