On Tuesday night’s episode of “The Daily Show,” comedian Jon Stewart narrowed down all the reasons why conservatives seem to be having a problem with President Obama politicizing the killing of Osama bin Laden to three things: selective recall, the fact that they can’t take credit for it, and that Republicans are on crack.
“So let me get this straight. Republicans, you’re annoyed by the arrogance and braggadocio of a wartime President’s political ad. You think he’s divisively and unfairly belittling his opponents, I see. I have a question: ARE YOU ON CRACK??? Were you alive, lo, these past ten years? It seems unseemly for the President to spike the football. Bush landed on a fucking aircraft carrier with a football-stuffed codpiece; he spiked the football before the game had even started!” -Jon Stewart, blasting GOP hypocrisy over President Obama’s Osama bin Laden ad
The World-Is-a-Safer-Place-Without Saddam
- Syrian forces raid Aleppo University; 4 killed
- Yemen kills eight Qaeda militants in Abyan
- Iraq VP ‘death squad’ trial delayed
- Karzai warns ‘difficult’ US security talks ahead
- Russian military ups the ante on missile defense
- Afghanistan: Pakistani driving truck bomb arrested
- With Egypt’s political chaos, disorder in streets
- Osama bin Laden documents released: trove from Al-Qaida leader’s compound declassified
Al-Qaida Hates Fox News
In a letter outlining Al-Qaida’s media strategy ahead of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the terror group’s top spokesman expressed disdain for Fox News.
“A year ago Osama bin Laden was killed. He was executed in Pakistan. They say that Osama bin Laden would be alive today if his bodyguards hadn’t been screwing around with hookers.” –David Letterman
Neck and Neck
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has pulled into a virtual tie with President Barack Obama in the crucial swing states of Ohio and Florida, but Obama retains a solid lead in Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday
- Designer of Ann Romney’s $1K Shirt Says It’s Off The Rack
- Pro-Romney super PAC begins $4.3 million ad buy
- Romney spokesman says Republican criticism of gay ex-staffer ‘disappointing’
- Missouri Republican lawmaker announces he is gay
- Republicans Unveil New Anti-Obama Slogan
- Ron Paul Racks Up Delegates, Putting GOP Establishment On Edge
Kill ‘Em All and Let Angel Moroni Sort Them Out
Florida Governor Rick Scott has rejected a request by Tampa’s mayor to allow local authorities to ban guns from the city’s downtown during the Republican National Convention in August.
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“Strange development in the Secret Service prostitution saga. They issued new rules of conduct on Friday, and on some trips they will send chaperones to make sure the rules are enforced. Am I nuts, or is this weird? We have to give the Secret Service chaperones to make sure they don’t get drunk and have sex?” –Jimmy Kimmel
Rock the Voter
- Obama promises 110,000 new summer jobs for youth
- John Edwards’ daughter breaks down in tears during testimony about deceased mom, …
- DEA agents apologize for forgetting college student in cell for four days
- George Zimmerman Myspace page: Trayvon Martin shooter called Mexicans ‘wanna be thugs’
Righteous Radicals Uprising
The radical right grew explosively in 2011, the third such dramatic expansion in as many years. The growth was fueled by superheated fears generated by economic dislocation, a proliferation of demonizing conspiracy theories, the changing racial makeup of America, and the prospect of four more years under a black president who many on the far right view as an enemy to their country.
“The Secret Service has withdrawn its protection of Newt Gingrich in advance of him formally announcing the suspension of his campaign. His Secret Service protection was costing us $44,000 a day. I guess they figured it wasn’t worth it anymore to protect Newt from all the people trying to ignore him.” –Jay Leno
Legalized Murders Put On Hold
Oklahoma, which executes more prisoners per capita than any other state, said on Wednesday it has only one remaining dose of pentobarbital, a key drug used to kill condemned prisoners.
- Oil tumbles as economy, OPEC weigh
- BP’s $7.8 billion Gulf spill pact wins initial court OK
- Pepsi brings back Michael Jackson in ads
- New York City faces shortfall on Wall Street weakness
- CEOs rank Texas tops for business, California worst
- Spirit Airlines raising carry-on bag fee to $100
Finally figured out who Mitt Romney actually is. He’s Thurston P Howell before the island. – Will Durst
Rupert Murdoch’s Friends Defend Him After UK Censure
Rupert Murdoch’s executive friends have come out in defense of the media magnate this week after a U.K. parliamentary committee published a report saying he wasn’t fit to run an international corporation.
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- Munch’s ‘The Scream’ brings $119.9M at NYC auction
- Dad breaks window to fetch girl locked in day care
- Mensa welcomes two-year-old into its …
- Clock ticks on Koch case over fake Jefferson wine
Skywatcher Tim McCord of Entiat, Washington caught this amazing view of the March 19, 2011 full moon – called a supermoon because the moon was at perigee, the closest point to Earth in its orbit – using a camera-equipped telescope.