* Benetton's new Unhate ad campaign is extremely effective (at making me feel really weird).
* The Awl has discovered a collection of recipes from top U.S. politicians including John F. Kennedy and Adalai Stevenson. Unfortunately, it's pretty old, so Mike Huckabee's popcorn fried squirrel is not to be found.
* Occupy Karl Rove went over better than expected.
* It turns out President Obama is worth less than $51,000 in crocodile attack insurance. There goes about a third of his economic recovery plan.
Tags: Advertising, Animals, Barack Obama, Food, Hugo Chavez, John Kennedy, Karl Rove, Mike Huckabee, Occupy Wall Street, Pork Barrel
Every year, starting about five minutes ago, we at Indecision choose a handful of lucky nominees for a handful of categories to be in the running for the very prestigious Biggest Douchebag Awards.
This year, we are lucky to find ourselves being sponsored by Denis Leary's brand new, soon-to-drop Comedy Central special Douchebags & Donuts, which coincidentally has the word "douchebags" in its title. Synchronicity!
Here are the nominees. You choose the winners!
The Biggest Douchebag in the Republican Party
More nominees after the jump.
Denis Leary's Douchebags & Donuts premiers on Comedy Central Sunday, January 16 at 10pm / 9c.
Tags: Ben Nelson, Bill Maher, Eric Cantor, Glenn Beck, Harry Reid, Hugo Chavez, Iran, Italy, James Carville, Joe Barton, John Edwards, John McCain, Juan Williams, Karl Rove, Keith Olbermann, Kim Jong Il, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Michael Moore, Michele Bachmann, Michelle Malkin, North Korea, Pat Robertson, Rahm Emanuel, Rod Blagojevich, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Silvio Berlusconi, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez — a.k.a. the most reasonable person in South America — has just about had it with a certain international terrorist organization, hellbent on upsetting the status quo and overthrowing society as we know it.
I'm speaking, of course, of Twitter…
After an unprecedented demonstration in the virtual social network Twitter, where thousands of messages calling for his resignation and called for Venezuela to press freedom and opinion, the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, asked the National Assembly deputies to prepare a law to control the Internet…
Twitter could be declared 'a tool of terror' because the deputies, responding to the presidential request, said they will intervene "for the welfare of the people", eliminating terrorist threats posed by social networks.
If there were only some way to figure out how these terrorists were communicating with one another.
(via Boing Boing)
Tags: Hugo Chavez, Terrorism, Twitter, Venezuela
You really can't get anything past the Venezuelan media, can you?
Both a Venezuelan state-owned radio and television properties zeroed in on a secret U.S. "weapon of earthquakes" as the cause of the earthquake that struck Haiti last week causing a death toll could exceed 200,000 according to some sources.
On the website of Radio Nacional de Venezuela (RNV) are published statements of the university professor, Vladimir Acosta, a regular contributor to the media controlled by the government of Hugo Chávez, accusing the U.S. of wanting to make Haiti a protectorate under the guise of the natural disaster.
But to further the conspiracy theory, argued that "we have the worrisome suspicion that this earthquake may be associated with the project called HAARP, a system that can generate violent and unexpected changes in climate."
The idea that President Obama would use a weather-controlling weapon to cause the Haitian earthquake is absurd.
That would involve formulating a plan and making a decision.
(via Andrew Sullivan)
Tags: Barack Obama, Climate Change, Haiti, Hugo Chavez, Venezuela
You may have already seen this photograph of drug-addled, bane-of-music Courtney Love snuggling with insane, communist dictator Hugo Chavez at some kind of convention for horrible people held recently in New York (where else?)…
But what you haven't seen — what this photograph is obscuring, through clever lighting and some simple Photoshopping — is everyone else who was also at the convention and originally included in the picture before press agents and P.R. firms stepped in to hide the truth.
What we have here — exclusively! — after the jump is the original, unedited photograph taken at the horrible person convention before it fell victim to any computer trickery…
Tags: Hugo Chavez, Music, Venezuela