Quote of the Day

NEW RULE You can’t run for president if you don’t know how old the world is. Quizzed recently, Marco Rubio answered, “I’m not a scientist, man.” As if you have to be Galileo to Google, “How old is the earth?” And when asked his thoughts on evolution, Chris Christie said, “None of your business!” Which is what you say when someone asks you if you made a baby with the maid. Fellas, if you and your party want to be taken seriously, you don’t have to recite the collected works of Stephen Hawking — just stop regurgitating the Facebook page of Sarah Palin.

Bill Maher, NYT

Free Speech Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

From Bill Maher’s column, “Please Stop Apologizing,” NYT:

“If you see or hear something you don’t like in the media, just go on with your life.  Turn the page or flip the dial or pick up your roll of quarters and leave the booth.

“For example I find Rush Limbaugh obnoxious, but I’ve been able to coexist comfortably with him for 20 years by using this simple method:  I never listen to his program.  The only time I hear him is when I’m at a stop light next to a pickup truck.

“If we sand down our rough edges and drain all the color, emotion and spontaneity out of our discourse, we’ll end up with political candidates who never say anything but the safest, blandest, emptiest, most unctuous focus-grouped platitudes and cant.  In other words, we’ll get Mitt Romney.”

Unctuous!  That’s the word that’s been eluding me to describe Mitt.

I agree we should be tolerant of each other, but, people, can’t we all agree that mimes are really annoying?

I would also add using the fast-forward button on the remote.  I force myself to watch Sean Hannity to keep up with what he’s saying against President Obama.  But last night, he had Ann Coulter, followed by Michelle Malkin, followed by Liz Cheney.  Way too much self-righteous crazy for me from three extremely unattractive media whores, who claim to love their country, but really just love attention.  I zipped through that show in a couple of minutes.  But if others enjoy spending an hour of their lives that they’ll never get back listening to those three cackle and stir up their brew, knock yourselves out.

Note to Coulter — the hair extensions only draw more attention to your Adam’s apple.