Monthly Archives: December 2008

It was a very good year

We’re only hours away from saying goodbye to 2008 — and, living up to its image, it’s going to end with a bang and not a whimper. Leading off the end of the year’s flurry of punches and barrage of … Continue reading

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The late, great 2008

What a year it was: Wall Street tumbled, John McCain stumbled, George W. Bush bumbled, but the Union hasn’t crumbled. We’re ready for 2009. We got us a new president with the promise and vision of a John F. Kennedy … Continue reading

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No Oscars for dead men

Somewhere there’s got to be an organization that defends the rights of people who have gone on to a better place from us bigoted deadphobics. So here’s something that ought to make them feel self-righteous and to get their dander … Continue reading


The Warren report

Barack Obama must like the sound of the news media saying “pastor disaster.” First it was the America-bashing Rev. Wright. Now it’s the gay-bashing Pastor Rick Warren of the Saddleback Ministries in Lakewood. What in heaven’s name is going on … Continue reading


Wishin’ accomplished

George W. Bush and Dick Cheney finally have an exit strategy — it’s called January 20th. What a lot of Americans were wishing and hoping would’ve come sooner — say, oh, eight years ago — will finally see the light … Continue reading

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A gift from the gift that keeps on giving

On the fifth day of Christmas my unwed pregnant daughter gave to me: her future mother-in-law charged with a drug felony. Sarah Palin’s unwwed pregnant daughter Bristol, who is due at anytime now to birthin’ a baby fathered by Levi … Continue reading

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Hollywood for the holidays

Hollywood gets all Christmasy every year at this time when it gift- wraps holiday comedies, which pretty much follow the same formula: dysfunctional families get together for the season and the male or female, or both, leads are the proverbial … Continue reading

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It’s about time

To no one’s surprise, really, President-elect Barack Obama was named “Time” magazine’s Person of the Year — the editorial boardclaiming he is “sketching an ambitious future” for the nation. Not to mention he beat the heavily favored and well-oiled Clinton … Continue reading


They don’t make movies like that anymore; they remake them

The remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic “The Day the Earth Stood Still” was No. 1 at the box office this past weekend, raking in $32M. The remake stars Keanu Reeves as the space alien Klaatu — which begs the … Continue reading


Fast on his feet

W. still got the moves. Did you see him dodge the great shoe attack at his press conference in Baghdad on Sunday? Apparently throwing your shoes at someone in that part of the world is considered the rudest of insults. … Continue reading

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