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Archive for May, 2008

Obama’s Crazy Catholic Priest Gets A Smackdown

by @ Friday, May 30th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Catholic Church, Dumbasses, Politics, Religion

Not so much from his boss, or his boss on Earth, but from Chicago’s Cardinal: The leader of Chicago’s Roman Catholic Archdiocese today sharply criticized a former adviser to Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign after the priest mocked Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) during two separate sermons on Sunday. Saying he wanted “to avoid months of […]

Darwin’s Revenge

by @ Friday, May 30th, 2008. Filed under Catholic Church, Evolution vs. ID, Religion, Science

A celebration of the 150th anniversary of On The Origin Of Species will be held next year at The Vatican: The Vatican is planning a special conference in 2009 to mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of the Species, Charles Darwin’s groundbreaking theory of evolution. First printed in November 1859, […]

Harvey Korman, RIP

by @ Friday, May 30th, 2008. Filed under Celebrities

Another legendary comedian passes away: Harvey Korman, the award-winning comedic actor who rose to fame playing second banana to Carol Burnett on her television variety series and who starred in hit movies like “Blazing Saddles” and “High Anxiety,” died on Thursday in Los Angeles. He was 81. The cause was complications from the rupture of […]

Chris Core Gives The Inside Scoop

by @ Friday, May 30th, 2008. Filed under Business, Economics, In The News

I missed this last weekend, but former WMAL radio host Chris Core, whose 9am to 11:45am slot of sanity in an otherwise insane universe has been taken over by someone who obviously wants to be the next Limbaugh/Hannity/Levin, had a column in the WaPo on what really happened at WMAL on the last day of […]

A Dumb Move The GOP Really Can’t Afford To Make

by @ Friday, May 30th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, John McCain, Politics, Republicans, Ron Paul

Let’s say you are part of a political party facing the possibility of an electoral disaster in November. Your supporters are demoralized and the numbers look worse by the day. Along come a group of people who are committed and actually want to be involved in the Republican Party. What do you do ? You […]

Another Crazy Religious Dude For Obama

by @ Friday, May 30th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Dumbasses, Politics

Only this time, it’s a white Catholic Priest: CHICAGO – Sen. Barack Obama sought Thursday night to extinguish a burgeoning controversy over another Chicago minister who supports him, denouncing the comments of a Catholic priest who said “a whole lot of white people [are] crying” because a black man was within reach of the Democratic […]

He’s Tan, He’s Rested, He’s Cranky As Ever: Bob Dole Is Back

by @ Friday, May 30th, 2008. Filed under George W Bush, Iraq, Politics, Scott McClellan

As most people who have followed politics since the 1980s know, Bob Dole doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being a nice guy. He’s got a mean streak in him that showed itself in public, most memorably, when he unloaded on then Vice-President George H.W. Bush during the 1988 Republican Presidential race: Dole made a […]

If Only It Were True

by @ Friday, May 30th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Celebrities, Dumbasses, John McCain, Politics

Susan Sarandon threatens to leave the country for good if McCain wins in November: SUSAN SARANDON, who appeared in three films last year and won kudos for her TV movie “Bernard and Doris,” is still not a contented soul. She says if John McCain gets elected, she will move to Italy or Canada. She adds, […]

The Rachel Ray Scarf Kerfuffle Continues

by @ Friday, May 30th, 2008. Filed under Dumbasses

The story about the Dunkin’ Donuts advertisement pulled for the unpardonable sin of showing Rachel Ray wearing a scarf has hit the mainstream news: BOSTON, May 29 — Dunkin’ Donuts has pulled an online advertisement featuring Rachael Ray after complaints that a fringed black-and-white scarf that the celebrity chef wore in the ad offers symbolic […]

The Only Question About The McClellan Book That Matters

by @ Friday, May 30th, 2008. Filed under George W Bush, Iraq, Politics, Scott McClellan

As usual, Peggy Noonan nails it: the purpose of the book is a serious one. Mr. McClellan attempts to reveal and expose what he believes, what he came to see as, an inherent dishonesty and hypocrisy within a hardened administration. It is a real denunciation. He believes the invasion of Iraq was “a serious strategic […]

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