What makes this especially funny–and sad–is its honest depiction of an embarrassingly large slice of Americana (yes, Midwest and South, I’m talking about you).
Jesus killed Mohammed: The crusade for a Christian military Jeff Sharlet, Harper’s Magazine, May 2009, pg. 31 Download the article (pdf). If the following excerpt doesn’t piss you off the remainder of the article surely will. The pious evangelical Christians who would have you think they are a benign-to-positive force are disingenuous at best. They […]
The End of Christian America Jon Meacham, Newsweek, April 4, 2009 Then came the point he could not get out of his mind: while the unaffiliated have historically been concentrated in the Pacific Northwest, the report said, “this pattern has now changed, and the Northeast emerged in 2008 as the new stronghold of the religiously […]
The road not taken The Economist, March 21, 2009, pg31 I recently wrote about home ownership and how the recession has the power to change America’s landscape. These changes should be encouraged and accelerated. Recession and Geography Brent Danley, The Rhetoric, February 22, 2009 The essay I read today in The Economist magazine only strengthened […]
Time magazine solicited questions from its readers to the publisher of Playboy Magazine, Hugh M. Hefner. Hugh is a personal hero of mine. He has done more for this country, and for women, than most people realize. 10 Questions for Hugh Hefner Hugh Hefner, Time Magazine, January 15, 2009 I think sex in America has […]
Today Kirsten and I performed one of our basic democratic duties; we voted. Voting absentee on our own terms was a much better way to go than waiting until Tuesday and standing in line with everybody else. We sat alone in the conference room at City Hall in Saco, Maine and filled in the bubbles […]
I love Matt’s passion. This would be funny if he were trying to be funny, but it’s awesome because he’s truly angry. Me, too. I think candidates should be disqualified (by the voters, of course) if they believe dinosaurs and humans existed simultaneously or that the entire earth was flooded to the mountain tops or […]