September 28, 2010

 

Colbert Breaks Our Government!


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September 27, 2010

 

90 Minute Show, 77 Seconds of Comedy


The only real highlight of this past weekend's Saturday Night Live premiere:



They had all summer and this was the best they could come up with. Sad.

September 23, 2010

 

Tourettes Karaoke


"....Francis, a 31-year-old from the U.K., thought he could use Google's TV for the People to bring something positive to a condition that is sometimes totally debilitating. Francis has Tourette's syndrome, a condition that has many manifestations. He happens to have the type that causes swear words and weird gestures to emerge from him without warning. Francis has it bad. Yet he has found an outlet on YouTube that's helped him if not deal with his condition, then at least get through his day."
Mesmerizing.

 

Words of Wisdom from The Rude Pundit, Regarding the Republicants Newest Publicity Stunt: "A Pledge to America"


"Could everyone just stop talking about the current crises in America as being caused by Barack Obama's agenda? Seriously, the right-wing drama queens act as if they've been living under years of oppression and hunger in a Soviet-era dictatorship instead of 19 months under a politically moderate, legally-elected president. We did live under eight years of Bush, though. Speaking of Americans "yearning to be free" and to self-determine shit, the Pledge says, "Whenever the agenda of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to institute a new governing agenda and set a different course." Hey, you know what, Mike Pence and the rest? We did vote to institute a new governing agenda, Obama's. Senate Republicans have prevented its passage. Maybe you could complain if we were, you know, being governed by it. But, fuck it. Why bother to really try Obama's agenda when we can just go back to the one that ass-fucked us in the first place? Kudos, Tea Party."
You can read the rest here.

Fun Fact: The Rude One's last comment is about the GOP cancelling George W. Bush's TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) even though House leaders John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Pete Sessions all voted for it. What he doesn't mention is that the majority of the TARP funds have been paid back:
Originally expected to cost the U.S. Government $356 billion, the most recent estimates of the cost, as of April 12, 2010, is down to $89 billion, which is 42% less than the taxpayers' cost of the Savings and loan crisis of the late 1980s...Of the $245 billion invested in U.S. banks, over $169 billion has been paid back, including $13.7 billion in dividends, interest and other income, along with $4 billion in warrant proceeds as of April 2010. AIG is considered "on track" to pay back $51 billion from divestitures of two units and another $32 billion in securities.
Now, obviously $89 billion is a lot of dough, but what would have happened had we not bailed out the banks? I'll defer to an expert since I know shit about our crazy financial system:
There is no question that something substantial had to be done when the bottom fell out of the asset-backed securities (ABS) market. It had to be done because the crisis put the safety of deposits at risk. Why? Because Glass-Steagall had been overturned and banks had become traders. Who cares if investment banks, private equity firms, and hedge funds trade and fail? I don’t – caveat emptor – unless bank deposits are put at risk and they were.So protecting depository institutions required propping up AIG and a number of financial institutions because banks trading activities had made these institutions interdependent.
What he said. Sometimes government has to govern.

 

The Seven Secrets to a Successful Relationship:


According to Cherry Norris The Dating Director, there are seven secrets to a successful relationship (which, because she posted them on the internet, are no longer secrets). This real-life stunt couple obviously have mastered #5 ("Conflict Builds Intimacy"):


 

Listen to this man...He's 114!


Biggest words of advice? "Be good to everybody. Be kind to them. People should be helping other people. The more you do for other people, the better you're gonna help yourself." Clearly, Walter's a socialist, fascist, communist, just like President Obama.


 

Yup


The way our country is run makes me feel like Charlie Brown, forever hoping to kick that football Lucy van Pelt is holding, only to be thwarted every single fucking time I think we're making progress.

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September 21, 2010

 

How Do They Do It? Values! Values! Values!


