Mitt Romney's years at Bain represent everything you hate about capitalism.
Tomorrow is of course Leap Year Day, a one-day extension of the year needed because the Earth can't seem to get its shit together when it comes to orbiting the sun. It's also Sadie Hawkins Day. If you don't know what that is, it's allegedly the one day when a female can ask a man to marry her. Oh ... More >>
It's easy for a three-time felon to get $20 million for his investment company, as long as no one asks any questions.
As America (fuck yeah!) prepares to celebrate its 234th birthday over the long July 4 weekend, our proud yet troubled nation is about to be inundated once again by Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA." About as innocuous as a song can be on the surface, it's become one of the most polarizing t ... More >>
The House of Yes is an odd production of an odd play
You know, this week in current events really was a doozy, wouldn't you say? Senator Ted Kennedy passed on to the crystal Kennedy camp in the afterlife, Dominick Dunne followed in his footsteps (ALERT: Old white dudes with cancer, don't walk under any ladders this week, o ... More >>
Ted Kennedy died this morning, as anyone on the Web already knows.His death presents a problem of sorts for right-wingers, who despised him as much as they do Obama or the Clintons (or JFK and RFK back in the day, probably).So how are they reacting?The Lone Star Times blog is home to some of the ... More >>
That's right, we went there. Longtime Massachussetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy, better known as Teddy, passed away late Tuesday night at age 77. News media sites have already gone to Defcon 2 - "A Famous Person Not Named Michael Jackson Has Died" - so Rocks Off thought we'd take a different appro ... More >>
Photo by rasmithukt looks like South Padre Island will be home to a wind farm featuring 500-foot tall turbines off the coast.They'll be 10 miles off the coast, but that doesn't mean everyone's happy about it.Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson has signed a deal with British firm Baronyx to build ... More >>
Photo courtesy NASAA salute to Mr. JablonskiHey, guess what!! Monday brings the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing!!Oh, you heard? Well, get ready to hear more -- this weekend and Monday will no doubt be a "One small step for man" marathon.Which is fine -- the moon mission was a crazy, a ... More >>
Exploring the phenomenon of the lesser showbiz brother
You can say a lot of things about LBJ, but for all his faults he at least did us all a favor by taping tons of his phone conversations.Popular historian Michael Beschloss has put out two books with transcripts and CDs from the calls, tracing everything from screaming about Vietnam to Johnson telling ... More >>
The Bueno, the Bad and the Muy Ugly
Soundtracks for your Election Night shindigs
Edmund J. Pankau trades on his hard-boiled private-eye image to attract clients and speaking engagements. To find out more about him, we resort to some Sam Spade work of our own.
Vindication comes a year after "Agent 307" prevented Mahotella Queens from performing at I-Fest
A former prosecutor finds it was easier to investigate ethically challenged officials than to run against one