All I can say is WOW. You have got to be kidding me. Newt Gingrich wants to put us on the moon. This is so far removed from any sense of reality it truly boggles the mind. Wait a second, wasn’t he kicked out of Congress? How stupid do our politicians think we are, or more to the point how stupid are they? We have so many more pressing issues facing the nation and the planet and the best thing he can think of is establishing a base on the moon? What about getting the country off of fossil fuels… by the end of his second term we should 50% carbon neutral. What about that? Making the concerted effort to commit to overhauling our economy too 100% renewables would create jobs, would stimulate the economy and ultimately SAVE MONEY. Send us to the moon. What an asshole.
Alright, did I make a promise not to make fun of Sarah Palin in my last post? Hmmmm, I don’t think so – I do seem to remember saying something about all the back and forth maybe being unfair. Well, who cares, she still drives me crazy, so I thought that for the new year I might throw up an old post discussing her old reality TV show:
“Sarah Palin’s Alaska” debuted last night on TLC. In case you missed it, here were the top five most notable quotables:
“She’ll be downstairs in a minute. You can text her up there.” – Sarah Palin, to a boyfriend of her daughter’s.
“This is not flippin’ easy.” – Sarah Palin, on rock-climbing.
“These people want to seek and destroy.” – Todd Palin, on Joe McGinniss, a reporter who moved next door.
“He was stuck inside writing an ugly book – see, we one-upped him. We had a good day, and he’s stuck in his house.” – Sarah Palin, on McGinniss.
“I love this state like I love my family.” – Sarah Palin, on Alaska.
Celebrities are constantly amazing fodder for a good laugh, so it’s hard for us to stay away from picking on them when we get the opportunity. As always we post these for fun and to keep us all entertained. Those who might notice, obviously and perhaps there might be some sort of need for me to trash everyone so that I can feel better about myself… so that we can all feel better about ourselves? Good enough. Enjoy.
Jodie Marsh in a recent interview: “Eskimos are uncivilised because they don’t have any shops.”
Paris Hilton on her technique on the red carpet: “I don’t really think, I just walk.”
Britney Spears on her taste in clothes: “So many people have asked me how I could possibly be a role model and dress like a tramp and get implants… all I have to say is that self-esteem is how you look at yourself and I feel good enough about myself to wear that kind of clothing… the breast implant issue has nothing to do with that…”
Jessica Simpson when offered buffalo wings: “Sorry, I don’t eat buffalo.”
Paris Hilton on her career choices: “First wanted to be a veterinarian. And then I realised you had to give them shots to put them to sleep, so I decided I’d just buy a bunch of animals and have them in my house instead.”
Or maybe not. I know that poor Palin has gotten skewered left and right from just about everyone, so maybe it’s unfair for me to keep bashing in to her – but let’s be honest, she deserves it. It is inconceivable that this woman could or should wield any political influence at all. I’m not really going to discuss the obvious with her ridiculous statements and media shenanigans, although we do have lots of wonderful quotes below to keep you entertained. No, it’s not just that she has her head in her a**, it’s more that it’s obvious she has absolutely no concern for the American people and is only in it for the money, she is a PR machine and nothing more, a joke. And the more that we give her any attention, the more we degrade ourselves and our country.
“Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska, is going to be part of the Fox News team. So, yeah. Finally, finally, her years of reading all those newspapers and magazines have really paid off. This should balance things out over there at Fox News. I can see that coming from my house.” -David Letterman
“Sarah Palin, part-time Governor of Alaska, is angry because Michele Obama is encouraging kids to eat healthy. Sarah Palin believes the government shouldn’t tell us what to do. Sarah Palin believes she should tell us what to do.” —David Letterman
“One of Sarah Palin’s supporters is about to release a documentary about her called ‘The Undefeated.’ That’s like a documentary about Arnold Schwarzenegger called ‘The Faithful.’” –Jimmy Fallon
“It doesn’t make it a gotcha question just because it got ya.” —Jon Stewart on Sarah Palin complaining that a reporter asked her a “gotcha” question about Paul Revere (the question was “What have you seen so far today, and what are you going to take away from your visit?”)
