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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
One More (Last?) Bushism
[George W. Bush] said it will be fun to write [a book] and that "it's going to be (about) the 12 toughest decisions I had to make."
"I'm going to put people in my place, so when the history of this administration is written at least there's an authoritarian (emphasis added) voice saying exactly what happened," Bush said.
"Authoritarian" he says.... W. used, Freudian slip or not, the word "authoritarian" to describe his own telling of the story of his administration. It's apropos he use the word "authoritarian" given W.'s and his administration's disregard of the Bill of Rights and the rule of law. It'd be funny if it wasn't so damn sad.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Interviews With Team Ticket
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I Don't Want to Do That to the White House!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Over Celebration Fail
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Chuck Norris Throws Hat in Ring for President of Texas
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Last but certainly not least, the fake "Star Wars" audition tapes, impressions include some great by Kevin Spacey:
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Saturday, March 7, 2009
More "Hi, I'm a Marvel and I'm a DC..."
Here's After Hours #2
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
All Apologies to the Godfather (of the GOP)
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Limbaugh vs. Steele; Letterman vs. Limbaugh
Needless to say, Steele could be referring to a long, long list of past comments by Limbaugh. Or Steele could just be referring to the general tone of Limbaugh's radio show. Here's an example of Limbaugh's comments from CPAC, a conservative conference at which he spoke recently:
here's a transcript of Limbaugh's whole speech complete speech
Steele, Gingrey and the rest of the GOP seem to believe that they're accountable to Limbaugh. But, it's not a two way street. Not only is Limbaugh not accountable to the GOP but he's accountable to no one at all, save his devoted radio listeners (more on them below).
Apparently no one in the GOP has the guts to stand up to Rush Limbaugh or stand by their stated opinion. Why? In conservative districts and states Limbaugh is presumed to be able to sway votes to and away from candidates. If Limbaugh is so powerful and is the leader of the Republican party what happened in the past election cycle? Where was the "Limbaugh effect" when Republican senators and representatives were losing to Democrats? Why didn't Limbaugh rally the electorate to defeat Obama? Granted, the "Limbaugh effect", if it exists at all, may come to bear more so in Republican primaries. But, even Limbaugh's impact on Republican primaries is questionable given Limbaugh's outspoken opposition to McCain in this last Republican presidential primary season. So whatever "Limbaugh effect" there is it didn't seem to have much or any impact during the last election cycle.
But, besides Limbaugh's supposed power, what is intriguing is that no one in the GOP feels confidant enough in their position within the party to stand up to Limbaugh. And Limbaugh can do and say what he wishes without repercussions because he is essentially accountable to no one. He doesn't have to do interviews with other media. He doesn't have to run for any election. All he has to do is spout the same largely divisive, angry mantra he's been offering up for the last 15+ years and his acolytes, the self proclaimed "dittoheads" (that's what fans of Limbaugh call themselves because they blindly say 'ditto' to anything and everything he says) will eat it all up. If a GOP'er or anyone else wants to engage Limbaugh it has to be on his own show by his rules with his drones listening and agreeing with Limbaugh.