Bad Fiction: GOP ’12

The prospect of Donald Trump moderating a debate is what finally made things click. It occurred to me the other day as I was leaving a comment elsewhere: if someone had written a TV show and the plot followed the current Republican primary, I would have some serious problems with it. Namely, I would pan…

Juror Mitch Landrieu

How did the defense attorney let this happen? New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has apparently made the cut to be on the jury of a murder trial in New Orleans. I can’t imagine why a defense attorney would want a politician on that jury. Granted, they can’t exactly pick who is on the jury, but…

Religious Diversity Rocks

RTod’s post reminded me of this story. When I was in the second grade, there were three Jewish kids in our class. They didn’t celebrate Christmas. Now, in the first grade this didn’t mean much because we all still colored Santa Claus pictures and the spirit of diversity meant that the Jewish kids got to…

Reining In the SWAT

I decided to make my inaugural front page post a relatively short one. For those of you who know me, skip this paragraph. For those of you who don’t know me, I am a contributor to Not a Potted Plant as well as the primary author of Hit Coffee, a generally non-political blog. I am…