Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-NC - Asshat of the Week (Redux)!

A few months back, I gave this member of Congress the "Asshat Of The Week" award.

She's earned it again.

Now, in the ever-escalating debate over health care reform, there is no shortage of dumb (and false) statements.

To verify this, all you have to do is watch the news and listen to the talk radio and television shows, and you realize that many people in Congress, and many people with access to a microphone and the airwaves are complete jackasses.

But Foxx takes the cake. Her latest claim is that the Republican Health Care Reform Plan™ (hint - there IS no Republican Plan) will
"make sure we bring down the cost of health care for all Americans and that ensures affordable access for all Americans and is pro-life because it will not put seniors in a position of being put to death by their government."


Can someone fill me in about this insidious plan by the Democrats to kill off old people?

FSM help us.

North Carolina - Come 2010, can you please DO something about this idiot?

Jon Stewart Lets Bill Kristol Paint Himself Into A Corner

Well, shortly before I succumbed to the sandman last night, I watched the Daily Show. I was curious to see how Daily show correspondent Jason Jones' coverage of the Palin Departure© would play.

It was funny. Not a riot, but funny. The Stupid™ were obviously out in force at the event.

But the REAL gem of the show was Stewart's interview with Bill Kristol, Editor of the right-wing Weekly Standard.

Stewart gave Kristol plenty of rope, and Kristol winds up saying a couple of very strange and amazing things:
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You can conclude two things here - Kristol is... interesting, and Stewart is pretty brilliant.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sarah Palin's "Screw It! I Quit!" Farewell Address

In her own inimitable style, Sarah Palin delivers her final address as Governor of Alaska.

By "style," I mean the usual tossed word salad that is the sort of a "stream of unconsciousness" delivery (or, more crudely put, "verbal diarrhea") for which she's become known.

If you have masochistic tendencies, here is Part 1 of 2 for your viewing and listening pleasure:

I must be honest.

I couldn't get all the way through Part 1, nevermind Part 2!

I'm hoping that someone with nerves of steel will transcribe it, so that I can read it in small doses.

If you're really into pain, Part 2 can be found here.

Her resignation may mean that, ala Richard Nixon, Teh Watergate President™, we won't have Sarah Palin to "kick around anymore..." but I doubt it.

If you remember right, when Nixon uttered those words at what he called his "last press conference," that turned out to not the case at all.

Just like Tricky Dick didn't go away, I don't expect Sarah Palin to go away.

No matter how hard I might wish for it.