Bil Browning

You might have missed it roundup

Filed By Bil Browning | February 28, 2008 8:45 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Weekly Reader
Tags: Avram Finkelstein, Comedy Central, coming out of the closet, conservative politics, John McCain, Lil' Bush, SSN, vice president, Warren Buffett

Some of the stories winding their way around the internet that haven't made it to full posts yet:

  • Comedy Central's Lil' Bush cartoon will be back for a 2nd season. From the press release: "the Lil' Dems, featuring Lil' Hillary Clinton, Lil' Barack Obama (voiced by Tim Meadows), Lil' Al Gore and Lil' Nancy Pelosi, are joined this season by new characters including Lil' John Edwards and Tiny Dennis Kucinich. Republican reinforcements for the new season include Lil' Rudy Giuliani, Lil' Mitt Romney, Lil' Fred Thompson and the mastermind himself, M.C. Karl Rove (voiced by Kevin Federline)."
  • Queerty has a fascinating interview with Avram Finkelstein, the artist behind Silence=Death.
  • "I Married a Gay Man" by Anonymous on MSNBC. Definitely an interesting read.
  • Warren Buffet for Vice-President?
  • National conservative leaders are demanding McCain "assure" them by signing on to 8 "Common sense conservative assurances." I've listed them after the jump. They're a hoot.

We ask you to please encourage us to work FOR your election by letting your actions convince us we can trust you on the issues important to “Common Sense Conservatives.” To that end we have drafted the following Eight “Common Sense Conservative Assurances” - eight opportunities for you to demonstrate you hear and understand our concerns and are willing to govern more from a position of conservative principle than a particular personal ideology. If you are unwilling to demonstrate such assurance in the middle of an election to secure and consolidate your hard working base, we would be naive to believe you would somehow do so if elected President. Thus we stand on these issues and ask for your assurance on:

  1. Life Assurance: Pledge to support and sign a Human Life Amendment that protects all human life.
  2. Judicial Assurance: Pledge as President that you would re-nominate the conservative judges your actions sacrificed.
  3. Taxes Assurance: Words are not enough, SIGN the No New Taxes pledge now.
  4. Immigration Assurance: Pledge to close and secure the border and to enforce immigration law.
  5. Free Speech Assurance: Support legislative changes to McCain-Feingold to protect citizens’ free speech, political associations, and activities.
  6. Marriage Assurance: We ask for your pledge to support a Federal Marriage Amendment.
  7. Security, Energy and Environment Assurance: Pledge first to open ANWAR to energy exploration and build more refineries in a way that shows proper respect for our environment, and then promise to veto any attempts by Congress to cap CO2 or bind us to international law.
  8. Respect for Conservatives Assurance: Pledge to dignify the Reagan legacy by respecting ALL conservatives and should you become the Republican nominee publicly offer to make Governor Mike Huckabee your running mate.

Because you're not a conservative unless you love Ronald Reagan, Mike Huckabee and drilling for oil in Alaska...


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Number 7 is the one that amazes me ...in addition to Alaska oil-drilling, of course, with no caps on CO2 emissions, it won't be long before millions of retired Americans can stay right where they are, in Minnesota and Wisconsin and thereabouts, instead of having to move to Florida and Arizona to avoid the cold winters. In other words, "Screw future generations so that we don't have to change our cushy, gas-guzzling habits."

My, my, my --- how "conservative" can you get? What exactly is being "conserved"?