Thursday, July 12, 2007

Quick Hits

There are so many news stories to cover, but not enough time to devote a full blog post to them all, so I did the next best thing. One blog post for all of them. Strap yourselves in and keep your hands inside the car at all times.

- I know I've already talked about Cindy Sheehan running against Nancy Pelosi, but I have to mention the fact that it was only a couple of months ago that Sheehan said she was retiring from the public life and going back home. And for those of you who went after me for calling Sheehan a liar, I accept your apology. Oh, and get that egg off your face.

- Headline from CNN's "The Situation Room" today: "Combatting Mental Illness: Carter and Kennedy Team Up." Well, they say the first step towards recovery is admitting you have a problem...

- Senator Barbara Boxer says impeachment against President Bush should be "on the table." Wait. Wouldn't Bush have to have committed a high crime or misdemeanor for there to be a legitimate impeachment attempt? And, no, "He lied to get us into a war" won't work because a) he didn't lie, and b) Democrats were saying the same things Bush was prior to the war.

- Time is running a story about how Democrats are finding God and using Him to try to attract Christian voters. First off, I wasn't aware God was lost. From what I understand, He tends to have a really good GPS (God Positioning System). Second, two of the Democrats featured prominently in the piece are Hillary Clinton and John Edwards. Hillary doesn't come off as genuine, and Edwards comes off as a genuine scumbag. Of the top three Democrats, I have to say only Barack Obama seems to have an honest connection with his faith. Why? Because Hillary and Edwards didn't start looking at the religious angle until after Obama did.

- Michael Moore has been having a one-man feud with CNN lately. He snapped at Wolf Blitzer, made fun of Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and got upset that CNN ran a piece prior to his appearance on "The Situation Room" that put at least some of Moore's commentary about the American health care system into question. What is it about the fringe left that they fail to realize that acting like jackasses on national television and attacking people who are friendly to them doesn't help their cause any? And in a battle of wits over health care between Dr. Gupta and Moore, I'm going with the good doctor over the bad documentarian. Dude, where's your brain?

- "America's Got Talent." Too bad the judges don't.

- A New Jersey state Senator is pushing for a ban on...get this...toy guns. Yep, out of all the things in the world New Jersey has to worry about, toy guns top the list. Listen, with all the regulations surrounding toy guns now, you'd have to be a complete moron not to be able to tell the difference between a toy gun and a real gun. No word yet from the state Senator's office on that yet, but given the proposal, I'm pretty confident in saying this Senator fits the bill nicely.

- The Dow hit a new record high today. DAMN this bad Bush economy!

- Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams said during a speech at the International Women's Peace Conference said, "Right now, I could kill George Bush. No, I don't mean that. How could you nonviolently kill someone? I would love to be able to do that." And you thought the Nobel Prizes were a joke!

And one more for the road...

- After seeing Michael Bay's latest film "Transformers," I have one question: Isn't there a Subway franchise looking for a new "sandwich artist" that Bay could do instead of directing? He'd do a lot more good making six inch turkey clubs than he has making movies.

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