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Because facts mean nothing

This hasn't been a good time to be Joe Arpaio, the self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff in America" lately. Federal courts have slapped down his "saturation...

Short cuts

Lots of stuff in news worth looking at today.We bag on Texas and their generally idiotic governor a lot but recently, he and they...

For your information

ATTENTION I have been getting too many emails and IMs from readers that tell me that they'd like to weigh in on my blog posts...

Hasta La Vista, Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann, unsuccessful 2012 presidential candidate, subject of FBI inquiry, Congressman and wife of "Pray The Gay Away (Except For Mine)" Marcus Bachmann, has...

Sarah Palin = REO Speedwagon

One of the more remarkable components of the so-called "Right Wing Entertainment Complex" (Fox/AM Radio/a gazillion reactionary websites) is the agonizing and complete predictability...

Justice For Trayvon — maybe?

Summer's here and the time is right for neither dancing nor fighting in the streets down in Florida. George Zimmerman--accused of second degree murder...

To The Valiant That Served

Let's take a moment out of our day to salute the men and women that gave all in defense of our homeland. Memorial Day's...

Very Strange Bedfellows

If you stop and think about it for a moment, Memorial Day Weekend and Gay Pride weekends have a lot in common.Both came about...

The Big Riddle

Why is it that if you hoard everything but cash, you're a weirdo and the subject of a TV show that demeans you, but...

This Ain’t The Summer Of Love

Recently, I came across this great series from 1995 on YouTube, "Dancing In The Streets--the History of Rock and Roll". Ten episodes from the...

Because they’re assholes

Yesterday, Business Insider, the bastion of leftist socialism, reported that the Republican Party's negatives are polling at an all time high. 59% of the...

Talk Radio’s Funny Secret

Most folks do one thing for a living and are happy that way. I'm not. I need a lot of challenges that change all...

Mind Boggling

Today on the 101 headed home from gym, I saw a 2010 GMC SUV with the bumper stickers "Who Is John Galt?" and "I...

Phobic Phatheads

No issue in America has had as abrupt a public opinion turn as gay rights. Once a third rail that could never be touched...

Enough already

The gruesome and sordid attack in Woolwich, UK has alarmed and horrified that nation and a fair amount of the world. An unprovoked beheading...

Weiner Rises!

Midnight Wednesday, Anthony Weiner--who resigned from Congress two years ago because of a "sexting" scandal--has announced he will run for mayor of New York...

For No God’s Sake

The nightmarish aftermath of the Moore, Oklahoma EF-5 tornado is in rebuilding and rebounding mode. People are digging out of the mess. Survivors located....

Week One

I took this gig a week ago---multiple posts a week, basically a news-based version of what I did for the SFBG in the 90's....

Thou Shalt Not Speak Ill Of The Lord God Oil

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning, I take a brutal boot-camp type class at the Hollywood YMCA here in LA. 45 minutes of sheer...

A chance meeting with the Doors’ Ray Manzarek, RIP

Ray Manzarek, co-founder and keyboardist of the Doors, died today at 74. Complications from bile duct cancer.As the master of the spooky-sounding and...

Ray Manzarek, RIP

Ray Manzarek, co-founder and keyboardist of the Doors, died today at 74. Complications from bile duct cancer.As the master of the spooky-sounding and creepy...

Legalize it–All of it

Tomorrow is election day in Los Angeles and beyond the biggest race (for mayor between a pair of dull left of center bureaucrats of...

The “Do Nothing” Solution to “Illegal Immigration”

Both sides of the political aisle have made a major issue out of the problem of the 11 million people inside the US illegally...

Cryin’ wolf

This has been a wretched stretch of brutal press for Barack Obama lately. Battered over and over by revelations of IRS malfeasance, aggressive assaults...