News Roundup for 5/12/10

Klan rally
AZ legislature prepares for session

-Headline of the day-
"Arizona governor signs bill banning ethnic studies."

Arizona continues to put the AZ in "Nazi" by banning the study in public schools of them damned minorities and their contributions to state and national history. Why do this? According to the report, it's because "the Tucson school district's Mexican-American studies program teaches Latino students that they are oppressed by white people." And they aren't... if you ignore all the anti-Hispanic laws the state has been passing lately.

And of course there's that whole thing about how Arizona used to be part of Mexico and then we conquered it. Plus the part where the territory that would become Arizona fought for the Confederacy (and therefore, slavery) in the Civil War. And that whole thing about being the last state in the union to recognize the Martin Luther King jr. Holiday. Get passed all that and you'll see that white people in Arizona haven't been oppressive at all.

And even if Arizona is oppressive, if you don't teach it in schools, those non-white kids will never figure it out. They are, after all, minorities. (Associated Press)

-I so wish I'd thought of that-
Jon Stewart uncovers the funny in the Kagan nomination and, as is so often the case, it lies in pure logic -- it's funny 'cuz it's true!

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So, to recap, when Bush was in office, he was the finest and bestest president America has ever seen. But now that Bush is out of office and this Barack HUSSEIN Obama guy is in, George is now the yardstick by which you measure the absolute lousiness of a president. Except when you need Bush to be good, then he was an awesome president who should still be in the White House.

Don't try to make sense of it, it's TV punditry -- it makes no sense. Just bask in the bovine Zen of the Republican herd, where something is good one minute, then bad the next, depending on which way the herd is heading. It's a koan where Bush was both perfect and shitty; the sound of one hand slapping an empty skull. It's not whiskey that screws up your head so badly that you can pull off this cognitive dissonance, it's Koolaid.

My advice is not to drink any. (Comedy Central)

-Bonus HotD-
"Republican Party plans Tampa '12 convention."

Or, as I prefer to put it, "GOP Boycotts Former Frontrunner City Phoenix, AZ." (Politico)

1 comment:

  1. Jimmy Carter was the yardstick for 'worst president ever'.

    Clinton came very close to taking the crown from Carter, but Newt made part of the Government work, so Clinton's tenur wasn't quite as bad as Jimmuh.

    Bush sucked, but was two steps back toward average.

    Obama isn't even pResident, but he makes Carter look like an American, at least. Barry Lenin Marx Soetoro hates America, and as a muslim kenyan- he doesn't even comprehend America - so Hussein Obama stands out, way out in left field, by far the worst and maybe the last.