Late Night Open Thread: Dum Dum Dum, Dum Dum!

Good evening!

I still am unable to bring myself to write about all the horrible things I read in the news today. From Egypt passing laws that will make necrophiliacs rejoice, to the House passing Cispa and Rush calling Hillary just a Secretary, and the GOP holding preventive care hostage in the student loan wars…and other things to depressing to mention!

So I wanted to post something light tonight.  Earlier today, Boston Boomer mentioned the story of Joseph Smith, the guy who founded the Mormon religion. So I thought I would link to South Park’s take on the subject. (And as you watch it, remember this is not made up! For although it seems to be a joke, the stuff about the angel and the forest and the rest is true.)

The link to the full episode is here:

All About Mormons (Season 7, Episode 12) – Full Episode Player – South Park Studios

And if you do not have time to watch it, you can see the first part of the Song of John Smith here:

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Joseph Smith: Part 2 (Season 7, Episode 12) – Video Clips – South Park Studios

Joseph Smith: Part 3 (Season 7, Episode 12) – Video Clips – South Park Studios

Joseph Smith: Part 4 (Season 7, Episode 12) – Video Clips – South Park Studios

I agree with BB, this religion is like Scientology. Which, by the way, also got the South Park treatment. What Scientologist Actually Believe (Season 9, Episode 12) – Video Clips – South Park Studios

Anyway, let me take a couple of moments to bring you some funny cartoons…

Oh yeah baby!

The kind of testimony I’ve been reading about is making really dislike Edwards even more.

Another Titanic Metaphor © Pat Bagley,Salt Lake Tribune,Titanic,Iceberg,1912,Social Security,Congress,Surplus, 2033, Reform

I love the one screaming, “We’re all gonna die!”
“the Nuge” caught a lot of hell when he said at an NRA rally that he will either be dead or in jail after Obama’s victory in November. He also said at the same event that “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off.” No word on whether he was wearing animal skins and wielding a stone ax.Lots of people made fun of him for his hyperbole, rightly so. The prostitute-loving Secret Service even paid him a visit. “The Nuge” defended himself on Right Wing Radio, bemoaning, “I’m a black Jew at a Nazi-Klan Rally!”

The poor guy.

The Secret Service determined that “the Nuge” was just talking out his butt. No big whoop. They concluded there was no real threat. He was just exercising his God-given right to say creepy things about a Democratic president. Very little, if anything, should happen to him. I mean, it’s not like he’s the Dixie Chicks, who said back in ‘03, “We do not want this war, this violence, and are ashamed that the President of The United States is from Texas.” That treasonous little outburst resulted in the Chicks receiving on-air death threats, being labelled as traitors, and having their music pulled from radio play. The Chicks, though, were women and should’ve known their place. Plus, they were criticizing war (America’s pastime) and a white Republican president. They deserved what they got.
You know, I have always thought the anger towards the Dixie Chicks was ridiculous, but when you put it in comparison to Nugent…it really illustrates the hypocrisy that is the GOP.
This is an open thread….

15 Comments on “Late Night Open Thread: Dum Dum Dum, Dum Dum!”

  1. RalphB says:

    A new museum opened today on the campus of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan.

    It is the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia. The collection is pretty shocking, most shocking is the realization that they’ll need to add a new wing just to collect and display the fresh crap that wingnutopia is creating in this election year.

  2. Oh and the link to the depressing news, I am glad the senate did the right thing, it is just sad that the only ones who voted against the domestic violence act was all, yes all, the male GOP Senators.

  3. quixote says:

    What great cartoons! Where’d you find them? They’re so good, I had to find someone to read them aloud to!

  4. Alright, this has got me so pissed off that I am getting offline before I really loose it!

    Woman in Jail for Shooting at Abusive Husband: Why Didn’t Stand Your Ground Laws Apply to Her? | Civil Liberties | AlterNet

    According to a blogsite pleading her case, in 2010, Alexander found herself in a violent confrontation with her husband. Her husband already had a history of abuse towards her and other women in the past, causing Alexander to place an injunction for protection against violence on him.

    On this day in particular Alexander says that her husband, unprovoked, assaulted her in the bathroom of her home. She managed to get out of his grasp and ran to her car in the garage to leave, but realized that she didn’t have her keys. She was also unable to open the garage door to get out because of a mechanical malfunction.

    At this point, she was very fearful for her life, but knew that she had to at least get her cell phone to call for help. That’s when she grabbed a gun, for which she had a concealed weapon permit. When she walked back into the kitchen area, she saw her husband again, who was supposed to be leaving through another door with his two sons (her stepsons). When he saw her, she says he screamed “bitch, I’ll kill you” and charged at her. She then pointed her weapon at the ceiling, turned her head and shot in the air. That scared her husband off.

    But, he promptly called the police and told them that she shot the gun at him and his sons. She was taken to jail where she has been sitting ever since.
    Alexander has been trying to use Florida’s Stand Your Ground laws to defend her actions, but to no avail. A judge ruled that Alexander was actually in the wrong, saying that she could have exited to safety through one of the other doors or windows in the house instead of crossing paths with her husband in the kitchen.

    “I am a law abiding citizen and I take great pride in my liberty, rights, and privileges as one,” pleads Alexander on the blogsite telling her story. ” I have vehemently proclaimed my innocence and my actions that day. The enigma I face since that fateful day I was charged through trial, does the law cover and apply to me too?”


  5. bostonboomer says:

    If only Paul Ryan and the gang would abandon ship, maybe we could get on with the recovery.

  6. Tim says:

    I’ve been wanting an opportunity to post a link to this pic since Romney came on the scene.

    I think it describes to us non-Mormons what Mormonism is perfectly.

    • That does sum it up…but where is the part about the anniversary re-release in 3D?

      • Tim says:

        Romney is planning that for this winter, if he wins the election, but only if he wins. It’ll be with him in the lead role and it’ll end with a bunch of poor people, a bit like a vice versa version of Robin Hood.

    • dakinikat says:

      roflmao … I think the fact that most of the stuff was written by folks with severe mental problems seems to account for a lot too