News Roundup for 6/19/09

Steele pointing off into distance
RNC chairman Michael Steele spots a dog with a fluffy tail

-Headline of the day-
"Steele fearmongers on health care reform, warns of 'health police' who will enforce yearly physicals."

What are they going to do Mike, beat you up if you don't take care of your health? Because that seems like it might be a little counterproductive.

During a guest host gig on Bill "Abort Every Black Baby" Bennett's radio show, RNC Chairman Michael Steele told a caller that Obama planned to lay out a "national ID system" that would put health information "on a grid" and, if you don't go for your yearly check up, the "health police" would put out an APB for you.

Not surprisingly, this is all horseshit Mike made up on the spot. I don't really have to tell you that the only person who's ever talked about "health police" is some dumbass named "Michael Steele," do I?

This continues Steele's trend of saying whatever crazy-assed idea that pops into his head -- which would be fascinating if he were legitimately insane. But Mike's just dumber than a pile of bricks, so it's only sad.

Still funny, though. (Think Progress)

-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids, remember that Obama guy from the last presidential campaign?

Obama vs. Obama
Click for animation

Yeah, whatever happened to that guy? (MarkFiore.com)

A Caly Forny Ya state senator has returned a gift from the Gubernator (it's a real word, look it up) in a fit of ingratitude. According to the report, "The gag gift from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a metal sculpture of bull testicles, came with a note suggesting the lawmaker would need them to make some tough budget choices, said legislative sources who were not authorized to speak publicly."

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) gave it back, saying that he already had the balls to protect taxpayers from Schwarzenegger's budget ax. Too bad, because it would've gone so well with the brass monkey tits he tries to freeze every winter. Der Gubernator has since apologized.

Of course, Steinberg's not exactly an innocent victim here. The article tells us "Steinberg had earlier sent the governor a basket of garden-variety mushrooms... after Schwarzenegger called Senate budget proposals 'hallucinatory.'" So there's that.

So there you go, Caly Forny Annes, your gummint at work. It really makes you wonder how you got in this budget mess, doesn't it? (LA Times)

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