You don’t have to go home, but you have to get the fuck out of here.

Correction

I’ll ask again: is it stupid to think stupid people are stupider than they really are? Sad? Definitely. Cruel? Maybe. But stupid? I think not.

Earlier this week, it was reported that the Republican Vice Presidential candidate was not aware that the second largest landmass on Earth was not a country, but a continent. This is simply not true.1 In fact, Gov. Palin is only functionally retarded. We regret the error.

  1. What remains true, is that she was, in no conceivable way, qualified to be the President of the United States, or for that matter Governor of Alaska. Also still true: it bordered on treason for a man that old to pick a woman that dumb. []

The reality of Prop. 8

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Sometimes the world conspires to give me little gifts


Jan Schakowsky told me about a recent visit she had made to the White House with a congressional delegation. On her way out, she said, President Bush noticed her “obama” button. “He jumped back, almost literally,” she said. “And I knew what he was thinking. So I reassured him it was Obama, with a ‘b.’ And I explained who he was. The President said, ‘Well, I don’t know him.’ So I just said, ‘You will.’ ”

The New Yorker (c. 2004)

History.

McCain’s hopes and dreams.

We are not amused.

A uniter, not a decider divider

Even shapeshifting Jews in Florida fall in line

Yes, we did.

Oh no we didn’t.

Yes, we could.

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