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Former comedian Dennis Miller endorsed Cain for president yesterday, but withdrew his support when he found out the pol's first name wasn't Co.
At 8:03 pm Lady Gaga entered... delicately walking on sky-high heels (she towered over everyone, a good 2 feet taller than POTUS). She was wearing a floor-length sleeveless lacey black dress, her blonde hair was gathered in a bouffant up-do adorned with a black hair piece with a black veil down the back, which she swept to the side and in front of her left shoulder. (The hair added about 6 inches to her stature). She took a seat at the middle table in the tent and stood up with the other guests when POTUS entered a few minutes later.
What the fuck? According to Google, Obama is 6'1" and Lady Gaga is 5'1". The pool report above suggests she was wearing heels from 2 and 1/2 to 3 feet tall, that is, heels almost half as tall (or more) as she is. And walking and standing in them. I doubt this is even possible, outside of Dick Morris' porn collection.
Bill Irvingsson tries luring Governor Krispycreme into the Presidential race by calling him the fat anti-Christ:
There's some truth to that. But I can't help wondering if, in the same poem, Yeats didn't suggest the remedy:Interestingly, Bill's shortlist of Satanic Majesties also includes Mitch Daniels, Paul Ryan and "Jeb" Bush, but not his own creation, Sarah Palin. The wet dream is over.And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,Sounds like Chris Christie.
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
The Grand Old Party spits on our troops.
An audience at the Republican presidential debate in Orlando did not greet a gay soldier with open arms Thursday. In fact, they booed him.
The jeering came after Stephen Hill, a soldier stationed in Iraq, asked via video about the recent repeal of the 1993 law that banned gay military personnel from serving openly in the military.
Hill, in a gray "Army" T-shirt, told the candidates at the Fox News-Google debate that he had to "lie about who I was because I'm a gay soldier. I didn't want to lose my job."
"My question is, under one of your presidencies, do you intend to circumvent the progress that's been made for gay and lesbian soldiers in the military?" he asked.
After his video ended, loud boos were immediately heard from a number of people in the audience. The heckling elicited no reaction from the presidential hopefuls.
The crowd reaction is not surprising. And neither is the fact that "hopefuls" are all unfit to lead.
Correction, Sept. 16, 2011: This story originally misidentified the title of the Sir-Mix-a-Lot song that Sarah Palin sang along with. It is "Baby Got Back," not "I Like Big Butts."
On the other hand, since they hired Mickey Kaus, the Daily Caller can't go any farther downhill.
Meeegan McArdle spells 9/II with two Is:
I am one of, I think, a relative few--the perhaps tens of thousands who can plausibly claim that 9/11 utterly changed their life. Without 9/11, I would not have worked at the World Trade Center; I would not have started blogging; I would not now be a journalist. I would not have had the relationships I had, or live in the city I now call home. I would be in all visible ways a completely different person if those towers had not come down. But in the story of 9/11, I am not even a bit player. I'm maybe an extra.
All visible ways? Did 9/11 cause Meeegan to have a growth spurt?
It's mighty white of Meeegan to allow that the spouses, siblings and parents and children of those killed on September 11, 2001 might also have had their lives changed "utterly" by 9/11, even if they don't go around claiming it.
But when you get to Meeegan's level of involvement in the aftermath of 9/11 -- "work[ing] in a trailer across the street [from the former World Trade Center], doing everything from handing out security passes, to database design, to typing letters" two months after 9/11, according to her -- then there are surely hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people, who can claim their lives were changed by 9/11. Given the fact that 9/11 led to the U.S. invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, there were tens of thousands of people whose lives were utterly ended because of 9/11, perhaps a bigger change than that which might be wrought by using your employer's computer to link to WorldNetDaily articles while sittng across the way from where others did the actual, life-changing work of recovery and demolition.
One wonders how Meeegan will commemorate the 10th anniversary of 11/23, when she promised to post on "fascinating topics such as how much weight everyone's gained since 9-11."
(Quotes from Live From The WTC blog; you could look it up.)
Matt Yglesias, Sept. 2011:
After all, sitting here in the United States where nobody would ever do something crazy like respond to 9/11 by invading Iraq it's extremely difficult to understand how the mass public might come to be in possession of bad information.
Matt Yglesias, August 2010, explaining his "thinking" in 2002:
The formal case for war that I found compelling was Kenneth Pollack's "The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq."
So that's how!