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RPOF defends the crazy

September 2, 2009
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So here it is, like one day after I first broke the little tidbit about the crazy-ass press release Florida GOP honcho Jim Greer sent accusing Obama of some sort of grand communist conspiracy for, you know, telling kids to stay in school. It’s gotten a lot of play these last 24 hours, and...
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Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer takes the Glenn Beck train to Crazyville

September 1, 2009
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Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer takes the Glenn Beck train to Crazyville

On Aug. 26, the Secretary of Education sent the following letter to school principals across the nation: Dear Principal: In a recent interview with student reporter, Damon Weaver, President Obama announced that on September 8 — the first day of school for many children across America — he will deliver a national address directly...
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A little personal example…

August 31, 2009
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I’m someone who by nature and proclivity is more inclined toward empirical data – numbers and such – as a basis for policymaking, rather than anecdote. Anecdotes give you horror stories from Canadian health care, while the data tell you that, on the whole, everyone’s happy with their single-payer system and even the rightest...
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Where’s Cameron Todd Willingham’s justice?

August 26, 2009
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In 2004, the state of Texas murdered an innocent man. Not a perfect man, but an innocent one. It did so because of investigative incompetence, boneheaded police work and a governor to enamored with cultivating a tough-on-crime persona to stop the killing of a man whose guilt was very much in doubt. And now,...
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The Lion sleeps, the fight goes on…

August 26, 2009
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Yeah. Ted Kennedy died last night. I have a lot of thoughts on the subject of his life, but I’m not really in the mood to put them into words right now. But the battles for which he fought – civil rights, justice, health care – go on. Just last night, our milquetoast, pathetic...
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Hey so imagine that: All those politically convenient “terror alerts” were, in fact, politically motivated

August 20, 2009
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Hey so imagine that: All those politically convenient “terror alerts” were, in fact, politically motivated

The source on this is none other than Tom Ridge, the very same guy who raised the terror alerts as the first DHS secretary under W. Reports Politico: Tom Ridge confirms a long-held suspicion among Bush critics, writing in his new autobiography that he “was pushed to raise the security alert on the eve...
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Barney Frank. Hell yeah

August 19, 2009
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“Trying to have a conversation with you would be like arguing with a dining room table. I have no interest in doing it.”   
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There are no Indians or Hispanics in Scranton!

August 18, 2009
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Here are the evil genius minds behind Family Guy, making the case for why it should get the comedy Emmy instead of The Office.
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Of course this happened in Florida

August 13, 2009
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A doctor who runs the Bay County Health Department in the Panhandle who dared say that doughnuts are bad for you gets fired by a county commissioner who owns a doughnut shop. Lesson: Do NOT get between a fatass and his fried dough, especially in the Redneck Riviera.  
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RIP, Mr. Paul

August 13, 2009
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Les Paul has passed away at 94.
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