Archive for category: News Outta My Control

What If: A Look Back at the GOP

07 Feb 2014
February 7, 2014 For its 10th anniversary Facebook created a short video for every one of its users, taking a look back at their favorite posts and photographs. "A Look Back," these minute videos, started showing up on everyone's stream as people shared them. The music was intentionally inspirational; the sentimentality was obvious. People either loved or hated them and a backlash shortly ensued. Of course, this made it ripe for parody and I never turn down an opportunity, especially when I can also make a powerful Read more [...]

What Becomes a Legend Most? Wait, Let Me Tweet That.

27 Oct 2013
October 27, 2013 What becomes a legend most? I have no idea. I'm not the legend type. But, earlier this week I received my first fan letter. I have had a few brushes with fame—by now, perhaps an hour's worth. But, as always these strange encounters come in fits and spurts and without fanfare I quickly recede back with the rest of humanity. [raw] My Swiss Media Debut: Il Caffè (Click image for larger picture and, if you can read Italian, see how this government shutdown played in Europe.)[/raw] Recently, Read more [...]

Furlough Sonata in 24 Tweets

20 Oct 2013
October 20, 2013 For over two weeks the GOP closed the government in an effort to derail the Affordable Care Act. Except for the Republicans' radical Right (yes, Ted Cruz, I'm talking to you and your lemmings), no one disputes how destructive this was to American's confidence in our government. If you listen carefully, even George Will is moaning. What we could have done with the $24,000,000,000 of taxpayers' money they wasted just to make their ideological point. In the end, the citizens and more moderate legislators Read more [...]

Furlough: Day 4

04 Oct
October 4, 2013 On Day 4 of my forced time off I woke up to our local Fox affiliate's morning news program. First, a disclaimer. Fox 5 here in DC is not Fox News. Their connection is in name only. And our local Fox station has a much more professional approach to the news. A crew interviewed me last year when I had my ads in the DC Metro and that was one of the first questions I asked. It's clear the people on the Channel 5 morning news like each other and that makes watching them a pleasure, especially when Read more [...]

Furlough: Day 1

01 Oct 2013
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Ignoring the Fifth Branch of Government

26 May 2013
May 26, 2013 My revised illustration of writer Turley's four branches of the federal government. My version has an important addition. Jonathan Turely, public interest law professor at George Washington University, writes in today's Washington Post about the rise of the fourth branch of the federal government: the numerous agencies which administer and support many of the policies implemented by the traditional three branches of government. Turely, states at the beginning of his piece: The growing Read more [...]
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