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  burn on!

John Kasich: Climate Change Is Real, And We Must Ignore It Immediately

This is a really unfair screenshot. But lookit the funny face!
Remember how, during the Republican primary debate Thursday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R-Who?) seemed almost sane compared to the other goofballs on the stage? Heck, unlike almost all the other not-a-scientists in the Republican field, he’s even said that climate change is real, although he doesn’t think we should do anything about it. On NBC’s Meet The Press Sunday, Chuck Todd congratulated him for being among the “big winners of Thursday’s debate” — largely on the merits of not coming off like a seething ragebag, we suppose — and mentioned a Time magazine piece comparing Kasich to Pope Francis, because “inclusive.” Kasich immediately backed away from the comparison, since the pope is way too much of an environmental extremist. Read more on John Kasich: Climate Change Is Real, And We Must Ignore It Immediately…
  But It Wasn't A Chicken! It Was A Baby!

Fine, Here Is Your Big Colbert Report Farewell Number

Are we sure Randy Newman didn't write that song?
Stephen Colbert did his very last show last night, and while it couldn’t possibly top the majesty and brilliance of the Seinfeld finale, it also didn’t close out the series with a clip show, either. Read more on Fine, Here Is Your Big Colbert Report Farewell Number…
  you'll just sing about jesus and drink wine all day

Dinesh D’Souza Wishes The Blacks Appreciated What Slavery Did For Them

Just like the great philosopher Pollyanna, Dinesh D’Souza has a relentlessly cheerful message to minority types who may feel that they somehow got some kind of a “raw deal” from American history: Stop being such a gloomy Gus, think about how lucky you are that your ancestors were brought to America in chains or driven off their lands, and turn that frown upside down! Read more on Dinesh D’Souza Wishes The Blacks Appreciated What Slavery Did For Them…
  We Bet Fox News Messes Up His Name All The Time Too

Drudge Sirens! Former NOLA Mayor Ray Nagin Charged With Taking Bribes Just Like In Treme!

In an unprecedented instance of a Louisiana politician being accused of corruption, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been charged by a federal grand jury with 21 counts of corruption as foreseen by David Simon in his documentary Treme! Tell us more about the details, not-quite-a-newspaper-anymore Times-Picayune! (If you’d like, you can try to sing this to “The Twelve Days of Christmas”). Charges include: six counts of bribery, one count of conspiracy, one count of money laundering, nine counts of deprivation of honest services through wire fraud and four counts of filing false tax returns, alleging that while in office, Nagin took cash bribes and gifts from two city contractors. Nagin’s long-expected indictment arrived more than two and a half years after he left City Hall and relocated to the Dallas area. Read more on Drudge Sirens! Former NOLA Mayor Ray Nagin Charged With Taking Bribes Just Like In Treme!…
  Part 9: Marxy Marx & the Fundie Bunch

Sundays With The Christianists: A ‘World History’ Textbook That Redistributes Reality To Home-Schooled Children

So now that we’re well into the nineteenth century with our hilarious 10th-grade textbook, World History and Cultures In Christian Perspective, we’re getting to some of the pivotal Bad Guys from the editors’ closetful of nightmare boogiemen. Last week it was Charles Darwin and a collection of terrifying Victorian philosophers who advocated such radical notions as benevolence to the poors. This week, we’ll be tackling the monster that scares the editors more than science, maybe even more than the Pope: Godless Communism! And by this, we mean actual communism, not just all of the little bits of social reform that these nimrods also like to call “communism.” It is worth noting that, by the time this edition of the textbook was published, in 1997, the USSR and Eastern Bloc had already fallen, China’s economy was solidly capitalist, and the remaining countries that could be called “communist” could be counted on one hand. So of course, World History presents communism as the single greatest threat to freedom in the world, because after all, the UN still exists. Read more on Sundays With The Christianists: A ‘World History’ Textbook That Redistributes Reality To Home-Schooled Children…
 

Randy Newman Makes Liberals Look Crazy at Macworld

newVideoPlayer("randy_omg.flv", 475, 376,"");I would try to summarize this in some fashion, but I am left only with a few stunned impressions. They include: Randy Newman looks like hell; I would not let Randy Newman near my children if I had any; his little ditty piano style seems somehow incredibly wrong for a song that compares our country to Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia and Europe in the time of the Inquisition; and that this is the sort of thing that makes liberals look bad. He performed this at some conference for Mac heads, which makes it all the more befuddling. I think the drinking should’ve started earlier tonight. Read more on Randy Newman Makes Liberals Look Crazy at Macworld…