Tag Archives: Ted Cruz

Entry 638: The Checks Are in the Mail. So Are the Balances.

If there’s one thing we all remember of what we learned in school about the U.S. government, it’s the phrase “checks and balances.” Also, the chuckle we enjoyed when we first heard the name “Millard Fillmore.” Our Founding Fathers created … Continue reading

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Entry 629: Oh What a Horrible Morning!

For some years now, I’ve started my mornings with a good ol’ cup of Joe and the important news of the day, as delivered to my computer via Facebook. I liked beginning my day with updates on various people’s statuses, … Continue reading

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Entry 545: Now Can We Get Rid of the Idiots Talking Behind Me?

Big news from the motion picture industry: the AMC Theater chain has banned texting from its theaters. “But, Mark,” you may be saying, “wasn’t texting already banned?” For a change, you are correct. Until last week, anyway. That’s when AMC … Continue reading

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Entry 536: Poll Dancing

In a recent Public Policy Polling survey, 30% of Republican voters said they would approve of the U.S. bombing Agrabah, which would be consistent with the party’s policies if not for the fact that Agrabah is the fictional kingdom in … Continue reading

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BONUS POST: A Very Special Day for All of Us (and You, Too)

Mark’s Note: This is an updated version of a post I originally did exactly four years ago today. This week we have a special day that affects the entire civilized world, and yet we don’t treat it as if it’s … Continue reading

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Entry 511: Christmas Eve of Destruction?

Here’s where we stand as of December 17: Merry Christmas everyone. Even you, Donald. See you soon.

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Entry 366: Washington Gets Its Cool On

Well, Forbes magazine has named the coolest city in America and it’s…Washington, D.C. It’s hard to argue with this selection if they mean “cool” in the hipster sense of sitting around doing nothing. By any other criteria, however, it’s difficult … Continue reading

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