bad ideas

Last July, we told you about the fun idea proposed by the town of Deer Trail, Colorado, (population 546): sell novelty “drone hunting licenses” that would promise a bounty to anyone who brought down a federally-owned unmanned aerial vehicle. You know, for a laugh, and to raise money for the town, and to send the […]

So let’s say you’re in a rock band whose glory days are long, long gone. What should you do to get attention? Was your answer “engage in a super-costly frivolous lawsuit that gets me nothing but ridicule”? If so, then you are Andy Scott, guitarist for one-time glam rock powerhouse Sweet. Do you remember Sweet? […]

According to a report by a state legislative analyst, it would be feasible to split California into six smaller states, although the process would be complicated. The news was reportedly received with great excitement by supporters of a proposed “Six Californias” amendment – and there is at least one supporter, a “multimillionaire Silicon Valley venture […]

From the perspective of your Wonkette, Michael Steele has been an extremely effective RNC chair, as he has supplied us with a near-endless stream of mockable things to write posts about. But those who actually care about the health of the Republican Party are starting to question how well he’s actually doing his job (getting […]

THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST  10:03 am July 6, 2009

by Sara K. Smith

ROBERT McNAMARA IS DEAD: Jesus, anybody else feel like dying in the next week or two? Because now is clearly the time to do it! Robert McNamara prosecuted America’s hopeless adventure in Vietnam on behalf of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson; he also did many other things, which nobody remembers on account of the war. [Washington […]

RACIST PLOTS AGAINST ASIANS  11:17 am April 9, 2009

by Sara K. Smith

OF COURSE HER NAME IS ‘BETTY BROWN’: “The Texas Democratic Party demanded an apology Wednesday from state Rep. Betty Brown, R-Terrell for suggesting Asian-descent voters should adopt names that are ‘easier for Americans to deal with.’” Soon everybody in Terrell will have comically implausible names like “Sara Smith.” [Houston Chronicle]

BAD IDEAS  6:16 pm February 15, 2007

Jim Webb’s Slanderbox

by Alex Pareene

TOP  11:10 am October 10, 2006

Dennis Hastert, Media Master

by Alex Pareene