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Friday, November 20, 2009

News Roundup for 11/20/09

UT state sen. Buttars
Utah state senator Chris Buttars, noted catcher

-Headline of the day-
"Utah lawmaker claims he doesn't 'mind' gays, but 'I don’t want 'em stuffing it down my throat all the time.'"

Apparently Utah's a lot different than I thought it was. State Sen. Chris Buttars, who's just a big bucket-o-fun, proves that -- if you're just crazy enough -- you can make a statement that's even funnier than that headline. Seems that Utah wants to make it illegal to discriminate in employment and housing based on sexual orientation. Obviously, this is the worst idea that anyone ever had. Here in Wisconsin, we passed the first such law in the nation and looked what happened -- every time someone says "Wisconsin," you think "big homo Disneyland."

So someone asked Buttars what he thought of the whole idea and I swear this is a verbatim quote; "I meet with the gays here and there. They were in my house two weeks ago. I don't mind gays. But I don't want 'em stuffing it down my throat all the time. Certainly not in my kid's face."

Punchline? Who needs a punchline? (Think Progress)

-They're everywhere-
Yesterday, you might have noticed that all the planes fell out of the sky because of a failure of the FAA's computer. This leaves some wondering, why did the computer choose to fail?

FAA Computer Behind Widespread Airline Delays 'Not a Muslim'
Click for full comic

Likely story...(Bad Reporter)

-Bonus HotD-
"Lou Dobbs Now Mulling Future In Politics."

It's tough job market and a some people who've been fired have set their sights kind of low. But no Walmart greeter job for Lou Dobbs and no sitting around on the couch in his underwear eating chips (regular old potato chips, because Doritos, Fritos, and Tostitos are taking over our country!). Nope, Lou's decided that maybe people love him enough to elect him to some sort of job.

Dobbs is telling anyone who'll listen that he's "considering career options including possible runs for the White House or U.S. Senate" and that, "Right now I feel exhilaration at the wide range of choices before me as to what I do next."

"I am ruling nothing out... I have come to no conclusions and no decisions," he said. "Do I seek to have some influence on public policy? Absolutely. Do I seek to represent and champion the middle class in this country and those who aspire to it? Absolutely. And I will."

"One is reminded of the fact that Dobbs is just one of a long line of ivory-tower-educated millionaire media elites who fancy themselves to be an authentic voice of the 'middle class,'" writes Huffington Post's Jason Linkins. "Fun fact: Dobbs's daughter is way into equestrian sports, America's most populist pastime!"

One thing's for sure, he's got the Hispanic vote all locked up. (Huffington Post)


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