News Roundup for 6/28/10

Pictured, l. to r.: VP Biden, some lady, Pres. Obama

-Headline of the day-
"Elena Kagan Has Become Less Known, Cared About Since Her Nomination."

When President Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, it was the worst thing ever. The wingnuts have been on a tear ever since. Why, just today the RNC put out a statement saying that Kagan's out to help Obama achieve his secret Muslim terr'ist commie agenda.

So how's this big rightwing freakout going? Not so well. Turns out that the big push to educate the public about what a horrible, horrible nominee Kagan is hasn't really made much of a dent. Or a scratch, for that matter. According to the report, "An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released last week showed that 57 percent of Americans either had no idea who Kagan was or weren't sure what to think about her nomination. That was actually up four percentage points from the survey taken one month prior."

So like all Republican educational efforts, it's actually managed to make people dumber. Good job, GOP. (Huffington Post)

-Worst. Obit. Ever.-
Googly-eyed maniac, former presidential candidate, and CEO of a media empire based on his magazine Money Porn, Steve Forbes is the guy people turn to when they want their news... After they've turned everywhere else. Like everyone else who's anyone, Steve's got his own twitters feed, where he lets people know all the great stuff that's happening in the world of cash-humping.

So it was that Forbes announced the death of Senator Robert Byrd thusly; "Good news: Financial reform bill may still fail b/c of loss of Byrd vote & 2nd thoughts from Sen Brown."

Good news, Robert Byrd is dead! Yay for Wall Street douchebags, yay!!

There's nothing left to do but withdraw the bill, rename it the "Steve Forbes is an Asshole Act of 2010," and reintroduce it. (Wonkette)

-Bonus HotD-
"US Supreme Court deals pedophilia blow for Vatican."

I'm not really a big fan of that wording... (Raw Story)

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