Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Olbermann Interviews Dan Savage About 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Olbermann examines Obama's "stonewalling" of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." In the words of Dan Savage:

"He's the president. He doesn't have to blink out distress signals. He can issue orders."

Al Franken's Victory Speech

Al Franken, who has somehow managed to keep his sense of humor through his grueling fight for his Senate seat, spoke to supporters today after Norm Coleman's concession.

NYC Council Members Walk Out on Michael Jackson Moment of Silence

Some members of the city council weren't buying the Michael Jackson moment of silence. Councilman Lew Fidler said:

"I’m the chairman of the Youth Services Committee in the Council and the man was probably a serial pedophile, may have well died of a drug overdose... What exactly is it that we’re exalting?”

Norm Coleman Concedes to Al Franken


More Teabagging to Occur on July 4th!

Fox News is promoting a second round of Tea Parties for this July 4th weekend. Because what better time to protest against your own government than on the most patriotic day of the year?

"I think the tea party movement is going to get bigger and bigger and stronger and stronger as time goes on."

Al Franken Still the Winner of the 2008 Minnesota Senate Election

The Minnesota Supreme Court has unanimously named Al Franken the winner of his Senate election against Norm "Sore Loser" Coleman. But does this mean that Franken gets to be a senator now?

"It's not over is it?"

Jeff Goldblum Claims That He's Not Really Dead

Tweeting that random celebrities have died is the new inserting secret backwards messages into rock albums. Jeff Goldblum appeared on the Colbert Report (he's a regular now) to refute the Twitter and New Zealand TV reports that he fell off of a cliff.

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Obama Interrupted by Quacking Cell Phone

If you're going to interrupt the president with your cell phone, don't make it such a stupid ringtone.

Iraqis Celebrate U.S. Troop Withdrawal

I guess they wouldn't be that upset that we just left altogether, right?

Manu Dibango's 'Soul Makossa'

In this week's New Yorker, Kelefa Sanneh eulogizes Michael Jackson by writing about the man who inspired (or wrote, depending on how you look at it) the “Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa” refrain from "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'." Here's a great video of Dibango performing his "Soul Makossa" live. Just another reminder of the many musical influences that contributed to Jackson's magical sound.

Jon Stewart Celebrates Bernie Madoff's Sentencing

As all good Jews around the world, Jon Stewart seems to have enjoyed the Madoff sentencing.

"The mansion and the fur? God is dead."

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