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  • John Sununu Calls President Obama a Pot-Smoking, Un-American Hawaiian

    Yesterday Mitt Romney ad was pulled due to a copyright infringement claim. Who owns the songs of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers? Because they should sue both campaigns for extreme pettiness.

    In retaliation over recent comments made by the Obama campaign that Mitt Romney was either a felon or a liar, the Romney camps sent John Sununu, a man who once used a government limo to buy $5,000 worth of stamps (which sounds like a scene from the world's least imaginative Ferris Bueller sequel), to explain how the American system functions

    "[Obama] has no idea how the American system functions, and we shouldn’t be surprised about that, because he spent his early years in Hawaii smoking something, spent the next set of years in Indonesia, another set of years in Indonesia, and, frankly, when he came to the U.S. he worked as a community organizer, which is a socialized structure, and then got into politics in Chicago."

    Then he boarded a government jet to even-worse comment city, making this statement in a conference call with journalists

    "I wish this president would learn how to be an American."

    And that's coming from a guy who was born in Cuba. If he learned how to be an American over there, then Cuba truly has a great education system. When pressed further, he backtracked a bit saying he meant this comment only in reference to the "American formula for creating business."

    Can't wait until tomorrow when the Obama campaign sends one of it's surrogates to claim Mitt Romney is a time-traveling, younger version of Mr. Potter from It's a Wonderful Life.

    Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images News/Getty Images


    Tags: American, Barack Obama, John Sununu, Mitt Romney
  • Pizza Patrón's Spanish Language Promo Es Muy Controversial

    What's more American than ordering a pizza? Nothing. Not even béisbol or apple cinnamon churros. But that's not what some uptight patriots are saying after hearing about Dallas-based pizza chain Pizza Patrón's new promotion to give away a free pepperoni pizza on June 5th to anyone who orders in Spanish

    "Maybe they thought it was a cute thing to do, but I think it's discrimination," says Marcela Gomez, president of Hispanic Marketing Group, a Latino marketing firm in Nashville. "As an advertising agency, I would never recommend this to my client."

    Marcela Gomez must not watch the popular TV show Hombres Locos. If there's one thing lead character Juan Jamon says, it's that there's no such thing as bad press, especially when it annoys conservatives…

    One conservative group doesn't like it, either. "It seems to punish people who can't speak Spanish, and I resent that," says Peter Thomas, chairman of the Conservative Caucus, which advocates English as the nation's spoken language. "In public areas, people should be speaking English, and that includes pizza parlors."

    Pizza Patrón seems to love raising cejas. The restaurant also recently announced that they'd begin accepting pesos as payment. I don't know about you, but finding a peso seems a lot harder than Googling a Spanish translation of "I'd like to order one pepperoni pizza, please."

    Mr. Thomas does have one thing right, though. People should be speaking English in public areas, including pizza parlors. In fact, why are we even calling it a pizza? That's eyetalian. We should be calling them freezzas, because this is the land of the free.  Where anyone can start a business and market themselves to whomever they want, as long as they don't speak any other language.

    Photo by Dave Einsel/Stringer/Getty Images/Getty Images


    Tags: American, Conservatives, Food, Hispanic, Latino, Racism, Texas
  • Our Endorsements: Gingrich Gold

    * Newt Gingrich's ladder to success, from Funny or Die.

    * Stand-up comedian Todd Glass steps out of the closet to talk the politics of being gay on Marc Maron's WTF Podcast.

    * It was a good and bad night in Harlem at the Obama fundraiser.

    * From Jimmy Kimmel, Rick Perry gets voted off American Idol.

    *Laughter is the best medicine for Newt Gingrich, from Buzzfeed.

    * Photos of Mitt Romney near black people, from National Lampoon.


    Tags: American, Barack Obama, CNN, Daily Links, Debates, Funny or Die, Herman Cain, Jimmy Kimmel, LGBT, Marriage Equality, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Todd Glass