gore vidal

You know we have made no secret of our crush on New Pope, and today’s New York Times gives us even more reason to cheer the current papacy. NEW POPE TRIGGER WARNING: Yes, we know the church is still terrible. Yes, we know he gave an anti-abortion speech a while ago that had the usual […]

First up this morning! Gawker’s fucking marvelous epistolary duel between Tom Scocca and some dick from some Canadian “news” “paper.” Some Gawker commenters seem to think it is Tom Scocca who comes across poorly here. They are incorrect. A newpaper that claims an exclusive, when in fact someone else broke the story, is committing what […]

Gore Vidal has died. Perhaps you most treasured him for mixing it up with awful racist William F. Buckley, as above. (The aesthete Buckley called Vidal “a queer.”) We loved him best for (okay, Burr, but also) this:

Anyone who writes or speaks about politics (with very few exceptions) is bound to say something stupid and egregious at some point or another. You’ll definitely say something dumb if you’re one of the ambitious but dull people who actually runs for office here in the United States. The Wonkette Goofiness Machine thrives on this […]

Michele Bachmann opened up to a gathering of Michigan Republicans on Tuesday about her shameful, Jimmy Carter-loving past. “I was a reasonable, fair-minded Democrat. And another secret you need to know: My husband and I met in college. We worked on Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign. It’s true, it’s true. This is like a 12-step meeting […]

Crabby queen writer Gore Vidal, who is certainly older than you, appeared on the English telly after Obama’s clinch last night to discuss American politics with the Britons. Appropriately, he went insane for several minutes after asking and receiving permission to “talk the facts of life” with the BBC anchor. Whenever he is asked a […]