According to a new poll from Gallup, the United States Congress is currently hovering at a record low 13 percent approval rating. But, less than a month ago, a CBS/NYT poll clocked congressional approval at a staggering 9 percent, which you've got to admit is kind of impressive.
Do you have any idea how hard it is to reach depths that low in the United States where we are not exactly famous for our discerning taste? (Double down anyone?) As such, I suspect there was at least a modicum of pride at work when Sen. Michael Bennet took to the Senate floor to unveil this chart putting his legislative body's accomplishment into its proper context…
Suck it, Hugo Chavez!
You too, Paris Hilton and Watergate-era Richard Nixon!
Tags: Colorado, Fidel Castro, House of Representatives, Michael Bennet, Paris Hilton, Polls, Richard Nixon, Senate
All the fun and hilarity of listening to NPR plus all the fun and hilarity of something actually fun and hilarious…
Former GOP chairman Ken Mehlman came out of the closet: this is old news to anyone who was smart enough to play the award-winning film MILK backwards through their VCR.
Glenn Beck's 'restoring honor' rally served as the perfect reminder that amidst confusing diversity and unsettling social complexities, at least we can all agree on one thing: God roolz.
More Tworld News after the jump…
Tags: 8/28 Rally, Arizona, Bristol Palin, Cocaine, Drugs, Energy & Oil, France, Glenn Beck, Gulf Coast, Haggard's Law, Iran, Iraq, John McCain, Ken Mehlman, LGBT, Paris Hilton, Primaries, Republicans, Senate, The Emmys, Tworld News, United Nations
Sarah Palin hasn't even eaten her first White House mooseburger, but she's already shattered a glass ceiling.
She has officially ended Paris Hilton's 456-week run at the top of the "Lycos 50"!
The Lycos 50 is a list of the most searched terms on Lycos.com, which is kind of like a list of the most popular surfing beaches in Lichtenstein. But that didn't stop a Lycos employee from getting incredibly worked up over the news…
"To make No. 1 and pass Paris Hilton and YouTube and Pam Anderson and Britney Spears is absolutely phenomenal, especially when it's a politician," said Kathy O'Reilly, spokeswoman for Lycos. "That never, ever happens."
You know what also never, ever happens? Selecting a vice presidential candidate who got only 30,697 more people to vote for her for governor (114,697) than your opponent got to attend a campaign rally (84,000). Or one who threatens Russia with war in her first public interview.
But fair is fair. Sarah Palin beat out Paris Hilton on the Lycos charts and anyone who doesn't praise her for this is a sexist.
Wonder how well she did on The Google?
Tags: Paris Hilton, Sarah Palin
This summer, John McCain's campaign produced an ad calling Barack Obama the biggest celebrity in the world and equating him with Paris Hilton. This was meant to sting, since celebrities are out of touch with things like small-town values. That's why there are no celebrities in the McCain campaign. Take Sarah Palin. Why, in just the last two weeks she has…
…homespun-edly pulled down the highest ratings of anyone in convention coverage history;
…industriously turned Joe Biden into the drama-free vice presidential candidate;
…rolled up her sleeves to make millions for hard-working lens manufacturers;
…and inspired a line of super hero/school girl action figures, just like your grandma from Kenosha.
Yep, it's a good thing Sarah Palin is just a down-to-Earth hockey mom and not a celebrity, like Barack Obama.
Tags: Barack Obama, John McCain, Paris Hilton, Sarah Palin
Dying to know more about that video of Paris Hilton skewering John McCain from yesterday?
Among the things I discovered in this article was that it was written by Adam McKay — former head-writer of SNL, founding member of the Upright Citizen's Brigade back in Chicago, and writer/director of Anchorman, Talladega Nights and Step Brothers — and Paris Hilton refused money and just shot it for fun.
Oh, and also…
The 24-year-old heiress memorized her entire monologue, which included Hilton outlining her energy plan, in an online video spoof posted on Funny or Die, the comedy Web site's content director said.
At first, I thought, Wow! She didn't use any cue cards?
And then I thought, Wait a minute, can she even read?
Tags: Barack Obama, Energy & Oil, John McCain, Paris Hilton