Stories to Watch 3/31/11
If you’re up late and looking for something on the teevee, you might switch over to Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim to watch The Room — which is widely considered to be one of the worst movies ever made. A lot of people think it’s campy fun, but I just think it’s awful — and boring. I never have seen the whole thing. Ought to put you right to sleep. Cinematic crime begins at 12:30 eastern — i.e., first thing in the morning on April Fools Day. Now here’s the news…
A bunch of Tea Party faves in congress are taking the big bucks in subsidies from Uncle Sam. Hypocritical? Yes. Surprising? No. Everyone always defines a “government handout” as “somethingsomeone else gets.”
A NYT piece spells out what everyone already knows — ‘baggers are in bed with big business. The piece calls this an “odd alliance.” It’s like discovering a puppet has a hand inside it and declaring that “odd.”
"Uterus" is a dirty word in Florida.
An administrator for USAID — “the primary agency in the government responsible for dispensing humanitarian aid and assisting global development efforts” — estimates that GOP budget cuts will lead to the deaths of 70,000 kids globally. The GOP loves the “unborn,” but once you’re born, you’re on your own.
Oh, and speaking of killing people, the GOP wants to cut $1 trillion from Medicaid.
I’m sorry, but there is no fucking way 5,000 illegal aliens participated in Colorado’s 2010 elections. I don’t care what some Republican’s “study” shows. Seriously, there is no way that figure will stand up to scrutiny. I laughed out loud when I saw the headline.
Finally, Stephen Colbert’s political action committee — ColbertPAC — is official. Other than making crazy-awesome videos, though, it’s unclear what — if anything — he’ll do with it. I’m on the mailing list so, if something comes up, I’ll let you know.