* Cycling goes back to its unadulterated state, from Funny or Die.
* If only more Nazis had done yoga.
* The New Yorker profiles John Kerry.
* Hey North Korea, don't get your panties in a wad.
* John Hodgman gives some sage advice to writers.
* Andrew Sullivan wants to correct the myth of Stonewall.
* Chris Gethard and Bobby Moynihan write "Alf Kills Hitler."
* The middle manager's sacred oath, from McSweeney's.
* Laughspin's newest podcast discusses Chris Rock, Stephen Colbert and more.
* These gifs explain what President Obama looked back to see at his inauguration.
Tags: Adolf Hitler, Andrew Sullivan, Barack Obama, Daily Links, Funny or Die, Horatio Sanz, John Hodgman, John Kerry, Kim Jong-un, Lance Armstrong, LGBT, Nazis, North Korea, Sports, Stonewall, The New Yorker
Though Barack Obama hasn't overtly called Mitt Romney a liar for his most recent transformation from a severely conservative caterpillar to a centrist butterfly, his campaign has been adamant in pointing out Romney's inconsistencies. And the Wall Street Journal op-ed page will have none of it, because you know who else called people liars?
The Obama campaign's resurrection of "liar" as a political tool is odious because it has such a repellent pedigree. It dates to the sleazy world of fascist and totalitarian propaganda in the 1930s. It was part of the milieu of stooges, show trials and dupes. These were people willing to say anything to defeat their opposition. Denouncing people as liars was at the center of it. The idea was never to elevate political debate but to debauch it.
To keep things straight, it's important to remember a few guidelines for how the WSJ editorial page sees the world. Actual racism is non-existent, but accusations of racism are known as playing the race card. Actual lies are part and parcel of the democratic process, but accusations of lying make you Hitler.
On the bright side, Politifact is the least threatening version of the Gestapo the world has ever seen.
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Tags: Adolf Hitler, Barack Obama, Nazis, Wall Street Journal
* James Lipton teaches Romney how to act authentic. In other words, like an oxymoron.
* Larry King is the king, nay, emperor of dubstep, from Funny or Die.
* Before President Obama could endorse gay marriage, he had to do a lot of vetting.
* Behind the Pen: The Chinese Threat, from The Onion.
* Fabulous tyrants, dictators & popes, from Scott Scheidly.
Tags: Adolf Hitler, Barack Obama, Catholic Church, Daily Links, Funny or Die, Kim Jong Il, Larry King, Marriage Equality, Mitt Romney
According to the immutable principles of Godwin’s law, "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1."
Apparently, the rule also applies to presidential campaigns…
Texas Gov. Rick Perry today compared the GOP's quest to defeat President Barack Obama to one of the deadliest battles of the D-Day landings in Normandy in 1944.
"This election is about stopping a president of the United States and his administration that is abusing the Constitution of this country, that is putting America on a track to bankruptcy," Perry told a hotel ballroom packed with more than 200 volunteers.
"It is a powerful moment in Americans' history, and you are on the front lines," he added. "This is Concord. This is Omaha Beach. This is going up the hill realizing that the battle is worth winning."
If the GOP’s fight to unseat the President is like D-Day and the Battle of Concord, then that makes Obama both Hitler and King George III. Rick Perry probably would have picked a third figure, but there are no world leaders named "Oops."
Actually, Perry’s not too far off. I think we all remember from history class that time Hitler tried to give Germans universal health care and green energy options. Or the time King George oppressed his American subjects by trying to cut the payroll tax.
The proper analogy here isn't WWII or the Revolutionary War; it's Pearl Harbor. No, not that Pearl Harbor. I mean the gaffe Newt Gingrich made by comparing his inability to get on the Virginia ballot to the slaughter of thousands of American soldiers at Pearl Harbor. Perry should really quit while he's
aheadbehind and leave the garbled, hyperbolic historical analogies to a pro.
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Tags: Adolf Hitler, Iowa, Iowa Caucus, Nazis, Newt Gingrich, Republicans, Rick Perry