Things I love about America, right now.
(Some of them are dead.)
So You’re Staying Up To Watch The US Election.
Of course, we may not know the results til next October. Or not for years. (Jill Stein will not win, but if Obama loses, is as likely to be blamed for Romney’s “victory” as Ralph Nader was blamed for George W. Bush’s “win”.)
It might be President Obama’s biggest broken promise: closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay.
But it might be former President Obama’s biggest regret: not cleaning up US elections in 2009.
On Thursday night the BBC allowed Question Time to be primarily about the US elections, with Colleen Graffy speaking for the Republicans and Jerry Springer actually sounding more left-wing than a Democrat ever would.
Neither Colleen Graffy nor Jerry Springer, who are white, mentioned anything about the elephant.
From Cracked.com, 5 Random Factors That Determine Whether You Succeed in Life:
So then things took a turn for the oddly specific. Black men who had rounder faces were perceived to not only earn more money but have higher positions within their companies. The crazy part was that those ridiculous predictions were right! The black guys with baby faces really did earn more money than their black counterparts who were more facially chiseled. Can you guess why? If your answer started with an “r” and rhymed with “fascism” if “fascism” had a long “a” sound, then you’re right. One of the researchers put it this way:
To function effectively as an African-American male in the U.S. it helps to have a disarming mechanism.
For almost 12 cringeworthy minutes, Eastwood engaged in a clunky, awkward and depressing debate with “Invisible Obama,” who viewers were encouraged to believe was sitting on a cheap stool stage left.
A few short hours after the speech, a Twitter @InvisibleObama emerged, tweeting “…”. That was retweeted more than 4,200 times. Dirty Harry is responsible for getting an ellipses retweeted more than 4,200 times.
Barack Obama will be a two-term President.
How do you know?
Because he came out in support of same-sex marriage two days ago.
Yes, well. Let me explain.
Barack Obama and David Cameron have little in common. But they are politically on the same page. Continue reading