Thursday, July 16, 2009

Rachel Maddow vs. Pat Buchanan on Race

In the aftermath of the Sotomayor hearings and Obama's speech to the NAACP, Rachel Maddow and Pat Buchanan threw down over the role of race in the Obama era.

Obama to NAACP: 'Gay Brothers and Sisters Still Denied Their Rights'

In a speech on the 100th anniversary of the NAACP, Obama singles out gay and lesbian citizens as victims of prejudice. Full video of the speech here.

The Irish Are Easily Offended by 'Bruno'

Here's a video of what is apparently a real recording when you call a movie theater in Ireland.

"It is that bad. It'll offend every prejudice in the book believe me. So don't come on after the film and tell us how horrible it was. One or two people have enjoyed it though."

Sen. Sessions is "Going to Do That Crack Cocaine Thing"

Senator Sessions made a startling admission to an uncomfortable witness.

Gay Penguin Divorce

I'm not sure if these two male penguins had a legal gay marriage going at the San Francisco zoo, but either way they have now split up with one going straight. Is this CNN or a weird alternate universe penguin soap opera?

Virginia Republican Threatens Use of 'Bullet Box'

Just because you say "whereas" a bunch of times, doesn't mean that you get to threaten violence against your own country. Introducing Virginia's craziest delegate candidate (I hope), Catherine Crabill.

Al Franken Confirmation Hearing Flashback

If you felt like you may have been having deja vu watching Al Franken question Judge Sotomayor, this might be why.

Judd Apatow Interviews Adam Sandler About Stand-up Comedy

This featurette for Funny People examines how Adam Sandler relearned the art of stand-up comedy for his role in the new movie.

Colbert Wants To Be Olbermann's 'Worst Person'

Colbert addresses the email that he sent to Mark Sanford. Olbermann chastised other conservative news outlets for sending emails, but let Colbert slide. Stephen was offended and "awaits his worsting."

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CNN Reports on Obama's Mom Jeans

I heard some rumblings about this yesterday, but had no idea it was a big enough story to land on CNN. Oh Jeanne Moos, you're so wacky.

Family Guy Gets a Best Comedy Emmy Nomination

Congrats are in order this morning for Seth MacFarlane who's been trying for years to nab a Best Comedy nomination for Family Guy. The show will probably lose to 30 Rock, but it's still an accomplishment. Full list of nominations here.