Barbarians at the Gate, with Canapés

I agree completely with Christian counselor Marcus Bachmann––2012 Grand Old Party (Republican) presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s husband––that barbarians need to be educated. The Daily Beast’s David A. Graham reported June 15th on Michele Bachmann’s First Dude’s discussion of homosexuality during a radio interview in which he said “Barbarians need to be educated, they need to … Continue reading

Zucchini as Noodles for Summer

Julienne some zucchini, garlic, and fresh ginger (for 2 zukes i used 3 cloves and a large finger of ginger) then marinate in a coating of olive oil and some black pepper (and perhaps a sprinkle of cumin and coriander) for an hour or two. Sear (I use a combo of Olive oil and Ghee––clarified … Continue reading

Thank You For Being A Gay Friend

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––I get Rick Santorum around this friend thing completely because I, too, have the kinds of friends that surprise people and make them incredulous, and I have also been harassed with the same type of gotcha question with which Don Lemon attacked Santorum: LEMON: Do you have any gay friends? SANTORUM: … Continue reading

Tennessee Seeks to Decrease Confusion and Advance politeness with “Don’t Say Hey, Hay Is for Horses ” Bill

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––Tennessee’s Senate recently passed SB49, the “don’t say gay” bill. Initially the bill sought to make illegal in elementary and middle schools “any instruction or material that discusses sexual orientation other than heterosexuality,” but, when some lawmakers balked, the bill settled on limiting the education of Tennessee’s students “exclusively to age-appropriate … Continue reading

10 Bad, Wicked, Vice-Ridden, Depraved, Sinful, Dissipated, Impious, Dastardly Books

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt   ––The American Library Association’s list of the ten most frequently challenged books for 2010 is a true frightener, filled with dangerous books Librarians would have you read despite reasonable challenges by cautious Americans who care deeply about their fellow citizens’ moral health. Yet you needn’t worry overmuch or endanger your … Continue reading