Posts Tagged ‘John McCain’

In which The Gay Recluse considers a subterranean masterpiece. Our friend Paul just sent us this from his phone: “So what if I voted for McCain?” OMGLMFAO! We’re not sure exactly where this was taken, but Paul lives in Harlem, so we’ll give our downtown neighbors credit for this piece of brilliance. (But Paul would […]

In which The Gay Recluse becomes increasingly obsessed with the city. More than any other candidate in recent history, Barack Obama can be considered a product of the city. And not just because he’s black, obvs, but because he lives in a city and seems to genuinely appreciate its fundamental character, not only in a […]

In which The Gay Recluse is like, srsly, wtf? There’s really nothing we can say about Proposition 8 that hasn’t already been said, but we’re going to add our two cents anyway, just because it’s the right thing to do. (Oh and supposedly we’ll be eligible for a $50 gift certificate on Amazon.) Obvs there […]

In which The Gay Recluse becomes sad and nervous, yet tries to remain hopeful. Today we were talking to our mother, who was telling us how disappointed she is in some of her old (in every sense) friends who are voting for McCain. When she pressed them as to why, all they could offer was […]

In which Dante and Zephyr take over The Gay Recluse. Friends! Did you watch the debate last night? Did you not hear the loathsome John McCain utter the usual lie, in which he claims that every cat is a lolcat? Rest assured, we are voting for Barack Obama. Not every cat is a lolcat!

In which The Gay Recluse takes a look at what’s really going ahn. Although Maureen Dowd is generally liberal to the extent that she hates Bush — and hey, we can appreciate that! — there’s always been a disturbing and seriously outdated undercurrent of idolatry for the masculine — along with a sense that (like […]

In which The Gay Recluse bemoans the state of the union. For as long as we can remember, our mother has (like us) been a bleeding-heart liberal, while our father has been a Republican asshole. They’ve been married almost 55 years. But then a few months ago, she told us that he was supporting Obama. […]

In which The Gay Recluse feels a little less depressed. So hmmm… we can’t help but wonder if the Republican geniuses considered the idea that they might mobilize a movement of women against Sarah Palin. Consider all the women in our family — who btw live in Pennsylvania and Ohio — who are srsly irate. […]

In which The Gay Recluse is still morose. Today we felt so completely trapped. By our neighborhood, our job, our possessions. Oh and our stupid country. Our life felt completely artless. But then we came home and watched The Hills. And played with the cats. Soon we’ll go to bed. We wonder what it would […]

In which The Gay Recluse questions the kind of man who berates a 75-year old woman for being pro-choice. Our mother — who lives near Pittsburgh in the “swing-state” of Pennsylvania — has been going to physical therapy lately because she hurt her foot. She goes during the day, when a lot of the other […]

In which The Gay Recluse exalts in the ruins of a scalloped pediment and self-referentially quotes an earlier post. This is where John McCain will be staying when he comes to Washington Heights next week. Lol. In Washington Heights we live among extremes of material decadence and breathtaking neglect, apparent in the crumbling cornices of […]

In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Note to readers: we will be in Berlin for the next few days, so may or may not get around to our daily opinion-page column. But fear not! We will be back at some point to keep everyone in line. Bob Herbert/Hard Roads Ahead […]

In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Paul Krugman/Success Breeds Failure The Short Version: Don’t get too excited about the financial markets. In his words: “[T]he next crisis will probably be worse than this one.” Score: B- (Been there) Krugman describes an entrenched cycle of boom/bust/haphazard regulation in the financial markets […]

In which The Gay Recluse scores OMG four wtf!? selected opinions in The Times. Franck Rich/The All-White Elephant in the Room The Short Version: The Maverick’s preacher is just as crazy as Obama’s! In his words: “But he did say that God created Hurricane Katrina to punish New Orleans for its sins, particularly a scheduled […]

In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Frank Rich/How McCain Lost in Pennsylvania The Short Version: We’ll see who’s laughing in November! In his words: “On the way to the finish line, the prolonged primary race, far from destroying the Democratic candidates, may do more insidious damage to the Republican […]

In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Gail Collins/McCain’s Compassion Tour The Short Version: The Maverick is a major asshole. In her words: “[H]is reaction does suggest that on his list of presidential priorities, the problems of working women come in somewhere behind the rising price of after-dinner mints.” Score: […]

In which The Gay Recluse scores selection opinion pieces in The Times. Paul Krugman/Self-Inflicted Confusion The Short Version: Friends! I told you Hillary was the best, and because you ignored me and got wrapped up in the Obullshit message of “change,” you shall now suffer accordingly. In his words: “The attacks from the Clinton campaign have been badminton […]

In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Bob Herbert/Road Map To Defeat The Short Version: I’m sad! In his words: “Instead of capitalizing on the political advantages presented by these issues, the Democrats, with their increasingly small-minded approach to this election, are squandering them.” Score: D (Dull) Herbert would be […]

In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Paul Krugman/Clinging to a Stereotype The Short Version: Obama makes me mad! In his words: “Over all, none of this suggests that people turn to God out of economic frustration.” Score: D (Desparate) Krugman is really annoyed that Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the nomination […]

In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Gail Collins/Battle of the Baggage The Short Version: We’re all very tired. In her words: “I know it’s been a hard couple of weeks, people. You were all excited about this election and now you feel like someone who got all dressed up […]