Back in 1992, Pat Robertson was allotted a prime speaking slot at the Republican Convention. He accused the Democratic Party of carrying "a plague." No, not that plague. This was the plague of "higher taxes, crushing regulation and centralized government ... it is still the liberal welfare state and ... More >>
If you were masochistic enough to sit through the coverage of the Republican National Convention in its entirety, then you'd have heard good ol' country boy Trace Adkins doing a heartfelt rendition of a song titled "Tough People Do" (which is ironic given that Mitt Romney hasn't had a tough day in h ... More >>
Last week in Charlotte, Bill Clinton stepped to a podium in front of his party's delegation and delivered a speech. Maybe you saw it? What I remember are words -- lots of words. Some of them wrapped around statistics, others glaring back at me like bumper stickers on chrome. Clinton's words flowed f ... More >>
You've probably already heard about Nicki Minaj's Mitt Romney-related lyrics, in which she claimed she was going to vote for the Republican presidential candidate. So, did she mean it? Was she being ironic? Is this a publicity stunt? The only thing we know for sure is that the online furor over this ... More >>
Florence Detlor was just a year old when the Titanic sank; a year later the first crossword puzzle was invented, and two years after that, the first long-distance phone call was placed in the United States. Needless to say, Detlor has no trouble adapting to fast-changing technologies.The 101-year-ol ... More >>
Our sister paper, the Miami New Times, descended on the Republican National Convention this week to see what things the country's right-wingers were doing and wearing. And thank God they did because now we can regale you with a slideshow of Tampa's finest moments.Tampa's rich with GOP swag this week ... More >>
We know they (publicly) frown on pot, gay sex, arugula, elite education, and public transportation, but apparently there is one thing from San Francisco Republicans will pay to enjoy: The Band That Sings "Don't Stop Believing," aka, Journey. The '70s power-rockers, still famous for their inescapab ... More >>
Californians would have loved 2002 Mitt Romney. That guy was the bleeding heart who pushed universal health care in his state; the conservationist who would attack a coal plant by saying "I will not create jobs that kill people!"; a man who signed a Planned Parenthood candidate questionnaire affirmi ... More >>
Wolves in the Throne Room Worm Ouroboros Ashborer Jan. 23, 2012 Slim's Better than: Anarcho-Punk bands performing at the Republican National Convention. It's easy to see how Wolves in the Throne Room are demonized by many cult black metal fans as the group most responsible for the neutering and re ... More >>
Image Courtesy of: Mischa RichterGil Scott-Heron Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Yoshi's Better than: Anything on TV Gil Scott-Heron is old. For those born in the 1980s, you might have heard his "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" for the first time in a Nike commercial, which ... More >>
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