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Norm Coleman kerns his wife*

By auguste
Sunday, June 22, 2008 21:50 EDT

Notice anything weird?

The truth is, I doubt it’s faked. And even if it is, so what?** Both sides should probably work on being a little less obsessed with Ms. Coleman’s appearance, however.

* Or should that be Norm Coleman doesn’t kern his wife? That whole thing confused me, I have to admit.
** Well, not “so what” so that it’s not an interesting blog post.

Attending my state party convention

By pams

At the New Bern Convention Center, as the festivities and business begin. Ninety-four counties out of 100 were represented at the convention. I was in New Bern, NC on Saturday for the North Carolina Democratic Party State Convention. Of course I know that most Pandagon readers won’t find this post scintillating, but I wanted to attend the state convention because 1) it is a landmark presidential election; 2) it’s a way to see democracy in…


A Contest!

By Jesse Taylor

Twenty dollars to the first person who can give any rational reason why Michelle Obama is mentioned in Maureen Dowd’s latest piece. This isn’t even the failure to write something relevant (the entire article is basically a laundry list of Weird Things The French President’s Wife Did), but Maureen Dowd’s…


Zimbabwe: Election’s Off

By Jesse Taylor

Goddammit. Zimbabwe’s opposition leader says he is pulling out of Friday’s runoff election against President Robert Mugabe. Morgan Tsvangirai says this is because of mounting violence and intimidation against the opposition during the campaign. Tsvangirai announced his decision during a news conference in Zimbabwe’s capital on Sunday after thousands of…


austan goolsbee wonders how muffins got to be so delicious

By Jesse Taylor

Representatives of the Obama and McCain campaigns are going to have a debate via Twitter. You know, the problem I’ve often found with our political process is that it’s not boiled down to pithy and easily misinterpretable bites of information.…


Upright Justices Brigade

By Jesse Taylor

Lying: the kind of activity we want our Supreme Court Justices participating in.…


Speak Of The Devil

By Jesse Taylor
Saturday, June 21, 2008 23:59 EDT

No sooner do we start talking about mentioners of racism being the real racists than the shit starts flying in the presidential race. Is Barack Obama a zombie? No, just a Muslim.…



By Jesse Taylor

For those of you not familiar with the series, Resident Evil is a game that’s about the purest of pastimes – fucking up zombies and other nasties with an ever-expanding lineup of weapons. Resident Evil 5 takes the series to Africa…and then there’s controversy. On Your Black Writers today, Tolu…


A Compromise

By Jesse Taylor
Friday, June 20, 2008 22:26 EDT

I will accept Obama’s cave-in on FISA if, the next time I commit several major felonies all in a row towards no discernible productive result, I can just say he asked me to do it and get off scott free. Deal?…


Blackazoid: The Blackening

By Jesse Taylor

David Brooks has done yeoman’s work and given us the origin story of dear Blackazoid. God, Republicans are saps. They think that they’re running against some academic liberal who wouldn’t wear flag pins on his lapel, whose wife isn’t proud of America and who went to some liberationist church where…