Stories by Will Durst

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Posted on: Nov 11, 2004, Source: AlterNet

I've almost even gotten used to the fact that the side who told the scarier lies won.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Elvis is back in the building! Although a bit pale and thin, Bill Clinton goes on the road to rally for Kerry in the final week of the campaign.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2004, Source: AlterNet

After a string of hurricanes in Florida, is God trying to tell us something?

Posted on: Sep 8, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Governator's appearance is puzzlingly successful; Cheney and Miller continue a logic-free smear campaign.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The GOP is parading a bunch of stunt Republicans on the convention podium.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2004, Source: AlterNet

There's something a little creepy about the Primary Wonder Boy John Edwards.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Report from Tuesday's round two: Obama-rama meets Reagan-palooza.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Questions continually arise as to why they bother to hold these over-staged inflato-events when the bulk of the proceedings could be conducted in a corner booth at Denny's over a Grand Slam Breakfast.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Kerry will let house cool after rousing night with Clintons; meanwhile, a new campaign slogan – "shove it!"

Posted on: Jul 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Sorry Dubya, not all questions are as easy as 'madman vs. America.'

Posted on: Jul 13, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The senator from North Carolina is smilier than a beauty queen prancing down a sequined runway past the judges' table.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A day to celebrate a land that guarantees its citizens justice, equality and the right to the pursuit of happiness, a right Jennifer Lopez seems intent on pushing way past any arbitrary limits.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Frequently asked questions about Ronald Reagan's funeral.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Allow me to weigh in with my "Saint Ronnie Died For Our Sins Exoneration Collection."

Posted on: May 31, 2004, Source: AlterNet

When the going gets tough, the tough send other people's kids to fight to keep gas under $2 a gallon.

Posted on: May 17, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The city of Cambridge becomes the first municipality to legally marry a gay couple in the State of Massachusetts.

Posted on: May 9, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A memo from Rummy to Dubyah about how to handle the recent Abu Ghraib prison scandal.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A woman's right to choose has been nibbled at to where the danger exists that before long, there will be no right left at all.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2004, Source: AlterNet

An apology is seen as a sign of weakness. The French apologize. In America, we find it much better to forge forward ignoring all obvious mistakes.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The little boys who cried 'the other side is nothing but a bunch of big fat liars.'

Posted on: Mar 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia responds to calls for recusal with a 21-page memo that boils down to this: he doesn't want to, he doesn't have to, so he won't.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Folks on the street are incredulous a bona fide celebrity actually got nailed for anything.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Will Durst presents the Will Durst Thank God For These Liquid Squeezebags Because I'm a Comic Awards.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet

As the race approaches its close, we take a look the progress we've made thus far in the 2004 Democratic primaries.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2004, Source:

I have this burning desire to hear him say it out loud. "Sorry, my mistake."

Posted on: Feb 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A handy primer on this week's biggest story.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

So, grab your socks and drop your cocktails, here they come, this year's Grannies.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2004, Source:

Impress your friends and coworkers by knowing who won the coveted 'In Your Face, You Liberal Weenies Award.'

Posted on: Jan 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Whenever George W. mentions the liberation of the freedom-loving Iraqi people, the last person to grab his throat in a choking motion has to drink four shots of beer.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Characterized by the exchange of money for favors, Mad Politicians Disease could spread from the halls of congress to the mightiest office in the land.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Who are these people and why are they saying such outrageous things? Looks like it's time for the 2003 Totally Full of Crap Award.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Durst offers his annual list of objects, sights and experiences that make life just a tiny bit more worthwhile for a creaky reprobate.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2003, Source: AlterNet

When we said, "Mission Accomplished," we didn't actually mean "mission accomplished," if, in "mission," you assume we meant the act of subduing Iraq, and "accomplished" would refer to the event being over.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Our greatest enemy in the fight for what's right is the opposition party.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2003, Source: AlterNet

A vast left wing conspiracy is responsible for Rush Limbaugh's unfortunate addiction to hillbilly heroine.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Arnold makes his case for a Schwarzenegger-riffic 'Colliephonia.'

Posted on: Sep 30, 2003, Source: AlterNet

As opposed to the sitting governor, who can't get away with anything, Schwarzenegger gets away with everything, or more accurately, saying absolutely nothing.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Will Rogers said, "It's easy being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you."

Posted on: Sep 8, 2003, Source: AlterNet

President Bush writes to dear old friend Kofi Annan trying to make amends for spring-time quarrels.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2003, Source: AlterNet

My wife is convinced her people are flying down right now to bring her back to Mars and in preparation she has dropped a homing beacon and packed artifacts and the voluminous notes she has taken of our civilization.