09 September 2008

Chicken Littles in Hollywood

Adam McKay is best known for the hilarious romp of a comedy, Anchorman, but now that the election season is upon us, he feels the need to swim way outside his lane and self-righteously pontificate to all the little people out here in blog land. Where else to do this but the Huffington Post, a place where you can get lame celebrity gossip mixed up with god-awful political commentary about that evil Halliburton-controlled conservative media (fuck you Rove!). Basically, Mr. McKay says that all morally, upright citizens need to start putting their noses to the grindstone or "We're Gonna Frickin' Lose This Thing!" Many on the right (Jules Crittenden, Moonbattery, Dirty Harry) have stated that this is a sign of the inevitable demise of the Obama campaign apparatus, but I was most taken aback by this comment:

Something is not right. We have a terrific candidate and a terrific VP candidate. We're coming off the worst eight years in our country's history. Six of those eight years the Congress, White House and even the Supreme Court were controlled by the Republicans and the last two years the R's have filibustered like tantrum throwing 4-year-olds, yet we're going to elect a Republican who voted with that leadership 90% of the time and a former sportscaster who wants to teach Adam and Eve as science?
C'mon, dude. The last 8 years haven't been swell, but the worst ever in American history? What about the Civil War: 600K Americans dead, gangrenous limbs getting hacked off left and right, and a schism in the country that still sorta exists 150 years later? That shit sucked.

Did Guns N' Roses lie to us?

This campaign is incredibly passionate for a lot of people, but silly hyperbole just confirms a certain nuttiness that liberals have long been accused of (see yippies invading Disneyland, as an example).