Posts Tagged ‘Maureen Dowd’

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 — there’s always been a disturbing and seriously outdated undercurrent of idolatry for the masculine — along with a sense that (like […]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 scores selected opinions in The Times. Thomas Friedman/The New Cold War The Short Version: Iran is the next big challenge for the US. Too bad we’re so fucked. In his words: “Alas, the right question for the next president isn’t whether we talk or don’t talk. It’s whether we have […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Frank Rich/Party Like It’s 2008 The Short Version: Friends, thank you! I, Frank Rich, have won the Democratic primary! In his words: “This is not 2004, when another Democrat from Massachusetts did for windsurfing what the previous model did for tanks.” Score: B- (Blather) […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Thomas Friedman/The Democratic Recession The Short Version: Thanks, oil! You’ve caused democratic government to wane around the world.   In his words: “I’ve long argued that the price of oil and the pace of freedom operate in an inverse correlation — which I call: “The […]


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 opinions in The Times. Thomas Friedman/Dumb as We Wanna Be The Short Version: We need higher gas taxes and more $$$$ devoted to clean-energy R&D! In his words: “At a time when we should be throwing everything into clean power innovation, we are squabbling over pennies.” Score: A (Applause) We completely agree […]


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 […]