Entries by Anne Laurie

Late Night Open Thread

As half the populace gears up to travel cross-country and the other half prepares for their visits, many thanks to commentor Republic of Stupidity for news of the latest snark against security theatre: (Available from Skreened.) I think it would coordinate nicely with a bold, manly kilt… ABC News reports that “Some women may be […]

Shifting the Overton Window, to Recalibrate the Evil-Stupid Axis

Reporting from the intersection of Oversharing Ave and Political Grandstanding Blvd, Adrian Chen at Gawker introduces us to the worst pro-life campaigners since Beccah Beushausen’s Internet hoax: The Arnolds are having a baby. Unless the public votes to have the child aborted. Meet the couple behind Birthornot.com, where “you can vote and choose whether we […]

Early Evening Open Thread

Reason #2,657,893 why people think libertarians are arseholes: Would-be hipsters who never got over being the smartest little fella in the high-school debating club awarding themselves hall monitor sashes. And not having the balls to show off their self-invented “title” in front of the people they claim to be… ombudsmanning. Now I’m going to go […]