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  • Nancy Pelosi says she’s got the votes to pass a Health Care Reform bill in the House, but it will be different than the bill the Senate passed last year, so …. move to Canada? [New York Times]
  • Are you a person who looks at the weather news on your cell phone? Congratulations, you are one of the people doing that. [Wall Street Journal]
  • The mayor of White Plains, N.Y., is accused of slamming his wife’s hand in the car door because she was totally pissing him off. [Lower Hudson Valley]
  • More than 700 people died in the 8.8 Chile quake. [BBC News]
  • The Winter Olympics ended with a “mime wearing a tool belt” who beat the shit out of Mitt Romney as Celine Dion sang “O! Canada” to Chile. [CNN]
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45 comments

  1. proudgrampa

    Can’t people just tell their spouses when they are getting pissed off?

    And thank goodness the Olympics is over. Maybe we can get back to bad (worse?) television.

  2. plowman

    Maybe someone should remind Nancy the SAME bill has to pass both the House AND Senate. Maybe it’s just all about ego. Maybe it’s about the money the health-care/indutrial complex gives her.

  3. What Fresh Hell is This?

    I wandered away from the TV after the parade of hot curling-MILFs and inflated Mounties. I would have hung around if I had known they would have inflated beavers. Damn.

  4. Chernobyl Soup

    Was the mayor’s car a Toyota? If so he could blame the incident in the manufacturer and everyone would totally buy that.

  5. Boojum

    I think we should have a Congress Day, with a parade. We could have giant balloons in the shape of egos.

  6. Boojum

    [re=521565]Boojum[/re]: And in the shape of beavers and the health insurance industry. And bags of poison rat dicks for them to feast on.

  7. WarAndG

    Olympic Photos, frame #2: 1960′s catholic girls on parade with mega maxi pads around God-sized flaming doobies? Please explain.

  8. bureaucrap

    Beavers, Avril Lavigne, Mounties, Michael J. Fox…

    I would note that Terrance and Phillip were notable by their absence.

  9. Sparky McGruff

    [re=521568]WarAndG[/re]: Maxi pads and giant doobies? That sounds just about right for Vancouver.

  10. MzNicky

    Yellow moon on the rise
    Big words flying, but they’re all lies
    Throwing shadows on our eyes
    Leave us
    Health-care-less, health-care-less

    eh, it’s early, where’s the coffee, etc.

  11. Monsieur Grumpe

    Did William Shatner perform Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds? I would have went to the Olympics just to see that.

  12. coolcatdaddy

    [re=521576]hockeymom[/re]: The only way the Marriage Ref would be more entertaining would be to have it featuring the McCains. But you can’t really use language like that on tv.

  13. proudgrampa

    [re=521576]hockeymom[/re]: Yeah. WTF was that??? Just more evidence for the continued decline of Western Civilization, I guess…

  14. V572625694

    [re=521582]snideinplainsight[/re]: Always appropriate to mock Hiatt. But is there a particular offense this morning? Or is he a Canuckistani?

  15. red sky

    Wasn’t anyone frightened when during the closing ceremonies the Russians sang the freaking Soviet Anthem, that’s some spooky stuff.

  16. Diana Davies

    [re=521568]WarAndG[/re]: As a 1960s catholic girl, I can say that teh maxi pads kept us virginal, you know like just in case.

  17. snideinplainsight

    [re=521583]V572625694[/re]: His biweekly smarmy little op-ed in the Post. Today’s is particularly “Nice try, Obama”.

  18. Potater

    I think I’ve had my fill of my curling for about 4 years. But get back to me in 3 years and 11 months and I’ll be JONESIN’ for it.

  19. JMP

    [re=521576]hockeymom[/re]: Remember how Jerry Seinfeld was once both hip and entertaining? Actually, it’s hard not to with the reruns constantly on; but it’s sad how our nation’s comedians tend to slide into dullness as they age.

    At least it’s nice to see Leno looks to have almost nobody decent for his first week back; hopefully most of the big names will refuse to go on.

  20. UncleTom

    One wonder’s…
    what Pat Robertson will spout off as the true cause of the earthquake &
    when will the Baptist missionaries begin to steal children from the Santiago slums

  21. Surfeit O'

    [re=521584]red sky[/re]: Apparently the Russian national anthem is the Soviet anthem, only with different words. In fairness, it is a seriously kick-ass tune.

  22. Snarko Marx

    Fumiko Bradley? Glad to hear he waited to slam her hand in the car door now rather than using the mailbox door when she arrived from the Asian Bride Mail Order Company a few years ago.

  23. Cape Clod

    [re=521566]freakishlystrong[/re]: This may have been the greatest line ever uttered in network history.

    Bob Costas: and now the always enjoyable giant, inflatable beavers.

  24. Cape Clod

    [re=521584]red sky[/re]: I know what you mean. They sounded dour, determined and ready to kick your ass if you even think about getting in their way.

  25. Canmon (the Inadequate)

    [re=521568]WarAndG[/re]: Giant beavers need mega maxi pads. Why is that so hard to understand?

  26. Mr Blifil

    [re=521572]cheeto_jeebus[/re]: Seems like a waste of money when there are so many cheaper ergonomic alternatives. By which I mean: inflating giant beavers by hand. Oh and tug jobs.

  27. Mr Blifil

    When you look at the pictures of Fumiko Bradley it’s easy to see why he felt she needed to be taken down a notch. If a man is going to outsource his wife and kids to Japanese manufacturers, it’s his patriotic duty to keep her from feeling too cocky, what with her slender figure and adorable children and such. She also vouched for him, upon returning from the police station where she had just pressed charges, saying that her husband is a “great mayor” and “great father,” all finger-torturing assholery to the contrary. Considering that by rights she’d probably be spending 6 days a week blowing sailors in Okinawa in groups of 20, she does owe him a huge debt of gratitude.

  28. DemmeFatale

    Michelle Malkin deserves the Asian slurs (ping-pong balls, etc.), because she’s a right-wing ass hat. But Fumiko Bradley? Not so much.

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