"This is America. We must defend the principles symbolized by Lady Liberty – unless she's on the pill, in which case, she is a giant green tramp." – Stephen Colbert
"President Obama said he's set up a task force to look into high gas prices. He'd look into it himself, but he's busy working on those NCAA tournament brackets." –Jay Leno
"Rick Santorum says if elected president, he'll crack down on Internet porn. You thought he was alienating female voters with that birth control thing? Oh, guys are gonna be leaving in droves." – Jay Leno
"Yesterday Rick Santorum greeted the locals by telling them if Puerto Rico wants to become a state, they need to start speaking English. Only Rick Santorum would go to someone's native land and tell them they're speaking the wrong language." – Jimmy Kimmel
Setting yourself on fire seems to be an extreme and powerful image for us all; a young Tunisian vegetable seller lit himself aflame in protest of a beating and treatment by the police. The resulting protests spiraled into the removing of the governments in Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen, and sparked protests in Bahrain and a civil war in Syria. The governments of Morocco, Lebanon, and even Saudi Arabia made some reforms in the treatment of their civilians.
But there are indications that the world may no longer tolerate repressive regimes and totalitarian states, if the civil war in Syria,and the anti-Putin and anti-corruption protests that have been happening in Russia is an indication... Hopefully, the experiments in voting and representative governments in the Middle East will work out and help show how it can be done, and not devolve into a theocracy or more ruling by political strongmen, like in Iraq and Afghanistan and Iran. What would really help is if the Saudis would get rid of their fake royal families and stop supporting the ignorance of Wahabism. Perhaps then they wouldn't have created all of this jihad crap and Osama bin Laden, nor supplied most of the 9/11 conspirators...
The tragic fuck-up that happened in Sanford, Florida, with the shooting and killing of 17 year old Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer, has sparked outrage and protests that also seem to be growing. Sparking the outrage are the facts that the shooter, George Zimmerman, seemed to be stalking Trayvon as he was walking home from the store, carrying a cup of iced tea and a bag of skittles, and that George so far has not been arrested and charged with murder. The Sanford sheriff has had to step down until this mess gets cleared up. The company that makes skittles may have to change their advertising and catch-phrase, from Skittles: Taste the Rainbow, to