Archive for April 28, 2010

Dead Tired? Broke? Are You a “Dead Peasant?”

Are you a dead peasant?  Is your employer hoping you’ll die before your time so it can make bucko bucks?

Yeah, they do that to peasants. (IMHO, “Dead serfs” is more accurate.)

More here.

April 28, 2010 at 8:30 PM Leave a comment

God and Republicans: Remember When John Lennon Said The Beatles Were “More Popular That Jesus”?

In July of 1966, John Lennon said The Beatles were more popular than Jesus:

[T]he teenybop magazine “DATEbook” published an excerpt of an earlier John interview where he stated that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus.” Maureen Cleave’s original interview in the London Evening Standard had raised no eyebrows four months later, but in America, it exploded. It remains one of the biggest pop music scandals of all time, but even that dubious honor can’t really convey the impact the statement had in those bygone days.

Yes, it was one of the “biggest” scandals of all time.  Wingers went nuts. I remember. I was there.

Today?  Today, Republicans not only claim they’re more popular than Jesus, they claim God speaks to them.  For example:

Glenn Beck:  “God is giving me a plan.”

Michael Steele, the chair of the Republican National Committee: God, “has placed me here for a reason.

Knock knock on wood.  Anyone out there?  Where’s the freakin’ “liberal media” to put this into context?


April 28, 2010 at 8:03 PM Leave a comment

Since When Is the Grand Opening of a Store “News”?

My local “liberal news” outlet, CBC4 in Denver, just aired a report about the grand opening of a new store, Weekends Overstock Warehouse, or “WOW.” It was replete with shots of merchandise and it included an interview with the “merchandise manager.”

Hello.  Excuse me.  Since when is that “news”?

Sheesh.  Talk about a corporatocracy.

When, oh when, will we have a decent media?

April 28, 2010 at 6:27 PM Leave a comment

Michele Bachmann FAIL: 72% of the Nation’s Households Return Census Form

Per PRNewswire:  “72% of Nation’s Households Mail Back 2010 Census Forms.”

That’s pretty darn good.  Congrats to us all.  (You lose Michele.)

April 28, 2010 at 6:12 PM Leave a comment

Yo, Arizona — Put That Burrito Down Right Now!

Heh, Arizona, you ain’t eatin’ no Mexican food now are you?

April 28, 2010 at 6:00 PM Leave a comment

Tweet of the Day

From Kos:

April 28, 2010 at 5:57 PM Leave a comment

Rep. Duncan Hunter Tries to Win the Craziest Statement of the Day Award

What’s the deal?  Are Republicans trying to out-crazy each other?  This would be Duncan Hunter (R-CA):

“Would you support deportation of natural-born American citizens that are the children of illegal aliens,” Hunter was asked. “I would have to, yes,” Hunter said. “… We simply cannot afford what we’re doing right now,” he said. “… It takes more than just walking across the border to become an American citizen. It’s what’s in our souls. …”

Are we flipping out so much that being BORN IN THE USA (remember the song?) doesn’t matter anymore?  Wow. Talk about a slippery slope.

Hunter wants to repeal the 14th Amendment.

Calling all Tea Partiers!

April 28, 2010 at 5:04 PM Leave a comment

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