January 22, 2008

A thief can only steal from you
He cannot break your heart

Hunter S. Thompson, Self Portrait, In White Whale, Las Vegas, 1970

* Top ten conservative idiots. excerpt:

"8. Michele Bachmann

"This week's prize for getting it ass-backwards goes to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who according to Think Progress recently 'justified the conservative plan to give tax breaks to corporations - instead of working Americans - by arguing that people actually like working long hours.' Here's what she had to say:

"'I am so proud to be from the state of Minnesota. We're the workingest state in the country, and the reason why we are, we have more people that are working longer hours, we have people that are working two jobs.'

"Isn't that special? Maybe Minnesota could consider putting that fact up on their state website to attract new residents. 'Come to Minnesota! You'll work longer and harder than ever before.' Or, 'Minnesota: you'll eke out a living like nowhere else in America.'

"Mind you, with the economy going under, Michele Bachmann might need to consider some fresh ideas to make sure that Minnesota remains the 'workingest state in the country.' How about repealing some child labor laws? Or raising the retirement age to 80? Making these simple changes should mean she can keep voting for massive tax breaks for millionaires well into the 21st century."

* People are standing in line to take a picture of the Stephen Colbert portrait now at the National Portrait Gallery.

* "My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can." -- Frank Zappa


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