Thursday, October 11, 2012


Paul Ryan

is stupid. Mitt Romney is a lying conman. Between the two of them they embody the worst of American exceptionalism: exceptionally dim and hero of their own fantasies.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Oh Shit

George Hincapie is my favorite bike racer. He was a drug cheat for at least part of his career. Life sucks.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Lies or Necessary Myths

Fred Clark has shown repeatedly that the evangelicals need for there to witches when clearly there aren't any. Here is a representative post. In an profile of Lynn Vincent in the current New Yorker, she insists that her mother, who was -- she tells us -- a drunken whore of a sluty drug addict, just prior to her death was learning to be a witch. Indeed, Vincent let us know that the witch with which her mother study was Wanda the Witch from Wisconsin.

Here is Wanda:

I call bullshit, in the Frankfortian sense of bullshit. What baffles me is that the New Yorker reports the whole thing as fact without making the relevant point that, you know, evangelicals lie about witches all the time.