It was twenty years ago today (as the Beatles might say) that a crazed religious kook sparked a debacle of a federal-government raid that left 83vdead, including 28 children.
Arguments have raged endlessly since that Waco raid, with a hard core of people saying the blame for the deaths sits squarel ... More >>
There were some that said it couldn't be done. There were some that said that Jonestown - after the cyanide and the suicide and the doctor from Houston who helped provide both - had turned cults passé, and tired, and pointless. Cults had had their time. They flamed out, in spectacular fashion, and ... More >>
This little infographic has been making the rounds on Facebook among the more pro-gun people... especially a certain kind of pro-gun people. See, there are hunters, there are people who want to own guns for home protection, and there are people who want to own guns simply because they are adults who ... More >>
Gadhafi has Waco on his mindLibya leader Muammar Gadhafi, (a.k.a. He Of Many Spellings), the absolute top man these days for giving bizarre speeches who isn't named Charlie Sheen, rocked the house again today.
In a sprawling speech that sometimes, but not too often, flirted with reality, Ga ... More >>
Texas tax breaks for THIS? Tea Party unite!Machete, the bloody, gory, spoofy film by Robert Rodriguez, has become the latest mini-scandal de jour for conservatives.Why? Because it might get tax breaks from Texas, and it portrays a race war that favors immigrants over right-wing politicians like t ... More >>
Halloween is coming, and that means many, many costuming mistakes will be made by normally sane adults. To help stop this scourge, each Thursday we will be offering tips and analysis of what to avoid, or possibly what to do. Check out past entries here and here.
If VH1 has taught us nothing else, it ... More >>