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Monday, June 25, 2007

The Stuff I Didn't Get To -- 6/25/07

Too culty for Germany

-But they're cool with David Hasselhoff?-
Germany has barred film makers from filming a movie about a plot to kill Adolph Hitler because the star's Tom Cruise. It seems Germany (wisely) treats religious cults as fraud organizations and Cruise's Scientology background makes him a top conman in the organization.

According to the report, "Defence Ministry spokesman Harald Kammerbauer said the film makers 'will not be allowed to film at German military sites if Count Stauffenberg is played by Tom Cruise, who has publicly professed to being a member of the Scientology cult'." The neocon cult, however, can come and go as they please. I think the system needs a little tweaking. (ABC News)

-No one in the White House has taken a civics class-
White House spokesperson Dana Perino on Dick Cheney's claim that he's not part of the executive branch:

Q: Do you agree with the contention that the Office of the Vice President is not part of the executive branch?

MS. PERINO: What I know -- and I am not a lawyer; and this is an interesting constitutional question that legal scholars can debate and I'm sure you'll find plenty of them inside the beltway -- is that the Vice President has a unique role in our United States government. He is not only the Vice President of the United States, but in that role he is also the President of the Senate. I will let him go ahead and --

Q: So there's a fourth branch of government.

MS. PERINO: -- I will let that debate be held.

How magnanimous of her. Seems to me that that debate was held somewhere around the time that the Constitution was written and, no, there's no fourth branch of government. It's fucking ridiculous to even suggest it's up for debate. But, of course, the fucking ridiculous is this administration's stock and trade. (Mojo Blog)

-Headline of the day-
"Study links hurricane stress to teen smoking." In related news, teens wouldn't have to drink if tornadoes would just get off their back! (AP)

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