“I have to criticize this” of the day

Much like your Aunt Mae, I’ve been following the Zach Anner story as closely as I might follow any other bust-out, break-through internet sensation.

And much like all things FOX News, they really screwed up this interview with Anner.

Someone needs to call up FOX and let them know that when you’re interviewing a funny guy, the interviewer shouldn’t try to be funny, too, especially in the hackneyed bullshit way that jagoff attempted.

One person in a duo being funny and the other straight isn’t NEW news. Abbott and Costello. Lucille and Ricky. Turner and Hooch. It’s a formula that works, because it’s tried and true. It’s practically fucking scientific.

Take the Daily Show. Whenever the corespondents go out on interviews, they ask the interviewees to try not to be funny. The tendency is to try, but it makes for bad comedy. They will edit the interviewees’ attempts to be droll out. Only one of the people in a scene with two people should be funny or it comes off as ridiculous.

Basically, you took Zach’s act and tried to steal it from him, therefore rendering him possibly unlikeable by your audience. So thanks for dropping Zach down in possible ratings, you douchebags.

What’s this guy’s name? Steven Crowder? Steven, this message is for you. You’re a dumbass.

Palin Guilty of Major Ethics Act Violation: Must Return $386,000 in Contributions

Nearly a year after she quit her governorship of Alaska, Sarah Palin was found guilty today of another breach of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act involving her so-called Alaska Fund Trust (AFT), which she established as a private “legal defense fund” while governor.

Timothy Petumenos, independent counsel for the Alaska Personnel Board (and ironically, the same independent counsel who issued the Troopergate findings nearly two years ago while Palin was the GOP vice-presidential nominee), presented the state’s Findings, Consent Decree and Settlement Agreement this afternoon from the perfectly named Adventure Room of the Captain Cook Hotel in downtown Anchorage.

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Just to put this into perspective, take your annual income. Divide that number into $386,000. That’s how long it would take to make the amount of money that Sarah Fucking Palin will be able to pay back to the state in one fell swoop. She won’t go on a payment plan. She won’t borrow money against her mortgage. She’s got that kind of money in her back pocket.

Or maybe it’s stuffed in the tie-die shirt she’s wearing above.

What a douchebag.

What morons we are for letting people win some bizarre lottery while letting so many go without.

Top Catholic Priest Accused of Sexually Abusing His Own Sons

From Atheist Media:

A prominent Catholic priest, praised by Pope John Paul II as “an efficacious guide to youth,” Father Marcial Maciel, sexually abused not only young seminarians under his control but also abused his own children, according to a lawsuit filed today in Connecticut by a man who claims to be Maciel’s son.

In an interview to be broadcast Monday evening on ABC News Nightline, the priest’s son, Raul Gonzalez, 30, says he thought his father worked for the CIA or an international oil company, until he saw the priest’s picture in a 1997 magazine article detailing allegations of sexual abuse.
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NC gets secular billboards, residents show odd ignorance

This news clip embarrasses me. I’m from NC. I was schooled at a very conservative Christian school, and I knew damn well growing up that “under god” wasn’t in the original pledge. I would go so far as to say that I know why including “under god” in the pledge is offensive.

It seems more like a manufactured story than how the residents really feel. Or maybe I’m wishfully ignorant.

Either way, keep on perpetuating the Yeshua Fog, North Carolina.