Monthly Archives: February 2008

Obama Blunder Coming Up

According to our calculations, Barak Obama is due to suffer a campaign-crippling mishap sometime in the next two weeks. It could be a spectacular misstatement or a subtle slur let slip almost unnoticed in tonight’s debate, a financial scandal emerging … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Prose Screeds | 16 Comments

Beelzebufo, the Demon Frog

A team of researchers, led by Stony Brook University paleontologist David Krause, has discovered the remains in Madagascar of what may be the largest frog ever to exist. The 16-inch, 10-pound ancient frog, scientifically named Beelzebufo, or devil frog, links … Continue reading

Posted in Weird Science | 5 Comments

Afghan Dog Fights Enrage Taliban, Not US

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bombing at an outdoor dog fighting competition killed 80 people and wounded scores on Sunday, an Afghan governor said. It appeared to be the deadliest terror attack in Afghanistan since the fall of the … Continue reading

Posted in Photos, Serious News, Wacky News | 27 Comments

The Party’s Over

Barak Obama is not a black version of John Kennedy. He is a pathetic but apparently successful attempt to repackage tired political hackery as this season’s hot new reality show. And yet, he is not what is wrong with American … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Prose Screeds, Serious News, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Snap Killings – Lottery of Death

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Steven Kazmierczak had the look of a boyish graduate student — except for the disturbing tattoos that covered his arms. Professors and students knew him as a bright, helpful scholar, but his past included a stint … Continue reading

Posted in Media News, Prose Screeds, Serious News | 1 Comment

To Praise the Patriots, Not to Bury Them

The pain is receding, the wound is scabbing over, and soon even the temptation to pick at the scab will fade into the warm mist of seasons past and fondly remembered. Yes, fondly, for the Dowbrigade firmly believes that one … Continue reading

Posted in Sports | 2 Comments

The Old Man and the “C”

So this is what American democracy has come down to. A national charade, made for TV, scripted years in advance, to entertain the public across the country and around the world with a professionally produced perversion of the democratic process … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Politics | 2 Comments