Elections After Breakfast

The best part about Election Day isn’t the beauty of democracy, the joy of voting, or any of that high-falutin’ crap. No, it just means that by 8pm, the robocalls, the flyers, and those goddamned commercials will stop. Peace will reign…until the next special election that’s bought by people who […]


This just in: scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have reported that President Bush’s balls are now visible from space without the aid of a telescope. “It’s quite remarkable,” said scientist John Specks at JPL. “Back when he was running the first time, saying he was a ‘reformer with results’, […]

Behold, the Massive Head of Peter Jennings

The Massive Head of Peter Jennings, originally uploaded by rak. Centro, Des Moines, Iowa. January 18, 2004. This was the second picture I had of my brush with broadcasting fame. In the first, I held the camphone and took the shot. Peter Jennings looked at picture and said, “Wait! Your […]

Well I’ll be dipped

I stand corrected. Very corrected. Holy pants, but that’s a hell of a margin. V-dog stomped Slim Jim. Though I think I was right on one prediction: apathy did rule. Turnout in the ’01 election was 37.67%; this time out only 30.3% did their civic duty. Negative ads work. My […]

LA Mayoral Bets

I’m going out on a limb, but I think apathy and fear will rule the day, meaning Slim Jim will have a second term. I think it’ll be a seven-point difference, but Hahn will get enough of South LA and the Valley to counter Villaraigosa. Either way, the transit system […]


Just to make things clear to anyone who wants to polish up an email accusing me of being a liberal secular humanist, homosexual agenda-pushing, Christian-persecuting, Satan-worshipping, Santa Monica lefty freak: I don’t give a good goddamn what you think and believe as long as it doesn’t involve forcing your views […]

Holy Shit

If you’re a High Episcopalian or a Low Atheist, you need to grab the May 2005 copy of Harper’s Magazine and read through the two cover stories on the Christianist Right. (I’ll call them the Christian Right again when they start with the compassion to the sick and needy and […]

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