News Roundup for 6/3/10

Toothpaste tube as happy cartoon character
Nearly killed Haley Barbour once or twice

-Headline of the day-
"Barbour compares small animals suffocating from oil to people covered in toothpaste."

While most Gulf coast governors have made at least an attempt to embrace reality, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour -- a former head of the RNC -- is determined to live in lala land. With oil hitting Mississippi's beaches, Haley says there's nothing to worry about. Everything's fine. Drill baby, drill.

Sure, the oil can hurt you, but so can plenty of things you've got lying around the house. "Once it gets to this stage [i.e., weathered oil], it's not poisonous," Barbour says. "But if a small animal got coated enough with it, it could smother it. But if you got enough toothpaste on you, you couldn't breathe." This explains why people are always worried about massive toothpaste spills.

You know? I think Haley might be brushing his teeth wrong. (Think Progress)

-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids, you ever try to stop something bad from happening and it just makes everything worse? Well don't worry, grownups have that problem too!

Operation Overreaction
Click for animation

Whoopsy! (MarkFiore.com)

-Bonus HotD-
"Fox's Carlson upset that Obama wore 'fancy pants and a fancy shirt' while visiting the Gulf."

Leave it to Greta Carlson to cut right to the chase. When visiting a disaster area, the President must wear overalls, an AC/DC t-shirt, and a beat up old John Deere cap.

It's in the Constitution. Look it up. (Media Matters, with video)

-That strategy's gonna take a lo-o-o-ong time-
The Israel Foreign Ministry has begun to try to repair international relations following their attack on an aid flotilla. And their strategy is apparently to yell at people on twitter. I posted a link to a story about an American citizen killed in the raid and the IFM tweetled back that the guy was basically asking for it.

So there ya go. Israel's PR strategy is to answer random smartasses on twitter. Way to get right to the source of the problem, guys.

UPDATE: Dang! They just did it again. (Twitter)

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