Democrats and Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday advocated new restrictions on insider trading to help lift waning public trust in Congress.
Previous efforts to pass restrictions on insider trading have not advanced in Congress. The issue re-emerged after a report last month by the CBS News program “60 Minutes,” which said members of Congress bought stock in companies during debates on legislation that might affect the businesses.
None of the investments by members of Congress was illegal, the report said.
“This is about restoring faith,” said Representative Tim Walz, a Minnesota Democrat who is sponsoring legislation to explicitly ban insider trading. “If you think a 9 percent approval rating is bad, don’t do anything, drag it out and watch what happens,” he said referring to polling on Americans’ approval of Congress.
You have got to be kidding me… none of this was deemed illegal???? Insider trading is insider trading. Take a look at how the SEC defines “Illegal Insider Trading”:
Illegal insider trading refers generally to buying or selling a security, in breach of a fiduciary duty or other relationship of trust and confidence, while in possession of material, nonpublic information about the security. Insider trading violations may also include “tipping” such information, securities trading by the person “tipped,” and securities trading by those who misappropriate such information.
Examples of insider trading cases that have been brought by the SEC are cases against:
Corporate officers, directors, and employees who traded the corporation’s securities after learning of significant, confidential corporate developments;
Friends, business associates, family members, and other “tippees” of such officers, directors, and employees, who traded the securities after receiving such information;
Employees of law, banking, brokerage and printing firms who were given such information to provide services to the corporation whose securities they traded;
Government employees who learned of such information because of their employment by the government; and
Other persons who misappropriated, and took advantage of, confidential information from their employers.
If after reading this long enough you haven’t yet figured out that I’m basically a libertarian, well the very fact that I’m dedicating a post to Lewis Black should be the final, final evidence needed. I’m not much in the mood for chatting about politics today, but there’s always a need for a little bit of humor, so here goes and enjoy:
“Earth Day was created because we were doing a lot of drugs, more drugs than you could ever f@*! imagine. And so we came up with Earth Day, so we’d have one day that would remind us what planet we were living on.” – this is by no means our suggestion that drugs are in any way good…
“I don’t know if watching Chaz Bono will turn your kids into transsexuals, but I’m pretty sure that letting them watch Keith Ablow will turn them into assholes”
“If you really think there’s a Santa, why don’t you sit on the front steps all night in the freezing cold and see if he climbs down any chimneys tonight. Good luck. And since we’re a family that isn’t lucky enough to have a chimney, how would Santa get into our house? Does he bring a locksmith with him? And it probably would have to be a Jewish locksmith, because a Christian locksmith is going to want to be home with his family. And how many Jewish locksmiths are there? None.”
“All you had to say was, ‘I am a writer,’ and you became one. You didn’t even have to write anything. You could just sit in a coffee shop with a notebook and stare into space, with a slightly bemused look on your face, judging the weight of the world with a jaundiced eye. As you can see, you can be completely full of shit and still be a writer…I also thought it was going to be a great way to meet girls, but it wasn’t–probably because as I was staring into space, I no doubt looked mildly retarded. You see, I wanted to write plays, which in retrospect is a lot harder than learning Mandarin, I think. How I ended up in this delusional state shall be saved for another time.”
I think I’ve given a pretty rich couple of topics here for commentary, anyone care to sound off?
You have got to be kidding me. On a recent interview on Showbiz Tonight Ivanka Trump blathered on about how she thought her father would make a good president. I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. It appears as if The Donald’s daughter is going to be as much of a blowhard as her father. I don’t see how this family is contributing anything to society, or to the dire political situation we are now facing. While I may not personally agree with Obama’s politics, I found it absolutely disgusting when Trump continually pounded our president to show his birth certificate, it wasn’t just degrading to Obama, worse it was degrading to our political system.
It’s about time that the Trump family shut-up and go away, but clearly it doesn’t look like this is going to happen in our lifetimes.
My two cents.