On Stephen Colbert’s Poll Numbers

Last week, comedian Stephen Colbert shocked the media by announcing his intention to explore the possibility of running for President of the United States of South Carolina. Or somesuch like that. Because pollsters need something to fill the endless hours between now and November, Public Policy Polling decided to put the question to a testContinue reading “On Stephen Colbert’s Poll Numbers”

On Making Non-Factual Statements about Jon Kyl

Mockery can be fun. And when Stephen Colbert took to mocking Arizona Senator Jon Kyl yesterday, I had to join in on the excitement. Why was Kyl the target of Colbert’s mockery? Several days ago, Kyl took to the floor of the Senate to claim that 90 percent of Planned Parenthood’s operations were abortion services.Continue reading “On Making Non-Factual Statements about Jon Kyl”

On Allyn’s Adventures at the Rally For Sanity

Along with well over 200,000 other people, I attended the Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear on the National Mall in Washington, DC yesterday. Jon Stewart announced about two months ago, after Glenn Beck’s “Rally to Restore Honor,” that he was going to hold his own rally on the National Mall, the Rally to RestoreContinue reading “On Allyn’s Adventures at the Rally For Sanity”

On Stephen Colbert’s Orbital Victory

For the record, I love UK news sources. They’re not afraid to call a spade a spade. As in this article, about NASA’s recent online voting to name a new component of the International Space Station. “An American comedian has embarassed Nasa, the US space agency,” the article begins. And that comedian is Stephen Colbert.Continue reading “On Stephen Colbert’s Orbital Victory”

On Stephen Colbert’s Presidential Bid

Comedian Stephen Colbert had announced his intention to run President. Not so fast, says the South Carolina Democratic Party. They’ve decided that Colbert isn’t a serious candidate, and have rejected his application to get on the ballot. I have no opinion on this, really. The Atlantic Monthly had a good article on what his campaignContinue reading “On Stephen Colbert’s Presidential Bid”