Archive for September 2009

Obama on ACORN

The Audacity of Hos

You know what I like best about this video?

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I love the laughter.  The nervous, confused laughter.  See, the Daily Show crowd is well trained.  Jon makes fun of conservatives, his voice goes up at the end, they laugh.  If they actually get the point, they clap.  It’s Pavlov’s Audience.  Jon makes noises, voice goes up, audience laughs.  Jon makes noises and then yells, audience claps.  Then they all get wheat germ smoothies or whatever at the end.

The problem here is, they are getting the point, but they don’t think they are getting the point, because it doesn’t fit into clappy laughy Daily Show land.  So they nervously laugh, like, “am I getting it?  I must not be getting it, because this doesn’t make sense.”  After all, they haven’t heard anything about this on CNN.  Or MSNBC.  Or in the New York Times.  So when did all this happen?  Where did this stuff come from?  Why is Jon making fun of ACORN?

Some of them get it.  They are the ones booing.  But for the others, there is just confusion.  And that confusion is delicious.

We are inside their OODA loop.  Jon knows that and is trying to break them out.

Keep trying, Jon.

An Expiration Date

Patriot Act

Bush 2.0.

I’m sure all you guys who opposed Bush’s unconstitutional power grabs are opposed to this one, too, right?

Right?  Bueller?  Bueller?

Mr. Peppermint

Because our childhood memories are frozen in time, somehow it seems Mr. Peppermint should be, too.

But the children’s TV icon is ageless only in our minds. The years pile up as usual for Jerry Haynes, the man beneath that candy-cane coat.

It’s jarring to realize he’s 81 now. And it’s even harder to hear that he is dealing with the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s disease.

This sucks. Mr. Peppermint is awesome.  Plus, he spawned the Butthole Surfers, which is an accomplishment in its own right.

More of this, less meddling with healthcare

Navy Seals from US Special Operations Forces conducted a raid in southern Somalia on Monday that killed Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, one of 4 co-conspirators wanted in the 2002 bombing of an Israel owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, two senior U.S. military officials told Fox News.

Ten days ago President Obama signed the Execute Order for Nabhan, who since 2006 was on the FBI’s list of most wanted terrorists. He was also wanted for the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Kenya in 1998.

America — Fuck yeah!

Movin on Up