Senator Ron Johnson Sure Hopes Tammy Baldwin Can Understand Math

Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin was among the most progressive members of the US House of Representatives during her tenure as a Wisconsin Congresswoman. Wisconsin's senior Senator Ron Johnson is a Tea Party idiot. But so far, everything is hunky dory! Baldwin is confident that the two can work together in Washington, and… » 11/08/12 6:30pm 11/08/12 6:30pm

9 Depressingly Kooky Facts About Paul Ryan

Now that Mitt Romney has nominated Wisconsin Republican Congressman/deficit hawk/ grown up Eddie Munster Paul Ryan to be his running mate as the two ride their gilded golf carts and sail boats and other rich people means of conveyance toward the White House, pundits hope the campaign will Get Serious. Ryan's a numbers… » 8/13/12 11:30am 8/13/12 11:30am

Determined to Eliminate Tote Bags, GOP Proposes Cutting Funding to NPR, PBS, & Planned Parenthood

There's no money for frivolities like education and public health when we have expensive explodable toys to think about. At least, that's the ethos behind House Republicans' newly proposed budget, which would eliminate funding for National Public Radio, PBS, Planned Parenthood, Americorps, and kittens. At this rate,… » 7/19/12 3:50pm 7/19/12 3:50pm

Racing Fans Freak Out Over Congresswoman's Proposal to Cut Government NASCAR Sponsorship

This morning, an amendment proposed by Minnesota Representative Betty McCollum and one of her Republican colleagues, Jack Kingston of Georgia, passed through the House Appropriations Committee. The proposal aimed to cut $80 million from the federal government's budget by barring the Department of Defense from spending… » 5/17/12 5:45pm 5/17/12 5:45pm

Want to Really Screw the Economy? Limit Birth Control and Abortion.

A new wave of Republican lawmakers barged into office after the 2010 elections on promises of fiscal responsibility and a reigning in of government spending. Jobs. The economy. Econo-jobs. While everyone was Tea Partying their pants off and puking star spangled vomit into the potted plants, eager for the tax breaks… » 4/05/12 12:10pm 4/05/12 12:10pm

Horrible Congressman Suggests Shooting Senators to Get Budget Bill Passed

You know how every time a Republican politician says or does something mindblowingly stupid or offensive, we shake our heads and think it can't possibly get any worse? Well, of course, we're always wrong. GOP legislators seem to have a supernatural ability to constantly come up with new and shittier things to say.… » 2/23/12 9:45pm 2/23/12 9:45pm

How Much Did The Twilight: Breaking Dawn Wedding Cost?

Now that the Twilight Wedding of the Century is out in theaters and we have fed ourselves on its succulent romantic juices, we can get down to doing what you do after any good wedding: gossiping about how much it cost! Luckily, the folks at Centives have done the hard work for us, and the grand total for the whole… » 11/20/11 2:35pm 11/20/11 2:35pm

Closet Cases: Returning Clothes Is Traumatic

Once I was at a store during a very busy after-Christmas sale. "If I buy this dress for my baby shower in three months and then it doesn't fit, can I return it?" one shopper asked a salesman. No, he said; sales were final. The shopper looked at him like he was crazy. "But I'm pregnant » 11/14/08 3:30pm 11/14/08 3:30pm," she said, as if to a simpleton.…

The Complete Idiot's Guide To The Recession

When the market crashed in '29, people were probably kind of shocked. But when our » 10/15/08 4:00pm 10/15/08 4:00pm Recession hit, we were ready! Within five minutes, experts were cranking out lists of ways to stay 'fabulous' on a budget, become a "recessionista," treat the economic downturn like the opportunity for fun and self-celebration that…