Category Archives: US

She’s no Tommy Carcetti

Update: You know what they say about something being too good to be true? Yes, this was. Nicely done fake, though. The Mayor of Baltimore responds to Chris Grayling’s comments, and proves that she’s got a sense of humour. Or humor, given that she’s American. o present a television show as the real Baltimore is […]

There’s no romance on the Megabus

Amongst the Guardian letters today, Godfrey Eland wonders: Having carefully read about Greyhound buses coming to the UK (Report, 20 August), I am at a loss to understand how these buses will be any different from National Express, Megabus or any other of the existing services on our motorways. Can someone enlighten me as to […]

And now the NHS not giving out drugs for free is apparently a bad thing

Enough people have linked to the latest stop on Tory MEP Daniel Hannan’s ‘Look at me, America! Look at me!’ tour – an appearance with bloviating imbecile Glenn Beck – that I thought I ought to take a look. And I managed a couple of minutes before the urge to smash my head against a […]

Sometimes the stupid doesn’t just burn…it incinerates

Now, I’m not a financial expert, but I’d like to give you a little bit of financial advice. If you’re investing any money following the recommendations of Investor’s Business Daily, I’d strongly advise you to reassess those investments. Why? Because they’ve printed what may be one of the all-time great moronic statements in the history […]

And how many people will have one of these as a ringtone?

The President of the United States swears like a trooper.

66 months is still quick for government…

By random chance looking through some old posts here, I found a link to this from July 2003: Finally, one of you asked if there would be a White House blog. Why not? (Howard Dean, guest-posting on Lawrence Lessig’s blog) It only took five and a half years to happen…

“I’ve got him right where I want him…”

The election’s not over for John McCain. His website is still urging people to go and vote…(image here for when they get round to updating it)

And at the end of the Timequake…

I remember Kurt Vonnegut, who didn’t make it this far. So it goes. “You were sick, but now you’re well again, and there’s work to do.”

Expect a very disappointing sequel election in the 2020s

Back in the mid-1980s, young comics genius Frank Miller used a unique sort of mental alchemy to tell a story that would become legend. The story of an aging warrior, dragging himself from a restful retirement to fight once more: possibly senile, definitely psychotic, obsessed with reclaiming past glories with no thought to the consequences. […]

Weren’t you played by Jimmy Smits the last time I saw you?

I didn’t expect you to be getting beat by John McCain and a Lancôme rep who thinks “The Flintstones” was based on a true story, so let’s call it even. Barack Obama gets some advice from President Bartlett.