Jim Goad

Jim Goad

Jim Goad is the author of four books, including The Redneck Manifesto.<img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=taksmag-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0684838648" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;"He is the former editor of "ANSWER Me!" magazine and currently hosts jimgoad.net. Though many people find him to be beneath contempt, he sincerely claims he doesn't know what the big deal is. At various points he has found employment as a radio host, a country singer, and a cabdriver. He lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia.


Commerce

Invasion of the Kochtopussies

Mar 01 2011

Ever since last August's game-changing New Yorker article about the intergalactically wealthy Koch brothers and their unholy, unfeeling, and ecologically unsanitary war to harass and

Fascists!

Schooling Wisconsin’s Teachers

Feb 21 2011

Watching events unspool in the Wisconsin State Capitol over the past few days, one would think the world is ending. In a very specific sense,

Cultural Caviar

Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel’s Tiny Fingers

Feb 14 2011

I believe it is still within my constitutional rights to dislike Rahm Emanuel, but in the spirit of universal fairness which will likely destroy Western

Islam

Muslim Brotherhood: Bummers of the Revolution

Feb 07 2011

It seemed like only a few days ago that Egypt's humble peasant masses set hearts ablaze worldwide with their spirited defense of universal rights and

Bitch, Please!

Sir Elton John

Arkansas Store Censors Elton John’s Designer Baby!

Jan 31 2011

A global scandal erupted last week after someone complained about the manner in which a grocery store in Mountain Home, Arkansas was displaying an Us

Cultural Caviar

Mr. Assange’s Digital McCarthyism

Jan 24 2011

Upon superficial inspection, still-living superstar hacker Julian Assange and long-dead commie-stalker Joseph McCarthy seem like natural-born enemies and political polar opposites. Technically, the Arctic and

Cultural Caviar

Hoping Against Hope in Detroit

Jan 17 2011

"€œWe"€™re coming back,"€ beamed current Detroit mayor and former Detroit Pistons All-Star Dave Bing last Tuesday as he launched a privately funded $10-million ad campaign

Cultural Caviar

Mark Twain and his friend John Lewis in 1903

Huckleberry Finn and the Whitewashing of American History

Jan 10 2011

By its editor's count, 219 "€œniggers"€ have been expunged from a reprint of Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that’s being foisted on our humiliatingly

Israel

Last Month in Israel: Bagellnacht Rising?

Jan 03 2011

In Israel these days, about half of the Jews"€”the ones who say Arabs are no big problem"€”are having big problems with the other half of

Cultural Caviar

The DREAM Act: ¿Reconquista Mañana?

Dec 27 2010

Countless self-described "€œDreamers"€ were rudely awakened on December 18th when the US Senate failed to reach the 60 votes necessary to proceed with the DREAM

Commerce

Psychos and Zombies: Mutant Spawn of the Great Recession

Dec 20 2010

Last Tuesday night, a fat, rumpled, unemployed 56-year-old man named Clay Duke invaded a Florida school-board meeting and put on a clumsy show of violent

Cultural Caviar

Posthumously Pardoning the Lizard King’s Penis

Dec 13 2010

Sixties rock deity Jim "€œThe Lizard King"€ Morrison's bloated corpse was found in a Parisian bathtub in 1971, but apparently his soul had been writhing

Commerce

Julian Assange’s Honey Trap: That’s Rape in Sweden

Dec 07 2010

Julian Assange of Wikileaks infamy was arrested in England today. But it isn"€™t for espionage"€”his Interpol "€œred notice"€ made no mention of the hundreds of

Commerce

No Child’s Fat Behind: Palin Dumps on Michelle Obama’s Youth Obesity Scheme

Dec 02 2010

Last week, in her inimitably cornpone, hokey, chipper, toothy, gosh-darnit, you’re-darn-tootin’ manner, Sarah Palin slammed Michelle Obama's scheme to slim the nation's bloated quotient of

Cultural Caviar

Combat Training for Toddlers

Nov 23 2010

My first and only kid was born two years ago, and I almost didn’t live to see him. A month before he hatched, a jumbo

Cultural Caviar

Diagnosing “€œPassover Syndrome”€ Among White Liberals

Nov 14 2010

There's something to be said for the almost universal leftist tendency to ignore unpleasant facts in favor of smearing their opponents as mentally ill. Not

Commerce

All Things Considered, Some Things Forbidden: NPR Fires Juan Williams

Oct 31 2010

Last Friday, separate officials in Dubai and England intercepted packages containing bombs in the cargo sections of two USA-bound planes. Each bomb was deemed capable

Cultural Caviar

Multiculturalism is Dead, So Where Do We Bury the Body?

Oct 25 2010

I"€™ll never forget a painting I saw at a West Berlin youth hostel in 1985. The background depicted bombed-out ruins, presumably Dresden after the Allied

Cultural Caviar

One Nation Under a Bus

Oct 11 2010

As temperatures drop, the nights grow longer, and America careens toward another round of elections, it's hard to believe it was only two years ago

Commerce

Let Them Eat Paint: It’s Time for a Separation of Art and State

Oct 05 2010

Philadelphia's City Hall is a towering masonry masterpiece, an ornate and stately 548-foot-tall architectural wedding cake in a town not known for its beauty. However,

Politics

Electing Not to Vote

Sep 23 2010

A legendarily brief standup performance by Seinfeld creator Larry David consisted of the eternally uneasy comedian walking onstage, slowly scrutinizing his audience, shaking his head,

Cultural Caviar

Stephen Hawking: The Gimp Who Would Be God

Sep 12 2010

As if it were the center of the frickin"€™ universe, celebrity physicist Stephen Hawking's new book The Grand Design rocketed atop the publishing cosmos and

Journalism

Insight from the Outside: Seeing the USA from Pravda and Al-Jazeera’s Eyes

Sep 08 2010

Living in America, one doesn"€™t tend to pay attention to the rest of the world. Among the many reasons the world hates Americans is the

Political Truths

Adolf Hitler: History’s Angriest Jew?

Aug 27 2010

Last week, the Belgian magazine Knack published an article with the explosive title “Hitler was related to Somalis, Berbers and Jews.” The news involved a

Politics

Gay Marriage: Who Cares?

Aug 17 2010

As I type this, the national pissing contest regarding Judge Vaughn Walker's decision overturning California's anti-gay-marriage Proposition 8 is the top news story on both

Media Death

Biassholes: Liberal Media Bias and the JournoList Scandal

Aug 03 2010

In journalism school, where I learned how to use commas, many of my teachers were commies. I’m not accusing them of being communists"€”they told me