(PHOTOS) George W. Bush and BP: It Sucks to Be Accessible on Twitter

The Wild West of social media can be a dag-tootin' mess for politicians, celebrities and corporations who are used to having a barrier between themselves and the unwashed masses. I say it's all good, clean fun. Or ... in the case of BP and their fake PR agency, um, well. You'll have to see for yourself. ...more

Thank you for putting up this picture, I have to go & throw up now, excuse me.
J-O-B-S - ...more

Bidding a Fond Farewell to Favorite Things

Laurie: Another couple of teeth fell out of my rattail comb today.  Remember rattail combs?  In the era of teased hair, we used them to poof our hair to impossible heights.  I’m still amazed that my hair fit into my senior picture.  I have a very short neck, but the hair in all its glory was still intact.  Anyway about ten years ago I purchased what quickly became the perfect rattail comb and have been looking for a duplicate ever since.  It turns out that this particular comb is the sublime finishing touch to my daily hairstyle.  Sure, you can still get...more

Bush Says Goodbye, Media Loses Target No. 1

I'm not going to mince words: I like George W. Bush. I think the rabid hatred of the man pushed the mercury from ridiculous to scary at times. I stood back in silent amusement when watching those whose claim to fame is preaching tolerance but sadly demonstrated anything but when discussing him. I understand that there are people who dislike Bush just as there are people who dislike Obama. Dislike! Weird common ground, but I'll take it. ...more

"The idea of America, its self-image and sense of identity, uniquely, has always been less ...more

President Bush Farewell Tour: Don't Let the Screen Door Hit You on the Way Out

It's been a very long farewell tour for outgoing President George W. Bush. I've gotten the feeling that he's been phoning it in for a while, but then I decided that's not such a bad thing, given his dismal record in the last eight years. ...more

Michelle,  so many have said it so much better than me:

 "Judge the future by the ...more

What Recession: the Most Expensive Inauguration in Our Country's History

Alternate title: WWLD? (What Would Lincoln Do?) It's a passing of the torch, literally in Iran, where they've switched out their Bush effigies and have set fire to new Obama ones. Here, preparations are underway for the most expensive inaugural celebrations in our country's history: the swearing-in of Barack Obama. ...more

I just want to point out that a very large percentage of the money spent on the Inauguration ...more

Will the Long National Nightmare Be Over?

I early-voted in Arizona a couple of weeks ago. It was almost like praying. I spent a long time on the ballot, which was quite extensive--in Arizona as in many Western states there's always a raft of ballot initiatives to consider, and judges though appointed initially must be retained in office by a vote of the people. I voted on every single one of the dozens of judges even though I knew little about most of them. I don't think I ever relished filling out a ballot so much, and I was glad the early vote ballots are done by old ...more

Bill Clinton: Economic revival depends on mortgage moratorium, push for green economy

Former President Bill Clinton said Monday night that the proposed $700 billion rescue plan for troubled commercial banks will fail without a companion proposal that stems the rising tide of foreclosures. He also offered his own analysis of the causes of the current financial crisis as well as proposals for achieving energy independence and kickstarting a green economic recovery. Clinton made the remarks at a private meeting with bloggers on the eve of this week's annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City. Here is my eyewitness report. ...more

Regardless of what one thinks of Bill Clinton personally or politically, there is no denying ...more

Woodwart Outs Bush & Greenpeace Outs Nobu with a little Sarah Palin for good measure

Monday mornings have a “wake at your own risk” component and today we became aware that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were taken over by the government, which came in the wake of our having listened to Bob Woodward on “60 Minutes” talking about his new book, Plan of Attack, with yet more disturbing details about the Bush administration’s rush to invade Iraq. ...more

Palin Shmalin

I just basically responded to a friend's blog post about this, but I think it can stand alone. I'm not looking to debate this--think and vote how you want, it's your right. I'm just blowing off steam. ...more

Margaret Thatcher has dementia. What's Bush's excuse?

For the last eight years, Margaret Thatcher has been suffering from dementia, but she certainly isn't the only politician whose reasoning powers have been questioned over that same period of time. Her daughter, Carol Thatcher, recalls a conversation in 2000 when her mother confused the Bosnian conflict in the 1990s with the Falklands war of the 1980s. Fortunately, she didn't send troops to the wrong country. The former Prime Minister has been struggling not only with memory problems, but with words. No comment. ...more