News Roundup for 12/4/09

Child playing hide and seek
Sen. Coburn, shown hiding from Sen. Brown

-Headline of the day-
"Coburn and Vitter preventing Democrats from co-sponsoring public option amendment."

Sens. Tom Coburn and David Vitter had themselves a great idea; if Democrats loved this public option thingy so much, then make them use it! Hahahaha! So they submitted an amendment to the Senate healthcare bill that would force Senators to use this dystopian socialist nightmare for their healthcare plans. Then, when all the Democrats voted against it, they could go on FOX News and laugh at Democrats for being hypocrites -- a briliiant plan...

There was only one hitch; a Democrat thought it was a great idea for Senators to take a public option, since it wouldn't be all that different from what they get now. So Sherrod Brown wanted to become a co-sponsor to the amendment.

Well, this was just not the plan. Coburn and Vitter decided they wouldn't let Brown join their little club and sign onto the amendment. I'm not sure how that works, but I think it involves hiding it someplace. See, they weren't serious about the thing, it was just kind of a joke, and suddenly it was getting out of hand. I mean, they're just screwing around and here comes Sherrod Brown, being a dildo about it and making it an actual, honest-to-god possibility.

Man, Republican senators just can't have any fun anymore. (Think Progress)

-She's quitting even faster now-
Yesterday, Sarah Palin became a birther. That's right, Barack Obama's a secret Muslim illegal alien terr'ist and no two ways about it.

In an interview with some radio guy named Rusty Humphries, Sarah called the birther movement "a fair question" and criticized the McCain campaign for not capitalizing on the issue during the '08 election.

I doubt she was even off the phone with this Humpty Dumphries guy before the story hit the blogs. See, the commies thought it was further proof that Sarah Palin was about as sharp as foam rubber.

So Sarah showed them, you betcha. She went on the Facebook and wrote a note titled "Stupid Conspiracies." Not that birtherism is a stupid conspiracy, but the idea that she's a birther. Yeah, it doesn't make any sense to me either.

So she was a birther and then she wasn't. In the same day.

That's got to be some kind of a record. (Huffington Post, Facebook)

-Bonus HotD-
"Arlington mayor fires at Obama online."

It's a big long thing, but here's the money shot:

Ok, so, this is total crap, we sit the kids down to watch 'The Charlie Brown Christmas Special' and our muslim president is there, what a load.....try to convince me that wasn't done on purpose. Ask the man if he believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and he will give you a 10 minute disertation (sic) about it....w...hen the answer should simply be 'yes'....

That's Russell Wiseman, the mayor of Arlington, TN -- a suburb of Memphis -- on Facebook.

Arlington, TN, WTF is wrong with you guys? This man's obviously an idiot -- for a lot of reasons. Not the least of which is that he had no idea that Barack Obama was going to be making a major foreign policy speech. Geez, does he live in a cave?

Other stupid shit he posted:

...you obama people need to move to a muslim country...oh wait, that's America....pitiful.

you know, our forefathers had it written in the original Constitution that ONLY property owners could vote, if that has stayed in there, things would be different........

Apparently he writes like the French novelist Louis-Ferdinand CĂ©line... only bad. You get bonus points for getting that joke without clicking the link.

For his part, Russ doesn't see what the big deal is. "It's ridiculous for someone to send my Facebook post," he told a reporter. "You guys are trying to make a mountain out of a molehill."

No, I think they're trying to make moron out of a moron, Russell. You're not making it very hard. (Commercial Appeal, via Wonkette)

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