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Sarah Palin Encourages Road Rage

Posted by John Wellington Ennis

There was a time when the violence in Hip Hop lyrics drew condemnation from, actually, a lot of the outraged moralists who seem drawn to Sarah Palin’s hypocritical spell.  Perhaps because she similarly mangles language with malevolence in such a visceral way.

On Saturday, Sarah Palin urged her supporters to “stop” cars with Obama stickers and confront them with her sarcastic cutsey catchphrase, “How’s that hopey-changey thing working out for you?” (Road rage encouraged at 3:30)

Sarah Palin has already defended her violent rhetoric lately accompanying the crosshairs on her Facebook page “targetingDemocratic Congressional candidates, and now she is basically telling her followers to self-righteously stop traffic and confront drivers of cars with Obama stickers on them—particularly a ‘Subaru’ for some reason?  Not VWs or Toyotas?  What an easy hipster target missed by the debutante demagogue.   And who can go by old bumper stickers on cars for accountability for anything?  I still see those sad Kerry/Edwards stickers on cars around town, and I think, “Why?”  (Although, admittedly, all those W stickers I used to see on the highways did go away fast.)

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Dubya Returns to the Campaign Trial

Posted by John Wellington Ennis

If all political campaign ads contained the wit and meager budget of U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson’s ad here, not only would elections be decided less by extravagant media spending, they would be far more entertaining.  Here is a sitting Congressman’s viral video, which feels like a Poor Man’s Funny or Die, or a high-end MySpace outing.

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The Force is Strong with Obama

Posted by John Wellington Ennis

(I just posted a pic yesterday from the same bookstore browse by Obama, but this is for completely different reasons.)

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As observed by John Hodgman in his address at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, President Obama is indeed the first modern Nerd President, as evidenced by his adulation of Superman, his propensity for personal gadgetry, and his choice in pants.  This photo of Obama at the register with a pop-up Star Wars book (money in hand) suggests that even if he did not buy this impressive pop-up volume and unwrap it immediately on board Air Force One—when he could be all by himself at last!—his scrutiny belies a know-it-all fan’s dubious inclinations: “Yeah, but is Boba Fett in this??”

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When Corporations Became People

Posted by John Wellington Ennis

Thom Hartman speaks at a sold-out Demos forum on the Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, and the implications of corporate personhood on the U.S. Constitution.

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What’s the Deal with Scientology?

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Bush Wipes His Hand on Clinton, U.S.

Posted by John Wellington Ennis

Here, our former President George W. Bush does a publicity tour of a devastated Haiti, and after shaking hands with a Haitian, wipes his hand off on President Bill Clinton’s shirt. (at :50 in)

It rather speaks volumes about W’s contempt for others, as well as symbolizes the mess he freely wipes his hands of onto his Democratic successors.  In all of the ruins of Haiti, is there not one shoe in the rubble that someone could pick up and hurl at this arrogant oaf who drove our country into the ground like it was one of his Daddy’s many sports cars?

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