Entries by Douglas Anthony Cooper from 02/2013

What I Did Not Say to the Senate About Guns

| Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

2013-01-09-NRAbanner11.jpgIt is flattering to be cited in testimony to a Senate Judiciary Committee. It is less flattering to be cited in an argument against gun control, by a libertarian sympathetic to the NRA.

How Many Pets Did PETA Kill in 2012?

| Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

2012-09-03-petabanner1.jpgOne of the year's more depressing rituals is the annual release of PETA's kill statistics. The numbers -- just how many pets Ingrid Newkirk's organization has "euthanized" in the past year -- are never anything less than revolting. They are also never a surprise.

PETA's Actual Death Toll

| Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

I was generous yesterday when I suggested that PETA's monstrous kill rate in 2012 was in fact, for them, an improvement.

Petition: Draft Ted Nugent to Serve in Afghanistan

| Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Ted Nugent is perhaps the most courageous man in America. America needs courageous men. Hence, I've launched a petition to draft Ted Nugent to serve on the front lines in Afghanistan.

Them the People: Ted Nugent's Constituency

| Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

If you're going to abuse the White House petition program, make sure you're an addled rightwing wackjob. I'm serious. I, an addled midwing pinhead, am apparently excluded by the Terms of Service.

The Grouches Reviewing the Oscars

| Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment

The Oscars may have been tasteless, but the twits who reviewed the Oscars were almost uniformly without taste. The proper response to Seth MacFarlane -- and this may be the professional response we in fact encountered -- is envy.

Anne Hathaway: The Most Horrible Person Who's Ever Lived

| Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment

I'm genuinely trying to figure this out. We're supposed to hate Anne Hathaway, but love Jennifer Lawrence. I guess peppy is out, and awk is in.