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Filed Under:US Politics / Libertarian
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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Nobody's Business Has Moved and Expanded

If it's seemed preternaturally calm around here, that's in part because the new, reinvented, and expanded Nobody's Business has been a steady work in progress behind the scenes. But: we quietly launched last week, we're up and running,...Show More Summary

Vivid Isn't Bothered By Apple Prudes

Steven Hirsch, the porn trailblazer who founded Vivid Entertainment, isn't nearly as bothered by Apple's legendary prudishness as I am. And he makes a good (practical, if not particularly principled) point. According to BNET, Apple has...Show More Summary

A Double Standard

I find it terribly funny (but more terrible than funny) that the insufferable Paul Krugman stated outright in the New York Times yesterday that the right is mostly to blame for the coarsening national debate and the violent imagery. Krugman gives examples but somehow manages to neatly skip over the entire 2001-2009 time period. Show More Summary

King of Hypocrisy

Interesting take on Peter King (R-NY), the incoming chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. Mr. King, over a long period, provided open support to the Irish Republican Army. I guess those Irish killers were [cough] "freedom fighters," not really terrorists. Show More Summary

Rescuing the Man With the Golden Pipes

After years on the street, Ted Williams is an ex-homeless man. The one-time radio announcer is back in the saddle. Good for him. How absolutely lovely for the media (who by and large don't like to cover those smelly homeless losers, as we all know) to come to the aid of someone from their own ranks. Show More Summary

Congress Rediscovers the Constitution

Today, the new Congress is going to take some time to read the U.S. Constitution. Out loud. On C-SPAN. (I expect John Boehner will cry. Again.) This public recitation is to show how much the members respect the hightest law of the land. Show More Summary

Apple's Tireless Censors

I haven't had a chance to check out The Manhattan Declaration, the Christian iPhone app that spreads a message in defense of traditional marriage. That's because Apple banned it from its app store, after 7,700 people signed a petition urging its removal on the grounds that the app is, allegedly, homophobic. Show More Summary

Mandvi Makes McDonald's-Mincemeat of Marr

Pretty much the most awesome fucking nanny bitchslap ever. The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cSan Francisco's Happy Meal Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogThe Daily Show on Facebook

Killing the Blasphemers, Plus Those Who Ask "What Blasphemy?"

The governor of Punjab in Pakistan, Salman Taseer, died in a hail of bullets yesterday. His offense? Telling fellow Muslims not to be so quick to take offense. Taseer opposed the zeal behind the country's blasphemy legislation, and was killed for it by one of his own bodyguards. Show More Summary

Do As I Say, Not As I Do (Special Green Edition)

George Monbiot, a columnist for the Guardian, previously received some attention on Nobody's Business for his loopy suggestion that we ought to reintroduce wild animals such as bears into society, because that's an ecologically sound way to add excitement to our humdrum lives. Show More Summary

On Thanking God

Anders Smith of Durham, NC, is still a bit unclear on the concept: Atheists who value their right to gripe about Christianity ought to thank God that they live in a land that is based on Judeo-Christian principles of tolerance and personal freedom. [source]

Don't "Mockery" Allah, Say Dipshits Who Should Be Mockeried

So Foreign Policy cracks some rib ticklers about Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, including one whose jokey plot device involves God announcing the end of time, and the Islamist fundies rise up in protest. Not against Mubarak, Egypt's torturer in chief, but against the infidels at Foreign Policy who dare to take God's name in vain. Show More Summary

Are We All Criminals Now?

I don't know that almost everything is a crime in America now, as this article alleges. But it's fair to say that if you had told Americans fifty years ago that this is what their children and grandchildren would end up getting arrested...Show More Summary

New Year's Resolution

I am going to be favoring rotund candidates from now on. If they smoke, so much the better. This is on the unproven theory that fat smokers are much less likely to get their XXL panties in a legislative wad about other people choosing to light up or eat calorie-rich foods. We'll see.

Rape Oracles Who Aren't

There are smart, articulate women everywhere. Why would the Times give these two ditzes the time of day on the topic of the questionable sexual assault charges against Julian Assange? I guess it's because they are rape victims: instant...Show More Summary

The Most Useless Distinction That the World Lives By

Dickweeds on the left are the mirror image of dickweeds on the right. That's nothing new, it just needs to be said from time to time.

I Don't Quite Get the Difference. You?

Interesting: Despite sanctions and trade embargoes, over the past decade the United States government has allowed American companies to do billions of dollars in business with Iran and other countries blacklisted as state sponsors of terrorism, an examination by The New York Times has found. Show More Summary

Don't Watch. Submit to Being Watched. Good Boy.

The government may eavesdrop on your phone conversations and grab your e-mails in transit. It has has the power to seize your laptop at the airport and at the border, keep it for weeks on end, and search it; neither reasonable suspicion nor a warrant is required. Show More Summary

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