This quote pretty much sums up the way Values Voters "think":
“We are going to have to choose, as a nation, between the homosexual agenda and freedom, because the two cannot coexist.”
- Bryan Fischer, Director of Issue Analysis for Government and Public Policy at the American Family Association at this past weekend's Values Voters Summit

 

Presenting Everyone's Favorite Public Advocate For Teen Pregnancy Prevention (You Know, The One Who Was An Unwed Pregnant Teen)


Warning: This Will Hurt Your Brain*



*Can Randy Newman sue DWTS for permanently destroying his song? And, seriously, who did Bristol's makeup? Talk about lipstick on a...

September 20, 2010

 

OK Go...Sit! Stay! Spin! Heel! Bark!




Not their finest effort (and I sure hope they fix the audio on this) but still pretty great (and I'm a sucker for dogs...duh).

You can buy their album here.

And you can donate to the ASPCA when you buy the video here.

September 17, 2010

 

It's On!


The internet asks and Stewart and Colbert give:

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September 15, 2010

 

Do You Think If Everyone Learned How To Hand Dance, We Could Achieve Peace On Earth?




Yes, I think so.

 

Everything is a Remix


Everything is a Remix from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.



For more info and to donate some bucks to Kirby so he can finish Parts 2-4, go here.

 

Jon Stewart Confronts The Poodle



Hot on the heels of his New York Magazine cover story, Jon Stewart interviews Tony Blair in a way that no "legitimate" American journalist would dare (by which I mean, no softballs, no pulling any punches):

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September 10, 2010

 

I Know Exactly How This Seal Feels




(via The Daily What)

September 09, 2010

 

And Now, A Republican Rebuttal To President Obama's Economic Policies





 

More Like This Please


(and if Democrats follow suit, we can win this thing in November)

"That’s why I kept my campaign promise and gave a middle-class tax cut to 95 percent of working Americans. That’s why we passed health insurance reform that stops insurance companies from jacking up your premiums at will or denying coverage because you get sick. That’s why we passed financial reform that will end taxpayer-funded bailouts; reform that will stop credit card companies and mortgage lenders from taking advantage of taxpayers and consumers...There were no new policies from Mr. Boehner. There were no new ideas. There was just the same philosophy that we had already tried during the decade that they were in power — the same philosophy that led to this mess in the first place: Cut more taxes for millionaires and cut more rules for corporations.”
- President Obama in Cleveland yesterday

 

Two of My Favorite Things: Animated GIFs + Girl Talk


EPIC:

Cache Rules Everything Around Me from Evan Roth on Vimeo.


(via The Daily What; Girl Talk, available here)

Slightly NSFW: Some language, some out of control grinding & some big booties...


September 08, 2010

 

Restoring Truthiness Is Officially Up To God


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Outreach-Around This, Muthaf*&@ers!




(via The Daily What)

September 07, 2010

 

An Idiot Abroad


Travel show or the most elaborate practical joke ever?




Man, I hope someone airs this series in the U.S.

 

Orwellian Organization of the Millennium: The Dove World Outreach Center


(Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center Outstanding in His Field of Hatred)

I grew up in a world where "dove" meant peace and "outreach" meant, um outreach. But apparently, words are meaningless these days because Florida's Dove World Outreach Center has organized a "Burn the Quran Day" for September 11th. Obviously, this gesture has greatly contributed to our outreach efforts to create peace in Afghanistan:
Hundreds of Afghans railed against the United States Monday and called for President Barack Obama's death during protests about Dove World Outreach Center's plans to burn the Islamic holy book on Sept. 11.

The crowd in Kabul, numbering as many as 500, chanted "Long live Islam" and "Death to America" as they listened to fiery speeches from members of parliament, provincial council deputies, and Islamic clerics who criticized the U.S. and demanded the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country.
USA! USA! USA!

September 06, 2010

 

Damn, This Is Catchy




(Original news report, in case you missed it, can be found here)

September 02, 2010

 

How Do You Counter Stupidity? Restore Truthiness



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The "movement" began here on reddit.

 

2 New Cool Fire Freeze Frames


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(More here)

September 01, 2010

 

Ain't That Some Shit


There's now an official video for THE song of the year:



Play it loud. Totally safe for work.

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