Saturday, April 10, 2010

Must Reads

Tina Dupuy: Trust in the GOP’s Dearth of Experience

The Rude Pundit: Confederate History Month Is for Losers

Gail Collins: A Confederacy of Dunces

Bob Cesca: Exposing Glenn Beck as a Dangerous Fraud

Raine at Four Freedoms Blog: Damn Right I'm Over-Sensitive

President Obama's Weekly Address - April 10, 2010

Relief for the Middle Class at Tax Time

Friday, April 9, 2010

Justice John Paul Stevens Retiring

Breaking News from MSNBC: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the court's oldest member and leader of its liberal bloc, he is retiring. President Barack Obama now has his second high court opening to fill.

Of course, Party of No Senator John Kyl has already pre-emptively said he'd block any nomination before the news was official.

GOP heads explode in 5, 4, 3...

UPDATE (3:55pm):

President Obama: Obama hailed Stevens as an “impartial guardian of the law” and promised to move quickly to nominate a replacement.
“We cannot replace Justice Stevens’ experience or wisdom,” Obama said at the White House after returning from a nuclear treaty-signing trip to Prague. “I’ll seek someone in the coming weeks with similar qualities: an independent mind, a record of excellence and integrity, a fierce dedication to the rule of law and a keen understanding of how the law affects the daily lives of the American people. It will also be someone who, like Justice Stevens, knows that in democracy powerful interests must not be allowed to drown out the voices of ordinary citizens.”

Why Does Sarah Palin and the Republican Party Hate Ronald Reagan?

The current crazy crop of the GOP is a harvest for Jon Stewart and The Daily Show. They can fill hours upon hours of broadcasting just covering the insanity coming from the pieholes of these nitwits.

Absolutely no sense of history, these yokels. And they are elected representatives. It makes me sad for my country knowing there are soooo many that can be so easily duped.

Touchdown Jesus Facelift!

My mother-in-law sent me this article.

A giant depiction of Jesus Christ that has become one of southwest Ohio's most familiar landmarks is getting spruced up.
The Solid Rock Church says it is power-washing and painting the eye-catching "King of Kings" statue along Interstate 75 in Monroe, about midway between Cincinnati and Dayton. Church officials say the work on the 62-foot-tall statue is needed to treat weather exposure. Some 60 gallons of paint will be used.

We've driven by this monstrosity multiple times while visiting my wife's home state of Ohio and I never get over it. It's right on the fucking highway!

It's a shame that the church doesn't see fit to use the money for, oh I don't know,  maybe a food bank or a homeless shelter. But whatever.

My only question is this: Is Touchdown Jesus rooting for the Bengals or the Browns? Is he screaming a Holy 'Who Dey!' or is he a member of the Deity Dawg Pound?

Tiger's New Nike Ad

During this whole Tiger Woods fiasco since last November, I pretty much thought that his personal life is his business. I never admired Tiger Woods as a good family man, or a straight arrow because I don't know the guy. I admired his golf game. That was what I knew about him.

So I got a little tired of the criticism of Woods on a seemingly daily basis by a scandal hungry media who care more about balloon boys or who cheated on whom instead of more important things. It was Anna Nicole Smith all over again. And when all these women came out of the woodwork seeking their fifteen minutes, it really started to get stupid. Oh, these poor, victimized women who were tragically taken advantage of by the evil Tiger Woods, at least that's how it was portrayed in the media. To which I say, "Uh, didn't ANY of these women know Woods was married? Because the rest of the fucking planet did!" Is it okay to be the only mistress but unacceptable to be one of many cheaters? 

So let Woods do what he needs to do, go to sex rehab if he wants to (although no single man or woman would be going to rehab in the same situation), let him take the time he needs to get his life back together and when he comes back, I hope he wins the first goddamn tournament he's in just so we don't have to hear anymore about anything in Tiger's non-golfing life. And if he doesn't want to talk about it, that's his right.

Then came the release of a new Nike ad on the day of Tiger's return to The Masters.

What. The. Fuck.

Let it go, man. If you don't want to talk about it, if you want to keep your private life private, then the last thing you want to do is exploit the melodrama that has been your life these last six months in a fucking television ad, and using your dead father's voice to boot! That's just creepy, man.

I don't know who advised Woods to do this ad, but it in my opinion, it was the exact wrong move.

Now go win the fucking Masters.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Heirarchy Complicitus

Mark Fiore's new animation hits the nail on the head regarding the tone deafness of the Catholic Church's failure to address decades of child abuse.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tweet of the Day

CNN's ratings are in the shitter and have been for some time, but instead of maybe trying something new like being a real news organization again with no bias like the BBC, they decide to go the Fox News route and kowtow to the right. Nevermind that Fox has that demographic sewn up, CNN is following them down the road to perdition in the hopes of gathering Roger Ailes' table scraps.

So they hire right wing loon and Red State editor Erick Erickson, who immediately says something ridiculous about pulling out his wife's shotgun should a census worker come on his property.

Bill Press then asks White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs for a reaction to the statement and reports it. CNN, who has since stopped reporting in lieu of four hours of Wolf Blitzer and his Magical Beard, instead of researching for verification accuses Press of making it up, to which Press comes back with the impressive Tweet above.

CNN - the most trusted name in news indeed.

Jon Stewart on McCain's Monumental Flip-Flop


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Maverick Goes Maverick On The Maverick!

This is truly the best "What The Fuck" moment EVER! In a feeble effort to fight back against the growing tide of Hurricane Hayworth in his state primary, Arizona Senator Maverick McMaverick now claims he never considered himself a maverick.

"Maverick" is a mantle McCain no longer claims; in fact, he now denies he ever was one. "I never considered myself a maverick," he told [Newsweek's David Margolick]. "I consider myself a person who serves the people of Arizona to the best of his abilities."
Speaking for myself, I knew he wasn't a maverick, but judging by the video, I don't think McCain did.

Very mavericky!

Adding... There's also this.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Amercia? What's Amercia?


Opening Day!

Mets win 7-1 over the Florida Marlins.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Don't You Love A President with A Sense of Humor?

...and perspective?

(H/T Cesca)