One may excuse idiot bimbo Sarah Palin's violent "lock and load" analogies, because she's the abstinence professor who was so persuasive within her own household that her daughter got knocked up by some hirsute dogsledder whose fake vows of marriage were so transparent as to be ludicrous. How's that one-parent family going now, Ms. Barracuda?
But throwing around words like "torture" and rape" is far less than amusing. P+J refer to Kerry King, the Republican candidate for general treasurer, who was recently quoted as saying, "Powerful public sector unions have raped the taxpayers with their excesses." Rape is an ugly, obscene, and vicious crime, which hardly merits any comparison to what goes on in the field of politics. For King to use the word to address the popular Tea Party notion of what is wrong with Rhode Island makes it even more shameful.
P+J wouldn't give King a nickel to hold for us as the state's chief financial officer. If the notion of rape being equitable to pension reform is his concept of a clever approach, he should not even be on the ballot, however desperate the GOP is.
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We're sorry, but since our coverage of the World Cup has been so magnificent — didn't we tell you in advance about the US, Italy, France, and England being bound to proverbially defecate the bed — we must deliver some news that makes the vuvuzelas seem acceptable.
The July 5 edition of USA Today featured a front-page story dedicated almost entirely to our friend Linc Chafee's independent run for governor. But what drew P+J's jaded eyes was the AP story about South Korean soccer fans. There was a "168 percent increase in sales of adult diapers" reported by South Korean retailer Home Plus, which "credits fans gathered at big outdoor World Cup rallies, unwilling to miss one minute of action."
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When you tell a lie enough, sometimes people end up believing it.
At least that seems to be GOP head Michael Steele's view of the world, when he declared the conflict in Afghan-istan was "a war of Obama's choosing."
Nice try, Mikey. Remember who got us into both Afghanistan and Iraq? The little draft-dodging weasel who is now hiding under his bed in Crawford, Texas! How many trips has Little Creep made to Walter Reed since he pulled out of town with his wife, she of the glimmering driving record?
The fact that the Rhode Island Republican Party brought Steele to the state last week is proof that they are clueless, since even John McCain, their 2008 banner carrier, refuted Steele's imbecilic remarks. Too bad Ann Coulter was booked, she would have been a big hit.
GAG REFLEX OR REFLEX GAG?
There is no more anticipated TV event at Casa Diablo than the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island, for all the obvious reasons. Suffice it to say the Boom Boom Room is packed with our superior friends to watch Joey "Jaws" Chestnut choke down 54 wieners in 10 minutes, as was the case this year as our man again won the contest.