Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire

Most of us heard this old cliché for the first time when we were children. The rest of us heard it at some point along the line. I'd venture a guess virtually all of us of voting age have heard it by now; it's long been a bit of Americana. Well-known songs have been written about it: The point is, the phrase "pants on fire" quite clearly is understood generally to refer to lying, even gross,...

Harry Reid: Finalist, Shoulda-Woulda-Coulda Division

I'd like to be taken at least a little bit seriously in terms of what I write here, and I know full well that beginning any post with a giant, all-caps "AAAAAAAAARRRGH," followed by several exclamation points will make me seem like all-that-is-wrong-and-laughable-about-bloggers in a nutshell. Nevertheless, sometimes, there's genuinely nothing that better than a good AAAAAAAARRRGH!!!!! to sum...

Reid Reassures The Left Lieberman Is 'On Board'

So says The Hill. I don't know if I believe it:Sen. Joe Lieberman has reached a private understanding with Majority Leader Harry Reid that he will not block a final vote on healthcare reform, according to two sources briefed on the matter....but later (same article):Lieberman’s spokesman said Monday that nothing has changed from last week, when the senator said he would support calling up the...