News Roundup for 12/3/10

Sweeney Todd
Typical Rep. Steve King voter

-Headline of the Day-
"King: People will die early to avoid estate tax."

I'm convinced that there's a competition between Reps. Louis Gohmert, Michele Bachmann, and Steve King to see which of them can say the most crazy-assed things consistently. So far, Gohmert's winning, but King and Bachmann are in a deadheat for an extremely close second. While King's specialty is mostly hate, he occasionally branches out into more general fuckwittery.

For example, here's Steve on the estate tax: "I am very concerned about midnight Dec. 31 with the estate tax. If the taxes aren't addressed before the end of the year, will the people that are on their death bed, families gathered around the death bed making life and death decisions by looking at tax liabilities, and that is cruel."

No Steve, that's psychotic and maybe even murder. If you're making life and death medical decisions based on the status of estate tax, you're a monster. An honest-to-goodness, real life, bloodthirsty, greed-driven monster.

No wonder King takes the positions he does -- he think his constituents are Sweeney Todd. (Iowa Independent, with video)

-None shall pass!-
Jon Stewart uses an enlightening metaphor to illustrate John McCain's resistance to repealing "don't ask, don't tell." Python reference, FTW.

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I love the part where he pulls out the survey and reads from it. It's like the world's funniest lawyer cross-examining the world's dumbest accused, who in turn has the world's stupidest alibi. (Comedy Central)

-Bonus HotD-
"Fox News Lawyers Up, Responds To Allegations Of Campaign Finance Law Violations."

Fair and balanced. (Huffington Post)

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