June 21, 2009 archive

Overnight Caption Contest

The Old Men Don’t Know, but the Little Girls Understand

I don’t know if Howlin’ Wolf has ever been translated into Farsi, but if Islamic Republic government snipers are now killing beautiful women on live TV, something’s sure gone up the Supreme Leader’s ass sideways. Call me a sucker, call me a romantic, call me a suburban armchair activist-but I have been extremely moved by the fact that the women of Iran seem to be in the vanguard of the election-related protests. Indeed, if the basiji are shooting innocent bystanders-as they seem to be doing in a heartbreaking and grisly snuff film out of (I believe) Tehran, then the current regime’s days truly are numbered. You don’t win friends and influence people by murdering the hot chicks, Khameni.

Bill Maher: ‘Democrats are the new Republicans’

Bill Maher’s ‘New Rules’ June 19, Via RawStory:

In his weekly monologue, New Rules, Bill Maher weighs in on everything from Iran to Twitter, but his primary target Friday night was the Democratic party, which he says has become the new GOP.

Each time President Obama tries to take on a progressive cause, Maher charged that there was “a major political party standing in his way: the Democrats.

But the solution is not a third political party, according to the self-described libertarian pundit: “We don’t need a third party. We have a center right party, and a crazy party. Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital.”

Maher scoffs at the notion that Obama is a socialist: “He’s not even a liberal.”

Hammering in his point, Maher asks, “Shouldn’t there be one party that unambiguously supports cutting military spending? Straight up in favor of gun control, gay marriage, higher taxes on the rich, universal healthcare, legalizing pot, and steep, direct taxing of polluters?”

“These aren’t radical ideas,” Maher stresses, “The majority of Americans are either already for them, or would be if they were properly argued and defended; and what we need is an actual progressive party to represent the millions of Americans who aren’t being served by the Democrats.”

“Because bottom line,” he concludes “Democrats are the new Republicans.”

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