Beltway Confidential writes:
Mitt Romney delivered a great series of jokes at the Al Smith dinner this evening in New York City.
Both Romney and President Obama attend the 67th annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a charity gala organized by the Archdiocese of New York. The speeches traditionally feature political humor, as both candidates are invited during an election year.
They’re right, Mitt absolutely tore it up last night, and if any independent voters had a chance to see this speech, it would have added an even further layer onto the man that Democrats have been trying to portray as an evil corporate raider.
“… people seem to be very curious just as to how we prepare for the debates. Let me tell you what I do. First, refrain from alcohol for 65 years before the debate.
Second, find the biggest available straw man and then just mercilessly attack it…
Big Bird didn’t even see it coming.
And by the way in — in the spirit of Sesame Street, the president’s remarks tonight are brought to you by the letter ‘O’ and the number $16 trillion.”
Watch the speech, I guarantee you will laugh your a** off…
The debate was entertaining enough for the Mitt Romney beat down, but what happens when you turn the volume down and really bad lip readers interpret what is being said? Glad you asked…
(h/t All-American Blogger)
Normally, I wouldn’t point to anything this ignorant because it doesn’t warrant a response. But I was strangely drawn to this piece in the same way that one is drawn to a car wreck on the highway.
Here we have a Huffington Post column claiming that not only is global warming real, but that it is apparently racist.
Who knew global warming was a Tea Partier?
H/t Weasel Zippers:
This summer 34,500 people were forced to evacuate their homes in my home state of Colorado. I watched as a dozen wildfires raged through the state with some contained in days or weeks, while others are still not extinguished.
The extremely hot weather, dry climate and dramatically reduced water supply that all led to the wildfires are part of a pattern that has been unfolding for more than a decade. In fact, the past 10 years have been unequivocally the hottest on record in the history of weather record keeping. But even that heat is dwarfed by what we’ve seen this year. According to the the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first six months of 2012 have been the hottest January-through-June period on record for the contiguous United States.
The national temperatures averaged “4.5 degrees above the long-term average,” the NOAA said in a statement last week.
None of this is a coincidence. It is the result of a manmade pandemic that could very well destroy the planet. It’s called climate change and it is very real and it is happening right now.
Make no mistake, this is a black issue.
The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice program has found that African Americans are at a higher risk for the short- and long-term effects of global warming. Cities will be hit harder by climate change because of what’s known as the “heat island” effect. Urban areas are covered in surfaces like asphalt and concrete that retain heat and as a result temperatures in these areas are higher, especially during heat waves.
Heat waves have stronger effects on urban populations and especially the urban poor. African Americans are more than twice as likely as whites to live in the inner city and nearly twice as likely as whites to live in poverty.
I’d like to point out to the author that the claim this is ‘a black issue’ is backed up by statements that ‘urban populations and especially the urban poor’ would be more readily susceptible to the effects of global warming.
Yet, in the paragraph before that he claims that global warming could “very well destroy the planet”.
He doubles up on that assertion later in the article saying:
This is how it starts.
It ends with seas and oceans rising to engulf entire cities, states and eventually countries.
If the planet is destroyed there Chicken Little, that would mean everyone has perished.
Which in turn would mean that global warming is very obviously NOT racially biased. After all, if the planet has been wiped out it would mean the end of blacks, whites, Hispanics, Asians, cats, dogs, goldfish, unicorns, the three little pigs, etc.
The whole premise that global warming harms blacks disproportionately is out the window.
Much like the Huffington Post’s credibility in publishing this piece…
Orville is a cat. Orville was named after the aviation pioneer, Orville Wright. Orville’s owner, clearly obsessed with aviation, decided that his dying cat’s last wish would be to fly. Wish granted.
Orville the Cat, was turned into a helicopter.
From Sky News:
An artist has turned his cat into a flying helicopter after it was killed by a car.Dutchman Bart Jansen stuffed Orville before teaming up with a radio control helicopter expert to attach propellers to each of its four paws.The cat – named after pioneering aviator Orville Wright – is now a piece of artwork. The “Orvillecopter” is on show at the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam.Jansen said his creation is “half cat, half machine”, and part of a visual art project to pay tribute to his pet.
And here’s the disturbing video…
Now Mr. Jansen, I’m quite sure your cat shared your love of aviation, because what cat doesn’t dream about flight, in between 23 hours of sleeping on the newspaper?
But I’m also fairly sure that upon his passing, his last request wasn’t to be transformed into Kitty Hawk Down.
Enjoy the weekend, folks. And try not to think too hard… like this woman.
Via The Blaze:
You don’t have to be married to squirm when you watch the following video, but if you are married, it will probably make it that much better — or worse.
Travis Chambers was recently taking a road trip with his wife Chelsea when he decided to ask her a question: If someone is traveling 80 miles-per-hour, how long does it take him to travel 80 miles? The answer may seem obvious. But Chelsea failed miserably at it, coming up with all kinds of theories, like “58 minutes.” Travis couldn’t stop from snickering.
That, however, isn’t the worst part. See, Travis recorded the whole thing and then posted it on the Internet. That’s when it went viral. Yikes!
Good luck on the next road trip, Travis.
You put him on a slingshot ride in Orlando, Florida.
Before the ride starts, he actually says, ‘I’d rather be in Afghanistan’.
His reaction, the scream of sheer terror as he yells ‘That was not a countdown!’, is absolutely hilarious. (h/t All-American Blogger)
All-American Blogger writes:
God bless both these guys. They’re awesome. Good to see them back home having a good time. Well, one of them, at least.
Bless them indeed… But watching the one guy being tortured is just too funny!
Jacob Volkmann is a mixed martial arts fighter who also works as an assistant wrestling coach at the White Bear Lake School District in Minnesota.
Recently, Volkmann cracked an obvious joke about President Obama. A relatively tame joke at that.
The lesson the school decided to teach their kids? Exercise free speech and you may pay a price. Volkmann has been suspended from his job.
Fox News has reported on the overreaction…
Jacob Volkmann, 31, of White Bear Lake, Minn., said he was placed on paid administrative leave on Friday by the White Bear Lake School District after he invited Obama to make an appointment with him for a “glass-ectomy” on Dec. 30.
“A glass-ectomy is when you cut your belly button out and put a piece of glass in there so when you have your head up your butt you can see where you’re going,” Volkmann told a reporter following his victory over Efrain Escudero at UFC 141.
If anything, Volkmann should be sent to a comedy club to work on his material. The joke is terrible.
Gene Policinski, senior vice president and executive director of the First Amendment Center, puts things in context:
“That sounds more like a vulgar remark than a threat, at least on the surface,” Policinski said of Volkmann’s “glass-ectomy” comment. “The First Amendment doesn’t mandate civility, even though we may wish it did. One person’s vulgarity is another person’s off-handed remark.”
Overreaction, or proper punishment?