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Wed May 06, 2015 at 10:22 AM PDT

Signs and Portents

by The Wanderer

Since the beginning of the month, I have been confronted by several things that I feel can presage greater events.

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Wed Nov 05, 2014 at 07:19 AM PST

So. That Happened.

by The Wanderer

What's next?

Before I attempt to answer that question, credit where it's due.

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Sat Oct 04, 2014 at 08:44 AM PDT

The Triple Trope

by The Wanderer

A friend of mine was chatting with me online and, appropos of nothing, sent me a link to a caricature of President Obama as Alfred E. Neuman.  

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Which of these are the biggest present problem?

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Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 09:44 AM PDT

Long-Distance Dedication

by The Wanderer

To Kemal Amin Kasem, who passed away today at the age of 82.  He was better known as Casey Kasem.

Condolences go out to his family and friends.

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Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 07:04 AM PDT

Demolitions

by The Wanderer

Who knew Derpy was a Republican?

 Sore Losers, Sore Winners . . . the End of "Mission Accomplished" . . .

Okay.

Let's start with the fun and games from Tuesday night.  It'll be sort of an amuse-bouche before we get to the lion's share of this post.

Tuesday was a primary election day in a gaggle of states, and eyes were fixed upon three races, one in Virginia, one in Mississippi and a third in South Carolina.  In Mississippi and South Carolina, two Republican Senators were being challenged by rightist extremists who declared that Tad Cochran and Lindsey Graham weren't conservative or obstructionist enough to suit them. In Virginia, Representative Eric Cantor was squaring off against another rightist Randite, an economics professor who built his campaign on hating immigrants.  Since Cantor had paid at least lip service to the idea of immigration reform, it made him anathema to the far-right coalition of nativists, racists and fearmongers.

So, the results were . . . ?

Cochran faces a runoff election against his 'Tea Party' rival, Graham easily crushed all six of his challengers, and Cantor . . .

Well, Cantor lost.  It marks the first time since the job was created in 1899 that the House Majority Leader, the #2 man in the caucus hierarchy, lost his seat.  He lost by 11 points, a massive 40+ point swing (which just goes to show how crappy his staff and pollster were, and how far out of touch he'd become with his constituency).

Confronted by this, the 'Establishment' GOP went into a huddle and decided to give the 'Tea Party' the finger by shutting out Rep. Jeb Hensarling in favor of some other worthless dingbat named McCarthy.  We might actually see a halfhearted push by the GOP to get the Democratic candidate in Cantor's district elected.

Doing that would do two things.  One, it would show the world that the GOP is willing to endanger their majority in the House in order to discipline the unruly anarchists that make up the 'Tea Party,' and two, it would start a civil war within the Party that would demolish the GOP and relegate it to minority status for decades.

Do it, Republicans.  Do it.  You don't have hair one on your butts if you don't show these nihilists who's boss.  

What are you, scared?

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(Special No Prize for guessing the author of the title, and the book I got it from.)

So yeah, it happened again, folks - a couple Propagandists of the Deed decided to see what they could do to spark off what they thought would be the Second American Revolution.

Well, actually the Third.  But who's counting?

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Before I get to the review, a disclaimer, and a rant.

Brace yourselves, and welcome to The Critic's Dungeon!

I grew up watching Showa Era kaiju movies. Watching guys in silly rubber costumes trashing the hell out of models and cardboard buildings were a must-see every week on WABC-New York's Property Damage Playhouse.

So I went to see this movie with a lot of expectations.

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Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 09:53 AM PST

The Sweet Milk of Their Tears

by The Wanderer

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Savor it.  It's smooth and tasty, like dark chocolate, but with a tiniest kick of cayenne pepper.  You know, for that little kick at the end.

Yes, dear readers, the fine bottled Tears of Impotent Rage will continue to be made available.  One must savor it while it lasts, before the Democrats manage to buckle again.

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Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 02:30 PM PST

Beyond the Pale

by The Wanderer

As a Republican, you know you've gone too far when . . .

One of your fellow candidates for the Florida State House of Representatives thinks you're an embarrassment.

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Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 12:37 PM PST

Up in Smoke

by The Wanderer

Back on January first, the State of Colorado allowed legal sales of marijuana.

The world failed to end.

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Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 05:25 AM PDT

Tea Party Post-mortem

by The Wanderer

http://www.youtube.com/...

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Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 12:49 PM PDT

Limbaugh Agonistes

by The Wanderer

Fortunately, someone at Huffington Post listened to Rush Limbaugh's take on the GOP collapse at the edge of the cliff, so I wouldn't have to.  It's a little early in the day for vodka, after all.

Here's the link:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

Follow me below the fold, and see a bit of what he had to say:

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