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Friday, January 22, 2010

News Roundup for 12/22/10

Screen shot of Gretchen Carlson
Massively baked

-Headline of the day-
"Fox host defends Republicans' right to smoke pot."

You know, if Fox and Friends' Gretchen Carlson is wasted, that'd explain an awful lot. Turns out that Cheech and Chong were on the morning show that's such unbelievable bullshit that you wish there was a stronger word for bullshit and they were all like "We gotta legalize pot" and stuff. So Tommy Chong starts yanking Gretchen's chain and tells her, "We want to legalize pot for everyone that wants to smoke it. You know, we don't want to legalize it for Republicans."

That totally harshed Gretchen, so she got all like "That wouldn't be fair. Would it? I mean being fair and balanced, if you want to legalize it shouldn't you want to legalize it for everyone?" And I think they were gonna fight or something, so Cheech jumps in and is all like, nah... We're just messing with you. Everyone gets to get baked. Chill.

And Gretchen was cool after that.

This is the biggest news the comedy duo has gotten since they accused Sarah Palin of growing weed. "[S]he answered a lot of questions like a stoner," they said.

Totally! And Gretchen asks them like a stoner, so you know... It's like... evidence of... you know... enbakedness or something.

You gonna eat that? (Raw Story, with video)

-Two more headlines-
This one is pure luck. Think Progress reports that the New York Times ran one headline on their website -- "Past Decade Warmest Ever, NASA Data Shows" -- followed by another headline about GOP idiocy - "Senators Want to Bar EPA Greenhouse Gas Limits."

OK, calling this GOP idiocy is a little unfair, Blue Dog morons Mary Landrieu, Ben Nelson, and Blanche Lincoln joined 36 Republicans to try to reverse the Environmental Protection Agency's move to classify global warming as a "threat to public health and welfare." Because the hottest decade in recorded history is exactly the right time to decide this whole "global warming" thing is a bunch of hooey.

Here's a question that's just kind of popped into my head; why is it that only really stupid ideas are bipartisan? (Think Progress)

-Bonus Hotd-
"41 industry leaders call on Congress to halt corporate 'bribery.'"

Actually, I guess this is the fourth headline, so it's the "Extra-Super Bonus HotD." Lucky you.

Turns out that liberal commies aren't the only ones who think yesterday's Supreme Court ruling allowing unlimited corporate and union money in campaigns was a bad idea. Captains of industry don't like it either. See, it gives unions more power and it gives competitors -- including foreign corporations -- a way to buy them out of business by getting anti-competitive candidates elected.

So, for those keeping score; the people who like this ruling are elected Republicans and five guys on the Supreme Court... Oh, and I'm pretty sure China's orgasming over it.

Everyone else hates it. (Raw Story)

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