Things have cooled off from yesterday, as Senate leaders seemed to have found a way to avert government shutdown, putting today's Foo Alert level at Yellow, or Monkeywrench.
Also showing that we are on the better path to sanity, remember two years ago when everyone was freaking out about how President Obama wanted to speak to school children and encourage them to do well in school and everyone decided it was a socialist plot to indoctrinate our children? Awwww, it was like the Tea Party's first tooth. Well, President Obama gives the same speech tomorrow and there is not a peep of protest.
Also, in an encouraging sign that people are willing to take back their country, folks were protesting outside a $30,000 a plate fundraiser for Speaker Boehner and a few Central Texas Congressmen. Along with the ongoing protests to occupy Wall St, these are encouraging signs. "Monkeywrench"-type encouraging signs.
Oh, and Ron Paul was on The Daily Show. The full interview is here.
Meanwhile, College Republicans at UC Berkeley are having their "inherently racist bake sale" which charges white men more for baked goods than women and minorities. Oh, how clever. How's that working out for you? Being clever? They should just rename it the "We're a bunch of assholes bake sale."
And finally, in what is one of the most hilarious political turns since Alec Baldwin played Rick Perry on SNL, Rick Perry called President Obama's comments on climate change "outrageous" and saying that he was politicizing our recent wildfires, which we covered here. Yes, yes, OBAMA is politicizing climate change, not the guy who claims scientists are on the take and manipulating data. For the record, Obama said the following about how out of touch Republicans are with America:
"I mean, has anybody been watching the debates lately? You've got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change... You've got audiences cheering at the prospect of somebody dying because they don't have health care and booing a service member in Iraq because they're gay. That's not reflective of who we are. This is a choice about the fundamental direction of our country. 2008 was an important direction. 2012 is a more important election."
We couldn't agree more.