News Roundup for 12/31/09

Rush Limbaugh
Not dead

-Headline of the day-
"Limbaugh Rushed To Honolulu Hospital That Gave Rise To ‘Birther’ Conspiracy."

Last night, talk radio gasbag Rush Limbaugh probably failed to have a heart attack. See, he was on vacation in Hawaii and had chest pains, so he was rushed to the hospital where they probably found out it was just drugs or something. Anyway he's OK and here's where things get confusing.

According to the report, "The ailing radio show host was sent to the same medical center that a United Press International reporter misidentified in an article published in 2008 as the facility in which President Obama was born. Though the error was corrected to accurately indicate that Obama was born in the Kapi’olani Medical Center, the mistake fueled 'birther' conspiracy theories that Limbaugh then dedicated significant airtime to promoting. Since then, Limbaugh has gone as far to state that Hawaii 'morphed into Kenya one day in 1961 [the year Obama was born] and reverted back to Hawaii the next day.'"

It's a good thing he didn't die or his listeners would've assumed his death certificate was fake. (Think Progress)

-Cartoon Time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids, now that 2009 is all over with, it's time to look back and see what we're leaving behind!

year in review
Click for animation

You know, these things always sound more heartwarming than they actually are... (MarkFiore.com)

-Bonus HotD-
"Ka-Ching! GOP Goes For Big Flight 253 Payday."

After the crotchbomber's failed attempt at crotchbombing, the Republican Party is scoring big bucks from their panicky and cowardly base.

Anyone ever notice that when terrorists strike (or even fail to strike), Republicans benefit?

Someone ought to look into that. Seems a little too convenient for me... (Talking Points Memo)

-Best advice you'll hear for the rest of the year-
Take a cab tonight and save yourself a headache -- or worse.

See ya next year. (My Life)

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