Monday, October 17, 2011

October Fish Wrap

Cain Leads UnAble

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain is now leading President Barack UnAble by a slender 3 point margin in the latest Rasmussen poll.

Obama Says No, Yes

Campaign pepper coursing through his veins, President Barack Obama has announced that he is against the repeal of his health laws long term CLASS Act (don’t ask), despite the prior announcement by his government that the program was dead in the water, according to The Hill.

Demagogueing The Dirt

There are two governing plans before the American people President Barack Obama told a group of people who had come to hear the president spread sweetness and light on the campaign trail:

"My plan says we’re going to put teachers back in the classrooms, construction workers back to work. Tax cuts for small businesses, tax cuts for hiring veterans, tax cuts if you give your workers a raise – that’s my plan.

"The Republicans plan, boils down to this: Dirtier air, dirtier water, less people with health insurance.”
Republicans Eupeptic Despite Presidential Thrashing

The Washington Times, pointing to a recent CNN-ORC poll, reports that 62 percent of self-identified Republicans were extremely or very enthusiastic about voting for president, while only 48 percent of Democrats said the same thing.

Sarandon Calls Pope Nazi

Offhandedly --so it’s kind of OK -- actress Susan Sarandon, fresh from occupying New York with a bunch of malcontented students who are calling upon Wall Street to forgive their student loans, let loose a Zeusian thunderbolt at the current pope:

“That last comment was somewhat offhanded. She was discussing her 1995 film ‘Dead Man Walking,’ based on the anti-death-penalty book by Sister Helen Prejean, a copy of which she sent to the pope.

"’The last one,’ she said, ‘not this Nazi one we have now.’”
When her interlocutor, fellow actor Bob Balaban, “gently tut-tutted” her, Ms. Sarandon “only repeated her remark,” according to Newsday.
Ms. Sarandon was gently reproved by “Pet Rock” (don’t ask) political analyst Rafer Guzman:

“Of all the places on largely Catholic Long Island, perhaps only in the Hamptons could Sarandon get a laugh with such a comment. She may have only used ‘Nazi’ to mean ‘dictatorial’ or ‘cold,’ but it's a dangerous word for public figures to throw around. In Cannes, after the director Lars von Trier randomly and jokingly called himself a Nazi, the French festival banned him and demanded an apology. He has since stopped talking to the media.”

Chavez To Meet His Maker

And on a sadder note, Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan tyrant, has about two years to get his papers in order, according to a report in Fox News:

“Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez likely has less than two years to live, his former doctor said, as the ailing firebrand traveled to Cuba for a checkup following cancer treatment.”
It is not known whether Ms. Sarandon considers Mr. Chavez a Nazi. He certainly is a corker of a dictator.


Mel Forgiven

And finally, someone in Hollywood --though not the effervesant  Ms. Sarandon -- has forgiven Mel Gibson, according to the authoritative Pop Blend (don't ask).
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