The Insane Clown Posse’s “Carnival of Carnage” continues its bewitchingly lame procession, this time by filing a lawsuit against the FBI.
The National Gang Threat Assessment task force apparently dubbed ICP fans (known as Juggalos) a “loosely organized hybrid gang,” likening it to the Aryan Brotherhood or the Norteños. Read More
After Bill Clinton’s speech Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention, the delegates cast their votes on behalf of each state. The woman who took the microphone to cast Arizona’s vote said that her state had produced some fabulous politicians from both parties. Read More
Apparently that brooding James Dean-wannabe James Franco phones in his education just like he phoned in his disastrous hosting of the Oscars last year.
Now he’s being sued for defamation by a former New York University professor who gave the actor a D in his film class and was, he claims, subsequently fired for it. Read More
The Republican National Convention was my first national convention, so its my only reference point to describe the Democratic National Convention. The first thing that stands out to me is the fact that Obama is everywhere. Barely a surface goes unmolested by an O, his picture or his name. This is in stark contrast to the Republican Convention, where the gift shop contained lots of elephant and GOP sweaters, visors and jewelry. Read More
Since 1851, the holder of the America’s Cup trophy has lost only four times. The structure of the race requires challengers to compete against each other to determine who will go head to head with the champion. While teams exhaust themselves vying for a chance to race the incumbent, the team with the trophy need only worry about the final race. Read More
There was undeniable excitement in the air on Thursday. It was the night they had all been waiting for: the Big Speech. All week we had been surrounded by Mitt Romney billboards, treated to stories about Mitt Romney and sold schwag bearing his name. And then he was finally there. It was the Homecoming Game. Read More
It’s not easy being a Republican in the Bay Area. Not only are they outnumbered, but they live in a place that has come to symbolize liberal politics. “San Francisco Democrats” is used by some Republicans as a pejorative reference to our lefty sensibilities, and the whole state is now a bogeyman; a cautionary tale about what happens when Democrats are in charge. Read More
Republican Mitt Romney urged voters on Thursday to help him rebuild the U.S. economy and create millions of new jobs, asking them to overcome their disappointment in President Barack Obama and join him in restoring the promise of America.
In a high-stakes speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Romney said he would work to unify a divided country that believed Obama's lofty campaign promises but had lost hope they would be fulfilled. Read More
By Wednesday, I was feeling cautiously optimistic about my ability to make it though an entire day without disaster.
I got up early to check out the responses to the two speeches the night before: Ann Romney and Chris Christie. Read More
On Tuesday of the Republican Convention, the rain had stopped, so they put the tents up. Just take a minute with that.
After my Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on Monday, getting out of bed on Tuesday seemed like an altogether dumb idea, but the fact that a course of action is ridiculous never stopped me before, so I got up and called for a taxi. "Not a shuttle ok? I need a real, actual, taxi cab," I (over)explaind to the bewildered concierge. Read More