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Through the Looking Glass With Dick Viguerie
Richard Viguerie is one of the GOP operatives responsible for the "Reagan Revolution." He pioneered small-donor mailing-list techniques, so when he says he's been a Tea Partier since before there ...
Average Ted 04/18/2014 2 2 - -
Which Great Nation?
This is less of a complete entry, and more of a question. Here's the context: The Mitt Romney documentary (named, yep, Mitt ) has been making the rounds recently. And toward the end, Mitt says ...
Average Ted 02/11/2014 3 - - -
No Free Lunch
Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA) wants poor kids to sweep the cafeteria to pay for their lunches . He talks about them learning "the value of hard work" and that there's "no such thing as a free ...
Average Ted 12/18/2013 7 9 1 -
Some Tired Thoughts on a Beloved President
John F. Kennedy died before I was born. He was president for three years. His presidency included one profound win (the Cuban Missile Crisis), one inspiring side show (the Space Race) one disaster (...
Average Ted 11/22/2013 12 2 - -
And Now, a Word From Our Sponsor
Last night, God spake unto me. And lo, the Lord God looked not at all well. Truly, the Agita of the Lord waxed exceedingly great, and the winepress of His Annoyance was full. "Ted," he said unto me.
Average Ted 09/05/2013 3 5 - -
Rick Perry, Lewis Black, New York and Texas
Everyone knows New Yorkers are supposed to be rude jerks. You just know that Sarah Palin doesn't think we're "real Americans," so it's got to be true, right? (Of course, she thought Famiglia Bros ...
Average Ted 07/18/2013 14 9 - -
The Worst Political Sins-
-are hypocrisy and self-righteousness. That's why France has always loomed large in my headlights. On Thursday, at a party hosted by the US ambassador to France, Manuel Valls (the French Minister ...
Average Ted 07/06/2013 2 1 - -
Take Half My Brain From Out My Head, Stick a Handgun There Instead
A few months ago, I wrote about my experience as a gun owner - why I had bought a gun, kept it for 18 years, fired it only at the shooting range, and finally sold it. My basic thought, one which I ...
Average Ted 07/03/2013 12 4 - -
Watch Out for Water
So last April 1, two Florida DJs told their audience to beware, because "dihydrogen monoxide" was coming out of their taps . Their listeners promptly panicked. Now the DJs are facing possible ...
Average Ted 06/06/2013 5 4 - -
Bill Maher, Fat Head
Generally speaking, I enjoy Bill Maher. He's sort of the Rush Limbaugh of the Left - not because he's a sex tourist and abuser of prescription drugs, but because, like Limbaugh, his schtick is an ...
Average Ted 05/19/2013 45 8 - -
How To Tell If Something Is Hitler: A Field Guide for Pundits
For some Americans, the universe is pretty simple: Everything that they don't like...is Hitler. An administration massaging its talking points...is Hitler. Expanding background checks to include ...
Average Ted 05/17/2013 25 24 - -
Proof of Reverse Evolution in Tennessee
So, according to the Tennesseean, Kevin Sayre accidentally shot his one-year old daughter while field-stripping two handguns. The girl is now in stable but critical condition. Leave aside the fact ...
Average Ted 05/16/2013 26 20 - -
Notes on Shallow: Why Justin Bieber Is Shallow, but Tim Gunn Is Not
About ten years ago, when I was still living in Los Angeles, I was invited to the most specialized seminar I ever attended. I was bidding to ghostwrite a book for a man who worked as an MC, a TV ...
Average Ted 05/10/2013 22 20 1 -
"Just One of Those Crazy Accidents"
A few months ago, I suggested (tongue definitely in cheek) that guns should be painted pink , in the hope that this would reduce gun posturing and carelessness. I take it back. Here's why. When ...
Average Ted 05/01/2013 3 7 - -
"It’s sending a clear message to our base that’s going to confuse the heck out of them.”
That's what Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) says about his own voters. I never thought I'd agree with a GOP congressman, but there it is. Yes, Tim, they ARE easily confused by clear messages.
Average Ted 04/25/2013 3 3 - -
Naming Names
After the failure of the gun control legislation, what do you do? Start by reading this article that names names , and then-
Average Ted 04/23/2013 3 6 - -
I Saw This and I Teared Up
"To Boston, From Kabul, With Love"
Average Ted 04/18/2013 4 18 - -
OBAMA, WIL WHEATON AND A RIVER IN EGYPT
In Which the Author Delineates the Hidden Connection Between Presidential Politics and the Worst Aspects of Nerd Culture, and What Ensues Our last presidential election had two candidates: Obama ...
Average Ted 04/14/2013 37 17 - -
Pink Gun Thoughts
Ever since Newtown, I've been thinking about what really drives "civilian" (non-law enforcement, non-hunter) gun ownership. I'm in a unique position to think about it. I was raised in a liberal ...
Average Ted 04/10/2013 119 49 1 -
This Is David Horowitz, Not Columbia
David Horowitz has let us know, once again, that his (and my) alma mater, Columbia University, is an erupting septic tank of lefty terrorism in which free discourse is suppressed and students must ...
Average Ted 04/08/2013 5 5 - -
The Pink Gun Petition
Why do "civilian" gun owners (non-hunters, non-security professionals) want guns so very much? 1. Because it makes them feel like men. 2. Because it makes them feel less afraid of the dangerously ...
Average Ted 01/09/2013 14 5 - -
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