Okely dokely, Romneytron

The Anchorman tries oh so hard. “South Park is funny,” he admitted, adding, “you know your faith has made it big time when it’s being made fun of on Broadway.” But even more shocking was his admission that he read and enjoyed Twilight, the vampire series that became that movie your 12-year-old cousin wouldn’t stop … Continue reading Okely dokely, Romneytron

Pick a side

Racists or religious fanatics? Protesting members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church were met with an unlikely group of counter-protesters Monday at Arlington Cemetery. … Among those counter-protesting at the cemetery’s main entrance: About 10 members of a group that claims to be a branch of the Ku Klux Klan from Virginia called the Knights … Continue reading Pick a side

Romneytron resembles John Kerry’s infamous line, denies it, then claims credit for originating it

The pro-choice, pro-civil union, pro-public option former governor of Massachusetts actually supported the auto bailout before he was against it. Now he’s claiming credit for coming up with the idea. There’s truth amid all the shifting. Romney wrote a Nov. 2008 column “proposing government help for Detroit but only through a tough-love approach; he insisted … Continue reading Romneytron resembles John Kerry’s infamous line, denies it, then claims credit for originating it

Romney lite

Five bucks to anyone who can find someone not named Pawlenty excited about the former Minnesota governor’s presidential bid. Question one: Why the hell does the United States have more than 170 military bases? “I’m not one who’s going to stand before you and say we need to cut the defense budget,” said Pawlenty, who … Continue reading Romney lite

The Palin propaganda project

A “two-hour-long, sweeping epic,” commissioned by Sarah “Half-term” Palin, is set to premiere in June. In Iowa.  The film project tells us two things we already knew, or should have: 1.) Palin has a monstrous ego and 2.) She’s running for president. After a brief interlude featuring some old Palin family home video footage, Act … Continue reading The Palin propaganda project

Iran has a culture minister?

When he’s not keeping silent on his regime’s jailing of artists who support the country’s reform movement, Iran’s deputy culture minister Javad Shamaqdari is defending directors who claim sympathy to Adolf Hitler. Director Lars von Trier has since apologized for his “unintelligent, ambiguous and needlessly hurtful” remarks about the Fuhrer, which got him banned from … Continue reading Iran has a culture minister?

What about the ATL?

Adverstising Age, in a story about Buffalo’s new slogan, compiled a list of the worst of municipal sloganeering and didn’t include Atlanta. What, “Every Day is an Opening Day” not crappy enough for ya? Or “City Lights, Southern Nights”? And then there’s the theme song. Admittedly, Sioux City’s is worse.