PETA’s Got Their Panties All in a Wad…Again

January 29, 2010

Yes folks, this time it’s over the long-standing tradition in Punxsutawney, PA. You know the one, where the little groundhog pokes his head out of the ground to determine how much winter we have left.  apparently, they believe it is cruel to poor Punxsutawney Phil because groundhogs

become stressed when they are exposed to large, screaming crowds; flashing lights from perhaps hundreds of cameras; and human handling.

And no they are not kidding.  Good grief, if the little guy gets so stressed out, just give him some Xanax, and let him do his thing. I mean that usually works for people right? Instead PETA believes the live groundhogs should be replaced with, get this, animatronic ones. Seriously? I mean how is a robot groundhog going to get scared of his shadow? I can’t handle another 6 weeks of winter, EVERY SINGLE YEAR! Great, now I’m stressed out. I need the Xanax.

 -Johanna

PS: Cross-posted at POWIP


SOTU+Drinking Games=FUN!

January 27, 2010

Apparently all the cool kids are doing it. Hey it doesn’t take much to convince me.  I’m totally down. I would just graciously add a few more suggestions.

  • Do a shot of tequila every time Obama looks from the right teleprompter to the left teleprompter, and back.
  • When Nancy Pelosi blinks, take a shot of Botox ( I understand Botox is not alcohol, but still addicting none the less, so it should count).
  • Every time Obama uses the pronouns I or me, just sip your brew (he will do this a lot, so I can go easy on you for this one. I mean we don’t want you totally wasted in just the first 10 minutes).

I think if we indulge in these drinking games, Obama may get the hopeful response from all of us that he wants. Because I don’t know about you, but alcohol puts me a GREAT mood. “I love everyone, and America is awesome! Yeah!”  At least momentarily. Tomorrow morning, well that will be an entirely different story.

-Johanna

PS. Here’s a whole bunch more. HuffPo with a sense of humor. Never thought I’d see the day.


Lest He Forget

January 25, 2010

Obama’s love of Teleprompter  extends even into the elementary schools, lest he forget (his words of course). God forbid he make a tragic mistake in front of the children, you know, like misspelling p-0-t-a-t-o-e, err p-o-t-a-t-o. The media would never let him live it down.

-Johanna

PS: Another great post by Lori Z here.


Sarah Palin’s Version of Vintage-1800’s Style?

January 25, 2010

Sarah! You know I love you, but I just have to ask, what were you thinking? I mean, if you want people to take you seriously, looking like someone from Little House on the Prairie isn’t the way to do it.  As a self-proclaimed somewhat stylish fashionista myself (just ask my friends) I hate to admit that I now question your judgement  based solely on THAT choice of do. And PS, what did you do to your stylist to make her/him hate you so much?  Take my advice, and please get a new one, after all image is everything. God forbid you give the looney left another reason to criticize.

h/t @infobee’s twitter feed

-Johanna


Olby: A Vile, Hypocritical, Affected, Prevaricating, Self-Absorbed, Drama Queen

January 25, 2010

 

Yep, I think that pretty much sums it up.

Two things: Number 1) last week Olby made these comments on the seemingly pro-corporate Supreme Court ruling.

Hey Olby, last I checked the little news organization for which you pontificate was owned by one of your so-called EVIL corporations, General Electric. Conflict of interest much? Hmmmmm.

Number 2) I’ll just let John Stewart explain. 

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Finally, I couldn’t do a post on Olbermann without including one of my favorite SNL vids of all time. 

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-Johanna

PS: I know this post is a little behind, but hey, I’ve had a crazy busy weekend. I hate when real life gets in the way of blogging.


Republican? Senator Scott Brown

January 22, 2010

I’ve been trying to avoid politics since Christmas.

Its true.

But I’m back to talk to you about Scott Brown.

It’s all about Money. (and maybe good looks) Otherwise, why elect Scott Brown? In fact, fiscally-conservative is the only way he seems to qualify as a republican at all (he does say he’ll vote against national health care). Socially, I would say he’s a moderate to liberal. (his Issues section on his web-site)

He’s pro-choice, and favors states to decide individually on gay marriage, so what gives?

While republicans hold him up as a poster boy for his party, I’m continuing to wonder, as I have since McCain lost the election, where does the republican party stand? Does it care about the issues anymore? or just trying to get another guy who will stamp an R by his name in the senate?

SO with this win, yes, its a Republican in Ted Kennedy’s former seat, but while you all cheer and get so excited, you guys might pause to think what Republicans are agreeing to. What precedent are you setting?

It seems 2010 will be an interesting year, watching the Republican party lay down some of its hardest-fought fights to claim back some power, but I can’t help but wonder at what cost?

I’m just curious.


My Fair Lady, Ms. Bachmann

January 21, 2010

In a radio interview yesterday, Michelle Bachman was debating none other than the old turncoat Arlen Specter. As it turns out, while Ms. Bachmann was verbally eating him for lunch (it’s amazing how powerful true convictions are) the best retort Arlen could muster was “I’m going to treat you like a lady, now act like one.” And do what, shut the hell up? Seriously, Arlen,  I mean I know you’re like 100 or something but this isn’t the 1800’s anymore. Do you REALLY want to go there? I guess so seeing how he has tried to belittle another strong woman before. So, if that’s the case, what I would LOVE to know is this, what IS Arlen’s definition of a lady? Oh wait, I know the answer; she is obviously someone of magnificent character, reserved and vulnerable,  like, you know, Olympia Snowe, or even Michelle Obama.  Maybe she is a lady full of grace both inwardly and outwardly as demonstrated time and again by the Queen of Botox, Nancy Pelosi. I know none of them would dare put Arlen in his place or God forbid, speak when they shouldn’t.

Now, of course, I fully expect our feminist friends in the MSM to rise up in disgust at the unbelievably decrepit and sexist comments uttered by the senator…yeah right. I’m sure they will just flippantly shrug it off as a senior moment, a simple slip of the tongue. Good thing he’s not a Republican, like George Allen or his career would be over faster than you could put “lipstick on a pig.”

-Johanna

PS: Check out this post at POWIP!