Another day, another piss-ant demonstration of feigned outrage from the right.
Have you heard about the tea party demonstrations this week, that Fox News so dunderheadedly referred to as “Teabagging”? I had to laugh, not so much at the tragedy of so many people protesting their getting tax CUT, but at Fox News coming up with a term so rooted in gay porn that no one could possibly take them seriously. Well, no one that doesn’t watch Fox News, that is. The website Gawker has a great rundown on this smirkfest.
.Presiding over his Texas delegation of teabaggers was Governor Rick Perry, who didn’t dismiss the idea over Texas seceding from the Union over this little issue. The funny part is where he seems to think that the right to secede was negotiated into the terms when they were admitted to the Union. Like the rest of his followers on this issue, he’s WRONG.
“He said when Texas entered the union in 1845 it was with the understanding it could pull out. However, according to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas negotiated the power to divide into four additional states at some point if it wanted to but not the right to secede.”Gail Collins in the New York Times made some hay about how the States yelling the loudest about government spending are also the States that are receiving the most. Further, she wonders how a crowd can stand there waving American flags and be yelling “Secede!”
I know how. Inbreeding.I say let them secede. Stevie Ray Vaughan is dead, Johnny Winter is almost there, and ZZ Top hasn’t made a decent album in years. And by seceding, they will automatically raise the collective IQ and gene pool of rest of the country. They will also spare us from having to watch the Dallas Cowboys every week. In 3 weeks the Cowboys and the Titans can play a home and home series, then meet in the Super Colossal Texas Bowl. They can have Miss Texas Two-Step crown the winner in Jerry Jones’ luxury owner’s box while the ghost of Ann Richards spoils the sheep dip and we won’t have to hear about them for the rest of the football season.
Eat, Drink & Be Harry
The trailer for the new Harry Potter movie came out and I can’t wait to see it. I know I’m a little old to be a Potter fan, but they’re just plain good family fun. Plus I get to giggle at all the religious conservatives that get their shorts in a bunch over “witchcraft” destroying our nation’s youth. After all, that's their job.
New blog “Fanhood: For Fans - By Fans” is dedicated to exploring the game experience at various ballparks around the country. On 3/31, they had a wonderful post on attending a game at Heinz Field. They’ve also covered PNC Park and Wrigley Field, which are 2 more places that are near and dear to my heart. I’m looking forward to reading about their further adventures.