Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Yesterday was a big day for Huckabee bringin' the crazy. First, and most frighteningly, on religion:

"I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution," Huckabee told a Michigan audience on Monday. "But I believe it's a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living god. And that's what we need to do -- to amend the Constitution so it's in God's standards rather than try to change God's standards so it lines up with some contemporary view."
Jesus Christ. (Literally.)

And on immigration:
"Every one of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 came here legally," he said, per NBC/NJ's Adam Aigner-Treworgy. "Our government welcomed them in. Well, there's a couple of things we're going to do differently. I say we ought to put a hiatus on people who come here and give them permits if they come from countries that sponsor and harbor terrorists. Let's say until you get your act in order, and we'll get our act in order."
In Huckabee's defense, he did backtrack on the immigration issue a bit. But still, he was really swinging for the fences yesterday, huh? (Let's hope that God quote goes mainstream; that's a pretty dramatic position to take, even for a former Baptist minister.)

(Also, he told Joe Scarborough this morning that "When we were in college we used to take a popcorn popper -- because that was the only thing they would let us have in the dorms -- and fry squirrels in the popcorn popper." The man's gone 'round the fucking bend.)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Legitimate national news or reasons CNN is a joke (à la McSweeney's)?


Legitimate national news: 6, 10
Reasons CNN is a joke: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9