This just in from the Federal Department of Counter-Productivity and Mixed Messages… Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius screened a Cartoon Network anti-bullying video for some middle school students recently. The video instructs kids not to call others names like “stupid,” “fat” and “jerk.” Sebelius was asked what people should take away from the […]

Shortly after the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke (pronounced “Fluck”) flap started, one of Rush’s west coast advertisers, Sleep Train, released a statement: “As a diverse company, Sleep Train does not condone such negative comments directed toward any person. We have currently pulled our ads with Rush Limbaugh.” Sleep Train soon discovered that turnabout is fair play […]

***** Yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder said that terror suspects — even US citizens — should not be afforded protections under the US Constitution: In his most forceful defense yet of the Obama administration’s use of lethal force against U.S. citizens linked to terrorism, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that the Constitution does not […]

It seems to me that a company that caves to the demands of people notorious for wanting everything for free isn’t really doing itself any favors in the long term. But the number of companies doing just that is growing: The furor over Rush Limbaugh‘s controversial comments directed at Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke […]

Seriously? CAMP ZAMA, Japan – The Army is ordering its hardened combat veterans to wear fake breasts and empathy bellies so they can better understand how pregnant soldiers feel during physical training. This week, 14 noncommissioned officers at Camp Zama took turns wearing the “pregnancy simulators” as they stretched, twisted and exercised during a three-day […]

Is it time to vote these people out yet? Yeah, I know, nothing should surprise me anymore, but still… The Obama administration is opposing congressional legislation to add President Franklin Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer to the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. At a House hearing Thursday, Robert Abbey, director of the Bureau of Land […]

Some companies just suck at public relations: ANNISTON, Ala. — Officials with the parent company of Olive Garden restaurants say they’re sorry if a decision regarding an Alabama Kiwanis club’s desire to display the American flag caused any concern. The comments come after 80-year-old Marti Warren of Anniston said she wasn’t allowed to bring an […]

First of all, it appears that, after numerous site issues, we’re back up for the time being. While we were down, a new Sesame Street character was announced: LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A new poverty-stricken Muppet will highlight the issue of hunger struggles on an episode of “Sesame Street”, the show said in a statement […]

The eco-weenies on the California legislature will respond to these concerns by saying, “More evidence that American business hates the environment.” From the Boston Globe: SACRAMENTO – Restaurant owner Gary Honeycutt says a push in California’s Legislature to ban the plastic foam containers he uses to serve up takeout meals could cost him thousands of […]

There’s another op-ed in the New York Times that gives The Onion a run for its money. The column is entitled, “Ugly? You May Have a Case.” In it, the author, a professor of economics (naturally) at the University of Texas, Austin, argues that it’s time for ugly people to be recognized as a protected […]

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