Pray for Bo

Posted in Election 2012,Media Bias,President Obama by Ryan on the April 23rd, 2012

All-Encompassingly has a great post with a video I made with them about the Obama’s dog Bo.  Obama wrote in the 1990s about eating dog meat in Indonesia as a cultural norm and adventurous part of his childhood. I await interest in the story to reach the levels that “Seamus atop Romney’s car” achieved.

In the meantime, we’re encouraging all those that love dogs to pray for Bo.

White House Dog Chronicles: Volumes I through IV

Posted in Election 2012,Media Bias,President Obama by Ryan on the April 23rd, 2012

Volume I:


Volume II:


Volume III:


Volume IV:

Obama Ate Dog

Posted in Election 2012,President Obama by Ryan on the April 20th, 2012

The fact of the matter is, Obama ate dog.  And he, as an adult, wrote about it in his book.  Not as an animal rights issue, but as a culinary one.

The Most Wonderful Time of Year

Posted in Government Incompetence & Waste by Ryan on the April 17th, 2012

Its that time of year again, and I’ve decided to begin a tradition of selecting some of the more bizarrely specfic questions that I’m asked on federal or state taxes.

Here are the standouts this year: (I think all from Maryland State Taxes)

  1. Credit for aquaculture oyster floats
  2. Donated farm products to a gleaning cooperative
  3. Purchased an on-site sewage disposal system system that uses nitrogen removal technology, for which the Department of Environment’s payment assistance program does not cover

Media Fail

Posted in Media Bias,U.S. by Ryan on the April 16th, 2012

I’m a casual news junkie, and yet I am repeatedly confronted with statements from “media personalities” that don’t seem to be very good at their job.

John Avlon writes about Rep. Allen West’s “communists in congress” comment.  He laments the lack of civility and how this is horrible to associate members of the Democratic Party with Communism, which is responsible for the death of millions of people.

I personally have no idea why West said what he did, but Avlon’s dismay at the lack of condemnation causes him to draw the following comparison.

And just for a moment imagine if a liberal member of Congress made an equal and opposite accusation, saying that all the members of the tea party caucus were Nazis. It would be rightly greeted with wall-to-wall outrage.


I assume John Avlon simply collects a check from CNN for word count.



This is What a Small Political Nuclear Explosion Looks Like

Posted in Election 2012,President Obama by Ryan on the April 13th, 2012


Small only because of the Defcon 1 damage control:

President Obama
There’s no tougher job than being a mom. Anybody who would argue otherwise, I think, probably needs to rethink their statement.

Michelle Obama
Every mother works hard, and every woman deserves to be respected. –mo

Jim Messina
I could not disagree with Hilary Rosen any more strongly. Her comments were wrong and family should be off limits. She should apologize.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Disappointed in @hilaryr ‘s comments. As a mother of 3 there’s no doubt that raising children is work.

David Axelrod
Also Disappointed in Hilary Rosen’s comments about Ann Romney. They were inappropriate and offensive.

But still nuclear because of this kind of reaction:



You can see why team Obama ran from this faster than most people even learned about it.