Friday, April 6, 2012

Randi Rhodes: Judicial Hypocrites

It's Friday, ya bastids!

Republicans are attacking President Obama for supposedly trying to “intimidate” the Supreme Court... and it’s all in an effort to intimidate President Obama. The President wasn’t even criticizing judicial activism. He was merely quoting the arguments that Republicans have used against the Supreme Court. If what he said was out of line, it was a line out of the Republican playbook. Mitch McConnell flat out told the President to “back off.” Don’t try to be a tough guy, Mitch. You come off like a parakeet trying to pick a fight with a housecat.

Ted Nugent has weighed in on the Trayvon Martin killing. Why ask Ted Nugent about a shooting? You already know he’s going to take the side of whoever did the shooting, so why ask? It’s like asking Rush Limbaugh if he wants a slice of cheesecake. The deepest thoughts that Ted Nugent ever had are expressed in the lyrics to “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang.” I don’t care what else he has to say. Ted says that we should be ashamed that the media is convicting George Zimmerman “of cold blooded murder.” Ted, the shame isn’t that the media has convicted him—they haven’t. The shame is that cops haven’t even arrested him. Nugent added, “but I’ve got some perspective, working in law enforcement for most of my life.” Oh! Law enforcement! So that’s what you were doing on stage wearing a loincloth all those years... enforcing the law!

When the Republican Convention is held in Tampa, Florida this year, it will be illegal to have a squirt gun outside the convention hall—but perfectly legal to have a real gun. Welcome to Florida—now, duck! The state of Florida prohibits Florida towns and cities from restricting firearms. So Tampa is banning clubs, hatchets, switchblades, pepper spray, slingshots, and chains... but not guns! So if somebody comes at you with a gun, you don’t even have access to anything else to defend yourself! Well, except for another gun, of course. Heck, they’ve even banned shovels, so you can’t even bury your friend if somebody shoots them! They banned shovels? Who are they taking security precautions against—the Three Stooges? Why not also ban monkey wrenches, seltzer bottles, and cream pies?

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President Obama earlier today at the White House Forum on Women and the Economy...

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