The Stupid

05012008kosherApparently Israel has its own Michele Bachmann:

JERUSALEM (AP) — The outbreak of swine flu should be renamed “Mexican” influenza in deference to Muslim and Jewish sensitivities over pork, said an Israeli health official Monday.

Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman said the reference to pigs is offensive to both religions and “we should call this Mexican flu and not swine flu,” he told a news conference at a hospital in central Israel.

The stupid. It’s everywhere.

Bonus kosher wankery here.

Israeli Official: Swine Flu Name Offensive [AP]

“Her political ambition combined with her intelligence is much like putting a jet engine on a golf cart. You don’t know where it is gonna end up.  There’s a lot of horsepower but not a lot of steering capability.”

I think you know the one.  Just in case, there is a hint after the jump:

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I simply can’t decide:

1. Joel Pollak, Harvard Law Student.

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pipe dopeBecause if you’ve lost Joe the Plumber, you’ve lost the soul of the GOP:

Michael Steele now has another high-profile Republican publicly bashing him: Samuel “Joe The Plumber” Wurzelbacher.

At a meeting of conservative activists in Milwaukee, Mr. The Plumber had some tough words for the RNC chairman: “Unfortunately we have a chairman up there who wants to redefine conservatism; he wants to make it hip hop, put it in a new package and sell it.”

This is so much fun.

Joe the Plumber Blasts Michael Steele’s “Hip Hop” Ambitions [TPM]

this-15-minutes-needs-to-fucking-end“Joe” the “Plumber”:

I’ll be honest with you. I don’t think journalists should be anywhere allowed war. I mean, you guys report where our troops are at. You report what’s happening day to day. You make a big deal out of it. I think it’s asinine. You know, I liked back in World War I and World War II when you’d go to the theater and you’d see your troops on, you know, the screen and everyone would be real excited and happy for’em. Now everyone’s got an opinion and wants to downer–and down soldiers. You know, American soldiers or Israeli soldiers.

Reminds me of Michelle Bachman.

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