Pissing Off Canadians

There are few things that piss off Canadians (right Krista?)

1. American Beer
2. Messing with hockey or anything associated with it

The CBC had a license agreement to use the familiar Hockey Night in Canada theme song. It ran out recently:

The “Hockey Night in Canada” theme song, a mainstay of Canadian households for 40 years and often thought of as the unofficial second national anthem, may have launched its final hockey game, according to the company that controls use of the song.

The tune, which has opened the Canadian Broadcasting Corp’s Saturday night National Hockey League broadcasts since the late 1960s, will not be renewed as the broadcaster has chosen to move in a new direction, said John Ciccone, president of Copyright Music & Visuals.

This is not funny and I hope it is a joke. The Hockey Night in Canada theme song is as ubiquitous as Don Cherry and hockey itself! Canadians will hate this.

More Hazing at Gitmo

Another GOP outrage, this time Dana Rohrabacher discussing our behavior in Gitmo:

ROHRABACHER: They seem like more like pranks, hazing pranks from some fraternity than some well-thought-out policy of how do you torture someone and get information from them. […]

I will have to tell you, when most people hear the word “torture,” which has been bandied around here, I don’t believe that they think of it as holding a growling dog near somebody but not the growling dog — you know, it’s one thing to have the growling dog eating someone’s leg or arm versus — which is absolute torture. It’s another thing to have a growling dog around, or putting panties on someone’s head, or discussing — telling him he had repressed homosexual tendencies in his presence. I mean, I’m sorry, these are acts of humiliation.

First, can we get Sen. McMavericky “Torture Is Wrong” Straight talk Express on the record on this?

Second, the Republican platform and brand has already been repeatedly described as toxic the last few months, and it appears that just isn’t good enough for some of these wingnuts. Apparently they want to really push the limit, and I suspect that torture and violations of the Geneva Convention will not be enough to prove how tough we are, and by November these jackasses will be running on a platform of child rape and puppy murder.

No One Could Have Predicted

This would happen:

Hours before the polls closed Tuesday in the final two Democratic presidential primaries, the Republican National Committee began circulating a video of Hillary Clinton questioning Barack Obama’s qualifications to be commander-in-chief, and acknowledging John McCain has this important presidential credential.


“And I think it is imperative that each of us be able to demonstrate we can cross the commander-in-chief threshold. And I believe I have done that. Certainly, Senator McCain has done that. And you will have to ask Senator Obama with respect to his candidacy.”

The RNC posted the video on YouTube early Tuesday afternoon, just as Obama was on the verge of locking up the Democratic nomination and speculation heated up about Clinton being his running mate.

Tonight, South Dakota and Montana Democrats hold the final two contests of the primary season. Obama is expected to secure the support of enough delegates to claim the party’s presidential nomination as early as tonight, and but no later than the end of this week.

An RNC official tells CNN to expect to see more of Republicans highlighting Clinton’s critical comments of Obama as the campaign now turns to the general election phase.

“We will use it repeatedly,” the official said.

Thanks, Hillary!

But then again, she doesn’t care. This is all about her.

Black Guys Got It Easy


On the June 2 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio program, while discussing Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy, Rush Limbaugh asserted that the Democratic Party was “go[ing] with a veritable rookie whose only chance of winning is that he’s black.” As Media Matters for America noted, Limbaugh said on his May 21 broadcast that “Barack Obama is an affirmative action candidate” and asserted during his May 14 broadcast that “[i]f Barack Obama were Caucasian, they would have taken this guy out on the basis of pure ignorance long ago.”

Finally! I am so relieved to see that finally someone in the media is speaking “truth to power” (blech I hate that phrase, even sarcastically) for the poor, under-privileged Geraldine Ferraro sect.


Whiny-ass-titty-baby Bill Kristol uses his valuable NY Times real estate to bitch about Obama not mentioning the military in his commencement address at Wesleyan last week.

I have to admit, I watched the speech, and I didn’t see that criticism coming. And if military service is so great (and I thought it was), how come Kristol never served? Or is that just for the proles?

I bet the NY Times sure is proud they chose Kristol. I think every great newspaper needs a full-fledged propagandist on the op-ed pages.