* The art of walking down the hall and talking like The West Wing, from Funny or Die.
* A McSweeney's column about women and fighting.
* Seth Meyers shakes President Obama's hand like an idiot.
* Jimmy Fallon weighs the pros and cons of Gingrich dropping out.
* White House "advisress" says Secret Service scandal didn't affect security, from The Onion.
Tags: Daily Links, Jimmy Fallon, Newt Gingrich, Secret Service, Seth Meyers, White House, Women's Rights
When your parent is a Beltway bureaucrat, participating in Take Your Child to Work Day can be kind of a drag. Well, except when your mom or dad works at the State Department.
This year, children there learned less about work and more about working girls…
Children participating in the State Department’s "Take Your Child to Work Day" Thursday were treated to a salacious question-and-answer period on the sex scandals now rocking the Secret Service.
Indeed, reporters paid no heed to the fact that young kids were present in the day’s media briefing, asking awkward questions about prostitutes and strippers involved in developing Secret Service scandals in Colombia and Brazil.
Prostitution was mentioned four times in the briefing, "sex" seven times and "strippers" once. "Club," as in strip club, was mention three times.
Best Take Your Child to Work Day ever! Or, at least since the Clinton impeachment trial.
In any case, it must have been interesting for those kids to hear call girls mentioned in the same breath as DC politicians. One group is made up of shameless prostitutes who will do practically anything for money, and the other are Colombian escorts.
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Tags: Brazil, Children, Colombia, Prostitution, Secret Service, Sex, State Department
Coverage continues with Samantha Bee and Jessica Williams after the jump.
The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11/10c.
Tags: Colombia, Jessica Williams, Jon Stewart, Prostitution, Samantha Bee, Sarah Palin, Scandalgate, Secret Service, Sex, The Daily Show, Video
* Robert Hatch-Miller's 35-minute documentary REPUBLICAN DAD is well worth your time.
* Splitsider talks about TV's latest vice: Veep.
* From Funny or Die, President Obama supports the Tupac hologram.
* George H.W. Bush wonders where his Secret Service detail went, from The Onion.
* Jay Leno claims Republicans love to laugh at themselves, so apparently Democrats have something in common with them.
Tags: Daily Links, Democrats, George H.W. Bush, HBO, Jay Leno, Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, Republicans, Secret Service, The Onion, vice president
All over Capitol Hill, officials are eager to investigate the scandal involving 11 Secret Service agents who were sent home from their assignment in Colombia after at least some of them brought prostitutes back to their hotel. Everyone knows exchanging favors for cash is in the purview of Congress, not Colombian sex workers. So we can expect thorough hearings on this vile attempt to break the Congressional whoring monopoly.
But hopefully not so thorough as to include the lead offered by Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council…
Then, of course, under the President's thumb, Congress introduced a new chapter of promiscuity into the U.S. military by overturning "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," followed by a seven month "coming out" party for homosexual servicemen. And all the while, the State Department is overseas trying to strong-arm other countries into accepting its views on contraception, abortion, homosexuality, and premarital sex.
Is it any wonder this country is suffering from an ethical identity crisis? This is what comes of an administration that systematically destroys the moral foundations of our military, government service, and public schools. On one hand, the administration has tried to force our military to embrace homosexuality by making unnatural and immoral sex legal — and on the other, it's outraged that its military is engaging in another form of legal but immoral sex. (Prostitution is permissible in Colombia's "tolerated zones.") Both behaviors are inappropriate, unhealthy, and destructive. Yet only one seems to incense government officials.
If this seems a bit muddled, that's because it is. But this culture of moral confusion is inevitable when American leaders push a radical social policy that arbitrarily gives sexual license to some and condemns it from others.
It's true that the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell has had an effect on the military. I recently learned that Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno has a Pinterest account, which means 1) the gays have taken over our military public affairs divisions and 2) the terrorists have won.
Despite this, I still think gay service members are integral parts of the military who should be allowed to serve openly. Think about it, if gay soldiers can force heterosexual Secret Service agents and Marines to have sex, by virtue of merely existing, is there anything they can't do?
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Tags: Colombia, DADT, Family Research Council, LGBT, Military, Pinterest, Prostitution, Secret Service, Sex, Tony Perkins