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Category Archives: Conspiracies
If there’s one thing that Republican reaction to the world changing events of last week has definitively demonstrated, it’s that no matter what President Obama does, they will oppose it. Even if it doesn’t make sense, even if they were … Continue reading
Contrary to popular belief, Marie Antoinette never uttered the phrase, “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche“. The phrase appears in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s autobiography where he attributes it to a ‘great princess’ however the dates of publication and her tenure on the throne do … Continue reading
There’s a presumption in politics that elected officials run for office because they want to enact policies that are beneficial to the constituency that elected them. Some view it as a calling, others as a means of influence. But all elected officials rely on … Continue reading
I should really stop apologizing; as I did yesterday, and just embrace my inner conspiracy theorist. Wave it around like a rainbow flag at a Gay Pride rally. Wear it around my neck like some nineties gangsta bling. Force people to look at … Continue reading
Nate posted a good article at Five Thirty Eight addressing the claims that Republicans may actually want the US to default rather than raising the debt ceiling. I certainly hope the nation is growing tired of the game of chicken … Continue reading
Well, here it is. The last day of the human existence. I hope you’re doing something good with it. Me? I’m going for a hike because it’s a beautiful day on the west coast and that’s just what we do … Continue reading
Hollywood couldn’t top this bad romance. Yesterday the Senate Ethics Committee released a complete 68 page report on the John Ensign affair along with referrals for prosecution. You’ll recall that Ensign conveniently resigned on May 3rd one day prior to … Continue reading