Articles by: Lorelei

It Is Time For The ‘Welfare Queen’ Myth To Die

It Is Time For The ‘Welfare Queen’ Myth To Die

Linda Taylor tried to pull a scam and got caught. Reagan exaggerated her crime and immortalized her as the archetypal Welfare Queen.

Clinging To Nonsense: The GOP POV Is Usually Wrong And Thus Irrelevant

Clinging To Nonsense: The GOP POV Is Usually Wrong And Thus Irrelevant

Conservatives have a right to believe as they wish, but when they are wrong, no one else is obligated to accept their nonsense.

by Lorelei· · News, Political Rants
Puckish FARKers Want To Give Joe Biden ‘The Bird’ (VIDEO)

Puckish FARKers Want To Give Joe Biden ‘The Bird’ (VIDEO)

Inspired by Joe Biden’s epic debate smackdown of VP challenger Paul Ryan and by a popular satirical meme originated by The Onion, FARKers wish to give Uncle Joe a sweet ride.

by Lorelei· · News, Political Humor
Belling The Politicians (HUMOR)

Belling The Politicians (HUMOR)

Should we expect more out of our elected representatives than the ability to walk and chew gum at the same time? It’s a radical idea, I know.

by Lorelei· · Political Humor
‘Cease And Desist, Brother Twede’: Mormon Criticizing Romney Threatened With Excommunication

‘Cease And Desist, Brother Twede’: Mormon Criticizing Romney Threatened With Excommunication

Fifth-generation Mormon David Twede has been threatened with excommunication after hosting critical discussions about Mitt Romney on his MormonThink.com website.

by Lorelei· · News
Center On Budget And Policy Priorities Defends Government Assistance Programs From GOP Scorn

Center On Budget And Policy Priorities Defends Government Assistance Programs From GOP Scorn

As long as we can delude ourselves into classifying all people receiving some form of government assistance as ‘Others’ who don’t ‘deserve’ help, we can pretend that we will never experience a set-back in life.

by Lorelei· · News
Boy Scouts’ LGBT Discrimination Causes Most Generous Donor, Intel, To Bail

Boy Scouts’ LGBT Discrimination Causes Most Generous Donor, Intel, To Bail

Intel has a corporate policy which forbids discrimination based on sexual orientation, and the Boy Scouts have come under fire recently for stubbornly clinging to anti-gay policies. Therefore, Intel plans to stop donating to the Boy Scouts.

by Lorelei· · Current Issues
Aussie Deputy Minister Wayne Swan Calls Tea Partiers ‘Cranks And Crazies’

Aussie Deputy Minister Wayne Swan Calls Tea Partiers ‘Cranks And Crazies’

Australian DM Swan has observed the problems the United States has had to deal with since a bunch of regressive kooks managed to get elected to office, and he is putting the blame squarely where he feels it belongs: the Tea Party.

by Lorelei· · Current Issues, News
False Equivalencies, Or: ‘Why Glenn Beck Yelled About Obama Eating Snoopy’ (Op-Ed, NSFW)

False Equivalencies, Or: ‘Why Glenn Beck Yelled About Obama Eating Snoopy’ (Op-Ed, NSFW)

Here’s how to recognize a false equivalence when you see one. NSFW if you have language considerations.

After First Debate, Internet Buzzes With Speculation About Romney’s Alleged ‘Cheat Sheet’ (VIDEO)

After First Debate, Internet Buzzes With Speculation About Romney’s Alleged ‘Cheat Sheet’ (VIDEO)

Most debate viewers admit that Romney did unexpectedly well at the first debate with President Obama, but some people suspect Romney may have broken the rules and brought in a forbidden cheat sheet.

by Lorelei· · News
You Weren’t Being Paranoid: The Longer You Are Unemployed, The Less Eager Employers Are To Hire You

You Weren’t Being Paranoid: The Longer You Are Unemployed, The Less Eager Employers Are To Hire You

The minute you become unemployed, you are less enticing to a future employer. There are some biases against job seekers that will not surprise anyone who is currently actively looking for work.

by Lorelei· · Current Issues
Miami Reporter Soaked While Investigating Rep. David Rivera And Justin Lamar Sternad Election Fraud Story

Miami Reporter Soaked While Investigating Rep. David Rivera And Justin Lamar Sternad Election Fraud Story

Poor Miami reporter Michael Putney. He just wanted to do his job and go get a good scoop on the ongoing Rep. David Rivera (R-FL) election fraud scandal. He wound up with a scoop full of water flung in his face instead.

by Lorelei· · News
4 Big Reasons, Plus A Bunch Of Smaller Reasons, Why The South Won’t ‘Rise Again’

4 Big Reasons, Plus A Bunch Of Smaller Reasons, Why The South Won’t ‘Rise Again’

The South can’t ‘rise again’ until it takes care of its failings. Some are cultural, some are political, and not everyone in the South feels and thinks the same way, but these problems are holding the South back.

by Lorelei· · Political Rants
Don’t Be An Asshole: Vote

Don’t Be An Asshole: Vote

‘I’m not going to vote. What’s the difference between Romney and Obama, anyway?’ Ignoring, for a moment, how unintelligent people sound when they say stupid shit like that, let’s pause for a second and think of some differences between the candidates.

by Lorelei· · Political Rants
The IRS Is Toothless: Churches Will Continue To Freely Meddle In Politics

The IRS Is Toothless: Churches Will Continue To Freely Meddle In Politics

It should come as no surprise when churches give the middle finger to the IRS and do whatever the heck they feel like doing, up to and including campaigning hard for or against a politician or a particular item of legislation.

by Lorelei· · News
Republicans Run The WORST Candidates … I Won’t Even Mention the Magic Underpants

Republicans Run The WORST Candidates … I Won’t Even Mention the Magic Underpants

You have to feel sorry for conservatives. Most of them are decent folks who just have a different political ideology. Reasonable conservatives deserve better candidates, but lately they just can’t seem to get any.

by Lorelei· · News
Mayor Of Phoenix Tries Surviving On A Food Stamp Budget, Discovers It’s Excruciatingly Hard (VIDEO)

Mayor Of Phoenix Tries Surviving On A Food Stamp Budget, Discovers It’s Excruciatingly Hard (VIDEO)

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton lived on a food stamps budget for a week and learned that ‘identifying, in a concrete way, with struggling families is an important exercise for any leader.’

by Lorelei· · Current Issues
How To Prevent More Abortions

How To Prevent More Abortions

Hate abortions? Then why are you doing everything so bassackwards and wrong?

The Hilariously Inept Shenanigans Of Rep. David Rivera (R-FL): Fake Democrats, ‘Bad Girls,’ And Election Fraud, Oh My!

The Hilariously Inept Shenanigans Of Rep. David Rivera (R-FL): Fake Democrats, ‘Bad Girls,’ And Election Fraud, Oh My!

It’s almost like a Carl Hiaasen novel, and not just because it is set in Florida: a corrupt Republican politician, a fake Democrat deployed to influence an election, a gun-brandishing brash female Republican political operative who has vanished, and an increasingly testy herd of FBI suits.

by Lorelei· · News
Republican Darrell Issa Wins ‘Most Corrupt’ Award From Non-Partisan Watchdog Group CREW

Republican Darrell Issa Wins ‘Most Corrupt’ Award From Non-Partisan Watchdog Group CREW

Ethically-challenged Republican Rep. Darrell Issa just won an award he’d probably love to be able to decline: a Dishonorable Mention in CREW’s 8th annual Most Corrupt Members of Congress report.

by Lorelei· · News