Pointless Controversy Drives Addled Blogger to Bash Beloved Superhero

You know what? We really don’t care what Rick Santorum said about the lack of American History requirements at University of California campuses. We really don’t care that he got the claim from a Wall Street Journal op-ed, which based it on a wingnut academic report, which is wrong because the University of California does require American History.

We really don’t care, because after chasing it all down, and realizing that it’s barely a third-rate Santorum Outrage! to begin with, all we want to do is hit Spider-Man with a stick.

Which nobody should want to do. Even after the third movie.

Give us a hug, Spider-Man. And cough up the fucking candy before we change our mind.

14 comments:

8:17 am • Tuesday • April 3, 2012

I think it’s time to offer obeisances to mellbell and Lefty for beating the competition in the Stinque or Swim pools like a piñata.

All hail our overlords.

8:28 am • Tuesday • April 3, 2012

It’s not like any of Santorum’s crowd or Ricky poo himself read US America history.

@Walking Still:
Yes, yes. Congrats to the ladies.

For the 3rd year in a row, I’ve been screwed by Kansas.

8:42 am • Tuesday • April 3, 2012

@ManchuCandidate: What’s the Matter with Kansas indeed.

9:39 am • Tuesday • April 3, 2012

It’s too early for me to count how many courses were offered this semester at Kal that involve U.S. History. Of course, teaching a class like this probably runs counter to whatever Mrs. Frothy Mix has been brainwashing their home-skooled kids (OMG! More than just memorizing dates?!?):

Spring 2012 – Undergraduate Lower Division
7B: The United States from Civil War to Present

This course is an introduction to the history of the United States from the Civil War to the present. It is also an introduction to the ways historians look at the past and think about evidence. Rather than a matter of memorizing names and dates, history is about framing the truest and most complete stories we can to explain wide ranges of human experience. Although this course will touch on many subjects, it will track three main narrative lines. One, from the abolition of slavery to the election of Obama, will trace changing regulations of and ideas about race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and other cultural and political markers of identity. The second, the rise and fall of industrial society, will examine major economic transitions, as the fulcrum of U.S. economic life shifted from agriculture to industry and then to services. The third, from Sand Creek and Little Bighorn to 9-11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, will focus on the rise and uses of American power in the world. Lectures, readings, discussions, films, and writing assignments (and, yes, midterm and final exams) will stress various parts of these stories and also sharpen critical reading, interpretation, research, and writing skills.

10:06 am • Tuesday • April 3, 2012

FLOTUS Fashion TJ:

Thoughts on Shelley Oh!’s shiny tight jeans jeggings for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choices Awards?

10:59 am • Tuesday • April 3, 2012

@SanFranLefty:
I was about to ask what’s the deal with the drapes on her hips… I didn’t realize it was her shirt.

11:05 am • Tuesday • April 3, 2012

@SanFranLefty: Honey, no.

11:22 am • Tuesday • April 3, 2012

@Mistress Cynica and ManchuCandidate: About the only positive thing I can say about the outfit is at least there wasn’t any visible camel toe.

Her hair and makeup looked good, though.

12:12 pm • Tuesday • April 3, 2012

Cat Fans Go Wild LEXINGTON, Ky. — One man was wounded by gunfire early Tuesday in Lexington, numerous small fires were set and dozens were arrested as thousands celebrated Kentucky’s win over Kansas to claim another NCAA title, authorities reported.

Battalion Chief Ed Davis of the Lexington Division of Fire and Emergency Services said he saw the shooting as he was filling out paperwork on a wreck involving a fire engine. Davis said he heard yelling about 25 feet away, and one man started shooting at another. He said the gun was fired “quite a few times.”

tj/ check out what Son of RML’s school is raffling off this spring as a fundraiser:

“Dinner with Valerie & Joe Wilson. An opportunity of a lifetime! Dinner for six with former C.I.A. operative, Valerie Plame Wilson, and her husband, former U.S. Diplomat, Joe Wilson, at their Santa Fe home.”

@SanFranLefty: Apparently she left her pants at home.

12:31 pm • Tuesday • April 3, 2012

@redmanlaw: Oh dear.

1:20 pm • Tuesday • April 3, 2012

@redmanlaw: Also included is an all-expenses-paid trip to pee on Novak’s grave.

1:30 pm • Tuesday • April 3, 2012

They should have Slayer do this one instead of having the fucking Fray for the national anthem last night.

The Fray opened for U2 in Denver last May and got disrespected in their hometown. No one gave a fuck that they were there.

2:00 pm • Tuesday • April 3, 2012

@SanFranLefty: When it’s been built on Keira Knightly and you’re a real woman with, you know, hips and such as, it’s probably not going to be a good idea. That being said I’m sure it looked better in the flesh, as it were.

3:57 pm • Tuesday • April 3, 2012

@mellbell: Nude males, a burning couch, fireworks, car surfing, guns, etc. . . .

“We’ll let that one burn.”

“Shots fired.”

“We got a man down.”

“Multiple couches on fire blocking the street.”

http://deadspin.com/5898759/heres-what-kentuckys-championship-celebration-sounded-like-over-the-lexington-police-scanner

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