Friday, June 29, 2012
Before leaving for his summer hiatus, Bill Maher gives Mitt Romney some advice on who he should nominate for his Vice President. And if George Zimmerman doesn't pan out, why not pick Bill Maher?
If you threaten Matt Stone and Trey Parker, you can expect to go to prison for a long time. ᔥ ArtsBeat We knew it was all over for Jerry Sandusky when he lawyer started quoting Dumb and Dumber. ᔥ Philadelphia Inquirer Mayor Mike Bloomberg, just another one of Girls' many older male fans. ᔥ NYPost Of course, Mitt Romney's Youth Outreach team doesn't have anyone in their 20's on it. ᔥ TPM Maurice Sendak was a great children's book author, but what he really wanted to do was kill George W. Bush. ᔥ Atlantic Wire What if Michael Steele shaved his mustache and nobody noticed? ᔥ ShortFormBlog Most people who work at CNN are very embarrassed that their network blew the health care ruling story. ᔥ BuzzFeed President Obama first thought his health care act had been overturned just like we did. ᔥ ABC News Ryan Lizza explains why Mitt Romney can't actually repeal Obamacare like he's been promising. ᔥ New Yorker The best part of this whole health care thing (you know, after millions of Americans getting the care they deserve) is that Sarah Palin is super depressed. ᔥ Jezebel
The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur uncovers the fifteen typos that point to a last-minute back-stab by Chief Justice John Roberts of his fellow conservatives on the Supreme Court.
ᔥ Death + Taxes
What I imagine Mitt Romney's thought process on this one was: Everyone got mad at me for saying people should borrow money from their parents to pay for their education so the only other logical option is to only get as much education as you can afford with no help from anyone else. ᔥ ThinkProgress
The first part of a new series in which John Oliver interviews fake President Herman Cain about the important issues facing our country.
Matt Lauer pushes David Axelrod to explain how the Obama campaign is going to deal with the new language of a health care "tax" as it's worded in the Supreme Court's ruling. Axelrod is right that it doesn't matter what it's called as long the penalty does what it's intended to do and both forces people who can afford it to buy health insurance and pay for those who don't if they get sick. But somehow I don't think the majority of voters are going to accept that nuanced view.
After yesterday's health care decision came down, Stephen Colbert needs to find a new favorite Supreme Court Justice.