Sarah Palin’s Fooling the Public Again

Tomorrow, April Fool’s Day, Sarah Palin appropriately debuts on Fox News with her show Real American Stories.  Surprise! There’s not much real about it.  LL Cool  J was promoted as one of the guests who would be  discussing their professional successes in a segment called “In Their Own Words.”

LL Cool J, dude, WTF? Fer realz?  Um, no. April Fools! The rapper said on his Twitter feed:

Fox lifted an old interview I gave in 2008 to someone else & are misrepresenting to the public in order to promote Sarah Palins Show. WOW

A two year old interview packaged as a “Real American Stories.” I thought it was Fox News, not this History Channel.  I wonder if this is just a clever plan to bankrupt and destroy Fox’s credibility. Maybe Sarah is actually a deep mole triple agent for the liburuls.

Fear the Rear Gear Girl

I’m all for supporting small businesses, but, please gods, let this be a joke.

Rear Gear. Butt Covers for your Cat and Dog
Is your pet feeling left in the dirt because of his/her unsightly rear? I’ve got them covered… Rear Gear is handmade in Portland, OR and offers a cheerful solution to be-rid your favorite pet’s un-manicured back side.

Rear Gear comes in many designs including a disco ball, air freshener, heart, flower, biohazard, smiley face, number one ribbon, cupcake, sheriff’s badge, dice, and you can even make yours custom, so there’s a Rear Gear for everyone.

Get yours today here at etsy or write me an email and support small business! Please contact me if you’d like multiples… Make sure to note which style you’d like in the shipping notes and enjoy!

Late Night: La Vida Loca Full Moon Crazies Grab Bag!

It’s a full moon! Let’s go crazy!

I don’t know where to start–celebrating idiocy or celebrating Ricky Martin.  Oh heck, let’s go Ricky! I saw El Vez, the Mexican Elvis do a great slow creepy version of Living’ La Vida Loca, and it was then I realized how utterly dark the lyrics are for this huge hit.

Anyway, thank you Ricky Martin for coming out and giving hope and inspiration to lots of your fans and their families. Hopefully your honesty will help other LGBT kids, especially in Hispanic families. And hopefully there will be a time when sexuality will be accepted simply with love, grace and ease.

Now on to the crazies: White supremacist Glenn Miller is running for U.S. Senator as a write-in candidate from Missouri and bought ad time on KMBZ-AM in Kansas City and on other stations in other Missouri media markets.  Under Federal Communications Commission rules and federal law, a “legally qualified candidate” must be given reasonable, uncensored access to broadcast airtime if he or she can pay the cost, and since Miller qualified and has the cash, the ads are running, but with a disclaimer. KMBZ program director Neil Larrimore told the Kansas City Star:

The company is required by federal law to run these spots and to do so without any edits. Our hands are tied.

If you have the stomach, you can click the links to hear the ads. They are repugnant. Ugh.

And then today Glenn Beck’s even less witty stand-in Doc Tompson tried to be like all satirical and funny by saying the tanning bed tax included in the health care reform bill is racist because “dark skinned people” don’t use tanning beds.

Yup, full moon.

Glenn Beck Fans: Towed Away

Sales of tin foil are in the rise in Florida where 53 Glenn Beck fans got their cars towed from a fraternity parking lot on the University of Central Florida campus during the neocon rabble rouser’s lecture there. Beck fan Mike Vedder who had to pay $125 to get his car out of impound thinks they were set up:

Maybe the have a deal with the tow truck company or maybe they got kickbacks. under the table.

Others who fell victim to the what appears to be a prank said that

event parking signs directed them to a lot, but more than 50 cars in that lot were towed. People said those signs and their cars were gone when they got back.

The tow truck company made $6,600 in impound fees. No word what UCF charged for tickets to the Beck fest, or what the moran-mongering talk show host was paid for his appearance.

Steele Yourself for This: RNC in Bondage Club

Naughty elephant!

Oooh, Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele’s credit card shows a nearly $2K charge at Voyeur a racy an upscale bondage-themed venue in West Hollywood. How cool that members of the GOP are exploring alt sexuality! The RNC sez  Steele wasn’t the Gooper snatching peeks at leather clad Sapphic action, but rather

This was a reimbursement made to a non-committee staffer.The Chairman was never at the location in question, he had no knowledge of the expenditure, nor does he find the use of committee funds at such a location at all acceptable.

Reimbursement for WHAT?! And I want to know how the hell you can spend $1, 947 on watermelon-jalapeno and blueberry-mint shot mixes. Ugh.

