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Funny for today: Ricky Gervais singing a lullaby to Elmo:

[That link is bad, but try here. Or just google it!]


(That is Elmo, right? You can tell I don't have kids.) (Found on The Daily Dish.)

Also from the Daily Dish, the crazies are out and they're all running for public office:
"To think that we can save the Constitution without God's help when the government of the United States is corrupt is absurdity. We are in America's second Revolutionary War to save our freedom, which we paid for with blood. We need God's help and I'm not ashamed to ask for it,"  - Rex Rammel, Idaho gubernatorial candidate.

(That's not the first example of this I've seen. There was also the guy who said we ought to be more worried about Democrats than about terrorists - I think that one is running for Congress.)


I've been reading [livejournal.com profile] yuki_onna 's The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - it's very entertaining. It's a long YA story (in 24 chapters) which is entirely up online. (There's even audio!)


Added: I dug further down the Daily Dish website and found the other quote I was talking about:
“Our country is being destroyed. Every generation has had to fight the fight for freedom… Terrorism? Yes. That’s not the big battle. The big battle is in D.C. with the radicals. They aren’t liberals. They are radicals. Obama, Pelosi, Walz: They’re not liberals, they’re radicals. They are destroying our country ... This [health insurance bill] is the most insidious, evil piece of legislation I have ever seen in my life… Every one of us has to be totally committed to killing this travesty… I have to kill this bill,” - congressional candidate Allan Quist.

"Walz" is the poor schmuck this fundamentalist is running against.

Date: 2010-01-06 12:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrissa.livejournal.com
I've encountered the "they're not liberals, they're radicals" meme in person before, and I've decided that my response is now, "How so? In what area does x hold a position that's radical, and what position would a liberal hold instead?"

Date: 2010-01-06 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
He wasn't using the word "radical" but this reminds me that I had a sort of a strange discussion with my cousin over the holidays about Obama. I said that my main problem was that Obama was not liberal enough, and that he never had been, really. My cousin agreed that Obama hadn't actually done anything particularly radical, but he maintains that he's just pretending to be a centrist until the time is ripe, or something. I think that this may be true in a couple of areas (like gay rights, possibly) but that on the whole this is hogwash and he really is a centrist.

The fundamentalist Fox-watching types have been told for years that liberal = evil, of course, so they have odd opinions about liberalism. I suspect that many of them would also say that liberal = radical.

Date: 2010-01-07 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrissa.livejournal.com
And if you're discerning people's true intent by reading their palms or whatever, you're never safe, because anybody could be waiting to unleash their plans of world-domination at any time, and only mouthing the right phrases to one degree or another.

What a scary world to live in.

Date: 2010-01-06 08:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mmancuso.livejournal.com
Gervais plays a mean acoustic guitar. That was tres funny! Thanks!

Date: 2010-01-06 10:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nonelvis
That video made me laugh so hard. "Mr. Ricky's done enough!"

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