Posted on Dec 20, 2013

The Morning Banter: Phil Robertson’s OTHER Awful Comment, the Hack List, Mix-a-Lot Revealed, and Hitch Plays Santa Claws

Posted in Media, Uncategorized

For most of you it's the last day before a very nice extended vacation. (For some of us it's just the usual Friday because the holidays don't mean we'll stop working for you, the seven or eight readers who'll still be around.) Anyway, here's some nonsense you can skim through while preparing to cut out of work early to go down a bowl full of egg nog and prepare...

Posted on Mar 22, 2012

The Boring War Against Religion

Posted in Politics

By Ben Cohen: I’m beginning to feel that the ongoing war between atheists and religion is one big scheme to create controversy, sell books and get on television. While there is an important debate to be had, the constant screeching is becoming boring and I find myself switching off when anyone kicks off a ‘Religion vs Science’ debate. Bashing the religious leaders who spend their time trying to put...

Posted on Dec 16, 2011

Christopher Hitchens: 1949-2011

Posted in Politics

I was not a fan of Christopher Hitchens by any means, but his passing due to esophageal cancer marks the end of a truly enigmatic figure and intellectual powerhouse. Never at a loss for words, Hitchens was one of the most quote worthy public figures in history. His one liners and ripostes were the stuff of legend and watching him engage in debate was like watching a champion prizefighter...

Posted on May 19, 2011

Bernard-Henri Levy: Case Study of an Intellectual Fraud

Posted in Politics

French philosopher and serial rapist defender Bernard-Henri Levy has made a career out of pretending to be smarter than everyone else. His writing (at least his english language work) is a mixture of pompous moral posturing, pretentious word play and unbelievably bad sentence structure. In a recent piece on The Daily Beast, Levy turns his supposedly formidable intellectual prowess towards defending recently deposed IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Khan of rape....

Posted on May 12, 2009

Christopher Hitchens – Asshole Quote of the Week

Posted in Politics

By Ben Cohen “The president should be squirming in his seat. Not smiling. The black dyke got it wrong. No one told her the rules.” – Christopher Hitchens on Wanda Syke’s performance at the White House Correspondence dinner. This is a classic phrase from Hitchens, once a decent journalist, now a slobbering drunk. Not only is it utterly vile and racist, it’s also a revealing insight into why he...