We were going to take a day off today but there are some items zipping around the internets that we just couldn’t pass up.
Over in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown — sometimes known as the Silver Fox — is reported to have accused some state legislators of holding “the notion that taxes are like some kind of sexually transmitted disease.”
What an insult! To people who actually have STDs – to have their condition compared to the minds of legislators. The report we read didn’t say whether the audience clapped.
Lord Knows: And then there was Michele Bachmann’s suggestion that God unleashed an earthquake and hurricane on Washington and the Eastern Seaboard in order to get peoples’ attention about bloated government. Said Bachmann to a campaign gathering in Florida:
“I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’ Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending.”
She was just joking, her spokespeople said later. Ha, ha.
We were also struck by Andy Borowitz’s take on former Vice President Dick Cheney’s new book:
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) – Publishing circles were abuzz today with the news that the new memoir by former Vice President Dick Cheney features a foreword by an unusual contributor: Satan.
In his introduction, the Prince of Darkness said he rarely reads political memoirs but made an exception in the case of Mr. Cheney “because we had worked so closely together in the past.”
When he began to read the Cheney manuscript, however, the Lord of Misrule said he was “surprised” by what he found.
“Quite honestly, I couldn’t put it down,” Satan wrote. “It was almost like a book I would have written myself.”
And then there was a report from our old friend, KCBS reporter Doug Sovern on Twitter:
SovernNation Doug Sovern CA State Senate cuts short SF attempt to outlaw male circumcision, by unanimously okaying bill that bars local govts from passing such bans
To which we replied: Thanks for the tip.
To which Doug responded: Sorry, it was just a snippet.
Now we really are off for a nap.