Bright, Shiny Objects

CNN unwittingly demonstrates with this sorry spectacle why so many people have come to thoroughly despise the mainstream media.

By the way, if you want to read an interesting article on this subject, let me recommend an excellent piece that James Fallows wrote in The Atlantic a number of years ago.

Plot Thickening Update:

“When I see clips like this, I just want to give up.” – Chris Hayes


“Justice Sheds” Fill Gap in System

While waiting for their new multi-billion dollar prisons to be constructed, “Conservatives” are protecting their neighbourhoods with homemade “Justice Sheds” to detain suspicious-looking characters the police are too lazy to arrest…

Be sure to check out the assortment of ONN News Patrol action figures at the end of the bit.


Chris Thompson, UBC law student and creator of an open letter in the form of a YouTube video addressed to former Socred premier Bill Vander Zalm (the most vocal proponent of the anti-HST movement in B.C.), appearing on the Business News Network.

Thompson’s amusing explanatory video can be seen here:

It’s interesting that in the last federal election, Smilin’ Jack Layton was traipsing around the province merrily promising that if he was elected, an NDP government would repeal the HST in B.C.– a position also supported by his provincial counterparts. More proof that when it comes to basic economics, the NDP is simply out to lunch.

Dog on Santorum

Another doomed Repubican aspirant (a much more appropriate word than “hopeful” I think).

Speaking to a small group of supporters in Florida last week, Santorum said that throughout his political career he’s faced mighty obstacles and has soldiered on. To illustrate the point, he recounted the time he was campaigning for Congress in 1990 and had a rather unfortunate encounter with a lap dog…

“The next thing I know I have this warm sensation. And I immediately jump up and there on my tan pants, is a wet spot where you do not want a wet spot.”

Inspirational stuff.

Oh, and to save you the trouble of investigating what Maddow is slyly referring to in connection with Santorum’s problematic Google connection, it’s the definition that can be found here.


It’s hard to fathom the demented mind of a parent that would train a 4 year-old to parrot asinine gibberish in support of a political party.

Palin Supports Apple Pie!

Faux biker chick Sarah Palin and the First Dude at the “Rolling Thunder” event today. Good grief. What a circus.

As a prelude to her self-enrichment and publicity enhancement bus tour (the ostensible purpose being to “educate” the rubes of the eastern seaboard about American history) the squalid, money-grubbing Palin brood pandered to thousands of veterans that, inexplicably, parade around Washington every Memorial Day on loud, gaudy motorcycles in support of fellow soldiers they believe are still lost and unaccounted for in utterly pointless wars on the far side of the world.