Speaking of teh gays, apparently South Africa's Parliament has given the go-ahead for same sex marriage. How fucked up is it that a country which has been notorious for gross human rights violations (read: apartheid) now passes us in recognition of human rights? I have two friends from S Africa - one from Johannesburg and one from Cape Town, and they've long thought that this sort of thing was coming. Matter of fact, I had a discussion on this subject last summer with one of them in the presence of a fundamentalist Christian preacher who was none too happy about it. Then again, he was also a racist in addition to being a homophobe.
And speaking of racist Christian assholes who support those that deliberately violate human rights, Trent Lott (R-Pigfucker) won yesterday's election as minority whip in the next session by a single vote. No, really.
Someone allegedly paid terrorist organizations $2 million for release of FOX News reporters. Ironically, this news comes on the heels of the leak of an internal FOX memo saying "Be On The Lookout For Any Statements From The Iraqi Insurgents...Thrilled At The Prospect Of A Dem Controlled Congress." Funny, but I bet the terrorists will be even more thrilled at the prospect of FOX News having given them $2m. Way to go, Patriot Network.
And speaking of fucked up network channels, Fox said Tuesday it will air a two-part interview with O.J. Simpson at month's end in which he describes the 1994 murders of his ex-wife and her friend that he says he didn't commit:
The interview will be conducted by editor and book publisher Judith Regan. On November 30, her Regan Books is publishing a book Simpson wrote with the working title "If I Did It, Here's How It Happened."On CNN, the publisher of this tripe is quoted as saying "'I consider this his confession"
Fox said Simpson's book "hypothetically describes" how he would have committed the murders. The special will air at 9 p.m. November 27 and 29 on Fox.
Fox executives declined comment about the show Tuesday. In a statement released Tuesday, executive vice-president/alternative programming Mike Darnell said: "This is an interview that no one thought would ever happen. It's the definitive last chapter in the trial of the century."
Fox is a subsidiary of News Corp., which also owns Regan Books.
A spokeswoman for Regan Books didn't return a phone call or an e-mail seeking comment Tuesday.
Simpson was acquitted in 1995 of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman; he can't be tried again for those crimes. In 1997, a civil court found him responsible for the slayings and ordered him to pay $33.5 million to the victims' families.
Wonder what his kids will think of him now, hmm?