UPDATE: Maybe some frisky young republicans should stay behind the Orange Curtain…

Haiti: Vodou Ceremony Honors the Dead

Several hundred practitioners of vodou — as “voodoo” is officially known in Haiti — wearing white clothing and black armbands, gathered in Port au Prince Sunday to honor the estimated 300,000  killed the January 12 earthquake, a public display of vodou’s beauty, power to heal and place in Haitian culture.

The religious service was peaceful — unlike last month’s ceremony which was disrupted when a crowd of Evangelicals, urged by their pastor, threw rocks and epithets at the celebrants. Max Beauvoir, the Senior Servitor of Vodou for Haiti who was educated at City College of New York and the Sorbonne in Paris, had complained to President Rene Preval about the anonymous mass burials of tens of thousands of dead, which he said went against vodou  and Haitian culture, and the ceremony was arranged to bring the souls of the dead to peace.

Reuters reports:

“Olorum Papa, hear our cry to you,” chanted the worshipers. The women wore white robes, some trimmed with lace and embroidery, and black headscarves; the men white shirts and trousers, some with black hats. To the sound of rattles and drums, the celebrants held a Booroum, a voodoo ritual which they believe sends the souls of the dead “under water” so they can be cleansed and return to life as better beings. “Hounkou Bolokou Djavohoun Bohoun”, chorused the worshipers, repeating an ancient voodoo incantation intended to encourage the souls of the dead.

Vodou  and Catholicism are the official religions of island nation, and voudo which is constitutionally protected, is practiced by over half of Haiti’s ten million inhabitants often in concert with Christianity. Vodou is a syncretic faith composed of diasporic West African religions brought to Haiti by slaves, who used the Catholic saints as totems for their own lwa (spirit gods).  The Haiti revolution which brought the island freedom from France and the slaves freedom from their masters was inspired and empowered by vodou.

Houngan Jean Claude Bazile told Reuters:

It’s voodoo that gives us freedom.

Take that, Pat Robertson!  And for the rest of us, please don’t forget Haiti! Along with Doctors Without Borders and Oxfam consider small charities like Planting Peace which has been in Haiti since 2004, caring for people and not preaching at them, or Max Beauvoir’s peristyle (temple) also a 501(c)3 non-profit, which is providing direct aid to the voudo community.

Clock Runs Out for Jack Bauer and 24

The end of the day has finally come for the television series 24. Jack Bauer and and his fellow super spais will no longer keep America on the edge of their couches. This season is the series last. But, Bauer will not die, nor will he live happily ever after. At least on the small screen: Plans for a 24 movie are in the works, condensing a full day into two hours.

Along with its revolutionary format 24 was prescient in its plot lines: A black president and extreme torture come to mind.

I really liked 24. But it always raised questions for me, like when did obviously physically fit Bauer go to the gym or  practice his marksmanship–and or even more practically, when did he pee or eat, and what drugs did he take to stay awake?

Elizabeth Hasselbeck: SarahPAC Ad “Despicable”

Today on The View, perky Republican Elizabeth Hasselbeck  commented on Sarah Palin’s  crossahirs ad for her SarahPAC

This hasn’t been a great week in terms of, I think, the Constitution and where it says that you’re supposed to, you know, everybody is, has a mandate to have insurance. But I think the way some Republicans are handling this is nothing more than purely despicable.

The names that are next to and being highlighted by those crosshairs — I think it’s an abuse of the Second Amendment. I also feel as though every single person on here is a mother, a father, a friend, a brother, a sister, and to take it to this level is — it’s disappointing to see this come from the Party, and I would hope that leaders like Sarah Palin would end this.

GW Bush Shakes Hands with Haitians, Wipes Hands on Clinton’s Shirt

GWB, nice work maintaining that “ugly American” stereotype. Wow. Just wow.

Former SNL Star Victoria Jackson: Glenn Beck Taught Her Well

But I’ve watched Glenn Beck, and he taught me well. – Victoria Jackson

If I hadn’t seen Victoria Jackson myself at Tea Party last year and read her screed on Obama being a granny killer, I would have thought this was a clever parody. But in this clip from Fox & Friends -with friends like this who needs enemies?–the former Saturday Night Live cast member makes Steve Doocy look brilliant as she dishes up some doozies.

After calling Obama a Communist–which Doocy gently rebukes–Jackson prattles on her impassioned baby voice about the perils of big government, and how she is looking forward to meeting Sarah Palin on the Tea Party Express in Nevada this weekend, concluding with

Our government is all evil right now and someone’s got to do something.

Oh and she thinks she’s a prophet!

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