"Republican Congressman Phil Hinkle, who voted to ban gay marriage, was caught propositioning a male prostitute. Hinkle said, 'Well, I wasn’t going to marry him.'" – Conan O'Brien
"Michelle Bachmann paid $30 each for 6,000 voting tickets in Iowa and got 4,800 votes, so 1,200 people stole her $30. It’s funny that someone who doesn’t believe in government handouts paid 6,000 people to vote for her." – Jimmy Kimmel
"President Obama is touring the country in a bus, because nothing inspires hope in the economy like the president riding in a bus." – Jimmy Kimmel
The two opinion pieces I have linked at the top of this post is to Charles Krauthammer's tired reciting of the conservative talking points against Barack Obama, while accusing Obama of doing the same to them, and Greg Sargent's piece also criticizing Krauthammer. Charles is one of those writers that should have retired about 10 years ago, and is just typing it in...
A new kindler, gentler crackdown on the old dissidents has been taking place in Tehran, going back and re-arresting those who were jailed before, and often passing sentence on them and hanging them without public acknowledgment. The problems that Iran and Syria faces is that the old school dictator-style way of ruling worked well when most of the population was uneducated and had little exposure to the world outside of their villages. That the people of Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen and Bahrain all wanted the same kind of freedoms and human rights is a condemnation of that style of ruling, and hopefully, the Middle East can transition into a more liberal, peaceful way of life before the famine and droughts take hold... Of course, it may take people starving to death to get the Syrian government to put down their guns and help pick up the plow. The Shabob learned this cruel lesson in Somlia, they didn't have it in them to shoot and kill starving children, o they have let in the relief organizations, content to let the local warlords steal 80% of the food and sell it in the marketplace instead of giving it away to starving citizens. After all, I'm sure that Ayn Rand would approve, right?