« »

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Stories to Watch :1/12/11

How do you know when the holiday season is officially over? TV starts coming back. I like the holidays as well as the next guy, but do we really need to stop making TV shows because of them -- until the middle of January? Now here's the news...

President Obama will speak in Arizona tonight.

Finding herself in a hole, Sarah Palin grabs a shovel and starts digging. Imagine her surprise when she discovers she's now in a deeper hole. CNN explains what all the fuss about the term "blood libel" is about, while Pat Buchanan -- always a friend of the Jews -- proclaims the metaphor "excellent."

Howard Kurtz, Washington Bureau chief for The Daily Beast, explains that an interview he did with Darrell Issa wasn't actually an interview with Darrell Issa. He just thought it was. Gawker wonders why he sat on the correction for six weeks.

In case you missed it in my roundup, even Arizona Republicans are scared witless by the Tea Party's violent rhetoric. I actually saw this last night and, as I write, this fails to become a big national story. I'm calling bigtime media fail on that. It's what you call "topical."

Prayers are answered as Herman Cain announces a presidential exploratory committee. Who the hell is Herman Cain? He's the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza and current conservative talk radio host. Expect a platform that calls for institutional hatred of gays, the death penalty for abortion, and pizzas that taste like they're practically made out of oregano.

Louis Gohmert continues to be an idiot.

Civility is all the rage these days -- unless you want to get someone to promise to be civil. Conservative evangelist Mark DeMoss announces the end of the Civility Project, a nonpartisan initiative he launched with former Clintonista Lanny Davis. "After only three members of Congress agreed to sign this Civility Pledge last year I’ve decided to shut it down," DeMoss says. So, yeah...

New Tea Party motto: "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!" No racists here, I guess.

Investigators are trying to figure out how Jared Loughner could afford the weapon and clip he used.

Finally, a Tea Party leader say Gifford's injuries are her own damned fault. This is taking the "blame the victim" game to a whole new level. Let it be noted in the annals of history, never to be forgotten, that Tucson Tea Party co-founder Trent Humphries is a real asshole.

Search Archive:

Custom Search