You Are From Uranus

Dennis Prager doesn’t like women, sure, we knew that. But it turns out he doesn’t like men all that much either: If most women wait until they are in the mood before making love with their husband, many women will be waiting a month or more until they next have sex. When most women are young, and for some older women, spontaneously getting in the mood to have sex with the man they love can easily occur. But for most women, for myriad reasons — female nature, childhood trauma, not feeling sexy, being preoccupied with some problem, fatigue after a … Continue reading You Are From Uranus

Inaugural Schedule

Here. I’m going to be (I can’t believe this) out of the country while this is going on, taking a long-planned trip that would have been a much-needed escape had the election gone the other way. However, I think with a guest driver or two, the Crack Van can be aired out and prepped for service so that you can all celebrate in style. And wave goodbye to the Usurper as he flees the White House in disgrace. A. Continue reading Inaugural Schedule


Dick. Diiiiiiiiiick. Usually what I object to with jackholes like this is the “hey, I meant it as a joke, gosh, you’re just so humorless” dodge they pull when called out on their jackholery. This guy makes it an art form, and yeah, he may be well within his rights, but to cloak your desire to be a chewy little frat fuck for the rest of your life in canting about free speech and how man, the terms of service say you shouldn’t be abusive, and words can hurt, kids, so play nice, is really above and beyond. Anybody with … Continue reading LURK MOAR

Forget Jesus. What Would You Do?

‘To the bitter end.’ I had this conversation once with my mother, about why “those people” can’t stop killing each other. If someone killed me, I asked her, would you forgive him? No, she said. Never? Never. Why do they hate us? Why do they hate each other? Why do we hate each other? If someone killed you, would I forgive him? No, no, never, never. The point isn’t who’s right and who’s wrong, the point isn’t even in the neighborhood of who started it, either, so the arguments about provocation and response are pointless. What would you do, someone … Continue reading Forget Jesus. What Would You Do?

Here’s Another Way To Go

This popped up on Romenesko before the holiday slump began, and I bookmarked it back then: “Why would I put anything on the Web?” asked Dan Jacobson, the publisher and owner of the newspaper. “I don’t understand how putting content on the Web would do anything but help destroy our paper. Why should we give our readers any incentive whatsoever to not look at our content along with our advertisements, a large number of which are beautiful and cheap full-page ads?” Other publications much larger than TriCityNews have been wondering about pumping resources into a medium that does not seem … Continue reading Here’s Another Way To Go

Besides, It’s Not About Bush

It’s about everybody Bush brought with: In fact, if you examine the evidence, they’ve been nothing less than brilliant. Vide: 1) The justice system is poisoned by conscious, intentional politicicization. Partisanly targeted prosecutions are common. The Court has been revealed as a tool of special interest. 2) The military is nearing exhaustion, and has been drawn into the overt commission of atrocities to merely sustain its existence. 3) Posse Comitatus and Habeas Corpus are functionally dead, in the name of ‘national security,’ which also ratified internal communications intelligence gathering AGAINST citizens WITHOUT warrants. Other civil liberties are curtailed more than … Continue reading Besides, It’s Not About Bush

Today on Tommy T’s Obession With The Freeperati – It’s just like Christmas!

Good morning, fellow travellers – it’s time again to tap into the Id of the Idiots – Free Republic!

I’m ready if you are, so let’s suit up and enter the Chamberpot Of Horrors..

First up – the War On Christmas racks up a little collateral damage – other Freepers – inFestivus for the dense of us‏:

City installs Festivus pole
The Daily Redundancy ^
Posted onMonday, December 22, 2008 1:18:02 PM bychordmaster
NEW HAVEN, CT – In an effort to recognize the diverse traditions of the holiday season, the City has installed a Festivus pole in the Market Street square. A dedication ceremony is scheduled for Saturday afternoon. With the addition of this new holiday centerpiece, the square is now thought to be the most diverse public display of late fall holiday symbols in the country…

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Pretty harmless fun, isn’t it? And on a website that .5 minutes worth of perusal shows is obviously a satire site?

God’s Warriors don’t joke around, you know.

To: devistate one four
Just mocking Christianity and Christmas – nothing more to see here.
Gotta devalue the celebration of the Creator of the Universe putting aside his glory to become incarnate in human form in order to save our sorry asses.

6 posted onMonday, December 22, 2008 1:21:16 PM byMrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
To: MrB
Galatians 6:7,8 – “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”

19 posted onMonday, December 22, 2008 1:28:14 PM byBosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
Victor Davis Chickensoup takes the historical approach, or perhaps the hysterical approach:
To: devistate one four
Actually it is the Asherah pole that was danced around during pagan times. People were offered up to the pole and killed. Sexual dancing, sex acts and general nakedness and drunkenness were also part of the Asherah poles worship.
Eskimo totems poles are a more modern version

23 posted onMonday, December 22, 2008 1:31:11 PM byChickensoup (we owe HUSSEIN & Democrats the exact kind respect & loyalty that they showed us, Bush & Reagan)

Well, of course.Seinfeld was well known for its deep exploration of Ugaritic goddesses. And “Kramer” is Sumerian for “dingleberry”.

To: chordmaster
This should make the worshippers of BAAL happy…
Soon women may flock to the festivus pole to have their babies aborted.

28 posted onMonday, December 22, 2008 1:33:13 PM bytomnbeverly (“In the hour of darkness and peril and need, the people will waken to listen and hear…)
To: MrB
Exactly right…just another MOCKERY of Christianity.
HE must be weeping.

