Ben Crystal Archive
Ben Crystal is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power. Email this author.
At first glance, it seemed like a brilliant idea. President Barack Obama, faced with a campaign sinking like CNN’s primetime ratings, abruptly threw his social policy in reverse and “endorsed” same-sex marriage. But that first glance was as wrong as Bill Maher’s stand-up routine.
Obama meets the enemy: himself. Good news/bad news for al-Qaida’s favorite channel. Welcome to West Virginia, Mr. President! And TIME for a new marketing strategy. All this — plus — MANBEARPIG! (Again!) Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
The government is basing a potential intervention into our lives, our refrigerators and even our wallets on a supremely flawed device — the BMI — and the subsequent presumption that Americans are a bunch of fat, lazy couch potatoes who require the government to watch their waistlines.
I often face questions about what some consider a borderline obsession with Attorney General Holder and Operation Fast and Furious. When I do, I respond thusly: The chief law enforcement officer of the United States of America is clearly attempting to obfuscate his involvement in a remarkably ill-conceived and implemented Department of Justice program which produced no results beyond a body count.
Obama recycles an old campaign slogan. The fleabaggers miss the mark one last time. Bubba delivers dirty dough. And Smokey has advice for al-Qaida. All this — plus — thanks for the ordnance, Eric Holder! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
May 2, 2011 was a pretty good day. The U.S. military and intelligence community managed to nail down a solid location on al-Qaida mastermind and erectile dysfunction sufferer Osama bin Laden. U.S. Navy SEALs swooped down in a daring raid and punched bin Laden’s ticket to the underworld.
The White House Correspondents’ Association held its annual homage to itself over the weekend. Jokes were told, backs were slapped, legs were pulled. To be fair, both headliner Jimmy Kimmel and President Barack Obama delivered fairly good sets.
President Barack Obama has finally delivered on that Nobel Peace Prize he won a few years back. That’s right, you right-wing curmudgeons: Thanks to Obama, peace is at hand. In a Monday article in National Journal, a senior Obama flunky announced: “The war on terror is over.”
The endless series of scandals in which President Barack Obama’s retinue of circus-freak accomplices regularly wallow are beginning to eclipse even the most ardent attempts to maintain the empty hype Obama floated on effortlessly for the better part of his term.