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And that statement in and of itself is a sad commentary on our desperation for heroes these days.
I will give him this. At least he grabbed a beer instead of an automatic weapon, but is that really enough to award him “hero” status? Say hello to your newest reality star,
. I fully expect to be seeing him strutting his stuff next season on “Dancing With the Stars, ” following a camp-out with Sarah and Kate, of course. America
Frankly, I like my heroes just a little bit less creepy looking.
A true American hero…
Annie Oakley was born 150 years ago Friday. She could split a card in two edge-wise with a single shot from 30 paces, shoot cigarettes out of her husband’s mouth and dimes out of the air. And she didn’t need an AK-47 either.
Back then she toured with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, earning a modest income as an entertainer. Today she’d have endorsement contracts from Nike and Gatorade.
Annie traveled around the world, becoming
I’d like to think we’d have been friends.
And since the theme this week seems to be heroes…
I think we can all agree that there may be no greater heroes than the 9/11 responders who ran into those burning buildings and then sifted through the toxic rubble for weeks in search of survivors and fallen comrades. No Gatorade endorsements for them. Just lingering, chronic health problems born from their bravery.
This week Republicans nixed a bill that would pay for their medical care. And why? Because it was going to be paid for by closing a tax loophole that had allowed foreign multi-national corporations in tax-haven countries to avoid paying taxes on income earned in the
In other words, closing down those Cayman Island P.O. Boxes. U.S.
The Republicans chose to protect their corporate cronies and give the big “fuck you” to the 9/11 heroes. Why am I not surprised? And for that reason they deserve this week’s “Steaming Pile of Shit” award.
While we’re on the subject of feces (because I’m nothing if not the master of the segue)…
Road rage took a particularly nasty turn this week when a
No word on if the baby was still wearing the diaper at the time.
And because I seem to be on a roll here…
First “anchor babies” and now “terror babies.” For all their professing to be the party of “family values,” the right-wingers sure seem to be piling a lot of hate on babies these days. Their latest Faux News-induced delusion goes something like this:
One has to wonder what the hell is in their Kool-Aid.
And finally, some real terrorists...
From “Funny Or Die,” a BP Oil executive sends condolences to the oil spill victims.
Comments are the lime in my tequila…