Saturday, May 17, 2008

Random Saturday stuff

Barely Political had a bit of fun with video of Bill O'Reilly's vintage "Inside Edition" meltdown. My husband and I watched this three or four times on Olbermann last night and laughed uproariously every time.

Okay, generally I think Chris Matthews is a sexist, prejudiced jerk, but this week I loved him a little. Watch Tweety (TM Daily Kos) take down a loud-mouthed conservative parrot.

I'm sure my Matthews hate will return next week.

File this under: The truly sad state of things. From Mother Jones:

Lately, I've seen some changes at the two Starbucks that live less than a block away from the Mother Jones office. Last month, they both started pushing a new blend called "Pike Place Roast" as their regular drip coffee, as part of a campaign to compete with brisk coffee sales at Dunkin' Donuts and McDonald's. As part of the campaign, Starbucks re-introduced its 1971 brown-and-white logo featuring a two-tailed mermaid. Okay, technically it's a siren, but regardless, the image of a female figure brazenly spreading its tails has made a few Christians vow to boycott the company.

"The Starbucks logo has a naked woman on it with her legs spread like a prostitute," explains alarmist Mark Dice, of a Christian group called The Resistance. "Need I say more? It's extremely poor taste, and the company might as well call themselves Slutbucks." Read more...
Exactly how did that meeting of The Resistance go? Did the members gather to discuss which of the world's ills their more than 3,000 Christian soldiers worldwide should tackle? Poverty? No. Hunger? Uh-uh. Cyclone victims in Myanmar? They were probably heathens. Victims of violence in Darfur? Ditto. Twenty-two dead in last weekend's mid-U.S. tornadoes? At least they were Americans...but no. Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! Has anybody seen the tawdry siren on the new Starbucks logo? Now THAT is a problem that Jesus would have been all over. You know how he spent all his time preaching to the Pharisees about his Father's disdain for retro logos. Amen!



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