HUMOR: Hillary Clinton needs 181% of remaining delegates
- Written by Jack Kus
"Experts agree that Clinton stands a good and improving chance of pulling out a victory in the end, given her momentum, determination, and appeal to dumb people," David Swanson of After Downing Street wrote Wednesday. -- "Like soccer moms and Jews for Buchanan before them, dumb people are shaking up this election and coming into their own as an identity group with ever rising 'self-pride.' The group intentionally avoids the term 'self-esteem' as being too difficult to spell." ...
HUMOR: 'This is your brain on hope'
- Written by Ted Weiss
This 30-second short won the "funniest ad" category in MoveOn's "Obama in 30 Seconds" contest....
NOT VERY FUNNY: George W. Bush unites historians: 98% consider him 'a failure'
- Written by Henry Adams
Historian Robert McElvaine reported on April Fools' Day that the percentage of historians who rate George W. Bush as the worst U.S. president ever in an informal poll has soared in the past four years from 12% to 61%, with 98% of them agreeing that his presidency has been "a failure." -- “No individual president can compare to the second Bush,” said one historian. -- “Glib, contemptuous, ignorant, incurious, a dupe of anyone who humors his deluded belief in his heroic self, he has bankrupted the country with his disastrous war and his tax breaks for the rich, trampled on the Bill of Rights, appointed foxes in every henhouse, compounded the terrorist threat, turned a blind eye to torture and corruption and a looming ecological disaster, and squandered the rest of the world’s goodwill. In short, no other president’s faults have had so deleterious an effect on not only the country but the world at large.” -- McElvaine concurred in the consensus, notint that "Mr. Bush inherited a sizable budget surplus and a thriving economy. By pushing through huge tax cuts for the rich while increasing federal spending at a rapid rate, Bush transformed the surplus into a massive deficit. The tax cuts and other policies accelerated the concentration of wealth and income among the very richest Americans. These policies combined with unwavering opposition to necessary government regulations have produced the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Then there is the incredible shrinking dollar, the appointment of incompetent cronies, the totally inexcusable failure to react properly to the disaster of Hurricane Katrina, the blatant disregard for the Constitution — and on and on." ...