47 posted onMonday, December 22, 2008 2:03:09 PM byFES0844 (FES0844)
Only at the idiocy you guys perpetrate in His name.
Otherwise, He’s probably laughing until He cries – at you.
To: tomnbeverly
This should make the worshippers of BAAL happy… Soon women may flock to the festivus pole to have their babies aborted.
WTF dude? This is a “Festivus” thread! Get a grip!

50 posted onMonday, December 22, 2008 2:07:45 PM byDrew68
To: chordmaster
Sometimes I think the best humor goes right over some people’s heads.

27 posted onMonday, December 22, 2008 1:32:39 PM byJaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum)
To: rightwingintelligentsia
The satire discernment threshold around here is pretty low.

You pretty much need to post the word “SATIRE” in red neon letters for some to get the joke.

33 posted onMonday, December 22, 2008 1:38:37 PM bySudetenland (Those diplomats serve best, who serve as cannon fodder to protect our troops!)
And don’t forget to have a footman precede you with a red lantern to warn the morons and horses…but the Original Poster isn’t quite ready to dismiss that Baal connection:
To: mikelets456
have you seen the thread today equating liberalism with Baal worship?

44 posted onMonday, December 22, 2008 1:50:52 PM byMrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
So much more silliness after the jump, so let’s jump!

Continue reading “Today on Tommy T’s Obession With The Freeperati – It’s just like Christmas!”

Happy Kerry Photo: Barbara Boxer Edition

Or Happy Boxer Photo, John Kerry Edition: In sum, the bipartisan report found that “senior officials in the United States government solicited information on how to use aggressive techniques, redefined the law to create the appearance of their legality, and authorized their use against detainees.” The report, led by Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin, concluded that “those efforts damaged our ability to collect accurate intelligence that could save lives, strengthened the hand of our enemies, and compromised our moral authority.”I fully support Chairman Levin’s proposal for an outside Commission with subpoena power to investigate this matter further. In light … Continue reading Happy Kerry Photo: Barbara Boxer Edition


In the post-Christmas haze that tends to hang over us at the Doc family household, very little gets done. We’re on the road, bouncing from family to family, so things like the internet often become unavailable (shudder). Still, in stopping at this brief moment, typing with a serious time lag, I wanted to say thank you to all the FDers and everyone who reads my random musings. Writing is the one thing I really feel confident in. I often feel like a bad parent, a shitty teacher and a miserable human being (gotta work on that for my New Year’s … Continue reading Thanks


Beautiful downtownBasra! BASRA, Iraq — This southern port city has been, in effect, on its own since September, when British forces here moved to the outskirts, yielding authority to local leaders. British and American officials say Basra’s experiment in self-rule could serve as a model for Iraq’s future, but if so — many locals and outside advisers say — that future remains dark. What makes the situation in Basra — Iraq’s second largest city and commercial hub — so alarming, they say, is that it is a test of Iraqi rule under relatively optimal conditions: Basra has the nation’s best … Continue reading Success!

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Much love and gratitude to A., Ms. SP Ham, and Mella Yella Jude for letting me and the other (esteemed) guesters play in the treehouse. Also, big-hearted thanx to the extended at-large First Draft community. Youze geeky nerdz are good peeples. Lastly, muchas gracias to Holden, whose candle in the window was what brought me here to begin with. Continue reading Brought to you by our sponsors at Sentimental Cheeses

Allowed To Live

This is a horrifying story, start to finish, as horrifying as it is recognizable, but there are parts of it that stood out to me: Things quickly got ugly. Pervel remembers aiming a shotgun at a random African-American man walking by his home–even though he knew the man had no connection to the theft of his vehicle. “I don’t want you passing by my house!” Pervel says he shouted out. [snip] Apparently thinking they’d caught some looters, the gunmen interrogated and verbally threatened Collins and Alexander for ten to fifteen minutes, Alexander says, before one of the armed men issued … Continue reading Allowed To Live

Your Mistletoe Is No Match For My TOW Missile

So, it’s Xmas music you want, eh? I’m including a shout-out to home with Aaron Neville, and some other stuff that I like. The Tori Amos “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is just haunting. I heard that one cold, cold December night in New Hampshire ten years ago, and I had to pull to the side of the road to listen to the whole thing. Also, the Drifters kick all kinds of ass. Since we don’t get enough hip hop around here, I threw in some old school Run D.M.C. Finally, what would Christmas be without the Pogues? So … Continue reading Your Mistletoe Is No Match For My TOW Missile

The Earth Might Stop Turning

Soooo cold. My three-year-old goddaughter was here the other day so, since my house is kid-proof but not necessarily kid-fun (I need a box of toys for visiting moppets or something) we broke out the Fraggle Rock DVDs. She liked the singing and the dancing and Red’s flappy pigtails, but her mother and I, having not seen the show since we were kids ourselves, were kind of weirdly fascinated and horrified. The Henson workshop must have been powered by the finest hallucinogens known to man or beast, because holy hell, this stuff was weird. Yet, fun. I always loved the … Continue reading The Earth Might Stop Turning

Someone Get Some Valium for Athenae

She’s headed for this town. Once again, a newspaper columnist gets it wrong, wrong, wrong. Hey, dumbshit: blogs aren’t your problem. In addition, you don’t even really address how they might be in your stupid column. And can we cut out this stupid shit about the Golden Age of Journalism, please? I got three words for you, fucko: William. Randolph. Hearst. Instead of whining, try doing your fucking job. Schmuck. Sorry, A. I’ll get the good Scotch out for when you’re in town next, I swear.  Continue reading Someone Get Some Valium for Athenae