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
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
of the Litter
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."