The thing I really admire about today's conservative is how far they will go to not allow themselves to be construed as "heartless." Like, they'll go right up to — but not including — behaving as a human being with empathy for other human beings.
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Here's the best news-related tweets of the week that you won't wanna Passover.
Ha! I knew the government wasn't going to shut down! Nice try you Red Commie Soviet bastards!
Donald Trump still maybe sorta definitely not kind of running for President.
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Sometimes I get halfway through a blog post when I stop and ask myself why I even care about its subject matter enough to write about it. And then I'm rationalize that it's easier to just finish up with this one than it is to scrap it and start over from scratch on another topic.
Well, that has nothing to do with this blog post, because this blog post is an incredibly important blog post!
Did you know that some people are naming their babies Palin? Gah?!
There are at least a few baby Palins out there. The number of families naming their babies Palin tripled from 2008 to 2009.
Is it an homage to the former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin? You betcha! The name’s popularity spiked when she arrived on the national political scene. Of course, many new parents are always on the prowl for new and unusual names – perhaps they just liked the sound of it…
The number of Palins recorded by the BabyCenter web site grew from 3 per million in 2008 to 20 in 2009, and down slightly to 16 in 2010.
What?! Sixteen whole people (Edit: per million, meaning around 4,900 people) named their babies after a weird cultural phenomenon last year? In America?! But we're known for our rational behavior. I simply cannot accept that.
I mean, that's nearly three-times more babies named Palin than the last time they checked for babies named Frodo. And that name's a classic.
Update: Thanks to Bad news in the comments for pointing out that I am stupid. 4,900 is definitely a lot more sad crazy people than 16. That said, it's still just a drop in the country's sad crazy bucket. We can be more sad crazy than this, America! We gave the world Pizza Pockets.
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Don't you hate how everybody's always slandering the Tea Party movement? Is there no better way for unscrupulous liberals to make make headlines than by disparaging the good intentions of a group of all-American patriotic grass roots protesters by calling them racists? A claim, I may add, for which there is not one shred of evidence. It just makes you sick to the bottom of your stomach to see such chicanery, does it not?
What is keeping America's fertility rate up are immigrants – both legal and illegal.
There are those in America who are continuously attacking the family, bent on redefining marriage and have established anti-family government programs. This has led to downward pressure on our national total fertility rate. All of these actions are done in the name of various causes such as: reducing unwanted pregnancies, delaying child bearing to further career goals and even promoting childlessness and promoting adoption as a better option.
Child bearing has become something distasteful to many women, an unwanted and painful experience to be avoided rather than embraced.
All of these programs, ideals and ideologies are doing one thing and one thing only – reducing America core TFR to the point of no return. The White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP) population in America is headed for extinction and with it our economy, well-being and survival as a uniquely America culture.
I'll bet some sad sack liberals out there will somehow find a way to twist that into something racist, too.
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* The Center for Immigration Studies (whatever that is) publishes brand new spine-tingling Terror Baby fantasy fiction!
* Michele Bachmann doubles down on stupid.
* Why oh why won't you people let Meghan McCain's dad go to Las Vegas?!
* Hillary Clinton will not serve a 2nd term as Secretary of State, nor is she interested in challenging Obama. Which totally means she is challenging Obama! Am I right?!
* The only thing less interesting than the manufactured controversy over Obama's picks for the NCAA tournament are Obama's picks for the NCAA tournament.
* Rep. Jean Schmidt: A vagina and a pro-choice stance do not belong on the same person.
* Today's forecast: Mostly sunny, with a slight chance of skin-burning radioactive fallout.
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