Brad Smith (jesus_h_biscuit) wrote,
Brad Smith

Lengthy, but worth reading - trust me.

I've been a little busy having a life, which should account more for my sporadic posting here on teh LifeGerbil lately. I've saved up this time, even though I am sure that the news here is probably outdated. Either way, on with it...

Wierdness & Such

NBC's 'Fear Factor' Sued for Rat-Eating Episode
Source: Reuters [Link]
Apparently someone watching this particular episode was so sickened by it that they vomited, thereby incapacitating their ability to change the channel after the unveiling of said rat ingesting stunt. There is possible legal action pending that will waste $$$, choke the court system for a bit, and ultimately be thrown out. Now mind you, this is all about making the statement that certain shows should not be allowed on television. Meanwhile, the Nick Lachey/Jessica Simpson reality show won a goddamned award on the People's Choice Awards last night.. ::explodes::

Appeal by Pretty Woman Star Perplexes Palestinians
Source: Reuters [Link]
"Hi, I'm Richard Gere and I'm speaking for the entire world. We're with you during this election time. It's really important. Get out and vote," Gere said in the advertisement.

"I don't even know who the candidates are other than Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas), let alone this Gere," Gaza soap factory worker Manar an-Najar told Reuters on Wednesday.

"We don't need the Americans' intervention. We know who to elect. Not like them -- they elected a moron."

Ashlee Simpson Booed Off Stage
Source: IFILM [Video]
I know, but it's actually so pathetic it's funny. Whomever told this girl she had any talent whatsoever should be flogged mercilessly.

Daily Sacrilege - Passion Of The Christ Spoofs
Source: IFILM [Video]
Oh my.

Bill O'Reilly Gets Punked!
Source: IFILM [Video]
This was SO. FUCKING. FUNNY. I'll bet the folks at Sweet Jesus, I hate Bill O'Reilly, International crapped themselves entirely, I know I almost did.

Top 100
Source: IFILM [Link]

Battered pregnant woman denied divorce
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution [Link]
Score! Yet another "Traditional marriage" protected!


The 25 Funniest Quotes of 2004
Source: About (by way of wsbsdrewnelson) [Link]

Robertson used misleading crisis rhetoric and rosy predictions to tout Bush Social Security plan
Source: Media Matters [Link]
What's that you say? Pat Robertson is misleading people? More on Social Security below in the Opinions section.

Coulter: "Liberals love America like O.J. loved Nicole"
Source: Media Matters [Link]
Am I bleeding?

Northeast Dems rap Gonzales
Source: Reformer [Link]
My inherent distrust of politicians is going into the red with this guy, he makes me a little nervous.

Sen. Mike Crotts (i.e. Uber-asshole) Blasts Gay Marriage Decision
Source: 11Alive [Link]
My abject hatred of this fucking bitch knows NO bounds. For those of you not-in-the-loop, this is the guy who wrote SR595, the Senate Resolution defining marriage in the state of Georgia as only between a man and a woman, the focus of my political activism last year. This guy's bullshit alone is what inspired me to organize voter registration, action meetings, canvassing, letter writing, phone calls out the yang, petitioning, mailouts, and extensive time in the state capitol building speaking directly with senators and state representatives on this issue, to say nothing of the time spend in House Rules Committee meetings.

Sharpton: Bush Used Gay Marriage
Source: 11Alive [Link]
Al Sharpton also scares me, but you must admit he's one hell of a speaker.

Democrats Are United in Plans To Block Top Bush Initiatives
Source: Washington Post [Link]
We'll see about that.


Defining Victory Down
by Maureen Dowd
Source: NY Times Op Ed Page [Link]
Bravo, Maureen - Bravo. My hat is off. Speaking of the war in Iraq, have we forgotten trivial little things like how much this thing is costing us, oh president spinny spin spendy? No one notices that much anymore because when you produce a climate of abject fear and then govern it like a totalitarian state, people's focuses tend to shift a little bit onto the really important things, like saving marriage from the evils of love. And speaking of creating that climate of fear:

The Scent of Fear
by Bob Herbert
Source: NY Times Op Ed Page [Link]

For the Record on Social Security
Source: NY Times Op Ed Page [Link]


The Daily Outrage
Source: The Nation [Link]
This entire page is a good read, one of my favorite political blogs. Also see Watchblog, which is literally divided between Democrats and Republicans, with Independents (naturally) splitting the page.

VA Legislative Sentry: Have a Miscarriage, Go to JAIL?
Source: DailyKOS (by way of batmoon who got to it before me, the sexy bastard) [Link]
Sickening, but hardly surprising from a state like Virginia. Apparently there's a competition going on within state lines to see who the bigger bigot is. I'm waiting on someone to make a reality show out of it, and for the record my money will be on Fox.

Just for fun, consider the menu at the Bush Bistro and Cheney Café... Indigestion? You bet!

Good day to you all, and 10,000 Cool Points to anyone who actually read this post.
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