MEDIA MATTERS

Hurricane Irma Exposes Cable News Networks

CNN and other cable news networks found that the worst Hurricane Irma devastation was not in Florida but in a worse place: their credibility.  After convincing the nation that Irma would devour the entire state of Florida, the hurricane fizzled in the Caribbean and left the hysterical media red-faced.  [More] 

IN THE TOILET

Houston Mayor Orders Residents to Flush More

In an executive order that conflicts with conventional wisdom and modern environmental ethics, Houston Mayor orders residents to flush their toilets more to help clear out floodwaters.  [More]

 

RIDE SHARING

The Top Ten Complaints About Uber and Lyft

With more and more people relying on so-called ride sharing provided by powerhouses Uber and Lyft, not all is perfect in the world.  The LBT's resident curmudgeon Charles C. Schultz sounds off on his top ten complaints.  [More]

RIGHTIST TRUMP

The Expert: Rumored Autistic Barron Trump Shakes D.C. To Its Core

Barron Trump, the 11-year-old son of the president, arrived in D.C. wearing a now famous T-shirt bearing the message “The Expert.”  D.C. watchers claim that this message was not a mere accident.  Barron may be bringing a powerful, far-right influence into the West Wing.  [More]

 

NATIONAL DIGEST

Former President Bill Clinton Changes Name to Cleanse Himself of Taint of Slavery

As social activists topple the statues of Confederate soldiers across the country and conscientious institutions remove the names of former slaveholders from stately buildings, one prominent American – former president Bill Clinton – is embracing the zeitgeist of the day with abandon.   [More]

A Wistful Look Back At The Way Things Were In 1979 Playboy Special

Doomed Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten had talent and beauty on par with Marilyn Monroe. She captivates in a 1979 Playboy special that aired on ABC. The show highlights changes in our culture and the relations between the sexes.  [More]

Sen. Lindsey Graham Embroiled In "Gay Sex Plantation" Scandal 

Political shockwaves have hit the state of South Carolina and the US capital as a sex scandal threatens the career of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. According to a lawsuit, dozens of individuals of African-descent were hired by Sen Graham and others to act as make believe sex slaves on a “gay sex plantation.”   [More]