Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ben Stein has lost his mind

These comments have to do with IMF head and indicted sexual assailant Dominique Strauss-Kahn:
- Former Nixon speechwriter and Ferris Bueller teacher Ben Stein on the arrest of DSK: Stein: "People accuse other people of crimes all of the time. What do we know about the complainant besides that she is a hotel maid? ... How do we know that this woman's word was good enough to put Mr. Strauss-Kahn straight into a horrific jail?"
- Self-proclaimed French intellectual, journalist, and philosopher Bernard-Henry Levi Levy: "I do not know -- but, on the other hand, it would be nice to know, and without delay -- how a chambermaid could have walked in alone, contrary to the habitual practice of most of New York's grand hotels of sending a 'cleaning brigade' of two people, into the room of one of the most closely watched figures on the planet."
One rapist and two massive douchebags.  This represents the further decline of Ben Stein into buffoonery also known as Fox News Contributor.
Somebody has to win the nomination.  In a recent AP poll of likely Republican primary voters, 45% indicated they were not satisfied with the current selection of Presidential candidates.  Not satisfied with Mitt Car Salesman Romney, Herman Insane Cane, Rick Head Up His Santorum, Tim Yawn Plenty Pawlenty, Gary Who the Hell Johnson, Jon Worked for Obama Huntsman, and Michelle Batshit Bachmann.  Things are so desperate I hear Giuliani’s name being raised and there’s even a We Want Jeb The Good Son Bush movement getting underway.  Are they really that scared of Obama?
Thankfully the system worked in Tennessee.  After 16 months of rallies and court hearings, the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro will soon start construction on a future mosque.  Two takeaways: If a mosque can be built in Tennessee there is hope for us after all, and now we can answer the question how far away is far away enough to build a mosque from ground zero; 880 miles.
I don’t agree with Republican strategist Mike Murphy often, but he was spot on when he said this about Mitch Daniels dropping out of the GOP race due to family concerns: “There is an old rule in politics, if you’re going to run, make sure your wife will vote for you.”  Priceless.
If Paul Ryan (R-WI) and the Republican Party’s Boy Genius on all things budget and Medicare related were truly courageous he would have included tax increases as part of his deficit reduction plan.  Now I will give him credit for raising the issue of Medicare reform knowing that it was political dynamite, but to imply that Grandma or Grandpa will be empowered to buy healthcare on the open market is as insulting as it is ludicrous.
Jon Huntsman seems like a nice guy, but everybody has a clip in their closet which could kill a campaign.  In Huntsman’s case it is from 2008: “In a world of artificiality, we are looking for originality, we are looking for authenticity, for a rebel, a renegade,” he yells at the camera. “We are looking for Sarah! We are looking for a beacon of light to show us the way…We are looking for Sarah… Sar-ah! Sar-ah!”  America thanks Jon Huntsman for participating in the 2012 presidential contest and wishes him the best of luck in his future endeavors. 
Memo to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: When you want to prop up your 32% approval rating at home I suggest you find a different punching bag than our President.  I love Israel, but I won’t accept you coming to MY country and insulting MY President.  And I am sure you are smart enough to know the BILLION reasons why that is a stupid thing to do.

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