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Fun Facts from a Certified Cynic

Fun Facts from a Certified Cynic

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (left). Justice nominees should henceforth be determined on how well their poker face holds when boredom ensues. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Aha! So finally Mercury got the hell out of retrograde — and miraculously all my phones, tv, electronica and communications issues were solved! Seriously. I was having…

Glenn Beck's inspiration?

Glenn Beck's inspiration?

Glenn Beck scares me. His politics, his theatrics, and his ridiculous bouts of crying, ignorance, and insensitivity all combine for a freakish and dangerous show. I don’t like the man. On Facebook the other day my pal Jack Shamama linked to the above clip from The Kids in the Hall, the sketch comedy group and…

After the Storm, Back to Reality

After the Storm, Back to Reality

An Entertainment Weekly magazine reader poll showed that almost a third of those surveyed between 18 and 34 years old said they’d rather watch election coverage than reality television, because the politics this season are more entertaining. Another one in five of them said they watch election coverage because they are sick of old-school reality…

Asking Biden the "Hard Questions"

Asking Biden the "Hard Questions"

A popular right-wing complaint about Barack Obama is that the Democratic frontrunner is in a protective bubble, insulated from the press. This bit of Bushian – or Palinesque, if you prefer – projection is demonstrably false; Obama has given dozens of high-profile interviews and hundreds of local ones, as has Joe Biden. But that’s not…

Meghan Asha

Meghan Asha

Meghan Asha was born and raised in the ‘BUBBLE’. No, she was not a test tube baby or crazy biotechnology experiment gone wrong. She grew up during the first technology bubble in the heart of Silicon Valley. Upon graduating with honors from the University of Southern California, Asha’s career in finance began at Wachovia Securities…

$150,000 Shopping Sprees and $400 Haircuts

$150,000 Shopping Sprees and $400 Haircuts

Not to beat a dead moose or anything, but I just have a few questions brought about by the discovery of Sarah Palin’s We-Do-This-On-Main-Street-All-The-Time Ultra-Fabulous Shopping Spree. To hear John McCain tell it, the greatest threat to our economic security are federal earmarks, which account for 0.5% of the federal budget. While one man’s Outrageous…