Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse.

It’s a banner day here at En Tequila Es Verdad. Pretty Shaved Ape from Canadian Cynic wuz here! PSA, you rock my world! Those of you who don’t know who PSA is, well, all I can say is, you’ve lived a sad, sheltered life and this must be corrected forthwith.

Now, on to Happy Hour:

Oh, how I’ve longed for this day!

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Lawmakers grilled executives from the world’s five largest publicly traded oil companies Tuesday, criticizing them for taking tax subsidies and not investing in renewable resources amid record prices for oil and gasoline.

It’s time for Congress to become Robin Hood: take our money back from the fat fuckers in the CEO’s office at those giants and put it where it belongs, namely into programs that will reduce pain at the pump. Go, Congress!

And continuing with our “it’s about fucking time!” theme, this couldn’t have happened to a more deserving bunch of dipshits:

Following up on an item from the other day, I thought it was worth noting that all three cable networks have seen their ratings go up during the presidential primaries, but among the “money demo,” Fox News is falling behind.

My gods, you mean to tell me parts of the American public are finally waking up to the fact that Fox News is nothing more than a bunch of lying, propaganda-spewing, venomous assclowns? Brilliant!

But we have a long way to go, as Digby points out:

I saw footage of Barack Obama’s trip to Altoona, PA the other day, bowling a gutterball and scoring a paltry 37 (for 7 frames, not a full game, by the way) about 10 times on cable news. I mentally checked off the points that could be made in an attack ad using that footage (“Obama’s plan for socialized medicine will throw your money right in the gutter”) but quickly
realized that
they would be superfluous when the media is already so conditioned to view political fights as personal battles among who is more manly, that they’re ready to do all the work for the Republicans…

Read the transcript of Scarborough et al blathering about how badly Barak Obama sucks at bowling, if you can stomach it, and ask yourself a very important question: Are these the opinions you trust to help you make an informed decision about your pick for leader of the free world? No? I didn’t think so.

It’s fucking bowling, people. That kind of crap doesn’t tell a person diddly shit about how good a president someone will make. I mean, a good number of people voted for Bush based on the fact he seemed a nice bugger to have a beer with, and we know how well that turned out, don’t we?

So, now that America’s finally getting clued in about Faux News, let’s hope they’ll figure out that the other mindless chatter’s just as useless. I know, I know, asking too much, right? Hey. I can but dream.

And now, one for the road: Wired Science presents you the Top 10 Creationist Discoveries of All Time.

10. T. rex ate coconuts

According to experts at the Creation Museum, our favorite predatory dinosaur would have fit right in at Whole Foods.

Yeah, you knew it was coming… APRIL FOOL’S!

Happy Hour Discurso
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    “criticizing them for taking tax subsidies”Son of a bitch, Dana. I criticize my cat for throwing up on the carpet; but guess what he did this morning? I’m sure those executives were crying over the sharp reprimand they got from lawmakers. So they went home and dried their tears on their wads of money.On a bright side, though, yes, people are becoming more aware of Fox New’s blatant bullshit. Have you ever seen the documentary, “Out Foxed?” It’s actually pretty entertaining. Whenever I feel lousy, I just flip to Fox. It always makes me laugh.

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