For reasons that are completely unfathomable to me, Barack Obama willingly chose to spend Superbowl Sunday talking about how health care reform is going to be murdered by the Supreme Court and why everyone in America hates him with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly.
If you haven't seen it, man, I can't in all honesty say I recommend it. But if you're feeling a little masochistic this cold Monday morning, here's the video…
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You've no doubt heard by now that the situation in Egypt has gone from relatively peaceful to violent and even deadly this week. As both The Daily Show and Colbert Report discussed last night, even CNN's Anderson Cooper was punched ten times by supporters of Autocratic President Hosni Mubarek. As I understand it, that registers right between Christiane Amanpour's car getting rocked back and forth and Brian Williams getting kneed in the sweets on the State Department's Political Unrest Scale.
More Egypt coverage can be found after the jump.
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The thing about these protests in Egypt is that there's no guarantee that whomever seizes control of the country will allow democracy to blossom. Anyone could wind up on top. Could be the Muslim Brotherhood. Could be the Muslim Sisterhood. Could be the Muslim Unclehood. That would be tough on everybody in the Middle East. Can you imagine all the corny jokes and time that would be devoted to restoring old cars on the front lawn? What if it was the Muslim Grandmotherhood? I don't think that that region of the globe has enough hard candies to support a regime like that.
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I don't know about you, but all the news about the demonstrations in Egypt has really forced me to bone up on the government over there. Turns out I didn't really have a totally clear picture. For example, did you know Hosni Mubarek isn't a Pharoah? It's true. Next thing you know they'll be telling us he doesn't even live in a pyramid. Anyway, here's coverage of the unrest from last night's Daily Show and Colbert Report:
More after the jump.
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Contrary to popular American opinion, Egypt is not just a mythical place invented to enliven the occasional history textbook and Brendan Fraser flick. In fact, it is a real nation with real people and a real army. The people are currently doing something very normal and common that has occurred throughout history (i.e., attempting to overthrow their government.)
But the army is up to some kind of weird shenanigans we can’t quite fathom…
The Egyptian Army announced Monday for the first time that it would not fire on protesters, even as tens of thousands of people gathered in central Liberation Square for a seventh day to shout for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. WHOA. Whooooa. An armed branch of the government that refuses to fire on protesters? Is this… some kind of elaborate prank?
Sure, the protesters and the army seem to be united in their distaste for Mubarak’s triple-decade dictatorship, but… isn’t it the job of armed government forces to fire on unarmed protesters? Haven't these people heard of Kent State, the Seattle WTO protests, the Boston Massacre, Russian Bloody Sunday, Irish Bloody Sunday, the Tianenmen Square Massacre, the Freedom Flotilla and pretty much every day in the lives of dissidents in most nations on earth?
The only logical explanation is that the Egyptian Army was — like the Egyptian Pyramids — designed, created and is currently managed by wacky aliens from outer space. Mystery solved! May the alien-human joint revolution proceed peacefully, and may this union once again result in ginormous tourist attractions.
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