Ariadne

Posts by Ariadne Huffanan
Entrepreneuse, syndicated columnist, MSNBC political analyst, honorary mayor of Brentwood, and HAB co-founder

Republicans hate immigrants

"Why do Republicans hate Latinos?" Consuelo asked me that stunning question in such an innocent and noble fashion that I was momentarily speechless. For over two years Consuelo has been working for me and providing the hidden support that a site like Huff And Blow needs. While my tools are a...

Alternate Universe Bush News

Welcome to this week's wrap-up. In AU#12, George W. Bush rises seven more points from last month's record popularity of 72%. Analysts surmise that most of those gains were because of the recently released figures showing Bush's anti-corruption campaign leading to over 1 million fewer illegal aliens...

WalMart: from both sides now

Many of my fellow progressives have a negative image of WalMart, despite having never shopped there or knowing very little about the company. Yes, they do have their downsides and their problems, but there are also positive things that could be said about WalMart. In an attempt to find out the...

The smear campaign against Paula Abdul

Was Paula Abdul drunk on last night's American Idol? Or, is she just the victim of a transnational smear campaign? Qui bono from smearing America's favorite music critic? Let's look at the facts. First, she's alleged to have said: "Simon said because one of them ate pizza and the other one ate...

Virginia: Republican delegate shoots gun; what is the Washington Post hiding?

The Washington Post reports on Virginia Delegate John S. "Jack" Reid who claims to have accidentally fired a gun he was carrying in his office. The bullet - miracles of miracles - hit his bullet-proof vest which was hanging on a hat rack. Reid is - of course - a Republican. Something about this...

Santa arrested for beating street sign

It's truly a "sign of our times" that a Sepulpa, Oklahoma Santa Claus was arrested on Christmas morning for allegedly beating a street sign with a No Parking sign that he'd pulled from the ground. Apparently this Claus had been drinking. It's stories like this that make you wish the blue states...

Melvin Duchovny is a fraud and will not post here again

I cannot believe that I am forced to do this. However, Mel Duchovny's actions earlier today have forced my hand and I have no choice. Melvin will not be posting at Huff And Blow again. Furthermore, he is a fraud, as I shall shortly explain. However, I have no time at the moment as Martin Sheen, Ed...

Exopolitics, paranoia, and xenophobia

Paul Hellyer, who was Defence Minister of Canada from 1963-67, shocked the world a couple of months back when he remarked: "UFOs, are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head... I'm so concerned about what the consequences might be of starting an intergalactic war, that I just think I had...

"Open Source Media": another parvenue site

My partner Prince Gerdt and I seem to have started a most unfortunate trend: copy-cat "blogs" featuring people who aren't anybodies even at their corner newsstands. Perhaps a bit of a history lesson is in order here. We started this site earlier this year, and the first post here was made by me on...

Questions about Judge "Scalito" Alito's background...

There are a lot of questions about George Bush's latest choice for the United States Supreme Court - Judge Samuel A. Alito - indeed. For instance, here's the recently-sanitized "biography" from his son, Colgate University student Phil Alito: ...I was born 9 months and 2 weeks later by a midwife/...