News Roundup for 11/19/09

Obama's bow
President Obama, shown destroying America

-Headline of the day-
"Fox News Polls Obama’s Bow, Finds Majority Of Republicans Support It."

When FOX Nation asked if Obama was the most embarrassing president ever, they answered their own question with a resounding "Obviously!" See, the President bowed to the Emperor of Japan (instead of giving him the traditional wedgie) and this was the worst breach of diplomatic protocol since Chester Arthur took a dump on the Queen of Norway's coffee table.

Needless to say, Americans were outraged that Obama would do what's only considered polite in Japan and we all attempted suicide we heard about it. At least, that's what FOX assumed. And then they went and blew a perfectly good and well-manufactured mini-scandal by actually asking us what we thought about it.

"When the president of the United States is traveling overseas," they asked in a poll, "do you think it is appropriate for him to bow to a foreign leader if that is the country’s custom or is it never appropriate for the president to bow to another leader?"

67% of respondents said they were cool with it. Worse, 53% of Republicans said it was appropriate and didn't see any problem with it.

Clearly, the terr'ists have won. (Plum Line)

-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids, bad people called "terr'ists" are coming to America to run our courts or something! What do grownups think of this?

Tough or Wuss?
Click for animation

I guess it depends on your definition of "think." (MarkFiore.com)

-Bonus HotD-
"Hoffman un-un-unconcedes the NY-23 special election."

Oh for chrissake... (Think Progress)

-Station note-
Tomorrow's my birthday and I'm going to go eat fish at Captain Swampy's Top Hat (something like that anyway) and then drink beer. I'm probably going to skip the morning post and maybe the roundup. Maybe not the roundup, but maybe so. So don't get your hopes up. It all depends on how Big King Birthday Boy feels at the moment.

I'd say I plan to have a drink for every year I've been alive, but I'm pretty sure that'd be enough to kill three people and I don't want those deaths on my conscience. (My Life)

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