Friday, January 21, 2005

More Unbelievable Headlines

I'll write another entry soon, but these are just too good to pass up:

Poll: Nation split on Bush as uniter or divider - With all due respect to 50% of the country, if the other 50% doesn't agree with them about the President, by definition, he's not a uniter. I don't make this stuff up. I mean, deciding whether he has united us isn't something you can determine by a majority rules poll.

From Fox News ("We Report, You Baaaa, er, Decide"): A pop-up that says, Let everyone – your friends, family and even liberals – know you're proud to be living in Bush Country!. It's a T-shirt (or a poster or a mouse pad) with a county-by-county map colored red and blue to show the geographical results of the 2004 election. "You can win every argument with your liberal friends - just wear Bush Country and point to the map!" Despite the fact that approximately 50% of the country lives in the fwe blue counties and that the majority of the red counties are devoid of human life, this now absolves Bushies of having to think (phew!)

County MapCounty Cartograph
(size by population)

Christians issue gay warning on SpongeBob video - Hey, if you want to debate whether a fictional character (Spongebob Squarepants, Bert & Ernie) is gay, fine. Hey - debate whether a real person is gay (Abe Lincoln, Jennifer Garner). When it comes to gossip, I can't get enough. But what's with the "warning"? Are these people so insecure with themselves and their parenting skills that they think cartoons will make their children enjoy anal sex? Just another example of right-wing scare tactics to keep the herd from straying.


Gregory Walters said...

the majority of the red counties are devoid of human life, this now absolves Bushies of having to think ..........

This is so great! Your entire blog demonstrates yet again why the Democrats do not get it. I search in vain for how you or your lib friends would improve on things. I see the typical liberal ranting....everything is the fault of the mean old conservatives. Tell me sir, can anyone in your party tell the country how *they* would fix things, without resorting to name-calling?

I didn't think so.

One of those red state morons...guess I need to resign from MENSA.

Scott said...

Gregory, I appreciate your comments. Please be assured that most educated people in this country, and I'm sure you're included, have plenty of ideas for improving the nation. My post wasn't about that and despite your contention, it didn't blame everything on "the mean old conservatives". I was merely pointing out a misleading ad for a propaganda tool with a faulty argument that is geared towards people with either little comprehension or little conern of our electoral system works.
If you want to call yourself a moron, by no means let me stop you, but don't put words in my mouth. If you want to discuss real issues, I would look forward to learning your viewpoint.