FILE: A-Rod Sues Major League Baseball

Are There Any Adults in the Room? Not ARod


The sports media report that Alex Rodriguez stomped out of his arbitration hearing in a cloud of obscenities when the arbitrator refused to grant his request to compel the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Bud Selig, to appear and testify. That’s right. ARod didn’t get his way so he threw a temper tantrum and left…

Senator Rand Paul (R, KY)

Hypocrisy Hall of Fame, More 2013 Nominees


WC has neglected the important business of nominating candidates for the 2013 Hypocrisy Hall of Fame. There will be a reader poll near the end of the year. WC wants to make sure that there’s an adequate slate of nominees. Here are a few more candidates. Our first nominee is Charles Munger, the billionaire vice chairman…

Our Glitches Doubleplusgood; Your Glitches Ungood


The last major change to the United States’ health care system prior to the Affordable Care Act was Bush/Cheney’s Medicare Part D. Your remember Medicare Part D?  It was and is the Medicare prescription drug benefit, a federal program to subsidize the costs of prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries. It went into effect on January 1, 2006. There were very serious implementation problems,…

Tales from Wasilla: the Thoms’ Denouement


The Thoms indisputably had a major dope growing operation in the Valley. They were busted when Alaska State Trooper Kyle “Super Nose” Young smelled the pot from across a swamp while he drove by in his patrol car on a below-freezing night. Yep. So he obtained a search warrant. He used a form and, unfortunately, the form…

Whatever Happened to? Larry Craig


Remember Senator Larry “Wide Stance” Craig (R, ID)? You know, the fervid anti-gay busted for soliciting a male undercover cop for sex in Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport? On June 11, 2007, Craig was at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, returning to Washington from Idaho. An undercover police officer said Craig sexually solicited him in the men’s room.…

Says It All, Really


We’re not going to be disrespected, We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is. – Rep. Marlin Stutzman ( R-IN) Definitely a political party that sticks to its principles, even if it is uncertain what they are. Or if it has any. Rep. Stutzman was talking specifically about…

Flags, Patriots and Hypocrisy


WC is not a flag fetishist. Anyone capable of rational thought understands a national flag is a symbol a nation, not the nation itself. A national flag is a symbol, not the thing. Injury to the symbol, whether flag-burning or something worse, is an injury to a flag, not to the country. Claiming that our…

Linda Harvey: Just the Parts of the First Amendment I Like


Mission: America is a Columbus, Ohio based Christian organization founded in 1995.  Mission: America’s founder and president, Linda Harvey, is an outspoken critic of LGBT rights, including same-sex marriage. The Southern Poverty Law Center designated Mission: America as an active anti-gay hate group in March 2012 based on its particular virulent anti-LGBT rights stances. Ms. Harvey used her radio commentary on September 4 to sing the…

A Skunk by Any Other Name


In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously.  Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher.  For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example.  Crime is contagious.  If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law;…

I Can’t Stand Pat, Volume II


Marion Gordon “Pat” Robertson is a despicable, miserable excuse for a human being. WC has managed to stay away from the subject for more than three years, but his most recent vileness can’t be left without comment. Here’s the latest from Reverend Robertson: Robertson said he “used to think [HIV/AIDS] was transmitted by saliva and other…

Joe McCarthy, Back from the Dead


In a U.S. Senate speech on June 14, 1951, Senator Joseph McCarthy claimed to have uncovered “A conspiracy on a scale so immense as to dwarf any previous such venture in the history of man. A conspiracy of infamy so black that, when it is finally exposed, its principals shall be forever deserving of the…

Tales from Wasilla: A Felon for Our Time


Convicted felon Vic Kohring has announced his candidacy for the Wasilla City Council. The ink is very nearly dry on the certificate restoring his voting rights. The political climate – a thicket of peers like Weiner and Sanford – seems about right to him. And, at least according to the Anchorage Daily News, he’s poor and needs a…

In God We Trust


An under-reported, near-forgotten Mark Twain eruption, set out in its entirety: “In God We Trust.” Now then, after that legend had remained there on our coinage forty years or so, unchallenged and doing no harm to anybody, the President suddenly “threw a fit” the other day, as the popular expression goes, and ordered that remark…

It Just Shows WC’s Naivete


DOMA is unconstitutional and California Proposition No. 8 is dead for lack of someone legally qualified to fight over it. WC is always surprised whenever the Roberts-led U.S. Supreme Court, however crassly or indirectly, actually does the right thing. Presidential wannabe and alleged human being Mike Huckabee, who seems to be the hack currently in…