Nicholas Sparks’ worst attribute isn’t his writing

Nicholas Sparks’ worst attribute isn’t his writing


Not satisfied with becoming the most commercially successful of mawkish, paint-by-numbers romance novels, Nicholas Sparks also believes he’s the best.

From a 2010 interview:

“There’s a difference between drama and melodrama; evoking genuine emotion, or manipulating emotion. It’s a very fine eye-of-the-needle to thread. And it’s very rare that it works. That’s why I tend to dominate this…

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South Carolina GOP making Strom Thurmond proud

South Carolina GOP making Strom Thurmond proud


It’s 2015 and you still can’t disown the Confederate flag? Hell, Georgia put that embarrassing relic behind us 10 years ago.

At least Gov. Nikki Haley, the Republican incumbent, didn’t refer to the “War of Northern Aggression” in this classic profile in this paean to cowardice:

“You know, the Confederate flag is a very sensitive issue, and what I can tell you is over the last three and a half…

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Nikki Haley South Carolina

Will we ever laugh again?

Will we ever laugh again?


I was in elementary school when “Mork & Mindy” was a hit. Nanu nanu? Not for me. Maybe I was turned off by the rainbow suspenders. 

Over the years my dislike of Robin Williams’ brand of frenetic, dated humor only grew. I have even less tolerance for his mawkish turns in “Dead Poets Society” and “Patch Adams,” which, according to one critic, “Indulges to the hilt every obnoxious, hyperactive,…

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The compassion of the right

The compassion of the right


Ann Coulter manages to excoriate the missionaries who contracted Ebola while treating the infected in Liberia AND play the white Christian victim card.

Coulter theorizes many do-gooders choose to help out overseas because they’re “tired of being called homophobes, racists, sexists and bigots” when they work in the U.S.

“They need to buck up [and] serve their own country,” she writes

What did Kid…

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Ye shall overcome


Kanye West continues to insist celebrities are as oppressed today as blacks were in the 1960s — an absurd premise likely to be rationalized by his media lickspittles.

Kanye says there’s a parallel between blacks fighting for civil rights in the ’60s and celebs fighting for theirs today:  “I mean in the ’60s people used to hold up ‘Die N****r’ signs when my parents were in the sit-ins also.”…

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Kanye West is not very smart

Kanye West is not very smart


I’ve never understood the media’s default acceptance off Kanye West: genius. The evidence says otherwise.

1.) He married a Kardashian.

2.) He says things like this (while defending his 45-minute toast to himself):

And what I talked about in it was the idea of celebrity, and celebrities being treated like blacks were in the ’60s, having no rights, and the fact that people can slander your name. I…

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Kanye West