Did Capitalism Or Government Fail Us?

The inevitable pictures of pelicans covered in oil finally surfaced, solidifying this oil spill as the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. We have not seen this many pictures of unintelligent animals covered in oil since the first season of “Jersey Shore.” Now we ask the bigger question: Which failed us more, capitalism or government?Continue reading “Did Capitalism Or Government Fail Us?”

Spitzer Swallows A CNN Show?

It has become alarmingly apparent that pop culture is more important than substantive news reporting. Infamy, which allows vapid “stars” or dubious “celebrities” to insert themselves into the public discourse, has become commonplace. Witness the curious case of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who is in negotiations with CNN to host a one-hour show.Continue reading “Spitzer Swallows A CNN Show?”

BP Should Pay, Baby, Pay

BP disclosed yet another setback in its frantic attempts to control the oil spill that will go down in history as one of America’s worst environmental disasters. There has not been this much oil and slime spilled in a body of water since former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich went swimming in Lake Michigan. So far,Continue reading “BP Should Pay, Baby, Pay”

States’ Rights and Rainbow Warriors

“Andy, if we allow those criminals to get away with breaking the law, we’ll just get more of ’em.” — Barney Fife, Mayberry Police, second in command It looks as though the actions of Arizona lawmakers to protect its citizens from illegal immigrants has tempers running high on the left—or so it seems. When Gov.Continue reading “States’ Rights and Rainbow Warriors”

Team Obama Rounds Up The Villains

To implement its agenda, Team Obama develops a narrative according to its needs. Then they send the marching orders out to their brethren in the media, who faithfully run stories sympathetic to the goal du jour. “Deal with us or we take you down,” Obama tells his targets in his best Chicago-style politico-speak. “If youContinue reading “Team Obama Rounds Up The Villains”

Tiger Woods: Master of His Domain

Tiger Woods has become his own cautionary tale, and he’ll make his biggest pitch for redemption yet by playing in the venerable Masters Golf Tournament this week. And what better place to stage his comeback than Augusta National, a place that does not allow women? With its tight security and hometown celebrities like James BrownContinue reading “Tiger Woods: Master of His Domain”

Massa Of His Domain: Political Intrigue and Tickling

NEW YORK CITY — “In the Navy,Yes, you can sail the seven seasIn the NavyYes, you can put your mind at ease…..In the Navy, in the Navy, in the Navy”—The Village People Politicians often make my job easy. Now we have the curious case of former Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) and tickle champion. In aContinue reading “Massa Of His Domain: Political Intrigue and Tickling”

Fox-y Lady: Palin As Politician, Journalist Or Celebrity?

Sarah Palin took a leave of absence from her Russia-watching post in Alaska to become a Fox News contributor. Who could have seen that coming? She represents diversity on Fox as that network’s only non-blonde correspondent. It was either that or become the fashion editor for Field and Stream magazine. As I have said forContinue reading “Fox-y Lady: Palin As Politician, Journalist Or Celebrity?”

A Decline In Prius Envy

Congress dragged Toyota to Washington to testify in one of the indignant show trials they so love. I wish they would subpoena themselves and bring Congress before a Senate hearing, under oath and under the hot lights of TV cameras. Then we might get to the roots of most problems in America: too much governmentContinue reading “A Decline In Prius Envy”