Unrighteous Indignation

Not the problem.

Stephen Colbert appeared in front of a congressional subcommittee today to testify about undocumented immigrant workers – in character, as his Bill O’Reilly-esque satiric “self” from his Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report.

And it made people’s heads explode.

Republicans are mad, because that’s what they do.  The media is mad because that’s what they do, too.

The appearance was very clearly a PR stunt to draw attention to what is a truly important issue, you know, if you care about the economy or human rights.

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Cool Hat

Nice hat.

This is some girl on TV.

I rewound the tape and found out that her name is Claire Buffie.

Apparently she’s the current Miss New York and will compete for Miss America.

I guess they have to “run” on political platforms, and hers is gay rights, which is great.  Good cause.

She’s on TV to talk about her cause, which is also a good thing.

But what’s with the tiara?

I mean, it’s ridiculous enough to wear some little crown during the pageant, which of course is the perfect place for totally absurdity.

But you just cannot wear the thing around in everyday life, or in serious television interviews.

Like, you do know you won the title of “Miss New York” and not “Princess”, right Claire?

I’m Convinced

I’m convinced that CNN’s Rick Sanchez is a 12 year old girl.

And I’m becoming convinced that everyone else at CNN is too.

There’s no reason that the world’s “most respected” news organization should ever be using text message shorthand.

Ever.

You’re supposed to make people smarter and more informed.  Instead you read what people write on Twitter and write headlines like you’re a 45 year old dad who wants to be “cool” enough to relate to his teenage daughter.

You suck.  That is all.

Not a Real Name, Part 2

Some mine disaster happened today, which I guess is sad, but then again, it’s a hugely risky job.  What’s really sad is that the news will broadcast it all day since people want to wallow in other people’s despair, but I digress.

So, I’m watching the news and they interviewed a former miner from whatever mine exploded in West Virginia or something.

And his real name was Homer Hickam.

A miner.

From West Virginia.

That’s amazing.  I couldn’t even make up a better name for a miner from West Virginia.