Uh oh. Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist — an actual heart surgeon who is best known crazy anti-science things like this — just recently made Bill Maher — a man who was recently honored for a reasonable thing like this — look like Bill Frist.
And that is not a good thing…
Mr. Maher recently told his Twitter followers that people who get flu shots are "idiots."
(For the record, here's that tweet: "If u get a swine flu shot ur an idiot." U r gng 2 hav 2 xcuse his spllng. Hes supr hip!!! Anyway, shall we continue?)
Tags: Bill Maher, Health, Senate, Swine Flu
* Best headline of the day: "Prosecutor Won't Let Bill Richardson Put Probe Behind Him" – Maybe Richardson should start him off with a little wine.
* What's up with Michele Bachmann and God? Is she maybe seeing other deities?
* Will the Swine Flu cause Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart to get super angry?*
* Obama's "green jobs czar" demands to know the truth about ridiculous 9/11 conspiracy theory.
Tags: Bill Richardson, Health, Health Care, Michele Bachmann, Pork Barrel, Swine Flu
They Were Asking For It: Ladies and germs, the thirteen people responsible for helping America make an awkward transition from civilized beacon of civilization, to barbaric, medieval fiefdom of torture. Bra-VO! [salon.com]
Drug Thugs Prison-Proof: In the pre-post-apocalyptic world that is Mexico, a phalanx of twenty narco-storm troopers traipsed into a prison and freed fifty inmates, who are all likely affiliated with one of the powerful drug cartels the Mexican government is warring with. [cnn.com]
Swine Flu Fatality: Do not panic, but the dreaded swine flu has claimed it's first victim in New York City. Oh heck, panic. Because the media wants to reinforce that this story is about you, not about one family's sudden, tragic loss. [ap.com]
It Burns When I Pee: Once upon a time, there was a little boy who had a fish living in his peehole. This is bad news for this unfortunate young man, and bad news for those with dude-specific genitalia. [news.com]
Tags: Donald Rumsfeld, Drugs, Mexico, Swine Flu, Torture
Dick Cheney Was Right: Get ready to stomp your little feet in anger, godless liberals: Richard Cohen is defending former Vice President and devout Jack Bauer superfan Dick Cheney. Say what you will about the guy, but he is really enjoying the raucous, national debate about torture in a way he never allowed while he was de facto Emperor. [washingtonpost.com]
You'll Be Sorry When You're Dead: When we're all dying of swine flu months from now, Anne Applebaum will be there to tell you "I told you so." We will look back on a couple weeks ago, and wish we had panicked a lot more than we did. Just to be safe, I'm storing Tamiflu in birthday balloons INSIDE my body. Thanks, Anne. [slate.com]
Sucks To Be Old: If private enterprise ran Social Security, then granddad would be seriously screwed. As it stands, Wall Street is over the barrel, and elderly entitlements are decades away from insolvency. James Ridgeway questions the recent hysteria over Social Security, and concludes it's just politicians drumming up drama so no one notices them taking money from the wrinkly to give to the cash-strapped, and monocle-enabled. [motherjones.com]
Please Support Senator Sunshine: Political Vulcan Nate Silver suggests that Democrats should quietly root for Florida Governor Charlie Crist's alleged desire to run for Senate. Besides the fact that he looks to be a shoo-in, Governor Crist is a moderate who might vote his conscious, as well as the will of his constituents, rather than the marching orders of inner-tube shaped talk radio demagogues. [fivethirtyeight.com]
Tags: Dick Cheney, Social Security, Swine Flu, The Blog Hole
From Russia With Doom: The Soviet Union has developed a Flux Capacitor, and has travelled from the past to the future! Because this past weekend, angry Russia swung it's death dork and warned the world to step off or else! They rolled out troops, tanks, jet planes and had them a good old fashioned Stalin-era strut. Breitbart.com brings the fear. [breitbart.com]
America Leads World In Plague: According to Yahoo, America is now #1… when it comes to Swine Flu. The US leads in H1N1 flu cases, surpassing pandemic culprit Mexico. We're all going to die. Fill your super-soakers with anti-bacterial hand lotion! Freebase Tamiflu! Set fire to snifflers! [yahoo.com]
They Are Watching You Poop: The FBI says it's new "high-tech tools" are for fighting "crime," reports ABC News. But you know and I know, they just want to get all up in your bidness. Listen into your conversations with mom! Check out what words you're using while playing Scrabble online! They are mouth-breathing and squinting while peeping you on the toilet! [abcnews.com]
In The Near Future, Human Fingernails Will Be The Only Currency: The economy is getting worst, and pretty soon, we'll all be standing in soup lines, and they'll pour scalding hot boot lace broth into our cupped hands because bowls will be too expensive. MSNBC reports that the US government is borrowing 50 cents for every dollar they are spending to staunch the blood spurting from the economy's sucking chest wound. [msnbc.com]
Tags: Economy, Great News/Bad News, Russia, Swine Flu