Why is everyone shocked the debates have been testy?

This is something I just don’t get. Everyone is hand wringing over how nasty some of the exchanges have been in the debates. Joe Biden was “uncivil.” Mitt Romney and Barack Obama “don’t like each other.” This has been one of the nastiest campaigns ever. Why should the debates be anything different? [Read more…]

The difference between ‘mentally challenged’ and ‘retarded’

People tend to get upset when you call something “retarded.” That makes sense. The term is a pejorative one.┬áNobody wants to make light of those who have a condition that is no fault of their own. But every once in a while something happens that is worthy of the term “retarded.”

Witness the conservative freak out over the new Batman movie. [Read more…]