Spring Fever

Hard to believe that spring is really here. Maybe to stay, maybe not, but I guess I’m ready. Birds are a-chirpin’ and it may hit 80 the next couple of days. Those trees are gonna fill up soon. You may…

She’s All Yours, Tee-Pees!

I am the Tea Party people! Yes, former SNL’er Victoria Jackson isn’t crazy. She’s just been taught well by Glenn Beck. Wow.

Fight the Real Enemy

As Ireland withstands Rome’s offensive apology while an Irish bishop resigns, I ask Americans to understand why an Irish Catholic woman who survived child abuse would want to rip up the pope’s picture. I have long wanted Sinead O’Connor to…

To Your Health!

I was gonna say this is a glass of Three Buck Chuck but then realized it was actually some fancier kind of wine, the name of which I can’t recall. I’m so used to drinking the cheap stuff… Well, a…

Marathon Man

Paul Krugman in the NY Times: Mr. Obama seems to have sincerely believed that he would face a different reception. And he made a real try at bipartisanship, nearly losing his chance at health reform by frittering away months in…

The Will of the Peeps

Kind of weird to read all the references to polls regarding President Obama and the healthcare bill. Come on, Bush had the worst poll numbers you could have for the majority of his presidency and yet these same folks defended…

Pope in the Pizza

How do I really feel about the Catholic scandal in which “church leaders chose to protect the church instead of the children” (and when they say “church leaders” I think we all know who they’re talking about)? Oh, you don’t…

The Noble Cause of The Teabagging Pro-Life Movement

Don’t be surprised when fringe groups act like it. Right-wing terrorism has always been a threat, since the day Obama was elected, and the natural response of people who call themselves “pro-life” is to threaten people with death. Most of…

This is What Change Looks Like

Was there ever a bigger over-reaction than the one that Scott Brown’s victory brought? Maybe, but I can’t recall it. I thought it was ridiculous at the time–like the Onion joking about the GOP’s 41-59 majority–but many people seemed to…

Yes We Did

Nice of President Obama to write this email to me tonight. He’s busy, but not too busy to jot down a few words and let me know what he’s thinking: Danny – For the first time in our nation’s history,…