Bill Maher at the DNC

On whether “we’re at an all time low, politically” as Keith Olbermann put it: “In my lifetime, things do seem to be getting worse…because, sorry to say it, people get stupider and stupider every election cycle.”

Gee, I wonder why? Maybe the fatuous banter between Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann offers part of the answer to that question.

Could it be perhaps because, as Bob Somerby says, “a lazy, indolent mainstream press corps is willing to peddle your twaddle for you, no matter how foolish your twaddle may be”?

Religulous

In case you missed Bill Maher on Larry King Live last night promoting his upcoming “mockumentary” Religulous, here’s an excerpt from the show.

And here’s the trailer for the film (directed by Larry Charles of “Borat” fame) that’s due to be released on the first week of October.

The distributor, Lionsgate, has set up a satirical companion website to the film called disbeliefnet.com which is a parody of the “largest spiritual web site” beliefnet.com.

From the new site, this is what Jesus had to say about Velociraptors:

Dinosaurs were the first creatures kicked out of the Garden of Eden when a T-Rex ate Adam’s first wife Lilith whole. Later, God sent a great flood which wiped out all the large repto-birds in a sort of Dino-holocaust. But when Jesus came to earth his blood cleansed all that God had cursed. That meant dinosaurs could finally get through the gates to Jurassic Heaven and into the loving arms of the Lord. Less fortunate however were the unicorns as gays are still not allowed beyond the pearly gates.

Readers are then invited to follow the rabbit trail