For those of you keeping count, the official period between a unifying national triumph and the moment you can start shamelessly profiting from it is down to one year…
Adm. William McRaven, who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, said Thursday that the filmmakers making a movie about the raid received no help from his staff.
Wait, they're making a movie about the bin Laden mission? And they didn't ask for my input? I've been kicking potential titles around for months. Like Pakistan's Most Wanted, or 3:10 to Abbottabad, or Raiders of the Lost Dork. (That last one re-imagines bin Laden as the Steve Urkel of the jihadist movement.)
The point is, Republicans aren't feeling this movie. In fact, they tend to hate all theatrical oversimplifications of foreign affairs that aren't 24. And I know what you're thinking: Republicans don't want a big screen reminder of President Obama's greatest success overseas. But there's more to it…
House Homeland Security Chairman Pete King (R-N.Y.) said Wednesday the filmmakers had a "potentially dangerous collaboration" with the White House and Obama administration.
Very dangerous! How was Obama to know that the filmmakers weren't disguised terrorists themselves? Hmm?
Exactly. But when you get down to it, this whole thing might be blown out of proportion. The raid was actually pretty straightforward…
"There was nothing, frankly, overly sensitive about the raid. We did 11 other raids much like that in Afghanistan that night," McRaven said, according to Reuters. "From a military standpoint, this was a standard raid and really not very sexy."
That hurts — I haven't felt this way since learning Santa isn't real. Or that Obama is probably American after all.
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Tags: Barack Obama, Fox News, George Clooney, Hollywood, Homophobia, Joe Biden, LGBT, Marriage Equality, Money, Movies
Wherever there's a fight, so hungry people can eat, Mitt Romney will be there. Wherever there's a cop beatin' up a guy, Mitt Romney will be there. He'll be in the way guys yell when they're mad. He'll be in the way kids laugh when they're hungry and they know supper's ready, and when the people are eatin' the stuff they raise and livin' in the houses they build, Mitt Romney will be there, too.
And then he'll push them down and forcible cut all the hair from their heads because they kinda look gay.
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You ever look at a person and try to figure out which iconic character from an '80s-era teen-themed movie they were back in school? Because we all were one of them. Some of us were Lane Meyer from Better Off Dead. Some of us were John Bender from The Breakfast Club. Some small few of us were Ferris Bueller. Some of us were Ducky. (Actually a lot of us were Ducky.)
Mitt Romney — as an 18-year-old senior at Cranbrook prep school on Bloomfield Hills, Michigan — just so happens to have been "Sweep the Leg Johnny" from The Karate Kid…
John Lauber, a soft-spoken new student one year behind Romney, was perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality. Now he was walking around the all-boys school with bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye, and Romney wasn't having it.
"He can't look like that. That's wrong. Just look at him!" an incensed Romney told Matthew Friedemann, his close friend in the Stevens Hall dorm, according to Friedemann’s recollection. Mitt, the teenaged son of Michigan Gov. George Romney, kept complaining about Lauber's look, Friedemann recalled.
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Absent a continued Rick Santorum candidacy, Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen, dictator of the Republic of Wadiya (known in some circles as Sacha Baron Cohen) gave his "full support" to presidential candidate "Mitchell Romney" in a recent press conference…
"I give my full support to Mitchell Romney. He has the makings of a great dictator. He is incredibly wealthy but pays no taxes, and it's not much of a leap to go from firing people to firing squads, and from putting pets on the top of a car to putting political dissidents on top of them."
Say what you will, it's by far the most enthusiastic endorsement Romney's received in a long while.
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