It’s one of my favorite times of the year, and not just because 2006 is almost over and my Detroit Lions are almost done embarrassing an entire state for yet another season, but “Literary Review” magazine has released their annual “Bad Sex in Fiction” awards. Here’s some brief background: The awards were set up by Auberon […]

It’s one of my favorite times of the year, and not just because 2006 is almost over and my Detroit Lions are almost done embarrassing an entire state for yet another season, but “Literary Review” magazine has released their annual “Bad Sex in Fiction” awards. Here’s some brief background: The awards were set up by Auberon […]

It was a scene that would have been appreciated by the great Rod Serling, and one that might have qualified as a classic Twilight Zone episode. Saddam Hussein, after decades of sentencing innocent people to die by having them handed red cards shortly before executing them, was handed his own red card. That red card carried a lot […]

In Rome, an opera that depicts Tony Blair, George W. Bush, former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, French President Jacques Chirac and Russian President Vladimir Putin dancing in their underwear has been cancelled. Why? Not entirely because of that particular scene: La Scala spokesman Carlo Maria Cella said Friday the scene “was only part of the […]

I have to admit, this is a rallying cry I thought I’d never hear coming from anybody but professional drummers. It’s no secret — there are plenty of folks out there who hate President Bush. If you like or even tolerate the president, they hate you, too. Who are “they”? Well, they’re very often self-promoted […]

When you picture what constitutes a good president, you may think of somebody strong, both physically and emotionally, and what could possibly make you mentally and physically tougher than waking up early every morning to milk a tragedy for all its worth? Former Senator John Edwards has announced that he’s once again running for president, […]

When you picture what constitutes a good president, you may think of somebody strong, both physically and emotionally, and what could possibly make you mentally and physically tougher than waking up early every morning to milk a tragedy for all its worth? Former Senator John Edwards has announced that he’s once again running for president, […]

If you read or watched many left-leaning writers, pundits and “scholars,” (::cough:: “Hans Blix” ::cough::) you’ve no doubt been exposed to some variation of the line, “the Iraqis were far better off under Saddam than they are now.” Well, it looks as if many of the Iraqis believe that too, because they’re applying in droves to be the […]

If you read or watched many left-leaning writers, pundits and “scholars,” (::cough:: “Hans Blix” ::cough::) you’ve no doubt been exposed to some variation of the line, “the Iraqis were far better off under Saddam than they are now.” Well, it looks as if many of the Iraqis believe that too, because they’re applying in droves to be the […]

Former President Gerald Ford has died at the age of 93, and no, as the famous Saturday Night Live skit predicted over a decade ago, he was not eaten by wolves. Observing Gerald Ford over the years, he struck me as the sort of person who was almost too good for politics. He was in […]

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