News Roundup for 6/1/09

Dick Cheney
The Big Dick

-Headline(s) of the day-
"Cheney says he supports gay marriage." (1)

"Waterboarding was 'well done,' Cheney says." (2)

"Cheney confuses President Obama with bin Laden." (3)

It was a busy day for Big Dick Cheney. During a speech to the National Press Club, Dick said all three things, giving him a truth to horseshit percentage of about 33%. He's inching closer to reality, as previous speeches had a horsehit percentage of nearly 100%.

Still, you know the people who support torture and think the president's a secret Muslim terr'ist aren't gonna go for that whole "yay for gay marriage!" thing. Not that he didn't give it a good shot.

"I think that freedom means freedom for everyone," said Dick. "As many of you know, one of my daughters is gay and it is something we have lived with for a long time in our family. I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish. Any kind of arrangement they wish. The question of whether or not there ought to be a federal statute to protect this, I don't support. I do believe that the historically the way marriage has been regulated is at the state level. It has always been a state issue and I think that is the way it ought to be handled, on a state-by-state basis... But I don't have any problem with that. People ought to get a shot at that."

For the record, even here he's wrong. Marriage hasn't always been handled at the state level. I give you Loving vs. Virginia, where the Supreme Court -- i.e., a body at the federal level -- declared bans on mixed race marriages unconstitutional and overturned state laws to the contrary nationwide.

But I guess he wouldn't be the Big Dick if he didn't shovel BS on even this issue. That's what being the Big Dick is all about. (Raw Story (1), Raw Story (2), and Raw Story (3) -- hey, they were all in the same RSS feed, sue me)

-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids, when it comes to terrorism, are you tough or a wuss?

Terrorist lockup
Click for animation

If you want to be a grownup, don't listen to Sean Hannity, Harry Reid, or Rush Limbaugh. They're pansies. Bullies steal their lunch money and kick sand in their faces at the beach. (MarkFiore.com)

-Bonus HotD-
"Just 11% of Republicans are Hispanic or Non-White."

That compares to 36% of Democrats and 27% of Independents, according to a Gallup poll. Non-Hispanic whites make up almost 70% of the US population, so they're way over-represented in the GOP.

And what's the White Guy Party doing right now? Complaining that a Hispanic Supreme Court nominee might be racist.

I'm guessing that's not going to go so well. (Political Wire)

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