Friday, October 26, 2007

President Colbert?

By now you may have already heard about Stephen Colbert's announcement that he is going to run for president, as both a Republican and a Democrat, but only in his home state of South Carolina.

I find Colbert and his nightly program, The Colbert Report, hilarious - and it is high time that another fake campaign for president (such as those run by Pogo and Pat Paulsen) was conducted. We need all the humor we can get given the group we have running this time around, don't we?

But Colbert may have actual momentum! Computerworld reports that Colbert has already accumulated more than 1 million supporters on his Facebook site. They contrast this with Barack Obama's One Million Strong For Barack group which has accumulated just over 380,000 members over the past nine months.

And Colbert's campaign has caused others to speculate what might happen if federal election officials take his campaign seriously. How could anyone take it seriously when he has stated that Larry Craig might be his running mate!?!?

I guess it just goes to show that Americans love celebrity...

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Rudy Giuliani: One Scary Bastard

Of all the presidential candidates with a chance to actually win, Rudolph Giuliani is the one that scares me the most. Oh, none of the Republicans excite me, but Giuliani could actually continue the ways of the worst administration ever (that would be GW Bush's).

Why do I say this? Well, consider this piece from the New York Times. Among the many nuggets in this article is this paragraph that should send shivers down the spine of any sentient being:

Mr. Giuliani’s team includes Norman Podhoretz, a prominent neoconservative who advocates bombing Iran “as soon as it is logistically possible”; Daniel Pipes, the director of the Middle East Forum, who has called for profiling Muslims at airports and scrutinizing American Muslims in law enforcement, the military and the diplomatic corps; and Michael Rubin, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute who has written in favor of revoking the United States’ ban on assassination.

I guess I'd prefer Fred Thompson (even if he is a lazy, looney bird) to that!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Halle Nose Better Than to Try to Be Funny

Did everyone hear about the stupid Halle Berry comment that is now making the rounds as the latest "offensive" joke? Evidently she was on The Tonight Show (anyone with a mind would have been watching either Stewart or Letterman) and made a crack about Jews having long noses. Of course, she has since apologized.

Is the Jewish shnozz off limits now?