Last night, Rachel Maddow played an audio tape from yesterday’s Supreme Court hearings on the Defense of Marriage Act. On the tape, Chief Justice Roberts and an attorney advocating for marriage equality argued over the reason behind the “sea change” in the American public’s attitude toward same-sex marriage. Roberts thought the increasing social acceptance of [...]
Yesterday, Congress voted to eliminate the word “lunatic” from federal laws and regulations dealing with mental health. The lone dissenter was this guy here, Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Imbecile).
Personally I don’t have a problem with the word. I probably wouldn’t use it around an actual lunatic, but hell, we all know what it means and [...]
I was noshing on a dumpling at my favorite cheap Chinese buffet yesterday when I heard a woman’s voice saying “that’s what you’ll hear on the lamestream media.”
I looked up, expecting to see Sarah and Rush sitting at the next table. No such luck. It was just some normal, totally-not-famous middle-aged Tucson lady sharing [...]
Wow, now people want to write for my blog! When did I become so popular and influential? No shit, check out the email I got this morning:
I hope this e-mail finds you well. I only recently started reading your blog, but it has quickly become part of my daily blog browsing. My [...]
God, have I been neglecting the blog lately! Of course if I don’t blog every day I feel neglectful … that Puritan streak of mine is a mile wide.
No theme today; just a bag full of miscellaneous thoughts.
One of my sisters is mad at me for picking on Missouri. Well, I pick on [...]
A shopping bag seems appropriate for this update, because I have in fact been shopping: for used motorcycle parts, raspberry iced tea, a pair of moccasins, a wifi range extender … The smell of consumer lust permeates Casa Paul.
These days I do most of my shopping online, mainly through Amazon and eBay. I used [...]
You know, if you’ve never read news from the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea before, you might be inclined to take something like this seriously:
All Service Members Are Waiting for Order to Fire Pyongyang, March 16 (KCNA) — All servicepersons of the Korean People’s Army, fully ready to launch a sacred war of [...]