News Roundup for 4/21/10

Crazy-looking street person
Republicans' target audience

-Headline of the day-
"What's With the GOP and Microchips?"

the Georgia House Judiciary Committee held a hearing last week on a GOP proposal to "prohibit the involuntary implantation of microchips in human beings." This isn't a problem anywhere, but I suppose it pays to get a jump on this sort of thing. And the GOP has been getting a jump on it. The issue has been raised by Republicans in Virginia and many GOPers worry that healthcare reform will mean implanting microchips in your body -- probably before you're taken to the Death Panel.

"Was there some kind of memo about the dangers of microchips at some point?" asks Steve Benen. "Where did all of these concerns come from?" Luckily, Steve clears the questions up with a story from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about one such unnamed voter who shares the GOP's microchip concerns.

"I'm also one of the people in Georgia who has a microchip," she told the paper. Turns out she just wants the "right to work without being tortured by co-workers who are activating these microchips by using their cell phones and other electronic devices."

"Microchips are like little beepers," she explained. "Just imagine, if you will, having a beeper in your rectum or genital area, the most sensitive area of your body. And your beeper numbers displayed on billboards throughout the city. All done without your permission."

So here's what I think; the GOP is trying to corner the market on the lunatic voter. You've got your paranoiacs with the birthers, your people with anger management problems with the teabaggers, and now your schizophrenics with their subcutaneous microchips.

So, if you're walking down the street and see some guy in a wedding dress, with a birdcage on his head, screaming about how the King of Prussia keeps stealing his butter, just turn to the person next to you, shake your head, and say, "Wow, how 'bout these Republicans, huh?" (Political Animal)

-FOX is the Lupus of news-
FOX commentator Bernie Goldberg took on The Daily Show's Jon Stewart. This turned out to be a mistake. It only gave him more ammo.

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Bernie Goldberg Fires Back
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

I saw this last night and the foulmouthed Jay Leno was just as funny the second time. If you're a FOXbot and you're thinking of attacking Jon Stewart, please, please, please do it.

This makes for great TV. (Comedy Central)

-Bonus HotD-
"NY Times Magazine damns Politico with intended praise: Being first beats being correct."

No it doesn't. (Raw Story)

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