Friday, August 30, 2013

Some late summer light reading

As summer recess comes to an end across the land, it's time to take a look at what passes for news when the first string is on vacation.

Since I don't want much television news, and certainly not cable news, I was unaware that in some Republican circles, the impeachment of President Obama is near at hand.


Well, apparently, there is even an "impeachment store" where you can get all your bumper stickers and other stuff to show everyone that you're a complete idiot.

On a more serious note, it appears that when Congress reconvenes in September, Republicans would rather see the country default on its debt than fund the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare."

Meanwhile, there is an Astroturf movement afoot to fight next year's implementation of "Obamacare" by staging protests where young teabaggers burn their fake "Obamacare cards."

As the article notes, Stephen Colbert cautions these folks not to burn themselves because they don't have health insurance.

What's really bad about these last few weeks of summer is that Colbert is on vacation. How dare him!

A Washington Post columnist tries to understand why the hatred of President Obama is so strong that more people in Louisiana blame Obama for the poor response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 than the man who was president, George W. Bush.

Leave it to The Onion, though, to put it all into perspective.

The headlines alone say it all:

"Study: Americans Enjoy Watching TV, Eating."

And my favorite headline of the summer:

"Washington's Hobby Lobby Lobbies to Strengthen Hobbies."

Read on, it's a crazy feeling.

1 comment:

  1. Still playing along with that left/right paradigm I see. Probably took a while for the reality of pro wrasslin being fake to set know wrasslin is fake right?

    That guy who is leader of your team appears to be after another one of those peace prizes.

    They won't really impeach him, he's doing a great job.