Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012

Ok, the Obama Administration gets a win today.

A recent NBC report details the nearly $1.5 million spent on researching erectile dysfunction in overweight middle-aged males and the accurate reporting of an individual's sexual history. That's the good news. The bad news is that $1.5 million was funded by the Obama Stimulus package. I mean it was funded by you and me...

I don't think I can add anything to that.

Monday, May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012

Newsweek columnist Michelle Goldberg takes the cake today. After Anne Romney published an op-ed piece about Mothers' Day, Michelle Goldberg went on MSNBC and likened Romney's metaphorical "crown of motherhood" to the "cross of motherhood" medals given to women who had large families under the authoritarian regimes of Stalin and Hitler. A interesting leap, to be sure. Hey Michelle, I'm pretty sure that Hitler wore boots. Does that mean I'm a Nazi because I kept my Army boots? Hitler was also a vegetarian. I guess we should be concerned about the rise of National Socialism in Washington DC - solely based on the number of vegan restaurants...

Saturday, May 12, 2012

May 12, 2012

The media has been abuzz for the last few days over President Obama's personal endorsement of gay marriage. Ellen DeGeneres praised the President, calling him brave.

Really, Ellen? He's brave for stating an opinion we've known that he holds for years? He's brave for stating said opinion when he already stated that opinion as an Illinois Senator and then proceeded to walk it back when he thought it would help him win the Presidency? He's brave for holding an opinion personally that he admits he won't get dirty fighting for politically? That's not bravery. That's political expediency.

Thanks for reminding us why entertainers should stick to entertaining and leave politics alone.

Friday, May 11, 2012

May 11, 2012

For personal reasons, I have taken some time off. Time to come back with a bang...

Proof that politics can turn the average person into a raving lunatic... Wisconsin Resident Amanda Radle felt that voting was worth sending her own husband to the hospital. Jeffrey Radle, a supporter of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, stood in the driveway in an attempt to prevent his wife from casting a vote in the recall election democratic primary. At one point he even climbed onto the roof of her SUV.

Not to be outdone by her husband in terms of idiocy, Amanda stepped on the gas anyway and sent her husband to the hospital with injuries to his head, neck, and back. She then reported the incident to police, not disclosing whether the event occurred before or after she voted.

Monday, March 5, 2012

March 4, 2012

Oh, Rush, why?

I'm not a Rush Limbaugh fan. Never have been. But in his assessment of Sandra Fluke last week, especially given the information that has come out about her since her testimony before Congress, he was spot on.

And today, he has issued an apology to Sandra Fluke. An unnecessary apology for an accurate assessment of the situation.

To Ms. Fluke I say this: sometimes the truth is offensive. If truth offends you, you should examine yourself rather than the person offering it to you.

March 3, 2012

On Sandra Fluke...

President Obama actually wins again for this one. Why? Because he called this woman personally to encourage her after she got a completely legitimate bashing from radio talker Rush Limbaugh. It may have seemed the considerate thing for him to do. And I would possibly believe him to be a considerate man. IF...

If he had called Laura Ingraham to console her after Ed Schultz called her a slut on the air.
If he had called Sarah Palin to commiserate after Bill Maher called her the "c" word and said someone should shoot her from a helicopter.
If he had sent a note to Christine O'Donnell after the media circulated rumors of her participating in witchcraft.
If he had forced Harry Reid to own up to and apologize for the things his campaign said about Sharron Angle.
If he had called S.E. Cupp to tell her that Keith Olbermann was out of line to suggest that her parents should have aborted her.

IF indeed.

Mr. President, when your "consideration" only extends to those who agree with you politically, it's called "showboating."

March 2, 2012

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D), stepped in it this morning.

The scene: Colfax Elementary School, Denver, CO
The witnesses: 40 school-aged children and the appropriate number of teachers, aides, and members of the press.
The event: A public appearance by the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor to promote literacy in schools.
The slip Freud would be proud of: When called upon to introduce Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia to the children, Hickenlooper said the following:
“Now I get to introduce that rising sex star — symbol. I mean, symbol — not star.”
What I want to know is who told him the phrase "sex symbol" was any more appropriate than the term "sex star" was for elementary school students.