More Reasons to Love and Follow Politics

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt 1. Howard Dean’s sexy voice. 2. It can help you overcome your fear of snakes, rats, cockroaches and other slimy, crawly, pincery, chitinous things. 3. You’ll see people who accomplish much less than you. 4. It is one notch more survivable than following lemmings. 5. The circus only comes to town … Continue reading


By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––With the Egyptian people roaming the streets protesting people wondered at Hosni Mubarak’s long silence, but it’s clear that he stayed silent so long because he’s only ever addressed a captive audience. And in stocks, Egypt just went public. The big mistake in Mubarak’s speech was when he called the country … Continue reading

Dysfunction Junction, What’s Your Function? Secession & Regression Predilections

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt Rick Perry asserts Texas’s right to secede from progress and keep all its great Texasiness like “the highest teenage birth rate, the highest proportion of people lacking health insurance of all 50 states, “the third highest poverty rate, the second highest imprisonment rate, the lowest voter turnout, the lowest proportion of … Continue reading

Something Old, Something New, Something degraded, and Something Untrue

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––In the spirit of holding accountable the parties in a marriage of inconceivable inconvenience to the American people the following untoast. Sarah Palin mistakes Facebook for Factbook, believes whatever she posts becomes true. Sarah Palin after seeing “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 3D: I knew I … Continue reading

Cirque du Senate

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––Sen. Reid (D – NV): “Procedural negotiations are now complete on Senate bill S. Scoobydoo 6226. A total of 9,346 and 2/3rds amendments will be allowed and debate may now begin; the chair recognizes Senator Collins from Maine.” Sen. Manchin (D – WV): “I object! Senator Collins failed to nod her … Continue reading

Crab Apples to Poison Apples: Joe Scarborough’s False Equivalency

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––Democrats and the President have been referring to the Republican refusal to extend unemployment benefits unless they get an extension of unfunded Bush tax cuts to a hostage situation. This comparison, metaphor and simile, is a rhetorical device––a use of figurative or colorful language to make facts more clearly understood. The … Continue reading

Democratic Memos from Lame Duck’s Last Day

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––Man that was a great nap. I’ve heard twenty minutes is good but I can tell you two years will really refresh you without that icky drowsy feeling. Listen Mitch, we know you’re busy but you’ve got to meet with the president, don’t you? If you reschedule your meeting on bipartisan … Continue reading

Wink Wink Leaks

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––From International Business Times November 29, 2010: “Ahmadinejad claims Wikileaks data ‘released’ by US, not ‘Leaked’” “Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed that the documents published by whistle-blower website Wikileaks were released intentionally by the U.S. administration. In an interview to the state-run Press TV Ahmadinejad maintained that the documents would not … Continue reading

GOP Memos from One Year in the Future

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––That Save the Whale group is getting on my last nerve. There’s a Democrat running in Texas? Who screwed up the gerrymandering? Those people in Holland, Bangladesh, and those Indonesian islands that think they are a country should have moved away from the coasts. Polar bears are so much funnier in … Continue reading

Lament not, Eve, but Patiently Resign

Lament not, Eve, but patiently resign[1] By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt ––An unmarried woman who’s sleeping with her boyfriend––she shouldn’t be in the classroom, said Jim DeMint as reported by the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. What of the men? DeMint is silent on the sexual conduct of his own gender. Terry O’Neill is succinct about the meaning of … Continue reading