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Political Cartoon of the Week

Here is today’s Political Cartoon of the Week.

– by noted political cartoonist I. P. “Ip” Freely.

Waterglassia Update for 1/31/2006

I am once again soliciting advice for an important issue facing our great nation of Waterglassia. This particularly distasteful topic makes my stomach churn, but as High Margrave, I will hold my nose and rule wisely, with your help:

Hospitals have requested that they be allowed to pay people for donating blood and other bodily [...]

They Go with Their Strengths

Anti-Bush activists to protest State of the Union:

Liberal activists — among them graying leftovers from the Vietnam-era antiwar movement — plan to gather near the Capitol tonight, banging pots and pans to drown out President Bush’s State of the Union address.

Yesterday, opponents of the Iraq war kicked off their latest round of [...]

Who We Fight

Al Jazeera television aired a video tape from an Iraqi militant group on Monday showing U.S. hostage Jill Carroll and said she appealed for fellow Americans to press for the release of Iraqi women held by U.S.-led forces.

Carroll, wearing a headscarf, was seen crying in the grainy footage that carried a January 28 [...]

U.N. Works Toward Global Socialism

Good news! The United Nations has found a source of funding to solve all of the world’s problems: It’s your wallet! In a story by Philip Thornton of the The Independent Online Edition, he excitedly describes a program that will allow wealthy countries such as the U.S. to continue polluting as long as they pay [...]

Another “Moderate Voice” Survey

Continuing the unscientific survey I conducted here, I spent a few minutes looking at the last 50 posts on the group weblog The Moderate Voice, trying to figure out what makes up moderate thought and opinion. I altered the categories a bit so that those who consider themselves “moderates” might have a bit less to [...]

Gore Stuck in Tar Sands of Canada

With less than three days since the Canadian election, former Vice-President Al Gore came out swinging stating that the U.S. oil companies caused the Tories (Conservatives) to win. In this Calgary Herald article, Al Gore was interviewed about his views on the recent loss of the Liberal party in Canada.

Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore [...]

Warriors, Wusses and Scumbag Op-Ed Writers, Redux

I’ve been doing some thinking since Morgan’s post on Joel “I don’t support the troops” Stein. While I still stand by my belief that Stein, whatever he really thinks, simply wrote that piece to gain notoriety his meager writing talents wouldn’t otherwise entitle him to, there are some ideas behind the column that bear further [...]

A Landslide of Hate

Well, our worst fears were realized, and the terrorist organization Hamas will be in charge of the Palestinian parliamentary.

For most of us, this is particularly bad news for not only Israel, but the entire Middle East.

For many in the comments section of this post, it’s yet another opportunity to bash Jews, bash President [...]


“Not until you renounce your desire to destroy Israel will we deal with you.” –President George W. Bush, speaking to the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas.

Who Votes for Hamas?

Elections for a new Palestinian legislative body is today. As many know, Hamas is expected to do well in the elections. According to the Hamas Charter, a formal statement of Hamas’ beliefs, Hamas is committed to eliminating Israel:

– “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it [...]

Warriors, Wusses and Scumbag Op-Ed Writers

In the op-ed section of the L.A. Times, Joel Stein wrote a piece called Warriors and Wusses where he now claims that he is happy to declare he does not support the troops. Yes, he says that he likes the troops, but no longer supports their efforts and would prefer if we didn’t have parades [...]

Photo of the Week

Amid tight security and a sea of green and yellow flags, Palestinians cast ballots in their first parliamentary election in a decade Wednesday ? a historic vote that could shape the future of the peace process with Israel.

Both the ruling Fatah Party and its challenger, the Islamic militant Hamas, said they were [...]

Is Scarlett Johansson a Homophobe?

From Riding Sun, we learn how Scarlett Johansson feels about being felt up by a stranger in front of a large crowd:

The 21-year old actress turned red as she was felt up on camera, but didn’t bitch slap Isaac [Mizrahi].

She said to friends, “If he hadn’t been gay, I would have slapped him.” [...]

Uh, Because You’re an Evil Chimp, That’s Why!

President Bush goes on the offensive, asking the question, “If I wanted to break the law, why was I briefing Congress?”

Opening a three-day White House offensive to defend his decision to create the covert program, the president told nearly 10,000 people at Kansas State University that he has the authority under the Constitution to [...]