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Happy May Day, America

Sunday, May 1, 2011 — Today is May Day, and in many parts of the world people are celebrating the rights of workers. Here in America, we do things a little differently. The way things are going right now, perhaps it’s just as well — celebrating the rights of working men and women while they’re […]

Tet Plus 43 Years

Monday, January 31, 2011 — Today marks the 43rd Anniversary of the start of the Tet Offensive, the most catastrophic success in U.S. military history, and Vietnam’s most successful military failure ever. In the early morning hours of January 31st, 1968, more than eighty thousand North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong troops carried out hundreds […]

The Café Formerly Known as Brioche

Sunday, January 30, 2011 — Sara asked, in a Comment on yesterday’s Beer Girl post, “is there some issue with Breaking New Grounds I don’t know about that you won’t mention their name?” In a word, yes. Café Brioche welcomed The New Hampshire Gazette. We used to distribute more than 5,000 copies of the paper […]

Congressman Guinta Palinizes the 2nd Amendment

Sunday, January 9, 2011 — First District Congressman Frank Guinta was given a great honor Thursday. During the reading of the Constitution, Guinta was selected to read the Second Amendment: “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not […]

Gunny Advances in Another Direction

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 — For nearly a quarter of a century R. Lee Ermey has been the unannointed poet laureate of the vernacular branch of America’s military language. (The bureaucratic branch, appropriately, has no face). Breathtakingly obscene, surrealistically violent, and apparently inexhaustible, Ermey’s portrayal of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, in Full Metal Jacket, threw moviegoers […]

So Far, So Good

Sunday, January 2, 2011 — Thirty-six hours into the New Year, and we’re still here. At our age, that’s something. We’re going to begin the year with a little experiment. We’ve got a “page in the cloud” going right here, open to whatever shenanigans the casual passerby might like to engage in. If anything happens […]

Iconic Marine Sets Career on Fire

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 — Why, the casual visitor might ask, has it been so long since we’ve posted here? Well, we’ve been waiting for something as juicy as this, that’s why: videotape of Geico Insurance spokesperson R. Lee Ermey setting his career on fire in front of a live audience. We discovered this while […]

Senator Sanders Filibusters

Friday, December 10, 2010 — Sen. Bernie Sanders is now (5:25 p.m.) filibustering against tax cuts for millionaires. He is reading letters from his constituents. Their letters explain that they are cold and hungry. Chris Cilizza wants to know whether the Senator is wasting time. Click here or on the image below to answer his […]

Senator Tells the Truth

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 — Here’s something you don’t see every day: an honest elected official on the floor of the Senate presenting a truthful assessment of the state of the nation: Our editorial judgment, such as it is, tells us that this rare event deserves to be treated as more than just another feel-good […]

Best Clip of the General Election Already?

Thursday, September 16, 2010 —The primary election is only 48 hours old, and already we have a contender for best clip of the general election. What is the best part? 1) Bill O’Really referring to Ovide Lamontagne as “some guy?” 2) Bill O’Really saying incorrectly that Half-Governor Palin endorsed Lamontagne? 3) Bill O’Really saying Lamontagne […]