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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Standup Meltdown

From the slim ranks of comedians that proudly display right-wing leanings comes this rather sad opinion piece:
Freud called it displacement. People fixate on the environment when they can't deal with real threats. Combating the climate gives nonhawks a chance to look tough. They can flex their muscle for Mother Nature, take a preemptive strike at an SUV. Forget the Patriot Act, it's Kyoto that'll save you.
I believe stand-up comic Julia Gorin wants Ben Stein's job as an absurd Republican apologist.

More Republicans fixated on the environment:

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, hugs a 63-pound king salmon she caught July 7 along the Kenai River in Alaska.

From an annual fundraiser July 6-10 for conservation of habitat along the Kenai River.
Alaska's other U.S. senator, Ted Stevens, and Gov. Frank Murkowski co-hosted this year's event. It drew about 200 people, many of them lobbyists and executives from major U.S. industries.

Others senators attending this year were Kit Bond of Missouri, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Larry Craig of Idaho, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Pat Roberts of Kansas and John Sununu of New Hampshire. All are Republicans.
Right-wing comedians and stand-up comics can't find work because you can't make that much fun of people, left or right, enjoying themselves in this great big green world.


Professor Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Center for American Progress has kicked off a campaign for American energy independence called Kick the Oil Habit. Find out more and take the pledge at www.KickTheOilHabit.org and watch Mark Pike and his buddies try to drive across the US using only ethanol - their video blog is available on You Tube. We need your help - you can make a difference - contribute to the collective genius (and bring a friend). Thanks!

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