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

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

Political Truths

Liberals Ignore the Facts

Jul 26 2010

When I encounter facts that run contrary to my beliefs, I embrace the facts and abandon my beliefs. I wish the rest of the world

Rocket Science

Planet Islam

Planet Islam

Jul 15 2010

A year ago in Cairo, Barack Hussein Obama addressed the Muslim world with the same buttock-splayed obsequiousness he exhibits toward all of America's blood enemies.

Politics

“€˜Justice”€™ Department Lets New Black Panthers Roam Free

“€˜Justice”€™ Department Lets New Black Panthers Roam Free

Jul 08 2010

I’m a big fan of black hate groups, at least from a theatrical perspective. And when it comes to hateful theatrics, the New Black Panther

Political Truths

Robert Byrd, Democrats, and the KKK

Robert Byrd, Democrats, and the KKK

Jun 30 2010

Robert Byrd, after living nearly as long as Methuselah and having served in the US Senate since shortly after Brutus stabbed Caesar, has died. Throughout

Cultural Caviar

Costner & Kutcher to, Like, Fix the Oil Spill

Costner & Kutcher to, Like, Fix the Oil Spill

Jun 22 2010

We need to do our part to let BP know there are consequences for causing something like this… The more costly their punishment, the more

Idiocracy

The Big Greene Monster

The Big Greene Monster

Jun 16 2010

I live in Georgia. My congressional representative is Hank Johnson, a Democrat whom I am unafraid to call stupid. In April at a House Armed

Politics

Rand Paul

Where Does Rand Stand?

Dec 31 1969

Starting shortly before noon last Wednesday, the curly-haired and elfin-faced Kentucky Senator Rand Paul spent thirteen hours filibusterin’ Barack Obama and Eric Holder’s balls about