News Roundup for 6/30/09

Obama dancing with Ellen DeGeneres
Obama, shown destroying civilization by dancing with a lesbian

-Headline of the day-
"Oklahoma Legislature to Consider Proclamation Linking the Economic Crisis to Obama's Immoral Policies."

Before we get started here, let me make two points -- one, the economy crashed while Bush was driving and, two, immorality leads to decadence which in turns leads to lavish lifestyles. In other words, immoral people spend the big bucks. If the US were really driven into the moral ditch by Barack Obama, we'd be blowing money on beer and strippers like nobody's business -- there wouldn't be a recession. Money would be flying all over the place.

Still Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern, previously known for a horrifically offensive anti-gay rant, has decided to forget about all that "economics" mumbo-jumbo and blame the recession on Obama, who she says promotes "abortion, pornography, same sex marriage, sex trafficking, divorce, illegitimate births, child abuse, and many other forms of debauchery" Wait, divorce is a form of debauchery? You'd think it would be more fun then...

Anyway, the president "is forsaking the rich Christian heritage upon which this nation was built" by refusing "to uphold the long held tradition of past presidents in giving recognition to our National Day of Prayer." Obama "disregards the biblical admonitions to live clean and pure lives by proclaiming an entire month to an immoral behavior" by issuing a proclamation recognizing Gay Pride Month. As a result, "our economic woes are consequences of our greater national moral crisis."

See, it's like the biblical plagues that punished Egypt. You had your locusts, then your hail turning to fire, then your Nile turning to blood, then your Wall Street douchebags with their credit default swaps and their easy mortgages. You remember that, right?

If we could only securitize crazy. Wingnuts seem to have a limitless supply. We'd just be rolling in the dough. (Jonathan Turley)

-Drudge makes you stupid-
And here's how:

Screengrab of headline reading 'BEWARE THE OBAMA EVIL EYE' with photos


The actual text of the story:

As the summer begins, White House watchers have spotted a new look by President Obama: The Evil Eye!

Staffers have joked about the menacing glance, which comes when the president meets with world leaders who are not aligned with his progressive view.

White House photographers have captured the "evil eye" in recent weeks, during sessions with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Colombia's Alvaro Uribev.

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi got hit with the commander's malocchio last week in the Oval office.

And at least one White House reporter has been on the receiving end of the daggers during a press conference.


"Developing?" Good to know it's not done yet -- that explains why it's so half-baked. Now you know why I don't waste my time with the Drudge Report. (Drudge Report, via The Awl)

-Bonus HotD-
"Close McCain friend allegedly called Palin 'Little Shop of Horrors'."

A new piece in Vanity Fair takes on the myth that Sarah Palin is a wonderful person. OK, it's not so much a "myth" as it is something only wingnuts believe. In it, she's shown as exactly what she seems to be -- a political lightweight with a two-bit mind.

"By all accounts, Palin was either unwilling, or simply unable, to prepare," we're told. "In the run-up to the Couric interview, Palin had become preoccupied with a far more parochial concern: answering a humdrum written questionnaire from her hometown newspaper, the Frontiersman..." Because some backwater newspaper maybe three people read is much more important than a nationally televised interview.

"As Palin has piled misstep on top of misstep, the senior members of McCain’s campaign team have undergone a painful odyssey of their own," the article tells us. "In recent rounds of long conversations, most made it clear that they suffer a kind of survivor's guilt: they can't quite believe that for two frantic months last fall, caught in a Bermuda Triangle of a campaign, they worked their tails off to try to elect as vice president of the United States someone who, by mid-October, they believed for certain was nowhere near ready for the job, and might never be."

So who do the wingnuts like as a 2012 Republican presidential nominee? That Little Shop of Horrors.

Here's hoping they get their wish. (Raw Story)

1 comment:

  1. Sally Kern's comment's sound like she believes in Biblical Capitalism - something preached by Viede during the Great Depression (the last one) when he was trying to get the nation to be pro-Hitler.